Bulls Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Celtics’ Avery Bradley overheard Rajon Rondo say “Yeah, they gave up”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Maybe Game 1 could be explained as a fluke, but in Game 2 Tuesday night the Chicago Bulls took it to the Boston Celtics and dominated them. Chicago’s defense was physical and aggressive, they attacked on offense, while the Celtics were predictable on offense and their defense lackluster. How..." April 19

  • Rondo hoping Bulls pick up his option for next season

    Larry Brown Sports "It may have seemed ridiculous just a few months ago, but Rajon Rondo wants to stay with the Chicago Bulls beyond this season. Speaking before the Bulls played the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday, the four-time All-Star point guard said he hopes he gets..." April 19

  • Rondo guides Bulls to 2-0 lead over Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Chicago Bulls needed a 7-3 finish and a tiebreaker just to get into the NBA playoffs as an eighth seed. Now, the Bulls are in complete control of their first-round Eastern Conference series against the top-seeded Boston Celtics. Chicago is the first No. 8 seed to take a..." April 18

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Despite getting booed, Rajon Rondo says Celtics fans 'are great'

    ESPN "Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo understands why he was getting booed by Celtics fans throughout Chicago's Game 1 victory at TD Garden on Sunday night. After spending the first nine seasons of his career playing in Boston, Rondo appreciates the passion that the local fans have. He knows a lot of..." April 18

  • Rajon Rondo hopes to return to Bulls: 'I think we have a really good team'

    Chicago Tribune "In his strongest statement to date, Rajon Rondo said he hopes to return to the Bulls next season. The Bulls hold an option on Rondo's return because only $3 million of his $13.4 million salary is guaranteed. The Bulls have until June 30 to make their decision. "I like where I’m at. I think..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Dwyane Wade compares game of Jimmy Butler to LeBron James'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played with LeBron James long enough to know how overwhelming James can be on both ends of the floor. After watching Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler's monster performance against the Celtics on Sunday, he was ready to compare his current teammate to his old..." April 17

  • Butler, Bulls hold off Celtics in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Flustered through the first three quarters, Jimmy Butler produced a breakout final period that was enough to carry the Chicago Bulls past the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the opener of a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth..." April 16

  • Celtics well aware that Bulls' Rajon Rondo steps up when it matters

    ESPN "There are only a handful of players remaining on the Boston Celtics' roster who played alongside Rajon Rondo and only one -- Avery Bradley -- who was there before the ACL tear that slowed Rondo after four consecutive All-Star appearances. And yet the legend of "National TV Rondo" has been..." April 15

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler looks forward to guarding Celtics' Isaiah Thomas

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler says he is looking forward to the challenge of guarding Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas in their upcoming playoff series, which begins Sunday night in Boston. "I look forward to that matchup," Butler said after Friday's practice. "Especially..." April 15

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Bulls claim playoff spot with 112-73 victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade had his eye on the postseason from the moment he signed with the Chicago Bulls. It took all 82 games of the regular season, but Wade and his hometown team finally got their wish. "As a player, 14 years, I think I've been in 12 playoffs," Wade said. "This is what..." April 12

  • Nets to sit 6 against Bulls, who can make playoffs with victory

    ESPN "With one game remaining, the Brooklyn Nets announced they're going to sit six of their players for Wednesday's finale against the Chicago Bulls. The Nets announced Trevor Booker, Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez will all sit out due to rest, while injuries will sideline Quincy Acy (ankle), Joe Harris..." April 12

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Rajon Rondo’s wrist injury “significant” according to Hoiberg, could miss rest of regular season

    Pro Basketball Talk "After some rough patches at the start of the season, Rajon Rondo has played well for the Bulls since the All-Star break (actually, a little before that), especially when leading the Bulls second unit. He has averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 assists per game with a respectable 54.4 true shooting..." April 11

  • Bulls crush Magic, move closer to playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For the Chicago Bulls, the season boils down to one final game. If the Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets at home on Wednesday night in their regular-season finale, they will be in the playoffs -- no matter what. Robin Lopez scored 18 points, and Jimmy Butler and Jerian Grant each..." April 10

  • Nikola Mirotic defends coach Fred Hoiberg and the job he’s done

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic had every opportunity to play the role of malcontent following Saturday’s loss in Brooklyn. In the starting lineup, out of the starting lineup, in the rotation, out of the rotation, trade rumor, and even the humiliation of being thrown on the inactive list before a game in Boston..." April 09

  • Robin Lopez has hilarious take on brother nearing Nets’ scoring record

    Sportsnaut "Twins have special relationships. They can sometimes feel when the other one is going through pain. They are almost literally tied at the hip. This is no different when it comes to Robin Lopez of the Chicago Bulls and his twin brother, Brook Lopez of the Brooklyn Nets. Though, the two surely..." April 08

  • Bulls suffer devastating loss to Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jimmy Butler hit his shots and did his usual thing on offense, but in a game the Chicago Bulls absolutely needed, their defensive inconsistencies appeared at the most inopportune time. Butler produced another big game with 33 points, but the Bulls were done in by a poor first..." April 08

  • Dwyane Wade to Return from Elbow Injury vs. Nets After Missing Last 11 Games

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls will receive a boost in their quest for one of the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference when Dwyane Wade returns to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. Via the team's official Twitter account, head coach Fred Hoiberg..." April 08

  • Dwyane Wade Reveals What Goes Down in His Group Text With LeBron, Carmelo, and Chris Paul

    Complex "A little more than a year ago, Bleacher Report published a long story about "The Brotherhood" that exists between LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul. In the story, LeBron revealed that he would like to play with his three close friends one day. The four players also talked..." April 07

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Bulls guard Rajon Rondo sidelined with sprained wrist

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sprained right wrist. Rondo, who injured the wrist in Tuesday's loss to the New York Knicks, had an MRI on Wednesday which confirmed the sprain. He did not participate in Thursday's..." April 06

  • Butler leads Bulls over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bulls are bidding to make the playoffs, and Jimmy Butler is doing all he can to lead them there. The All-Star guard/forward filled in at point guard for an injured Rajon Rondo and contributed his second triple-double of the season -- 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10..." April 06

  • Dwyane Wade Is Coming Back Just In Time For A Bulls Playoff Push

    Uproxx "Dwyane Wade is coming back just in time for the postseason. Wade could return to the Chicago Bulls lineup as early as Saturday after a broken elbow injury sidelined him for what team officials expected to be the entire regular season. According to Vincent Goodwill’s story over at CSN..." April 06

  • Knicks snap Bulls' four-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks once again enjoyed clouding the picture in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Knicks, eliminated from the playoffs for the fourth straight season, knocked off the Chicago Bulls 100-91 on Tuesday night in Madison Square Garden, snapping the Bulls'..." April 05

  • Dwyane Wade Ramps Up Rehab From Fractured Right Elbow

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade is "making progress" in his rehab of a fractured right elbow. Wade was ruled out for the remainder of the regular season on March 15th but has been working harder in recent days to return. "He's doing a lot," Fred Hoiberg said after shootaround Tuesday. "As far as shooting,..." April 05

  • Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg on center Robin Lopez: He's 'the best'

    Chicago Tribune "A year ago, Robin Lopez was on a Knicks team that had been eliminated from the playoffs — not the most exciting time for a player. Lopez is now an integral piece of the Bulls, who are scratching and clawing to gain a foothold on an Eastern Conference postseason berth. That has kept the veteran..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer's biggest prizes

    CBS Sports "NBA free agency this summer is light on likely star players who are going to be available. Russell Westbrook signed an extension. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are back with the Warriors no matter what. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to re-sign. So if you want to sign a star, where do..." April 04

  • Blazing Butler guides Bulls past Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler doesn't have time to take a breath -- not that he really wants to. One night after scoring a game-high 33 points in 42 minutes and hitting the two clinching free throws with 2.1 seconds left in a two-point victory over Atlanta, the tireless..." April 02

  • Butler's late surge helps Bulls edge Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- At one point of the fourth quarter, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg asked Jimmy Butler if he was tired and needed a breather. Without hesitation, Butler indicated he wasn't and told Hoiberg he wanted to be the reason Chicago won its third straight game. As it turns out, he..." April 01