Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacono

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Reports: Bulls Retain Arcidiacono On 3-Year Deal

Ryan Arcidiacono averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 assists in a team-high 81 games.

July 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm

(670 The Score) About nine months after he faced an uncertain future in the NBA, point guard Ryan Arcidiacono has found himself professional comfort.

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Arcidiacono will return to the Bulls on a three-year, $9-million contract, according to multiple reports Monday afternoon. He earned the deal after establishing himself as a reliable contributor amid the Bulls' trying 2018-'19 season, when he averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 assists in 24.2 minutes while shooting 37.3 percent from 3-point range in a team-high 81 games. He also was third in the NBA with a 4.27 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Arcidiacono entered training camp last season competing for the final roster spot and working on a non-guaranteed deal. He earned the final spot over a bevy of point guard competition that was brought in, then stuck with the Bulls all season as Kris Dunn missed significant time and others suffered myriad injuries. Arcidiacono started 32 games.

Arcidiacono's return further clouds the future of Dunn with the organization. Bulls management has publicly challenged Dunn time and again during and after his inconsistent 2018-'19, when he shot 42.5 percent overall and didn't mesh well with Zach LaVine. Chicago followed that by selecting combo guard Coby White at No. 7 overall in the NBA Draft, acquiring guard Tomas Satoransky from the Wizards in a sign-and-trade and then bringing back Arcidiacono.

Satoransky projects to start at point guard, and White will be in the rotation.