Bulls Rumors & News

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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

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has long resisted idea of sending Boozer away via amnesty. So Chicago continues to chase sign-&-trade for Pau

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Bulls haven't been told they're out of Melo Sweepstakes but, again, sources say they were focused on Pau last night trying to seal that deal

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Unless Bulls have salary-cap trick no can see right now, looks like they will be forced to amnesty Carlos Boozer by Wednesday's deadline

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Bulls in the process of finalizing a free agent deal with Pau Gasol. Will not be a sign-and-trade with Lakers, sources told ESPN.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Mike Dunleavy Jr., isn't expected to be included in a proposed Lakers-Bulls sign-and-trade for Pau Gasol, league source tells Yahoo.

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lakers in 3-way talks that would send Pau to CHI + net them 1 or 2 picks. As of now, no players coming back to Lakers. 3rd team possibly HOU

  • Reports: Pau Gasol, Bulls near deal

    ESPN Chicago "Pau Gasol is inching closer to becoming a Chicago Bull, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca and other media reports. The paper first reported late Friday that the Bulls are closing in on a deal with Gasol despite the absence of a sign-and-trade agreement with the Los Angeles..." July 12

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago, Charlotte pursuing deals with free agent guard Kirk Hinrich, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Chicago Bulls are gauging interest with free agent Dwyane Wade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    THIS JUST IN: Carmelo Anthony is deciding between Knicks & Bulls. Lakers are out. (via @stephenasmith) pic.twitter.com/k7pzCtGoYQ

  • Carmelo Anthony's decision not coming Friday

    CBSSports.com "Carmelo Anthony will not announce where he will sign on the same day that LeBron James did, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. The dominoes are going to fall soon after James' decision, but it looks like Anthony isn't ready to announce anything yet. He is still considering the New York..." July 11

  • Bulls likely losers in Carmelo Anthony derby

    Chicago Tribune "A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol. Twitter somehow survived. Though the Bulls had yet to be told officially they're out..." July 10

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Spurs persistence on Pau Gasol keeping them a serious contender, inching closer to the Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo.