Bulls Rumors & News

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

    The Sports Daily "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season..." April 25

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Jimmy Butler on threads, Tom Thibodeau and why Bulls missed playoffs

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler said it's all about the fit. And he wasn't referring to Tom Thibodeau going to the Timberwolves. Butler appeared Wednesday night at the new Bonobos Guideshop on Michigan Avenue, sporting a black blazer from the web-based apparel brand. "The clothes fit me well," he said. "Make..." April 21

  • Joakim Noah is 'high priority' for Bulls in free agency

    Daily Herald "One of the Chicago Bulls' primary tasks for the off-season is to rebuild their relationship with Joakim Noah. Noah had a rough year and it was a contributing factor to the Bulls' disappointing season. New coach Fred Hoiberg watched video and didn't think Noah and Pau Gasol played well..." April 21

  • Derrick Rose counting on 'underdog mentality … to get back to the top'

    Chicago Tribune "Contrary to the growing perception Derrick Rose is disengaged or lacks awareness or shows no emotion, there are moments when he lets his guard down. They typically happen when the arena is mostly empty. He will dote on his toddler son before an early-evening workout at home games. Or he will..." April 19

  • Michael Jordan used to sing Anita Baker to get in opponents' heads

    Sporting News "Michael Jordan's trash talk has been well documented, but did you know No. 23 used to sing to his opponents as well? Former NBA small forward Roshown McLeod spoke about going up against Jordan on the Brown and Scoop Podcast Monday and revealed some of the Hall of Famer's tactics. Not only would..." April 19

  • Bulls reporter: Jimmy Butler has ‘collosal ego,’ hangs with Mark Wahlberg

    Larry Brown Sports "We have heard enough information about Jimmy Butler over the past year or so to safely conclude he is not the most well-liked player in the Chicago Bulls’ locker room. And from the sound of it, he doesn’t really care. On Saturday, Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith told Jason McIntyre on FOX Sports..." April 18

  • Derrick Rose Demanded Rape Accuser Turn Over Used Condoms

    TMZ "Derrick Rose gave his rape accuser a list of demands prior to her deposition ... including one very odd request -- used condoms from the night she was allegedly gang raped. During preparation for a deposition in January ... Rose and his attorneys submitted a request for materials related to the..." April 17

  • Report: Carmelo prefers Thibodeau to coach Knicks

    The Score "Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly made it abundantly clear that the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy is the gig he desires. His chances of making his way to The Big Apple should only be helped by a ringing endorsement from All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, who..." April 15

  • Bulls won’t rule out trading Jimmy Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls will look to make some significant changes this offseason after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Is trading away their best player an option? In a press conference on Wednesday, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and GM Gar Forman..." April 14

  • Michael Jordan congratulates Warriors: ‘Basketball is always evolving’

    CSN Chicago "'96 Bulls or '16 Warriors. Everyone's got a side. But for one night Steph Curry and the Warriors reined supreme, and His Airness took notice. Shortly after the Warriors knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies, 125-104, earning their record-setting 73rd victory of the year, Michael Jordan's manager..." April 14

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Holiday helps spark Bulls past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday is a firm believer that positive momentum can carry into an offseason. "I don't see why not," Holiday said. "At the same time, I'm going to make sure that I work. You can't just have a good game and show up next season and hope everything works..." April 13

  • Some Bulls believe Jimmy Butler gets preferential treatment

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler flew separately from his Bulls teammates for last night’s game against the Pelicans. It was called a family issue, and Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said Butler’s travel was approved. Butler started and had 23 points in 11 assists in a Bulls win. So why did anyone care how Butler..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Butler Calls Season a Learning Curve for Everybody

    NBA.com "Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. It made my bank shot good now," Derrick Rose was saying with a tight smile Monday morning at practice in New Orleans, considering his preseason facial fracture that was the first domino to fall in what became a one-after-another collapse of this..." April 12

  • Butler sparks Bulls' win over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- For a team viewing the upcoming NBA playoffs from the outside looking in, these are the dog days of spring, and no one knows that better than Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has played the last month while battling a sore knee. But when the Bulls needed him the most..." April 11

  • 21d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Rose said he will sit out the final two games. Same with Pau Gasol

  • 21d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gasol will skip last 2 games. Needs MRI for right knee. Gibson, Moore also done for season. Rose gametime.

  • New questions raised in slaying case of Michael Jordan’s father

    Charlotte Observer "A North Carolina judge could decide as soon as next month whether new evidence in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father will earn the convicted triggerman a new trial. Robeson County teenagers Daniel Green and Larry Demery were convicted 20 years ago of fatally shooting James Jordan during a..." April 11

  • 21d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler on co-existing w/ Rose: "C'mon, man. That (expletive) always comes up when people lose. I'm tired of talking about that (expletive)."

  • 22d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said Gibson, Moore will travel but doubtful vs. New Orleans.

  • Gasol: Bulls paying for lapses throughout season

    ESPN Chicago "Bulls All-Star center Pau Gasol said Saturday that his team has had too many stretches this season when it played without a "sense of urgency." "There's been times where we dropped games, lost games, that we should never have lost, especially at home against certain teams," Gasol said after..." April 10

  • LeBron on loss to Bulls: Dellavedova should've passed to me on late shot

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wanted to take the biggest shot of the game on Saturday. Instead, he watched Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova airball it. With about 7 seconds left and Cleveland trailing the Chicago Bulls by two points, Dellavedova took a pass from Kevin Love and..." April 10

  • Kyrie Irving says he's to blame for loss to Bulls

    ABC 13 "Kyrie Irving took the blame for Saturday’s 105-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls, and the Cleveland Cavaliers missed a chance to secure home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. Irving had three turnovers in the fourth quarter during a game-changing 15-4 run by Bulls..." April 10

  • The Bulls Are Reportedly Looking To Re-Sign Joakim Noah Over Pau Gasol

    Uproxx "The Bulls have had a disappointing season. They are not mathematically out of the playoffs just yet, but talks in Chicago have already shifted to the off-season and the impending free agency of their two big men. Pau Gasol is reportedly dissatisfied in Chicago already, and according to the..." April 10

  • 23d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said Gibson, Moore are out vs. Cavs and likely for season.

  • Don’t expect Pau Gasol back with Bulls next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you’ve been following the Bulls closely all season, this report isn’t a surprise so much as a confirmation. While both sides are saying the polite things about wanting to talk to each other this summer, there is little chance that Pau Gasol will be back with the Chicago Bulls next season...." April 09

  • Wade, Whiteside lead Heat past lifeless Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI -- The Miami Heat moved up into a fourth-place tie in the Eastern Conference, and the Chicago Bulls have virtually moved out of the playoffs altogether. That was the end result of Thursday's game in which Dwyane Wade scored 21 points to lead..." April 08

  • Pau Gasol not upbeat on staying with Bulls

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol said he has not decided whether he will look to remain with the Bulls after this season ends. Gasol, who is expected to use the player opt out in his contract after the season, had said before February's trade deadline that how the Bulls finished down the stretch..." April 08

  • The Chicago Bulls Are The Most Unhealthy Franchise in Today's NBA, And It's Not 'Luck'

    Blog-A-Bull "I don't believe what we have seen happen to the Chicago Bulls over the past six seasons from a health perspective is pure coincidence. As a whole, injuries are inherently unpredictable. Human error simply allows for too many unforeseeable mistakes to be able to appropriately predict when a..." April 07

  • How Crying Jordan became the most divisive image on the Internet

    Fox Sports "I love Crying Jordan. I am an unapologetic Jordanist. There's something about a tasteful, well-executed Photoshop of Jordan's gin-swollen, twice-baked potato face that reaches me on a deep, visceral level. This, of course, makes me pro-Jordan, a.k.a. part of the problem, a.k.a. one side of..." April 06

  • Horace Grant now with Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "For five days, Horace Grant and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, ruminated about what to say and how to respond to accusations by Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf that Grant reneged on a handshake agreement to stay with the team. In a news conference last week, Reinsdorf also accused Grant of feigning..." April 06

  • Reeling Grizzlies end skid with win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In the quiet of the Chicago Bulls' locker room Tuesday night at FedExForum, point guard Derrick Rose tried to explain how a virtual must-win game for his team turned into a 108-92 loss to the reeling and hobbled Memphis Grizzlies. "They just played like they wanted to get to..." April 05

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Butler's clutch shots lift Bulls past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't just a game on the line Sunday evening for the Chicago Bulls; their postseason hopes were hanging in the balance, too. Fortunately for the Bulls, Jimmy Butler answered the call. Butler hit two clutch shots in the closing minutes as the Bulls held off a furious..." April 03

  • 29d
    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Bulls list Derrick Rose (elbow) and Taj Gibson (ribs) as doubtful for tonight.

  • Pistons notch crucial win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When it mattered most, the Detroit Pistons bore down to hit key shots and defeat the Chicago Bulls 94-90 on Saturday night at the United Center. After shooting 5 of 12 from the free-throw line in the first half, the Pistons hit 15 of 22 in the final two quarters and sank their..." April 03

  • Scottie Pippen says 1995-96 Bulls would sweep Warriors in seven game series

    The Comeback "The Golden State Warriors (68-8) are on the verge of potentially breaking the NBA-regular season record for wins, Paul Pabst of the Dan Patrick Show asked former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen how this season’s Warriors would match up against his 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, who currently hold the..." April 03

  • 30d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Rose did some of shootaround and most likely out vs. Pistons. MRI showed swelling on bursa sac.

  • 30d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gibson went home to New York for personal matter. Trying to get back but doubtful with fractured rib.

  • Bulls reportedly will not fire Fred Hoiberg for financial reasons

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls had best get used to Fred Hoiberg, because finances dictate that he’ll be around for a while. According to the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Hoiberg’s job is not in any danger despite a poor season and rumors of an unsettled locker room. The reason is mostly financial." April 02

  • 31d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Taj Gibson said he's going to try to play vs. Pistons with his fractured rib. So there's that.

  • Bulls 'softening' on retaining Pau Gasol

    Chicago Tribune "When a team fails to meet expectations, negativity and speculation follow. And so it stands that Yahoo Sports reported several league executives believe the Celtics and Magic may revive attempts this summer that were started and rebuffed at the February trade deadline to acquire Jimmy Butler...." April 01

  • Bulls' Butler: 'I don't plan on going anywhere'

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler isn't concerned about the recent trade rumors regarding his future in Chicago. Butler, who signed a five-year max contract worth over $90 million with the Bulls last summer, made it clear that he wants to stay -- and win -- in Chicago for the long haul. "That's..." April 01

  • Butler, Bulls push past Rockets

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Jimmy Butler deftly deflected the praise for his fourth-quarter offensive orchestration Thursday. The Chicago Bulls guard instead shifted credit to Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic while ignoring the fact that his scoring burst in the third quarter set the stage for his late..." March 31