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Chicago Bulls: Derrick and Jimmy

It’s got a nice ring to it. Derrick and Jimmy. It’s similar in sound to another, more famous tandem: Michael and Scottie. Both have the same number of syllables, and both have that full first name followed by a sort of nickname, a “little brother” name; Scottie instead of Scott, and Jimmy instead of Jim or James. Derrick Rose after hitting his game winner against the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Eager for Fresh Start with new Chicago Bulls Contract

CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls warms up for Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks 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 to the terms and conditions...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Bulls as title contenders: 'I like our chances'

LAS VEGAS — Every offseason features a flurry of free agent activity as teams look to bolster their lineups in advance of the upcoming season. Some, however, feel just fine with what they’ve got. The Bulls fall into the latter group, after finishing the year with a second round playoff loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They’re bringing back everyone from a season...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

(May 11, 2015 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)   By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls had a relatively quiet free agency, just signing their own free agents, getting one player in the NBA Draft and firing and hiring Tom Thibodeau, but this is what I think of their offseason. This is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Denies Any Friction with Derrick Rose

The Chicago Bulls were able to get Jimmy Butler locked up to a long-term deal this offseason in free agency, and they are excited to get the 2015-16 season underway. Rumors have been swirling that Butler and star point guard Derrick Rose have had some friction between them, but in an interview with ESPN it was obvious that Butler doesn’t believe that there is any kind of issue...
Via Hoops-Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler says rumors of rift with Rose exist 'because we lost'

The Chicago Bulls are not going to have an issue with tension in their backcourt next season, at least as far as Jimmy Butler is concerned. During an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” earlier this week, Butler said that he and Rose are both very supportive of one another. “I think he’s always been supportive...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Did the Celtics have the worst off-season in the East?

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. 2. Which Eastern Conference team has had the worst off-season thus far? BERNUCCA: Boston. I know Chicago didn’t do much, but there wasn’t much the Bulls could do beyond retaining Jimmy Butler. The Celtics...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose: We don’t have any beef

David Banks-USA TODAY SportsChicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler said Wednesday that he and backcourt mate Derrick Rose never had any beef last season, just wanted to win. “The only reason that it came up is because we lost,” Butler said on ESPN’s “First Take”. “I don’t think we have any beef or whatever you want to call it. I think we just want to win. We didn’t win...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Butler and six others extended mini-camp invitations for Team USA

With the Rio Olympics one year away, USA Basketball will start looking for players that will represent the country. USAB managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski are already putting their plans in place and have a good idea of who they want to try out for the team. While many of the players from the FIBA World Cup team will be back, there will be a few new...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Has Quite The Singing Voice

Fresh off a new contract, the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler shared off his vocal talents while singing Avant’s ‘separated’ song. and yall thought I couldn't sing. please. A video posted by Jimmy Butler (@jimmybutler) on Jul 14, 2015 at 3:39pm PDT The post Jimmy Butler Has Quite The Singing Voice appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Keep Another Key Piece of Lineup After They Officially Re-Sign Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy #34 of the CHicago Bulls handles the ball against the Indiana Pacers on November 15, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls locked in another piece of their roster for the 2015-2016 season, signing forward/guard Mike Dunleavy to a three-year, $14 million contract on Tuesday. It was a deal...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls View Themselves as Being Title Contenders

CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 27: Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls goes for the basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on February 27, 2015 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Solving the Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose Relationship Conundrum key to Chicago Bulls’ Season

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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Chicago Bulls Heading Toward a Year of Regression?

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 02: New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls really missed a golden opportunity in the 2015 playoffs. They caught lightning in a bottle with Jimmy Butler becoming an all-star and Derrick Rose surviving...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls Happy he won his bet

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler, who signed a five-year maximum contract extension with the organization, laughs while answering a question during a press conference Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the United Center in Chicago. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune via AP) Jimmy Butler had second thoughts when he decided to reject the Chicago Bulls’ contract extension offer back...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler signs 5-year, $95 million deal with Bulls

CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler envisions the Chicago Bulls contending for a championship next season and he and Derrick Rose forming one of the NBA's best backcourts. The Bulls took what they believe is a big step, announcing a maximum five-year contract for their All-Star shooting guard on Thursday. They are hoping Butler can build on a breakout season, form a dominant tandem with Rose...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Butler envisions Bulls contending for title next season

CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler envisions the Chicago Bulls contending for a championship next season and he and Derrick Rose forming one of the NBA's best backcourts. The Bulls took what they believe is a big step, announcing a maximum five-year contract for their All-Star shooting guard on Thursday. They are hoping Butler can build on a breakout season, form a dominant tandem with Rose...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls set to announce Butler deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls are set to announce a maximum contract for All-Star guard Jimmy Butler. The team has scheduled a news conference for Thursday, the first day deals can be announced. A person familiar with the situation said last week Butler agreed to a maximum five-year contract worth about $90 million. The total value came out to $95.5 million after the salary-cap...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

What Will the Chicago Bulls Do With Their Loaded Front Court?

Chicago Bulls Head Coach, Fred Hoilberg, right, stands with the Chicago Bulls first round draft pick, Bobby Portis, from the University of Arkansas, as Portis holds his Bulls jersey after being introduced as the Bulls top pick during an NBA basketball news conference Monday, June 29, 2015, in Chicago. (Mandatory credit: AP Photo/Christian K. Lee) The first order of business for...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls, Brooks commit to another season in Chicago

The Chicago Bulls haven't needed much in free agency. Tying down Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy for the long haul were the tasks at the top of their list, and they got both of those done early on.They have needed a backup point guard, though. According to recent reports, they've found one from a familiar place, as Aaron Brooks has agreed to come back for another season.Brooks filled...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Brooks coming back to the Chicago Bulls

More good news came out today for Bulls fans. Aaron Brooks verbally agreed to return to Chicago on a 1-year deal, and this basically concludes their free agency activity. They did everything they really needed to do, re-signing Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, and now Brooks, which means they will basically have the same roster as last season. All that’s left is to fill in the last...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg Optimistic, but is he Ready for Chicago Bulls?

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 02: New Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg speaks at a press conference at the Advocate Center on June 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agress that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 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
28 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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