Bulls Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Joakim Noah Preparing To Leave Bulls?

    Hoops Rumors "Longtime Bull Joakim Noah is eligible for free agency this summer, and one Bulls player tells Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that Noah has been telling teammates in recent weeks that he’s done with the organization once free agency begins, adding that he “has no trust in the front office..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Trading Rose or Butler should be Bulls' offseason priority

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls can talk about finding value in any draft. They can have a strong plan to spend their roughly $23 million of salary-cap space in free agency. Management can support coach Fred Hoiberg and express belief in his potential for growth in his second season. But, really, one of two things..." May 22

  • New mini-doc details the birth of ‘Crying Jordan’ meme

    SI "Can’t get enough of the Crying Jordan meme? Never want to see it again? Wonder where it came from? Have no idea what we’re talking about? Then you may have come to the right place. The definitive story of Crying Michael Jordan has finally been told, with help from ESPN’s Jay Williams,..." May 20

  • 5 blockbuster trade scenarios for the Los Angeles Lakers

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off their worst season since moving from Minnesota over a half century ago. They will now be led by a 36-year-old head coach in Luke Walton that’s looking to duplicate what he helped build with the Golden State Warriors. With Kobe Bryant now fully into..." May 20

  • Jimmy Butler Explains Why He’s ‘Not Perfect’ But Is Ready To Lead The Bulls

    Dime Magazine "The Chicago Bulls appeared in the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night for the first time since they made Derrick Rose the No. 1 overall pick back in 2008. But instead of sending a front office member, coach Fred Hoiberg, or Rose himself to the proceedings, they went with a slightly more..." May 19

  • Jimmy Butler available for Boston Celtics? Maybe for a 'very rich' price

    Mass Live "Now that the NBA Draft lottery order has been selected, rumors are flying about what could happen next. One day after the Boston Celtics landed the No. 3 overall pick, here's a rundown of what the experts are saying. -- Everybody seems to agree: at least in the eyes of general managers, this..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Bulls stay at No. 14, but intrigue still emanates from NBA draft lottery

    Chicago Tribune "Conspiracy theories are as much a part of the NBA draft lottery as pingpong balls, even if the annual event is so much on the level that reporters witness it. And on a night such paranoia existed and the Bulls stayed at pick No. 14 when those balls stopped flying, there's at least one..." May 18

  • Should the Chicago Bulls try to draft a point guard?

    iSportsweb "Derrick Rose becomes a free agent next summer, and many Chicago Bulls rumors are floating around that there is a chance of him leaving. Personally, I do not think that he would leave, but I do think that the Bulls need a solid back-up point guard. The 2016 NBA Draft could be the place to find..." May 15

  • Bulls' Fred Hoiberg confident his relationship with Jimmy Butler is strong

    Chicago Tribune "No relationship the Bulls forge with prospective picks at this week's NBA draft combine is as important as the one that further developed Thursday. Sitting courtside together at Quest Multisport Complex, sharing laughs and the occasional fist bump, Jimmy Butler and Fred Hoiberg scouted and..." May 13

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Jimmy Butler set to be Bulls' representative at NBA draft lottery

    Chicago Tribune "It might be time to hold off on those Jimmy Butler trade rumors. In a sign of commitment not present at management's season-ending postmortem, the Bulls have asked their two-time All-Star to represent the franchise on the dais at the May 17 NBA draft lottery, sources said. Butler, who has..." May 11

  • Jimmy Butler girlfriend is actress Shay Mitchell?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler reportedly spends more time in Hollywood than he does hanging out with his Chicago Bulls teammates, and he may be structuring his dating life accordingly. TMZ spotted Butler hanging out with actress Shay Mitchell in L.A. over the weekend, and sources told the gossip site that the..." May 10

  • Jimmy Butler not happy with Bulls’ front office

    Sportsnaut "Less than a calendar year after signing a five-year, $92.3 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, it appears that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler isn’t happy about the tactics his team’s front office is using. Bulls general manager Gar Forman indicated at the end of a disappointing 2015-16 season..." May 09

  • Derrick Rose Wants Jane Doe’s Real Identity Revealed In Rape Case

    Bossip "Derrick Rose is blasting the woman accusing him of rape –in her $21 million dollar lawsuit against him – with the NBA star demanding the judge throw out her entire case unless she reveals her identity in the legal battle … or else he can’t build his defense to her baseless allegations Rose..." May 09

  • Butler Unhappy with GM's Remark

    Chicago Tribune "The NBA draft combine takes place in Chicago later this week, the next step in what promises to be an offseason of change for the Bulls. For all the talk about how executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman made clear every option is on the table this summer, this is a..." May 08

  • Bulls Listening To Jimmy Butler Offers, But Unlikely To Deal

    Lakers Nation "With new head coach Luke Walton officially in the fold, the Los Angeles Lakers can begin looking towards improving the roster this summer. One way to do that is through trade and one player believed to potentially be available is Chicago Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. Butler is one of the NBA’s best..." May 08

  • Bulls telling teams they plan on keeping Jimmy Butler

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Chicago Bulls are trying to find their identity. They used to be a defensive team, but they went and got an offensive coach in Fred Hoiberg and by the end of the season had slid badly on that end of the floor. They are no longer Derrick Rose‘s team. They didn’t have the personnel to run..." May 05

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Bulls gave Jackson poor recommendation for Thibodeau

    New York Daily News "Let's face it: Carmelo Anthony is better equipped to handle a coaching search than Knicks president Phil Jackson. While Jackson narrowed his list of potential candidates to “my friends who run the triangle,” Anthony would have opened the search to include — how’s this for thinking outside the..." April 29

  • Magic, Bucks, Blazers and Hornets the favorites for Dwight Howard

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard seems as good as gone from the Houston Rockets and the suitors lining up for his services this summer seem plentiful. According to ESPN.com’s Calvin Watkins, the Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets stand alone as the favorite to land D12..." April 28

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

    The Sports Daily "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season..." April 25

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Jimmy Butler on threads, Tom Thibodeau and why Bulls missed playoffs

    Chicago Tribune "Jimmy Butler said it's all about the fit. And he wasn't referring to Tom Thibodeau going to the Timberwolves. Butler appeared Wednesday night at the new Bonobos Guideshop on Michigan Avenue, sporting a black blazer from the web-based apparel brand. "The clothes fit me well," he said. "Make..." April 21

  • Joakim Noah is 'high priority' for Bulls in free agency

    Daily Herald "One of the Chicago Bulls' primary tasks for the off-season is to rebuild their relationship with Joakim Noah. Noah had a rough year and it was a contributing factor to the Bulls' disappointing season. New coach Fred Hoiberg watched video and didn't think Noah and Pau Gasol played well..." April 21

  • Derrick Rose counting on 'underdog mentality … to get back to the top'

    Chicago Tribune "Contrary to the growing perception Derrick Rose is disengaged or lacks awareness or shows no emotion, there are moments when he lets his guard down. They typically happen when the arena is mostly empty. He will dote on his toddler son before an early-evening workout at home games. Or he will..." April 19

  • Michael Jordan used to sing Anita Baker to get in opponents' heads

    Sporting News "Michael Jordan's trash talk has been well documented, but did you know No. 23 used to sing to his opponents as well? Former NBA small forward Roshown McLeod spoke about going up against Jordan on the Brown and Scoop Podcast Monday and revealed some of the Hall of Famer's tactics. Not only would..." April 19

  • Bulls reporter: Jimmy Butler has ‘collosal ego,’ hangs with Mark Wahlberg

    Larry Brown Sports "We have heard enough information about Jimmy Butler over the past year or so to safely conclude he is not the most well-liked player in the Chicago Bulls’ locker room. And from the sound of it, he doesn’t really care. On Saturday, Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith told Jason McIntyre on FOX Sports..." April 18

  • Derrick Rose Demanded Rape Accuser Turn Over Used Condoms

    TMZ "Derrick Rose gave his rape accuser a list of demands prior to her deposition ... including one very odd request -- used condoms from the night she was allegedly gang raped. During preparation for a deposition in January ... Rose and his attorneys submitted a request for materials related to the..." April 17

  • Report: Carmelo prefers Thibodeau to coach Knicks

    The Score "Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly made it abundantly clear that the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy is the gig he desires. His chances of making his way to The Big Apple should only be helped by a ringing endorsement from All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony, who..." April 15

  • Bulls won’t rule out trading Jimmy Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls will look to make some significant changes this offseason after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Is trading away their best player an option? In a press conference on Wednesday, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and GM Gar Forman..." April 14

  • Michael Jordan congratulates Warriors: ‘Basketball is always evolving’

    CSN Chicago "'96 Bulls or '16 Warriors. Everyone's got a side. But for one night Steph Curry and the Warriors reined supreme, and His Airness took notice. Shortly after the Warriors knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies, 125-104, earning their record-setting 73rd victory of the year, Michael Jordan's manager..." April 14

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Holiday helps spark Bulls past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday is a firm believer that positive momentum can carry into an offseason. "I don't see why not," Holiday said. "At the same time, I'm going to make sure that I work. You can't just have a good game and show up next season and hope everything works..." April 13

  • Some Bulls believe Jimmy Butler gets preferential treatment

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler flew separately from his Bulls teammates for last night’s game against the Pelicans. It was called a family issue, and Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said Butler’s travel was approved. Butler started and had 23 points in 11 assists in a Bulls win. So why did anyone care how Butler..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Butler Calls Season a Learning Curve for Everybody

    NBA.com "Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying. It made my bank shot good now," Derrick Rose was saying with a tight smile Monday morning at practice in New Orleans, considering his preseason facial fracture that was the first domino to fall in what became a one-after-another collapse of this..." April 12

  • Butler sparks Bulls' win over Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- For a team viewing the upcoming NBA playoffs from the outside looking in, these are the dog days of spring, and no one knows that better than Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has played the last month while battling a sore knee. But when the Bulls needed him the most..." April 11

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Rose said he will sit out the final two games. Same with Pau Gasol

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gasol will skip last 2 games. Needs MRI for right knee. Gibson, Moore also done for season. Rose gametime.

  • New questions raised in slaying case of Michael Jordan’s father

    Charlotte Observer "A North Carolina judge could decide as soon as next month whether new evidence in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father will earn the convicted triggerman a new trial. Robeson County teenagers Daniel Green and Larry Demery were convicted 20 years ago of fatally shooting James Jordan during a..." April 11