Bulls Rumors & News

  • Bulls Sign Jarell Eddie, Jaylen Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have finalized a pair of signings, inking Jarell Eddie and Jaylen Johnson to contracts, according to RealGM’s log of official NBA transactions. While details of those deals aren’t known, I’d anticipate little to no guaranteed money for Eddie and Johnson. Eddie, who will turn 26 next..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • John Paxson: 'We're More Than Willing' to Work on Dwyane Wade Contract Buyout

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson said Thursday that the organization is willing to work with veteran guard Dwyane Wade on a potential buyout. As seen in the following transcription of Paxson's comments from Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score, Paxson made it clear..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Doug Collins: 'Under no circumstances' will I coach Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "Nine years after he tried to hire him for a second stint as Bulls coach, John Paxson got his man. In an out-of-the-blue announcement, the Bulls hired Doug Collins as senior adviser of basketball operations Tuesday morning. The former Bulls coach will report directly to Paxson. Collins put..." September 19

  • Bulls bring back former coach Doug Collins as senior advisor

    Chicago Sun-Times "Twenty-eight years after firing him as coach, the Bulls have hired Doug Collins as a senior advisor. He will report to his former player John Paxson, the executive vice president for basketball operations. “Doug will be great in this capacity for our organization. The position of ‘senior..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Dwyane Wade waiting for Bulls to make first offer on buyout

    Chicago Sun-Times "At age 35, with three NBA championship rings and a legacy to protect, Dwyane Wade isn’t into rocking the boat. So while his future with the Bulls now feels like a staring contest between the future Hall of Famer and the front office, it’s actually more of a waiting game for Wade. He has $24..." September 16

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Report: Anthony Morrow agrees to 1-year, non-guaranteed deal with Blazers

    Clutch Points "Sharpshooting free agent Anthony Morrow has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Morrow was in the eyes of many teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, who worked him out along with another five free agents..." September 15

  • Bulls Sign Diamond Stone

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have signed center Diamond Stone. Stone (6-11, 255) was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the 40th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft and landed with the L.A. Clippers after a draft-night trade. In 2016-17, Stone averaged 1.4 points in 3.4 minutes through seven games..." September 14

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • LeBron James Says ‘It Just Feels Different’ When He’s On The Court With Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but there’s a lot of talk that they’d like to be again someday. James famously joined Wade in Miami to make four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them. The two are close friends, but when James has moved on to Cleveland and Wade left..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Cameron Payne Out 3-4 Months With Foot Surgery

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cameron Payne experiment continued to spiral downward on Friday. The Bulls announced that Payne had surgery on his broken right foot Wednesday by Dr. Johnny Lin, and wouldn’t be making a return to the court for the next three to four months. The exact process for his return involved..." September 08

  • Bulls' Dwyane Wade says he wants to compete for another title before he retires

    CBS Sports "Earlier in the offseason, one of the bigger storylines was whether or not Dwyane Wade would opt out to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls and become a free agent. Wade ultimately chose to opt in, because, well, who would turn down $24 million? Now, however, with the Bulls..." September 08

  • Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat will have interest in signing Dwyane Wade if he agrees to a bench role at their $4.3 million exception. Wade and the Chicago Bulls are interested in a buyout to allow him to play for a contender. Wade was recently asked by David Aldridge about what his preference would be for..." September 08

  • Dwyane Wade prepares to start season with Bulls: 'My plan is to be in training camp'

    Chicago Tribune "Wherever Dwyane Wade finishes next season, expect his leadership and community service that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recognized Thursday night to continue. As for where Wade's 15th season begins, the 12-time All-Star guard told the Tribune in advance of receiving the Mannie..." September 08

  • Wade believes Bulls tricked him into opting in to final year of contact, report says

    Sporting News "Dwyane Wade’s relationship with the Bulls appears to be fractured beyond repair, as the star guard believes he was duped by the front office into opting in to the final year of his contract, HoopsHype reports. Wade signed his one-year, $23.8 million option on June 21 with the expectation that..." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Jimmy Butler says he feeds off confrontation unlike his former coach, Fred Hoiberg

    CBS Sports "Jimmy Butler was traded from the Bulls to the Timberwolves in one of the real stunning moves of the summer. Butler is a bona fide star and not a player that most franchises would give up on. But his personality was always an awkward fit in Chicago. One of those clashes was with Bulls coach Fred..." September 06

  • Zach LaVine’s Agent Is Doing Everything He Can To Get His Client A Massive Sneaker Deal

    Dime Magazine "Zach LaVine has had a busy offseason. He’s been working to recover from a torn ACL that ended his 2016-17 season, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls on the night of the NBA Draft, and in a few weeks, his deal with Nike that he signed when he was a rookie with the Minnesota Timberwolves will come..." September 06

  • Dwyane Wade A Possibility If Bought Out By Bulls?

    Lakers Nation "With training camp just a couple of weeks away, the majority of moves that could potentially be made by the Los Angeles Lakers have already happened. There are a couple of lingering possibilities out there, one of which involves Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade. It is widely presumed that Wade..." September 04

  • Markkanen helped off court at EuroBasket; Bulls say injury not serious

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen suffered an injury scare while playing for Finland in EuroBasket. Markkanen hurt his leg while attempting a last-gasp, game-tying three-pointer in Finland’s 81-78 defeat to Slovenia and had to be helped off the court. Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago,..." September 03

  • Udonis Haslem pushing for Dwyane Wade to finish his career in Miami

    Palm Beach Post "Decked out in green apron and making sure not to confuse a Subway club with an Italian B.M.T., Udonis Haslem – along with partner Jason Taylor – waited on customers at his newest Subway restaurant. But whether he’s serving footlongs or guesting on the radio, Haslem has become the foremost..." September 03

  • To sign or not to sign: Bulls win either way with Nikola Mirotic

    Sporting News "As the calendar has turned over to September, NBA teams are just weeks away from the beginning of training camp. By now, most teams have constructed their training camp rosters, and the Bulls are no different. Despite a very active offseason which saw franchise player Jimmy Butler get shipped to..." September 02

  • Have people around Bulls turned Gar Forman’s name into slang for bad GM moves?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Let’s run through the series of moves that got us here. During the 2014 draft, Bulls GM Gar Forman traded two picks to the Denver Nuggets — picks that became Gary Harris and Josef Nurkic — to move up so they could select Doug McDermott. That didn’t work out. Last February, Forman and the Bulls..." September 02

  • Bulls' Payne to undergo foot surgery

    CSN Chicago "Cameron Payne didn't make much of an impression in his brief time with the Bulls last season and will have to wait to change that in the upcoming season. The Vertical's Shama Charania reported that Payne will have foot surgery which will keep him out of action until late November. After..." August 31

  • Reports: Bulls Acquire Quincy Pondexter, 2nd-Round Pick From Pelicans

    CBSChicago.com "The Bulls on Thursday acquired guard Quincy Pondexter from the Pelicans, according to multiple reports. The move is a salary dump for New Orleans, which will also send a 2018 second-round pick to Chicago, CSN Chicago’s Vincent Goodwill reported. The 29-year-old Pondexter is owed $3.85 million..." August 31

  • Jimmy Butler says ‘so-called dislike’ for Dwyane Wade is ‘crazy’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler offered a message to some of his former young Bulls teammates that may have this “so-called dislike’’ for Dwyane Wade. “Hell, probably some of them can’t stand or don’t like me,’’ Butler told the Sun-Times in a phone interview Thursday. “That’s fine. I’m still waking up fortunate..." August 24

  • Young Bulls players fed up with Dwyane Wade; buyout 'inevitable'

    CBS Sports "In one of the more expected moves in what has been an absurd offseason, Dwyane Wade decided to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bulls, which is worth $24 million -- far more money than he'd get anywhere in free agency. As it turns out, however, Wade might not be..." August 23

  • People close to LeBron expect Wade to join Cavaliers

    247 Sports "Maybe Dwyane Wade isn't going back to Miami after all. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, people close to LeBron James expect Wade to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after he's bought out by the Chicago Bulls: "As of right now, people close to James are fairly confident that, at..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside: ‘It’d Be Great’ to Play With Dwyane Wade Again

    SLAM Online "Hassan Whiteside would be in favor of a reunion with Dwyane Wade in South Beach. Wade, 35, isn’t expected to remain in Chicago for very much longer. Whiteside says the Heat would benefit from re-signing the future Hall of Famer. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “It’d be great,” Whiteside said at..." August 22

  • Before blasting the Bulls' haul in the Jimmy Butler deal, check the record first

    CBS Sports "When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler (and the rights to the No. 16 overall selection, which turned out to be Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to this year's No. 7 overall pick (where they selected Lauri Markkanen) on draft night, the..." August 22

  • Hassan Whiteside says Miami Heat would embrace a Dwyane Wade return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The respect has endured through the departure and assuredly would be there if there is a return. Hassan Whiteside said as much Saturday when the discussion turned to a possible Miami Heat reunion with Dwyane Wade. "It'd be great," Whiteside said at a fundraiser for his Whiteside Foundation...." August 20

  • Haslem on Wade buyout speculation, Heat reunion, 'We'd love to have you'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Speculation about Dwyane Wade's future again is reverberating in South Florida. It started with what appeared to be a benign, non-sourced comment in an ESPN analytical piece on the Chicago Bulls' future that said, "Dwyane Wade isn't long for the organization's future and is expected to reach a..." August 17

  • Bulls expected to buyout Dwyane Wade in next few months

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade’s days in Chicago appear to be numbered. Nick Friedell of ESPN reported on Wednesday that the Bulls are expected to agree to a buyout with Wade “at some point in the next few months.” The 35-year-old Wade, who put up 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game for Chicago..." August 16

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Michael Jordan Ranks Kobe over LeBron: ‘Five Beats Three’

    SLAM Online "For Michael Jordan, greatness on the basketball court has always been defined by championships. Perhaps this is why MJ still won’t give LeBron James the nod over Kobe Bryant in terms of all-time legacy. At his Flight School camp on Monday in Santa Barbara, CA, Jordan emphatically answered..." August 02

  • Dwyane Wade cracks great joke about how to stop Stephen Curry

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dwyane Wade couldn’t help but crack a joke after he was asked about how to slow down the seemingly unstoppable Stephen Curry. The Chicago Bulls star responded to an inquiry on Twitter asking how to stop the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter by making reference to Ayesha Curry’s renowned skills..." August 01

  • Bulls sign Ryan Arcidiacono to two-way contract

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed guard Ryan Arcidiacono (ar-chee-dee-ACK-uh-no) to a Two-Way contract. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Arcidiacono (6-3, 195) appeared in five games for the Bulls’ Summer League squad this year and..." August 01

  • Bulls RFA Nikola Mirotic to skip EuroBasket

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls have yet to sign their man but they have gotten one wish. Nikola Mirotic confirmed on his Twitter account Friday morning he won't play for Spain's national team at this year's EuroBasket. In a statement released to the Spanish Basketball Federation, Mirotic asked for "support and..." July 30

  • 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

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