Bulls Rumors & News

  • Carmelo: Opening vs. Bulls, Cavs is nothing to worry about

    New York Post "Bring it on, says Carmelo Anthony. The triangle and the shooting doesn’t look quite ready for prime time after Friday’s final dress rehearsal — an 83-80 loss to the Raptors at Bell Centre — but Anthony is ready for the show and Da Bulls at the Garden. “We’re not running from it,’’ said..." October 25

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Joakim Noah’s knee will be an ‘issue all season’ — source

    Chicago Sun-Times "Those who know Joakim Noah often cite his warrior mentality. According to a member of the Noah camp, that mentality is about to be tested. “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’ the source said. “He has played through pain before with the plantar [fasciitis], but this is..." October 22

  • Sprained thumb could sideline Jimmy Butler at start of regular season

    Blog-A-Bull "Jimmy Butler was in obvious pain when he injured his thumb during the first quarter of Sunday's preseason victory against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler came over the sideline wincing, but the Bulls did not take him out of the game. He stayed on the court for a few more minutes until Aaron Brooks..." October 21

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • LeBron James: Bulls 'much better than Cavs'

    ESPN.com "Less than two weeks before their first regular season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers. The two teams play Monday night in a preseason game at Ohio State University. The Cavs are calling it their most important preseason game, not just..." October 20

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    Mark Strotman @markstrot

    Joakim Noah very happy with where he's at physically. No swelling in his knee. "Feel a lot better than I did 2 weeks ago." #BullsTalk

  • Bulls’ Pau Gasol has closing role on his mind

    Chicago Sun-Times "Former Bulls forward Carlos Boozer should feel fortunate that he never has been teammates with Pau Gasol. The truth would have hurt. The veteran forward was asked Saturday if he ever has played for a coach who sat him in the fourth quarter of games, and he was brutally honest. “No, no,..." October 19

  • Kobe Bryant Thought He'd Retire With Pau Gasol

    Washington Post "The days leading up to his first – and he hopes, last – decision in free agency were so agonizing for Pau Gasol that he eventually had to turn off his phone and let the voice mail handle what he couldn’t. The calls were so incessant, the recruiting pitches from the game’s top executive executives..." October 19

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Bulls have waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough, as well as forward/center Solomon Jones. Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.

  • Bulls’ Butler a high-volatility stock

    NBA.com "Asterisks abounded Thursday night, when Jimmy Butler went vintage-Derrick Rose – or one-off-Michael Jordan – down the stretch against the Atlanta Hawks. * Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau had starters, including Butler, on the floor late in the Bulls’ mostly dismal performance. * His Atlanta..." October 18

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    chuck swirsky @swirsk054

    The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough, as well as forward/center Solomon Jones.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Michael Jordan becoming great owner, too, for Hornets

    USA Today "As Michael Jordan knows better than anyone from his legendary playing days, one good season does not a reputation make. Respect and credibility are built over time, with one's career a compilation of the good, the bad and — as had been the case in Jordan's post-playing life as an owner and..." October 14

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler: 'I'm not even supposed to be in the NBA'

    CSN Chicago "Jimmy Butler has always been a menace on the defensive end, but the fourth-year guard is starting to realize his immense potential on the offensive end as well. For the third-straight preseason game, Butler flourished from the floor. He was instrumental in the Bulls’ 110-90 victory over Denver..." October 14

  • Thibs: Gasol could be great defender

    ESPN Chicago "Pau Gasol might have known before he signed with the Chicago Bulls this summer that Tom Thibodeau is wired a little differently than most coaches, but over the first two weeks of training camp the veteran big man is seeing first-hand just how big those difference can be. Thibodeau always wants..." October 13

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Despite possibilites, Bulls' Thibodeau feels no added pressure

    CSN Chicago "Without Derrick Rose the past two seasons, there was an apparent ceiling on the Bulls’ potential, dictating how good they could be. Chicago never lost its defensive moxie thanks to Joakim Noah and it did reach the postseason both years – that, despite trading Luol Deng less than halfway into last..." October 11

  • Jimmy Butler looking to bounce back after so-so season

    Chicago Sun-Times "Guard Jimmy Butler had to get away. Last season, he felt under-used offensively and overlooked when D.J. Augustin was running the point and even had a sit-down with coach Tom Thibodeau before the Bulls’ victory in Game 3 against the Wizards to discuss it. He had just played 53 minutes and..." October 10

  • Derrick Rose sits out with soreness

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose sat out the Chicago Bulls' Thursday practice at the Advocate Center with what coach Tom Thibodeau called "a little lower-body soreness." Rose, who has played sparingly in the Bulls' first two preseason games, spent post-practice time lifting weights and conditioning. With the Bulls..." October 09

  • Thibodeau appreciates rookie Doug McDermott’s ‘swag’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Tom Thibodeau wasn’t sure how to word what he is seeing from rookie Doug McDermott. “What do they call it now? Swag,” The Bulls’ coach asked after Tuesday’s preseason overtime loss to the Pistons. “Whatever it is. We called it confidence back in the day.” In Thibodeau’s world, that’s high..." October 08

  • Bulls’ Derrick Rose getting re-educated on NBA contact

    Chicago Sun-Times "Tom Thibodeau’s word of the day Saturday: Physicality. Specifically, Derrick Rose finding it again, and the Bulls’ young players still trying to understand it. Thibodeau said Day 4 of training camp was one of Rose’s best as he continued to take on normal NBA contact, accept it and..." October 05

  • Why the Jimmy Butler contract negotiations could get tricky

    CSN Chicago "As the Bulls prepare for the start of a new season, one off-the-court issue could cause some stress for the front office. Fourth year swingman Jimmy Butler is eligible for a contract extension, which can be negotiated until October 31. If the two parties can’t agree on a deal by then, Butler..." October 03

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Butler hopeful Bulls extension comes soon

    ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler is hoping to stay in Chicago. The swingman made that clear after Tuesday's first practice as the Bulls' front office and Butler's agent, Happy Walters, continue to try to hammer out an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline. "I want to be here," Butler said. "I think the Bulls..." October 01

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Thibs on Noah, Pau and Taj playing together: "The jumbo lineup? We tried that last year. I don’t see that working in today’s NBA."

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says he expects Rose to play without restrictions. Says Bulls will monitor how he's feeling, but says he needs to play through rust.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    The Chicago Bulls have signed free agent center Solomon Jones to a one-year, veteran-minimum deal, league source tells RealGM.

  • Derrick Rose to donate $1 million to Chicago charity

    Sporting News "Derrick Rose is giving back to his hometown in a big way. The Bulls' MVP point guard is donating $1 million to a Chicago charity that, among other things, helps set up apprenticeships for teenagers, the Chicago Tribune reports. The donation to After School Matters was announced Tuesday night..." September 24

  • Nazr Mohammed re-signs with Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls have re-signed center Nazr Mohammed, the team announced today. Last season with the Bulls, Mohammed played in 80 games, averaging 1.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 7.0 mpg. He also appeared in two of Chicago’s five playoff contests. The Bulls now have 14 players under contract for the 2014-15..." September 23

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    Taj Gibson @TajGibson22

    I like coming off the bench tho!!! Starting or coming of the bench really doesn't matter. Please miss me with the drama #SeeRed #BullsNation

  • Taj Gibson remains underrated, crucial to success

    CSN Chicago "Coming off a breakout offensive season in which he was arguably the Bulls’ most reliable scoring option (certainly in the post) and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year runner-up (and probably should have won the award), it seemed as if not only Taj Gibson would return to the starting lineup on a..." September 18

  • Can Joakim Noah repeat as Defensive POY?

    CSN Chicago "Though the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983 (32 seasons), the award has been won by just 19 players. Eight times a player has earned back-to-back DPOY awards (Ben Wallace did it on two occasions), while both Wallace and Dikembe Mutumbo have won the award four..." September 18

  • Bulls have spoken with free agent center Ryan Hollins

    CSN Chicago "Ryan Hollins said Monday that the Bulls were one of a handful of teams that have reached out to him in the final weeks of free agency. Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio, the free agent center listed the Bulls, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, among others, as..." September 17

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent E'Twaun Moore has signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, league source tells RealGM. First year's 50 percent guaranteed.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibs on Rose: "Physically he’s great. Mentally he’s great. We had 5 games in 6 days. He handled that. There was a lot that was real good."

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Rose said he's in best shape ever B4 camp: "I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish but win this championship. That’s tomorrow."

  • Rose on his shot: 'Hell no, I'm not worried'

    Chicago Tribune "Team USA will vie for its fourth straight international gold medal Sunday after its 96-68 demolition of Lithuania on Thursday night at Palau Sant Jordi. The opponent in the FIBA World Cup final will be France or Serbia. And this makes Kenneth Faried sad. "I'm disappointed because I wanted to..." September 12

  • Bulls reach out to Ray Allen's reps

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls have touched base with the representatives of veteran shooting guard Ray Allen, a league source confirmed Monday. The Bulls are one of several teams interested in Allen. The Bulls have had an active offseason, adding free agents Pau Gasol and Aaron Brooks, rookie Doug..." September 09

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Free agent center @TheRyanHollins met with the Heat on Friday, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Kings, Bulls & Spurs also have interest in Hollins

  • Coach K tells media to stop asking Derrick Rose how he's feeling

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski is an elite basketball coach, which is a good thing for his career prospects considering what we learned about him following Team USA practice Friday: he wouldn't be much of a sports reporter. When the team's venerable leader from Duke was asked about the health of Derrick Rose..." September 06

  • Bulls fans shouldn't panic over Rose's World Cup play

    CSN Chicago "OK, I know what you’re thinking. Derrick Rose went 1-for-6 from the field against New Zealand! He’s got seven turnovers in three games and has been relegated to a clear back-up role behind Cavs’ All-Star Kyrie Irving! My advice, relax, Derrick will be just fine. Rose’s lack of numbers so far..." September 04

  • Derrick Rose ‘fine’ with coming off the bench for Team USA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Heading into the FIBA World Cup this summer, the most interesting storyline for Team USA was the return of Derrick Rose. Rose had played just 10 games in total over his last two NBA seasons due to injury, and this was going to be his first time back on the court in competitive play since..." September 02

  • Rose 'feeling good' after FIBA back-to-back

    ESPN.com "Derrick Rose quietly reached a milestone here Sunday night when he came off the bench in an otherwise forgettable first half for Team USA against Turkey. Rose's entrance into the game marked the first time the Chicago Bulls star played in the second half of a back-to-back set since Nov. 22,..." September 01

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team

    ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    DRose will back up Kyrie Irving vs. Finland. "I'm feeling good right now," Bulls star says. Likens 5 games in 6 days to "AAU-type schedule"

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    DRose will back up Kyrie Irving vs. Finland. "I'm feeling good right now," Bulls star says. Likens 5 games in 6 days to "AAU-type schedule"

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Thibodeau says he expects Rose to practice tomorrow and play Friday. Said staff expected him to have 'soreness' after last Saturday.