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Detailed Look into Chicago's Salary/Roster Situation

Head Coach - Tom Thibodeau

Player salaries:

Derrick Rose - 17,632,743
Carlos Boozer - 15,300,000
Luol Deng - 14,275,000
Joakim Noah - 11,100,000
Taj Gibson - 7,550,000
Kirk Hinrich - 4,059,000
Mike Dunleavy Jr - 3,000,000
Tony Snell - 1,409,040
Jimmy Butler - 1,112,880
Marquis Teague - 1,074,720
Richard Hamilton - 1,000,000 (buyout)
Malcolm Thomas - 884,923 (non-guaranteed)
Nazr Mohammed - 884,293
Erik Murphy - 490,180 (non-guaranteed)

Team Salary = 78,397,676 (guaranteed)
Salary Cap = 58,679,000 Cap Room = -(19,718,676)
Tax Line = 71,748,000 Projected Taxes = 10,386,933
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Depth Chart:

PG: Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich, Marquis Teague
SG: Jimmy Butler, Tony Snell
SF: Luol Deng, Mike Dunleavy Jr.
PF: Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Malcolm Thomas, Erik Murphy
C: Joakim Noah, Nazr Mohammed

13 players on roster. 15 allowed, 20 allowed to camp.
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Chicago Bulls Exceptions:

Tax Paying Exception(Mini Mid Level Exception) - 3,183,000
3,000,000 of this exception was used to sign Mike Dunleavy Jr.

Trade Exception - 5,000,000(Kyle Korver) Expires 7/16/13

Minimum Player Salary Exception - Salary varies on player's experience.
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Unsigned Free Agents:

Nate Robinson
Vladimir Radmanovic
DaeQuan Cook

Chicago does not own any of these players' bird rights. Meaning they can only resign them via cap room or exceptions.

Since Chicago used up the majority of their tax paying exception, the Bulls can resign these players only with the non-bird exception or minimum player salary exception. DaeQuan Cook is not eligible for the non-bird exception.

The non-bird exception allows teams to resign its own free agents to a starting salary up to 120% of his previous salary, up to 4 seasons.

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