BULLS RUMORS & GOSSIP

It might not be so easy for the Bulls to tank down the stretch

There are a number of factors working against the Bulls in their pursuit of a top spot in this upcoming spring's NBA Draft Lottery. Here's why tanking ain't easy.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

The Chicago Bulls should be looking to add wing depth in the 2018 draft

The Chicago Bulls did not have high expectations this season. After shipping out superstar Jimmy Butler, they began the tanking process. They have had their highs and lows this season, and as we are now past the All-Star break, the Bulls should be looking ahead to the 2018 draft to...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
5 hours ago

Best Bulls performance of the first half: Lauri Markkanen vs. New York

The rookie had a grand performance at MSG against the Knicks Lauri Markkanen’s play has been one of the few bright spots in this Chicago Bulls season. There have been a lot of horrible team performances, lots of blowouts and bad basketball, but Markkanen’s play has been a light in the darkness. Averaging 15.3 points per game on an eFG percentage of 51.6 and shooting around 35.4%...
Via Blog a Bull
1 day ago

The Chicago Bulls are well represented at All-Star Weekend

With the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities drawing to an end, Chicago Bulls’ management has to feel good about where they are as a team. It’s good to see our players participating in these events and forming relationships with people around the league. Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen both participated in the Rising Stars game that pits rookies and sophomores of the NBA against each...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis could be the lone torch-bearer for Chicago at All-Star weekend in 2020, and object of recruitment

Anthony Davis, to this point, is the only Chicagoan carrying the torch as an All-Star and one wonders if the city or the Bulls will be as represented with Chicago hosting the event in 2020.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Central Notes: Nance Jr. transitioning from L.A., Dinwiddie's skills challenge, Bulls

Less than two weeks after he was shipped to the Cavaliers, Larry Nance Jr. was back in Los Angeles for the Dunk Contest. Nance spent his first two-and-a-half seasons with the Lakers and admitted to Bill Oram of the Orange County Register that the trade still has not set in.“It’s something that’s still kind of shocking,” Nance said. “But at the same time I can’t wait for all this...
Via Hoops Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Core Player Analysis: Kris Dunn

The third of four players in our Chicago Bulls future core breakdown: Point Guard, Kris Dunn. It seems appropriate to talk about Kris Dunn’s NBA rise this weekend, as he and teammate Lauri Markkanen matched up in the Rising Stars Challenge. Dunn, playing limited minutes, still made...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 days ago

Lauri Markkanen nearly 'Finnishes' in Skills Challenge against former Bull Spencer Dinwiddie

Los AngelesLauri Markkanen called himself The Finnisher when asked what the movie of his life would be called. Apparently, that moniker didnt apply to the All-Star
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

NBA All-Star Weekend: Dinwiddie outlasts Markkanen to win 2018 Skills Challenge

The Nets guard defeated the Bulls' Lauri Markkanen, ending the bigs' reign in the Skills Challenge
Via CBSSports.com
2 days ago

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan turns the “double-nickel” today

Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan celebrates his 55th birthday today! Happy birthday to the greatest to ever play the game.  It’s difficult writing a birthday tribute to Michael Jordan. Where do you even start? Bulls fans – actually all basketball fans – know what Jordan has done...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
3 days ago

The Chicago Bulls have three exciting young stars

When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves, I was fearing the worst. I was fearing a three to five year rebuild, which would include being dominated by the best teams in the league on a nightly basis. Well, maybe I overreacted. The Bulls’ trade with the Timberwolves has turned out to be a great success. In the trade, the Bulls received Zach Lavine, Kris...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls make a couple of slick moves at the trade deadline

In the last ten days, the Chicago Bulls have made a few trades that sets the future just a little bit brighter. These moves aren’t anything that’ll blow you away, but they’re the kind of little tweaks that Bulls fans love seeing from GarPax. The first trade involved trading Nikola Mirotic for the New Orleans Pelicans 2018 first round draft pick. That Pelicans pick is now at the end...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Portis tells Jodie Meeks to ‘shut up’ over criticism of flagrant

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was not taking criticism of his Saturday ejection lying down.Portis was ejected from the Bulls’ game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday for a hard foul on Tomas Satoransky. Understandably, Satoransky’s teammates were not pleased with the foul. Veteran guard Jodie Meeks was quick to criticize Portis for the potentially dangerous play after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Portis ejected for hard foul on Tomas Satoransky

Bobby Portis was ejected from Saturday’s game for a hard foul on Tomas Satoransky.Late in the fourth quarter of the Bulls’ game against the Wizards, Portis went up to attempt to block Satoransky and made contact with the Wizards guard. The result was Satoransky hitting the floor very hard after an awkward looking fall. Portis was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and subsequently ejected...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade plans to retire with the Heat

Dwyane Wade is happy to be back “home” with the Miami Heat. But if he has his say, it’s going to stay that way. After spending his first 13 NBA seasons with the Heat, Wade would play one season in Chicago. Then ahead of this season, the Cavaliers would pick him up.However, just before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline the Cavs would trade Wade back to Miami for a heavily-protected second...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls waive Tony Allen

A week after acquiring him from the Pelicans, the Bulls have waived veteran guard Tony Allen, the team announced today (via Twitter). Assuming he goes unclaimed on waivers, Allen will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.Allen, 36, appeared in 22 games this season for the Pelicans, averaging 4.7 PPG and 2.1 RPG in a very limited role (12.4 MPG). He has been sidelined since...
Via Hoops Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls send Jameer Nelson to Pistons

The 2018 NBA trade deadline is off to a roaring start. The Chicago Bulls have sent Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Willie Reed, per Shams Charania of The Vertical.Detroit acquired Reed during the Blake Griffin trade, but the combination of losing Avery Bradley to the Clippers and Reggie Jackson’s current injury has thinned the team’s backcourt.Similarly, the...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings sent some funny tweets during comeback win over Bulls

The Sacramento Kings pulled off their most exciting win of the season on Monday night, and even the person in charge of the team’s official Twitter seemed to think an embarrassing blowout was coming.After the Chicago Bulls jumped out to a big lead early (they were up 28-9 after the first quarter), the Kings sent a funny tweet about the lopsided score. Sacramento trailed by as much...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez throws chair after ejection

Bulls center Robin Lopez was furious with the officials during Monday’s game against the Kings, and he made sure to let them know about it.Lopez was visibly frustrated in the second quarter of the game after he attempted to deny an entry pass, but was whistled for a foul in the process. He did appear to give Willie Cauley-Stein a bump, and while it wasn’t a clear foul, it looked...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez trade talks reportedly intensifying

After sending Nikola Mirotic to the Pelicans last week, the Bulls remain on the lookout for more potential trades, with Robin Lopez among the candidates to be dealt. According to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, talks centering on Lopez have “intensified” as of late, with this year’s deadline just three days away.Lopez, 29, is averaging a career-best 12.6 PPG this season to go...
Via Hoops Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Emeka Okafor returning to NBA after nearly five years away

As the New Orleans Pelicans continue to try and pick up the pieces following Demarcus Cousins’ Achilles injury, they have reportedly signed former No. 2 overall pick Emeka Okafor to a 10-day contract.Shams Charania of The Vertical reported this news on Saturday morning.The 35-year-old center played last in the NBA way back in 2013 with the Washington Wizards. A herniated disc derailed...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirotić never got past altercation with Portis

Nikola Mirotić is happy to be with the New Orleans Pelicans now. But it has nothing to do with disliking the Chicago Bulls. In fact, it still has everything to do with Bobby Portis. Moreover, their altercation that took place before the season began.“I’m sorry for what happened. We tried to be professional, make things work on the court. We did that. Off the court, we never talked...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans finalizing deal to acquire Nikola Mirotic

The Nikola Mirotic drama in Chicago could soon be coming to an end. No longer with the team as the Bulls look to move the enigmatic forward, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Chicago is finalizing a deal to send Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans. The two sides seemingly had a deal worked out earlier this week, but that fell through.Mirotic’s 2017-18 season started with...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls won’t play Mirotić while looking for trade

Nikola Mirotić probably isn’t going to be with the Chicago Bulls much longer. So while they look for a trade, they are keeping him on the sidelines.“Bulls have decided that Niko Mirotić will not play again until the trade deadline passes as the organization continues working on finding a deal that makes sense for both sides.”On the season, Mirotić is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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