A native of Brazil, Felicio earned a contract with the Bulls after he showed well in the 2015 NBA Summer League. The 23-year-old went on to appear in 31 games as a rookie, averaging 3.4 points and 3.3 rebounds over 10.4 minutes a night. Though his role was limited, Felicio showed real promise, shooting 55.6 percent from the field and sparkling in a four-game stint in the G League with averages of 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds despite playing modest minutes there, too. Felicio turned in his first NBA game with double-digit rebounds Mar. 17 when he collected 10 against Brooklyn, but his finest performances came near the end of the season, when Felicio got some extra run. He scored 16 points along with five rebounds Apr. 9 against Cleveland, then dropped 16 again with six boards two days later against New Orleans before finishing the season with a nine-rebound game against the Sixers.2016
After impressing in the NBA Summer League for the second consecutive year, Felicio got into 66 games for the Bulls in 2016-17 -- more than twice as many as his rookie year. His minutes ticked up noticeably to 15.8 per night, and he improved his production accordingly, averaging 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. After shooting impressively as a rookie, he actually increased his efficiency a couple ticks as a sophomore, making 57.9 percent of his shots. Felicio posted the first three double-doubles of his NBA career, including a career-high 12 boards alongside 12 points, two assists and a steal Dec. 30 against Indiana. The towering Brazilian's season high in scoring was 13 points to accompany five rebounds and a block against the Knicks on Jan. 12. He also made his NBA postseason debut, appearing in all six games of the Bulls' first-round loss to the Celtics and gathering 11 rebounds in Game 3 of that series.2017
Felicio spent time in both the NBA and the G League in his third season in the Bulls' organization. With Chicago, the Brazilian appeared in 55 games, making 16 starts and averaging 17.8 minutes per contest. He set new career highs with 5.6 points and 1.0 assists per game. Felicio also averaged 4.2 rebounds per game in his reserve role. The 25-year-old had his highest-scoring game at the NBA level on Mar. 19, when he dropped 17 points against the Knicks on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. Felicio grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds in a win over Orlando on Mar. 30. He had 10 or more rebounds on four occasions and totaled three double-doubles for the year. In his time with the G League's Windy City Bulls, Felicio looked the part of a future star. Across eight games, he averaged 17.4 points and 11.0 rebounds in 34.8 minutes per night. Felicio was also an imposing defensive presence in the G League, averaging 2.6 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.2018
Felicio played his fourth season with Chicago in 2018-19, once again serving as a reserve option. He played in 60 games, all off the bench, averaging 12.4 minutes of playing time per night. The 27-year-old didn't shoot often, with only 3.0 field goal attempts per game, though he shot an effective 53.1 percent from the field. As one might expect from a player that stands 6-foot-10, Felicio did most of his work inside. Just four of his 179 field-goal attempts came from 3-point range. Overall, the Brazilian big man averaged 4.0 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He averaged a double-double on on a per-36 minute basis, with 11.6 points and 10.5 rebounds. Felicio did not have any standard double-doubles on the season, though he came close with 10 points and eight rebounds Mar. 18 versus the Suns. His highest-scoring effort of the season occurred two days later, when Felicio produced 15 points in a win over Washington. He grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in a loss to Sacramento on Mar. 17.
July 12, 2015Signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls
July 6, 2017Signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bulls