Ryan Arcidiacono RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:195 lbs. / 88.5 kg.
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).”
KC Johnson: Bulls hold team option on final season of Ryan Arcidiacono’s deal, per source. Along with partial guarantees in Young/Satoransky deals, Bulls can still be in position to play the 2021 cap space game.
Bobby Marks: Chicago has the ability to create $10.5-$11M in room to acquire Tomas Satoransky with room. The Bulls would need to waive Shaquille Harrison, Walt Lemon Jr. and renounce Ryan Arcidiacano to create additional flexibility.
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.
“I love all my teammates, especially Archie. He plays hard,” Jabari Parker said. “That’s a person I aspire to be and I look up to him a lot.” Added Zach LaVine: “Archie is not scared of anything. Even if he makes a mistake, he’s doing it with effort. And he cares. … I love Arch.”
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.”
On Saturday, the Bulls waived Antonius Cleveland, Derrick Walton Jr., Kaiser Gates and JaKarr Sampson. Which means Arcidiacono has made the team — for now. “It’s like ‘Hard Knocks’ when you’re watching,” Arcidiacono said, referencing the NFL reality show. “You don’t want to get that phone call.”
Arcidiacono averaged 2 points and 1.5 assists in 23 NBA games with the Bulls last season with solid defense. Hoiberg has deemed starting and rotation spots “open competition.” Arcidiacono is pushing backup point guard Cameron Payne with that in mind. “He pushes everyone to their limits with his intensity,” Hoiberg said.
KC Johnson: Confirming that Tyler Ulis’ contract can become 2-way deal, which @Shams Charania 1st reported. Arcidiacono, whose deal isn’t fully guaranteed until January, remains on roster.
KC Johnson: Ryan Arcidiacono on making Bulls roster for now: “It’s like Hard Knocks. You don’t want to get that phone call. After the (Friday) game, nobody said anything to me. I was talking to Pete (Myers) and he said, ‘Just get outta here, man. I’ll see you at practice on Sunday.’
Ryan Arcidiacono, who played on a two-way contract with the Bulls season and for their summer-league team, has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal to return, a source confirmed to the Tribune on Saturday.
Arcidiacono will compete to make the NBA roster in training camp with the likes of guard Antonius Cleveland, whom the Bulls claimed off waivers last week. The Bulls are carrying 14 guaranteed contracts.
Shams Charania: Guard Ryan Arcidiacono will sign a partially guaranteed one-year deal to re-sign with the Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo.
The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono (ar-chee-dee-ACK-uh-no) to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Arcidiacono (6-3, 195) appeared in five games for the Bulls’ Summer League squad this year and averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.
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.
Michael C. Wright: So Livio Jean-Charles, Pato Garino, Ryan Arcidiacono and Joel Anthony will be waived per source.