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Chicago Bulls: Why Doug McDermott is the X-factor

While I predicted something different for the Chicago Bulls and the 2014 Draft, I think the Bulls made the exact right move trading their 16th and 19th picks for small forward Doug McDermott. This year’s Chicago Bulls X-factor will most certainly be Creighton’s superstar. Lingering rumors about his possible trade for the acquisition of Kevin Love aside, McDermott is an incredibly...
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Bulls owner on rift between front office, Derrick Rose: ‘It is pure malicious fiction’

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged Thursday that there is tension between some members of his camp and members of the team’s organization. “I know it’s been there,” Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I heard there were some upset people. I’m happy I didn’t personally see it. I don’t want to see that. I kind of wonder where it was coming from because it seemed...
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Derrick Rose Acknowledges Rift Between His Camp, Bulls; Jerry Reinsdorf Refutes Report

Jerry Reinsdorf issued a statement on Thursday to address a Sun-Times story about issues in the Chicago Bulls' relationship with Derrick Rose's camp. “I am confounded by the irresponsible report in the Chicago Sun-Times suggesting there is anything approaching discord or confusion between the Bulls executive office, coaching staff, and Derrick Rose or any other Bulls player...
Via RealGM
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: D Rose Didn’t Want to Play with Carmelo

There is a lot of discussion about Derrick Rose saying that he heard there was tension between him and the Bulls front office. Especially since Owner Jerry Reinsdorf issued a strongly worded statement. However, there was another nugget in that article that needs attention. There is growing evidence that Derrick Rose preferred to play with Pau Gasol over Carmelo Anthony: Looking back...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Rose says Bulls weren't happy behind his back, Bulls respond

Things could be getting tense in Chicago between Derrick Rose and the Bulls. At the very least, there is a miscommunication about the feelings in the organization as he recovered from injuries. Here is what Rose told Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times about how the organization felt and if there was tension: “I’m happy I didn’t personally see it. I don’t want to see that...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose discusses growing tension with Bulls — exclusive

This wasn’t going to end well. Not for the Bulls and not for Derrick Rose. It still possibly won’t. But for the first time in his career, the star point guard from Englewood who has three years left on his contract seems ready to accept the responsibility of making sure the rocky relationship improves. “I know it’s been there,’’ Rose told the Sun-Times, acknowledging...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Not Aggressively Pursuing Kevin Love Deal, Have Made No Formal Offers

Sources continue to indicate that the Chicago Bulls are not aggressively pursuing a trade for Kevin Love and have made no formal offers. The Bulls were rumored to have made an offer of Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott to the Minnesota Timberwolves. McDermott is participating in Team USA's mini-camp for the second straight year. This is a great experience," McDermott...
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Chicago Bulls: The Strongest And Weakest Moves Of The Offseason

  Chicago Bulls: The Strongest And Weakest Moves Of The Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: * Signed Pau Gasol * Signed Nikola Mirotic * Signed Aaron Brooks * Amnestied Carlos Boozer * Resigned Kirk Hinrich * Drafted Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow Strongest: Signing Pau Gasol * If Kevin Love is traded for, it would be the best move, as he...
Via HoopStuff
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Love for McDermott? Bulls rookie waits out trade rumors

Bulls rookie Doug McDermott admitted on Tuesday that he was close to settling on a place in Chicago. And yes, he’s likely renting rather than buying. Smart decision. While the Kevin Love-Bulls trade rumors have seemingly quieted down to an almost complete silence, according to a source, the team was still in pursuit of the Minnesota All-Star forward, and that meant the package...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-Rose throws down huge dunk at Team USA practice

TweetWondering if Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose has lost any of his trademark athleticism? Well, check out this video of Rose dunking during Team USA practice Monday, courtesy of the NBA: That’s a 6’3″ guard with his head rim-level, off of one drop step. I’m sold. If Rose is anywhere near the same athlete he was pre-injury in 2012, the Bulls may emerge as the best team in...
Via Los That Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN: Chicago Bulls Best Chance To Win Title With Kevin Love

Posted to Chicago Bulls News & RumorsESPN recently released the graphic below indicating the forecast for each team in the Kevin Love hunt. The graphic illustrates the win percentages for each squad with our without Love, and it favors the Chicago Bulls. Without either team getting Love, the Chicago Bulls are expected to get beat by Cleveland (11% to 7%).  However, with Kevin...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan's 1-year, $33 million contract up for auction

Michael Jordan signed a one-year $33 million contract with the Chicago Bulls prior to the start of the 1997-1998 season. It was the last contract he would sign with the team. It also still represents the largest single-season contract in NBA history.  Want Michael Jordan's $33M contract? Hopefully it won't cost you that much at auction. pic.twitter...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: With McDermott future is very bright

Even though the Chicago Bulls lost in the quarterfinals of the Summer League, who cares? It's Summer League. It's all about player development and that is what the Bulls did. Apart from Tony Snell's breakout summer league. I was fairly impressed with both of the Bulls draft picks Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow. Bairstow just recently signed a contract with the Bulls...
Via Route4Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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