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Tony Bradley nets minimum deal with Chicago Bulls

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When the Oklahoma City Thunder held out on handing Tony Bradley a Qualifying Offer last week, there was speculation as to if the big man would garner any sort of market. As showcased on Wednesday, he indeed has.

As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Tony Bradley has inked a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. His starting salary will be the league minimum making just upwards of $1.78 million.

On paper, Bradley’s deal appears to be for two seasons, but as indicated by Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, the contract includes a team option following the 2021-22 season. If Bradley’s team option is exercised, he will be due for $2.03 in the following year.

Bradley played considerably well with Oklahoma City last season averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds in a paltry 18.0 minutes, but his $5.20 million qualifying offer had been too much to palate.

Following the expected loss of Bradley, the Thunder possess a mere two centers in Mike Muscala and Derrick Favors headed into next season.

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