Derrick Walton Jr. will sign with the Chicago Bulls for the 2018-19 NBA season.
Walton spent his first year in the NBA on a two-way contract with the Miami Heat. He played in 16 games at the NBA level along with 27 games with the Sioux Falls Sky Force, averaging 16.1 points and 7 assists per contest in the NBA G-League.
Walton’s contract with the Bulls is a standard one-year deal rather than a two-way contract, per MLive’s Andrew Kahn.
The Athletic’s Brendan Quinn first reported the news and wrote a feature story on Walton’s growth throughout the highs and lows of life on a two-way deal.
Walton joins Tim Hardaway Jr. (Knicks), Trey Burke (Knicks), Moritz Wagner (Lakers), DJ Wilson (Bucks), Nik Stauskas (Blazers), Caris LeVert (News), Glenn Robinson III (Pistons) and Duncan Robinson (Heat, two-way) as former Wolverines under John Beilein currently playing in the NBA.