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Bulls bringing back Ryan Arcidiacono on partially guaranteed contract

One of the faces of the Bulls’ tank job last year will be returning. Ryan Arcidiacono agreed Saturday to a partially guaranteed contract for next season.

The 6-3 point guard from Villanova played on a two-way contract for the Bulls through his rookie campaign, but he became a rotation player with the big squad in the final six games of the season. In that span, he averaged three points, 2.8 assists and 22.3 minutes.

The Bulls, who were in a fight to stay in the Eastern Conference basement, went 2-4 in those six games, They went 3-8 in the last 11 games in which Arcidiacono played.

Overall, he played in 24 games with the Bulls, averaging two points and 1.5 assists. However, he earned a lot of praise from coach Fred Hoiberg and teammates for his hard-nosed play.

Arcidiacono will be behind starter Kris Dunn and backup point guard Cam Payne on the depth chart when training camp opens.