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  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • Bulls paying Billy Donovan $6 million-plus annual salary

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf just spent the NBA hiatus – at least if you looked beyond “The Last Dance” itself – getting dragged for not spending enough to give Michael Jordan another year of title contention in Chicago. Paying..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • Billy Donovan says Bulls recruited him after he parted ways with Thunder

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls introduced Billy Donovan as their new head coach Thursday, and the bench boss described how Bulls management courted him as soon as he parted ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sept. 8. "Right after my time at OKC ended, I got up at 7..." September 24

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • Billy Donovan hire shows new-look Bulls will spend when warranted

    NBC Sports Chicago "  Whenever the 2020-21 season tips off, the Bulls’ standing as #financialchamps could be in peril. That’s a lighthearted reference to a fan-created hashtag alluding to the perception that the Bulls, rightly or wrongly, at times prioritized profits over..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • Should Bulls bring Joakim Noah back to Chicago to reunite him with Billy Donovan?

    Clutch Points "Joakim Noah was absolutely thrilled for his former college coach, Billy Donovan, after the 55-year-old tactician was named the new head coach of the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. Noah and Donovan, after all, does have quite a history together, having won back-to-back..." September 23

  • The Bulls were a disaster under Jim Boylen, but maybe Billy Donovan can put these pieces together

    CBS Sports "If it is surprising that Billy Donovan is the new coach of the Chicago Bulls, it's because he chose this gig after five years with a Western Conference playoff team. Donovan parted ways with the Oklahoma City Thunder after perhaps his most impressive season,..." September 23

  • Joakim Noah Lauds Bulls Head Coach Billy Donovan: ‘What a Big Hire'

    NBC Sports Chicago "Early in Joakim Noah’s Bulls career, a casual pregame conversation about college coaches who could successfully make the jump to the NBA occurred in some long-forgotten locker room. “Coach (Billy) Donovan wouldn’t be a good NBA coach,” Noah said back then of..." September 22

  • Zach LaVine Reacts To Chicago Bulls’ Hiring Of Billy Donovan

    The Spun "One of the Chicago Bulls’ biggest stars seems quite happy that his team has hired Billy Donovan as its new head coach. The Bulls officially hired Donovan this afternoon, just a few weeks after he and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to part ways. Donovan was the head coach in..." September 22

  • Billy Donovan agrees to deal with Chicago Bulls

    NBA.com "Former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced on Tuesday. “We are very pleased to welcome Billy and his family to the Chicago Bulls. The success that he has sustained over the course of his coaching career puts..." September 22

  • Michael Jordan's Kickstarting Wave Of Minority Owners, Says Driver Jesse Iwuji

    TMZ "Michael Jordan's the highest-profile Black team owner in NASCAR history (heck, he's the highest profile, period) ... but driver Jesse Iwuji says he's far from the last, 'cause the sports about to get a lot more diverse! ... and that's super important for..." September 22

  • Did Michael Jordan Start a NASCAR Team to Get Back at Brad Daugherty For Not Watching 'The Last Dance?'

    The Big Lead "Michael Jordan is coming to NASCAR. Jordan has teamed up with Jordan Brand's first NASCAR athlete, Denny Hamlin, to start a single car NASCAR Cup Series team. The driver of the car will be Bubba Wallace. The motoviation behind Jordan joining NASCAR? Probably to resume destroying..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • NBA Insider Says Timberwolves Could “Probably” Get A Deal Done To Bring Back Zach LaVine

    Fadeaway World "With Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell, the Minnesota Timberwolves are finally headed in the right direction after decades of mediocrity. Plus, with the top draft pick in this upcoming draft, the Timberwolves have the opportunity to become a real threat in the Western..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • Bulls' Kris Dunn opts to not participate in voluntary offseason program

    NBC Sports Chicago "  For the first time since March, the Bulls are eligible to conduct group workouts this week. But Kris Dunn won’t be a part of them. The pending free agent, who finished second in the NBA in steals per game, isn’t participating in the three-week voluntary..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Michael Jordan Starting NASCAR Team with Bubba Wallace as Driver

    TMZ "Air Jordan is about to become Rev Jordan -- because Michael is teaming up with a NASCAR legend to start his own racing team ... with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. MJ and Denny Hamlin made the announcement late Monday, saying they were kicking off a new,..." September 21

  • Bulls expect to hold final interviews for head-coaching job soon

    CBS Sports "Few teams have undergone as many changes this offseason as the Chicago Bulls. Longtime general manager Gar Forman was fired, John Paxson was reassigned to a new role as an advisor in the front office and head coach Jim Boylen was let go after a short tenure fraught with..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • Bulls’ Coby White has sights set on being the starting point guard

    Chicago Sun-Times "One game. That’s all the film Coby White has in his file as a starting point guard when a new-look Bulls front office has to start making tough assessments. And it wasn’t exactly a game that screamed, “Yeah, you’re the guy,..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Charles Barkley On Giannis’ Future: “Michael Jordan Didn’t Win His First Championship Until He Was 28

    Fadeaway World "Charles Barkley hasn’t hidden his desire to see Giannis Antetokounmpo remain loyal to the Milwaukee Bucks, even after a terrible second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Miami Heat led by Jimmy Butler. Barkley knows the struggles of not winning a championship but for him, Giannis..." September 19

  • Bulls Could Offer Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, And Picks For Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Fadeaway World "The Chicago Bulls are considered a team on the rise by much of the NBA community. With Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Coby White, and Otto Porter Jr., the franchise is loaded with young and promising talent that is expected to get better. Still, the Bulls have never been a team with..." September 18

  • Which 2020 NBA Free Agents Will Get the Worst Contracts?

    Bleacher Report "The course of free agency is always difficult to predict in the NBA, but the 2020 offseason could make previous years seem like a color-by-number worksheet. Thanks to the months-long hiatus, seeding games and playoffs without fans and a general decline in television ratings,..." September 18

  • 3 best Clippers trade options for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Clippers and Paul George are in shambles. Their humiliating series defeat to the Denver Nuggets in the second round was shattering. The fact that they blew a 3-1 series lead to a relatively inexperienced Nuggets side just made things a lot, lot..." September 18

  • Are NBA playoff games better in a bubble? No home-court advantage, unpredictable basketball

    USA Today "Maybe the NBA should hold its playoffs in a bubble all the time. It is basketball distilled to its essence – five-on-five in a random gym. “At the end of the day, it's just guys playing in between those lines and who executes better and who plays the whole 48..." September 18

  • NBA Sends Guidelines For Pre-Draft Process To Teams

    Hoops Rumors "With the 2020 NBA draft now scheduled to take place on November 18, the league has sent teams a series of revamped guidelines for the pre-draft process, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). With no in-person draft combine taking place this year due to..." September 17

  • Trade Packages for NBA's Top 5 Available Stars

    Bleacher Report "For the first time in a long while, the upcoming NBA offseason could come and go without a star changing teams in free agency. But the trade market could be a different story entirely. Conditions seem perfect for some landscape-shifting blockbusters. With free agency short..." September 17

  • Top 5 Targets For The Clippers This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday became the second straight team to blow a 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets this postseason. The team crumbled in the second half of all of the three final games, lacking a sense of urgency and looking discombobulated as their title hopes slipped..." September 17

  • Did Bulls guard Coby White share insider coaching info?

    Chicago Sun-Times "With rookies, it’s always a challenge to figure out if they know what they’re actually talking about or if they’re innocently giving away organizational secrets. That’s the situation Bulls guard Coby White found himself in Wednesday during a Zoom call in which..." September 17

  • Jimmy Butler: The Incredible Rise To Stardom In The NBA

    Fadeaway World "Jimmy “Buckets” has taken the NBA by storm this season. He seemingly came out of nowhere during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls, before signing with the Minnesota Timberwolves and ultimately getting traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Now, he is the leader and best player for a team..." September 16

  • All-NBA Format and Snubs

    Hoops Rumors "The league announced its three All-NBA squads for the 2019/20 season earlier today, with Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James leading the way as the only two unanimous First Team selections. While the First Team looked exactly as expected, there were some..." September 16

  • NBA Announces 2019/20 All-NBA Teams

    NBA.com "Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James have been unanimously selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. James has set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, which includes a..." September 16

  • 2020 NBA Draft set for Nov. 18

    NBC Sports Chicago "What once was tentative is now official. The NBA has finalized Nov. 18 as its modified date for the 2020 draft, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday. The draft had been last scheduled for Oct. 16, just three days after a hypothetical Game 7 of the NBA Finals in the..." September 16

  • Ranking The Top 10 Biggest Feuds In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "As much as NBA viewers enjoy the actual basketball product on display, many who follow the league are just as intrigued by the individuals playing the game and their personalities. Sometimes these stars, as famous and media-savvy as they can be, show their human side. Players can get..." September 15

  • An Offseason Trade for Every Eliminated NBA Playoff Team

    Bleacher Report "For the 11 teams already eliminated from the playoffs, it's time to start concocting offseason trade proposals. While some like the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks may only need a tweak here and there, others like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." September 15

  • 1 Player Every NBA Team Needs to Chase in 2020 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Another delay in the NBA's offseason schedule got you down? Cheer up. We have free-agency suggestions for your team to consider. Selections for every squad are based on a combination of roster needs and financial situations. Since we don't yet know where next..." September 15

  • Here's 5 NBA Free Agents Ready for Career Years

    Bleacher Report "The dream scenario in NBA free agency is signing a player right before he blows up. That's never easy, and most organizations succeed if they add talent that merely sustains past levels of play. As proof of how tough that task can be, consider a handful of key signings from the..." September 14

  • NBA’s Bottom Eight Teams Gearing Up For Group Workouts

    Hoops Rumors "Monday, September 14 marks the first day of the three-week offseason workout window for the NBA’s bottom eight teams. The first phase of these de facto training camps will last for one week, through next Monday. During that time, activities will continue to be limited to individual..." September 14