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  • Bulls have plenty of point guard possibilities, but which way will they go?

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls will add a point guard this offseason. It’s just a matter of how. They disappointingly exited the NBA draft lottery Tuesday with the No. 7 pick. Do they keep the pick and use it on a point guard? Do they include the pick in a trade package for one? Do they use some of..." May 19

  • Report: Bulls point guard Kris Dunn’s trade value is ‘low to nonexistent’

    Clutch Points "The saga of Kris Dunn in Chicago has been a rather unpleasant one. Dunn was supposed to be the organization’s point guard of the future as part of the deal that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night in the summer of 2017. But in spite of some decent..." May 19

  • The Chicago Bulls are Interested in Signing Pat Beverley this Summer

    Clips Nation "In the midst of a column primarily about struggling point guard Kris Dunn, and the Chicago Bulls’ need at the position, The Athletic writer Darnell Mayberry included a paragraph on the Bulls’ interest in Clippers’ point guard Patrick Beverley. Mayberry says that Beverley has..." May 17

  • Bulls Reportedly Pursuing Terry Rozier is a Hilariously Bad Idea

    12 Up "Terry Rozier will be a restricted free agent this summer, and he's already come out and said he "might have to go" if the Boston Celtics are bringing back the same roster. Whether they do or not might not matter, because there's a good chance Boston moves on from..." May 16

  • Report: Bulls interested in trading No. 7 pick for Lonzo Ball

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are certainly open to trading Lonzo Ball if a superstar becomes available. They'd drive him to the airport if they could pick up Anthony Davis in the same trip. But assuming a superstar isn't on the table, the Lakers have seemingly placed an..." May 16

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Could the Bulls trade the No. 7 pick? John Paxson makes it seem like it's an option

    NBC Sports Chicago "John Paxson had the post-NBA Draft Lottery playbook open, reeling off textbook line after line about how the Bulls will find someone useful with the 7th overall pick in June. Paxson said the Bulls have already gone to their big board and that there are more than seven players they like, meaning..." May 15

  • Report: Bulls interested in trading lottery pick for Lonzo Ball

    247 Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers are certainly open to trading Lonzo Ball if a superstar becomes available. They'd drive him to the airport if they could pick up Anthony Davis in the same trip. But assuming a superstar isn't on the table, the Lakers have seemingly placed an..." May 14

  • Michael Reinsdorf says Bulls have right people, a good plan in place for rebuild

    NBC Sports Chicago "Tomorrow is a significant day in the Bulls rebuild. The NBA Draft Lottery could change the shape of multiple organizations depending on which way the ping pong balls bounce. Whatever happens, Bulls president Michael Reinsdorf believes the Bulls have a good plan and the right people in..." May 13

  • Nets lose key assistant coach to Bulls

    New York Post "Nets assistant Chris Fleming is bolting Brooklyn for Chicago — and a promotion. Fleming, The Post confirmed, has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant to Bulls head coach Jim Boylen. The move was first reported by ESPN. A 49-year-old New Jersey native,..." May 09

  • Chris Fleming Leaving Nets For Bulls

    Hoops Rumors "Nets assistant coach Chris Fleming will join the Bulls as the top assistant to Jim Boylen, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. A former coach of the German national team, Fleming joined Brooklyn’s staff in 2016 when Kenny Atkinson took over the team. Fleming also served as..." May 08

  • Four potential Ricky Rubio landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "In the modern NBA, you need a strong point guard to even have a chance to compete. Without one, you’re lost. One of the top options set to come available this offseason in free agency is Utah Jazz floor general Ricky Rubio, who will receive a good amount of interest from..." May 08

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Bulls looking to add assistant coaches, let’s guess which feckless cronies they’ll choose

    Blog-A-Bull "In case you missed the Friday news dump on our heads, the Bulls publicly punted on next season, maybe more, by letting Jim Boylen take full control of the product. Of course he only has so much real control, as John Paxson has taken a very direct interest in leading his team..." May 06

  • Bulls agree to contract extension with Jim Boylen

    ESPN "The Chicago Bulls have agreed on a contract extension with coach Jim Boylen, the team announced Friday. After replacing Fred Hoiberg in December, Boylen had agreed on a short contract that would take him through the end of the 2019-2020 season, but this new, multi-year deal..." May 03

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • Bulls post lowest local TV ratings in 13 years: report

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Bulls didn’t just have their worst season in more than a decade on the court. They also saw a 24 percent drop in their local TV ratings for their worst average in 13 years, according to Sports Business Daily. It’s a concerning trend for a team in one of the..." April 30

  • Bulls request cap relief due to Asik's potential career-ending illness

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls have requested the NBA remove Omer Asik's contract from the team's salary sheet, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania. Asik was away from the team to start the 2018-19 season due to inflammatory arthritis and was waived on Oct. 21 without..." April 25

  • Bulls Could Trade Kris Dunn And 2019 1st-Round Pick For Lonzo Ball

    Fadeaway World "Has Lonzo Ball seen his last days as a Laker? Despite his absence having a profound impact on the team’s performance this season, that has become a real question as Jeanie Buss and the rest of the front-office prepare for change. One likely destination if L.A. does decide to..." April 25

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Playing Lauri Markkanen at center will bring its own set of challenges

    Blog-A-Bull "At his end-of-season presser, John Paxson highlighted the desire to have more versatility in the lineup. Specifically, Paxson talked about adding versatile wings and sliding Lauri Markkanen to the 5 more often:

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  • Bulls, Suns, Magic would have interest in Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday if he’s made available

    Clutch Points "If the New Orleans Pelicans make point guard Jrue Holiday available in trade talks this summer, the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic would have interest in acquiring him, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News. The Pelicans are widely expected to trade Anthony Davis..." April 20

  • NBA Rumors: Bulls May Reconsider Trade Talks For Lonzo Ball

    Fadeaway World "For all the talk centered around free agency, the Lakers have involved themselves in the trade market as well. Most notably, the players that were included in the A.D. talks back in February find themselves on the table again as the Lakers prepare to make splashes this summer. This..." April 18

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson sees a path back to elite status

    Chicago Sun-Times "Vice president of basketball operations John Paxson believes there’s a path out of NBA hell — and even beyond mediocrity — for the Bulls. He made that clear last week in his end-of-season address at the Advocate Center. And while the skeptics are legion,..." April 15

  • NBA Draft: What the Bulls would get in Zion Williamson

    NBC Sports Chicago "It’s difficult to determine what’s more incredible about Duke freshman Zion Williamson: The amount of hype, headlines and hyperbole he’s received since he entered the national spotlight 5 months ago, or the fact that he’s deserving of every single ounce of..." April 15

  • Kris Dunn finds himself on the outside of ‘the core’, offers strange rationalizations

    Blog-A-Bull "I’m not sure Kris Dunn understands how basketball works. That may sound harsh, but it was a constant thought that stayed with me as I tried to decipher what the hell the point guard was actually saying. For those that may have missed it — which I’m sure is most at..." April 15

  • Report: Lakers and Bulls talked Lonzo Ball trade

    247 Sports "The moment LeBron James arrived in Los Angeles, Lonzo Ball became a potential trade chip for the Lakers. A point guard whose best skill is passing became somewhat redundant on a team that already had the best passer of his generation. The Lakers want a superstar closer to..." April 12

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Bulls lose season finale, and now comes the business of roster improvement

    Chicago Sun-Times "Wednesday wasn’t Robin Lopez’s last basketball game. His last in a Bulls uniform? Maybe, but the big man knows there is a place for him somewhere on an NBA roster next season. Coach Jim Boylen knows what roster he wants him on. “Anytime..." April 11

  • Bulls almost didn’t take Derrick Rose No. 1 overall because of his brother’s past

    Clutch Points "On Thursday, “Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story” finally aired on Stadium. The documentary revealed many previously-unknown details about Rose’s life, career, and relationships. The point guard was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the first overall pick in 2008. But the Bulls..." April 11

  • Bulls and head coach Jim Boylen are finalizing a three-year deal

    Chicago Sun-Times "There were only so many cards John Paxson could show on Thursday. The Bulls vice president of basketball operations made his annual end-of-the-season address to the media at the Advocate Center one day after the regular season ended with a 22-60 record, and while transparency is a new..." April 11

  • Bulls have not given up on Kris Dunn, but they know they need point guard upgrade

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson says while the franchise hasn’t given up on Kris Dunn, he knows the team needs an upgrade at the point guard spot. Dunn just finished his second season with the Bulls. Chicago acquired him in the Jimmy Butler..." April 11

  • Lauri Markkanen Cleared To Resume Full Basketball Related Activities

    Real GM Basketball "Lauri Markkanen has been cleared to resume full basketball related activities after completing thorough examinations from cardiologists. Markkanen initially experienced extreme fatigue and an accelerated heart rate during a game in Toronto on March 26. After an examination by..." April 11

  • Bulls clinch worst home record in franchise history

    NBC Sports Chicago "On Tuesday night, the Bulls fell 96-86 to the Knicks at the United Center, clinching the worst home record in Bulls franchise history. Here are three takeaways from Chicago’s home finale in the 2018-19 season. Worst home record in franchise history Postgame, Boylen..." April 10

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Nixed Jabari Parker Deal

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly reached a tentative agreement to send Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Michael Beasley to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Jabari Parker ahead of the trade deadline, but KCP never approved the deal. On Tuesday, Bill Oram of The..." April 09

  • Derrick Rose is comfortable with T-wolves, 'open' to returning to Bulls

    Sporting News "Derrick Rose may want to re-join the Bulls. The 30-year-old guard, who has spent the last two seasons with the Timberwolves, will be a free agent this summer. His agent, B.J. Armstrong, discussed the possibility of Rose returning to Chicago, where his career began, during an interview..." April 08

  • Robin Lopez would ‘love’ to be back with the Bulls next season

    Clutch Points "Robin Lopez wants to wear a Chicago Bulls uniform next season. Lopez, who will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, told Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald that he wants to play for Chicago again. The 31-year-old Robin Lopez is in the last year of a three-year..." April 08

  • NBA Trade Rumors: Chicago Bulls May Have The Best Offer For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Free agency will not be the only way teams can rejuvenate their franchise this summer. This offseason, more than most, provides a unique opportunity on the trade market as well, with names like Anthony Davis, Kevin Love, Mike Conley Jr., and Bradley Beal expected to be at least somewhat on the..." April 08

  • Bulls’ Zach LaVine thinks his contract is looking like ‘a pretty good deal’ now

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bulls have not had a good history with respect to star players on large contracts while also struggling with knee injuries (just ask Derrick Rose). So when Chicago’s front office decided to match the four-year, $78 million offer sheet that Zach LaVine signed with the..." April 07

  • Bulls’ JaKarr Sampson says he’s grateful for his ‘big time’ comeback

    Clutch Points "Chicago Bulls forward JaKarr Sampson led the charge for his team on Saturday night as they battled the Philadelphia 76ers at the United Center. The Sixers did come away with the 116-96 victory, but Sampson arguably had the most notable performance of the evening. Following his huge..." April 07

  • Bulls coach Jim Boylen not going to be ‘a bulls**t guy’ when it comes to coaching non-regulars instead of regulars

    Clutch Points "From the very first day he took over for Fred Hoiberg as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Jim Boylen has been all business. Despite some early adversity — like scheduling a practice after a back-to-back and nearly invoking a player mutiny — and battling it out with the..." April 07

  • Zach LaVine says Bulls will make playoffs next season if they stay healthy

    Chicago Sun-Times "The book has all but been closed on guard Zach LaVine’s season. The Bulls won’t come out and say LaVine is done for the season, even though he hasn’t played since March 18 and the soreness in his right patellar tendon is still present. But with only two games left..." April 07

  • Chicago needs a point guard to pair with its young pieces

    Sporting News "Big issue 1: Otto Porter Jr. and a point guard. For the Bulls, those are the keys to getting the future into gear. If Porter can be what he appeared to be in his limited time in Chicago — he only donned a Bulls uniform 15 times after his trade from Washington — the..." April 06

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Are the Bulls the best fit for Ja Morant?

    NBC Sports Chicago "Ja Morant officially declared for the NBA Draft on Thursday, which brings to mind his eventual landing spot and where he would be a good fit. Morant figures to be one of the first players taken after Zion Williamson in the draft and the Bulls are in need of a point guard with Kris..." April 05

  • Robin Lopez thinks Bulls will be a playoff contender next season

    Chicago Sun-Times "Seven years on this Bulls beat, and it’s no contest when it comes to which players have been my favorites to cover. In no particular order: Mike Dunleavy Jr., Jimmy Butler and Robin Lopez. The common thread? All three were as real as it gets, and if they told..." April 03