Illinois legend Ayo Dosunmu is staying a Chicago Bull.
On Sunday, the Bulls announced they re-signed Dosunmu. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier in the week it is a 3-year, $21 million deal.
The underperforming Bulls already have a boatload of guards, and they added Jevon Carter from the Bucks when negotiations started in early July.
Dosunmu was a restricted free agent this summer.
After exceeding expectations during his rookie season in 2021-22, Dosunmu took a step back in his second year with the Bulls. Even though he played in 80 games (51 starts), he only averaged 8.6 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game — all nearly identical from his breakout first season. Basically, there wasn’t a step forward.
And with so many guards and shooters on this team, it doesn’t seem like Ayo will be a top 5 (or even 6) option again for the Bulls next season.
Ayo will still be 23 when the season starts in October, so there’s still a lot of time for a productive NBA career.