Bulls Waive Player And Sign Another

The Chicago Bulls have made two moves. They waived forward Alize Johnson and then signed Alfonzo McKinnie to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Johnson signed a two-year, $3,607,937 contract with the Bulls during the offseason, but now, his time with Chicago has come to a close. In 16 games with the team this season, he averaged 1.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per contest. 

McKinnie, a Chicago native, signed a 10-day hardship contract and impressed enough to earn himself a home for the season. In his three games with the Bulls so far, he has averaged eight points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists. A career journeyman thus far, he has played for a different team in each of his five NBA seasons. However, if he continues to play well with the Bulls from here, he could land himself a contract for next season, too. 

On a more negative note, however, McKinnie has also been placed in COVID-19 protocol, so he will have to sit out for the next little while. Still, he deserves respect for landing that contract.

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