Mike Dunleavy RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bulls' Dunleavy after loss to Magic: 'I just don't think we're good enough'

    The Score "If the Chicago Bulls intend to make the playoffs for the eighth straight year, they're going to need to turn things around in the next two weeks. Following their third straight loss - a pathetic 111-89 trouncing by the Orlando Magic on Saturday night - the Bulls continued to face questions..." March 27

  • Sources: Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr.'s return date set

    Yahoo! Sports "Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is set to make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. The plan for Dunleavy to play on Saturday is dependent on him not suffering any physical setbacks between now and then. Dunleavy will travel..." February 04

  • Bulls assign Mike Dunleavy to D-League

    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward Mike Dunleavy to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the Flexible Assignment Rule." February 01

  • 'Pain free' Mike Dunleavy feeling good as his return inches closer

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls swingman Mike Dunleavy says he is "pain free" and is hopeful to return to game action soon after missing all year because of offseason back surgery. Dunleavy, who has started taking contact in practice since late last week, will practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden..." January 31

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Dunleavy will go to Santa Cruz to work out will Warriors DLeague team. Just practices, no games.

  • Mike Dunleavy Jr. Targeting February Return

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Dunleavy Jr. is targeting a February return from his offseason back surgery. Dunleavy will be paced through a controlled scrimmage with contact on Tuesday and will also travel with the team on their seven-game trip. Dunleavy said his back feels "great."" January 25

  • Bulls' Dunleavy out at least another month

    The Score "Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy - who underwent back surgery in the offseason - is still at least a month away from making his season debut, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters on Saturday." January 09

  • Sources: Mike Dunleavy needs 4-to-6 weeks before return to basketball activities

    Yahoo! Sports "After meeting with specialists in Los Angeles, the Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy is expected to need four-to-six weeks of additional rehabilitation on his back before he can be cleared to return for on-court work, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Dunleavy, a 6-foot-9 wing player, will undergo a..." December 04

  • Bulls’ Dunleavy to see specialist after suffering setback with back injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "Over the past few weeks, Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy has seemed to be making progress in his back rehab. Dunleavy underwent back surgery shortly before the start of training camp and was initially given a timeline of 8-10 weeks. Recently, he’s been increasing his workload, and he traveled with the..." November 30

  • Dunleavy on the mend, could return in two weeks

    CSN Chicago "Mike Dunleavy was drenched in sweat, doing his usual routine of jump shots and free throws after Bulls practice, another sign his return is in the near future although not immediate. Dunleavy declined to speak to reporters after his workout following Bulls practice, but it’s clear he’s on the..." November 12

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Mike Dunleavy (back) has ramped up rehab process, Hoiberg said. He's working on core strength, then next step is to get on floor and run.

  • Mike Dunleavy to miss 8-10 weeks after procedure on back

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks after having a lower back microdiscectomy procedure Friday, the team announced. Dunleavy, who turns 35 in September, experienced some occasional back discomfort over the summer, and it got progressively worse, the..." September 26

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Bulls announce Mike Dunleavy will be out 8-10 weeks following back surgery, after exhausting “all conservative measures” prior to operating.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Chicago Bulls are closing in on a three-year, $15 million deal to bring back in-demand swingman Mike Dunleavy

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Washington and Cleveland are pursuing Mike Dunleavy Jr., but Chicago remains frontrunner with his Bird rights, league sources tell RealGM.

  • Bulls, Mike Dunleavy close to 3-year, $15 million deal

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls are close to an agreement with free-agent sharpshooter Mike Dunleavy on a three-year, $15 million deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. It looks like LeBron James, who coveted Dunleavy for the Cleveland Cavaliers, won't get his wish. Dunleavy signed a two-year, $6 million deal..." July 01

  • Bulls' goal is to lock up Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy

    Chicago Tribune "Monday brought the introduction of first-round pick Bobby Portis and news that Kirk Hinrich exercised his $2.85 million player option for 2015-16, meaning 40 percent of the Bulls' offseason moves are complete. The rest of the to-do list involves re-signing restricted free agent Jimmy Butler,..." June 30

  • Bulls' Dunleavy still out, unsure of return date

    ESPN Chicago "Mike Dunleavy will miss his 17th straight game because of a right ankle injury Wednesday night when the Chicago Bulls take on the Houston Rockets. The veteran sharpshooter, who initially hurt the ankle in a Jan. 1 win over the Denver Nuggets, acknowledged Tuesday that he may have to sit until..." February 04

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy officially out for Bulls tonight vs Cleveland. Doug McDermott is back.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Mike Dunleavy Jr., isn't expected to be included in a proposed Lakers-Bulls sign-and-trade for Pau Gasol, league source tells Yahoo.

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Bulls say Mike Dunleavy has a bruised left thumb. Should be good to go for Game 5.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Dunleavy had X-rays taken to see if left thumb is broken. Didn't know results when he addressed media. Said he will play Game 5 either way.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Trade deadline rumblings: Houston's hope of landing Bulls' Dunleavy not looking good, as I'm told Chicago doesn't appear willing to move him

  • Bulls' Mike Dunleavy isn't one to "clown" around

    Chicago Tribune "Mike Dunleavy either doesn't do social media or is very into game preparation. After Tuesday night's victory over the Suns, the Bulls' forward claimed he hadn't heard that Kings center DeMarcus Cousins called him "a clown" late Monday night in Sacramento. The players' history dates to last..." February 05

  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins calls Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy a ‘clown’

    SI "Kings center DeMarcus Cousins renewed his beef with Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy during and after Sacramento’s 99-70 home victory over Chicago on Monday. “He’s a clown, and he’s scared,” Cousins said, in post-game comments recorded by CowbellKingdom.com. “I wouldn’t even waste my time on him if..." February 04

  • Mike Dunleavy ready to assume starting role

    Chicago Tribune "Mike Dunleavy turned down more lucrative free-agent offers last summer to come off the bench, knock down jumpers alongside Derrick Rose and play for a winning team for the first time in his 11-year career. A potential one out of three isn't bad. Rose is injured. And now that Luol Deng has..." January 12

  • Rockets could target Bulls' Mike Dunleavy

    USA Today "When the Houston Rockets unofficially won the offseason by landing big man Dwight Howard as a free agent in July, they had every reason to think their winning ways would continue from there. Yet this upgraded operation hasn't been quite as potent as they'd hoped, with injuries largely to blame..." January 09

  • Dunleavy adjusts role for benefit of undermanned Bulls

    CSN Chicago "For the second consecutive night, Mike Dunleavy Jr. was the Bulls’ leading scorer and while the veteran newcomer isn’t exactly proud of starring in a losing effort, his ability to adapt and step up when needed bodes well. “That’s part of being a pro, being in this league for a long time...." December 12

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau still won't say who is starting for Butler. Dunleavy worked mostly with starters yesterday. Hinrich had starters jersey at shoot.

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  • Mike Dunleavy's point-guard carousel

    CSN Chicago "Mike Dunleavy is no stranger to new point guards. Though he's played for only three teams in his 11-year career nine different times his teams have had a leading assist man. Just twice (Baron Davis in Golden State Jamaal Tinsley in Indiana) has the top passer from the year before been the..." September 14

    NBA Free Agency 2013: Official Signings Tracker

    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

  • Mike Dunleavy picks Bulls

    ESPN "Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally committed to sign with the Chicago Bulls later this month, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that Dunleavy quickly narrowed his long list of suitors to five teams Monday and chose to take the Bulls' two-year offer..." July 02

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Mike Dunleavy has gone ahead and verbally committed to sign two-year, $6M deal with Bulls, according to sources with knowledge of the deal

  • Report: Several teams going to go after Mike Dunleavy Jr.

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anyone need a 6’9” floor-stretching forward who hit 44.2 percent of his threes last year? A lot of teams could, which is why Mike Dunleavy Jr. is starting to draw some interest around the league, reports the Journal-Times. Apparently, Dunleavy’s fine playoff showing after a quality..." May 20

  • Dunleavy says he's open to return to Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Mike Dunleavy has served as a valuable sixth man for the Bucks during the past two seasons. And the 32-year-old guard-forward said Monday he would be open to returning. Dunleavy scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds in Milwaukee's 88-77 loss to Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference..." April 30

  • Harris-Dunleavy rotation works for Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "So far, so good with the Milwaukee Bucks' small forward rotation. Tobias Harris and Mike Dunleavy give the Bucks decidedly different looks at the position, a combination that helped the team claim victories against Boston and Cleveland on the season's opening week. On Friday night in Boston,..." November 05

  • Jennings, Dunleavy want Skiles to stick with Bucks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Two key players gave a strong endorsement of coach Scott Skiles as his future with the Milwaukee Bucks remained undecided on Friday. Point guard Brandon Jennings and veteran guard Mike Dunleavy Jr. spoke highly of Skiles as players packed their belongings at the Cousins Center training facility..." April 29

  • Dunleavy in comfort area

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It would have been about 20 years ago when sixth-grader John Steinmiller lost a good deal of his allowance to seventh-grader Michael Dunleavy on the court of the Bradley Center. Before games, in the quiet of the NBA arena, the son of the Milwaukee Bucks vice president John F. Steinmiller would..." February 26

  • Pacers offense struggles; can Dunleavy help?

    Indianapolis Star "There's very little ball rotation. Players don't move enough, either. Combine those two problems and it leads to a lot of bad shots. Welcome to the Indiana Pacers offense. Their offensive effort has been as sporadic as their overall play this season. They look good in two games, then look..." March 28

  • Dunleavy sits, waits

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers swingman Mike Dunleavy has never been this close to making the playoffs in his nine-year career. But the Pacers easily could be on the outside looking in by the time he returns from his broken left thumb. The Pacers went into Friday's game at Toronto losers of five straight..." March 12