Bulls Rumors & News

  • Bulls, Wade overcome Kings, Cousins' 42 points

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Sacramento Kings standout DeMarcus Cousins might have set a franchise record for sarcasm after a questionable foul call against him led to a bitter defeat Saturday night. The call helped the Chicago Bulls emerge with a 102-99 win in the final minute of the game. "I think..." January 22

  • Bulls shopping Rajon Rondo, Nikola Mirotic as trade deadline apporaches

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago’s front office chose to make quick-fix, treading water moves this summer. They wisely traded Derrick Rose and kept Jimmy Butler as a franchise cornerstone, but when the possibility of getting Dwyane Wade became a reality they decided to push to win more now, adding Rajon Rondo to the mix...." January 22

  • Jimmy Butler on Bulls' recent poor play: 'It's terrible basketball'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out an apology to fans after an embarrassing 102-93 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Wade's frustration came after another poor performance by the Bulls in which they were outscored by 22 in the first quarter and trailed by 29 at the..." January 21

  • Bulls plotting to sign Bosh if he can play next season

    ESPN "In this latest Son of Weekend Dime compilation, we've amassed the freshest dribbles of pertinent chatter from the NBA's annual D-League Showcase ... with the league's annual trade buzzer just over 30 days away: No one in the NBA knows if Chris Bosh will ever play professional basketball again..." January 21

  • Hawks continue to dominate Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks bounced back from a lopsided loss at Detroit two nights earlier by extending their dominance against the Chicago Bulls. The Hawks, who got off to a blistering shooting start, led by 29 points at halftime and 30 going into the fourth quarter en route to extending..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Wade's future with Bulls may hinge on Butler

    ESPN "As Dwyane Wade waits to see which direction the Bulls' front office goes in advance of next month's trade deadline, the future Hall of Famer told ESPN that Jimmy Butler's future will play a large part in whether he decides to stay in Chicago. Sources told ESPN that there continues to be debate..." January 19

  • Whenever Rajon Rondo's playing career ends, goal is clear: NBA head coach

    Chicago Tribune "Minutes after the Mavericks' dramatic victory over the Bulls late Tuesday, coach Rick Carlisle explained why he didn't call a timeout in the waning seconds between Jimmy Butler's go-ahead basket and Wesley Matthews' 3-point game-winner. "It creates unpredictability," Carlisle said. "Plus,..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • After loss to Mavs, Wade says Bulls 'keep putting (their) hand on the hot stove every day'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade sounded every bit like a frustrated 35-year old father when talking about the repeated ills and so-called growing pains of his Bulls, as they surrendered yet another game against a sub-.500 team. Sometimes it's the New York Knicks whom the Bulls are offering temporary refuge. Or..." January 18

  • Jimmy Butler: Being voted All-Star starter would mean ‘absolutely nothing’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler doesn’t give a hoot about your #NBAVote. Before Tuesday’s game against Dallas, Butler, who was selected to his second career All-Star team last year and attended the festivities despite being injured, said that being voted an All-Star starter this year would mean “absolutely..." January 18

  • Matthews drills late 3-pointer as Mavericks edge Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Deron Williams started to make his move down the lane, intent on weaving his way to the rim. But just as a defender stepped in, Williams saw teammate Wesley Matthews throw his hand up in the corner. Once the pass arrived, Matthews did the rest. Not just with a clutch shot, but..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Year three for Doug McDermott and confidence is still an issue

    Chicago Sun-Times "The weight of being the 11th overall pick in the 2014 draft is washing off of Doug McDermott. “Yeah, it has slowly washed off of me,’’ McDermott said. “I’m working hard and trying to get better. That’s all I’m really worried about.’’ Much to the Bulls’ dismay, McDermott continues to have..." January 16

  • Rondo: I led the league in assists last season with no-name Kings

    NBA.com "This was not what he signed up for. But he was willing to discuss it. “I haven’t had this much attention in a while,” Rajon Rondo said, chuckling, as he answered questions last week. He hadn’t had that much attention from his team of late, either. It has been an odd season so far for..." January 16

  • Wade's finish, Butler's return propel Bulls over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Dwyane Wade missed 11 of his first 13 shots from the floor on Saturday, he knew it was more a matter of good shots simply not falling than anything else. But that didn't stop Wade's teammates from getting him the ball. Wade scored 17 of his 22 points in the fourth..." January 14

  • Dwyane Wade: All-Star Game has become a 'dunk show'

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade isn't sure exactly when the competitiveness of the NBA All-Star Game changed, but after playing in the game 11 times in his career, the future Hall of Famer definitely has felt a shift. "I don't know what year it changed," Wade said Thursday night after the New York Knicks defeated..." January 13

  • This isn't team, or scenario, Rajon Rondo signed up for in July

    Chicago Tribune "Rajon Rondo's voice could be heard above all others during Tuesday night's loss to the Wizards. "Run with me, BP! Run with me! Seconds later, Bobby Portis buried a 3-pointer, one of 10 on the night for the Bulls in their narrow road defeat despite playing without three of their top five..." January 12

  • Noah, Anthony lead Knicks past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks week began on Monday with the bizarre un-excused disappearance by Derrick Rose. Then they promptly got blown out that night. That sequence was followed by a buzzer-beater loss on Wednesday and the news on Thursday afternoon that star forward Kristaps Porzingis..." January 12

  • Dwyane Wade doubts Carmelo Anthony would waive no-trade clause with Knicks

    New York Daily News "The Knicks' season is spiraling out of control. So naturally, Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have started to swirl. Anthony must approve any possible landing spot by waiving his no-trade clause, which remains a long shot. But at 32 years old, Anthony is running out of time to chase a..." January 12

  • Bulls' Taj Gibson says Derrick Rose is an "awesome dude"

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson spent the first seven years of his NBA career playing alongside Derrick Rose, so he has some strong opinions on both the player, and the person, at the heart of some recent big headlines around the league. "A lot of people misunderstand him because he's..." January 12

  • Wall's jumper pulls Wizards past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Bulls rookie Denzel Valentine had good reason for feeling jubilant about his performance deep into Chicago's game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. It was just that his celebration woke up John Wall's inner monster. Wall hit the game-winning jump shot with five..." January 10

  • Bulls Told Rajon Rondo They're Trying To 'Save Him From Himself'

    Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo spoke to the media for several minutes on Tuesday, addressing his current situation with the Chicago Bulls. Rondo has been benched by Fred Hoiberg and his future with the Bulls remains unclear. "I got a slight explanation from another guy on the staff," said Rondo. "A guy told..." January 10

  • The complicated notion of the Bulls looking to move Jimmy Butler

    CBS Sports "Last June, things got a little nutty in the trade rumor mill, as word started to circulate that the Bulls were shopping Jimmy Butler. The rumors suggested that the Wolves, with Butler's old coach Tom Thibodeau, were maneuvering to offer the No. 5 pick, which became Kris Dunn, for Butler in a..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • With Butler ill, Bulls look sick against Westbrook, Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The anticipated matchup between Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler fizzled, but Westbrook upheld his end of the bargain Monday night at the United Center. Westbrook sizzled to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-94 win against the Chicago Bulls, finishing one rebound shy of..." January 09

  • Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry named Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Jan. 2 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Butler led the Bulls to a 3-0 week, averaging a league-leading 38.0 points..." January 09

  • Butler's big night helps Bulls slay Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- By now, Jimmy Butler's Chicago Bulls teammates know what to expect when a game is hanging in the balance. If there's a big shot to be taken, Butler will likely be the one to take it. So after the Bulls erased a 19-point deficit to force overtime Saturday night against the..." January 08

  • Wade: Jimmy Butler 'playing out of this world'

    ESPN "While amazing performances continue to come out of Oklahoma City, Houston and elsewhere, Dwyane Wade says he believes Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler shouldn't take a backseat to any of them. "He's playing as good as anybody in the league right now," Wade told ESPN.com on Saturday after the..." January 08

  • 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named..." January 07

  • Bulls not shopping Jimmy Butler

    The Athletic "Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is playing the best basketball of his career right now. A fourth-quarter takeover in Cleveland on Wednesday night led to a road win over the Cavaliers, two days after Butler scored 52 points in a Monday win over the Charlotte Hornets. But despite his recent dominance,..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Bulls' McDermott still experiencing memory loss after 2 concussions

    Chicago Tribune "About 10 days after Doug McDermott suffered the second and more serious of his two concussions this season on Nov. 12, the third-year forward jumped in a cab to see a team-approved specialist downtown. McDermott felt good. He figured he would be exiting the NBA's concussion protocol shortly and..." January 06

  • Report: Bulls have made Jimmy Butler available for trade

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Thursday afternoon report from Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls may be looking to reshape their roster sooner than expected. Per the Thursday afternoon report, the Bulls have made swingman Jimmy Butler available for a trade while reportedly making it known that the..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Rondo, Mario Chalmers On Cavs' Radar

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James acknowledged the Cleveland Cavaliers' need for a backup point guard with Mo Williams still taking a roster spot. Cleveland drafted Kay Felder in the second round but he's still a rookie. "Kay's in the process of learning on the fly," James said. "He's a rookie and is going to..." January 05

  • Bulls, Butler take down injury-ravaged Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND – Dwyane Wade has three championship rings, including the two he won alongside good friend LeBron James. But hobbling around on a swollen knee and struggling to find his shooting touch, the aging veteran turned to his protege on Wednesday night with a simple message: take down the king...." January 04

  • Dwyane Wade calls 2016 Finals LeBron James' defining moment

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade believes that LeBron James' performance in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit to the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals is "a defining moment" for his close friend's legacy. "That was special," Wade said on Wednesday. "That was incredible. We've seen a..." January 04

  • Dwyane Wade says Kobe Bryant, LeBron James are toughest players he's faced

    CBS Sports "Dwyane Wade's Chicago Bulls will face LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, which means it's time for the two of them to talk about how much respect they have for each other again. At shootaround, Wade said James and former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant are the two best players..." January 04

  • Rajon Rondo says there wasn't 'clear-cut message' in meeting with Bulls execs

    ESPN "In the wake of a Saturday night meeting with Bulls executives Gar Forman and John Paxson, Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo remains uncertain about his role on the team and his future in Chicago. Rondo, who has been benched since the second half of a Dec. 30 loss to the Indiana Pacers, spoke for..." January 04

  • Dwyane Wade, a gametime decision vs. Cavs, praises Rajon Rondo

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade's swollen left knee is improving but the 13-year veteran didn't participate in Wednesday's morning shootaround at Quicken Loans Arena and is a gametime decision against the Cavaliers. Wade, who joked his soreness began 14 years ago when he had the first of three knee surgeries while..." January 04

  • Butler busts out for 52 in Bulls' 118-111 win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even playing without two of his fellow starters on Monday night, Jimmy Butler refused to change his mindset. Butler knew he might have to be a little more aggressive offensively than normal, but nothing else would change. Especially his mission of doing what he needs to in order..." January 02

  • Rajon Rondo will 'absolutely' ask for a trade from Bulls if benching continues

    Chicago Sun-Times "If there were any lingering questions on who is in charge when it comes to playing time, well, the usually mild-mannered Fred Hoiberg answered that on Saturday. “In terms of the decision that was made, it was my decision,’’ Hoiberg said very matter-of-factly. One night after benching veteran..." January 01

  • Rajon Rondo pulled from Bulls' starting lineup may signal bigger issues

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo was benched in the second half of the Bulls' loss Friday to the Pacers, and apparently, that was not a one-time move. Coach Fred Hoiberg announced before Saturday's game against Milwaukee that Michael Carter-Williams will start and Rondo will come off the bench. This move is not..." January 01

  • Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to third straight win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Two of the Milwaukee Bucks well-known young stars sparkled down the stretch on Saturday night. And another might be emerging. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points and Jabari Parker added 27 as the Bucks took charge in the second half to pull away from the Chicago Bulls..." December 31

  • How Bulls' Hoiberg ended up in the NBA's hottest seat

    ESPN "Five NBA coaches were fired during the 2015-16 season. A total of 12 teams, which equates to 40 percent of the league, began the 2016-17 campaign with coaches starting their first full season in town. Four current coaches, furthermore, are only in Year 2 with their respective..." December 31

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