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Following Butler and Dunleavy Signings, Chicago Bulls Will Have Quiet Offseason

AUBURN HILLS, MI – MARCH 21: Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on March 21, 2015 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by B. Sevald/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images) While other teams around the NBA continue to chase big-name free agents like LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol, the Chicago Bulls have already...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: “I don’t think we have any issues”

Before the start of free agency, many thought that Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler would be suiting up for another team next season. The Bulls put all of the speculation to rest after signing Butler to a five-year, $95 million contract. Now that Butler’s contract is taking care of, there is another issue that needed to be address. After the Bulls were eliminated by the Cleveland...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler On Relationship With Derrick Rose: ‘It’s Fine’

In an interview with Rolling Stones Magazine, Jimmy Butler cleared the air on the reported tension with Bulls’ teammate Derrick Rose. “I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine,” Butler told Rolling Stone magazine. “I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: ‘I don’t think we have any issues’

Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose are going to be teammates with the Chicago Bulls for at least two more seasons. Does that mean they will be become best friends during that time? No, but no one said they need to. In an interview with Rolling Stone’s Seerat Sohi, Butler was asked about the recent report...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Bring Back Jimmy Butler, Says Relationship With Derrick Rose is ‘Fine’

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls prepares to shoot a free throw against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NBA Playoffs on April 27, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting...
Via The Sports Journal
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Who Will The Chicago Bulls Target Next In Free-Agency?

After re-signing starters Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy on the first day of free-agency, the Chicago Bulls now must shift their attention to signing a backup point guard.  While Patrick Beverley has been one name the Bulls might be targeting, with the Bulls having little cap space left and the Rockets ability to match any offer for Beverley, a match seems unlikely.  Another backup...
Via Diehardsport
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Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler Contract Grade

(April 29, 2015 – Source: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. Contract: 5 seasons, 95 million (5th season Player Option) As a noted biased fan of the Chicago Bulls I really didn’t think that Gar Forman was going to be able to keep Jimmy Butler in Chicago for more than a season or two. I thought he had one foot in Los Angeles...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy staying put with Chicago Bulls

All the speculation and rumors can finally be put to rest as both Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy have verbally agreed to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls acted fast to retain their All-Star shooting guard and starting small forward and I applaud them for that. Both these guys were crucial in the success the Bulls had last season, so I’m grateful they both will be back...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Posts Instagram After Signing Deal, Calls Chicago ‘Home’

Jimmy Butler shared the below Instagram after signing a 5-year, $95 million dollar deal with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. …windy city skyline… aka home… A photo posted by Jimmy Butler (@jimmybutler) on Jul 1, 2015 at 12:57pm PDT The post Jimmy Butler Posts Instagram After Signing Deal, Calls Chicago ‘Home’ appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Obama Shares His Thoughts On The Bulls Re-Signing Jimmy Butler

President Obama was hosting a Q&A on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, and the 44th President was asked about the Bulls signing of Jimmy Butler to a 5-year, $90M contract. Here was Obama’s response: butler's a great player on o and d; let's sign him up long term. go bulls! https://t.co/IqbyUmcbmJ — President Obama (@POTUS) July 1, 2015 The post Obama Shares His Thoughts...
Via Diehardsport
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AP Source: Bulls reach 5-year, $90M deal with Jimmy Butler

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth about $90 million. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. The total value of the contract could wind up being a little higher depending...
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Bulls, Jimmy Butler closing in on 5-year, $95 million deal

It appears the Chicago Bulls will be retaining their top free-agent target. The Bulls and guard Jimmy Butler are putting the finishing touches on a five-year, $95 million deal with a player option after four years, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday. Teams pursuing Butler, who is a restricted free agent, have given up and moved on, according...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, Bulls Agree to Five-Year, $95 Million Contract

The Chicago Bulls and star wing player Jimmy Butler have been discussing a potential contract over the past year, and they have finally figured out a contract that makes both sides happy. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bulls have signed Butler to a five-year contract that will pay him $95 million. Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five...
Via Hoops-Nation
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Jimmy Butler, Bulls agree on five-year, $95 million contract

The Chicago Bulls are keeping Jimmy Butler for at least the next four years. According to Adrian Wojnarowski if Yahoo Sports, Butler, 25, and the Bulls are finalizing a five-year, $95 million contract that includes a player option after the fourth year. Butler, who turned down a four-year, $44 million contract extension in October, averaged 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists...
Via Sports-Glory
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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Finalize $95M, Five-Year Deal

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls have finalized a five-year, $95 million contract. The deal will include a player option for Butler after the fourth year. Rival teams interested in signing Butler to an offer sheet are moving onto other options. Butler's agents with Relativity Sports, Happy Walters and Steve McCaskill, negotiated the deal with Bulls general manager Gar Forman. ...
Via RealGM
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Jimmy Butler Agrees To Deal With Bulls

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five-year, $95M maximum contract with player option after four years, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 Teams pursuing Butler, a restricted free agent, with offer sheets have given up and moved on, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 The post Jimmy...
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Bulls re-sign Dunleavy to three-year deal

The Chicago Bulls in 2015-16 are likely to look a lot like the team from 2014-15.Another piece of their roster puzzle fell into familiar place today, as the Bulls re-signed free agent forward Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy's deal is said to be worth $14 million over three seasons. That's a bargain."I'm thrilled to be back," Dunleavy said in an interview, per the Chicago Tribune. "It's a...
Via Fox Sports
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Report: Butler leaning toward long-term deal with Bulls

There’s no denying Jimmy Butler’s NBA future is bright. The biggest question, however, is where his star will be shining. Although the Chicago Bulls have the rights to the restricted free agent, Butler was reportedly seeking short-term offer sheets to maximize his earning potential when the salary cap begins to spike after the 2015-16 campaign. However, according to ESPN...
Via Sportsnaut
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Bulls sign Mike Dunleavy to three-year, $14.4 million deal

Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million contract to return to the Chicago Bulls. Mike Dunleavy Jr., has agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 Dunleavy deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract, sources...
Via Sports-Glory
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Report: Jimmy Butler Leaning Towards Signing 5-Year, $90M Deal With Bulls

The Chicago Bulls offered Jimmy Butler the exact same contract as the Spurs did Kawhi Leonard and the Miami Heat Goran Dragic, and it appears the 25-year-old All Star will also be taking the deal. Hearing Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is leaning strongly toward taking the five-year, $90 mil max Chicago offered as opposed to shorter deal — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015...
Via Diehardsport
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Jimmy Butler Considering Five-Year Max Offer From Bulls

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler is giving consideration to accepting the franchise's offer of a five-year maximum contract, league sources told RealGM. The current offer sheet must include a player option on the fifth season for Butler to consider accepting, sources said. Despite Butler's interest in probing the market over the past several months, sentiment increased Tuesday that...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers should be active in free agency

The news of a scheduled meeting between Jimmy Butler and the Sixers is a solid sign.The Sixers should look to be buyers this summer, while they still have a cap advantage over a majority of teams in the league. Whether it be acquiring players to build the team with, or simply using the space to take on an unattractive contract in addition to other assets, the Sixers should be listening...
Via Around the Arc
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Latest free agency news

With free agency set to begin at midnight tonight, the rumor mill is in full swing. Jimmy Butler It’s been rumored that the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler was looking to sign a short term deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, holding off on signing a long term, max contract until next year. The news came out today, however, that Butler has canceled meetings with the Lakers, Boston...
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Report: Jimmy Butler Postpones Celtics Meeting On Eve Of Free Agency

Jimmy Butler postponed his free agency meeting with the Boston Celtics after the Chicago Bulls reportedly offered him a maximum five-year, $90 million contract Monday, per ESPN analyst Chris Broussard. The Bulls forward also postponed meetings with the Los Angles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, and Philadelphia 76ers, according to sources. Sources: After CHI offered @JimmyButler max 5...
Via NESN.com
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Butler can’t sign one-year contract unless it’s with Bulls

Jimmy Butler was reportedly hoping to leave the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a short-term deal with another team, but that is not going to happen. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Bulls made Butler — a restricted free agent — a Maximum Qualifying Offer on on Monday. The team also reportedly made a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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