Bulls Rumors & News

  • Dwyane Wade says he didn't leave Heat because of money or rift with Pat Riley

    CBS Sports "Before Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, there were reports that he was "deeply angered" by their initial contract offer and negotiations had grown contentious. After he agreed to join the Chicago Bulls, it was reported that Heat president Pat Riley never called him during free agency. Riley told..." July 30

  • Butler buoyed by new-look Bulls

    The Score "While his focus is on a maiden Olympic appearance next month in Rio, Jimmy Butler can't help but be excited about the Chicago Bulls' offseason makeover. Now under the spotlight in the Windy City after the departures of former MVP Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah, Butler is delighted for..." July 29

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls are 'Jimmy Butler's team'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade wanted there to be no doubt whatsoever. "This is Jimmy Butler’s team." Taking a cue from former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Wade told reporters Friday during his introductory press conference — after a matter-of-fact joke that the Bulls' are Jerry Reinsdorf's team — that Butler is..." July 29

  • Derrick Rose's bid to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit denied by judge

    Sporting News "The sexual assault suit against Derrick Rose will go to trial after a judge denied the NBA star's request to throw out the case. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled this week that the civil case against the Knicks guard will move forward, saying the plaintiff has a compelling..." July 29

  • Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah leaving Bulls: 'It doesn't last forever'

    CSN Chicago "The winds of change are becoming as constant in the NBA as it is in the NFL, as players and coaches are seemingly more associated with their own brands than they are their employers. Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is living proof of that and wasn’t surprised the winds caught his former..." July 29

  • Bulls Re-Sign Spencer Dinwiddie

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have circled back to guard Spencer Dinwiddie, with the team announcing via press release that he has been re-signed. The length and terms of the arrangement were not relayed in the release, but odds are that it is a minimum salary deal with little or no guaranteed money included. The..." July 28

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

    NESN "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game needs a new host city after the league removed it from Charlotte last week because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law. Right now, the most likely host is New Orleans, which last hosted the event in 2008. Chicago last hosted All-Star Weekend in 1988, when..." July 28

  • Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls projected to miss NBA Playoffs after odd offseasons

    The Comeback "The last time the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat missed the NBA Playoffs in the same year was in the 2007-2008 season, when the Heat won 15 games and traded Shaquille O’Neal to Phoenix, and Ben Gordon led the Bulls — coached by Scott Skiles, Pete Myers and Jim Boylan— in scoring. In other words,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Butler has advice for Jordan's free-throw troubles

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan is a career 42-percent foul shooter, and in Sunday's Team USA exhibition game against China, he missed the only free-throw attempt he got. It was a pretty ugly airball, too. After the game, Jordan's fellow Houston native Jimmy Butler had some sound advice for the big man." July 25

  • Jimmy Butler only cares about the glory ahead of him

    SB Nation "Jimmy Butler does not look back, which is important to remember in the context of the following anecdote. Back when Butler was at Marquette, he had a habit of making life miserable for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. In January of 2011, Butler dropped 19 points on the Orange, including a late..." July 22

  • Rose refers to Knicks as 'superteam'

    NBA.com "Derrick Rose's basketball journey couldn't have been going much better. After a championship game run in his one year of college at Memphis, Rose was drafted by his hometown Chicago Bulls, where the local kid linked in with gritty coach Tom Thibodeau and workaholic teammates such as Joakim..." July 22

  • Is Valentine the Bulls best option for backup point guard?

    Blog-A-Bull "The recent conclusion of this year's Las Vegas Summer League did little to reassure us of the Bulls backup point guard position. It may have opened the door to one more player. Ok yes, I know it's Summer League. The first rule of Summer League is, it's Summer League, everything must be taken..." July 21

  • Details on Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Writing Tell-All Book About His Side Chicks

    Black Sports Online "I think everyone has come to the conclusion Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is never going to let Wade completely go. At this point it doesn’t even matter if Wade was a good or bad husband. After so many years when do you move on? She is trying to get the divorce settlement overturned..." July 21

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Jimmy Butler Hopes Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, And Other Teammates Call Him On ‘Some Bullsh*t’

    Dime Magazine "If you’re a basketball fan in Chicago, here’s to hoping you’re a fan of mercury. Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, and Dwyane Wade will form one of the NBA’s odder star trios in the 2016-17 season, with many wondering whether the three can manage not to murder each other when there are six wanting hands,..." July 19

  • Hoiberg watching film of Big 3s for ideas for managing Butler, Wade, Rondo

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls went from having two ball-dominant teammates in Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, to having three of them in Butler, Dwyane Wade, and Rajon Rondo. Head coach Fred Hoiberg has been preparing for the glut of talent he'll be tasked with managing by examining footage of other teams..." July 18

  • Bulls officially sign Dwyane Wade to reported 2-year, $47.5M contract

    The Score "Dwyane Wade is coming home to The Windy City. The All-Star guard has signed with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced Friday. The deal will reportedly be worth $47.5 million over two years. "We are thrilled that Dwyane has decided to come to Chicago," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said..." July 16

  • Pat Riley has 'great regret' about the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle

    USA Today "Miami Heat president Pat Riley regrets how he handled the Dwyane Wade free agency debacle that ultimately ended in the abrupt and unexpected departure of the most decorated player in franchise history. Too little, too late. "The buck really stops here," Riley said in a press conference on..." July 16

  • The latest Jimmy Butler trade rumor, which might or might not be true

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler remains a Bull. For now, anyway. For today, at least. As of this writing, is all I can confirm. It’s going to be this way, people. Rumors of Butler’s staying and going apparently will be a monthly staple, or maybe weekly or daily the way the Bulls front office seems to be..." July 14

  • Paul Zipser Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "Paul Zipser has agreed upon a multi-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. Zipser was the 48th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft." July 13

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • Haslem says Wade’s departure ‘could have been avoided’

    Miami Herald "For 13 years Udonis Haslem envisioned his career ending only one way: with he and Dwyane Wade in Miami Heat uniforms. Sadly, it won’t, and Haslem, the only remaining member of the Heat’s three NBA championship teams, said he won’t wear the title of last man standing “as a badge of..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • For the Bulls, playing Doug McDermott at the 4 could be disastrous

    Blog-A-Bull "The Warriors are perhaps the most famous example of a team playing small-ball could win an NBA title, and they came four bad minutes from winning two in a row. Now with the addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors potentially have an 'Ultra' Death Lineup in Curry-Thompson-Iguodala-Durant-Green. It's..." July 12

  • Isaiah Canaan, Bulls Agree Upon Two-Year, $2.2M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have agreed upon a two-year, $2.2 million contract with Isaiah Canaan. Canaan was the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Murray State." July 12

  • Bulls take Butler off trade market

    The Score "It appears Jimmy Butler will remain a member of the Chicago Bulls for the time being. After adding several pieces in free agency, the Bulls have taken Butler off the trade market, league sources tell ESPN's Zach Lowe. Chicago will likely enter next season with a core of Butler, Dwyane Wade, and..." July 12

  • Denzel Valentine gushes over Ben Simmons: 'He's like a mini-LeBron'

    ESPN "After getting an up-close look at Philadelphia's Ben Simmons, Chicago rookie Denzel Valentine knows exactly whom the No. 1 overall pick reminds him of. "He's like a mini-LeBron," the Bulls' 14th overall pick said after facing Simmons for the first time as a pro Sunday. "LeBron's probably top..." July 11

  • Rajon Rondo is making an impact on the Bulls already

    Chicago Tribune "It's not often a 10-year NBA veteran visits summer league. Rarer still is seeing such a player sitting on the bench. And while Rajon Rondo obviously wore street clothes during the Bulls' victory over the 76ers Sunday night, the new starting point guard talked to players like Denzel Valentine..." July 11

  • Wade thanks Nuggets on Twitter for impressing him in meeting

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets seemed like a long shot to sign unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade, even after they reportedly put the largest offer on the table: a two-year deal worth over $50 million." July 10

  • Joakim Noah Once Dropped By Phil Jackson's Montana Home Completely Unannounced

    Complex "We need all the stories involving Joakim Noah and Phil Jackson! Hey, maybe they're complete lies, but they always seem to be hilarious, random, and very entertaining. Last week, Jackson shared a story where he met Noah in New York during the spring. "I ran into him on the streets of New York..." July 09

  • Wade’s Latest Snapchat Sounds Like He Regrets Leaving Miami

    Black Sports Online "I saw Dwyane Wade’s appearance on Live with Kelly on Thursday and I immediately noticed the discomfort and downward tone as he spoke about his time in Miami. This has to be a tough period for Wade, leaving a city he has lived and played in for 13 years, and I sensed a lot of regret in the video..." July 09

  • Report: Rajon Rondo’s 2017-18 salary with Bulls $3 million guaranteed

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Bulls signed Rajon Rondo to a two-year contract, there was one key question: How much of his 2017-118 salary was guaranteed? Chicago needed help at point guard and was below the salary floor. Rondo was the best free agent point guard remaining. He upgraded the Bulls next season, and..." July 09

  • Wade’s Ex-Wife Wants to Reopen Divorce Settlement After New Deal

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It began nearly a decade ago — and seemed to have finally ended with a $5 million-plus settlement in 2013. But newly-signed Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade's long, bitter divorce from his high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches still isn't over, at least as far as she's concerned. Funches..." July 08

  • Rondo calls Bulls 'Jimmy's team'

    The Score "Rajon Rondo attempted to avoid any future controversy by making one thing clear during his introduction in Chicago: the Bulls are still Jimmy Butler's team." "It's Jimmy's team," Rondo told reporters on Thursday. "Jimmy, Wade, and then whatever after that." Rondo appears willing to defer to..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade Talks to Kelly Ripa About Signing With Bulls, Reveals LeBron James Is Extremely Cheap

    Complex ""So, uh, what's up? Anything exciting happen to you last night?" That was the first question Kelly Ripa asked her Live With Kelly guest co-host Dwyane Wade on Thursday morning, and it seemed like a good way to lead into what has been a crazy 12-plus hours for the newest member of the..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Bulls' Doug McDermott is willingly giving up his No. 3 jersey to Dwyane Wade

    CBS Sports "All of us at some point of our lives have been taught to respect our elders. It is an important life lesson and is one that Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott is planning on abiding by when it comes to his new teammate Dwyane Wade. Especially when it comes to McDermott's jersey number on the..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade signals Bulls' new path — the dollar-store superteam

    Yahoo! Sports "If nothing else, Dwyane Wade’s move from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls proves that a shocking free-agent decision doesn’t necessarily upend the state of the NBA. The 34-year-old’s decision to leave the only franchise he’s ever known and join his hometown team figures to provide only minor..." July 07

  • Pat Riley admits he is 'so sad' but wishes Dwyane Wade well as he leaves the Heat

    Fox Sports "Dwyane Wade shocked the basketball world Wednesday night by announcing he would leave the Miami Heat and join the Chicago Bulls. There were signs of trouble between the franchise and its cornerstone player in recent days, but few expected the 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion would..." July 07

  • Report: Dwyane Wade will sign deal with Bulls

    SI "Miami Heat free-agent guard Dwyane Wade has informed the Chicago Bulls he will sign a contract with them, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Bulls must clear the requisite cap space to sign Wade, believed to be in the neighborhood of two years, $40 million, according to Ethan..." July 07

  • Cavs Agree To Trade With Bulls For Mike Dunleavy

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal to send Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chicago has had to trade away Dunleavy in order to fit Dwyane Wade's contract into their cap space." July 07

  • Report: Lakers acquire Calderon in trade with Bulls

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls have traded point guard Jose Calderon to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Acquired from the New York Knicks in June, Calderon was sent to the Lakers as the Bulls cleared cap space in order to sign Dwyane Wade. " July 07

  • Report: Bulls attempting to clear cap space to sign Wade

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls are calling other teams in an attempt to unload contracts to create cap room that would allow them to sign Dwyane Wade, according to sources of The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Wade, a Chicago native, is serious about a potential move to the Bulls, Wojnarowski..." July 06

  • Report: Bulls cancel meeting with Wade over flight delays

    Sportsnaut "Set to meet with NBA free agent Dwyane Wade on Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls cancelled the deal when flight plans got in the way. But there’s hope, Bulls fans! “If Wade is still serious,” writes Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, then “Chicago could travel to meet him on Thursday.” Now, this..." July 06

  • Pau Gasol doesn't solve the Spurs' biggest needs

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs won't come out of the offseason empty handed. Once Kevin Durant made his decision they landed Pau Gasol on a two-year, $30 million contract. Gasol had been linked to the Spurs before joining the Bulls and through the entire free agency process, so it's not really a surprise that he'll..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05