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Mike Dunleavy Verbally Agrees to Sign Two-Year Deal with Bulls

Veteran small forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls one source says.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Bulls are discussing a deal with Dunleavy.

The deal they are discussing would pay Dunleavy $6 million over two years. Dunleavy, 32, will be entering his 12th season next year. Dunleavy averaged 10.5 points, and 3.9 rebounds in 75 games last season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dunleavy has played for the Warriors, Pacers, and Bucks throughout his career. He is the son of former head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr.

The Bulls who were plagued by injuries last season are looking to add shooting, and depth to their team. Despite not having 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose for the entire year, the Bulls managed to secure the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, and found themselves in the East semi-finals before losing in five games to the Miami Heat.

After a 45-37 regular season, the Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets in seven games, and shocked the Heat by stealing game one, before dropping the next four.

Chicago could be looking for replacements for Nate Robinson, and Marco Belinelli who are both free agents this summer. Robinson, is rumored to not return as he can get more money elsewhere. Both players played key roles for the Bulls in last years playoff run.

If Dunleavy does indeed sign with Chicago, he will add to their small forward depth behind Luol Deng, and Jimmy Butler. However, Deng, has also been rumored to being traded. If Deng is eventually moved, Dunleavy could end up being a key signing for the Bulls as they look to rebound after last season.

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Writer for Sportscity.com and Lakersnation.com. Passionate Lakers fan. Cyrus is currently working on earning a degree in Sports Journalism at Cal State Fullerton.

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