Bulls Rumors & News

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Joakim Noah excused from practice for personal reasons. Thibodeau says he's in New York for "bereavement." Should be back Saturday.

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 18

  • Derrick Rose making 'great progress'

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is progressing in his rehabilitation, and the team expects him to return at 100 percent, general manager Gar Forman said Thursday night. "He's making great progress," Forman said on ESPN Chicago 1000's "GameNight." "When he had the injury, we were very lucky that..." April 18

  • Bulls already mentally preparing for Wizards series

    CSN Chicago "At the conclusion of Wednesday evening, the final night of the NBA’s 2013-14 regular season, all of the playoff matchups were finalized. The Bulls, the Eastern Conference’s fourth seed, will take on Washington, with Game 1 of the first-round series at 6 p.m. at the United Center. The Bulls’..." April 17

  • Bobcats rally past Bulls in regular season finale

    Charlotte Observer "This might not be how Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson planned it, but playing the Miami Heat suits him just fine. “It’s gonna be a dog fight playing against the defending champions,” Jefferson said after Wednesday’s 91-86 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls. “We’ve been underdogs..." April 17

  • Bulls emphasizing trade options over luxury tax avoidance

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls, like every team, would like to avoid the luxury tax. Not only are luxury-tax penalties already costlier than ever, repeater penalties loom. If a team might be willing to pay the tax only while contending, it’s especially prudent not to pay the tax when out of..." April 16

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Heat shut down to get No. 2 seed & now Nets putting No. 6 in play by maybe sitting 6 rotation players. Talk about respect for the Raptors

  • Tom Thibodeau not fretting over playoff matchups

    Chicago Tribune "Minds can change. And plenty of moving parts remain in place. But Tom Thibodeau might have offered an unsurprising sneak preview of how he will handle the Bulls' regular-season finale on Wednesday in Charlotte before Monday's home finale, a 108-95 victory over the Magic before 22,087 at the..." April 15

  • Bulls sign Greg Smith for remainder of the season

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed forward Greg Smith for the remainder of the season. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Smith (6-10, 250), has played two-plus seasons in the NBA for the Houston Rockets where he appeared in 89..." April 14

  • Bulls waive Tornike Shengelia

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has requested waivers on Tornike Shengelia (TOR-Neek Shen-ge-liya). Shengelia (6-9, 220), was acquired from Brooklyn in exchange for guard Marquis Teague on January 21. He appeared in nine games for the Bulls and averaged 0.4 ppg and 0.2 rpg in 1.9..." April 14

  • Knicks topple Bulls for meaningless victory

    New York Post "For the first time all season, the Knicks played a game Sunday with an unfamiliar word attached to the situation. “It was a tough day, it was a tough night [Saturday] night,” said Carmelo Anthony, who like all the Knicks knew NBA reality had stuck a fork in their ever-so-slim playoff hopes on..." April 14

  • Carmelo Anthony asks about Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony recently approached a former Chicago Bulls player and asked a loaded question that should make Phil Jackson a little nervous. “What is it like to play for Thibs?” Anthony said. Anthony’s interest in Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can be taken one of several ways. Anthony, who..." April 13

  • Bulls won’t rest any starters in final three games

    Fansided "The Chicago Bulls have clinched a playoff spot and could rest his starters as the season winds down for the playoffs, but when asked head coach Tom Thibodeau suggested he wasn’t in favor of doing so. He didn’t clearly say it wasn’t an option but said they were taking it “step-by-step.” ‘’We’re..." April 12

  • Bulls beat Pistons, overtake Raptors for No. 3 seed

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls insist they’re not watching the scoreboard. But it sure looked like they were Friday night. Mired in a sloppy effort at both ends of the floor and trailing the Detroit Pistons by 18 points in the third quarter, the Bulls started a rally that coincided with the news that the Toronto..." April 12

  • Reports: Bulls sign Mike James, Lou Amundson

    Pro Basketball Talk "As we covered when the Jazz claimed Erik Murphy off waivers, the Bulls had 24 days of service to offer free agents and remain $750,000 below the luxury-tax line (key for maintaining ability to pay Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson potential performance bonuses). Chicago signed Ronnie Brewer with 10..." April 10

  • Carlos Boozer says he's 'adjusted' to fewer minutes with Bulls

    CBSSports.com "Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer has seen his minutes slip this season. First it was seeing his fourth quarter minutes dip as Tom Thibodeau elected to go with Taj Gibson, something he's done over the years due to Gibson's defense. But the Chicago Tribue notes that Wednesday, Boozer played just..." April 10

  • Noah, Bulls pull away late from Timberwolves

    CSN Chicago "Like the first five games of the Bulls’ current winning streak, the formula was the same against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Guard D.J. Augustin provided a scoring spark off the bench. Center Joakim Noah played physical defense and efficient offense, recording his seventh-career..." April 10

  • Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney a future head coach?

    CSN Chicago "It’s this time of year that Ed Pinckney’s name most frequently comes up. And while his 1985 Villanova team now has competition as one of the unlikeliest national champions in NCAA Tournament history after Connecticut’s victory Monday night over Kentucky, the current Bulls assistant coach is..." April 09

  • Bulls to sign Mike James on Thursday

    Chicago Tribune "When Mike James' 10-day contract with the Bulls expired in January, the veteran guard said he hoped to return and coach Tom Thibodeau said James always stayed ready. Thursday will be that day. James will sign for the remainder of the season and be eligible for the playoffs, sources..." April 09

  • Bank Shots: NBA's weekly betting news and notes

    Covers.com "Each week, we look back on the NBA betting scene and give you the best - and worst - basketball bets, as well as some spots to keep an eye on with the upcoming schedule. For the week of March 31-April 6. Hottest ATS - Chicago Bulls (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) The third seed in the Eastern..." April 08

  • Bulls sign Brewer for remainder of the season

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard/forward Ronnie Brewer for the remainder of the season. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Brewer (6-7, 235) is currently in his eighth year in the NBA. After being drafted by the Utah..." April 07

  • Charles Oakley believes league has taken a turn for worse

    Boston Globe "He is one of the all-time great enforcers, so imposing that half of the current crop of NBA players probably wouldn’t dare take on a 50-year-old Charles Oakley. Oakley is brutally honest, having played during a time when a flagrant foul was one that drew blood and knocked out teeth. The NBA of..." April 07

  • Bulls send a message in blowout win over Wizards

    CSN Chicago "Five games remain before the Bulls start the playoffs. They can only hope that wins will come as easily then as they did on Saturday night. By the end of the first half, the game was essentially over. The Bulls had twice as many points as the Washington Wizards, and not even a poor third..." April 06

  • Report: Pau Gasol’s options in free agency would include Bulls, Cavaliers, Bobcats, Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol has had a few rough seasons in Los Angeles, with the current one being by far the toughest of all. Not only has Gasol endured being a part of one of the worst Lakers teams in the history of the storied franchise, but injuries and clashes with his head coach have limited his..." April 06

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Bucks apparently interested in claiming forward Erik Murphy, who was just released by Bulls.

  • Mum's the word for Bulls on Ronnie Brewer and Mike James

    Chicago Tribune "Bulls management remained quiet on the possibility of signing Ronnie Brewer and/or Mike James, but sources said the team will beef up its roster next week. After waiving rookie forward Erik Murphy, it's even possible the Bulls will add three prorated veteran minimum contracts to bring the..." April 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Utah Jazz have claimed rookie Erik Murphy off waivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Chicago released him on Thursday.

  • Bulls lose steam, still drop Bucks, stay tied for 3rd

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls will take Friday’s win, mostly because the scoreboard said so. But feeling good about a 102-90 victory depends on whom you talk to. For the first three quarters, the Bulls treated the Milwaukee Bucks as they should be treated, leading 82-62 with 12 minutes left. Coach Tom Thibodeau..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Kirk Hinrich wants to return to Bulls next season

    Chicago Tribune "On March 28, 2012, Kirk Hinrich, then with the Hawks, told the Tribune he would consider re-signing with the Bulls when he entered unrestricted free agency for the first time in his NBA career a few months later. Wednesday morning, almost two years to that day, Hinrich expressed a similar..." April 03

  • Bulls stay on pace, earn 105-92 win over Hawks

    CSN Chicago "D.J. Augustin was listed as a reserve, but lit up the scoreboard with starter’s numbers, posting a game-high 23 points off the bench to lift the Bulls to a 105-92 win over the Hawks. Augustin’s stellar night included an eight-for-15 shooting display while connecting on four-of-eight from behind..." April 03

  • D.J. Augustin wants to stay in Chicago as a free agent

    CBSSports.com "One of the true surprises this season has been Bulls guard D.J. Augustin. Signed after the Raptors waived him last fall, Augustin entered the rotation after Derrick Rose's injury and amazingly, has become the scoring point gaurd their struggling offense needs. He's scoring 14.3 points per game..." April 02

  • Bulls make it 2 wins in 2 nights against Celtics

    Chicago Tribune "The game had a playoff vibe, at least in one respect. It was not because of the opponent, the overmatched Celtics. But given that the Bulls left Boston with a win Sunday, Monday's game gave them the rare opportunity for a two-day, two-game sweep. "It's good preparation," coach Tom..." April 01

  • Derrick Rose practicing with Bulls’ second unit

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls say Derrick Rose will not play again this season. Let’s start there. They’ve always said that and continue to say that. There’s no reason to suspect they believe otherwise. But until Chicago’s season actually ends, some speculation will continue about whether Rose could return at..." March 31

  • D.J. Augustin scores career-high 33, saves Bulls

    Chicago Tribune "On a night the rebounding failed again and the defense didn't play as sharp as it will need to, the Bulls won a shootout Sunday night. Those words haven't been used often this season, but these have: D.J. Augustin to the rescue. Augustin's career-high 33 points featured 15 in the fourth..." March 31

  • Tempo, Distance Shooting Propel Blazers to Win Against Bulls

    Blazer's Edge "Observers of the Portland Trail Blazers could be forgiven for taking last night's victory over the Atlanta Hawks with a grain of salt. After all the Blazers met an unmotivated team with a losing record on the fringe of the Eastern Conference playoff bracket. The win still left Portland 1-3 on..." March 29

  • Rose begins non-contact drills, remains out for season

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose is out for the season. The Bulls have made that clear and never have wavered from that position since Nov. 25, the day his torn right medial meniscus was repaired surgically. Rose suffered the injury in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 22. But all along, the Bulls and Rose expressed hope..." March 26

  • Bulls’ Thibodeau, Forman reiterate Derrick Rose is out for season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls have learned their lesson from last year. Last playoffs the Bulls wouldn’t definitively say “Derrick Rose is out for the year” and that left a cloud over the team — coach Tom Thibodeau and the players were asked about it daily. It was a distraction. Over the weekend the New..." March 25

  • Pacers center Roy Hibbert denies flopping charge

    Chicago Sun-Times "Told that Bulls forward Taj Gibson said, ‘‘There’s a lot of floppers’’ on the Pacers, center Roy Hibbert relayed the message to forward David West. ‘‘That’s who said it, D-West! Taj called us floppers,’’ Hibbert said. ‘‘I haven’t taken a charge in probably four years. He’s entitled to his..." March 25

  • Bulls topple Pacers in typical physical tussle

    Chicago Tribune "From the moment Joakim Noah clapped in Roy Hibbert's face and let out a primal scream on the opening possession Monday night, the Bulls were, as Noah likes to say, on edge. Regular-season games are regular-season games, and rivalries, as coaches like to remind, are typically more media angles..." March 25

  • Sluggish Bulls have just enough for 91-81 victory

    Chicago Tribune "With Derrick Rose out for the season and Luol Deng in Cleveland, the Bulls have been short-handed all year. Their formula for success against such odds has been simple: Defend. Rebound. Get to loose balls. Hit first and ask questions later. Be the aggressor. Even after improving to 15-1..." March 23

  • Doug McDermott a good fit for Chicago Bulls

    Fansided "The Chicago Bulls have drafted very well late in the first round in recent years. Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson have become excellent players and this year’s rookie, Tony Snell, has shown signs of being a contributor. The Bulls will hope to find another gem (or two) in this year’s..." March 22

  • Luis Scola's 19 points leads Pacers past Bulls

    Indianapolis Star "Luis Scola had reason to wear the look of the happiest man in the Indiana Pacers' locker room on Friday night. His team had beaten the physical Chicago Bulls at their own game, 91-79, proving again to be the most dominant defense in the league and capturing a rare victory against a good..." March 22

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys

    ESPN.com "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Bulls' bench helps hand Sixers 22nd straight loss

    CSN Chicago "For much of Wednesday’s game at Wells Fargo Center, it looked like the Philadelphia 76ers would finally snap their franchise-record losing streak. In the end, though, D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson simply would not allow it. Augustin and Gibson scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead..." March 20

  • Bulls and Rockets are Carmelo's top options if he leaves Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "More than at any point since this season began getting away from the Knicks, it seems Carmelo Anthony will re-sign in New York. Phil Jackson said in no uncertain terms he wants to keep Melo, and Melo has expressed a willingness to follow Jackson. But the Knicks are still 27-40 and – with no..." March 20

  • Report: Former Piston Ben Wallace gets suspended sentence for car crash

    Detroit News "Central Virginia television station WTVR is reporting former Detroit Piston Ben Wallace received a one-year jail sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to leaving the scene of a car crash in Henrico County, Va., on Feb. 8. The judge in the case suspended all but two days of the sentence,..." March 18

  • Thunder gets back on track with win over Bulls

    The Oklahoman "Three poor possessions at the start of the fourth quarter quickly put all momentum on Chicago’s side and threatened to extend the Thunder’s misery into a second straight night. Reggie Jackson threw the ball away. Derek Fisher missed a deep 3 early in the shot clock. Jackson clanged..." March 18

  • Joakim Noah dominates in 94-87 Bulls' triumph of Kings

    Chicago Tribune "The last time the Bulls faced the Kings, Joakim Noah was ejected and directed profanity toward each official as he left the court, which drew a $15,000 fine the day after the blowout loss. Saturday night at the United Center, Noah stayed on the court and spewed statistics, not swear..." March 16

  • Joakim Noah will get $500K bonus if named All-NBA First Team

    Chicago Sun-Times "Joakim Noah doesn’t want to get involved with all the hype surrounding his candidacy as a first-team All-NBA performer. But he might want to start, considering he has a $500,000 bonus check coming his way if he receives that honor at the end of the regular season. The way Noah has been..." March 16