A number of former Chicago Bulls players have found new homes this summer as the team prepares to return to the playoffs for the first time in over five years.
However, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Ryan Arcidiacono has worked out for the Golden State Warriors, among others:
At this point, that’s not even something (the fully guaranteed minimum) the Warriors appear willing to offer any veteran still searching for employment. They’ve worked out guards like Darren Collison and Ryan Arcidiacono, among others…
Will he have the same success as their predecessors, such as former first-round pick Bobby Portis, who most recently won a championship with the Milwaukee Bucks? Given that Arcidiacono is still firmly entrenched in the grey area between signed and unsigned, it’s difficult to say. However, later in his report, Slater’s assessment of his chances came across as optimistic. After going undrafted in 2016, Ryan Arcidiacono spent his entire four-year NBA career with the Chicago Bulls.
He left the Windy City this summer after 207 appearances for the club between 2017 and 2021, averaging 4. 2 points, 8 points I had two assists and two rebounds.
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Slater: Collison is a “Blind Bet” in Comparison
It’s still unclear what the Golden State Warriors will do with their final roster spot, and Anthony Slater hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the spot remaining open to begin the season.
But, in comparison to the other veteran guard mentioned, Darren Collison, Slater suggested that Ryan Arcidiacono has a better chance of getting an invite to training camp:
Arcidiacono was on the Bulls last season. He averaged 10 minutes as a deep bench piece, hits the open 3 at a capable clip (37% career) and has a safe assist-to-turnover ratio (5.6-to-1 last season) for a backup point guard.
He also mentioned Collison’s age and the time gap between now and the last time he suited up for an NBA game:
Collison would be a bigger swing but a blinder bet (than Arcidiacono). He hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since 2019 and is 34, seven years older than Arcidiacono.
The Chicago Bulls, on the other hand, have their own set of decisions to make as training camp approaches. The Chicago Bulls have a number of training camp invites.
Few teams had more roster turnover this offseason than the Chicago Bulls. Not only did they sign top players like DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball, but they also added a slew of non-guaranteed or training camp players to their roster. Tyler Cook, sharpshooter Matt Thomas, former top-10 pick Stanley Johnson, and undrafted rookie guard Ethan Thompson are among them. Which of them will make the roster?
Will any of them be able to make the team?
Cook, Johnson, and Thomas appear to have the best chances, as they all have NBA experience.
With a playoff run in the Eastern Conference on the horizon, the Bulls will likely cater to win-now players. But don’t expect a Ryan Arcidiacono reunion, regardless of whether he joins the Golden State Warriors or not.
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