Gives him time to show what he can do and earn a bigger contract. Prove his worth to the team while at the same time, it's changing his life financially and his families. So I'm all good with that! Congrats Ayo! Duncan Robinson just signed a nice contract. And I feel Ayo has a better skill set with a higher ceiling! Kendrick Nunn also earned his way and just took less money to play for a championship contender in LA! I have faith in Ayo for certain!Sure, but in NBA terms it's chump change. In fact, it appears that if you take the league minimum for a first year player, and add the league minimum for a second year player, you get right around what Ayo is making over his two years.
Undrafted free agents and second-round picks are often recipients of minimum-salary contracts, but there are plenty of veterans who end up settling for the minimum, too.www.yardbarker.com
And I’ve been pretty impressed with Simonovic’s skills. Definitely has potential. To be honest, based only on their play during the summer league games, I’d have signed Simonovic to the longer contract too. But Ayo has shown glimpses too and I’m bullish on him too.Makes sense from Bulls perspective. Lauri wants out and that is a position of greater need for them. 21-year old 7 footer vs. 6’5” combo guard where you have a lot of depth. 2.5M guaranteed for 2 years ain’t a bad starting place. Happy for him!
Ayo is such a pro, he will leverage his Chicago, Illini, Bulls ties into the future. Can see him being a high paid asst. Coach or some executive position after his playing days.
He handles himself well and I'm sure the Bulls ate going to give him a shot at prospering.
This isn’t an apt comparison. Thybulle is one of the most unique defenders to ever play basketball, point blank. Ayo’s offensive game is better than Thybulle’s will ever be and I have faith Ayo’s shot will continuously improve. Definitely hope he can do things to earn a defined role because right now all he has is 2 years of guaranteed job security.Really nice game from Ayo indeed. His lack of shooting is really tough in the modern NBA, but he could find a fit like Matthyse Thybulle on the 76ers with the added bonus of being able to playmake a little. Definitely a way to carve out some minutes and then maybe develop a reliable 3 point shot over time.