Sources have indicated that the Chicago Bulls have signed former Arizona Wildcat, Rawle Alkins, to a two-way contract late Sunday evening. Currently, he will make $75,000 playing in the G-League, but he could make up to $385,000 if he makes the Bulls roster next season.
After going undrafted in June’s draft, Alkins was originally slated to suit up for the Toronto Raptors in training camp. However, Alkins wasn’t officially signed by them, and as a result, the Bulls decided to take a look at him.
Alkins had a very strong season at the University of Arizona last year where he averaged 13.1 points per game. In addition, Alkins is very good at both attacking the basket and shooting from the perimeter.
Alkins had some struggles in the Summer League. In the preliminary games, he started with 12 points. He ended the pre-tournament stage only averaging around five points per game. However, he did flash some potential in the Raptors semi-final game against the Cavaliers, where he posted 25 points and had 11 rebounds.
He will look to gain some valuable playing time for the Bulls G-League Affiliate, the Windy City Bulls. He will also look to compete for some playing time on a young Bulls roster that is still in its rebuilding stage. Looking ahead for him, this may be a better fit than the Raptors because he has an easier path to finding playing time.
Lauri Markkanen actually played with Alkins while he was at Arizona. The two will reunite in September when the Bulls begin camp.
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