Ryan Arcidiacono Rumors

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Ryan Arcidiacono
Ryan Arcidiacono
Position: G
Born: 03/26/94
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Salary: $3,000,000
Darnell Mayberry: “But when I saw him at Summer League in Las Vegas — after the Bulls had drafted White, acquired Satoransky and re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono but before they had re-signed Shaquille Harrison — he wasn’t in a talking mood. Both parties, the Bulls’ public relations staff and Dunn’s agent, either politely denied interview requests or politely requested an attempt not be made. Those two things, as well as Dunn’s refusal, made it clear there is tension (although Dunn greeted team management the same day, with the two sides appearing cordial).”
Even while Arcidiacono has been a pleasant surprise, he’s still playing on a one-year contract, so his NBA career will be in limbo this summer. He said he’s not thinking about the future. “I try to take it day by day and go from there, but I think I’ve played well enough that something will happen,” Arcidiacono said. “But you’ve just got to stay humble and stay hungry and keep taking advantage of the last 12 games and take it one day at a time.”
Not surprisingly, Bulls coach Jim Boylen was emphatic when asked if Ryan Arcidiacono has proved himself to be an NBA player. He was a two-way player last season, spending most of his time with the Windy City Bulls. “Absolutely. Archie’s a winning player,” Boylen said. “He has improved. When he got here, he didn’t look at the rim. He’d get in the paint and he wouldn’t look at the rim. Everybody would pull back and he didn’t want to shoot it. He has learned how to finish.”
“You make decisions and hope for the best,” Paxson said about releasing Cameron Payne. “The reality is both Arch (Ryan Arcidiacono) and Shaq (Harrison) have outplayed him. They fit what we want to do. Cam had some struggles with his foot and trying to get him back. “What it does is it gives Chandler an opportunity to play. He’ll play some significant minutes I would think,” said Paxson. “He has to live up to the standards that Jim wants and we want. But he’ll get opportunity. We still have some decisions to make with our roster. But our young guys will play. We’re going to be starting a really young team. Looking long term and big picture, this is about the future. We think a year and a half into the big move we made (trading Jimmy Butler), we have to focus on that. It’s hard to lose. You walk into the locker room and guys are competing, coaches are preparing, so that’s hard. But from my seat, Gar’s (Forman) seat, ownership’s seat, we have to keep the big picture in mind. And that’s what we’re doing.
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The guard admitted to taking a moment late Friday and calling his dad after coach Fred Hoiberg told him he would make his first career NBA start on Saturday. “I thought back to starting in the G League and slowly getting a two-way (contract) to making the team to playing,” Arcidiacono said. “I had that journey that not many people take to be a player in this league. I take great pride in it.”
The Bulls are continuing to fill out the margins of their roster, agreeing to sign former Villanova point guard Ryan Arcidiacono to a two-way contract, a source with knowledge of the agreement told The Athletic. Arcidiacono played for the Bulls’ Summer League team in Las Vegas after going undrafted in 2016 and playing last season in the G League with the Austin Spurs. Arcidiacono had previously signed a deal to play the upcoming season in Italy with JuveCaserta Basket, but the team was recently excluded from the Italian league Serie A due to financial concerns.
Arcidiacono messaged first: “Sorry that one team had to lose,” but congratulating Paige on his career. Paige replied: “It was a battle and you guys earned it. Nothing but love.” And: “Just tell Kris I’m never talking to him again.” They would see each other nine months later when their D-League teams met in Utah, and Paige would ask Arcidiacono about his experience at San Antonio Spurs camp. They would exchange tweets during the Super Bowl, when Paige saw the Atlanta Falcons’ horror show and suggested NRG Stadium must be haunted, whereupon Arcidiacono tweeted a crying emoji.
The Spurs are not done with Ryan Arcidiacono just yet. After waiving the Villanova product earlier this month, Arcidiacono will head to Austin to play for the Spurs’ D-League team league sources tell the Express-News. Arcidiacono, 22, originally signed a two-year deal with the Spurs, which was partially guaranteed, but with the depth at the point guard position, he was one of four players released as the roster was trimmed to 15.
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