Nikola Vucevic and Chicago Bulls have expressed a strong desire to reach an agreement.

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The Chicago Bulls and center Nikola Vucevic have opened up extension conversations, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Nikola Vucevic

Nikola  Vucevic
Team: Chicago Bulls
Position: C
Age: 32
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 109 kg
Birth place: Morges, Switzerland

There's mutual interest in getting a deal done, per the same report.

Vucevic can sign an extension up until June 30. If there is no agreement by that point, Vucevic will be entering free agency as one of the top centers in the marketplace.

The 32-year-old Montenegrin center signed the four-year, $100 million contract in 2019.

Vucevic averaged 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists over 82 regular-season games in 2022-23.

Vucevic was selected 16th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2011 NBA draft, where he spent just one season. For the majority of his career, he played for the Orlando Magic (2012-21), which traded him to the Bulls during the 2020-21 season.

He is a two-time All-Star in 2019 and 2021.

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Nikola Vucevic

Nikola  Vucevic
Nikola  Vucevic
MIN: 33.57
PTS: 17.54 (55.82%)
REB: 11.01
As: 3.23
ST: 0.73
BL: 0.69
TO: 1.68
GM: 84