Reports: Bulls To Add Luke Kornet On 2-Year Deal

Kornet averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks for the Knicks last season.

July 02, 2019 - 8:05 pm

(670 The Score) The Bulls and center Luke Kornet have agreed to a two-year deal, the Athletic reported Tuesday evening.

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The 7-foot-1, 250-pound Kornet averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 17.0 minutes in 46 games for the Knicks last season. Kornet shot an underwhelming 37.8 percent overall but did fire at a 36.3 percent clip from 3-point range on a high volume of 4.2 attempts from deep per game, so he brings the threat of stretching the floor.

Kornet attended Vanderbilt and went undrafted in 2017 before landing in New York for the last two seasons.

The addition of Kornet continued a busy stretch for the Bulls since free agency opened Sunday evening. They agreed to a three-year deal with Thaddeus Young on Sunday before moving to acquire guard Tomas Satoransky in a sign-and-trade with the Wizards on Monday morning. Earlier Tuesday, the Bulls and backup guard Ryan Arcidiacono agreed to a three-year deal.

The mechanism by which the Bulls were planning to add Kornet wasn't immediately clear. They have the $4.7-million room exception available, but they could also look to clear out some cap space by other means to keep the exception available.