Bulls Rumors & News

  • Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

    ESPN "A woman who was fatally shot while pushing a baby in a stroller on Chicago's South Side has been identified as a cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade. Authorities say Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when two males walked up and fired shots at a third man about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the woman..." August 27

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Report: Nikola Mirotic suffers knee injury, will have tests done

    247 Sports "Nikola Mirotic may have a bronze medal to show for his efforts, but it wasn't without suffering an injury as a result. Spain prevailed over Australia in Sunday's bronze medal game, 89-88. While the Chicago Bulls center ended up playing out the entire game, recording 14 points and seven rebounds..." August 21

  • Jimmy Butler: I'd be better NFL receiver than Thomas and Brown

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler apparently thinks highly of his football skills. The NBA player currently representing USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics told ESPN on Saturday he believes he could play wide receiver in the NFL. "I could probably take Demaryius Thomas' spot, Antonio..." August 21

  • Gasol: “I will decide my future during the season”

    EuroHoops.net "Despite the defeat by USA, Spain still has the goal of the bronze medal and Pau Gasol is ready to go. As he said after the end of the game: “An Olympic medal is an Olympic medal, no if it’s bronze, so we will fight for it”. For the semifinal result and his condition in the game he added: “I..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Gasol cleared to play for Spain in semis vs. U.S.

    Today's Fastbreak "News had been swirling that Spain’s own Pau Gasol could miss Friday’s semifinal contest versus Team USA with the opportunity to send the Americans home. That was put to rest, however, as ESPN’s Marc Stein revealed that Gasol’s calf injury wasn’t going to hold him back, and that he’s cleared to..." August 19

  • Spain's Mirotic channels Obama ahead of matchup with U.S.

    The Score "The United States play their old rival Spain in Friday's Olympic men's basketball semifinal, and one Chicago Bulls player is talking smack to another. Spanish forward Nikola Mirotic tweeted at Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler Thursday, using the election campaign motto of another famous Chicagoan,..." August 18

  • LeBron Believes Michael Jordan May Get Too Much Credit For The Bulls’ Championships

    Uproxx "LeBron James will forever be compared to Michael Jordan. Of all the people who were hyped to be the heir apparent to Jordan, LeBron is the most deserving of that designation. Their successes, on a team and individual level, will always be compared in the argument over who is better player, and who..." August 18

  • Rose doubles down on claim that Knicks are a superteam

    The Score "Derrick Rose is still telling anyone who'll listen how great he thinks the New York Knicks will be this coming season, even in places as far-flung as South Korea. Rose, who signed with the Knicks this summer, traveled to Seoul for an Adidas promotional event this week, and during a press..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Three reasons Tony Snell can still be a factor next season

    Blog-A-Bull "After three years in the league, is there still any hope for Tony Snell? The short answer here is: probably not. But it's August, so I think this is the right time to talk about this a bit. If there's one word to truly describe Snell up until this point in his career, it's ‘enigma’. Three..." August 15

  • Wade reacts to Jay-Z shoutout: 'I felt like I made it in pop culture'

    The Score "Hip-hop is filled with references to famous athletes, and as a 12-time All-Star and three-time NBA Champion, Dwyane Wade has heard his name mentioned in a number of songs. Genius asked the new Chicago Bulls guard to add his own commentary to some of the shoutouts he's received, including..." August 13

  • Joakim Noah feels love from Chicago, looks forward to Bulls-Knicks rivalry

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah joked that he hasn't taken his Knicks cap off since he signed a four-year, $72 million deal with his hometown team last month. "I think the Bulls-Knicks games are going to be good ones," Noah said, smiling. "I'm looking forward to it. I think everybody is. It's going to be a very..." August 13

  • Bulls' Hoiberg: 'I don't see any issues with Jimmy Butler and I'

    CSN Chicago "The team Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg inherited last season is vastly different than the one he’ll start training camp preparation for next week, along with the external expectations looking more like a question mark than one of conference contention. Still, though, he couldn’t contain his..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Pippen’s Wife Calls Laettner Out on Twitter For Scamming Them Out of $600K

    Black Sports Online "“I Hate Christian Laettner” still rings true Scottie Pippen’s wife Larsa. Larsa went on a Twitter rant this week taking their beef public. Apparently, Scottie invested a large sum of money with Laettner and his partners in 2007 to acquire a stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. When the deal soured,..." August 11

  • Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Wants $10M Because She Helped His Career & He Had Endorsements

    Bossip "Dwayne Wade’s ex has named her price to end to the back and forth over their divorce. Siovaughn Funches said in court papers that she is entitled to at least $10 million from her ex-husband because many of his endorsement deals occurred while they were married, according to court docs..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Luc Longley shows up at the Olympics and the internet is happy to see him

    Yahoo! Sports "No matter how much you like basketball, it’s probably been a while since you’ve thought about Luc Longley. The 7-foot-2 Australian was a key part of Michael Jordan’s second three-peat team, but his Q rating went down a bit after Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf disbanded that bunch in..." August 11

  • Derrick Rose’s Accuser Describes in Detail How He & His Buddies Gang Raped Her

    Total Pro Sports "New York Knicks fragile point guard Derrick Rose was traded from the Chicago Bulls this offseason and with that came a claim of rape by a former girlfriend of D-Rose that allegedly happened back in 2013. The rape accuser is suing Rose for $21 million for an alleged gang rape she claims happened in..." August 10

  • Stephen Jackson: "Butler and Rondo want me on the Bulls"

    Hoops Hype "Stephen Jackson, who announced his retirement from basketball one year ago and last played an NBA game in January 2014, is attempting a comeback at age 38. He talked with HoopsHype about getting ready and other topics like Kevin Durant‘s move to the Bay Area, LeBron James‘ legacy and more. Last..." August 09

  • Drake Brought Out Derrick Rose During His Concert at Madison Square Garden Last Night

    Complex "Drake found himself once again at Madison Square Garden last night to perform the second of three shows in New York City as part of his ongoing Summer Sixteen tour with Future. In stark comparison to his first night in the Garden, Drake kept things a little more light and even got some shine from..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Gabrielle Union was shocked Dwyane Wade chose Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade’s decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls in free agency came as a shock to nearly everyone in the NBA world, including even Wade’s wife. Gabrielle Union talked about her acting career and more in an interview with Basketball Insider’s Alex Kennedy that was published on Thursday...." August 05

  • Team USA is staying on a boat but Jimmy Butler is afraid of water

    SI "Most American basketball players are probably glad to be staying on a luxury cruise ship during the Olympics, but not Jimmy Butler. While most athletes stay in the Olympic Village, the U.S. basketball teams are staying on a ship called the Silver Cloud. It sounds great, until you hear that..." August 04

  • Advice from wife helped lead Dwyane Wade to choose Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade made the bold decision to leave the Miami Heat in free agency for his hometown Chicago Bulls. According to the 12-time All-Star, some helpful advice from his wife Gabrielle Union helped put him on that path. Wade told CSN Chicago’s Mark Schanowski in an interview that he was..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Jimmy Butler: I’m not the reason Derrick Rose was traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler insists he had nothing to do with the Chicago Bulls’ decision to trade Derrick Rose, despite numerous reports over the past year indicating Butler and Rose did not get along. After a recent Team USA practice, Butler was asked about the perception that he ran Rose out of town." August 01

  • Why Jimmy Butler wanted Dwyane Wade to sign with Bulls

    CSN Chicago "When Dwyane Wade’s re-signing with the Miami Heat went from a forgone conclusion to a question mark, the Chicago Bulls and Jimmy Butler got involved in a whirlwind courtship that resulted in Friday's all-smiles press conference. The Bulls came with the tangibles, the respect in the form of $47..." August 01

  • Dwyane Wade says he didn't leave Heat because of money or rift with Pat Riley

    CBS Sports "Before Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat, there were reports that he was "deeply angered" by their initial contract offer and negotiations had grown contentious. After he agreed to join the Chicago Bulls, it was reported that Heat president Pat Riley never called him during free agency. Riley told..." July 30

  • Butler buoyed by new-look Bulls

    The Score "While his focus is on a maiden Olympic appearance next month in Rio, Jimmy Butler can't help but be excited about the Chicago Bulls' offseason makeover. Now under the spotlight in the Windy City after the departures of former MVP Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah, Butler is delighted for..." July 29

  • Dwyane Wade: Bulls are 'Jimmy Butler's team'

    CSN Chicago "Dwyane Wade wanted there to be no doubt whatsoever. "This is Jimmy Butler’s team." Taking a cue from former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Wade told reporters Friday during his introductory press conference — after a matter-of-fact joke that the Bulls' are Jerry Reinsdorf's team — that Butler is..." July 29

  • Derrick Rose's bid to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit denied by judge

    Sporting News "The sexual assault suit against Derrick Rose will go to trial after a judge denied the NBA star's request to throw out the case. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled this week that the civil case against the Knicks guard will move forward, saying the plaintiff has a compelling..." July 29

  • Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah leaving Bulls: 'It doesn't last forever'

    CSN Chicago "The winds of change are becoming as constant in the NBA as it is in the NFL, as players and coaches are seemingly more associated with their own brands than they are their employers. Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is living proof of that and wasn’t surprised the winds caught his former..." July 29

  • Bulls Re-Sign Spencer Dinwiddie

    Hoops Rumors "The Bulls have circled back to guard Spencer Dinwiddie, with the team announcing via press release that he has been re-signed. The length and terms of the arrangement were not relayed in the release, but odds are that it is a minimum salary deal with little or no guaranteed money included. The..." July 28

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

    NESN "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game needs a new host city after the league removed it from Charlotte last week because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law. Right now, the most likely host is New Orleans, which last hosted the event in 2008. Chicago last hosted All-Star Weekend in 1988, when..." July 28

  • Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls projected to miss NBA Playoffs after odd offseasons

    The Comeback "The last time the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat missed the NBA Playoffs in the same year was in the 2007-2008 season, when the Heat won 15 games and traded Shaquille O’Neal to Phoenix, and Ben Gordon led the Bulls — coached by Scott Skiles, Pete Myers and Jim Boylan— in scoring. In other words,..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Butler has advice for Jordan's free-throw troubles

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan is a career 42-percent foul shooter, and in Sunday's Team USA exhibition game against China, he missed the only free-throw attempt he got. It was a pretty ugly airball, too. After the game, Jordan's fellow Houston native Jimmy Butler had some sound advice for the big man." July 25

  • Jimmy Butler only cares about the glory ahead of him

    SB Nation "Jimmy Butler does not look back, which is important to remember in the context of the following anecdote. Back when Butler was at Marquette, he had a habit of making life miserable for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. In January of 2011, Butler dropped 19 points on the Orange, including a late..." July 22

  • Rose refers to Knicks as 'superteam'

    NBA.com "Derrick Rose's basketball journey couldn't have been going much better. After a championship game run in his one year of college at Memphis, Rose was drafted by his hometown Chicago Bulls, where the local kid linked in with gritty coach Tom Thibodeau and workaholic teammates such as Joakim..." July 22

  • Is Valentine the Bulls best option for backup point guard?

    Blog-A-Bull "The recent conclusion of this year's Las Vegas Summer League did little to reassure us of the Bulls backup point guard position. It may have opened the door to one more player. Ok yes, I know it's Summer League. The first rule of Summer League is, it's Summer League, everything must be taken..." July 21

  • Details on Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Writing Tell-All Book About His Side Chicks

    Black Sports Online "I think everyone has come to the conclusion Wade’s ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is never going to let Wade completely go. At this point it doesn’t even matter if Wade was a good or bad husband. After so many years when do you move on? She is trying to get the divorce settlement overturned..." July 21

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19