Bulls Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Mirotic, Butler, Bulls too strong for Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Bulls' up-and-down season flipped again. Fresh off an embarrassing 10-point home loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers, the Bulls shot the lights out and used a big second half to cruise to a 109-94 rout of the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon at the Bradley..." March 26

  • 76ers end dry spell in Chicago with win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Philadelphia 76ers didn't have their top two big men, only had 10 players and still managed to end a 12-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at the United Center. Led by Dario Saric, who had a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds, the Sixers ended a..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Bulls top Pistons to keep hope alive

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- They didn't have two of their best big men, so the Chicago Bulls made up for their lack of size against the Detroit Pistons with great shooting. Paced by Nikola Mirotic's season-high 28 points and a 58.8 percent shooting performance as a team, the Bulls kept their playoff hopes..." March 22

  • Chicago Bulls' Robin Lopez, Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka each suspended one game

    NBA.com "Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez and Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka have each been suspended one game without pay for throwing punches at one another during an altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Raptors assistant coach..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Raptors' Serge Ibaka, Bulls' Robin Lopez ejected after exchanging punches

    Sporting News "The Raptors and Bulls came to blows when a shoving match broke out during their game Tuesday, resulting in a pair of ejections and multiple technicals as officials attempted to sort through the fracas. The scuffle began with 3:58 remaining in the third quarter when Raptors center Serge Ibaka..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • DeRozan's 42 point help Raptors solve Bulls in OT

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors showed fight in more than one way Tuesday night. They fought back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter and won 122-120 in overtime over the Chicago Bulls, led by 42 points from DeMar DeRozan -- one shy of his career best. In gaining their third..." March 21

  • Jerry Krause, GM during the Bulls' dynasty, dies at 77

    Chicago Tribune "Jerry Krause, the general manager as the Bulls became a global brand with a dynamic dynasty that produced six NBA championships in eight seasons, died on Tuesday after battling persistent health issues, including osteomyelitis. He was 77. Krause, who always called himself a scout at heart,..." March 21

  • Portis just wants to be himself on the court

    Daily Herald "Bobby Portis' last college game at Arkansas was a second-round loss in the NCAA Tournament to North Carolina. So he was looking forward to watching Sunday's rematch. "I'll have my jersey on. I'll be sitting on my couch watching the game," Portis said after Saturday's win over Utah. "It will..." March 20

  • Bulls beat Jazz to end two-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls rookie forward Denzel Valentine had a hunch he was approaching his first career double-double as he received extended playing time in the fourth quarter Saturday night. "I knew I was getting close," Valentine said with a smile. "Rebounding is one of my biggest..." March 19

  • Wall provides big assist to Wizards in win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Though some bad defensive habits cropped again during the fourth quarter, the Washington Wizards returned to the winner's circle. The Chicago Bulls showed they could run with one of the Eastern Conference contenders despite playing without Dwyane Wade, but ultimately, they added..." March 17

  • Dwyane Wade hurts elbow in Bulls' latest loss, could miss some time

    Chicago Tribune "The Bulls at least resembled a playoff team in one regard Wednesday night: Coach Fred Hoiberg finally shortened the rotation. As for the playoff push, well, that hit another speed bump as the Grizzlies posted a 98-91 victory, the Bulls' sixth loss in seven games. And the Bulls can only hope..." March 16

  • Dwyane Wade out for regular season with elbow fracture

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has a sprain and a small fracture in his right elbow and he will miss the remainder of the regular season, the team announced Thursday. An MRI take Thursday morning revealed Wade's injuries. Wade was injured second half of Wednesday's 98-91 loss to the Memphis..." March 16

  • Wade May Opt Out Of $23.8M 17-18 Contract With Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "Dwyane Wade has a player option for the 17-18 season with the Chicago Bulls worth $23.8 million. Rival executives, however, "believe it's reasonable to expect Wade may want out" due to the Bulls' struggles and dysfunction this season. Wade and Jimmy Butler have been critical of their..." March 16

  • Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol looked as if he might be in for a long night after he missed five of his first six shots Wednesday night. But Gasol refused to hang his head, and his teammates followed his example. The 7-foot-1 Spaniard finished with 27 points, including 19 in..." March 15

  • Vince Carter Says He Would Beat Michael Jordan in Dunk Contest

    SLAM Online "If time travel existed, and both guys were back in their athletic primes, Vince Carter thinks he would defeat Michael Jordan in a dunk contest. Carter concedes that MJ was the better player, but likes his chances in a dunk-off against Jordan or anyone else for that matter. The 40-year-old..." March 15

  • Bulls Haven't Ruled Out Bringing Back Rajon Rondo For 17-18

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls haven't ruled out bringing Rajon Rondo back next season despite his poor fit and the team's dysfunction. The Bulls only owe Rondo $3 million of his 17-18 salary if they decide to not pick up their team option. Rondo signed a two-year, $28 million deal with the Bulls and is..." March 15

  • Rondo hopes next team has 'straightforward coach,' winning culture

    Boston Globe "It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Rajon Rondo, who, at age 31, is considered an “old head” in NBA locker rooms. Most of his teammates were in middle school when he helped the Celtics win the NBA title in 2008. He was supposed to be the distributing point guard to complete the Bulls’ attempt..." March 15

  • Report: Taj Gibson 'absolutely' would've left Bulls in free agency if they didn't trade him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last year, the Bulls kept Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol – both on expiring contracts – past the trade deadline with the apparent intent of re-signing them. Noah (Knicks) and Gasol (Spurs) walked in free agency, leaving Chicago with no return. The Bulls didn’t fall into the same trip this year. The..." March 14

  • The Warriors Could End Up With A Better Three-Season Stretch Than The 90s Bulls

    Dime Magazine "When the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer, they knew they’d have to sacrifice a certain amount of depth. That was a trade-off they were willing to make. If we’re being honest, so would every other team in the NBA. So far, it’s worked out pretty well for them, that is until a..." March 14

  • Scout: Butler, Wade, Rondo ignore Fred Hoiberg’s plays

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a perception Fred Hoiberg watches helplessly as Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo run roughshod over the coach, the Bulls organization and even sometimes each other. Is this more evidence of that or just confirmation bias? Ken Berger of Bleacher Report: Yet the belief..." March 14

  • Rajon Rondo gives Jimmy Butler death stare, takes shot at Bulls

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last six games to fall below .500 on the season, and no player on the team seems more frustrated about it than Rajon Rondo. During a win over the Charlotte Hornets Monday night, Rondo was seen giving teammate Jimmy Butler an icy look following a..." March 14

  • Rondo paces Bulls in win over Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Chicago Bulls were in dire need of a spark, and Rajon Rondo provided it. Rondo moved back into the starting lineup for the first time since late December and led the way as the Bulls snapped a five-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on..." March 13

  • Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler Seem Stuck With Each Other in Chicago For Another Season

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, 100-80. When you consider the Bulls scored just 9 points in the first quarter, that’s not so bad! Chicago has lost 5 straight and 6 of 7 and are now #10 in the Eastern Conference, right behind the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat? Didn’t one of the..." March 13

  • Dwyane Wade says he's 'tired' of answering questions about Bulls' lineups

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls’ free-fall continued Sunday afternoon, as they played one of their worst games of the season, putting up an NBA-worst 26 points in the first half before falling to the Boston Celtics, 100-80. It was the Bulls’ fifth loss in a row, as they continue to slip further out of the..." March 13

  • Nikola Mirotic's fall from grace reaches new low with inactive status

    Chicago Tribune "With all signs pointing to a split this summer, Nikola Mirotic's three-year Bulls stint reached a new low Sunday. After not playing by coach's decision the last two games so that management and the coaching staff could look at Joffrey Lauvergne, Mirotic landed on the inactive list. Isaiah..." March 12

  • Celtics hand Bulls fifth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- A quick look at the box score just might tell you all you needed to know about Sunday's game at TD Garden. Dwyane Wade was a minus-37, which ties for third worst in the NBA this season. In other words, it was never a game. The Boston Celtics, returning from a five-game..." March 12

  • Bulls post season-low 26 points in first half against Celtics

    Fanrag Sports "If day games on the hardwood call for sluggish starts, the Chicago Bulls are a prime example. The Bulls only scored 26 points in the first half during Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics, which marked the lowest first half total of any game this NBA season. Furthermore, Chicago was the..." March 12

  • Rajon Rondo: Bulls should 'try to move up in seeding versus experimenting'

    CBS Sports "Heading into Sunday afternoon’s matchup against the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls have lost four straight and find themselves outside the playoff picture. The Bulls (31-34) are 10th in the East, a game behind Milwaukee for the eighth seed, with Miami in between. Understandably, the poor play..." March 12

  • Bulls guard Dwyane Wade returns to lineup after 2-game absence

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will play Friday night against the Houston Rockets after missing the past two games because of a left quad strain. "Wade's good to go," Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said after Friday's shootaround. "He participated fully in shootaround. Responded well to the..." March 10

  • D'Antoni gets 500th win as Rockets top Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Despite a slow start, the Houston Rockets made sure coach Mike D'Antoni got his 500th career NBA coaching win Friday night at the United Center. The Rockets overcame a 13-point first-quarter deficit by dominating the next two quarters and cruised to a 115-94 victory over the..." March 10

  • Payton's triple-double leads Magic over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- The second triple-double of the week for point guard Elfrid Payton felt a whole lot better than the first. Winning does that. Payton had 22 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists Wednesday in leading the Orlando Magic to a 98-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the Amway..." March 08

  • Cleveland Cavaliers GM, thought Boston Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler at trade deadline

    Mass Live "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believed at one point during the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics might land both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. During a podcast appearance with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Griffin fielded a question regarding a report the Cavaliers were on pins..." March 07

  • Jackson's second-half surge powers Pistons past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Reggie Jackson admits he's had a rough season. The Detroit Pistons' point guard has taken the brunt of criticism for the team's uneven play. He was the subject of numerous trade rumors and has often watched from the bench while backup Ish Smith played crunch-time..." March 06

  • Crawford helps Clippers cool down Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- After the Los Angeles Clippers had dropped four of their last five games, the message Doc Rivers delivered to his team on Saturday was a simple one. Just find a way to win. Jamal Crawford was listening and made sure the rest of his teammates followed his lead. Crawford..." March 05

  • Jimmy Butler says Dwyane Wade's son won't stop talking trash while playing 1-on-1

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler played one-on-one with Dwyane Wade’s 15-year-old son Zaire, who we’ve long known has game, for the first time earlier this week. Wade mentioned it on Snapchat, and Zaire shared the moment with his followers. Butler told For The Win that his Bulls teammate’s son is very talented —..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Chicago Bulls are Literally Unbeatable When Playing Thursday Night Home Games on TNT

    The Big Lead "The Chicago Bulls kept one of the most inexplicable streaks in the NBA alive last night by beating the Kevin Durant-less Golden State Warriors. The victory was their 18th consecutive while playing a Thursday home game televised on TNT. It is a very specific, but no less impressive claim to..." March 03

  • Is Cameron Payne the Bulls' point guard of the future?

    Chicago Tribune "Even when he was the smallest player on the court — and he was that throughout much of his childhood — Cameron Payne allowed himself to dream big. The dream started to become reality when as a point guard playing for a small private high school in Memphis, Payne's height shot from around..." March 02

  • Warriors fall to Bulls for first losing streak in two years

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- All season long, the Chicago Bulls have thrived against the NBA's elite while struggling to hold their own against the league's also-rans. And while Jimmy Butler can't explain what clicks against top-tier teams and not against others, he knows at some point, the Bulls need to find..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Jokic, Gallinari lead Nuggets over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Denver Nuggets picked up their effort defensively and it allowed their potent offense to carry them to a 125-107 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night at the United Center. Led by their defense in the second half, the Nuggets took control late in the third quarter..." February 28

  • Bulls take advantage of James' absence against Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sure, the Chicago Bulls have mopped the floor with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. Then again, the Cavs missed three All-Stars and two or three starters in their last two losses to Chicago, including Saturday night's 117-99 defeat. LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R..." February 26

  • Dwyane Wade thanks LeBron for staying home after beating Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls received a major gift from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday as they got to face the Eastern Conference’s top team without the league’s top player. LeBron James did not attend Saturday’s game as he was ill, giving the Bulls a big opportunity to score a win. They took..." February 26

  • Butler keeps shooting; Bulls pull out OT win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When Jimmy Butler struggled to find his shooting touch on Friday night, his teammates, namely rookie Denzel Valentine, told him to keep shooting. Butler missed 10 of his first 13 shots, but when the Chicago Bulls needed their star most, the shots that had missed their mark most of..." February 25

  • Morrow apologizes for wearing No. 1 with Bulls, promises a change

    NBA.com "Anthony Morrow has promised a change. After being traded from Oklahoma City to Chicago, Morrow went with No. 1 as his new jersey number, which was once held by former MVP and hometown kid Derrick Rose. That decision didn't sit too well with Bulls fans as their backlash caused Morrow to issue..." February 25

  • Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

    Sportress of Blogitude "Jimmy Butler is still a member of the Chicago Bulls despite rumors swirling he could have been shipped out of town ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. With the dust still settling post-deadline, Butler now finds himself on a squad without Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott and three new..." February 24