Bulls Rumors & News

  • LeBron, Wade placing 'a nice bet and more' on World Series

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the week, we detailed how Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has become a vocal supporter of the Cleveland Indians during their postseason run. It just so turns out that James' Indians will be facing one of his friend and former teammate's teams in the World Series. The Chicago..." October 23

  • Jimmy Butler shrugs off idea he’s a “diva”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose to New York, in hopes that the locker room, “whose team is this?” drama would head East with him. This is Jimmy Butler‘s team, with Dwyane Wade now assisting. But the drama isn’t gone yet. On their way out the door, the camps around Rose and Joakim Noah..." October 22

  • Bulls waive Avila, Smith-Rivera and Walkup

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived forward J.J. Avila, guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and guard/forward Thomas Walkup." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Bulls’ Dwyane Wade mum on a potential return to Miami

    Today's Fastbreak "Chicago Bulls’ shooting guard Dwyane Wade sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Rohan Nadkarni of Sports Illustrated last month. As a result, the veteran leader discussed nearly joining the Bulls in the summer 2010, what made him ultimately decide to go home to Chicago as well as a variety of..." October 19

  • Carter-Williams takes No. 1, then changes to No. 7 to avoid issue

    Chicago Sun-Times "Freshly arrived Monday from the Milwaukee Bucks, new Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams initially decided to wear No. 1, which Derrick Rose famously wore. Upon further review, though, Carter-Williams, who was acquired for Tony Snell, changed his mind and opted for the less controversial No. 7...." October 18

  • Bucks, Bulls agree to swap of Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell

    ESPN "The Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls have agreed to swap guard Michael Carter-Williams for swingman Tony Snell, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. A source close to Carter-Williams told Goodman that the guard was informed he was being traded to Chicago late Saturday night. The deal..." October 16

  • Wade calls Jordan, Kobe the 2 greatest SGs of all time

    Total Pro Sports "Ask any basketball fan and you might get the same answer when you ask them who the greatest NBA player of all time is and 9 times out of 10, it will be Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Since his retirement, every new big talent has been dubbed the second coming of Jordan and every single..." October 16

  • Dwyane Wade says superteams are 'great' for league

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade believes that superteams are "great" for the NBA. The Chicago Bulls guard made the declaration during a 20-minute, post-practice media session in which he hit on a variety of different topics regarding the past and present of free agency. Wade -- who welcomed LeBron James and..." October 14

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of SonicsRising.com. While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Wade: LeBron And I Liked Chicago Situation In 2010 Until Heat Could Also Fit Bosh

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade said both he and LeBron James were interested in signing with the Chicago Bulls during the summer of 2010. Wade said Chris Bosh changed the equation since the Miami Heat could accommodate the three of them. "My eyes were here, LeBron's eyes were here," said Wade. "Miami put a..." October 13

  • LeBron James on Dwyane Wade joining Cavs: 'We couldn't afford him'

    ESPN "It would be hard to imagine back when the Miami Heat were coming off consecutive championships a few seasons ago that LeBron James and Dwyane Wade would both leave the franchise as free agents in short order. Yet sure enough, James went back to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and Wade..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • The NBA's leaked Christmas jerseys are familiar, and that's a good thing

    CBS Sports "The NBA's Christmas Day slate might not be perfect, but it's going to look great. On Wednesday, the new Christmas jerseys leaked, via UniWatch's Paul Lukas, and they are essentially updated versions of what we saw last year: Not an eyesore in the bunch. It's a little weird that the Los Angeles..." October 12

  • Can Jimmy Butler lead the NBA in free-throw attempts?

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler doesn't set individual goals. "My trainer does," Butler said. But there's a catch: Chris Johnson, Butler's trainer, doesn't share them with Butler during a season. He merely shapes their workouts around some of the targets he wants Butler to accomplish. "The dude just studies..." October 11

  • Dwyane Wade has no illusions about the Bulls' championship potential

    CBS Sports "Playing in his hometown of Chicago was one of the main reasons Dwyane Wade decided to make a drastic change and leave the Miami Heat for the Bulls this past offseason. While playing in his hometown has always been a dream of Wade's, he is staying realistic and doesn't envision himself bringing a..." October 11

  • Dwyane Wade Might Finally Become A Legitimate Three-Point Threat With The Bulls

    Dime Magazine "Dwyane Wade has always had a tense relationship with the three-point shot. A career 28 percent shooter from beyond the arc, Wade shot a ghastly 16 percent on just 44 attempts in the 2015-16 season, his last with the Miami Heat. His resumé with the Chicago Bulls, his new team and the one he will..." October 09

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Report: Nowitzki pushed for disastrous Rondo to Dallas trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 2015, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle mixed about as well as ammonia and bleach. Or alcohol and late-night texting. You get the idea. The high-IQ, strong-willed player who likes to do things his way, and the coach who wants to micromanage, were destined to be a disaster. Rondo’s time on the..." October 07

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Dwyane Wade explains why LeBron James can never surpass Michael Jordan

    Fox Sports "Maybe Dwyane Wade is just trying to light a fire under one of his best friends. How else to explain the Chicago Bulls guard's recent comments about LeBron James? When Wade was asked whether LeBron can ever catch Michael Jordan, the ghost that James claims he's chasing, Wade was rather..." October 06

  • Could Dwyane Wade Bring Team Banana Boat to Chicago?

    The Ringer "wyane Wade and Rajon Rondo are stopgaps for a retooling Chicago Bulls team. That would sound crazy to someone who fell asleep in 2012 and woke up today, but it’s a reality. Wade and Rondo are two nonshooting, ball-pounding, past-their-prime guards that don’t make a lick of sense for Fred Hoiberg’s..." October 06

  • 3 NBA teams that won’t make a return trip to the playoffs

    Fox Sports "Disappointment looms for these previously successful teams This offseason was one of incredible change in the NBA. You know all the big moves -- Kevin Durant to the Warriors, Dwyane Wade to the Bulls, Russell Westbrook signing an extension in OKC -- and you know how the championship picture..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Dwyane Wade Finally Explains Why He Didn't Sign With LeBron James and the Cavs

    Complex "When Dwyane Wade became a free agent over the summer, there was a lot of speculation about him potentially taking his talents to Cleveland to play alongside his friend and former teammate LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Yes, he would have had to take a huge payout to do it—he would have had to sign..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Bulls lose top pick in Denzel Valentine for at least two weeks

    Chicago Sun-Times "There’s still a lot that Fred Hoiberg wants to see from the 14th overall pick in the NBA June draft. There’s the ball-handling that has Denzel Valentine penciled in as a back-up point guard option. The passing that Hoiberg feels is at a skill level above most rookies. And the shot-making, which..." October 04

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Fresh off strong Olympic showing, Nikola Mirotic seeks more consistency

    Chicago Tribune "Back in early September, Nikola Mirotic arrived at the Advocate Center for informal team workouts, slightly before Jimmy Butler. This gave the third-year forward the opportunity not only to show off the bronze medal he won with Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics for a few days before Butler..." October 03

  • Fred Hoiberg allows Dwyane Wade to stop practice, call out teammates

    ESPN "Aside from his superstar name and championship pedigree, one of the biggest reasons the Chicago Bulls signed Dwyane Wade over the summer was his ability to teach and mentor the team's young core of players. That message has been hammered home during the Bulls' first week of training camp by..." October 02

  • Mike Dunleavy: Cleveland Cavaliers have work ethic not seen in Chicago

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Dunleavy, one of the new members of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has only been with the reigning NBA champions for a few months. But it hasn't taken him long to see what makes the group so special. It goes beyond the bounty of talent. "Pretty humble group for coming off winning a..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Fred Hoiberg encourages Dwyane Wade to take open 3-pointers

    Chicago Tribune "iven that he possesses a career 23.7 points per game scoring average, it's not bragging when Dwyane Wade assesses his ability to adjust to a new offensive system. "My game translates anywhere," Wade said. What may surprise, given his career 3-point shooting percentage of 28.4, is that coach..." September 29

  • Joakim Noah: How I’ll prove Bulls wrong over ‘low blow’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah is not only a new Knick. He’s a new father. The prize of free agency was excused from the first two days of Knicks training camp for the birth of his daughter. After his first practice as a Knick here on Wednesday, Noah said: “I was dealing with something beautiful. My daughter..." September 29

  • Fred Hoiberg encourages Dwyane Wade to take open 3-pointers

    Chicago Tribune "Given that he possesses a career 23.7 points per game scoring average, it's not bragging when Dwyane Wade assesses his ability to adjust to a new offensive system. "My game translates anywhere," Wade said. What may surprise, given his career 3-point shooting percentage of 28.4, is that coach..." September 29

  • Ex-NBA player Bobby Simmons to testify in Hobo super gang trial

    Chicago Sun-Times "Ten years after he got in a car chase with the man alleged to be one of the deadliest members of Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” former NBA player Bobby Simmons is expected to testify Thursday at the Hobo street gang’s federal racketeering trial. Paris “Poleroski” Poe opened fire on Simmons..." September 29

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler wants tough coaching from Fred Hoiberg this season

    CSN Chicago "Much was made of the Jimmy Butler-Fred Hoiberg dynamic last year. As the duo head into Year 2 together with a very different Bulls roster, Jimmy Butler was very clear about one thing he wants out of his coach this season. “I told Fred, ‘As much as you can, use me as an example,’” Butler said..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Thomas Walkup signs a training camp deal with the Bulls

    Sportando "Former Austin State University alumn Thomas Walkup has signed a training camp deal with the Bulls, as he announced via Instagram. " September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • A Phil Jackson protégé is guiding Derrick Rose’s Knicks crash course

    New York Post "There shouldn’t be any surprises for Derrick Rose playing in a Phil Jackson program. The new Knicks point guard has the perfect counsel in his agent, B.J. Armstrong, the philosophical former Bulls point guard who played under Jackson from 1989-95 and won three NBA titles. Armstrong, 49, has..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Scottie Pippen to Join ESPN as NBA Analyst

    The Big Lead "Scottie Pippen is joining ESPN as an NBA analyst, a source with knowledge of the information tells The Big Lead. The source requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. A formal announcement is expected soon. An ESPN spokesman declined to comment. Pippen,..." September 21

  • Rajon Rondo: ‘I guess being black is worse than being a terrorist’

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo usually makes the news on the court or within the confines of basketball itself. He’s an enigmatic personality — one that has had his fair share of issues with coaches and teammates in the past. But he rarely speaks out about the hottest topics touching..." September 21