Bulls Rumors & News

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Bulls Expect Dwyane Wade To Exercise $23.8M Player Option

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade has yet to formally make a decision on his $23.8 million player option with the Chicago Bulls for the 17-18 season. Wade is unlikely to command that type of salary on the open market this offseason. "All I can tell you is most everyone associated with the Bulls believes Wade will..." May 25

  • Jimmy Butler roasts DeAndre Jordan after hair diss: 'I never liked you'

    Bleacher Report "Jimmy Butler and DeAndre Jordan developed something of a bromance with the United States Olympic team last summer, and the teasing has continued throughout the season. On Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls shooting guard posted a headshot on Instagram captioned “haircut needed.” Jordan..." May 25

  • Kenny Smith Believes The Rockets Would’ve Beaten The 1994 Bulls ‘Easily’ Even With Michael Jordan

    Uproxx "Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their dominance in 1991 facing Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. That began a run of something special with Jordan as he and head coach Phil Jackson began their first three-peat, beating Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail..." May 23

  • Gabrielle Union on Twitter Addressing Trolls About Resting Players & Wade Being Old

    Black Sports Online "Gabrielle Union has always made it known that she’s the only one that can come for her husband, Bulls star Dwyane Wade. Gabrielle Union — bored with the Cavaliers-Celtics game on Friday night — joined in on the growing twitter debate, regarding whether NBA teams should rest their players during..." May 20

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Could a Jimmy Butler, D’Angelo Russell trade be in the works?

    Sportsnaut "There’s a scenario in play that suggests the Chicago Bulls could move All-Star guard Jimmy Butler this upcoming summer. He was bandied about as bait during February’s trade deadline. But in the end, Chicago decided to keep its star guard en route to earning a trip to the playoffs. Now that an..." May 18

  • Bulls Guard Valentine Out 3-4 Weeks After Ankle Scope

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine had an up-and-down rookie year. He received sporadic playing time throughout the year, often finding himself completely out of head coach Fred Hoiberg’s rotation. With the season over, he’s facing nearly a month of rehab on the ankle he sprained twice during..." May 17

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Jordan Brand Just Added Its First Chinese Superstar To The Roster

    Dime Magazine "Michael Jordan’s Jordan Brands has added its newest athlete to the fold, as Chinese basketball star Guo Ailun is officially a Jordan athlete. Jordan Brands says the move coincides with the 20-year anniversary of the company’s first foray into Greater China. The Nike company announced the move..." May 10

  • Rondo: Bulls would've swept Celtics if I didn't get injured

    CSN Chicago "Rajon Rondo's injury coincided with the Bulls' playoff run being derailed as soon as he got hurt in Game 2 and he wasn't shy to voice what could have been as a guest on Inside the NBA on Monday night. Kevin Garnett hosted a Celtics reunion roundtable on the postgame show with former Celtics..." May 09

  • Bulls Not Looking To Trade Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls "are not looking to trade Jimmy Butler" even though the franchise hasn't defined their direction yet, according to John Paxson in an interview. The Bulls would like to pair Butler with a downhill point guard. " May 04

  • Bulls executives tout future flexibility and need for player development

    Chicago Tribune "There were no changes made in anyone’s job status during the Bulls’ post-playoff news conference, and no changes to management’s plan to remain competitive while developing young players. Those are difficult dual goals to meet, which is a big reason why the Bulls finished 41-41 last..." May 04

  • Bulls cryptic about Jimmy Butler's future: 'You always have to keep things open'

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls had a chance to dispel any Jimmy Butler trade rumors on Wednesday, but instead executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman only added gasoline to a rumor mill already engulfed in flames. Paxson was anything but committal when asked about Butler, the..." May 03

  • Bulls to bring back Fred Hoiberg and likely Rajon Rondo

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson made it clear on Wednesday morning that head coach Fred Hoiberg will still be the guy along the sideline going forward. On another front, Paxson also noted that veteran point guard Rajon Rondo has a “really good chance” of being..." May 03

  • Dwyane Wade has Fred Hoiberg’s back, boos and all

    Chicago Sun-Times "Fred Hoiberg heard the boos throughout the second half of the Bulls’ Game 6 loss to the Celtics on Friday night. And he caught wind of the “Fire Hoiberg!’’ chants near the end of the game. “Sure, I understand the frustration,” Hoiberg said. “It was a frustrating game, there’s no doubt about..." April 30

  • Jimmy Butler Supports Bulls Keeping Rajon Rondo

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have until June 30th to fully guarantee the $13.4 million contract of Rajon Rondo. The Bulls have yet to give Rondo any indication about his guarantee. “Of course,” Jimmy Butler said when asked about if he preferred the Bulls to guarantee Rondo for next season. “He’s been..." April 30

  • Dwyane Wade wants to leave all options open this summer

    ESPN "Bulls guard Dwyane Wade wants to leave all his options open this summer as he decides whether he wants to pick up the player option he has for $23.8 million next season. "There's so many different variables that come into play, especially for me at this point in my career," Wade said after his..." April 29

  • Celts' Avery Bradley: Jimmy Butler 'should respect' the way I play

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley said he felt disrespected by comments made by Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler and used them as motivation Friday night when Boston completed its rally from an 0-2 deficit to end Chicago's season. Two days after scoring a postseason career-high 24 points in..." April 29

  • Does Jimmy Butler really want to remain with Bulls?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler has heard his name come up in trade rumors dating back to last offseason, and that chatter is almost certain to continue this summer. With the Chicago Bulls having been eliminated from the playoffs after losing four straight games to the Boston Celtics, it’s fair to wonder if Butler..." April 29

  • “Fire Hoiberg” chants break out as Bulls eliminated from playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The problems with the Chicago Bulls — the ones that led to a mediocre season and a first-round exit from the playoffs after being up 2-0 on the Celtics — are certainly not all coach Fred Hoiberg’s fault. Blame starts with the roster that GarPax put together. However, Hoiberg didn’t have the..." April 29

  • Bradley, Celtics blast Bulls, advance to second round

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- As they began to pull away and inch closer to advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Boston Celtics began to quietly celebrate Friday night. And yet, despite playing with a comfortable lead, the realized they couldn't coast and inevitable as the final result seemed, the..." April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Thomas leads Celtics to victory, 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After three quarters of back-and-forth basketball, the fourth period belonged to Boston. Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics on a late surge in the final period, scoring 11 of his 24 points as Boston took command of the game and its playoff series with a 108-97 victory over the Chicago..." April 27

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo doubtful, Jimmy Butler dealing with knee soreness ahead of Game 6 vs. Celtics

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo remains doubtful for Game 6 against the Boston Celtics as he recovers from fractured right thumb and a torn ligament in his right wrist. "Nothing's changed as of now," Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said during a conference call on Thursday afternoon. "We had a film..." April 27

  • Dwyane Wade says Bulls’ showers had no hot water in Boston

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls suffered a rough loss in Boston last night. It didn’t get better afterward. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: 'Wade just informed teammates there's no hot water for showers in visiting locker room' " April 27

  • Dwyane Wade's ex can't sue her divorce lawyer behind closed doors, judge rules

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade's ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches' attempt to continue to litigate their divorce in secret was rejected Wednesday by a Cook County judge. Funches, who rattled through a dozen divorce attorneys before settling on a 13th, Brian Hurst, is now suing him, alleging he botched her $5.125..." April 27

  • Hoiberg abruptly ends presser when asked about Isaiah carrying

    Mass Live "Ever since Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters that he believes Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas carries the ball after Game 4, he has been asked multiple times to clarify and expand on his comments. After the Bulls' loss in Game 5 on Wednesday to the Celtics, Hoiberg was asked..." April 27

  • Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler's talk: 'I laugh at that'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart laughed off comments that Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler made after Game 4 questioning Smart's toughness. After they got into a brief on-court dustup in the first half of Sunday's game, Butler said Smart is "a great actor, acting tough. It's what he does...." April 26

  • Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 5, unsure about Game 6

    Larry Brown Sports "There was some brief optimism on Tuesday that Rajon Rondo may be able to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics, but the Chicago Bulls point guard is not ready to return. After having another X-ray on his fractured right thumb Tuesday night, Rondo said..." April 26

  • Sources: Bulls' Rajon Rondo holds night workout in hopes of Game 5 comeback

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo held a clandestine workout Tuesday night in Boston in an attempt to determine if he's healthy enough to return to the court for Wednesday's pivotal Game 5 against the Celtics, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that Rondo scheduled the private evening..." April 26

  • Pat Riley says he should've given Bosh's max deal to Wade following LeBron's exit

    CBS Sports "Along with the revelation that Pat Riley almost pulled a Dan Gilbert after LeBron James left the Miami Heat, there were a number of fascinating details in Wright Thompson's feature for ESPN the Magazine on the Heat team president. One such note involving James' departure from Miami, was about..." April 25

  • Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness: 'Ha ha'

    Boston Herald "It’s novel, the idea of someone questioning Marcus Smart’s toughness. The Celtics guard certainly never heard something like it before when, after his brief nose-to-nose chat with Jimmy Butler in Game 4, the Bulls forward later said, “He is a great actor, acting tough. That is what he does. But..." April 25

  • Rajon Rondo taking jumpers, out for Game 5 but could return

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo took jumpers before Tuesday's practice, and though he has been ruled out for Game 5 because of a fractured right thumb and wrist injury, his status for Games 6 and 7 remains open. After injuring the thumb in Game 2, Rondo was expected to be in a hard cast for at..." April 25

  • Rose attended Bulls game because he 'wanted to be around a playoff atmosphere'

    Chicago Tribune "Shortly after Derrick Rose took his front-row baseline seat with his son, the "MVP! MVP!" chants boomed throughout the United Center. Those cheers once were for Rose. Now, they're showered on Jimmy Butler. But Rose said sitting in such a prominent spot in a building and sporting city he once..." April 24

  • Rajon Rondo ruled out for Game 5

    Yardbarker "The Chicago Bulls will be without Rajon Rondo for at least one more game. As Sean Highkin of The Athletic notes, coach Fred Hoiberg has ruled Rondo out for Wednesday’s Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls can certainly use Rondo back. Rondo was a catalyst during each of the first two..." April 24

  • Bulls to start Isaiah Canaan in Game 5 vs. Celtics

    Chicago Tribune "Isaiah Canaan can be forgiven for occasionally looking like he needed an oxygen break during Sunday's Game 4. Beyond logging a season-high 34 minutes, the coaching staff dusted off the seldom-used guard because of his ability to pick players up fullcourt. And not just any player, but Isaiah..." April 24

  • Jimmy Butler Rips Marcus Smart for 'Acting Tough' With Him: 'He's Not About That Life'

    Complex "The post-game interviews following NBA playoff games this season have been entertaining to say the least. From Grizzlies coach David Fizdale’s now-legendary "Take that for data!" rant last week to Russell Westbrook’s verbal altercation with an Oklahoma City columnist following a game on Sunday..." April 24

  • Hoiberg rips refs for letting Isaiah Thomas travel at will in Game 4

    CBS Sports "A few days ago, there were serious concerns in Boston after the Celtics dropped the first two games of their first-round series against the No. 8 seed Bulls. Everyone is a bit more relaxed, however, after the Celtics went into Chicago and mirrored the Bulls' feat, winning both games on the road...." April 24

  • Rajon Rondo fined $25K for trying to trip Jae Crowder

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo didn't even play in Game 3, but he still managed to do something fine-worthy. The Bulls point guard has been fined $25,000 for attempting to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder during Friday's game, the league announced on Sunday. Boston went on to win the game, 104-87." April 23

  • Jimmy Butler remains confident he can propel Bulls past Celtics

    ESPN "Jimmy Butler remains confident that he can help propel the Bulls past the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series, even after a disappointing Game 3 loss on Friday night in which Butler scored just 14 points, going 7-for-21 from the field, and failed to go to the free..." April 22

  • Rajon Rondo on apparent trip of Jae Crowder: Just stretching my leg after ACL tear

    Pro Basketball Talk "While sitting on the Bulls bench, an injured Rajon Rondo looked like he might have been trying to trip Celtics forward Jae Crowder – particularly eyebrow-raising given Rondo’s history. Rondo in his post-game press conference: When you tear an ACL, your legs get stiff on you every once in..." April 22

  • Rondo could return if there's a Celtics-Bulls Game 7, but 'can't hold a fork' right now

    CBS Sports "Heading into the first-round series between the Celtics and the Bulls, Rajon Rondo was, for the most part, only discussed in regards to the fact that he once played for the Celtics. Out of nowhere, however, he became an x-factor in the series, providing stellar point guard play over the first two..." April 22

  • Celtics break through in series with win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The pregame speech came from an unexpected source, but the motivational message that reverberated throughout the Boston Celtics' locker room could not have come at a more pivotal time. Via phone, former Boston star Kevin Garnett told the Celtics to "just let go and have fun" as a..." April 21

  • Nate Robinson calls for Bulls to sign him in wake of Rajon Rondo injury

    Yardbarker "Nate Robinson will never miss an opportunity to shoot his shot. In the wake of the news on Friday that the Chicago Bulls will be without former All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo for an indefinite period due to a fractured right thumb, Robinson took to Instagram to offer them his services. The..." April 21

  • Bulls G Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with thumb fracture

    Sportsnaut "Just when it looked like Rajon Rondo was up to his old tricks and leading his team to playoff success, the enigmatic guard will now be out for the foreseeable future. The Chicago Bulls announced on Friday that Rondo suffered a thumb fracture in the team’s Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics..." April 21

  • A new ‘Big Three’ being unleashed? Dwyane Wade says not exactly

    Chicago Sun-Times "Celtics all-everything point guard Isaiah Thomas won’t have a growth spurt before Game 3 on Friday. He’ll still be 5-9 – and that’s measuring him on a good day. Bulls all-purpose All-Star Jimmy Butler isn’t about to shrink, and center Robin Lopez won’t lighten up on the rebounding anytime..." April 20

  • Phil Jackson's Coaching Tree Is More Like a Sad Shrub

    Complex "Phil Jackson’s bizarre press conference last Friday revealed two things: He for sure wants Carmelo Anthony off the roster, and he’d rather be coaching than posted up in the front office. Jackson’s insistence Anthony would be “better off somewhere else” and his continued meddling with coaching..." April 20

  • Butler, Wade, Rondo met by themselves for an hour before Game 2

    CSN Chicago "Halfway to history, leaving nothing to chance. The TD Garden was the Bulls' personal playpen on Tuesday night in their decisive 111-97 win, as the veteran leaders sensed before the game an opportunity was upon them and weren't going to leave anything to chance. They wanted to make the..." April 20

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