Bulls Rumors & News

  • 18h
    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game, NBA announces

  • With Derrick Rose out, Bulls' road trip ends with 108-91 loss to Hornets

    Chicago Sun-Times "Taj Gibson remembered the good ol’ days, when the defensive-minded Bulls were in a funk, losing players to injuries and fought their way out of it. “It feels like my rookie year,” Gibson said. “We’re just going out there fighting with whoever we have. Guys are [playing] to the best of their..." February 09

  • Jay Williams advocates for marijuana as painkiller for athletes

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Williams is advocating for marijuana to be accepted as a form of painkillers used by professional athletes. The former Duke star and No. 2 overall draft pick by the Chicago Bulls had his basketball career derailed by a motorcycle injury that left him with severe leg damage, torn ligaments..." February 09

  • Bull for Bull: Pau Gasol to replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is out of the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend due to a strained knee. Which suck, because he earned that spot, and while the fans didn’t vote him in the coach’s did. Butler’s teammate Pau Gasol will replace him. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets to make the call on a..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler to Miss 3-4 Weeks and All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler was re-examined by Bulls Head Team Physician Brian Cole. Butler is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a strained left knee. Butler has begun rehabbing his injury and he will be allowed to engage in all activities as tolerated with the primary..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Derrick Rose ruled out vs. Hornets due to general soreness

    The Score "The grind of the NBA season has begun to take its toll on Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, who's already missed six games due to injury. His seventh absence will come Monday night on the road against the Charlotte Hornets, as the former league MVP will not be in uniform due to general..." February 08

  • Bulls' Hoiberg says there's no target date for Jimmy Butler's return

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls star wing Jimmy Butler suffered a strained knee last Friday vs. the Denver Nuggets. Fortunately, an MRI confirmed there was no tear. He missed the Bulls' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend and was listed as day-to-day. At Monday's shootaround prior to the team's..." February 08

  • The only blame Fred Hoiberg deserves in this Bulls mess is believing GM Gar Forman

    Chicago Sun-Times "Fred Hoiberg isn’t without blame. After all, the first-year Bulls coach actually believed what was coming out of the mouth of his so-called friend in general manager Gar Forman. Enough so that he actually left the comforts of Ames, Iowa, walked away from a successful basketball program..." February 08

  • Final push sends Wolves past Bulls

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the second game in a row, the Timberwolves slammed the door. In a season that hasn’t included a whole lot of victories, with a young team that at times looked like it had a whole lot yet to learn, tangible proof of improvement is now being offered. Which is why the announced 17,876 fans..." February 07

  • 3d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Butler is listed as out tonight vs. T-Wolves on the injury report. Dunleavy and Gasol are both listed as questionable

  • Nuggets rally from 16-point deficit in fourth quarter to defeat Bulls

    Denver Post "For a while, it seemed all of the good fortune in the world couldn't save the Nuggets from their fiercest enemy. Themselves. But then, they created their own fortune, storming back in an electric fourth quarter to stun the Bulls 115-110 on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets, who..." February 06

  • Jimmy Butler hyperextended knee, could play Monday

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler took a hard fall on Friday and hurt his left knee, but it might not have been as bad as it looked. CSN's Vincent Goodwill reported that Butler hyperextended his knee, and he will "likely" be back in the lineup on Monday or Wednesday. After the Bulls' 115-110 loss..." February 06

  • Bulls hoping Jimmy Butler injury to left knee only a sprain

    Chicago Sun-Times "Breathe. No easy exercise for the Bulls organization for about 20 minutes Friday night, and it had very little to do with the high altitude of Denver, either. With 1:06 left in the first half in the eventual 115-110 loss to the Nuggets, two-time All-Star Jimmy Butler took to the air as he..." February 06

  • Bulls: Jimmy Butler to play against Nuggets

    CSN Chicago "Beat up as he may be, Jimmy Butler will give it a go against the Denver Nuggets after missing Wednesday’s game in Sacramento with left knee tendinitis. The Bulls’ leading scorer went through morning shootaround after going through treatments on the muscles surrounding his left knee over the..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • Michael Jordan Surges on Web as ‘Crying Jordan’

    The Wall Street Journal "More than a decade after Michael Jordan retired from playing basketball, a picture of him is still striking fear into the hearts of professional athletes. The latest Internet meme involves an image of Mr. Jordan’s tear-streaked face superimposed on pictures of athletes or coaches who lost an..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Shorthanded Bulls top Kings behind E'Twaun Moore's career night

    CSN Chicago "You know the drill: Bulls team appears on brink of destruction, before someone rises up to save them from themselves, at least for a night. With the stars aligned, and one missing, the Bulls emerged with an emotional 107-102 win over the Sacramento Kings, as the savior was the position that had..." February 04

  • Sources: Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr.'s return date set

    Yahoo! Sports "Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is set to make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. The plan for Dunleavy to play on Saturday is dependent on him not suffering any physical setbacks between now and then. Dunleavy will travel..." February 04

  • 6d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Left knee tendinitis for Butler, it's officially called. Bulls hopeful he'll be back Friday

  • 6d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Jazz forward and Canadian Trey Lyles to replace injured Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic on World Team in Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto.

  • Report: Rival executives doubt Bulls intent on keeping Pau Gasol past trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "The latest report had the Bulls wanting to re-sign Pau Gasol rather than trade him. Not everyone buys that. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: Two rival executives aren’t convinced the Bulls are done gauging the market for Gasol, whom the Bulls would like to re-sign this offseason but..." February 03

  • Nikola Mirotic's hospital stay extended for hematoma removal

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic checked into the hospital last Wednesday for an emergency appendectomy and ended up staying a few extra days for a hematoma removal, the Bulls announced Tuesday. " February 02

  • Neto turns in career night against former MVP

    Salt Lake Tribune "By the end of Utah's 105-96 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls, the Jazz, the media, and all 18,811 at Vivint Smart Home Arena realized what they had seen. Raul Neto thoroughly outplayed Derrick Rose in the extra session. Yes, Neto, Utah's rookie starting point guard had gotten the best of..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • LA Clippers beat Chicago Bulls, now 15-3 without Blake Griffin

    L.A. Daily News "When Blake Griffin went down with an injury five weeks ago, one had to wonder how well his Clippers would do without him. Almost incredibly, the Clippers had gone 14-3 sans Griffin heading into Sunday’s matinee against the visiting Chicago Bulls. Make that 15-3 as the Clippers walloped the..." February 01

  • Bulls assign Mike Dunleavy to D-League

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward Mike Dunleavy to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the Flexible Assignment Rule." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Pau Gasol: Bulls 'not disciplined ... it's a fact'

    ESPN "Pau Gasol has been in the NBA long enough to be painfully honest. That's why the 15-year veteran was so blunt in the criticism of his own team after Sunday's disheartening 120-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "We're not disciplined," Gasol said. "Yep. We're not. That's it. It's true...." February 01

  • 'Pain free' Mike Dunleavy feeling good as his return inches closer

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls swingman Mike Dunleavy says he is "pain free" and is hopeful to return to game action soon after missing all year because of offseason back surgery. Dunleavy, who has started taking contact in practice since late last week, will practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden..." January 31

  • 9d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg on trade talks:"We’re comfortable with this group.Unless something earth-shattering comes up, I don’t anticipate anything happening"

  • Has E'Twaun Moore become the Bulls starting SF?

    Blog-A-Bull "E'Twaun Moore got the start last night. Is he the solution until Dunleavy comes back? The reason for the surprise should be fairly obvious. He is seen as a role player that can fill in when other players get injured. Sure, Dunleavy is hurt, but that hasn't stopped Moore from having 12 DNPs this..." January 30

  • 10d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Dunleavy will go to Santa Cruz to work out will Warriors DLeague team. Just practices, no games.

  • Are Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler figuring out how to play together?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For at least one night, they looked like one of the more formidable backcourt combinations in the NBA. Thursday night in Los Angeles Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler looked comfortable together — they played 19 minutes together and the Bulls were +18. Early in the game Butler pushed the pace in..." January 30

  • Jimmy Butler justifies All-Star nod in Bulls win over Lakers

    Chicago Sun-Times "Not a bad day for Jimmy Butler at all on Thursday. Not only did the new face of the Bulls franchise get a bro hug from good friend Mark Wahlberg during the first quarter of the eventual 114-91 win over the Lakers, but then went out and backed up his All-Star nod from earlier in the afternoon by..." January 29

  • Kobe Bryant said Pau Gasol felt disrespected by Lakers’ front office

    L.A. Daily News "Moments before tipoff, Pau Gasol turned his head and saw Kobe Bryant walking onto the court. The two then shared a hug before Bryant slapped Gasol on the back multiple times. It symbolized the strong partnership through 6 1/2 seasons with the Lakers that spanned three NBA Finals appearances and..." January 29

  • Bulls to stand pat at trade deadline, looking to re-sign Gasol

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls are no longer looking to trade their frontcourt players. Injuries to Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) have grounded Chicago's fervent efforts to swing a big for a wing, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, and Noah were..." January 29

  • Left out of All-Star game, Pau Gasol says voting is unfair

    Chicago Sun-Times "Despite missing out on being named an All-Star starter by just 360 fan votes, Pau Gasol wasn’t selected by the coaches as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team. Three players all under 6-10 – LeBron James, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony – were voted as the the East’s front court starters,..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

  • 12d
    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 12d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • 12d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Hoiberg says Rose is "good to go" tonight vs. Lakers.

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Kobe Bryant says Lakers fans didn't appreciate Pau Gasol

    SB Nation "The Lakers welcome Pau Gasol and the Bulls to town on Thursday, which put Kobe Bryant in a nostalgic mood. Bryant made a strong statement when asked about Gasol's Lakers career in a Tuesday morning media session. "I think the city of L.A. didn't really appreciate what he did and what we had,"..." January 28

  • Nikola Mirotic undergoes appendectomy, to return after All-Star break

    Sportsnaut "Injuries and illness are stealing depth from the Chicago Bulls frontcourt. The team announced Nikola Mirotić underwent an appendectomy that “went as expected” and should return after the All-Star break. Mirotić joins Joakim Noah, who is out for the season after dislocating his shoulder, on the..." January 28

  • 13d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    As for Pau Gasol ... latest signals out of Chicago are that the Bulls want to RE-SIGN the free agent-to-be. As opposed to trading him

  • Sweet home Chicago as Dwyane Wade leads Heat past Bulls

    Miami Herald "Hold the fort. Right the ship. Those are the phrases Dwyane Wade used at Sunday’s practice. He could have chosen others. Stop the bleeding. Turn the tide. Whatever cliché Wade chose, everyone knew who needed to lead the effort. This is how it has worked for so many of his 13 seasons for the kid..." January 26

  • Derrick Rose won't return vs. Heat after exiting with hamstring, back injuries

    The Score "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't return to Monday's game at the United Center against the Miami Heat due to injuries to both his lower back and right hamstring, the team announced. Backup Aaron Brooks started the second half in his place. He's the only guard head coach Fred Hoiberg..." January 25

  • Mike Dunleavy Jr. Targeting February Return

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Dunleavy Jr. is targeting a February return from his offseason back surgery. Dunleavy will be paced through a controlled scrimmage with contact on Tuesday and will also travel with the team on their seven-game trip. Dunleavy said his back feels "great."" January 25