FIBA World Cup Studs From Aug 30 Pau Gasol And Valanciunas

The 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain kicked off on Saturday August 30 and the NBA was well represented. The Raptors young center Jonas Valanciunas shot a perfect 8-8 from the field and the Bulls newest All-Star Pau Gasol led all-scorers on day-one with 33 points. Other studs from Day One include:
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Chicago Bulls: 4 Free Agents To Consider Signing

Chicago Bulls: 4 Free Agents To Consider Signing By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Bulls have just 12 players signed for next season, one being their 2nd round pick Cameron Bairstow who isn’t going to be playing much and could be in the D-League, so they can sign 3-4 more players and if he is in the D-League they have to sign 2 to get to the minimum 13 players...
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Is a Healthy Kobe Enough to Lead LA Back to the Playoffs?

Last season, the storied Los Angeles franchise had arguably it’s worst season in almost a decade, with an abysmal record of 27-55, only a .329 win percentage. With the deteriorating health and age of superstar Kobe Bryant and the loss of big man Pau Gasol, many fans in purple and gold are left to wonder, “what’s next?”. After a disappointingly mediocre 2012-13 campaign(which...
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Chicago Bulls Pau Gasol Spending Off-season Unselfishly

Changing teams can be tough for many athletes. You have to move furniture, memorabilia, and other valuables. You have to arrange for your family to get all settled in, whether that be with daycare, school, or other daily activities. During the off-season, especially, it interferes with your downtime. Pau Gasol was uprooted from his comfort zone in Los Angeles, and chose to come to...
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Kobe, Gasol Will Matchup On Christmas Day

Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers will face off against Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day. Other Christmas Day Matchups: Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks OKC Tunder @ San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers Chicago Bulls... The post Kobe, Gasol Will Matchup On Christmas Day appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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Chicago Bulls and Pau Gasol Winners of the NBA’s Best Offseason Contract

Chicago Bulls and Pau Gasol Winners of the NBA’s Best Offseason Contract By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls with their 3 season, 22 million dollar contract given to All Star power forward and Hall of Famer Pau Gasol have won the distinction of best contract of the NBA offseason. Yes, this is an award I invented at 2:15 a.m., but I believe that...
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Chicago Bulls: Analysis On Each Offseason Addition

Chicago Bulls: Analysis On Each Offseason Addition By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… PF: Pau Gasol - The Bulls’ biggest addition is Gasol, who will be their starting power forward and 2nd offensive option. He gives them the go-to big man on offense they have lacked since they traded Elton Brand and is twice the player that Carlos Boozer is, who ironically is in...
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Pau Gasol Has Beaten On Kevin Love His Whole Career

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the talk of sports world right now, after acquiring Kevin Love most are picking them as the favorites to represent the East in the Conference Finals. The Chicago Bulls acquired Pau Gasol this off-season, not nearly as big of a headline but there may be a few things that surprise you about these two All-Stars. In 15 career games against each other, Pau...
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Chicago Bulls: The Strongest And Weakest Moves Of The Offseason

  Chicago Bulls: The Strongest And Weakest Moves Of The Offseason By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: * Signed Pau Gasol * Signed Nikola Mirotic * Signed Aaron Brooks * Amnestied Carlos Boozer * Resigned Kirk Hinrich * Drafted Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow Strongest: Signing Pau Gasol * If Kevin Love is traded for, it would be the best move, as he...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Noah happy for LeBron but wants to 'kick his a--'

Chicago Bulls star center Joakim Noah is happy that LeBron James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers — but he’s already started trash talking. “I’m happy for LeBron James,” Noah told the Chicago Tribune. “He gets to go home. People are happy over there. But I really hope that we can kick his ass as many times as possible.”
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Bulls Free Agent Signings

The Chicago Bulls missed out on their prized target Carmelo Anthony in free agency, but still found ways to improve their roster via free agency.  Here I grade the Chicago Bulls free agent signings:Pau Gasol Grade: A-Pau Gasol was a great addition for the Bulls, but the only reason this is graded an A- is because Pau felt like a back-up plan almost.  It was known that the team...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gasol talks about telling Kobe that he had decided to sign with Chicago

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant have been through a lot playing together for six seasons and having won two championships in that span (I still think there should be an asterisk next to the 2010 championship because of Perk going down).So, naturally it was tough for Gasol to tell Bryant that he was leaving the Lakers for less money to join what could be a potential contender in the Chicago...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls making push to acquire Kevin Love

The Chicago Bulls are making a push to acquire All-Star forward Kevin Love, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst. The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process. …Sources say that the Bulls, though...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls Trying to Trade for Kevin Love

The Bulls just signed Pau Gasol, so it would be a curious move to try to bring love in as well. But, according to ESPN that is the move they are trying to make. Sources say that the Bulls, though, have this re-entered the race and would appear to be the biggest threat to the Cavs, thanks largely to the Golden State Warriors’ resolute unwillingness to add longtime Wolves target...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Introduce Pau Gasol

The Bulls introduced Pau Gasol to the media this past weekend and the former Lakers sounded optimistic about bringing his career averages of 18.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.64 bpg and 0.54 spg to the Windy City. I’ve just signed my contract with the #Bulls. Ready to start this new experience, giving my all for the team and fighting for titles — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 18, 2014...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Building a contender

Last Friday, the Chicago Bulls officially announced the signings of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. In the introductory press conference, Mirotic and Gasol both seemed very optimistic about joining the Bulls. “Money obviously wasn’t the priority here,” Gasol told ESPN Chicago. “I turned down bigger offers, and I prioritized being on a championship-caliber team and being in...
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Pau Gasol really help the Chicago Bulls?

The Chicago Bulls are hoping to return to a championship – contending course next season. Apart from the return from injury of the superstar leader of the team, Derrick Rose, the Bulls have also made a significant addition this summer, in Pau Gasol. The 34 – year old Spaniard big... The post Can Pau Gasol really help the Chicago Bulls? appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No Carmelo, so Bulls get versatile

Pau Gasol didn't pick the Chicago Bulls for the money. He certainly didn't pick the Bulls for the winter weather. Gasol, the Spanish post player with two Finals rings, is a Bull, he says, because they have a very good chance to win the NBA title next season. "Money obviously wasn't the priority here," said Gasol, who was introduced by the Bulls on Friday at...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Pau Gasol Uncomparable To Others, Hall of Famer

Posted to Chicago BullsPhil Jackson has worked with Pau Gasol in the past, they won two NBA championships together in Los Angeles in 2009 & 2010. It was reported that Jackson was targeting Gasol for the New York Knicks, but he obviously chose Chicago instead. Recently, Phil Jackson had some nice things to say about the new Chicago Bulls forward according to a recent report on...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol Prioritized Chance To Win Title In Picking Bulls

Pau Gasol nearly became a member of the Chicago Bulls in the 2001 NBA Drat and also in 2007 when the Memphis Grizzlies were shopping him in trade talks. At the age of 34, Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal. Gasol had more lucrative financial offers from other clubs. "I prioritized being on a championship-caliber team," Gasol said. "If...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Kobe Bryant understood

Pau Gasol officially said goodbye to 6½ years with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday as he was welcomed to the Chicago Bulls during his introductory news conference. But before he could totally turn the page, Gasol reflected on what it was like to bid farewell to one certain former Lakers teammate: Kobe Bryant "It was difficult," Gasol told reporters when asked about...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Bulls hungry to win

Pau Gasol says he prioritized joining a championship contender over money in choosing the Chicago Bulls as a free agent and believes his new team is "hungry" to win. "Money obviously wasn't the priority here," said Gasol, who was introduced by the Bulls on Friday at the United Center. "I turned down bigger offers, and I prioritized being on a championship...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol a needed piece for Bulls success

Now that Pau Gasol has signed with the Chicago Bulls, maybe we can go back to thinking of Gasol as the player he was with the Grizzlies. Pre-Lakers, Gasol was thought of as a dynamic force who could alter a team and lead them to the promise land, but when news broke of free agent veteran Pau Gasol agreeing to sign with the Chicago Bulls the fans had a mixed reaction.... Read more
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Pau Gasol is very interested in medical science

I was courtside for the last time Pau Gasol suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers. It was the evening the Lakers debuted their black “Hollywood Nights” uniforms. What a way for Gasol to go out, a home blow-out loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the laughing stock of the NBA. Actually, the Bucks are so bad they might be a laughingstock in the ACC. And on New Year’s Eve no less. Today...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Pau Gasol Deal Grade

Chicago Bulls: Pau Gasol Deal Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. Contract: 3 seasons, around 22 million dollars Well, the Chicago Bulls have made 1 of the 2 best moves of this free agency (Dallas’ Nowitzki deal being 1st) by signing the go-to offensive big man they have lacked for more than a decade in the Hall of Famer, Pau Gasol. Despite being 34, he...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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