When the Chicago Bulls let Ryan Arcidiacono walk ahead of the 2021-22 season and the baller failed to secure a spot during camp with the Boston Celtics, it was anyone’s guess when he’d be getting another shot in the Association. In the end, though, the baller wasn’t waiting long for a new gig.
Arcidiacono landed with the New York Knicks on a 10-day contract in January, eventually earning a rest-of-season deal with the club. Over his three-month run in the Big Apple, he appeared in 10 games and averaged 1.6 points and 0.8 rebounds per contest in limited action.
Regardless, he seems to have made an impression on Leon Rose and Co. Either that or he’s benefiting from being the college teammate of Knicks point-man Jalen Brunson.
In any case, Arcidiacono looks to be heading back to New York to tip off 2022-23. Per an announcement over the weekend, the baller has come to an agreement on a new contract with the Knicks. No terms were revealed on the pact, but it’s likely a non-guaranteed camp deal for the 28-year-old.
Arcidiacono Was a Fixture With the Bulls Across Multiple Seasons
Despite having a storybook collegiate run at Villanova — where he won an NCAA title alongside Brunson in 2016 — Arcidiacono went undrafted that summer. After shooting the lights out in the G League the following season, though, he was able to secure a two-way deal with the Bulls for 2017-18.
He would remain with the club for the next four seasons, through 2021.
Arcidiacono largely made the most of his opportunities in the Windy City, particularly during the 2018-19 campaign when he started 32 games. In doing so, he averaged 6.7 points, 3.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds per contest, connecting on 37.3% of his triples along the way.
The 6-foot-3 guard was thought to be up for a fifth go-round prior to last season. Alas, Bulls VP Arturas Karnisovas ultimately declined his $3 million option. After failing to earn a spot on the main roster with the Celtics, he wound up as an affiliate player in Maine.
Iconic, Game-Used Bulls Journey Nets Millions
The red Bulls road jersey worn by Michael Jordan during Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz was auctioned off by Sotheby’s recently, and the one-of-a-kind item ended up fetching a jaw-dropping sum.
As relayed by Reuters, the jersey — which had been expected to pull down $3-5 million — was ultimately auctioned off for an incredible $10.1 million. That number makes it the priciest piece of game-worn memorabilia in history, just passing the Diego Maradona “Hand of God” jersey, which sold for $9.3 million earlier this year.
“In the weeks since we announced the auction, there’s been palpable excitement from not only sports fans, but collectors alike who are eager to own a rarefied piece of history,” said Brahm Wachter, Sotheby’s Head of Streetwear and Modern Collectables.
“Yet again, today’s record-breaking result… solidifies Michael Jordan as the undisputed GOAT, proving his name and incomparable legacy is just as relevant as it was nearly 25 years ago.”
Although the Jazz won Game 1 88-85 in OT, Jordan played a series-high 45 minutes and scored 33 points in the contest, which was watched live by more than 26 million people in the US alone, per Sports Media Watch.