Veteran power forward Ed Nealy, who made some valuable contributions as a Bulls reserve last season, has returned to the Phoenix Suns. And Walter Davis has decided to stay with the Denver Nuggets despite a personal plea from Michael Jordan for the 35-year-old swing man to help the Bulls win a championship.
The 6-foot-7-inch, 240-pound Nealy, whom Phoenix had traded back to Chicago last October after acquiring him from the Bulls the year before for Craig Hodges, signed a three-year contract with the Suns as an unrestricted free agent.
Sources said the deal was worth $650,000. Nealy, 30, reportedly had a $200,000 salary with the Bulls last season.