Bulls Rumors & News

  • Bulls hand Spurs first road loss of season

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The San Antonio Spurs had no an answer for why they started 13-0 on the road, and also had no answer for the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center. The Bulls (12-10) led start to finish in a 95-91 victory to end a three-game losing streak, handing the Spurs (18-5)..." December 09

  • Can Russell Westbrook average a triple double? He has a believer in LeBron James

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook has everybody's attention. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard is averaging a triple-double for the first time since Oscar Robertson did it and has registered a triple-double in each of his last six games, a streak that only Robertson, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain have..." December 08

  • Rajon Rondo not waving white towel of surrender when it comes to principle

    Sporting News "Rajon Rondo returned to the Bulls' lineup Tuesday, chastened but not humbled. The point guard had served a one-game suspension the night before; he reportedly got the ban for arguing with — and throwing a towel at — assistant coach Jim Boylen. The closest Rondo came to a public apology was..." December 07

  • Pistons hold off Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Stan Van Gundy found a productive lineup and stuck with it. He didn't care that four starters were left out of the mix. The Detroit Pistons coach got the boost he was seeking from four bench players in a 102-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at The Palace...." December 06

  • Lillard, McCollum lead Trail Blazers' rally past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- In the times this season when the Portland Trail Blazers have struggled, defense has typically been at the center of the troubles. But coach Terry Stotts has also seen glimpses of improvement, which gives him hope. While he concedes the defense remains a work in progress, there..." December 05

  • Jimmy Butler Defends Rajon Rondo Following Suspension

    Sports Mockery "This is the other side of Rajon Rondo that Bulls fans were nervously waiting for. Despite his long track record of run-ins with teammates, coaches and referees, Fred Hoiberg and everyone on his roster had nothing but glowing remarks for Rondo during training camp. They praised his leadership, work..." December 05

  • Rajon Rondo Threw Towel at Bulls Assistant Coach

    SLAM Online "The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for a game following a heated exchange with assistant coach Jim Boylen over the weekend. The veteran point guard reportedly threw a towel in Boylen’s direction during Saturday’s 107-82 road loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Rondo committed five turnovers,..." December 05

  • Bulls' Rajon Rondo Suspended for One Game for 'Conduct Detrimental to the Team'

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team," the Bulls announced Monday. The Bulls said Rondo will serve the one-game suspension Monday night as Chicago hosts the Portland Trail Blazers. Check back for more on this developing story." December 05

  • Bulls' Doug McDermott: Assigned to D-League

    CBS Sports "McDermott (concussion) was assigned to the Windy City Bulls of the NBA D-League on Monday, Chris Kuc of The Chicago Tribune reports. McDermott has missed the Bulls last nine games with a concussion but as recently be cleared for contact, so the move to the D-League is likely to get McDermott..." December 05

  • Mavericks blast weary Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- With 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki sidelined due to a foot injury, Wesley Matthews is stepping up for the Dallas Mavericks. On Saturday, Matthews led Dallas to a rare win. Matthews and Harrison Barnes combined for 48 points and nine 3-pointers to pace the Mavericks to just..." December 04

  • Balanced Bulls topple Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even before he stepped on the floor Friday night, Dwyane Wade acknowledged he will never consider facing a LeBron James-led team an ordinary competitive experience. So when the veteran Chicago Bulls guard squared off with the former teammate he won two NBA championships with in..." December 02

  • Dwyane Wade on playing with LeBron again: ‘Never say never’

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade has learned not to rule anything out when it comes to who he plays for and with in the NBA. Wade told reporters Thursday that, while he’s happy with the Chicago Bulls, he knows that there’s always a chance in the future of reuniting with close friend LeBron James. “I never..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • D Wade’s Break Baby Mama to Star on Basketball Wives

    Black Sports Online "When D Wade was on a “BREAK” from Gabrielle Union he got another woman Aja Metoyer pregnant. Gabby forgave him and eventually they got married. Gabby never speaks on the kid as if the kid doesn’t exists, while Wade tries to visit when he can. Metoyer for her part has been pretty low-key, until..." December 02

  • Dwyane Wade: I made bigger change than LeBron James did with Heat

    ESPN "As he gets set for another showdown against his close friend and former teammate LeBron James, Dwyane Wade acknowledged Thursday that he had to change his game far more than James did during the pair's four years together with the Miami Heat. "I definitely changed mine more," Wade said with a..." December 02

  • LeBron James Will Indeed Arrive In Full Cubs Uniform For Friday’s Bulls Game

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates any more, but they’re still close friends, which means they’re liable to get competitive and trash talk one another about any number of things. With the teams from each star’s respective hometowns meeting in this year’s World Series, it was..." December 01

  • Mike Miller fesses up: Yes, he tried to lure Wade to Nuggets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Of all the roles he has filled during his 17-year NBA career, this was a new one for Mike Miller: double-agent. Even with his championship ties to the Miami Heat, including his friendship with former University of Florida roommate Udonis Haslem, yes, Miller acknowledged Wednesday, he was front..." December 01

  • Randle, Lakers rally past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle remembered feeling upset with himself the last time he played against Taj Gibson and the Chicago Bulls. On Wednesday night, Randle was determined not to feel that way again. "I feel like my team feeds off my energy," Randle said...." November 30

  • Charles Barkley Breaks Down Current Relationship With Michael Jordan: 'Not Back Where We Used to Be'

    Complex "Once upon a time, Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan were great friends. Jordan was, in Barkley’s words, "like a brother," and when they weren’t competing on the basketball court, they were hanging out off of it. But that all changed back in 2012 after Barkley sounded off on MJ and the Bobcats on..." November 29

  • Dwyane Wade on Last Two Minute reports: 'I hate 'em'

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade is not a fan of the NBA's last two minute officiating reports. The All-Star guard reiterated that position in the wake of two close losses the Bulls suffered during their annual "Circus Trip" last week. "I hate 'em," Wade said. "I hate the two-minute reports. I'll go on record..." November 29

  • Rondo down with coach Hoiberg: 'He doesn't micromanage'

    Chicago Tribune "Fred Hoiberg shared that Rick Carlisle told him over the summer that Carlisle believed the Bulls coach and Rajon Rondo have perfect personalities for each other. Unsurprisingly, Rondo said he didn't hear about the words from his former coach with the Mavericks. The Bulls guard rarely has..." November 28

  • Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Took a Helicopter to Join Carmelo Anthony's Thanksgiving Dinner

    Complex "Thanksgiving is always more pleasant when you have friends unexpectedly show up at your house for dinner. Earlier this week, Derrick Rose invited himself for Thursday's family dinner at his teammate Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa's house. Because they're Knicks teammates now, that's close enough to..." November 26

  • Bulls end road swing with 105-89 win over Sixers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bulls were at the end of a six-game road trip Friday night, but they have a lot of guys who have been around the block. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade scored 26 points apiece as the new-look Bulls blasted the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-89. The 34-year-old Wade,..." November 25

  • Michael Carter-Williams out another 4-6 weeks with severely sprained wrist

    Fanrag Sports "Chicago Bulls’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams has a small bone chip in his wrist, which will sideline him for at least another four-to-six weeks with an additional evaluation coming at some point down the road. Carter-Williams has appeared in just three games as a member of the Bulls since a..." November 25

  • Bulls' Michael Carter-Williams sent back to Chicago for MRI on wrist

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams was sent back to Chicago on Wednesday to have an MRI and CT scan on his injured left wrist. "Michael, we sent him home [Wednesday] just to get evaluated by our hand specialist," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said after Thursday's practice. "He's had some..." November 24

  • Murray's career night lifts Nuggets past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jamal Murray helped get Denver rolling in the right direction in the second quarter, and the defense in the fourth made sure his efforts would stand up. Murray scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds, both career-highs, Will Barton hit two free throws with 9.5 seconds left and..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Dwyane Wade On Free Agency, Decision To Join Bulls

    Hoops Rumors "Dwyane Wade believes free agency is “different today” than how it used to be, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com writes. “The league is all about relationships, player relationships,” Wade said. “Obviously presidents and GMs have their job to do to put teams together, but when it comes to free agency,..." November 23

  • Wade: Nuggets Did “Unbelievable Job Of Recruiting Me”

    Hoops Rumors "While most NBA observers didn’t believe Dwyane Wade would leave the Heat in free agency, Denver seemed like a particularly far-fetched landing spot for the former Finals MVP. When rumors surfaced in July suggesting Wade and the Nuggets were having serious talks, it was viewed by many as a leverage..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Butler carries Bulls over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Butler certainly didn't look tired. Playing the second night of a back-to-back weekend at Staples Center without teammate Dwyane Wade, Butler carried the Chicago Bulls to a 118-110 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Butler scored 40 points on..." November 21

  • Speights gives Clippers a lift in win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- More Marreese Speights was just what the Los Angels Clippers needed to keep their best record in the NBA. Speights scored all 16 of his points in the second half as the Clippers rallied from a double-digit deficit in a 102-95 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday at the..." November 20

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Rajon Rondo is gametime decision as Bulls face red-hot Clippers

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo participated fully in Saturday's morning shootaround on the University of Southern California campus and is a gametime decision against the Clippers. Rondo has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle. The Bulls are 2-0 on their annual extended November trip to make way..." November 19

  • Defensive-minded Bulls best Jazz for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- A new rugged defensive identity is taking shape in Chicago after the Bulls stumbled down the stretch a season ago. Veteran players such as Jimmy Butler and newcomer Dwyane Wade are leading the charge, helping a young supporting cast gain confidence that this season will be..." November 18

  • Jimmy Butler's improvement isn't limited to his on-court play

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler's numbers aren't the only part of his All-Star game that has improved. According to Bulls teammate Taj Gibson, his leadership has too. "I'm surprised at how mature he is," Gibson said. "He's a lot more mature as far as how he's been with the guys, how he's communicating. He's..." November 17

  • Butler, Bulls blast Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore -- From the first minute to the last Tuesday night, the Chicago Bulls owned Moda Center. Jimmy Butler led the way, but he had plenty of help as the Bulls destroyed the Portland Trail Blazers 113-88. Butler scored 27 points, grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds and dished out..." November 16

  • Space Jam director: LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The 20-year anniversary of the release of “Space Jam” was on Tuesday, once again sparking discussions about a possible sequel to the movie featuring LeBron James or some other NBA superstar. Joe Pytka, the director of the film, has one very simple thought about “Space Jam 2.” Don’t do it. n..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • NBA shopping a 10-hour Michael Jordan documentary

    Page Six "Michael Jordan — the greatest basketball player of all time — is too big for a normal two-hour biopic. The NBA and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) are shopping a 10-hour authorized documentary about Jordan. Production has not yet started, but the film will mostly be about His Airness’ comeback in..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Concussion sidelines Doug McDermott for Portland game at least

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls are scheduled to leave for Portland Monday afternoon to begin a two-week, six-game trip. Doug McDermott won't be with them. Coach Fred Hoiberg said following Monday's practice that the team's main 3-point threat won't travel initially on the trip as he remains in the league's..." November 14

  • Bulls' McDermott in concussion protocol after hard fall

    Chicago Tribune "Doug McDermott is back in the NBA's concussion protocol and his status for the Bulls' upcoming six-game trip is undetermined. The forward left the Bulls' 106-95 victory over the Wizards on Saturday night early in the fourth quarter after landing face-first on the United Center floor following a..." November 13

  • Wade: Butler is showing why Rondo and I came to Chicago

    Chicago Tribune "Considering the Bulls' hectic travel schedule earlier in the week, coach Fred Hoiberg wasn't surprised his team played a little like it was in quicksand right off the opening tip Saturday night against the Wizards. Or make that Jell-O. "It's a hard game," Hoiberg said of Saturday's contest..." November 13

  • Does Dwyane Wade have a secret plan for rejoining the Heat?

    Fox Sports "Dwyane Wade had a bitter breakup with the Miami Heat this summer, leaving the team after 13 years and later acknowledging he felt disrespected because Pat Riley didn't call him or make him a better offer. However, Wade hasn't trashed his old team to the media, and he got a warm reception when..." November 12

  • Dwyane Wade's return to Miami proved the Heat were right to let him leave

    Fox Sports "Thursday night’s Bulls-Heat battle in Miami had the energy of a playoff game but not the quality. Ultimately, the Bulls won 98-95 in a down-to-the-wire contest that was settled by Dwyane Wade’s two made free throws with 13.7 seconds remaining. The easy narrative that could come out of that..." November 11

  • Pat Riley says Heat should have given Dwyane Wade max contract in 2014

    CBS Sports "In mid-July, Miami Heat president Pat Riley said he regretted not doing more to re-sign Dwyane Wade, instead leaving contract negotiations to owner Mickey Arison and CEO Nick Arison. On Thursday, with Wade returning to Miami as a member of the Chicago Bulls, Riley told TNT's David Aldridge that he..." November 11

  • Wade gets win in return to Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade made himself at home. Playing his first game as a visitor at AmericanAirlines Arena, Wade did what he usually does when he's in Miami: hang out at his house and then make just enough plays to win a game. He even got the type of officiating call that usually goes to..." November 10