The Chicago Bulls have claimed point guard Kay Felder off of waivers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Felder, 22, was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Atlanta Hawks alongside Richard Jefferson this past Saturday. The two were both placed on waivers immediately after the deal.
Felder was the 54th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, despite a successful collegiate career at Oakland. A two-time first-team All-Horizon League winner, he averaged 24.4 points per game and 9.3 assists per game in his final year in college. However, his 5’9″, 176-pound frame was a key factor in his draft stock being so low. This past season with the Cavaliers, he averaged four points per game and 1.4 assists per game on just nine minutes per game.
The Bulls are currently in a strange situation at the point guard position. Second-year player Kris Dunn is expected to man the starting spot, with Jerian Grant and Cameron Payne backing him up. If given the opportunity, Felder could carve himself a niche as a scoring option off the bench.
To make the move, Chicago waived center Diamond Stone and small forward Jarell Eddie.