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  • New Bulls forward Jabari Parker: ‘They don’t pay players to play defense’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker never found his footing with the Bucks. Parker’s injuries and Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s ascension left Parker – a top recruit then No. 2 overall pick – trying (and often failing) to to fit into a complementary role he clearly never envisioned..." July 19

  • Bulls’ John Paxson, Fred Hoiberg view Jabari Parker as a perfect fit in Chicago

    Clutch Points "Jabari Parker was announced today as the Chicago Bulls’ newest acquisition and it didn’t take long for executive vice-president John Paxson to laud the hometown native upon his homecoming. “This is Jabari’s day. We view this as a very important..." July 18

  • Bulls To Sign Antonio Blakeney To NBA Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Bulls two-way player Antonio Blakeney will be promoted to Chicago’s 15-man NBA roster, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, who reports that the team intends to sign Blakeney to a minimum-salary contract. Blakeney, who spent the entire 2017/18..." July 18

  • Bulls' Kris Dunn disputes criticism of his work ethic

    Chicago Tribune "Bulls guard Kris Dunn snarled his face to describe the tenacity he brings to basketball. “I’m a pit bull,” he said. “You ever see one of them scary red-nose (pit bulls)? Yeah, that's me.” Dunn knows that his work ethic has been questioned..." July 16

  • Bulls Waive Paul Zipser, Julyan Stone

    Hoops Rumors "As part of the series of transactions that saw them make their signing of Jabari Parkerofficial, the Bulls have formally waived forward Paul Zipser and guard Julyan Stone, the team announced in a press release. The moves were necessary in order to..." July 14

  • Can the Chicago Bulls make the playoffs?

    The Sports Daily "Major change is now underway in the Eastern Conference, and the Bulls future stock price continues to trend upwards. Just moments ago, it was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Bucks rescinded restricted free agent Jabari Parker, which then resulted in Parker signing a..." July 14

  • Jabari Parker headed to the Chicago Bulls

    Clutch Points "After the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded their offer to the forward, Jabari Parker has accepted a two-year, $40 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. This is obviously a huge move for several reasons. The biggest of which is the addition for the Bulls, but also the idea — in theory..." July 14

  • Jabari Parker, Bulls making progress on offer sheet

    ESPN "Restricted free-agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on an offer sheet deal, league sources told ESPN on Friday. A deal could be finalized as soon as Saturday, league sources said. Parker, a Chicago native, isn't expected to have an offer..." July 14

  • NBA rumors: Jabari Parker receiving ‘last-minute interest’ from other teams

    Clutch Points "If the Chicago Bulls think that they have Jabari Parker virtually in the bag, then they could be in for a shock. According to Gerry Woelfl of The Journal Times, while the Bulls and Parker are seemingly headed towards an inevitable partnership, there are other..." July 13

  • Report: Jabari Parker wants to play for his hometown Chicago Bulls

    Hoops Hype "Restricted free agent Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, is reportedly interested in joining the Chicago Bulls.

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  • Bulls Clearing Cap Room For Forthcoming Move?

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have been cutting costs in a series of minor moves over the last week, having traded Jerian Grant, waived Sean Kilpatrick, and withdrawn David Nwaba‘s qualifying offer. As K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune details, the transactions signal..." July 13

  • Reports: Chicago Bulls rescind qualifying offer for David Nwaba

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls have, for now, changed their mind on the qualifying offer they gave youngster David Nwaba. According to multiple reports, the rebuilding Bulls have rescinded its qualifying offer to the 25-year-old forward, making him an unrestricted free agent. K.C. Johnson of..." July 13

  • Lakers Among Teams Interested In Signing David Nwaba After Bulls Rescind Qualifying Offer

    Lakers Nation "Last summer the Los Angeles Lakers made what appeared to be an innocent decision by waiving David Nwaba. It was a salary-clearing move that played a role in the signing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $18 million contract. Although Nwaba was placed on waivers, there was a hope..." July 13

  • Bulls Waive Sean Kilpatrick

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have waived guard Sean Kilpatrick. During his time with Chicago, Kilpatrick (6-4, 210) appeared in nine games and averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.70 steals in 23.8 minutes per game.  " July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Charles Oakley Arrested for Cheating at a Casino; Faces 1-6 Years In Prison

    Total Pro Sports "In his days as an NBA enforcer, Charles Oakley was known to smack a few opposing players upside their head and deliver a message that he wasn’t there to play around. Off the court, nothing really has changed with his age. The former NBA player is in some deep trouble now..." July 12

  • Three Lottery Picks Have Looked Impressive in NBA Summer League: Kevin Knox Leads the Way

    The Big Lead "Yes, it is just summer league, but these three lottery picks have looked impressive early. Kevin Knox New York Knicks first-round pick Kevin Knox is making quite the impression. We all knew Knox could shoot, but his flashes of athleticism have been..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • The Bulls gave Zach LaVine his money, but now it’s time for him to give back

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls guard Zach LaVine has found himself in a strange place the last 72 hours. Not that LaVine was unfamiliar with the terrain, having already gone through the draft process, a trade and now free agency entering his fifth NBA season. Still, explaining your perceived value to the..." July 10

  • Why the Bulls had no choice but to match Zach LaVine’s offer sheet

    Chicago Tribune "When I first saw this, I thought Bulls guard Zack LaVine sounded weak and whiny: “I’m disappointed that I had to get an offer sheet from another team,” LaVine told ESPN’s The Undefeated after the Kings delivered a $78..." July 09

  • Bulls' Zach LaVine has 'extra motivation' to prove critics wrong

    ESPN "Zach LaVine says he is ready to "wake up" the doubters who wonder if he is worth the four-year, $78 million extension the Chicago Bulls officially matched on Sunday. "I'm my hardest critic," LaVine said Sunday night during the Bulls' summer league game...." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Zach LaVine remains with Bulls, who match Sacramento’s offer

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago Bulls have matched the four-year, $80 million offer sheet the Sacramento Kings agreed to with Zach LaVine, which keeps the young guard in Chicago. Shams Charania reported this development on Sunday. Many Bulls fans might be wondering why it had to come to this..." July 08

  • Chicago Bulls forced to commit to uncertain future with Zach LaVine

    ESPN "Zach LaVine got exactly what he wanted. The young swingman always believed this kind of deal was coming his way -- one that will pay him $78 million over the next four years, once the Chicago Bulls match the offer sheet LaVine signed with the Sacramento Kings as they intend to do,..." July 08

  • Magic, Bulls, Hornets execute trade involving Bismack Biyombo, Timofey Mozgov and Jerian Grant

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic completed a three-team trade Saturday with the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls in which Orlando received center Timofey Mozgov from Charlotte and point guard Jerian Grant from Chicago in exchange for center Bismack Biyombo and two future second-round draft..." July 08

  • Bulls and Zach LaVine need to find common ground to continue rebuild's momentum

    Chicago Tribune "t’s more likely than not that one day this offseason, the Bulls and Zach LaVine will be smiling for the cameras, happy to have found common ground on his contract extension. Contract negotiations often feature bumps in the road and frustrations that are..." July 06

  • Zach LaVine Agrees To Offer Sheet With Kings

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings plan to sign Chicago restricted free agent guard Zach LaVine a four-year, $78 million offer sheet Friday, a league source said. The Bulls would have 48 hours to match the offer to retain LaVine. LaVine had reached out to the Kings and visited with the front office..." July 06

  • Sources: Bulls plan to match Zach LaVine's $78M offer sheet from Kings

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls have decided to match restricted free agent Zach LaVine's $78 million offer sheet from the Sacramento Kings, league sources told ESPN. Chicago has 48 hours to inform Sacramento that it will match the sheet and retain LaVine, and plans to meet..." July 06

  • Kings face roadblocks to adding Zach LaVine or Jabari Parker. Here's what could be next

    Sacramento Bee "The NBA moratorium on free agent signings ends Friday, and the Kings have been silent. They have looked to make deals, but are determined to avoid multiyear contracts that would affect next year's salary cap or don't fit with the team's long-term vision of adding younger..." July 06

  • Kings Still Weighing Offer For LaVine?

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings, who were said to have interest in Zach LaVine before free agency officially began, may still be eyeing the restricted free agent, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. During a conversation with colleague Bobby Marks on his podcast,..." July 05

  • The Knicks Should Sneak in and Sign Zach LaVine

    12 Up "?The New York Knicks have a golden opportunity to add another piece to their young roster. Two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion and restricted free agent ?Zach Lavine has yet to sign a new contract this summer. The Chicago Bulls, LaVine's team during the 2017-18..." July 05

  • Three Teams Still Have Significant 2018 Cap Room

    Hoops Rumors "We knew coming into the 2018 NBA free agent period that there may not be enough cap room to go around for all the players who hoped to sign lucrative new deals. Now, on the fourth day of the new league year, that’s more true than ever. Teams like..." July 04

  • Zach LaVine's contract situation hangs over Bulls rebuild

    NBC Sports Chicago "John Paxson has said it repeatedly since the Jimmy Butler trade last June. The Bulls will be patient and methodical in trying to rebuild the roster, waiting for opportunities to use their cap flexibility when a star player becomes available in free agency or trade. So, if you are..." July 04

  • Bulls Sign Carter, Hutchison To Rookie Deals

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have made it official with their two first-round picks, announcing today in a press release that Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison have both signed their rookie contracts. Carter, the seventh overall pick in the 2018 draft, was..." July 03

  • Bulls Open To Sign-And-Trade Offers For Nwaba

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls and restricted free agent David Nwaba are at a stalemate in negotiations, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the club is open to sign-and-trade offers for Nwaba. The 25-year old wing has received interest from several teams,..." July 03

  • Bulls name Karen Umlauf summer-league assistant coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "Spurs assistant Becky Hammon has advanced further than any female coach in NBA history, but she’s not the only woman in the league’s coaching ranks. Nancy Lieberman (Kings), Jenny Boucek (Kings), Natalie Nakase (Clippers) and Nicki Gross (Raptors) have roles in their..." July 03

  • Hawks Among Those Interested In Zach LaVine

    Hoops Rumors "Count the Hawks among those interested in Bulls guard Zach LaVine, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago tweets. They’ll join a handful of suitors that also includes the Kings, as we wrote about earlier this week. Atlanta, like..." July 01

  • Bulls have interest in Jabari Parker

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls reportedly have interest in restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker. Parker, currently of the Milwaukee Bucks, is a Chicago native, and the Bulls are looking at the 23-year-old as a potential addition, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. It’s..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Bulls plan patient approach in free agency, will focus first on re-signing Zach LaVine and David Nwaba

    Chicago Tribune "NBA free agency began late Saturday, and the Bulls’ initial focus remained on their own players, namely restricted free agents Zach LaVine and David Nwaba. They planned to discuss parameters for team-friendly offers to both players, sources said, and hope to..." July 01

  • Bulls, Bobby Portis Discuss Rookie Scale Contract Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Per the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, a player is not permitted to sign a rookie scale contract extension until after the July Moratorium ends at noon on July 6. However, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have already discussed a multiyear..." June 29

  • Bulls Extend Qualifying Offer To David Nwaba

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have issued a qualifying offer to shooting guard David Nwaba, ensuring that he’ll become a restricted free agent on Sunday, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). The move had been expected, since Nwaba’s qualifying offer will only..." June 28

  • Kings 'Strongly Considering' Run at Bulls' RFA Guard Zach LaVine

    Bleacher Report "The Sacramento Kings are reportedly interested in making a push to sign Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, who could receive an offer sheet as a restricted free agent starting July 1. On Thursday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported..." June 28

  • Report: Mavs, Bulls, Suns, and Pacers interested in Marcus Smart

    247 Sports "Marcus Smart is drawing a lot of interest on the market.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz, the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, and Indiana Pacers are all interested in the possibility of signing Smart this summer.  In addition to..." June 28

  • Report: Pelicans, Pacers, Bulls in the hunt for Cavs’ Rodney Hood

    Cavs Nation "Rodney Hood is the restricted free agency market right now and several teams are keeping a close eye — including the Cleveland Cavaliers. As reported by Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, teams looking at Hood include the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and the New Orleans..." June 27

  • What would a potential Paul George signing look like for Bulls?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Outside of LeBron James, Paul George is unquestionably the biggest name on this year's NBA free agent market. The 28-year old George is coming off his first season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, in which he put up 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  But..." June 26

  • What exactly is the Bulls' plan? Because it doesn't seem good enough to win

    Chicago Tribune "After the NBA draft last Thursday, Bulls titular general manager Gar Forman described the team’s first-round draft picks Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison as “our kind of guys,” which has translated to “not good enough to win a title.” Those..." June 26

  • Bulls, Suns, Pacers Among Potential Marcus Smart Suitors?

    Hoops Rumors "Marcus Smart is less than a week from reaching restricted free agency, and potential suitors for the four-year veteran are beginning to emerge. According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), the Bulls, Suns, Pacers, and Mavericks are among the teams..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

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