Bulls Rumors & News

  • Bulls telling teams they're not interested in trading Butler

    NESN "Jimmy Butler shouldn’t pack his bags just yet. Butler has been the subject of trade rumors for a while, and those rumors have intensified with Thursday’s NBA trade deadline fast approaching. It sounds like the Chicago Bulls might keep their superstar when the dust settles, though, unless..." February 21

  • Are Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler being shopped?

    USA Today "The New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings started the NBA’s trade deadline season with a monster of a blockbuster trade. What’s next? Who’s next? You’re going to hear a lot about Chicago Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler going to the Boston Celtics, who have the assets to make this happen. But..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Celtics, Bulls have discussed trade involving Jimmy Butler

    CSN Chicago "Buckle up, Bulls fans. The trade deadline is four days away and the potential for a blockbuster trade involving the Bulls appears to be on the table. That's according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, who said on his Woj Report on Saturday night that the league's biggest trade deadline..." February 19

  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler on trade talks: 'Nothing I can do about it'

    USA Today "Jimmy Butler speaks his mind and sometimes, he admits, it causes him trouble. But he’s open and honest when asked questions, which is refreshing in the world of playerspeak that often devolves into tired clichés and little substance. But Butler isn’t too open about his view on the chatter that..." February 18

  • Jimmy Butler on who he would play with if he had the choice: Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler has played with some pretty solid players in the NBA, but when the Chicago Bulls star was asked on Friday who he would pick to play with if he had the choice, with no other considerations attached, he went for one dude: Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. Now don’t get too rattled..." February 18

  • Butler's last-second free throws give Bulls victory

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It looked like the Boston Celtics eked out a narrow victory against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center. Instead, the Bulls got a second chance after Jimmy Butler's last-second jumper hit the rim and bounced away as time expired. A touch foul was called on..." February 16

  • Bulls' Gibson: I 'poured my heart out' in team meeting after locker room rift

    CSN Chicago "The trade season has started in the NBA with the deal of Serge Ibaka to the Toronto Raptors, so ears were perked up all through the Bulls’ morning shootaround when news made its way through the Advocate Center. Oh, to be a fly in the mind of Taj Gibson, a man who’s been in the center of trade..." February 15

  • Bulls would likely accept ‘Godfather’ offer for Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "It’s not a secret that the Chicago Bulls are going through a season of turmoil. The team is also struggling to remain viable in the Eastern Conference Playoff race heading into the All-Star break. They currently sit at 26-29 and closer to the second-worst record in the conference than a top-four..." February 15

  • Dwyane Wade says Pat Riley not calling him was ‘deciding factor’ in leaving Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade has said in the past that his decision to leave the Miami Heat in free agency had nothing to do with Pat Riley not calling him. Roughly six months later, Wade is willing to admit that was a lie. Wade joined Adrian Wojnarowski for “The Vertical Podcast” this week, and the 35-year-old..." February 15

  • Butler returns to help Bulls beat Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler says there are different ways to change a game. Butler saved his game-changing -- or rather game-saving -- performance for the end as he hit seven free throws in the final 1:48 to help the Chicago Bulls hold off a late rally for a 105-94 win over the Toronto Raptors..." February 14

  • Dwyane Wade: Knicks organization couldn't handle Big Three in 2010

    Sporting News "The Heat were the lucky winners of the 2010 free agency sweepstakes when they retained Dwyane Wade and acquired LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Big Three went on to win multiple titles together in Miami, but it could have been a possibility in New York. Appearing on "The Vertical" podcast,..." February 14

  • Bulls shopping Doug McDermott, Robin Lopez in search of first-round pick

    Basketball Insiders "The Chicago Bulls are exploring the trade market in search of a first-round draft pick in exchange for either center Robin Lopez or forward Doug McDermott, league sources told Basketball Insiders. Chicago has its own 2017 first-round pick and is also owed Sacramento’s 2017 first-round pick...." February 14

  • Wade: Miami is still my organization at the end of the day

    Chicago Tribune "Dwyane Wade wears "BULLS" on his chest but some parts of his brain are still in Miami mode. "If see the Heat is playing someone, say, Heat versus Denver, I'm like, dang, we got Denver? It's in my mind. I mean, 13 years," Wade told Yahoo's Adrian Wojnaroski, referring to the number of seasons he..." February 14

  • Dwyane Wade out Sunday, will get x-rays on injured right wrist

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will not play Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a right wrist injury. Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler will also miss the game because of ongoing pain in his right heel. Wade, who fell on both wrists during the second half of Friday's loss..." February 12

  • T-Wolves cruise past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Facing another shorthanded team, the Minnesota Timberwolves again raced out to a big first-quarter lead. This time, however, Minnesota held the advantage as the Chicago Bulls were without Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Karl-Anthony..." February 12

  • Wade: 'Oak has been nothing but amazing' to current players

    CSN Chicago "No matter the walk of life or a person’s status, coming across Charles Oakley means there’s an experience, an “Oak story” that’s embedded in your brain. As long as you’re not the topic of an Oak story, it’s probably pleasant in some ways. “Do I got an Oak story? You know I got an Oak story,”..." February 12

  • Suns take short way past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Fresh out of centers, the Phoenix Suns used their small-ball lineup to fashion one of their biggest wins of the season. Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe combined for 50 points and little-used reserve Alan Williams contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight blocks as the Suns..." February 11

  • Birthday boy Thompson leads Warriors past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson celebrated his 27th birthday Wednesday like none of the previous 26. One day after attending the funeral of his grandfather, Thompson returned to the basketball court with a purpose -- to win an NBA game on his birthday for the..." February 09

  • Phil Jackson called Michael Jordan to try calming Charles Oakley

    Pro Basketball Talk "As Charles Oakley fought with Knicks security last night, Knicks president Phil Jackson tried to calm Oakley. When that didn’t work, Jackson apparently turned to his former player — Michael Jordan, a longtime Oakley friend from their time as teammates with the Bulls. Joran and Oakley were so..." February 09

  • Celtics Pursuing Paul George, Jimmy Butler Deals

    NESN "The Boston Celtics need another superstar to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship. As the Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, it appears Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge still is aiming high..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Jimmy Butler is all for helping his front office add Carmelo

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler talked to Carmelo Anthony three days ago. It was a “catch-up’’ call, according to Butler on Wednesday. What it should have been was a recruiting call, letting Anthony know that he’s still welcomed in a Bulls uniform if he goes ahead and waives that no-trade clause to escape New..." February 09

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Charles Barkley: Dwyane Wade, Draymond Green are 'AAU babies' for backing LeBron

    CBS Sports "To no surprise to anyone, Charles Barkley is still talking about his war of words with LeBron James. The Cavaliers star took umbrage with Barkley saying James was whining about Cleveland needing to add another playmaker. Barkley also seemed to question James' competitive fire and spirit, which..." February 08

  • Dwyane Wade on Bulls: “We’re not playing Miami Heat basketball … but we’re playing good.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played 13 seasons as a member of the Miami Heat. As a veteran contributor in Chicago, it’s not all been rosy as the season has gone on, but the Bulls did grab a win in Sacramento on Monday night, 112-107. After the game, Wade told reporters that he is still..." February 08

  • Wade's 31 points power Bulls' win at Sacramento

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dwyane Wade had three days to stew after he mishandled the Chicago Bulls' chance for a last-second victory over the Houston Rockets. Given another opportunity Monday against the Sacramento Kings, he had only one thing on his mind. "I knew if I was in position, I was..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Michael Jordan Once Pushed The Bulls To Make A Trade By Saying ‘I Need Help’

    Uproxx "One common refrain throughout LeBron James’ career from detractors has been that he has taken the easy road to his three NBA titles. He left Cleveland for Miami to join forces with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. He’s done his winning in the Eastern Conference, which has lacked another top..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Jimmy Butler on trade rumors: ‘I don’t care’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler continues to hear his name come up in trade rumors as the Feb. 23 deadline approaches, and the Chicago Bulls have yet to deny that they are interested in moving their best player. How does that make him feel? When asked on Monday if he is bothered by the Bulls not declaring him..." February 07

  • Bulls suddenly have several options at point guard

    Chicago Tribune "So it's not quite a point guard controversy. But coach Fred Hoiberg suddenly has a glut of players at the position who have taken star turns, even while struggling with the inconsistency that has helped create the revolving door at the position. Michael Carter-Williams' monster game of 23..." February 06

  • Bulls' Butler considered day to day after MRI on heel

    CBS Sports "Butler (heel) is considered day-to-day after getting an MRI to examine his bruised heel, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. Butler was a late scratch from Friday's matchup against the Rockets, though his injury doesn't appear overly serious given the day-to-day designation." February 05

  • Bulls assistant strongly denies spying allegations

    Chicago Tribune "Randy Brown couldn't sit silently any longer. For the third time in two seasons, including a line in a Tribune story last season, the former Bull and current assistant coach watched his name get dragged through the mud, accused of being general manager Gar Forman's eyes and ears inside the..." February 05

  • Harden scores 42 in Rockets' OT win over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There wasn't a whole lot going right for Houston on offense in the second half of Friday's game against Chicago. But then James Harden, the player the Rockets expect to carry them in the clutch, took charge and got a lot of help from teammates Eric Gordon and Trevor Ariza in the..." February 04

  • How Bulls Allegedly Spying on Jimmy Butler & Other Players Has Hurt Their Locker Room

    Black Sports Online "The Chicago Bulls have been a complete and utter disaster to put it kindly. After acquiring Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade, this team instantly didn’t have a true identity. Currently, Chicago sits at (25-25), which places them as the 7th seed in the eastern conference. Recently, Wade and Butler..." February 04

  • Don't expect LeBron James, 'Banana Boat Crew' to be drowned by drama

    Sporting News "We can’t remember a time when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, three-quarters of the NBA’s famed "Banana Boat Crew," ran their craft onto the rocks and were left to explain the wreckage. These are three of the league’s most powerful players, along with their fourth crew mate, Chris..." February 03

  • Rip Hamilton can relate to Jimmy Butler's locker room spying claims in Chicago

    CBS Sports "CBS Sports NBA analyst Richard "Rip" Hamilton provided some context for the recent report about Chicago Bulls assistant coach Randy Brown "spying" on players for the front office. A day after the Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Bulls star Jimmy Butler "warned new players that if..." February 03

  • Bulls inquiring about 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor, per sources

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls have been active with the trade deadline approaching, and they've inquired about the availability of Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor, multiple league sources tell CSNChicago.com. Okafor, a Chicago native in his second season, has fallen victim to both a numbers game in..." February 03

  • Butler, Bulls beat up on Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Coming off one of its most tumultuous weeks in recent history, the Chicago Bulls easily could have laid down and let the season get away from them. In fact, many NBA analysts believed that is what they were going to do. However, the Bulls are doing something unexpected. They..." February 02

  • Jimmy Butler warning new Bulls about front office 'spying' in locker room

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler developed a bit of amnesia Wednesday when asked about a story told by ESPN radio personality Ryen Russillo. According to Russillo, “[A member of the] front office went to Butler [in 2014] and said, ‘If you don’t sign this extension, we’re going to play Tony Snell over you. We are..." February 02

  • Report: Bulls not looking to trade Rajon Rondo before deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "A couple of weeks ago — after Rajon Rondo smacked Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for calling out the Bulls’ young players for inconsistent effort and not caring about winning — it looked like Rondo’s days in Chicago were numbered. He had been pushed to the bench (and got a couple of DNP-CDs), his..." February 01

  • Bulls Threatened To Cut Jimmy Butler's Minutes If He Didn't Sign Extension In 2014

    Real GM Basketball "When Jimmy Butler was eligible for a contract extension in 2014, the Chicago Bulls made him a low offer and threatened to cut his playing time if he didn't accept it. "Jimmy Butler after his third year, scored about 13 points a game," said Russillo. "He's going to hit, right? Wow. What a great..." February 01

  • Wade backs LeBron on Barkley: 'You should shut up'

    USA Today "First it was LeBron James. Then it was Charles Oakley. Now it's Dwyane Wade. This hasn't been a good 24 hours for Charles Barkley. When asked at Tuesday's shootaround about James' decision to rip Barkley, dubbing the Hall of Fame forward a "hater" and criticizing him for incidents that took..." January 31

  • Rajon Rondo strengthens bond with younger Bulls teammates

    Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic didn't need Rajon Rondo's Instagram post last week to know what he already knew. "Along with Pau (Gasol), he's the best teammate I've ever had," Mirotic said. In an interview, Mirotic stressed that such a comment isn't meant as a slight to his current or former teammates,..." January 31

  • Celtics trade rumors: Rival executives believe Jimmy Butler conversations could be reopened with Chicago

    Mass Live "Some rival executives believe the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls will reopen discussions about Jimmy Butler prior to next month's trade deadline, the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reported Monday night. Late last week, a league source suggested Butler did not appear to be on the trade market..." January 31

  • Bulls bounce back with win over 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- It was against a short-handed opponent with a poor record, but the Chicago Bulls weren't in position to quibble about their 121-108 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night at the United Center. After a tumultuous week that included back-to-back losses and a round of public..." January 29

  • Magic Johnson: Dwyane Wade ‘doesn’t need to practice’

    Larry Brown Sports "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade has drawn some ire recently for talking the talk without walking the walk, but at least one NBA legend is taking his side. Hall of Fame point guard Magic Johnson said on Saturday that Wade “doesn’t need to practice” and likened the 12-time All-Star to his former..." January 29

  • Report: Bulls have no plans to buy out Rajon Rondo in short term

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo took a savage swing at the two best players on the Chicago Bulls, slamming Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for their leadership after those two called out younger players on the team for not caring. Rondo basically said they were no Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce. All that motivation..." January 28