Chicago elevating two way wing Onuralp Bitim to regular roster spot

The Chicago Bulls have made a decision to elevate one of their two way players to a regular roster spot after the dust of All-Star Week has settled. Per a release circulated by the team, the Bulls have elected to convert the two way contract of forward Onuralp Bitim to a standard NBA contract.

Though Bitim has just played in two games with Chicago at the NBA level since signing with the team last July, the Turkish forward has played a dozen games with the Windy City Bulls. There, he logged 16.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He has been Windy City’s best 3-point shot as well, going 43.3% from beyond the arc at the G League level.

The 24-year-old, 6-foot-6 wing will help pick up some of the slack in Chicago’s rotation created by the loss of forward Patrick Williams to foot surgery for the rest of the league’s 2023-24 season.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire