Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and Goran Dragic all took five-year deals with player options after four seasons in favor of higher risk-reward contracts.
Did the Bulls make the right moves on Wednesday by re-signing Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy?
Jimmy Butler, Bulls agree on 5-year deal
The deal is worth $90M, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Butler will have a player option for the fifth year of the deal, but the contract assures he will be in Chicago through the 2019-20 season.
The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year, $90 million maximum contract with free-agent guard Jimmy Butler, sources said.
Grantland: What will Jimmy Butler do?
Jimmy Butler can accept his fully guaranteed five-year qualifying offer from the Bulls, or go elsewhere for at least three years. His other option is a one-year qualifying offer in Chicago. Zach Lowe: Eight NBA free-agency questions
From the bargains to the reaches and everything in between, Kevin Pelton breaks down the deals from a busy first day of NBA free agency.
The Bulls have reached a verbal agreement with veteran forward Mike Dunleavy on a new three-year, $15 million contract, according to league sources.
Mike Dunleavy, Bulls closing in on deal
The deal would be worth 3 years, $15M, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. "He likes the familiarity of the situation and the franchise has been good to him," a source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
CBA aids Bulls' efforts to resign Butler
The CBA allows the Chicago Bulls to extend what is known as a maximum qualifying offer to Jimmy Butler, which makes it easier for the Bulls to match other offers, writes Amin Elhassan. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)
The Bulls have always had full confidence in retaining restricted free agent Jimmy Butler this offseason, writes Nick Friedell.
Why are the Cavs pursuing Dunleavy?
While ESPN's Kevin Pelton says it's likely Mike Dunleavy returns to Chicago, the Cavs are making a play because he could "slot into that James Jones role -- someone who can knock down open 3-pointers."
Bulls Plan To Match Offers For Butler
Coming off a career year, Jimmy Butler is one of the top RFA's in the NBA. Will the Bulls be able to keep him in Chicago for the long-term? 5-on-5: Free agency preview
Butler cancels other meetings
Chances that Jimmy Butler plays anywhere but Chicago? Says Chris Broussard: "None, really."
Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.
Bulls offering Butler several options
The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a 5-year, $90M deal Monday, and Butler postponed meetings with other teams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Butler could also do a 4-year deal (player option) or a take 1-year qualifying offer.
The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, leading the restricted free agent to postpone meetings with several other teams.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have strong free-agent interest in Chicago Bulls swingman Mike Dunleavy, according to league sources.
Bulls: Marc Stein says "latest signals" stress that Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy "HIGHLY likely" to be back with the team
Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron before LeBron
"They want to compare him to the greatest whether it be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but he's more closer to myself. It's natural for folks to say that, but if you look at how he plays the game and how I played the game, you'll see more similarities with us." (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)
Bulls: Bobby Portis' work ethic and versatility appealed to coach Fred Hoiberg and GM Gar Forman, says Nick Friedell
Bobby Portis hopes the work ethic that made him the SEC Player of the Year can propel him into minutes as a Bulls rookie.