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Nikola Mirotic Announces He Is Joining The Bulls

Posted to The Bull PenYou’ve been waiting almost three years Bulls fans, but Nikola Mirotic is finally going to be joining the Chicago Bulls for the 2014-15 season. He recently announced he’s decision via Twitter. I am very happy and excited to announce that next season I will be playing with the @chicagobulls . Today I fulfill a dream. #BullsNation — Nikola Mirotic (@nikolamirotic12...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Carmelo Anthony Choosing To Stay With New York Knicks

Posted to Randy Brown's Bulls Championship RingIs the drama finally over? Can the Gar Forman and John Paxson move on to plan B? It sure looks that way, as Frank Isola of the New York Daily News is reporting that Melo believes in Phil Jackson and wants to stay in orange and blue. A close personal friend of Carmelo said barring a last minute change of heart, Carmelo will be calling...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

TSJ101: On This Day in Sports.

photo credit:/Bulls4lifer/Photopin.com NBA: On this Day June 20th 1993 Chicago Bulls John Paxson’s three-point shot in Game 6 of the NBA Finals helps the Chicago Bulls secure a 99-98 win over the Phoenix Suns, and their third consecutive championship.
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Phoenix Suns Draft Hits (series 3 of 10)

    This is the Top 10 Phoenix Suns Draft Hits. Now what that means is the players on this list are players the Suns drafted or acquired on draft day and made a big impact or contribution in one way, shape or form to the franchise in the last 30 years. So here we go with the #8 Hit on the list:   #8 Cedric Ceballos drafted 1990, second round #48 overall   Cedric Ceballos...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo? LeBron? Bulls want to improve at almost any cost

The lesson of getting Carlos Boozer as a consolation prize back in the summer of “The Decision’’ in 2010 has some staying power with the Bulls’ front office. The team isn’t looking to repeat history. According to several NBA sources Sunday, the Bulls have been actively looking to improve the starting lineup at almost any cost, with Derrick Rose the only untouchable player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Struggling to Find Trade Partner

Posted to Runnin' With Da BullsThe Chicago Bulls and ‘Rumors’ are like peanut butter and jelly — they just go together. Everyone thinks they have a lead on this, a lead on that and in all reality we won’t know until the deal is done in most cases; however, it is fun to try and predict what will happen while staying on top of their every move. Why? I will you why; this...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Narrowly Avoid Luxury Tax

The Chicago Bulls narrowly escaped paying the NBA luxury tax despite a $500,000 bonus for Joakim Noah making the All-NBA First Team. The Bulls were just $291,165 away from the threshold. The Bulls saved money when the Utah Jazz claimed Erik Murphy off waivers. The Bulls also saved approximately $300,000 when they traded Marquis Teague to the Brooklyn Nets. After paying the luxury...
Via RealGM
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Plan B

Chicago Bulls News - Everyone and their mother knows that plan A for John Paxson and Gar Forman this summer is to find a way to get Carmelo Anthony in black and red. In addition, they would also like it if they can get Nikola Mirotic to come across the pond and suit up for the Chicago Bulls. What if this plan falls through? What if Melo stays in New York with Phil Jackson and they...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Same Dream: The Chicago Bulls, From Past to Present

     In what could be looked at as the Chicago Bulls closest shot at a championship since 1998, expectations after this game were higher than in recent memory, only to fall short at the conclusion of the series and the next several seasons after. Having arguably the greatest team in NBA history as the measurement for success, along with the up and down fortunes of the franchise...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Bulls Guard Rumored To Be Next Head Coach In New York

This week, Phil Jackson will be introduced as President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks. He will be given the keys to the kingdom in what is considered the mecca of basketball. A few former Bulls players had some nice things to say about Phil Jackson, and one former player is rumored to become head coach. I for one, think this is a terrible idea for Phil Jackson...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Testy Tom Thibodeau tired of having to deny rumors

It might have been a nice gesture, or at least a reassuring one, but coach Tom Thibodeau really didn’t need it. Speaking on WGWG-FM (87.7) on Thursday, vice president of basketball operations John Paxson again addressed all of the speculation that Thibodeau’s life­span as the Bulls’ coach could be a short one, especially with the New York Knicks’ job likely to open up this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Paxson: Thibodeau rift with Bulls front office is 'a dead issue'

Tom Thibodeau's reported rift with the Bulls front office has been a storyline surrounding the organization on and off the last couple of seasons. But those issues appear to be in the past. Thibodeau joined the "Kap and Haugh show" last week and put the drama to bed and Bulls VP of basketball operations John Paxson did the same Thursday. "To me, it's a dead...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No Moves For Chicago Bulls At Trade Deadline – Right Move?

Chicago Bulls Basketball - On Thursday, John Paxson revealed that no action would more than likely be happening for the Chicago Bulls at trade deadline next week. We’ve got the trade deadline a week from now. You have to put yourself in the other team’s position — people don’t just give up great players. So we obviously talk and keep our eyes and ears open, but to anticipate...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Don't Anticipate Making Deal At Trade Deadline

The Chicago Bulls are unlikely to make a deal at the trade deadline. Several Bulls players have been in speculation this season, including Kirk Hinrich and Carlos Boozer. “You have to put yourself in the other team’s position,’’ John Paxson said. “People just don’t give up great players. We obviously talk and keep our eyes and ears open. But to anticipate something...
Via RealGM
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Reasons Why Derrick Rose’s Opinion Doesn’t Matter

In professional sports, front offices build around a star player and they let that player dictate what goes on with the rest of the roster. Should the Chicago Bulls front office ask Derrick Rose if he minds playing with a particular player before trying to sign that player? Every front office doesn’t check with their star player before going after free agents, but I think more...
Via Sports Mockery
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kirk Hinrich, Mike Dunleavy most likely to be traded by Chicago Bulls

Less than three weeks from the NBA's Feb. 20 trade deadline, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau knows executives John Paxson and Gar Forman are receiving calls. "The way that works is, when something gets close, they will come to me," Thibodeau said. "But every conversation they're having I don't know about, nor do I want to know about. It's important for me...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau VS Chicago Bulls Management

As Chicago Bulls management continues to enact their plan of rebuilding the team for next season, there is one man within the organization that seems to have a different mindset. Over the course of the year, the rift between GM Gar Forman, VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson, and head coach Tom Thibodeau has continued to grow. From letting lead assistant Ron Adams go to the trade...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GM Gar Forman reiterates that Bulls are ‘retooling,’ not rebuilding

“Rebuild’’ seems to be a curse word these days around the United Center. That’s why the Bulls’ front office is quick to correct anyone who uses it in the wake of the Luol Deng trade. Executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson did so Tuesday when meeting with the media, and ­general manager Gar Forman took his turn Saturday, ­speaking to the team...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

As rumors continue, Boozer-led Bulls top Bucks 81-72

No one on the Bulls’ roster is safe, and the players have had to deal with that reality since long-time Bull Luol Deng was traded Monday to the Cleveland Cavaliers. ‘‘Anything is possible,’’ vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said when asked recently if more trades are coming. And while Paxson said there were no definitive moves on the horizon, there...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Crown Royal Invites Me to Reign On with the Chicago Bulls

With the third pick in this year’s NBA draft Crown Royal selects…..me! Well kind of. This year I will be bringing you the biggest and brightest moments of the Chicago Bulls NBA season. I am teaming up with Crown Royal for their #ReignOn NBA campaign. From now through the rest of the NBA season I am going to be following my team DA’ Bulls. I will be sharing with you the sickest...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bulls Trade Luol Deng, Who’s Next?

With Chicago Bulls longtime small forward Luol Deng departed for the Cleveland Cavaliers, don’t be surprised to see GM Gar Forman and VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson make a few more moves before the trade deadline hits on February 20th. Chicago Bulls Trade Rumors Here is a look at who Bulls fans could see leave Chicago within the next month and a half: Kirk Hinrich Immediately...
Via Sports Mockery
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thibs unhappy with Deng deal? Bulls get it

Bulls vice president John Paxson doesn't expect Tom Thibodeau to be happy about trading the coach's favorite player, Luol Deng, for center Andrew Bynum, who the team waived on Tuesday. But Paxson insists the front office has a "really good" relationship with its coach. "Look, it's not realistic to ask Tom or his staff to be happy about taking a player...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls season ticket holders get letter from GarPax

Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman and Chicago Bulls Vice President of Player Development John Paxson sent a letter to the Chicago Bulls season ticket holders yesterday in wake of the Luol Deng trade. I’ll let you the NBA and/or Chicago Bulls fan/news consumer make of the letter what you will. You’re a big boy, you can put on your big boy pants and make up your own mind...
Via The Sports Bank
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Paxson Optimistic Bulls' Ownership Will Reinvest Savings Into Team

The Chicago Bulls will waive Andrew Bynum to save $20.6 million in salary and luxury tax. The Bulls have been the most fiscally conservative big market team in the NBA throughout the past decade. "We are confident we are going to take these resources and put them back into our team," said John Paxson. Ownership and Gar Forman spoke with Derrick Rose about the deal and Paxson...
Via RealGM
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo to Bulls? Then say bye to Deng, Gibson and more

As of Monday afternoon, coach Tom Thibodeau told the media that, after discussions with general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson, “they’re not actively seeking to move anybody.’’ By midnight, Bulls forward Luol Deng was sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and three draft picks. Active must be in the eye of the beholder. In acquiring Bynum...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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