The Chicago Bulls picked up Patrick Williams’ fourth-year rookie scale team option for the 2023-24 season. The Florida State product will earn $9,835,881 for the 2023-24 season.
On September 22, 2021, the Bulls exercised Williams’ $7,775,400 team option for the 2022–23 season. These group options They are part of a four-year, $14.4 million rookie scale contract he signed in 2020. This is a fully guaranteed contract.
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The Chicago Bulls have picked Patrick Williams up for the fourth-year rookie scale team option, a league source says. @spotrac.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) October 5, 2022
Of course, the Bulls selected Williams fourth overall in the 2020 NBA draft. At 19 years old, the forward became the youngest player in franchise history to start a season as a starter.
In his rookie 2020-21 season, in 71 starts, the 6’7″ forward averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He shot 48.3% from the field and 39.1% from 3-point range.
He was then selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
The Bulls will pick up Patrick Williams’ fourth-year option for the 2023-24 season
Last season, Williams sprained his wrist in the fifth game. He was then told that the injury would require surgery. He missed the next four months.
After his return, Williams scored a game-high 18 points in 32 minutes in the Bulls’ 127-106 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He also shot 7-of-9 (77.8%) from the floor and 2-4 (50%) from beyond the arc.
In the year On April 10, 2022, the wing scored a season-high 35 points in 41 minutes in the Bulls’ 124-120 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He finished 10 of 21 (47.6%) from the field and 3 of 4 (75%) from downtown.
Additionally, in the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs, in the team’s 119-95 Game 4 loss to the Bucks, Williams completed a double-double. Court scored 20 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes.
In Game 5, the forward scored a playoff-high 23 points in the Bulls’ 116-100 loss at Fiserv Forum.
Entering his third year, Patrick Williams hopes to stay healthy for the 2022-23 season. Teammate Lonzo Ball is not expected to return to the court until January. A knee injury requires more time to recover.