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  • Robin Lopez would join the Warriors if bought out, but Bulls won’t do so

    Golden State Of Mind "The Golden State Warriors need a center, and, when you remove players on playoff teams or under control for numerous years, Robin Lopez is one of the best around. It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that there’s mutual interest between the two, and has..." January 15

  • Robin Lopez is told to 'cool off' during feisty Bulls practice, then returns to apologize

    Chicago Tribune "Jim Boylen was beaming after what he called a “very, very competitive practice” Monday at Santa Monica High School. “It was a good day for us,” the Bulls coach said. Perhaps not for everyone. Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn got..." January 15

  • Sources: Bulls adamant about not negotiating buyout with center Robin Lopez

    Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Bulls are adamant that they will not negotiate a buyout with center Robin Lopez, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Lopez’s representation has been in discussions with the Bulls’ front office about an exit strategy since late December, sources told Yahoo..." January 14

  • Knicks have discussed deal with Bulls that would include Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker

    Sporting News "The Knicks continue to explore their options to move Enes Kanter. New York has had preliminary discussions with the Bulls about receiving forward Jabari Parker in a deal that would include the 26-year-old center, according to a report from the New York Daily News, which cites..." January 13

  • Bulls' Portis believes Durant tried to injure him

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bobby Portis was angry with NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant on Friday night, and 24 hours later his feelings toward the Warriors forward hadn’t subsided. Not because of the fourth-quarter meltdown by the Bulls (10-33) in the 110-102 loss to the Jazz, but because he was unable to be..." January 13

  • Boylen Gets Raise And Contract Through 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have rewarded coach Jim Boylen with a salary increase and a contract that runs through next season, a source tells Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Times. The report was confirmed by Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). When Boylen took over last month after the..." January 12

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • The next step in the Bulls’ Jabari Parker experiment is to end it

    Blog-A-Bull "While the Bulls paying Jabari Parker a significant amount of money to then force him to play out of position had little chance of ever succeeding, one would’ve guessed the team would at least try to make it work. In the opening months of the season, then head coach Fred..." January 11

  • Jabari Parker’s role with the Bulls remains unchanged, but is a trade looming?

    Chicago Sun-Times "For a few minutes during the Bulls’ shootaround Wednesday morning, it appeared that forward Jabari Parker was earning his Get Out of Jail Free card as coach Jim Boylen sat next to him, computer in hand, giving him some heavy instruction. Asked about it several minutes later,..." January 10

  • Bulls' Zach LaVine looks for more calls as he continues to attack the rim

    Chicago Tribune "Zach LaVine is shooting a career-high 87 percent on a career-high 5.9 free-throw attempts per game. That’s the good news. The bad news is that LaVine believes he should be going to the line even more often. In part by following Jim Boylen’s preferred..." January 10

  • Bulls' improved defense will be put to the test against West's best

    NBC Sports Chicago "For all the criticisms of Jim Boylen’s offense – and most are warranted – the Bulls have been noticeably better defensively under their new head coach. Both statistically and under the eye test, the Bulls defense, which ranked 22nd under Fred Hoiberg, has improved thanks to..." January 09

  • Bulls remain a dumping ground for bad players, acquiring Michael Carter-Williams

    Chicago Sun-Times "The ugly side of the rebuild again showed up on Monday, as the Bulls remain a dumping ground for bad contracts and failing players. A source confirmed that MarShon Brooks, who came over in the Justin Holiday trade to Memphis, will be waived today, and then the Bulls will send a..." January 07

  • Scottie Pippen: Kawhi Leonard has 'filled voids' since Chicago meeting

    ESPN "Gregg Popovich once sought out Scottie Pippen in hopes of instilling the Hall of Famer's influence into Kawhi Leonard's game. Many months before the fractures that led to Leonard's departure from San Antonio began to surface, Popovich approached Pippen and asked him to..." January 05

  • Jabari Parker struggles in return to rotation as trade rumors continue to float

    NBC Sports Chicago "Forgive Jabari Parker for looking a little rusty: not playing any game action in 3 weeks will do that. But performance on Friday in his return to the rotation wasn’t exactly a great audition for Jim Boylen or a potential trade partner. Parker struggled for much of his 14-minute..." January 05

  • Bulls Waive Cam Payne, Want To Find New Destination For MarShon Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have waived Cameron Payne to make roster room following their trade for MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden. Payne averaged 5.7 points in 31 games with the Bulls this season.  " January 04

  • Bulls coach Jim Boylen is sold on Kris Dunn as his starting point guard

    Chicago Sun-Times "Kris Dunn’s December was no mirage to coach Jim Boylen. Since returning from a knee injury that sidelined him 24 games, Dunn has been sending an important message to the front office with his play. “He’s been very focused and very serious,’’..." January 03

  • Report: Justin Holiday Traded to Grizzlies from Bulls for MarShon Brooks, More

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls have reportedly traded guard Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for MarShon Brooks, Wayne Selden and two second-round picks, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Adrian Wojnarowski of..." January 03

  • Michael Jordan not interested in GOAT label

    Sportsnaut "The debate about the greatest basketball player of all time is a never-ending one. But one man involved in the debate, Michael Jordan, isn’t that interested in the label. But Jordan didn’t compare himself to LeBron James. Instead, he noted that he never had the chance to..." January 03

  • Even on a night when the Bulls were embarrassed, Jabari Parker remained on bench

    Chicago Sun-Times "For the Bulls, there have been varying degrees of embarrassment this season. Their 112-84 loss to the Magic at the United Center on Wednesday wasn’t as hideous as the 56-point home loss to the Celtics on Dec. 8 or the 121-96 dismantling in Oklahoma City on Dec. 17, but it still..." January 03

  • Bulls rookie Chandler Hutchison embracing his role as defensive stopper

    Chicago Sun-Times "Coach Jim Boylen had a simple message for his rookie forward last month: Find an identity. Chandler Hutchison didn’t have to be told twice. Boylen asked him to come off the bench, grab some rebounds and score when the opportunity presents itself. But first and..." January 02

  • It’s entirely possible Jim Boylen doesn’t know what he’s doing

    Blog-A-Bull "I loved seeing this bit of actual journalism out there surrounding the Bulls and their next John-Paxson-coach-firing Jim Boylen. It’s one thing to relay whatever Boylen says regarding his retrograde offensive philosophies, it’s another to push back with..." January 02

  • Rockets have inquired about Bulls wing Justin Holiday

    Sporting News "The Rockets continue to look for upgrades on the perimeter. Houston has asked the Bulls about potentially dealing for wing Justin Holiday, according to a report from The Athletic. It has also inquired about Cavaliers guard JR Smith and the Lakers' Kentavious..." January 01

  • Parker discusses demotion by Bulls: 'I kept my end of the bargain'

    Chicago Tribune "To get to where Jabari Parker is mentally these days, you have to begin at the end. At the tail end of a lengthy interview in which Parker addressed everything from where he wants to be after the February trade deadline to his transition defense, the benched Bulls forward offered an..." December 29

  • Robin Lopez may be biggest name on buyout market, Warriors reportedly interested

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s trade deadline may be a bit of a bust this year (or, more accurately, again) but the buyout market is expected to be robust. Zach Randolph, Kenneth Faried, J.R. Smith (unless he is traded) are just a few of the names. But the biggest and best may be Robin Lopez of the..." December 26

  • Jim Boylen has staying power … at least more than some of his Bulls players

    Chicago Sun-Times "The only scene missing from the Jim Boylen saga these days is Dennis Hopper stumbling into the Advocate Center late one night and saying to the new Bulls coach, “Now, I been watchin’ how you been breakin’ the colts. But, my friend, you cannot play them all the way man-on-man...." December 25

  • NBA Rumors: Robin Lopez Joins Jabari Parker on the Block

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls have put veteran center Robin Lopez on the trade block, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times (h/t HoopsHype). Per Spotrac, Lopez is making $14.4 million this season and is scheduled to hit free agency next..." December 24

  • Bulls Agree To Sign JaKarr Sampson To Two-Way Contract

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have agreed to sign JaKarr Sampson to a two-way contract. " December 21

  • Knicks Among Teams With Interest In Jabari Parker

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are among the clubs that have expressed preliminary interest in Bulls forward Jabari Parker, sources tell Ian Begley of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Begley, nothing appears imminent at the moment. Parker, who signed a two-year, $40MM contract with the Bulls in the..." December 20

  • Bobby Portis Joins Zach LaVine In Being Out 2-4 Weeks With A Sprained Ankle

    Uproxx "The Bulls might set a record for low points this season before Christmas comes next Tuesday and it’s impressive as to how much has gone wrong for them this season. They fired their coach, are looking to trade Jabari Parker, and almost had a team mutiny. That and..." December 20

  • It hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows for Wendell Carter Jr., especially lately

    Blog-A-Bull "On the surface, Wendell Carter Jr. is having a solid rookie season for the Bulls. His 10.5 points per game is tenth among rookies, his 6.7 rebounds per game is tied for second among rookies, and his 48 total blocks this season is also third among rookies. He’s frequently looked..." December 19

  • As expected, Bulls guard Zach LaVine is week-to-week with left ankle injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "Very little has changed on the Zach LaVine (left ankle) injury front from the weekend, except a bit more clarity on a timetable. According to Bulls coach Jim Boylen the recovery time is now in the two-to-four week range, with the Bulls looking to be extra cautious. LaVine injured the..." December 19

  • Nets once thought they were trading for No. 2 overall pick, would have gotten Bulls’ second first-rounder

    Pro Basketball Talk "A Wizards-Suns-Grizzlies trade just fell apart because the teams confused which Brooks was involved. Phoenix thought it was getting Dillon Brooks. Memphis thought it was sending MarShon Brooks. But this isn’t the first time wires got crossed in trade..." December 18

  • Bulls’ Kris Dunn shoves Russell Westbrook, scuffle breaks out

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook has a way of getting under an opponent’s skin. Monday night it was the Bulls’ Kris Dunn‘s turn. While moving over in position on the strong side, Westbrook and Dunn made contact, and after the whistle blew for a foul (with the..." December 18

  • Report: Jabari Parker demands to be traded

    247 Sports "Jabari Parker landed a very lucrative two-year contract when he signed with the Chicago Bulls during the offseason. While he has now become a much larger piece of the of the puzzle for the franchise with the injury to Zach LaVine, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times is..." December 17

  • Jazz Have Interest In Jabari Parker

    Hoops Rumors "The Jazz are one of the teams that have interest in Bulls forward Jabari Parker, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer. A report on Friday indicated that Chicago had engaged in trade discussions involving Parker, who doesn’t project to be..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Is Kris Dunn a core player moving forward? Sources say Bulls are undecided

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls point guard Kris Dunn isn’t on some player leadership committee. He’s not caught up in stats or numbers. No, the only things Dunn wants out of his NBA experience right now are to win and to break the spirit of his opposition. He was successful on both..." December 17

  • Bulls don't believe LaVine will need surgery

    Yardbarker "The Bulls are finishing their road trip without Zach LaVine, who left for Chicago this morning for further examination on his injured left ankle, writes K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. LaVine, who sprained his deltoid ligament Thursday night, will miss at least two games. Early..." December 16

  • Jabari Parker says he doesn’t expect benching to be permanent

    Chicago Tribune "As if the Bulls haven’t experienced enough upheaval of late, Jim Boylen played Jabari Parker a season-low 4 minutes, 10 seconds in the Bulls’ 97-91 loss to the Magic Thursday night at Mexico City Arena. And the Bulls’ high-profile, hometown free-agent signing’s..." December 16

  • Fizdale supports Bulls' Boylen: He's 'a brilliant coach'

    New York Post "Despite a 9-21 record through 30 games, first-year Knicks coach David Fizdale hasn’t found the need to stage a practice after a back-to-back set — a traditional NBA no-no. However, his comeback-kid Knicks have never fallen by 56 points. If they had, it wouldn’t be..." December 16

  • Zach LaVine injury update: Bulls guard (ankle) doubtful vs. Spurs

    Sporting News "The Bulls could be in jeopardy of losing one of their star guards to an ankle injury.  Chicago listed Zach LaVine as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Spurs as he is dealing with an ankle injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. LaVine had an MRI on his left..." December 15

  • LaVine out at least 2 games with ankle injury

    The Score "Zach LaVine will miss at least the next two games due to a left ankle injury he suffered late in the Chicago Bulls' loss to the Orlando Magic in Mexico City on Thursday. LaVine said he felt "something pop," according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, and underwent..." December 15

  • Bulls’ Jim Boylen says Gregg Popovich has privately offered support

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen, under siege from his players, has leaned on mentor Gregg Popovich for support. Boylen served as an assistant under Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs from 2013 to 2015 and has clearly used him as a coaching influence. The two apparently still speak, as..." December 15

  • Bulls in Talks With 'Several Teams' for Jabari Parker

    SI "The Bulls have engaged in trade talks with "several teams" regarding forward Jabari Parker, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson. Parker signed a two-year $40 million contract with Chicago in July with a team option for the second year.  Chicago..." December 14

  • Parker given 'no reason' for being dropped from Bulls' rotation

    The Score "Four-and-a-half years removed from his No. 2 overall selection in the 2014 draft, Jabari Parker's fresh start with the Chicago Bulls after four injury-riddled seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks isn't going too well. Sources told ESPN's Malika Andrews that Parker would not..." December 14

  • Bulls To Pull Jabari Parker From Rotation

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls will drop Jabari Parker from their rotation, no longer giving the 23-year-old regular minutes this season, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.com. Parker signed a two-year, $40MM deal to join the team this past summer in free agency, and his..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Bulls’ unconventional leadership committee will 'have input on what we do and how we operate’

    NBC Sports Chicago "The latest development in the clearing of the air between head coach Jim Boylen and his Bulls players is a leadership committee. Details of the committee first surfaced on Monday when ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Ramona Shelburne reported that Zach LaVine had spoken with Boylen..." December 12

  • John Paxson spent 15 years building the NBA’s worst culture with the Bulls. He must fire himself now

    Blog-A-Bull "John Paxson tried to quit once before. As the Bulls were stumbling through the 2008-2009 season, one led by rookie point guard Derrick Rose and rookie head coach Vinny Del Negro, rumors swirled around the team that Paxson’s resignation was imminent. At that point, Paxson..." December 11

  • Zach LaVine on meeting with Bulls coach Jim Boylen: ‘This is a business. This isn’t a dictatorship’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Tension between new Bulls coach Jim Boylen and his players boiled over Sunday. When Boylen called for a practice the day after a back-to-back, some players threatened to boycott. They ultimately compromised on a team meeting. So, guard Zach LaVine met individually with..." December 11