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Bulls Discuss Taj Gibson Trade With Multiple Teams

The Chicago Bulls have discussed a trade involving Taj Gibson with multiple teams. Gibson is in the final season of his contract worth $8.9 million. If Chicago trades away Gibson, they would be left with a frontcourt rotation of Robin Lopez, Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis and Cristiano Felicio. Gibson is already 31 as he was an older rookie coming into the NBA in 2009 out of USC.
Via RealGM
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

The New York Knicks appear intent on reconstructing the prime Chicago Bulls of the past several years. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks’ primary target in free agency as they search for a center. Berman characterizes the Knicks as “desperate” for a starting center to complete a lineup that includes Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight Years Ago, Derrick Rose was Taken No. 1 Overall by Bulls

Sunday marked the eight-year anniversary of the Chicago Bulls lucking into the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft and taking Derrick Rose. On May 22, 2008, the Chicago Bulls had a 1.7 percent chance of winning the NBA’s top overall pick for the 2008 NBA Draft. The top two prospects in that […] Eight Years Ago, Derrick Rose was Taken No. 1 Overall by Bulls - Pippen Ain't...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
9 hours ago

Pau Gasol Willing To Play In Olympics Despite Zika Concerns

Pau Gasol is willing to play for Spain in the Olympics despite concerns about the Zika virus. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol wrote Saturday in the Spanish newspaper Marca. "My feelings of passion and responsibility toward my national team, my sport and my teammates are huge. They have always been and always will be. My...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Valentine: Versatility is my biggest strength

Bulls draft pick Denzel Valentine said his ability to play different positions and shoot from the perimeter are his biggest strengths.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Were there any real legs to Jimmy Butler rumors?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the rumors during Thursday's draft that the Bulls were considering trading Jimmy Butler.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gar Forman joins SNC to recap Bulls' draft

Bulls GM Gar Forman joins SportsNet Central to recap the Bulls' 2016 draft after selecting Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol now wants to play for Spain in Rio Olympics despite Zika concerns

MADRID -- Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he's available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics.Gasol said last month he was considering not playing in Rio because there was too...
Via Associated Press
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Derrick Rose thinks Knicks fans will appreciate him more

Derrick Rose had a tumultuous relationship with Chicago Bulls fans, and the former MVP thinks New York Knicks fans will appreciate him more. Rose was introduced to the New York media on Friday as an official member of the Knicks following his trade there on Wednesday. He said he wasn’t sure why the Bulls traded him, but he feels he will be appreciated more in New York. “I don’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls draft grades: What the NBA draft experts thought

Let's see what everyone else thought about how the Bulls drafted Yesterday was a weird and interesting day for the Chicago Bulls. They nearly traded Jimmy Butler, filing the night filled with pure terror that the Bulls would actually trade Butler for a package of Zach LaVine and the #5 pick and confusion as Gar Forman denied the rumors that the Bulls were not shopping their star...
Via Blog a Bull
2 days ago

Chicago Bulls’ Recent Draft Choices Are No Slouches

ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell tweeted about Gar Forman saying the Bulls love prospects from big schools who play at a high level for several years. Denzel Valentine, the Bulls’ first-round pick this year was AP Player of the Year, while recent second-round pick Paul Zipser was MVP of the adidas Eurocamp. From Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah […] Chicago Bulls’ Recent Draft Choices...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 days ago

Bulls GM Gar Forman: ‘We did not shop Jimmy Butler’

One of the bigger story lines during Thursday night’s 2016 NBA Draft surrounded whether or not the Chicago Bulls were going to deal superstar Jimmy Butler, only days after trading Derrick Rose, effectively indicating the team planned to start from scratch and embark on a massive rebuilding effort. Reports indicated that the Bulls were negotiating with the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls’ Backcourt Becomes Taller, Pass-First, Hoiball Fit

In the past, the Chicago Bulls have had scoring point guards. Because of who they drafted and acquired, Hoiball looks like it will change to a share-the-ball-more playing style. All of the new guards on the Bulls depth chart right now are taller, pass-first point guards. It’s a shift from the previous years for the Bulls where […] Chicago Bulls’ Backcourt Becomes Taller,...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 days ago

After the NBA Draft ended, Bulls GM denied trade talks involving Jimmy Butler

Throughout last night’s NBA Draft, there were multiple reports coming out saying that the Chicago Bulls were in serious discussions to trade guard Jimmy Butler. Leading up to the draft, there were reports that the Minnesota Timberwolves were pushing hard to acquire Butler. By the end of the night, Butler is still with the Bulls but their general manager wasn’t happy about the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Is youth the new direction?

Youth seems to be the new theme for the Chicago Bulls. After parting ways with their face in Derrick Rose, the Bulls have opened up a new chapter in their historic franchise, and it seems to have a lot of young faces. Starting with the NBA draft, Chicago obtained an absolute steal in Denzel Valentine. He may not have the best fundamentals, but the guy finds ways to score and is very...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls had a busy week dealing with a trade involving hometown superstar Derrick Rose along with drafting two players in Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser. The plan is to get younger and more athletic, something the Bulls did and did not do with the trading of Rose. They sent Rose and a 2017 second round draft pick while receiving Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant...

NY tabloids all made same Rose headline pun

Ever come up with a great joke, get ready to share it and then realize 100 people have already made it? That’s probably how headline writers from the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday felt Thursday morning. Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday, and one pun sprung to mind for headline writers at all three tabloids. It's clever... Until you all do...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

President Barack Obama has ‘discussed’ owning NBA team

As his tenure as the 43rd President of the United States of America nears its end, Barack Obama is setting his eyes on another big challenge. Speaking Wednesday to the press, White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed Obama wouldn’t mind becoming an NBA owner, via ESPN News Services. “Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Chicago Snag the Steal of the Draft with the Last Lottery Pick?

What should the Chicago Bulls do with the first lottery pick they’ve held since drafting the man they just traded to New York City? They should start by finding a time machine and figuring out who’s the best player available at No. 14 overall. Time after time, the Chicago Bulls have helped catapult themselves into championship contention by nailing the night that matters most...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did the Chicago Bulls trade Derrick Rose?

The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second–round pick to the New York Knicks for Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulls, who just last season, took the Cavaliers to six games in the second round of the playoffs, have now traded away their home town hero. The Rose trade is supposedly the first of many moves to come...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls agree to trade Derrick Rose to Knicks

With Thursday’s draft approaching, many teams have been active on the trade market. The biggest trade thus far occurred this afternoon, as the Chicago Bulls traded point guard Derrick Rose, Justin Holliday, and a second round pick in next season’s draft to the New York Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon. The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman say ’96 Bulls are still greatest NBA team of all-time

Following the Golden State Warriors’ loss in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, members of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are coming out and letting people know that they are the greatest NBA team of all time. While appearing on Mike and Mike on Monday, Scottie Pippen was asked point-blank who the greatest NBA team of all-time was. He quickly said the ’96 Bulls. According to Pippen...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol may freeze sperm prior to Summer Olympics

It’s not yet known whether Chicago Bulls big man Paul Gasol will suit up for the Spanish National Team in the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio. Though, one thing is clear. If Gasol does indeed head to Brazil to represent his nation, he might be leaving an important package back at home. Gasol indicated just recently that he has to consider freezing some of his sperm as a way...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves willing to trade No. 5 pick for Bulls’ Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls is one of those names that continues to pop up on the NBA trade rumors market. For good reason, too, after the Bulls disappointed last season and might have to blow things up with Pau Gasol heading to free agency this summer. It sounds like a team such as the Minnesota Timberwolves would like to help the Bulls with the rebuilding process, provided...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan spent entire season hustling Pippen in Jumbotron races

Michael Jordan once spent an entire season winning $100 a game off Scottie Pippen over Jumbotron races, and Pippen was none the wiser as to why Jordan kept getting the better of him. ESPN’s Amin Elhassan relayed the story in an episode of “The Lowe Post,” with Jordan, a notorious gambler, figuring out who was going to win prerecorded races and betting Pippen $100 on the winner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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