Found July 13, 2012 on
The Windy Apple:
Jimmy Butler recently sat down with Adam Fluck of Bulls.com (good read!) to talk about his excitement for the upcoming Vegas Summer League next week that he has been diligently preparing for – and of course Fluck was able to squeeze in a question about this summer’s biggest mystery, Derrick Rose, one of Butler’s closest teammates who he sees daily at the Berto:
“Derrick is working extremely hard. He wants to be back as soon as possible and he won’t settle for anything less. He’s been [at the Berto Center] bright and early, breaking sweats and doing whatever it takes to get his knee stronger. It’s good to see him in here doing that because it makes it even easier for me.”
Derrick Rose has yet to make a public appearance or statement since April 28th and is currently rehabbing away from Chicago, in Los Angeles. Jimmy Butler has begun mini-camp in preparation for the Summer League - the Bulls tip off on July 17, and Butler says he’s ready to be a “leader…and win games”.
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With the Summer League roster set, the Bulls are holding a mini-camp in preparation for their first game in Las Vegas on July 17. Someone not on the roster, but being considered by Chicago for a backup guard spot according to Yahoo! Sports is Patrick Beverley, 24, who is widely considered overseas, “The Derrick Rose of Euroleague” for his quick first step and acrobatic finishes...
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Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported today that the Chicago Bulls are one of four teams interested in free agent shooting guard O.J. Mayo. Mayo became a free agent after the Memphis Grizzlies did not extend a qualifying offer to the 4 year guard. According to his report, the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks are the three other teams with interest. Mayo...
According to KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bulls have traded Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks. Could be a sign-and-trade deal with Kirk Hinrich which would free up the Mini Mid-Level Exception. Chicago had planned to use the MMLE on Hinrich, and if a sign-and-trade is used, it will give them the ability to use it on another free agent. Either way, Bulls wanted...
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Pending a physical, the Bulls traded two guard Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune’s K.C. Johnson.
The Trib scribe reports that the trade “is via Minnesota into Atlanta’s...