Bulls Rumors & News

  • Pau Gasol announces he will play for Spain basketball team at Olympics

    ESPN "Pau Gasol says he is willing to play for Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, writing in a newspaper column that his duty to the national team overwhelmed his concerns about the Zika virus. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol wrote..." June 25

  • It certainly looks like Derrick Rose is recruiting Joakim Noah to Knicks

    New York Post "Is Derrick Rose already trying to make extra-nice with Knicks free-agent target Joakim Noah? The Rose recruiting may have already started as Rose and Noah, former Bulls teammates, were hanging out late Thursday at the 1Oak club in Manhattan. Rose will be introduced at a Knicks press conference..." June 25

  • Wizards lead four-team race for Joakim Noah in NBA free agency, sources say

    Sporting News "The summer of crazy spending in the NBA is only days away and it is likely to start in Washington. But we’re not talking about the Wizards’ pursuit of Kevin Durant, which most observers regard as slightly delusional. According to sources, the Wiz are locked in on making a major offer to Joakim..." June 24

  • Bulls GM: 'We did not shop Jimmy Butler'

    CSN Chicago "The speculation was rampant outside of the Bulls’ war room but inside of it, the Bulls’ front office wasn’t focused on the speculation surrounding Jimmy Butler trade talks. To make matters even more bizarre—or humorous depending on your point of view—Butler was in the Advocate Center, as the..." June 24

  • Rose to wear No. 25 with Knicks in honor of Chicago hoops star

    New York Daily News "A new team, a new city and now a new jersey number for Derrick Rose. The new Knicks point guard will wear No. 25 in New York, which is a throwback for Rose, who wore the number in high school to honor slain Chicago hoops star Ben “Benji” Wilson. "I was honored to have that number," Rose told..." June 24

  • Phil Jackson: Rose trade is 'reinvigorating' for Anthony

    ESPN "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the addition of Derrick Rose will be "reinvigorating" for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony expressed concern over the direction of the franchise after the season, wondering whether the Knicks planned to compete in the near future or undergo a long-term..." June 24

  • Celtics Made Strongest Push For Jimmy Butler, Not Timberwolves

    NESN "Despite ongoing talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler still is a Chicago Bull. And it turns out the Timberwolves didn’t even make the strongest push for the shooting guard. The team that actually made the most enticing offer for Butler was the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s..." June 24

  • Bulls Sought Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn From Wolves For Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The trade talks the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves had on Jimmy Butler have broken down. The Bulls were seeking Zach LaVine and the No. 5 overall pick (Kris Dunn) from Minnesota for Butler." June 23

  • Report: Talks ongoing between Bulls, Timberwolves regarding Butler

    The Score "Trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves involving Jimmy Butler broke down after Chicago demanded Zach LaVine over Ricky Rubio in the deal, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports, citing sources. However, ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Minnesota is continuing to engage in..." June 23

  • Michael Jordan vetoed Tracy McGrady trade for Scottie Pippen on draft night

    SI "Tracy McGrady was drafted with the No. 9 overall pick of the 1997 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors but was nearly a member of the Chicago Bulls until Michael Jordan vetoed a trade. McGrady told ESPN's The Jump that he was nearly traded to Chicago in exchange for Scottie Pippen but Jordan did..." June 23

  • NY tabloids all made same Rose headline pun

    Awful Announcing "Ever come up with a great joke, get ready to share it and then realize 100 people have already made it? That’s probably how headline writers from the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday felt Thursday morning. Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday, and one pun sprung to..." June 23

  • Knicks could make push for Joakim Noah in free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here come the the Knicks. One day after pulling off a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bulls for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, another star with ties to the Windy City is on New York's offseason radar: Center Joakim Noah. According to ESPN New York, some within the Knicks want to make a push..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Why trading for Derrick Rose is a smart gamble for the Knicks – and a relief to Rose

    Yahoo! Sports "Derrick Rose is a Knick, and the collection of spare parts the Bulls received for him tells you all you need to know about how far the former MVP has fallen. Robin Lopez is a starting center, Jose Calderon is a serviceable guard and there is some who believe Jerian Grant will develop into a useful..." June 23

  • Derrick Rose traded to Knicks in deal involving Robin Lopez

    SB Nation "The Derrick Rose era in Chicago appears to be over. The Bulls have agreed to trade the former MVP to the New York Knicks in a deal involving Robin Lopez, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charnaria. Per the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant will..." June 23

  • Report: Heat in preliminary talks to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "On the same day that they traded Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are reportedly talking about trading another former franchise cornerstone — Jimmy Butler. Of course, we can’t really grade the merits of this potential trade without knowing who would be going to Toronto and Chicago. For now, it..." June 22

  • Wizards reportedly among teams interested in free agent Joakim Noah

    Bullets Forever "One of the biggest needs the Wizards will need to fill this summer is at backup center. They need someone dependable down low who can fill in for Marcin Gortat when needed and perhaps provide a little extra on the defensive end when needed. The first name to pop up in the rumor mill certainly..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • DEZ WELLS ACCEPTS INVITE TO PLAY FOR BULLS AT SUMMER LEAGUE

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Dez Wells, who had an injury-riddled 2015-16 season as an undrafted free agent and never made an NBA roster for the regular season, will play for the Chicago Bulls at Las Vegas summer league, a person with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com on Sunday. Wells accepted the invite..." June 19

  • Knicks have discussions about trading for Derrick Rose

    ESPN "The New York Knicks are looking to upgrade their backcourt, and one player on their radar is Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, league sources tell ESPN. The Bulls' interest in trading Rose, 27, is unknown at this..." June 17

  • Jimmy Butler on staying in Chicago: ‘I can’t do anything about that’

    Mass Live "Draymond Green recently garnered some attention with his ability to list every player drafted ahead of him in 2012. Jimmy Butler may not be able to rattle off all the guys who went before him the previous year, but at least remembers who the Boston Celtics landed from that draft. "JaJuan..." June 17

  • The Bulls acquired Spencer Dinwiddie from the Pistons in exchange for Cameron Bairstow

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today they have acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward/center Cameron Bairstow. Dinwiddie (6-6, 200) played the last two seasons in Detroit, where he posted 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game. " June 17

  • Pau Gasol may freeze sperm prior to Summer Olympics

    Sportsnaut "It’s not yet known whether Chicago Bulls big man Paul Gasol will suit up for the Spanish National Team in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio. Though, one thing is clear. If Gasol does indeed head to Brazil to represent his nation, he might be leaving an important package back at..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • Should the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler?

    iSportsweb "Last summer, Jimmy Butler signed a 5-year, $90 million max contract with the Chicago Bulls. Now, Butler’s name is being thrown around in trade rumors. Should the Bulls consider trading Jimmy Butler? The answer is absolutely not. Unless a team offers multiple draft picks and proven players, Bulls..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Kevin Hart recalls ticking off Michael Jordan with high-pants joke

    The Score "Kevin Hart believes he might be in Michael Jordan's bad books over a joke he made about the NBA legend during a charity event. The comedian shared the story on Tuesday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Hart, who was hosting the event, said he decided to loosen up the crowd by cracking..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Report: Bulls won’t trade Butler to Wolves without getting Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade for Jimmy Butler using the No. 5 pick as the centerpiece of a deal. Surprise, surprise: That’s not nearly enough. The Bulls reportedly wants Andrew Wiggins." June 15

  • Is Derrick Rose On His Way Out?

    Basketball Insiders "Yesterday, ESPN’s Chad Ford and Marc Stein revealed that the Minnesota Timberwolves are gearing up for a hefty offer to the Chicago Bulls for guard Jimmy Butler, suggesting a package built around the fifth overall pick and several roster players. There is little doubt that sounds attractive to..." June 15

  • Wolves interested in trading No. 5 pick for Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves are prepared to part with the No. 5 overall pick in this month's draft, as the centerpiece of a trade package, if they can use it to construct a deal for Chicago Bulls star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, in..." June 14

  • Joakim Noah to Sportando: I'll consider every offer on the table this summer

    Sportando "French big-man Joakim Noah was one of the guest at Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso. After a disappointing season with the Bulls, Noah is preparing for the first free-agency of his career. A new experience that he's ready to be a part of it- We had the opportunity to talk to him for a couple of minutes,..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • Derrick Rose’s Rape Accuser Upset Lawyers Portraying Her as THOT

    Black Sports Online "A woman is suing Derrick Rose for $21 million saying Rose and his friends gang raped her. Rose has vehemently denied the accusation and questioned her motives for the lawsuit. She was deposed by Rose’s attorneys and was not happy about some of the questioning according the Jasmine Brand. The..." June 07

  • Phil Jackson believes LeBron James must go to next level for Cavaliers to win NBA Finals

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson believes LeBron James needs to find another level for the Cavaliers to climb out of their Finals hole, much like Michael Jordan did 23 years prior. Speaking on a stage with Shaquille O'Neal on Monday, Jackson recalled how Jordan, trailing the 1993 Eastern Conference finals 0-2 to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Timofey Mozgov Isn’t Playing in Cleveland, But Could He Work in Chicago?

    Pippen Ain't Easy "The Chicago Bulls need a legit center who can be a one-man wall in the paint, lurk at the rim, erase lay-ups and clean the boards like nobody’s business. In free agency, the Bulls may well look at some former opponents who fit better with a player’s coach like Fred Hoiberg than with the King..." June 06

  • Timberwolves to pursue Joakim Noah

    The Score "Tom Thibodeau is looking to gather the troops now that he's back in the league. The Minnesota Timberwolves, headed up by Thibodeau, will reportedly chase Joakim Noah in free agency, sources tell Mitch Lawrence of The Sporting News. Noah, a nine-year veteran of the Chicago Bulls, will be an..." June 05

  • Dejounte Murray May Be the Best Option at Guard if the Bulls Plan to Draft for the Future

    Blog-A-Bull "The departure of Tom Thibodeau from the Chicago Bulls last year set the table this season for highlighting areas in need of improvement throughout the team and organization. As the season progressed, one of the more glaring issues with respect to Thibs' departure became the inability for the Bulls..." June 04

  • Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, Pau Gasol And Chris Paul Took On Harvard Business School Together

    Dime Magazine "It’s June, which means if you’re in school right now you are probably counting down the days until summer. But if you’re Channing Tatum, LL Cool J, or the NBA’s Pau Gasol and Chris Paul…school has just begun? This unexpected foursome have signed up for class at Harvard University, where they’re..." June 04

  • Why the Chicago Bulls should pursue Harrison Barnes in free agency

    iSportsweb "Harrison Barnes would be a perfect fit for the struggling Chicago Bulls. The Bulls need a solid small forward that can score, but most importantly, play defense. He would complement the Bulls backcourt of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler and fit Fred Hoiberg’s coaching. After just turning 24,..." June 04

  • Should the Wolves pursue Joakim Noah this summer?

    Canis Hoopus "Reports surfaced Wednesday around noon indicating that Chicago Bulls' center Joakim Noah may be on his way out of the Windy City. An anonymous Bulls' player told the Chicago Sun-Time's Joe Cowley that "[Noah] has no trust in the front office getting [the team] going in the right direction" and..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Pau Gasol still talking about possibly coming to Spurs

    NBC San Antonio "Another day, another comment from Pau Gasol on possibly joining the San Antonio Spurs. As you are well aware of by now, Bulls center Pau Gasol will be a free agent this summer and there have been thoughts he could join the Spurs. It started with his brother, Marc Gasol, suggesting to his big..." June 02

  • Potential Bulls free agency targets: Bismack Biyombo, Ian Mahinmi

    Blog-A-Bull "The Chicago Bulls' defense took a step back last year and was one of the league's worst the second half of this season. The absence of Joakim Noah played a factor in that, as Pau Gasol got worse and worse on that end as the year went on and the other bigs weren't capable of anchoring a..." June 01

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika virus

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk. He said..." May 31