The Bulls are signing Turkish guard/forward Onuralp Bitim to a two-way contract, per multiple outlets, including BasketNews.
Bitim, 24, is 6-foot-6 and spent last season with Bursaspor in the Turkish league, averaging 18.1 points and 3.2 assists in 18 games of EuroCup play. He was named second-team all-Cup for his performance.
The Bulls were reportedly interested in signing Bitim after the draft, though those seemed to be just rumors at the time, given that he didn’t join them for the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. But clearly, the sides have reached an agreement.
Along with the Bulls, Bitim worked out for the Thunder and Spurs recently, BasketNews reported.
Chicago recently also agreed to a two-way deal with undrafted rookie center Adama Sanogo, as we relayed here. Also, the Bulls signed forward Justin Lewis a two-year two-way deal near the end of last season.
For the first time this year, teams are able to carry three two-way players, up from two in previous seasons.
Turkish G/F Onurlap Bitim has agreed on a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls, sources tell ESPN. Bitim, 24, was a second-team EuroCup player for Bursaspor in Turkey. pic.twitter.com/jURPSyQ5tw
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