Bulls Rumors & News

  • Derrick Rose won't recover from injury in 1 day

    SB Nation "Derrick Rose has played in 10 games over the last two NBA seasons, and just 50 since winning the MVP in the 2010-11 season while taking the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference Finals. Meanwhile, the Miami Heat, the Bulls' chief rival the past few seasons, participated in 66 postseason games..." July 29

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    DRose, on how close he is to being himself: "I’m there, man. I’m not worried about that. My confidence is very high."

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Doug McDermott said the minor left foot injury that sidelined him for last summer-league game is fine. He scrimmaged against Team USA today.

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    USA Basketball announces that Select Team member Jimmy Butler (slightly strained groin injury) won't participate in the Vegas training camp.

  • Noah (knee) 'ready' to go for training camp

    ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah says he will be "ready" for training camp as he continues rehabbing from arthroscopic left knee surgery. "I feel pretty good," Noah told ESPNChicago.com on Sunday during a promotional event for Adidas. "Obviously I have a ways to go, but I'm excited. When I see..." July 28

  • Derrick Rose Plans to Make Doubters Eat Their Words

    SLAM Online "Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose is in Las Vegas to try out for Team USA ahead of the World Cup of hoops in Spain next month. During the unveiling of a pair of adidas signature kicks this weekend (the D Rose 5 and Crazylight Boost), the 25-year old Rose spoke with confidence about..." July 28

  • Bulls' Rose ready for USA Basketball

    Chicago Tribune "Everyone associated with Derrick Rose’s second straight serious knee rehabilitation has said the process has gone smoothly. Now, it’s finally time to publicly see the results. Rose on Monday will be one of 19 players at USA Basketball’s five-day minicamp in Las Vegas. The week begins the..." July 28

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah said his knee is "great" and the Bulls' offseason changes "make you want to work hard and be ready as possible for the season."

  • Wolves, Bulls ganging up on Cavs to weaken Cleveland's supporting cast?

    CBSSports.com "Turns out we've been looking at this Kevin Love deal all wrong, because to date we've been looking mostly at the Cleveland Cavaliers -- the team that would have to part with rookie Andrew Wiggins to get Love. Should the Cavs trade Wiggins? Should they not? That's been the debate and focus, but..." July 25

  • MJ's $33M contract goes to auction

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block. The contract, which Jordan signed for the 1997-98 season, was his last with the Bulls. That season culminated in a sixth..." July 25

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    #Bulls GM Gar Forman on Doug McDermott, who's joined trade rumor mill: "We think he's going to be a fit with this team in the long term."

  • Bulls' Gibson ignores trade rumors

    Chicago Tribune "Each time Taj Gibson works out at the Berto Center, team officials tell him not to focus on trade rumors involving his name. That said, they’re not stopping. And Wednesday brought another round as the Bulls continue talking with the Timberwolves about Kevin Love. “It’s tough, but it’s part..." July 24

  • Bulls' original $33M Jordan contract on auction block

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block. The contract, which Jordan signed for the 1997-98 season, was his last with the Bulls. That season culminated in a sixth..." July 24

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Taj Gibson "loves" the Pau Gasol addition and said he was never told he would start and has no problem coming off bench.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Several fresh calls on Jameer Nelson today, dialogue ongoing, sources tell RealGM. Bulls were solid suitor before PG signings, source says.

  • Aaron Brooks officially joins Bulls

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls officially announced the signing of veteran combo guard Aaron Brooks on Tuesday. "We're excited to add a player as experienced and talented as Aaron to our group," Bulls GM Gar Forman said in a statement. Brooks split time last season between the Denver Nuggets and the..." July 23

  • Bulls' new depth, firepower gives Thibodeau plenty to work with

    CSN Chicago "It’s a brand-new day in Chicago, one that features a Bulls team with a plethora of outside shooting, all kinds of lineup versatility, tremendous size and most importantly, depth. The newest round of Kevin Love trade rumors notwithstanding—seemingly improbable after adding veteran big man Pau..." July 23

  • Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love

    Sheridan Hoops "The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch;..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Bulls sign first-round pick McDermott

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls signed first-round draft pick Doug McDermott to a contract on Tuesday. "We're very excited about the addition of Doug," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. "We love the versatility of his game and his ability to shoot. He's a fit for our team and..." July 23

  • Bulls making push for Kevin Love

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com the Cavs are increasingly optimistic that they are..." July 22

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Bulls re-sign Kirk Hinrich

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has re-signed guard Kirk Hinrich. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. “Kirk has always been a big part of creating the professional culture we want day in, day out surrounding our club,” said Chicago Bulls..." July 21

  • No Carmelo, so Bulls get versatile

    ESPN Chicago "Pau Gasol didn't pick the Chicago Bulls for the money. He certainly didn't pick the Bulls for the winter weather. Gasol, the Spanish post player with two Finals rings, is a Bull, he says, because they have a very good chance to win the NBA title next season. "Money obviously wasn't the..." July 21

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    In a precautionary move Doug McDermott is out tonight with a minor left foot injury. #NBASummerLeague

  • Pau Gasol: Kobe Bryant understood

    ESPN Los Angeles "Pau Gasol officially said goodbye to 6½ years with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as he was welcomed to the Chicago Bulls during his introductory news conference. But before he could totally turn the page, Gasol reflected on what it was like to bid farewell to one certain former Lakers..." July 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing Bulls, in addition to their interest in Aaron Brooks, have also explored reacquiring Tom Thibodeau fave John Lucas III for backcourt

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Just heard Bulls are indeed in process of finalizing deal to sign free-agent guard Aaron Brooks to add some scoring off the bench

  • Pau Gasol: Bulls hungry to win

    ESPN Chicago "Pau Gasol says he prioritized joining a championship contender over money in choosing the Chicago Bulls as a free agent and believes his new team is "hungry" to win. "Money obviously wasn't the priority here," said Gasol, who was introduced by the Bulls on Friday at the United Center. "I turned..." July 19

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Contract Nikola Mirotic signed with Bulls today is 3 years, $16.6M plus incentives. Bulls can pay $600K toward European buyout as well.

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Gasol: "Money obviously wasn't the priority. I turned down bigger offers and I prioritized being on a championship caliber team."

  • Source: Bulls targeting scoring point guard Aaron Brooks

    CSN Chicago "Potentially following in the tradition of diminutive scoring point guards like C.J. Watson, John Lucas III, D.J. Augustin and fellow Seattle native Nate Robinson, free agent Aaron Brooks could be next in line to fill the role of the next Bulls' instant-offense scorer off the bench, CSNChicago.com..." July 18

  • Jimmer Fredette agrees to one-year contract to join the Pelicans

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "With a need to replace departed free agent Anthony Morrow, guard Jimmer Fredette agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum contract to join the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source confirmed Thursday night. Fredette, 6 foot-2, 195 pounds, is expected to have the same role as Morrow did this past..." July 18

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Mavericks acquire Greg Smith from Bulls

    CBSSports.com "The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Greg Smith from the Chicago Bulls, the team announced on Monday. Late last season, the Houston Rockets waived Smith and Chicago signed him through the end of the 2014-2015. At a salary less than $1 million, the Mavericks have themselves a bargain big man as..." July 15

  • Gasol says 'instinct told me' to sign with Bulls

    ESPN Los Angeles "Recent free agent Pau Gasol says signing with the Chicago Bulls over NBA champion San Antonio or Oklahoma City came down to a gut decision. Gasol said Tuesday that, after speaking with Bulls players Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, "instinct told me to pick Chicago." The 7-foot Spanish forward..." July 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Plenty of teams with salary cap space, but two early favorites to make bids on Carlos Boozer: Charlotte and Atlanta.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls waive the non-guaranteed deals of Mike James, Lou Amundsen and Ronnie Brewer. This will start their several transactions.

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Bulls say goodbye to Carlos Boozer. Have used amnesty provision. Teams will be able bid for him.

  • Bulls dump Anthony Randolph on Magic

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls must have really liked Doug McDermott. Chicago has essentially given up two first-round and three second-round picks for the Creighton forward. On draft night, the Bulls traded the No. 16 and No. 19 picks and a 2015 second rounder for the No. 11 pick and Anthony Randolph. Now,..." July 15

  • Source: Bulls deal F Randolph to Magic for picks

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls have agreed to send Anthony Randolph to Orlando Magic in exchange for two future second round picks, according to a league source. The Bulls acquire the draft rights to Milovan Rackovic from the Magic. Randolph was acquired by the Bulls on draft night as part of the deal that..." July 14

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Bulls will sign Kirk Hinrich to two-year, $5.6M deal for room exception ($2.73M next season), w/player option for 2nd season, per source.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent forward Pau Gasol is finalizing a three-year, $22M-plus contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Nikola Mirotic reached agreement today on a multi-year contract -- terms unclear for now -- to join the Chicago Bulls, source tells RealGM.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Free agent guard D.J. Augustine has agreed to a two-year $6 million deal with the Pistons, per source.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Charlotte had been pursuing free agent Kirk Hinrich, but belief is that he's destined to sign with Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Boozer decision next major move?

    CSN Chicago "Now that the Carmelo Anthony free-agency saga is officially over — the Knicks small forward announced Sunday morning that he’s returning to New York — and veteran big man Pau Gasol has announced that he will be playing his home games in Chicago next season, the next major move for the Bulls is..." July 13

  • Thibodeau hopeful Mirotic is ready for NBA

    ESPN.com "Coach Tom Thibodeau is hoping that, after three years, prized European prospect Nikola Mirotic is finally ready to come to the Chicago Bulls. Mirotic recently worked out a buyout with Real Madrid, and the Bulls sound ready to find a way to make it all work. After finalizing the deal for Pau..." July 13

  • Mavericks trade for center Greg Smith from Chicago

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Mavericks have acquired center Greg Smith from Chicago. It’s not known what the Bulls are getting in return, but since they are trying to dump salary to make room for Pau Gasol, they didn’t really want anything in return. Smith, a 6-10, 250-pounder, played only 11 games with the..." July 13