The two young talents from Chicago are now linked to the Bulls until 2024.
As every year, it is a simple formality for the franchises, and in Chicago, the leaders have already exercised their “option” on the contracts of Coby White and Patrick Williams . The two are now linked with the Bulls until 2023, and for Coby White, this will be his 4th and final year before being a free agent. Chicago will be able to offer him a 5th year of contract via a “qualifying offer” and thus make him a protected free agent.
For Patrick Williams, there is still time since he is only entering his 2nd year, and he will be free agent in July 2024, if the Bulls exercise their option on his 4th year in a year.
While the franchise has dramatically altered its roster, Coby White and Patrick Williams are centerpieces of the project. The first started last season, turning 15 pts, 4 rebounds and 4 wt on average for his second season with the pros. This year, he should find a role of joker out of the bench since the management has signed at a high price Lonzo Ball on position 1.
Fourth choice for the Warriors in the 2020 Draft, Patrick Williams started all games last season, and 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game earned him a place in the All-Rookie Second Team. He should start at post 4 to support Nikola Vucevic.