BULLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Dwyane Wade could opt out if Jimmy Butler is traded this summer

While Jimmy Butler’s name was tossed about in multiple trade rumors leading up to the NBA trade deadline, the Bulls decided to keep their star. Reports indicate, however, that a rebuilding project may take place in the summer.The rebuilding project could include a Butler trade. If it does, it will likely lead to Dwyane Wade’s departure from Chicago.“The Chicago Bulls are more...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hoiberg pays tribute to Gibson, McDermott after trade

Fred Hoiberg said he's looking forward to coaching the new guys the Bulls got from the Oklahoma City Thunder and also made sure to pay tribute to outgoing Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Butler anxious to see who steps up for Bulls now

Jimmy Butler is curious to see who will step up for the Bulls now that Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott are gone.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

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

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 teammates. Despite the roster shakeup and uncertainty about how the new-look Bulls will proceed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Trade Deadline Reaction Roundtable

The Chicago Bulls survived the trade deadline (mostly) intact. Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to one of the very best Bulls, Taj Gibson. Doug McDermott is also on his way out of town. Let’s take a look at all the madness and meh-ness of the 2017 NBA trade deadline. The trade deadline has been […] Chicago Bulls Trade Deadline Reaction Roundtable - Pippen Ain't Easy - Pippen...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
10 hours ago

Bulls Talk Podcast: What Bulls trade means for franchise going forward

On the February 23, 2017 edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson react to the Bulls-Thunder trade and what
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

Why a successful rebuild can happen even with a playoff push this year for Bulls

Contrary to popular belief, making a playoff push this season rather than tanking could actually help the Chicago Bulls with rebuilding in the long run. Here’s something you’ve probably never thought of: the best way to rebuild a team isn’t to set it up for failure and tank, but rather, is to hope for a […] Why a successful rebuild can happen even with a playoff push this...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
22 hours ago

Report: Bulls pushed for Andre Roberson in deal with Thunder

The Chicago Bulls must really want to corner the market on non-shooters.According to a report by K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, the Bulls “pushed hard” for Andre Roberson to be included in their deadline day deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but the Thunder resisted, preferring instead to re-sign Roberson. The Bulls ultimately settled instead for Cameron...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks made aggressive offers for both Paul George and Jimmy Butler

For the Atlanta Hawks, this season has been defined by indecision. The team traded Kyle Korver to the conference-rival Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in the season. At that point, the expectation was that Atlanta might blow this whole thing up.After all, it came mere months after fellow former All-Stars Jeff Teague and Al Horford departed during the offseason.Now, right in the thick...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gibson/McDermott trade all but ends Chicago Bulls’ playoff chances

The Chicago Bulls just moved Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson for less than those two players were worth to the team. Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne may cause Bulls fans to scratch their heads and wonder if Gar Forman really knows what he doing. This trade that sent Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott (with […] Gibson/McDermott trade all but ends Chicago Bulls’ playoff...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
1 day ago

Get to know Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, the newest Chicago Bulls

Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Anthony Morrow are on the Bulls! Who exactly are they? Goodbye Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second round pick (that could become valuable should the Bulls go full tank) Hello Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Anthony Morrow! I’m not going to evaluate this trade in terms of value given and value received, because it will just...
Via Blog a Bull
1 day ago

Cameron Payne will have chance to shine with Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are preparing to give new acquisition Cameron Payne every chance to make the point guard position his own.After dealing Doug McDermott and Taj Gibson to Oklahoma City to get Payne, it was made pretty clear that the Bulls are essentially ready to hand the keys over to the 22-year old. The Thunder also felt very strongly about Payne, but simply accepted that he was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls trade Gibson, McDermott, pick to OKC for Payne, Morrow, Lauvergne

The Chicago Bulls have traded forwards Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, along with a 2018 2nd-round pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for guards Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow and center Joffery Lauvergne. Gibson, who was drafted 26th overall out of USC by the Bulls in 2009, was enjoying career-highs in points per game (11.6), rebounds per game (7.4), and FG% (52.1), among other...
Via ChiCitySports.com
1 day ago

Bulls trade deadline rumors: No movement on Butler, yet

just over an hour to go! With a little more than an hour to go until the trade deadline, there have been some interesting deals around the league but none involving the Bulls. You have to legitimately wonder that the Bulls, by my guess having one of the more anemic basketball operations staffs, can even handle multiple simultaneous trade tracks. Like, can they work with Boston on...
Via Blog a Bull
1 day ago

Jahlil Okafor apparently wants to get traded to the Bulls

Jahlil Okafor isn’t dumb—he knows a trade away from the Philadelphia 76ers is likely so he might as well go ahead and make it known where he would like to play.Per the former Duke star himself, the Chicago Bulls are No. 1 on his list.ESPN’s Marc Stein dropped the report: It’s an unexpected development from Okafor himself. His name popped up around the New Orleans Pelicans...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls give Celtics a price on Jimmy Butler trade

The Chicago Bulls haven’t sounded like a team willing to trade star guard Jimmy Butler. Still, this hasn’t stopped the Boston Celtics from trying. And the Bulls, at least, are willing to play ball by naming what it would cost to rip Butler away. Turner Sports’ David Aldridge provided the report, according to Brian Robb of 98.5 The Sports Hub: This isn’t much of a shocker...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics’ unwillingness to deal Crowder roadblock in Butler deal

The Boston Celtics are apparently very much involved in trade talks for Jimmy Butler, but one of the demands is proving unpalatable for them.TNT’s David Aldridge told NBA TV that the Chicago Bulls are insisting on forward Jae Crowder as part of any deal for Butler, and thus far, the Celtics are simply unwilling to give him up. It gives you an idea of the steep price that the Celtics...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

With the NBA season officially past the halfway point, it's becoming more and more clear which teams are truly in the playoff hunt and which are on the verge of underachieving status. The Bulls and Knicks seems full of dysfunction while teams like the Blazers, Magic and Kings can't seem to get their bearings.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we take a look at some...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls tell teams a Jimmy Butler trade isn’t happening

Jimmy Butler remains one of the most notable names on the trade block ahead of the deadline after the DeMarcus Cousins ordeal. With the Chicago Bulls flirting with a rebuild over the past couple of years, Butler has looked like an obvious trade candidate to rebuilders and contenders alike. Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune‘s K.C. Johnson threw some cold water on the situation: Yesterday...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler may be headed to Boston soon

The talk of the Boston Celtics heavily pursuing the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler has been an NBA trade rumor that’s been going on all 2017. But recently it’s been reported that the Bulls have formally opened up discussions with the Celtics in regards to Jimmy Butler. Jimmy is in his sixth season with the Chicago Bulls and has been getting better year after year after year. He’s...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big hit for Bulls, 'Benny's Day Off' connects online

CHICAGO (AP) Dancing on the roof, microphone in hand as he lip-synched to ''Twist and Shout,'' Benny the Bull was putting on quite a performance as his tricked-out black van rolled through downtown Chicago. It was not quite ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off,'' and it won't be coming to a theater near you. But as spoofs go, "Benny's Day Off" is quite a production. The story starring...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
Via Yardbarker
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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