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Mirotic could play on the $7.2-million qualifying offer if the sides don’t reach a long-term deal.
Collins has been hired as an advisor, but he’ll stay away from coaching and won’t make decisions.
Collins coached the Bulls for three seasons, from 1986 to 1989 and has more than 40 years of experience in the NBA.
Stone was a second-round pick in 2016 who had a disappointing rookie season.
Nate Loenser has been added to Fred Hoiberg’s coaching staff.
Payne has suffered a fracture in his fifth metatarsal.
After trading Jimmy Butler to embark on the rebuilding process, the Bulls will play just one game on national television.
“Kind of weird to say, I think I’m one of the oldest people on the team, which is a first for me,” Holiday says.
Felicio averaged 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent in 15.8 minutes per game in 2016-’17.
“It’s fresh start,” Hoiberg says.
“It’s exciting to think about the possibilities of what you can do with players like Zach,” coach Fred Hoiberg says.
A Wade buyout “would have to be advantageous for us,” Bulls executive John Paxson says.
“We want to have flexibility with our roster,” general manager Gar Forman says.
“They said he’s doing great, he’s ahead of schedule,” Gar Forman says of LaVine.
“It’s going to be a difficult process, because that’s what rebuilding is about,” John Paxson says.
The Bulls have until June 30 to decide whether to bring Rondo back for 2017-’18.
The Bulls have set out on a rebuilding process.
Wade averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists last season while shooting 43.4 percent.
Butler posted career highs with 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
A projected first-round pick, Ferguson skipped college to season his game professionally in Australia.