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Guard Kay Felder, whom the Bulls waived Dec. 19, reportedly has agreed to terms on a two-way deal with the Pistons. Felder appeared in 14 games for the Bulls, averaging 3.9 points. ‘‘Hopefully it’s a place he can stick,’’ Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. ‘‘Kay’s a really tough-nosed kid. That’s great. I’m excited for him. I thought he did some good things for our team. Ultra-quick, bouncy, can get to the rim, a guy that can get it going.’’
Shams Charania: Sources: The Detroit Pistons are signing guard Kay Felder to a two-way NBA contract. Felder, a Detroit native, was Cleveland’s second round pick in 2016 and in his second NBA season.
Bobby Marks: Chicago will have a $489K cap hit with the Kay Felder waiver. The Bulls now have a league high $15.9M in room with 14 players under contract. Felder had a $1.5M team option in 2018-19 and a claiming team must have room or a trade exception.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guard Kay Felder. Felder (5-6, 176) appeared in 14 games for Chicago and averaged 3.9 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes. He also played in three games for the Windy City Bulls and averaged 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field (19-of-42).
Adrian Wojnarowski: Atlanta will likely waive Kay Felder too, league sources tell ESPN.
As for Felder, he’s almost certainly not going to make the 15-man roster, barring the Cavs trading away two players. He’s hoping to get Cleveland’s remaining “two-way” contract, in which he can spend a part of the year in the NBA and the rest in the developmental “G” League. Felder’s roster spot was compromised first by the signing of Calderon, and then by the surprise acquisition of Rose.
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June 19, 2018 | 8:53 pm EDT Update
When asked by Rhein Neckar newspaper what his future holds, Paul Zipser didn’t hold back. “I’m pretty sure for my career that I do not want to relive a year like the past. I just do not see any sense. The fun factor is not there, as I love him otherwise in this sport.” The Bulls have an option until mid-July, until then they have to say if they want to keep me or not. I would not be surprised if they no longer want me. Actually, I’m pretty sure I will not play in Chicago soon.”
When talking to Rhein Neckar newspaper, Paul Zipser didn’t sound happy about the way the second season went. “I think we had a philosophy in the club that I simply did not like anymore. There were many rotations that would not normally happen in a team. All this change was difficult for everyone – and especially for me personally. In the beginning it was not properly communicated to the players. Only later came the announcement that you would like to change something in the rotation, but as a player we could do nothing about it. That finally destroyed the team spirit.”
Considering his team’s needs, Horst believes the glut of guards and wings in the middle of the first round could actually work in the Bucks’ favor. “I think it does actually feel like a good fit,” Horst said. “We’re really happy with the group at 17. Our group, we feel strongly that we’re going to get a good player there. There’s a lot of interest in the 17th pick, so we’ll explore ideas of moving up, explore ideas of moving down, potentially even moving out of the draft. But at the end of the day if we sit at the 17th pick, we feel really good about the group of guys we’ll be able to draft from.”
“I think like a home run pick for us would be a player that can impact our team this year as a rookie and that’s a hard thing to find at 17,” Jon Horst said Tuesday at the team’s practice facility. “But if we can find someone that can do that, that also has the ability to get better throughout their rookie (year) and play on their rookie contract and then hopefully have a long career with the Bucks, that would be a home run.”
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