Bulls Rumors & News

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Thomas Walkup signs a training camp deal with the Bulls

    Sportando "Former Austin State University alumn Thomas Walkup has signed a training camp deal with the Bulls, as he announced via Instagram. " September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • A Phil Jackson protégé is guiding Derrick Rose’s Knicks crash course

    New York Post "There shouldn’t be any surprises for Derrick Rose playing in a Phil Jackson program. The new Knicks point guard has the perfect counsel in his agent, B.J. Armstrong, the philosophical former Bulls point guard who played under Jackson from 1989-95 and won three NBA titles. Armstrong, 49, has..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Scottie Pippen to Join ESPN as NBA Analyst

    The Big Lead "Scottie Pippen is joining ESPN as an NBA analyst, a source with knowledge of the information tells The Big Lead. The source requested anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. A formal announcement is expected soon. An ESPN spokesman declined to comment. Pippen,..." September 21

  • Rajon Rondo: ‘I guess being black is worse than being a terrorist’

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo usually makes the news on the court or within the confines of basketball itself. He’s an enigmatic personality — one that has had his fair share of issues with coaches and teammates in the past. But he rarely speaks out about the hottest topics touching..." September 21

  • J.J. Avila Signs Camp Deal With Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "J.J. Avila has signed a camp deal with the Chicago Bulls. Avila played for the New York Knicks in Summer League." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Wade ‘praying’ that Chris Bosh will be able to make comeback

    Palm Beach Post "Chris Bosh is pushing to return to the basketball court and Dwyane Wade supports him. “He loves to play basketball and he’s one of the best at it in the world,” Wade said of his close friend Saturday after the D. Wade CommUNITY Bike Ride. “The last two years has sucked for him and his family..." September 18

  • Udonis Haslem Hopes To Play With Wade Again

    Hoops Rumors "As we noted earlier today, Dwyane Wade admitted on Saturday morning that the one think he’ll miss most about playing for the Heat is his longtime teammate Udonis Haslem. Per Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, that feeling is mutual. Haslem referred to Wade as “family,” adding that he’ll support..." September 17

  • Dwyane Wade has yet to receive that farewell email from Pat Riley

    CBS Sports "A fiery competitor like Pat Riley can be a little petty when things don't go his way. After LeBron James left to go home to bring the Cleveland Cavaliers a championship in 2014, Riley called Luol Deng, who signed with the team shortly after, the most important free-agent signing in Miami Heat..." September 17

  • Dwyane Wade thanks Miami with billboard

    Larry Brown Sports "Now a member of the Bulls, Dwyane Wade wanted Miami to know he’s appreciative of the support he received from the city during his time with the Heat. Wade may be gone, but there is a lasting image of him high above the ground in the place he called home for the first 13 years of his NBA career...." September 17

  • Windy City Bulls announce head coach, front office

    CSN Chicago "Nate Loenser will be the first head coach in Windy City Bulls history. The Chicago Bulls' NBA D-league affiliate named Loenser head coach Thursday along with Brian Hagen as general manager and Jeff Feld as manager of basketball operations for the team's inaugural season. Hagen is also the..." September 16

  • Bulls Sign D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have taken another step toward filling out their training camp roster, according to Scott Agness of VigilantSports.com, who reports (via Twitter) that the team has signed former Georgetown guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera to a training camp contract. The deal will likely be a minimum-salary..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Jerry Reinsdorf wanted Michael Jordan at Hall of Fame induction, settled for Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Michael Jordan retired in 1999, he reportedly resented Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf for not giving him an ownership stake and front-office control. Jordan also disliked Reinsdorf pressuring him to sit out games after a a 1985 injury. Consider that when reading about Reinsdorf being inducted..." September 13

  • Humbled Jimmy Butler admits he can't play football

    USA Today "It looks like Jimmy Butler’s hilarious NBA offseason football comments may have come to an end. After claiming he’d be better than Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas if he played in the NFL and getting into a photoshop battle, Butler was ultimately humbled by a kid who asked for his autograph at..." September 12

  • Gabrielle Union Shows Support for Kaepernick at ‘Birth of a Nation’ Premiere

    Variety "During the Q&A portion of last night’s second screening at TIFF, “Birth of a Nation” co-star and outspoken critic of Nate Parker’s rape allegations, Gabrielle Union invoked the spirit of change and put Colin Kaepernick on the same pedestal as Nate Turner. “If you are wondering about Colin..." September 11

  • Reinsdorf: Noah no longer 'a frontline guy'

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah left the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a four-year, $72 million deal with the New York Knicks. The Bulls showed little interest, if any, in re-signing Noah. “What we felt was it was time,” Jerry Reinsdorf told the Chicago Tribune. “We felt Joakim wasn’t going to be a..." September 11

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Pau Gasol Now Less Likely To Finish Career With Barcelona

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol signed with the San Antonio Spurs this offseason on a two-year, $30 million deal. Gasol also considered signing with the Spurs in 2014 but instead chose the Chicago Bulls. “Two years ago I declined the option of going to the Spurs," said Gasol. "Now it was the right time to go to San..." September 08

  • Jimmy Butler confirms Team USA brothel story, says it was ‘mistake’

    Larry Brown Sports "Remember the story about Team USA Basketball players making their way into a brothel during the Summer Olympics in Rio? Well, Jimmy Butler has confirmed that the story is true. Butler, who plays for the Chicago Bulls when he’s not winning gold for the U.S., joined “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”..." September 07

  • Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen will present Jerry Reinsdorf at Hall of Fame

    Chicago Tribune "When Jerry Reinsdorf enters the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday in Springfield, Mass., the Bulls chairman will have two other dynasty-era principals ready to welcome him. Phil Jackson and Scottie Pippen will serve the ceremonial role of Reinsdorf's presenters, according to a list..." September 07

  • Pau Gasol Says He Turned Down Spurs In 2014

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran big man Pau Gasol is one of the newest members of the Spurs, and it sounds as if the union between the two sides was a long time coming. Speaking recently at an event in Madrid, Gasol admitted that he turned down an offer from San Antonio in the summer of 2014, opting to sign a two-year..." September 06

  • Meet new Knick Justin Holiday: More than a Rose deal throw-in

    New York Post "When Justin Holiday flew from Southern California to New York on Wednesday, the Knicks’ new shooting guard wore the 2015 championship ring he captured as a fringe player for the Warriors. Holiday, 27, donned it symbolically. After increasing his role last season with the Bulls, Holiday, the..." September 03

  • Dwyane Wade: Return to Chicago is ‘bigger than basketball’

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade's focus is on more than basketball as he returns to Chicago to play for his hometown Bulls. In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Friday morning, Wade said he hopes to help bring change to a city that has been hit hard by violence this year. "My purpose for..." September 02

  • Wade: Trump's tweet 'left a bad taste in my mouth'

    Business Insider "Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade said that Donald Trump's remarks following his cousin's shooting death in Chicago left "a bad taste" in his mouth. In an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos, the NBA star admitted that he was "conflicted" because Trump's statement raised awareness..." September 02

  • The Disturbing Details Of The Derrick Rose Gang Rape Case

    Think Progress "It’s been a busy NBA offseason for Derrick Rose, who was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks in June. And while his big-talking press conferences have captured most of the attention, what’s transpiring away from the public eye is far more important. On August 26, 2015, Jane Doe..." September 02

  • LeBron and Dwyane Wade Practiced Together, Still Have Enviable Abs

    The Big Lead "Last season, there was some drama in the media — which we were not exempt from — when LeBron James jetted down to Miami in the middle of the season and worked out with his former teammate, Dwyane Wade. They both made it explicitly clear that they don’t care about any criticism they receive for..." September 01

  • Rape Accuser Says Derrick Rose Repeatedly Pressured Her Into Foursomes

    New York Daily News "The woman suing new Knicks star Derrick Rose and two of his pals for allegedly raping her is blasting him for "victim blaming" by calling her the "sexual aggressor" — noting he asked her to bring sex toys and repeatedly pestered her for threesomes and foursomes. The woman, identified in court..." September 01

  • Shipwrecked: The Untold Story Behind Michael Jordan's Banned Sneakers

    Complex "It was the simplest of commercials: a single shot, panning from top to bottom, ending with a new logo. The messaging was simple, too, delivered in voiceover: “On September 15th, Nike created a revolutionary new basketball shoe. On October 18th, the NBA threw them out of the game. Fortunately, the..." August 31

  • Eddy Curry says he regrets jumping from preps to NBA

    Sporting News "Eddy Curry was once a can't-miss high school prospect headed for the NBA. Fifteen years later, the former lottery pick told high school students he wishes he had gone to college before heading to the pros. "It would be super dope to have a college diploma," Curry said, via..." August 31

  • Enes Kanter offers support following death in Dwyane Wade’s family

    The Oklahoman "This past season, the Thunder organization experienced a myriad of tragedies. It's no surprise that its players are quick to support others who experience them as well. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade, was killed Friday by gunfire in Chicago. Aldridge, a 32-year-old..." August 29

  • 2 Chicago men charged in shooting of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    USA Today "Police charged two men with murder for the fatal shooting death of the cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, officials said Sunday. Nykea Aldridge, 32, the mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon in Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Police said she was not the..." August 28

  • Don Cheadle Rips Trump for Taking Advantage of Wade Tragedy

    Black Sports Online "Someone in Donald Trump’s camp should have revoked his social media access long ago! Following the tragic murder of Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, the Donald took to Twitter to attempt to capitalize on the situation. Trump sent out the above tweet where he even misspelled the..." August 28

  • Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

    ESPN "A woman who was fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side has been identified as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Authorities say Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the woman..." August 27

  • Donald Trump Uses Wade’s Cousin Murder to Ask For Black Votes

    Black Sports Online "Donald Trump is trying to win an election by any means necessary, so what he is doing is pandering to the lowest common denominator of people in our country. People who aren’t intelligent enough to see what he is doing and will just follow the person who talks the loudest." August 27

  • Dwyane Wade on murder of cousin Nykea Aldridge: 'Enough is enough'

    Fox Sports "Chicago is home for Dwyane Wade, who left the Miami Heat to join the Bulls this offseason. He was born on the South Side and went to high school in nearby Oak Lawn. Next season was supposed to be a happy homecoming for the three-time NBA champion. Tragically, that home took a member of the..." August 27

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Report: Nikola Mirotic suffers knee injury, will have tests done

    247 Sports "Nikola Mirotic may have a bronze medal to show for his efforts, but it wasn't without suffering an injury as a result. Spain prevailed over Australia in Sunday's bronze medal game, 89-88. While the Chicago Bulls center ended up playing out the entire game, recording 14 points and seven rebounds..." August 21

  • Jimmy Butler: I'd be better NFL receiver than Thomas and Brown

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler apparently thinks highly of his football skills. The NBA player currently representing USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics told ESPN on Saturday he believes he could play wide receiver in the NFL. "I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio..." August 21

  • Gasol: “I will decide my future during the season”

    EuroHoops.net "Despite the defeat by USA, Spain still has the goal of the bronze medal and Pau Gasol is ready to go. As he said after the end of the game: “An Olympic medal is an Olympic medal, no if it’s bronze, so we will fight for it”. For the semifinal result and his condition in the game he added: “I..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Gasol cleared to play for Spain in semis vs. U.S.

    Today's Fastbreak "News had been swirling that Spain’s own Pau Gasol could miss Friday’s semifinal contest versus Team USA with the opportunity to send the Americans home. That was put to rest, however, as ESPN’s Marc Stein revealed that Gasol’s calf injury wasn’t going to hold him back, and that he’s cleared to..." August 19

  • Spain's Mirotic channels Obama ahead of matchup with U.S.

    The Score "The United States play their old rival Spain in Friday's Olympic men's basketball semifinal, and one Chicago Bulls player is talking smack to another. Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic tweeted at Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler Thursday, using the election campaign motto of another famous Chicagoan,..." August 18