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Zach LaVine's recovery and performance will either inspire confidence in Bulls rebuild or doom it

The smiles were around as the newcomers of the Bulls put on their best faces as the new era of Bulls basketball was officially presented
Via CSN Chicago
19 minutes ago

Did John Paxson just admit the Bulls are tanking?

Chicago Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson gave some interesting fodder for fans and the media to chew on Tuesday.Discussing the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves — a trade many thought was severely one-sided in favor of Minnesota — Paxson seemed to admit the Bulls are going into tank mode.The first comment that gave us a clue was...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls won’t buy out D-Wade unless it’s ‘advantageous’ to team

Dwyane Wade may not be interested in returning to the Chicago Bulls in light of the draft-day trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Some reports indicate he is still planning on opting into his deal, while others suggest he is ready to move on.Due to make $24 million, one potential option would be for the Bulls to buy out his contract. However, based on comments...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Per John Paxson, Michael Carter-Williams will become an unrestricted free agent

According to John Paxson in a radio spot on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday, Michael Carter-Williams will not be given a qualifying offer and will enter unrestricted free agency on July 1. If you were calculating in your head how or when the Chicago Bulls would attempt to clear up their point guard congestion […] Per John Paxson, Michael Carter-Williams will become an unrestricted...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
11 hours ago

Chicago Bulls 2017 NBA Draft Analysis: The Rebuild Begins 

The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone. Several teenagers’ childhood dreams of making it to the NBA became reality. While some franchises continued to build the core of their roster with young prospects (I’m looking at you Philadelphia 76ers), others continued to add to their already stacked roster (unfortunately for the rest of the NBA, this honor is reserved for the Golden State...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Draft Recap

The Chicago Bulls made headlines on Thursday night at the NBA draft. They ended up trading a top-15 player in the league in small forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves for shooting guard Zach Lavine, point guard Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick in the draft. Was it time to rebuild? In essence, the Bulls could have kept the core rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade got kick out of Hornets GM's embarrassing flub

Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho had the Freudian slip of a lifetime on Friday when he introduced one of his team’s two draft picks as “Dwyane Wade,” and Wade got quite the charge out of it.While introducing former Florida state star Dwayne Bacon to the media, Cho accidentally dropped Wade’s name. Everyone immediately burst out laughing, and Wade had the same reaction...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers would be interested in Dwyane Wade or Carmelo Anthony if bought out

After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets.They likely will need to focus on inexpensive options, like veterans bought out of their contracts. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler’s attitude toward Fred Hoiberg made players ‘uncomfortable’

There has been a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls not getting enough in return from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Jimmy Butler trade, but that may have something to do with teams knowing Butler’s relationship with his coach had soured.In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade came together, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that it was essentially a known fact that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Wolves acquire Jimmy Butler from Bulls in lopsided trade

Despite having one of the best young cores in the NBA, you knew from the moment Tom Thibodeau was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves that he would be on a more accelerated timeline than most franchises would follow. After attempting to trade for Jimmy Butler last June, the Wolves were successful the second time around with a similar trade offer.Butler is coming off a career season...
Via RealGM - NBA
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 'Shocked' Jimmy Butler was in bed when trade went down

Jimmy Butler went from being content to remain in Chicago to being shipped off to Minnesota in a draft-night trade in the blink of an eye.Though his name had been bandied about in trade talks leading up to the draft, Butler nevertheless was reportedly very surprised when something materialized.In fact, per Sam Amico, he was in bed relaxing when he found out about the news. That Butler...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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