Bulls Rumors & News

  • Manu Ginobili likely to return and Pau Gasol could join him with Spurs

    CBS Sports "It looks like the San Antonio Spurs are going to be contenders again next season. While Tim Duncan's decision about retirement is still up in the air, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Manu Ginobili is likely coming back and Pau Gasol could be joining him. "There's a strong belief..." June 28

  • Bulls know Gasol won't re-sign

    The Score "Pau Gasol appears poised to join his fourth NBA franchise this summer. The 35-year-old declined his $7.7-million player option with the Chicago Bulls on Monday, becoming an unrestricted free agent. While it's possible Gasol and the Bulls could work out a new contract, Nick Friedell of ESPN..." June 28

  • Pau Gasol To Opt Out Of Bulls Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Pau Gasol has formally notified the Bulls that he’ll opt out of his contract, declining his player option for 2016/17 rather than picking it up, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein (via Twitter). The move, which will allow Gasol to hit the open market, had long been expected, with a report way back in..." June 27

  • Bulls' coach Hoiberg accidentally calls his new Lopez 'Brook'

    The Score "Robin Lopez is a good player - some would even argue the best player in last week's trade that sent Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls to the New York Knicks - but he's often second fiddle to his twin brother Brook of the Brooklyn Nets. Even Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg got confused during a..." June 27

  • The Bulls gave Michael Jordan's 'other' number to first-round pick

    Fox Sports "Former Michigan State star Denzel Valentine will wear Michael Jordan's old number for the Chicago Bulls - the one that isn't retired. Valentine wore the number 45 for the Spartans, and the Bulls revealed Monday that he'll be keeping it for his professional career. Valentine isn't the first Bull..." June 27

  • Boston Celtics Lowballed Chicago Bulls for Jimmy Butler

    Hardwood Houdini "It was madness leading up to the Boston Celtics selecting Jaylen Brown with the third pick in Thursday’s draft. Reports of the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls or Philadelphia 76ers trying to hash out a deal were in full gear. It ended up not getting done, however, K.C. Johnson, a Chicago Bulls..." June 27

  • The Bulls could be on the verge of losing the majority of their frontcourt this summer

    CBS Sports "For years, the Chicago Bulls looked to be on the cusp of contending for a title as long as they could get Derrick Rose back to being himself. As they head into the summer of 2016, Rose has been sent to the New York Knicks and the Bulls may be losing the majority of their frontcourt. Joe Cowley of..." June 27

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Joakim Noah isn't interested in re-signing with the Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "Gar Forman insisted on draft night that the Bulls have every intention to sit down with free agent Joakim Noah and discuss the future come July 1. They need not bother. A source close to the situation not only shot down a report last month that the Bulls and Noah were having early “positive..." June 27

  • Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." June 27

  • Valentine may crack rotation quickly as Bulls rebuild roster

    ESPN "During his time in Chicago for the NBA draft combine last month, Denzel Valentine made a smart career choice. The Michigan State alum discussed the "versatility" of his game and made reference to his close friend Draymond Green, the Spartan alum who has turned himself into one of the most valuable..." June 26

  • Bulls select Paul Zipser in second round

    Blog-A-Bull "With their second-rounder, the #48 pick overall, the Bulls take 6'8" SF Paul Zipser of Bayern Muenchen. Bayern, sharing a name with world-famous soccer club, plays in Germany's top league as well as the Euroleague. Zipser also played alongside Dirk Nowitzki for team Germany in 2015..." June 26

  • Report: Bucks plan to make 'substantial' offer to Joakim Noah

    Brew Hoop "Peace out, draft season. Hello, free agency rumor season. Hook it up into my veins. It has begun. According to a report from Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence, the Bucks may be in the running to make an offer to former Chicago Bulls big Joakim Noah. Lawrence lists the New Knicks, Minnesota Wolves,..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Bulls GM says team never 'shopped' Jimmy Butler, which is likely half true

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest stories on NBA Draft night 2016 was a trade that never happened. All night, the Celtics and Timberwolves both advanced in talks with the Bulls about Jimmy Butler according to multiple reports. The Celtics eventually surrendered their pursuit and picked Jaylen Brown with the..." June 25

  • Pau Gasol announces he will play for Spain basketball team at Olympics

    ESPN "Pau Gasol says he is willing to play for Spain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, writing in a newspaper column that his duty to the national team overwhelmed his concerns about the Zika virus. "My commitment to the national team is greater than my fears over what might happen," Gasol wrote..." June 25

  • It certainly looks like Derrick Rose is recruiting Joakim Noah to Knicks

    New York Post "Is Derrick Rose already trying to make extra-nice with Knicks free-agent target Joakim Noah? The Rose recruiting may have already started as Rose and Noah, former Bulls teammates, were hanging out late Thursday at the 1Oak club in Manhattan. Rose will be introduced at a Knicks press conference..." June 25

  • Wizards lead four-team race for Joakim Noah in NBA free agency, sources say

    Sporting News "The summer of crazy spending in the NBA is only days away and it is likely to start in Washington. But we’re not talking about the Wizards’ pursuit of Kevin Durant, which most observers regard as slightly delusional. According to sources, the Wiz are locked in on making a major offer to Joakim..." June 24

  • Bulls GM: 'We did not shop Jimmy Butler'

    CSN Chicago "The speculation was rampant outside of the Bulls’ war room but inside of it, the Bulls’ front office wasn’t focused on the speculation surrounding Jimmy Butler trade talks. To make matters even more bizarre—or humorous depending on your point of view—Butler was in the Advocate Center, as the..." June 24

  • Rose to wear No. 25 with Knicks in honor of Chicago hoops star

    New York Daily News "A new team, a new city and now a new jersey number for Derrick Rose. The new Knicks point guard will wear No. 25 in New York, which is a throwback for Rose, who wore the number in high school to honor slain Chicago hoops star Ben “Benji” Wilson. "I was honored to have that number," Rose told..." June 24

  • Phil Jackson: Rose trade is 'reinvigorating' for Anthony

    ESPN "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the addition of Derrick Rose will be "reinvigorating" for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony expressed concern over the direction of the franchise after the season, wondering whether the Knicks planned to compete in the near future or undergo a long-term..." June 24

  • Celtics Made Strongest Push For Jimmy Butler, Not Timberwolves

    NESN "Despite ongoing talks with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler still is a Chicago Bull. And it turns out the Timberwolves didn’t even make the strongest push for the shooting guard. The team that actually made the most enticing offer for Butler was the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s..." June 24

  • Bulls Sought Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn From Wolves For Jimmy Butler

    Real GM Basketball "The trade talks the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves had on Jimmy Butler have broken down. The Bulls were seeking Zach LaVine and the No. 5 overall pick (Kris Dunn) from Minnesota for Butler." June 23

  • Report: Talks ongoing between Bulls, Timberwolves regarding Butler

    The Score "Trade talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves involving Jimmy Butler broke down after Chicago demanded Zach LaVine over Ricky Rubio in the deal, The Vertical's Shams Charania reports, citing sources. However, ESPN's Marc Stein reports that Minnesota is continuing to engage in..." June 23

  • Michael Jordan vetoed Tracy McGrady trade for Scottie Pippen on draft night

    SI "Tracy McGrady was drafted with the No. 9 overall pick of the 1997 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors but was nearly a member of the Chicago Bulls until Michael Jordan vetoed a trade. McGrady told ESPN's The Jump that he was nearly traded to Chicago in exchange for Scottie Pippen but Jordan did..." June 23

  • NY tabloids all made same Rose headline pun

    Awful Announcing "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..." June 23

  • Knicks could make push for Joakim Noah in free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here come the the Knicks. One day after pulling off a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bulls for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, another star with ties to the Windy City is on New York's offseason radar: Center Joakim Noah. According to ESPN New York, some within the Knicks want to make a push..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Why trading for Derrick Rose is a smart gamble for the Knicks – and a relief to Rose

    Yahoo! Sports "Derrick Rose is a Knick, and the collection of spare parts the Bulls received for him tells you all you need to know about how far the former MVP has fallen. Robin Lopez is a starting center, Jose Calderon is a serviceable guard and there is some who believe Jerian Grant will develop into a useful..." June 23

  • Derrick Rose traded to Knicks in deal involving Robin Lopez

    SB Nation "The Derrick Rose era in Chicago appears to be over. The Bulls have agreed to trade the former MVP to the New York Knicks in a deal involving Robin Lopez, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charnaria. Per the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant will..." June 23

  • Report: Heat in preliminary talks to acquire Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "On the same day that they traded Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls are reportedly talking about trading another former franchise cornerstone — Jimmy Butler. Of course, we can’t really grade the merits of this potential trade without knowing who would be going to Toronto and Chicago. For now, it..." June 22

  • Wizards reportedly among teams interested in free agent Joakim Noah

    Bullets Forever "One of the biggest needs the Wizards will need to fill this summer is at backup center. They need someone dependable down low who can fill in for Marcin Gortat when needed and perhaps provide a little extra on the defensive end when needed. The first name to pop up in the rumor mill certainly..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21


    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Dez Wells, who had an injury-riddled 2015-16 season as an undrafted free agent and never made an NBA roster for the regular season, will play for the Chicago Bulls at Las Vegas summer league, a person with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com on Sunday. Wells accepted the invite..." June 19

  • Knicks have discussions about trading for Derrick Rose

    ESPN "The New York Knicks are looking to upgrade their backcourt, and one player on their radar is Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, league sources tell ESPN. The Bulls' interest in trading Rose, 27, is unknown at this..." June 17

  • Jimmy Butler on staying in Chicago: ‘I can’t do anything about that’

    Mass Live "Draymond Green recently garnered some attention with his ability to list every player drafted ahead of him in 2012. Jimmy Butler may not be able to rattle off all the guys who went before him the previous year, but at least remembers who the Boston Celtics landed from that draft. "JaJuan..." June 17

  • The Bulls acquired Spencer Dinwiddie from the Pistons in exchange for Cameron Bairstow

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today they have acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for forward/center Cameron Bairstow. Dinwiddie (6-6, 200) played the last two seasons in Detroit, where he posted 4.4 points, 2.7 assists and 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game. " June 17

  • Pau Gasol may freeze sperm prior to Summer Olympics

    Sportsnaut "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..." June 16

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • Should the Chicago Bulls trade Jimmy Butler?

    iSportsweb "Last summer, Jimmy Butler signed a 5-year, $90 million max contract with the Chicago Bulls. Now, Butler’s name is being thrown around in trade rumors. Should the Bulls consider trading Jimmy Butler? The answer is absolutely not. Unless a team offers multiple draft picks and proven players, Bulls..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Kevin Hart recalls ticking off Michael Jordan with high-pants joke

    The Score "Kevin Hart believes he might be in Michael Jordan's bad books over a joke he made about the NBA legend during a charity event. The comedian shared the story on Tuesday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Hart, who was hosting the event, said he decided to loosen up the crowd by cracking..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Report: Bulls won’t trade Butler to Wolves without getting Wiggins

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Timberwolves reportedly want to trade for Jimmy Butler using the No. 5 pick as the centerpiece of a deal. Surprise, surprise: That’s not nearly enough. The Bulls reportedly wants Andrew Wiggins." June 15

  • Is Derrick Rose On His Way Out?

    Basketball Insiders "Yesterday, ESPN’s Chad Ford and Marc Stein revealed that the Minnesota Timberwolves are gearing up for a hefty offer to the Chicago Bulls for guard Jimmy Butler, suggesting a package built around the fifth overall pick and several roster players. There is little doubt that sounds attractive to..." June 15

  • Wolves interested in trading No. 5 pick for Jimmy Butler

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves are prepared to part with the No. 5 overall pick in this month's draft, as the centerpiece of a trade package, if they can use it to construct a deal for Chicago Bulls star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Wolves, in..." June 14

  • Joakim Noah to Sportando: I'll consider every offer on the table this summer

    Sportando "French big-man Joakim Noah was one of the guest at Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso. After a disappointing season with the Bulls, Noah is preparing for the first free-agency of his career. A new experience that he's ready to be a part of it- We had the opportunity to talk to him for a couple of minutes,..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08