Bulls Rumors & News

  • Shaq Says If He’d Known It Was An Option He Would’ve Joined Michael Jordan In Chicago

    Dime Magazine "Shaquille O’Neal would have done things differently in his career if he knew he had the chance. The National Basketball Hall of Fame inductee won titles in Los Angeles and Miami but said he would have tried to win them elsewhere if the climate were right. Shaq appeared on ESPN’s First Take on..." February 16

  • Bulls expect stretch-run leadership from Justin Holiday, Robin Lopez

    Chicago Tribune "Maybe it’s because he doesn’t like dealing in speculation. Maybe it’s because, with an infant at home, he understandably already had his mind fixed on the All-Star break. Whatever the case, Justin Holiday didn’t offer much late Wednesday when asked how he’d respond if his role is limited in the..." February 15

  • The Jimmy Butler Trade Is The Rare Deal Where Both Teams Won

    Dime Magazine "Last Friday, the Bulls played the Timberwolves in their only nationally televised game of the year. That game was scheduled for a reason: Over the summer, both teams radically shook up their present and future outlooks with a trade consisting of Jimmy Butler heading to Minnesota for Zach LaVine,..." February 15

  • Kris Dunn to play vs. Raptors, attend All-Star weekend

    Chicago Tribune "Kris Dunn will start Wednesday night against the Raptors and play about 20 minutes after missing the last 11 games following a concussion. Dunn, who has vowed not to let his scary fall from Jan. 17 against the Warriors change his style of play, also will attend All-Star weekend in Los Angeles..." February 14

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Is Zach LaVine now the face of the Bulls?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls lost Saturday to the Wizards, but most Bulls fans are probably still buzzing over Friday's win against the Timberwolves. The game marked the return of Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Tom Thibodeau, but ended up being significant beyond the three former Bulls returning to the United..." February 12

  • Tony Allen Officially Waived Following 2018 NBA Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls officially waived guard Tony Allen on Friday after acquiring him from the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 1 in the trade that sent Nikola Mirotic to the Big Easy. Chicago also acquired Omer Asik, a top-five protected first-round pick in 2018 and guard Jameer Nelson—who was..." February 09

  • Blazers Trade Noah Vonleh To Bulls, Drop Below Luxury Tax

    Real GM Basketball "The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Noah Vonleh and cash to the Chicago Bulls for the draft rights to Milovan Rakovic." February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • Report: Bulls talking to Thunder about Tony Allen trade

    247 Sports "With Andre Roberson out for the season with an injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder are in desperate need of some help on the defensive end of the court. Because of this need, the Thunder and the Chicago Bulls have reportedly talked about a trade involving veteran guard Tony Allen. According to..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Bulls To Trade Jameer Nelson To Pistons

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls are sending veteran point guard Jameer Nelson to the Pistons in a deadline-day trade, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter links). According to Charania, center Willie Reed will head to Chicago in the swap. Both Nelson and Reed have already been traded within the last week..." February 08

  • Kris Dunn back at Bulls practice, and with all of his teeth

    NBC Sports Chicago "Kris Dunn has never been one to play with fear, so even though his concussion triggered a three-week recovery period, it didn’t stop him from watching the scary fall against Golden State plenty of times. Perhaps it was therapeutic or even an exercise in realizing how lucky he was to retain all..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion

    Forbes.com "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Robin Lopez did not handle this ejection well

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Bulls are playing the second half of their annual trip to Sacramento without their starting center. Robin Lopez‘s verbal tirade made sure that was going to happen, and his old-school Bobby Knight impression punctuated a memorable ejection routine. Lopez objected to a defensive foul..." February 06

  • Thunder, Bulls and Pistons all interested in Jazz guard Rodney Hood as trade deadline nears

    Salt Lake Tribune "With the NBA’s trade deadline looming Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons are all showing interest in acquiring Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. League sources say the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic have also shown at..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Bulls remain open for business, with Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant available

    Chicago Tribune "Jameer Nelson is on the Bulls. He really is. The veteran guard wore Bulls practice gear and everything as Sunday’s workout at USC concluded. He joined in a shooting drill and engaged in some easygoing banter with his new teammates. Whether Nelson ever dons his No. 14 game uniform is another..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Flight delay thwarts Lauri Markkanen's return to Bulls

    Sporting News "Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen won't return to the lineup Monday against the Kings after all. Markkanen has been away from the team, missing the last two games, due to the birth of his child. He was expected to return to the lineup Monday, but flight delays thwarted his plans. Averaging 15.3..." February 05

  • Report: Thunder could keep eye on Tony Allen amid Andre Roberson injury

    Clutch Points "Tony Allen has developed into one of the best defenders in the NBA. After winning a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, Allen has built a reputation for being a lock-down defender that can stop most of the league’s best players. Even at 36 years years old, Allen is still one of the best..." February 05

  • On one-year anniversary of his injury, Zach LaVine is still finding his legs with Bulls

    NBC Sports Chicago "A year ago, Zach LaVine was one of the most explosive players, and obviously dunkers, in the NBA, but all of that came into question. LaVine tore his ACL against the Detroit Pistons a year ago on this date. He has since been traded from Minnesota to the Bulls and has come back from that injury,..." February 05

  • Portis, Mirotic didn't get past altercation: 'Off the court, we never talked'

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Portis on Friday further addressed the Nikola Mirotic altercation that resulted in a hospital visit for Mirotic and eventually led to him being traded. The Chicago Bulls forward said that he is “sorry” for what happened. He also said that he and Mirotic tried to keep a professional..." February 03

  • Bulls Remain ‘Very Active’ In Trade Talks

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls remain “very active” in the trade market with the February 8 NBA trade deadline looming, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes. On Thursday, the Bulls completed a deal that sent forward Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans in exchange for Omer Asik, Jameer Nelson, Tony Allen, and a..." February 02

  • Bulls To Waive Quincy Pondexter

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls intend to waive veteran sharpshooter Quincy Pondexter, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The move will clear a second roster spot for Chicago, allowing the team to accommodate the incoming players in a three-for-one trade with the Pelicans. Pondexter, who will..." February 01

  • After two day delay, Bulls will trade Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans: Report

    WGNTV.com "After a bizarre 48 hours, it now appears that Nikola Mirotic is finally going to have a new home outside of Chicago. According to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls are finalizing a deal to send Mirotic to the Pelicans. This was the initial Team Mirotic was supposed to be..." February 01

  • Bulls Will Likely Sit Nikola Mirotic Through Trade Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls will keep Nikola Mirotic from playing in Wednesday's game and presumably through the trade deadline on Feb. 8th." February 01

  • Jazz Still Pursuing Bulls PF After Pelicans Report

    Bleacher Report "The Utah Jazz reportedly remain interested in Chicago Bulls power forward Nikola Mirotic after a potential deal to send him to the New Orleans Pelicans stalled." January 31

  • Ex-NBA Player Rasual Butler and Wife Dead In Car Crash

    TMZ "Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler and his wife -- a singer who appeared on "American Idol" -- were both killed in a single car crash in Studio City, CA early Wednesday morning, TMZ Sports has learned. 38-year-old Butler -- who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002 -- lost control of his Range Rover..." January 31

  • With his shot not falling, Zach LaVine looks to make defensive impact

    Chicago Tribune "f you play for Tom Thibodeau, the subject of defense comes up once or twice. “Man, he’s on you,” Zach LaVine said, chuckling, of last season with the Timberwolves. “He’s one of those coaches who is going to let you know when you’re doing something wrong. And he drills it to a certain point..." January 30

  • Pelicans' Trade For Nikola Mirotic Falls Apart

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls were close to a trade involving Nikola Mirotic for a first round pick and the contract of Omer Asik. Mirotic can veto a trade unless the Bulls pick up his $12.5 million option for next season." January 30

  • How David Nwaba, the shooting guard who doesn't shoot, is thriving with the Bulls

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bulls’ offense was a mess on Sunday afternoon, again searching for and failing to find a rhythm or any consistency without Kris Dunn. They did, however, make 12 more 3-pointers and add to their franchise record-breaking pace for triples in a season. Eight of 10 Bulls who played meaningful..." January 30

  • It sounds as if Nikola Mirotic vetoed Bulls-Pelicans trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nikola Mirotic reportedly wanted Chicago to trade him after after a preseason practice fight with teammate Bobby Portis left Mirotic hospitalized. And the Bulls appear ready to satisfy that request. They even neared a deal with the Pelicans that would have netted a first-round pick (and come..." January 30

  • Report: Dennis Rodman’s BAC was more than twice legal limit at time of DUI

    Larry Brown Sports "Dennis Rodman was charged with driving while under the influence earlier this month, and it sounds like the former NBA star had an awful lot to drink before he decided to get behind the wheel. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rodman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of..." January 30

  • Report: Bulls trade Nikola Mirotic to Pelicans for Omer Asik + 1st-round pick

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls will send forward Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for center Omer Asik and a first-round pick, according to Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago. Mirotic was certainly the hottest prospect in the Bulls’ roster, posting career-highs across the board..." January 30

  • Celtics, Warriors, Bulls, Spurs Eyeing Anthony Davis in Summer

    Bleacher Report "With DeMarcus Cousins lost for the season, thus throwing a massive wrench into the team's short- and long-term plans, the New Orleans Pelicans may be facing a future in which an Anthony Davis trade is inevitable. Sporting News' Sean Deveney reported Tuesday some NBA teams are already preparing..." January 30

  • Struggling Bulls know 'we've got to find ourselves again'

    NBC Sports Chicago "There were travels at midcourt. Passes flew into the stands, airballs and shot-clock violations arose and at one point an inbounds to no one found Giannis Antetokounmpo in mid-stride. The Bucks All-Star took two dribbles, slammed home his easiest two points of the night and jogged back, waiting..." January 29

  • Rumor: Pistons, Bulls could make a run for Rodney Hood

    Clutch Points "Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood might have outlived his welcome with the team after several showings of inconsistency, but the unsteady lefty swingman is reportedly in the crosshairs of the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. Hood, who is..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Stagnant offense, little ball movement show how much the Bulls miss Kris Dunn

    NBC Sports Chicago "Jerian Grant dribbled across the timeline late in the second quarter, got switched on to Julius Randle, dribbled some more, then dribbled in on Randle and took a contested 15-footer with 7 on the shot clock. The shot caromed off the rim and into the hands of Brandon Ingram. Another missed shot,..." January 29

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Bulls guard Zach LaVine is finding out that minutes restrictions have no give

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls guard Zach LaVine finds himself in a non-negotiable situation. That’s why begging coach Fred Hoiberg for even a sniff of playing time in either overtime Monday would have fallen on deaf ears. Not that LaVine didn’t think about it, especially as he sat on the bench and watched his..." January 24

  • Bulls guard Kris Dunn’s lingering concussion symptoms are a cause for concern

    Chicago Sun-Times "Point guard Kris Dunn’s concussion symptoms have not cleared. Coach Fred Hoiberg said he was still feeling dizzy and groggy Monday in the wake of his spectacular tumble last Wednesday in the Bulls’ loss to the Warriors. “It’s always concerning when you’re dealing with a concussion,’’ Hoiberg..." January 23

  • Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic says he’s better prepared for the ‘storm’ coming his way

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic no longer apologizes for what he says or does. Much like his play most nights, he has been consistent in that department. And if his teammates don’t like it, well, they’d better get over it because he isn’t about to change. He believes he has been a positive influence in the..." January 23

  • Robin Lopez appears to grab DeMarcus Cousins in groin

    Larry Brown Sports "Robin Lopez got up close and personal with DeMarcus Cousins during Monday’s Chicago Bulls-New Orleans Pelicans game. Lopez ended up on the floor while going for a rebound and reached up and seemed to knock Cousins in the manly region. As if the seeming nut shot weren’t bad enough, Lopez then..." January 23

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