|Noah Vonleh||10,515,699||Cap Hold (RFA)|
|Zach Lavine||9,606,654||Cap Hold (RFA)|
|Sean Kilpatrick||2,054,856||Fully Non Guaranteed|
|David Nwaba||1,699,698||Cap Hold (RFA)|
|Paul Zisper||1,544,951||fully guaranteed on 7/19/18|
|Ryan Arcidiacono||1,337,872||Cap Hold (RFA)|
|Roster Size||15 (16)||15 player under contract or with cap hold + (1 two-way player)|
|Exceptions||* see note below to see which exception Bulls will have|
|Nikola Mirotic||12,500,000||Expires 2/1/2019|
|Jameer Nelson||1,429,818||Expires 2/8/2019|
|Jimmy Butler||861,893||Expires 6/22/18|
|Projected Draft Pick||3,669,400||7th overall|
|IRC **see note below to understand IRC||1,662,622||For Max Space|
|Team Salary||116,720,776||Current Team Salary w/ Exceptions|
|w/o Exceptions||90,009,065||Current Team Salary w/o Exceptions|
|76,610,543||*** see note below|
|59,597,157||Guaranteed Salary +IRC|
|Cap Room||-15,720,776||current w/ exceptions|
|w/o Exceptions||10,990,935||current w/o exceptions|
|41,402,843||Max Space ****see note below|
|Team Salary for Minimum||****|
|Away From Minimum||****|
* As of now, the Bulls will have the MLE and Bi-Annual Exception available. But if the Bulls want to create cap space, they would have to renounce these exceptions along with their traded player exceptions. If that happens, the Bulls will then be able to use the room exception.
** IRC stands for “incomplete roster charge”. Teams are charged the rookie minimum every spot they go below 12 players under contract. For example, for the Bulls to create max space they would only have 10 players under contract. If that happens, then the Bulls must be charged rookie minimum (831,311) 2 times. The charges go away once each spot is filled.
*** This team salary numbers excludes Vonleh and Arcidiacono’s cap hold. Also excludes Zipser’s non-guaranteed contract. It also excludes Bulls’ exceptions. If the Bulls want to create cap space, I see this as likely.
**** This is the max space the Bulls can create without trade or stretching a player. For this to happen Bulls must renounce all cap holds, waive all non-guaranteed contracts, and trade draft picks away for future picks. This scenario is unlikely.