Derrick Walton Jr. will sign with the Chicago Bulls for the 2018-19 season.
This deal is different than the former Michigan point guards deal with the Miami Heat as it is a one-way deal instead of a two-way deal, as reported by Mlive’s Andrew Kahn.
Walton spent his first professional season bouncing back and forth from the G-League and NBA. He played 16 games for the Heat and 27 games for the Sioux Falls Sky Force, where he averaged 16.1 points and seven assists per game in the G-League.
The 6-foot-1 point guard played for Miami in the NBA Summer League this July but the Heat didn’t renew his contract, making his an unrestricted free agent.
Walton is now the 10th NBA player who was coached by John Beilein to have an NBA contract. This includes Moritz Wagner (Lakers) and Duncan Robinson (Heat) who he played with for the Wolverines, along with fellow point guard Trey Burke (Knicks).