Bulls' Butler hires new agent in Lee

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Jimmy Butler is signed with the Chicago Bulls for two more seasons with a player option for 2019-20 season. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Butler has also hired a new agent after not having anyone to represent him since the end of last season.

The new agent is Bernie Lee out of Toronto. Johnson also noted that Butler's agent finalized the agreement with the National Basketball Players Association and the Bulls were told of the change during Butler's exit meeting this past Monday.

The Toronto-based agent is familiar with Bulls management as Lee represented John Lucas III and Mike James.

Butler was named All-NBA third team a couple of weeks ago and needs to be named All-NBA again in either of the next two seasons in order to earn the DEP Distinction.

The Bulls are the only team that can offer Butler the extension, which could be worth five years and up to $247 million beginning in 2019-20. Now, Butler will have a new agent to negotiate a deal.