Rodman's offer to work for free is denied

September 18, 1997

Dennis Rodman made the Chicago Bulls an offer that sounded too good to be true: He suggested that the team pay him nothing up front, the Chicago Sun-Times reported yesterday. Instead, he said, the Bulls should set up a sort of debit-card system with $ 10 million in an escrow account. When it came time to pay Rodman at the end of the season, the team could deduct a prorated amount for each game he was suspended. But Rodman's agent, Dwight Manley, said the NBA won't allow the deal . . . Former Celtics swingman Todd Day signed with the Miami Heat for the NBA veterans' minimum of $ 272,500. Day, a five-year pro, made $ 2.9 million last season in Boston . . . Rick Mahorn signed a one-year deal to return to the Pistons . . . Orlando Magic assistant coach Wayne "Tree" Rollins was charged with wiretapping his estranged wife's house and forging her name on an application for a home equity loan . . . The Seattle Mariners picked up the option year for Randy Johnson and have him under contract through 1998 . . . The Anaheim Mighty Ducks acquired Clinton's Scott Young from the Colorado Avalanche for a 1998 third-round draft pick.

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