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Chicago Bulls Don’t Plan On Signing Another Point Guard

Following news that Derrick Rose will only be out an expected 4-to-6 weeks, John Paxson, the Bulls’ VP of Basketball Operations, said that the team doesn’t plan on signing another point guard. Initial reports were that if Rose wasn’t going to be able to return this season, the Bulls would look to sign either Nate Robinson, […] The post Chicago Bulls Don’t Plan On Signing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Commitment to Analytics Have Hawks and Cubs Ready To Win Now

Analytics – the battle between the old way of thinking and the new way of thinking. Maybe the best representation of the argument for or against the use of analytics in sports is this clip from 2013, when Chicago White Sox play-by-play announcer Ken Harrelson went on the MLB Network to discuss the validity of sabermetrics in baseball with Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds. I guess...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Paxson Wants An Apology From Jeff Van Gundy

During the Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks game on ESPN commentator, Jeff Van Gundy, was very critical of the way the Bulls front office was treating head coach Tom Thibodeau. You can hear what Van Gundy said below. John Paxson Responds John Paxson was asked Sunday what he thought about Van Gundy’s thoughts. Here is his reply; “Tom Thibodeau isn’t being undermined at...
Via Sports Mockery
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Paxson Refutes Van Gundy's Comments On Bulls Leaking Stories To Undermine Thibodeau

During Friday's Chicago Bulls-Dallas Mavericks telecast, Jeff Van Gundy accused Bulls management of trying to undermine Tom Thibodeau by leaking disparaging stories, saying the practice dates to Phil Jackson's tenure as well as Scott Skiles' and Vinny Del Negro's. "Tom Thibodeau isn't being undermined at all," John Paxson said. "What's being undermined is the entire Bulls organization...
Via RealGM
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bulls Want Ray Allen, John Paxson Battling Lebron James

There has been a lot speculation linking veteran three-point shooter Ray Allen to the Chicago Bulls, recently that speculation became fact. John Paxson, the Bulls’ VP of Basketball Operations, told ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy during a radio interview that the team would like to sign the 39-year-old. “Safe to say we’ve been in contact with his agent. If Ray Allen wants...
Via Sports Mockery
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Paxson Confirms Contact With Ray Allen’s Agent, Interest In Signing Him

As we reported yesterday, the Chicago Bulls are one of the many teams that are still interested in signing Ray Allen. John Paxson, the Bulls’ VP of Basketball Operations, told ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy during a radio interview that the team would like to sign the 39-year-old. “Safe to say we’ve been in contact with […] The post John Paxson Confirms Contact With Ray...
Via Diehardsport
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Paxson On Jimmy Butler: “Bulls Will Match Any Contract Offer”

Jimmy Butler is having a career season for the Chicago Bulls (conveniently in a contract year). Butler, who turned down a four-year, $40 million offer last summer, is likely in for an even bigger offer this year. During an interview ESPN Chicago’s Waddle and Silvy, Bulls VP John Paxson said that Chicago will match any offer […] The post John Paxson On Jimmy Butler: “Bulls...
Via Diehardsport
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

7 Reasons The Chicago Bulls Can Ruin The Western Conference Coronation

While Golden State, Memphis, Dallas, San Antonio and the rest of the Western Conference catch all the love from the NBA media, the Chicago Bulls have quietly gone about their business with a steady progression from a team banged up and featuring a lot of new faces to a group that is becoming more and more formidable.  They aren’t running on all cylinder yet, but it’s clear that...
Via Sports Mockery
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Current Chicago Bulls Roster Will Define the GarPax Era

John Paxson has been VP of Basketball Operations for the Chicago Bulls since 2003. Gar Forman has been Bulls General Manager since 2009. Both men made it clear with the 2014 offseason moves that were made that this roster is a make it or break it team for Chicago, and their tenure depends on it. Chicago sports fans often have a championship or bust mindset. Despite recent...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Calls Kobe ‘Greatest Ever’, Says MJ Had Better Supporting Cast

Brandon Jennings went on a Twitter rant Tuesday where he called Kobe Bryant “the greatest ever,” citing that Michael Jordan had a better supporting cast in winning his rings. Micheal Jordan had more “Help” winning his rings then Kobe. #debate #yallfightingthat — BRANDON JENNINGS (@BrandonJennings) August 19, 2014 Kobe Had Shaq. MJ had Pippen, Dennis, Ron Harper, Horace...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What Kind Of Contract Will Joakim Noah Want In 2016?

It’s an interesting question that I don’t think many have given a lot of thought about, except for maybe Joakim, Gar Forman, John Paxson, and his agency team over at BDA Sports. Joakim has turned himself into one hell of a player since getting his current contract of 5 years, $60 million in 2011. He has become one of the best centers in the NBA if not the best, has won a Defensive...
Via Sports Mockery
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 13, 2014  |  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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July 09, 2014  |  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.
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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

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 offseason...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
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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...
Via Sports Mockery
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...
Via Sports Mockery
March 17, 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...
Via Sports Mockery
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

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...
Via Sports Mockery
January 16, 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
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