2019 NBA free agency tracker: Grades for every deal so far

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Ryan Arcidiacono: 3 years, $9 million (Chicago Bulls)

Never let anyone tell you hustle doesn’t pay off. When you’re making plays like this for an old-fashioned coach who eats that kinda stuff right up, chances are you’re going to find a way to stick.

That’s exactly what’s happening with Ryan Arcidiacono, who’s receiving quite an investment from the Chicago Bulls for being a fringe rotation guard. This deal won’t break the bank by any means, even if Arcidiacono never gets any better from here, but he did show signs of progress in his second NBA season.

Averaging 6.7 points and 3.3 assists in 24.2 minutes per game, the 25-year-old endeared himself to the fanbase and head coach Jim Boylen with his hustle and defense. He also shot a more than respectable 37.3 percent from long range and carved out a role in the rotation. Still, this is a slight overpay — even if it’s ultimately a cheap deal — for a guy who will be competing for minutes with Tomas Satoransky, Kris Dunn and rookie Coby White.

Grade: C