Mike Dunleavy was a key member of a very good Bulls team last season, so much so that LeBron James was lobbying for the Cavaliers to go out and get him behind the scenes.
Cleveland is up against the cap, however, and will have very little to spend after James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson all get paid this summer. And with Dunleavy liking his fit in Chicago, he quickly agreed to re-up on a reasonable deal to remain with the Bulls.
ESPN sources say Chicago Bulls are closing in on a three-year, $15 million deal to bring back in-demand swingman Mike Dunleavy
Dunleavy started in all 63 of his regular season appearances for the Bulls, and averaged 9.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 29.2 minutes per contest. More importantly, he was an above average three-and-D guy, knocking down 40.7 percent of his shots from three-point distance while being a tough-minded defender who was never afraid to mix it up.
Really nice signing for the Bulls, especially at that price.