Bulls Rumors & News

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Bulls Sign Ryan Arcidiacono To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have agreed to a deal with Ryan Arcidiacono, Daniele Labanti of Corriere Di Bologna reports. Sean Highkin of The Athletic confirms the signing and adds that it will be a two-way deal. The Bulls now have used both of their two-way contracts with the team adding Antonio Blakeney to a..." July 24

  • Dwyane Wade to be honored with 'Human Spirit' award by Hall of Fame

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been named one of three 2017 recipients of the Mannie Jackson Basketball's Human Spirit Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The award, according to the Hall, "honors individuals who have found the game of basketball to be a..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving requested trade in June, wanted to join Bulls

    Yardbarker "Until the Cleveland Cavaliers either trade him or Kyrie Irving drops his request to be dealt, there’s going to be a ton of drama in Ohio. That much was made real on Friday after a stunning report came out that Irving demanded a trade. More than anything, it seems Irving simply doesn’t want to..." July 23

  • Report says there's a possibility Derrick Rose comes back to Bulls

    CSN Chicago "Is there another episode of #TheReturn brewing? The Bulls just departed with Derrick Rose last offseason, but he might be considering a return to his hometown, per a Thursday afternoon report. Rose had been linked in previous reports to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers, but..." July 20

  • Lakers considered Dwyane Wade pursuit to lure LeBron James

    Fanrag Sports "In a report themed around the Los Angeles Lakers attempting to become the kind of destination for free agents they haven’t been in a few years, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski detailed one potential move that would have represented LeBron James groundwork. Having become the lurking presence for a..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Bulls fans no longer seeing red with FIREGARPAX billboard

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Bulls unveiled their “See Red” campaign prior to the 2014 playoffs as a way to help brand the organization while linking fans to their basketball team. Three years later and the fans have grown skeptical, primarily in the front office. Which is why it wasn’t exactly surprising to..." July 19

  • Report: Dwyane Wade Could Return to Heat if Bulls Buy Him Out

    12 Up "Dwyane Wade and Miami seemed to be a match made in heaven. When the Flash made his official decision to leave the Heat to play for Chicago at the start of the 2016 season, many people were taken aback. Wade can't leave Miami, can he? The 12-time All-Star would end up signing with the Bulls..." July 19

  • Jimmy Butler confirms that he thought he would stay with the Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler’s uniform has changed, but his exit story from the Bulls last month continued to stay the same. Appearing on “The Bill Simmons Podcast,’’ Butler confirmed a Sun-Times story that when he left a June meeting with general manager Gar Forman and VP of basketball operations John Paxson,..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Pelicans to sign Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans added some help to their backcourt on Saturday when they reached agreement to sign veteran point guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal, a source confirmed. The Vertical was the first to report the news. The amount he signed for is still unclear. ESPN reported that..." July 15

  • Bulls claim David Nwaba off waivers

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Lakers waived David Nwaba — who had been playing on their Las Vegas Summer League team — to make way for the Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signing. The Lakers like Nwaba, he was called up from their D-League team in late February last season and earned his way into the rotation, but sacrifices had..." July 15

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • L.A. Still Want To Sign Rajon Rondo Despite Landing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

    Lakers Nation "After a week and a half of patiently waiting for the market to settle, the Los Angeles Lakers finally landed a free agent when they came to an agreement with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a one-year deal reportedly worth $18 million. Since they want to be major players in free agency next summer,..." July 12

  • Nike Signs Lauri Markannen to Multiyear Deal

    SLAM Online "Lauri Markannen is the eighth player from the 2017 draft to sign with Nike. Markelle Fultz, Jayson Tatum, Jonathan Isaac, De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Bam Adebayo and Harry Giles all signed before last month’s draft in Brooklyn. Markannen, in one game at the Las Vegas Summer League, scored 14..." July 11

  • Fred Hoiberg wanted no part of college recruiting again

    Clutch Points "For every John Calipari and Nick Saban, who both enjoy the unique aspect of college coaching that is the recruiting of players, there’s a Fred Hoiberg, who finds it detestable. Hoiberg didnt mince words while expressing his disdain for the recruiting during an interview with Front Office Show’s..." July 11

  • Bulls PG Kris Dunn will not return to summer league, dealing with family issue

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn did not play in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks and will not return to the Las Vegas Summer League as he deals with a family issue. The Bulls announced Dunn's absence just prior to the game. "It's a personal family issue that he needs to attend to," Bulls..." July 11

  • Spurs agree to deal with Joffrey Lauvergne

    Clutch Points "Free agent center Joffrey Lauvergne has agreed to a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Lauvergne spent his first two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, splitting his last between the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder, for whom he..." July 10

  • Fred Hoiberg: Wade set to start season with Bulls, no buyout coming

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls expect veteran guard Dwyane Wade to begin next season on the team's roster, despite speculation throughout the league regarding a potential buyout between the former All-Star and the team. When asked Sunday whether he thought Wade would be bought out before the season begins,..." July 09

  • Bulls pull Joffrey Lauvergne's qualifying offer, make him UFA

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have rescinded their qualifying offer to Joffrey Lauvergne, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. The move makes him an unrestricted free agent, and Charania notes that several teams are already expressing interest. The qualifying offer was $2,137,149 and Lauvergne had a $3,248,466..." July 09

  • Dwyane Wade supports Tim Hardaway Jr. after getting big contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Tim Hardaway Jr.’s four year, $71 million deal with the New York Knicks has been the source of a lot of mockery online. Just don’t count on Dwyane Wade joining in. Wade sent a message of support to Hardaway on Saturday, encouraging the 25-year-old to keep working hard — and that real basketball..." July 08

  • Bulls, Nikola Mirotic remain hopeful on striking free-agency deal

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls and Nikola Mirotic have found common ground — their desire to keep their three-year relationship going. To this point, the two parties obviously have yet to agree on money or else a deal would've been announced almost immediately as free agency began at 11:01 p.m. Central Time last..." July 04

  • Bulls, Justin Holiday agree to 2-year, $9M deal

    Real GM Basketball "Justin Holiday has agreed upon a two-year, $9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Holiday was traded by the Bulls to the New York Knicks in June of 2016 as part of the Derrick Rose trade. Holiday averaged 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assist in 20.0 minutes per game last season with the..." July 03

  • Bulls agree with Justin Holiday to two-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Bulls and free agent guard Justin Holiday have agreed to a two-year deal worth $9 million, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. After spending half a season with Chicago in 2015-16, Holiday returns to the Windy City. Last season, Holiday appeared in all 82 games during the..." July 02

  • Hornets to sign Michael Carter-Williams

    CBS Sports "Carter-Williams agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.7 million contract with the Hornets, Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com reports. Carter-Williams is coming off yet another disappointing campaign, as he averaged just 6.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 18.8 minutes per game with the Bulls. " July 01

  • Felicio agrees to re-sign with Bulls for 4 years, $32M

    CSN Chicago "Teams around the NBA are making huge franchise-changing moves as the free agency period begins. The Bulls started free agency with a much less splashy move. Cristiano Felicio is reportedly going to re-sign to a four-year deal worth $32 million. Felicio was a restricted free agent. The..." July 01

  • Report: Thunder interested in Michael Carter-Williams

    247 Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder may have their eyes on adding a guard in free agency. According to ESPN's Royce Young, the Thunder are expected to be in contact with Michael Carter-Williams as free agency opens. Carter-Williams, 25, had has option for the 2017-18 season declined by the Bulls..." July 01

  • Bulls have no plans to offer Dwyane Wade buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Chicago’s Three Alphas may well stick around despite the Bulls’ teardown. According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls still value Dwyane Wade’s veteran presence on what will be a very young team, and have no plans to offer the guard a buyout." June 30

  • Bulls waive point guard Rajon Rondo, still owe him $3 million

    ESPN "The Bulls announced on Friday they have waived veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo had a team option worth over $13 million that would have become fully guaranteed had the Bulls not waived him by Friday's deadline. As it stands, the Bulls are on the hook for a $3 million guarantee still..." June 30

  • Bulls waive Isaiah Canaan

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls are officially down to one Alpha. In a widely expected move since last week's Jimmy Butler trade, the Bulls waived Rajon Rondo on Friday, whose contract would've been guaranteed at $13.4 million if had been on the roster when the new NBA calendar year begins at 11:01 p.m. Instead,..." June 30

  • Bulls close to signing Milos Teodosic

    Pro Basketball Talk "Milos Teodosic – one of the best players outside the NBA – seems ready to come stateside. In fact, his next team might already be chosen. The Bulls have a glut of young point guards: Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne and Jerian Grant. But it’s nowhere near a lock any of them develops into a reliable..." June 30

  • Bulls expected to waive Rajon Rondo if they can’t trade him

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo's 2016-17 season will go down as a memorable one. He moved from primary free agency target to starting point guard to completely out of the rotation to mentor and defender of the young core to near-savior status as he led the Bulls to a 2-0 lead in the playoffs over the Celtics...." June 30

  • Pippen: Jimmy Butler wasn't a good leader with Bulls

    SLAM Online "Adding to the claims that Jimmy Butler was “a bad locker room guy,” Scottie Pippen said that Butler had leadership issues in Chicago. While guesting on ESPN’s The Jump, Pippen claimed that Butler disrespected Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg and an assistant coach, which ultimately turned the..." June 30

  • Jimmy Butler Learned He Got Traded While Playing Spades With Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony

    Uproxx "Mentioned in trade rumors for the last couple of years, Jimmy Butler was finally traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the start of the 2017 NBA Draft. The move allowed Butler to reunite with his former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, and Minnesota now adds a bonafide All-Star to..." June 29

  • Bulls' decision on Rajon Rondo 'still to be determined' as buyout deadline nears

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls have clearly changed direction, revamping the roster at last week's NBA Draft by trading Jimmy Butler for three young prospects. On Tuesday, the Bulls introduced their newest players -- Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen -- but it's one of their veterans who has..." June 28

  • Did John Paxson just admit the Bulls are tanking?

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson gave some interesting fodder for fans and the media to chew on Tuesday. Discussing the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves — a trade many thought was severely one-sided in favor of Minnesota — Paxson seemed..." June 27

  • Bulls say Wade buyout must be 'advantageous' for team

    Sportsnaut "Dwyane Wade may not be interested in returning to the Chicago Bulls in light of the draft-day trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Some reports indicate he is still planning on opting into his deal, while others suggest he is ready to move on. Due to make $24 million, one..." June 27

  • Michael Carter-Williams Will Not Receive Bulls Qualifying Offer, Become UFA

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson announced Tuesday that the team will not extend a qualifying offer to guard Michael Carter-Williams, according to ESPN 1000's David Kaplan. That means Carter-Williams will become an unrestricted free agent rather than going..." June 27

  • Antoine Walker Says Jimmy Butler is a ‘Bad Locker Room Guy’

    SLAM Online "Former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker says that Jimmy Butler created a divided locker room in Chicago last season. In a recent ESPN interview, Walker claims that Butler did a poor job of leading the Bulls off the court, resulting in his draft day trade to the T-Wolves. “He’s just a bad locker..." June 26

  • What exactly was on the table for Bulls in Jimmy Butler trade?

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s been the cry since the Bulls’ front office traded Jimmy Butler for Zach LaVine (coming off an ACL surgery), Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markkanen): Why didn’t the Bulls get more? I’m in the camp they didn’t get enough, starting with the question why did they give Minnesota the..." June 26

  • NBA Rumors: Bulls Were ‘Uncomfortable’ With Idea Of Jimmy Butler As Franchise Player

    NESN "Jimmy Butler is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, but the Chicago Bulls apparently weren’t crazy about having him as the cornerstone of their franchise. After six strong seasons in Chicago, the Bulls agreed to trade Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Kris Dunn, Zach..." June 25

  • Hornets GM Introduces Dwayne Bacon As Dwyane Wade In Hilarious Gaffe

    NESN "Dwayne Bacon received a warm welcome to the Charlotte Hornets organization Saturday afternoon. Well, kind of. Bacon, who the Hornets grabbed with the No. 40 pick in this year’s draft, was introduced alongside No. 11 overall pick Malik Monk by Charlotte general manager Rich Cho. But thanks..." June 25

  • Dwyane Wade would consider returning to play for Miami Heat

    Clutch Points "It’s only been a year since Dwyane Wade left the franchise he called home for the first 13 years of his NBA career, departing for a two-year deal with his hometown Chicago Bulls after much contention with the Miami Heat front office and president Pat Riley. Yet Wade can suddenly make a return,..." June 24

  • Jimmy Butler Pens Letter to Chicago After Being Traded: ‘I Love You’

    Complex "It’s been nearly 24 hours, but it’s still hard to believe—Jimmy Butler has joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, reuniting with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. The trade went down during the early picks of Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Many said the Bulls didn’t get enough in return for Butler,..." June 24

  • Cavs would be interested in Wade, Melo if bought out

    Larry Brown Sports "After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets. The Cavs likely will need to focus on inexpensive..." June 24

  • Bulls fans start GoFundMe for #FireGarPax billboard

    SI "Yes, we know the 90s happened, but Bulls fans are a grumpy bunch a lot of the time. After Jimmy Butler was traded on Thursday, it sparked major discontent and ennui within Chicago’s fan base. So much, in fact, that some brave souls started a GoFundMe to buy a billboard to call for the heads of..." June 24

  • Jimmy Butler: ‘I just don’t like the way some things were handled’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler admittedly wanted to be the face of the Chicago Bulls. It meant something to him. It stood for something. Now? “It doesn’t mean a damn thing,’’ the three-time All-Star told the Sun-Times in a phone interview from Paris on Friday. “I guess being called the face of an..." June 23

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