Bulls Rumors: Chicago discussing Jimmy Butler extension?

The Chicago Bulls have had an interesting offseason, highlighted by the additions of veteran forward Pau Gasol and young gunner Doug McDermott. With Derrick Rose back in the mix once again, Chicago should be in position to contend in the Eastern Conference.However, there are other matters to which the team must focus some attention prior to the beginning of the season. One of the...
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2014-15 Season Preview: New York Knicks vs. Central Division

We’re officially 33 days away from New York Knicks basketball! This season, the Knicks get things started with consecutive games against the best teams in the Eastern Conference, who both happen to be play in the in the Central. Even with the absence of Paul George, you can make the argument that the this is the best division in the league, and as the Knicks proved last year, even...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol is recording a Christmas song for UNICEF

Pau Gasol is awesome and you can’t tell me any different. Not only is he probably the nicest human being to ever live on this world but he is also multifaceted. He is an excellent basketball player, author, and could’ve been a surgeon if he wanted to. And we all know that he could sing, too. Check this latest tweet out from Pau himself: Singing this Christmas' song for ...
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Chicago Bulls: Free Agent Grades For Muhammad And Moore

Chicago Bulls: Free Agent Grades For Muhammad And Moore By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Chicago Bulls have signed Nazr Muhammad and E’Twaun Moore to contracts and here are grades for each of these players. Nazr Muhammad Contract: 1 season, minimum (non guaranteed) – The Bulls have re-signed the man who has played as their 2nd center for 2 seasons, Nazr Muhammad...
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Nazr Mohammed Really High On Pau & Nikola

Chicago – Nazr Mohammed recently re-signed with the Chicago Bulls and is coming back for his 17th season. It seems like yesterday Nazr was running the floor with the Kentucky Wildcats. That was 1998, this is 2014 and Nazr couldn’t be happier about his new frontcourt teammates. Nazr’s thoughts on two-time NBA Champion, Pau Gasol joining the Bulls per “With Pau, the...
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Why Pau Gasol Should Come Off The Bench

When the Chicago Bulls lost out on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes that they never really had a shot at winning, most Bulls fans were pretty happy with the consolation prize of Pau Gasol. The plan is to have Gasol start alongside reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Joakim Noah, to create one of the best passing frontcourts in the NBA. Sure, Noah and Gasol will be the best passing...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Insider: Trading Away Taj Gibson Could Be The Difference Maker

The Chicago Bulls find themselves in a unique situation, they have two valuable starting power forwards on their team and there’s a ‘sense’ one of them isn’t happy. To be clear, there is no official report stating Taj Gibson is unhappy (like from his mouth), but you’d have to imagine that the acquisition of Pau Gasol pissed him off a little bit. After the amnesty of Carlos...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

At a glance: Recapping the Magic's free agency additions

No, they didn't add anybody on the level of Pau Gasol or Lance Stephenson, never mind LeBron James, via free agency over the summer. But compared to a year ago, when the only two veterans they signed wound up playing a total of 65 games and getting cut in July, the Orlando Magic could qualify as wheelers if not full-fledged dealers. General manager Rob Hennigan took a major risk...
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Chicago Bulls Having Championship Visions at FIBA

With the FIBA gold medal game around the corner, the Chicago Bulls franchise can’t help but see their own golden prospects taking shape in the NBA. Derrick Rose Conditioning and Defense Already At Peak Naturally the entire focus of the FIBA World Cup, at least from the point of view of the Bulls and their fans is the status of point guard Derrick Rose.  After two injury-marred...
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What Does Spain’s FIBA World Cup Loss Mean For The United States?

One of the worst kept secrets about the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup has finally been exposed. Despite serving as a competition for over a dozen national teams, this was always a tale of two countries. Without knowing what teams would have to beat each other to advance, the championship game was always supposed to […] The post What Does Spain’s FIBA World Cup Loss Mean For...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol ponders future with Spanish national team

Could Pau Gasol’s glory days with the Spanish nation team be in it’s final stages? The seven-footer seems to question his future with the team after their recent 65-52 loss to France basketball World Cup on Wednesday. Gasol isn’t getting any younger, and the time to bring in some new blood seems like it could be a real option, or at least that is the way Pau makes it sound...
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FIBA World Cup Run Comes to an End for Pau Gasol and Spain

Wednesday was not a good day in Spain. Playing without many of their best players, France defied all odds by besting the host country in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup. Outscoring Spain 23-9 in the fourth quarter, France went on to win by a final score of 65-52 and will advance to the semi-finals for the first time since 1954. Check out the reaction from France's shocking...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain Stunned By France 65-52 At FIBA World Cup

Bulls Pau Gasol (17 points) led all scorers but it wasn't enough as host Spain lost 65-52 to France in huge upset at the FIBA World Cup in a quarterfinal game. Spurs Boris Diaw (15 points) led France, but it was the defense of Jazz sophomore center Rudy Gobert that won the day.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah- Versatile Big Men Duo

The Chicago Bulls signed Pau Gasol, on a three year contract in the NBA off-season. There decision could not have been better as Pau is beginning to shine in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Pau has been the leader of Spain and is averaging 20.5 PPG on 64.4 FG%, 5.5 RPG and 2.2 BPG in only 26 MPG. Pau is playing with a fire that’s been missing in him since his last few seasons...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Are You Watching FIBA 2014? It’s Looking More and More Like Chicago Struck Gold

As of today, the round of 16 is officially underway in Spain. Led by Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, early favorites to win the tournament, USA easily dispatched Mexico 86-63, en route to another win in Barcelona, Spain. Here’s the thing though, after seeing Spain sweep through the group stage behind the stellar play of Pau Gasol while winning...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol finishes Ricky Rubio alleyoop against Senegal in FIBA World Cup 2014

Could this be a good sign? Pau Gasol has been running all around the place during the FIBA World Cup and he’s doing it again against Senegal. In this play, he finishes an alleyoop pass from that adorable Wolves guard Ricky Rubio: If he plays like this for the Chicago Bulls, that team could be pretty dangerous. And the Lakers fans would probably yell something like, “Why didn’t...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Spain routs Serbia 89-73 to go 5-0 at World Cup

GRANADA, Spain (AP) Pau Gasol scored 20 points as Spain routed Serbia 89-73 to finish the group phase of the Basketball World Cup undefeated on Thursday and remain the United States' biggest challenger. The new Chicago Bull helped to ensure the game was effectively over by halftime with 14 first-half points to power the hosts to an insurmountable 19-point lead. Spain drew the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions For The Frontcourt In 2014-15

The Los Angeles Lakers have boasted skilled frontcourt players in their history, and even with their set of big men over the past decade or so. From Shaquille O’Neal to Pau Gasol, and to a somewhat lesser extent Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom, it has been a good while since the team has had to […] Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions For The Frontcourt In 2014-15 - Hoops Habit - Hoops...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Get Good News Pau Gasol Bad News Derrick Rose

The preliminary round of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain is three-fifths done and the Chicago Bulls have received some good news and some bad news about their best players heading into the upcoming NBA season. Pau Gasol has been great and leads the tournament in scoring, but Derrick Rose has struggled mightily on offense.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What Derrick Rose, Gasol, and Other New Additions Mean to the Bulls

We know that the Chicago Bulls are in a very good position heading into next season. Last season the Chicago Bulls were a fourth seed* (*in the East) and got beat by an overall better team in Washington in the first round. This year the Bulls are not looking at just getting a fourth seed, they are looking at NBA Title aspirations. While their pitch to Carmelo Anthony was strong and...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol Leads Spain Past Brazil With a Huge Game

While much of the focus pertaining to the Bulls in the FIBA World Cup has been on Derrick Rose. His new teammate Pau Gasol has been quietly tearing it up for Spain and he did it again versus Brazil racking up 26 points, 9 rebounds and three blocked shots in 29 minutes against NBA veterans like Splitter, Nene and Varejao. Even more importantly, Gasol looks like he has fire in his...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol Providing Valuable Tape

Some were skeptical that it was a good idea for Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol to attend the FIBA World Cup.  Don’t count the Chicago Bulls among them. Tom Thibodeau and coaching staff getting extended look at future pairing One of the reasons Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau joined the U.S. basketball team as an assistant coach, aside from helping them win a golden medal, was to get...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

FIBA World Cup Studs From Day 3 Pau Gasol And Gorgui Dieng

It was a short schedule of games at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain on the Labor Day holiday Monday, however, Bulls Pau Gasol and Timberwolves Gorgui Dieng put up some huge numbers in big wins for Spain and Senegal.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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