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Chicago Bulls Draft Recap

The Chicago Bulls made headlines on Thursday night at the NBA draft. They ended up trading a top-15 player in the league in small forward Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick in the draft to the Minnesota Timberwolves for shooting guard Zach Lavine, point guard Kris Dunn, and the No. 7 pick in the draft. Was it time to rebuild? In essence, the Bulls could have kept the core rotation...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Lauri Markkanen was the right pick for the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls aquired the seventh pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves (via trade) in the 2017 NBA Draft. With that pick, the Bulls selected Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen. Here’s why Markkanen was the right choice for them. Lauri Markkanen was the right choice for the Chicago Bulls in the 2017 NBA Draft for a few reasons. […] Why Lauri Markkanen was the right pick for the Bulls...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
10 hours ago

Dwyane Wade got kick out of Hornets GM's embarrassing flub

Charlotte Hornets general manager Rich Cho had the Freudian slip of a lifetime on Friday when he introduced one of his team’s two draft picks as “Dwyane Wade,” and Wade got quite the charge out of it.While introducing former Florida state star Dwayne Bacon to the media, Cho accidentally dropped Wade’s name. Everyone immediately burst out laughing, and Wade had the same reaction...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Bulls’ worst moves from the past year

By now, the entire basketball world is well aware of the Chicago Bulls trading Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was the biggest move of draft night and immediately impacts the respective directions of each franchise. Though it is completely possible to justify the Bulls getting rid of Jimmy, it’s borderline impossible to rationalize the execution of the trade made...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls fans start a GoFundMe for a Fire GarPax billboard

While some Chicago Bulls fans understood the team trading away star Jimmy Butler during the 2017 NBA Draft, there are some that are not happy with the move. One of those fans is Redditor bshendy who took the initiative to start a GoFundMe account calling for the firing of General Manager Gar Forman and VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson. The #FireGarPax campaign includes...
Via ChiCitySports.com
21 hours ago

Hornets GM mistakenly introduces Dwayne Bacon as Dwyane Wade

Charlotte Hornets GM Rich Cho definitely knows how to say “no pressure.”At Friday’s introductory press conference for new draftees Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon, Cho mistakenly referred to Bacon as “Dwyane Wade.” It probably doesn’t help that Bacon is a shooting guard like Wade and that he played his college ball at Florida State, just a few hundred miles north of where...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It sure sounds like Jimmy Butler regrets being labeled as the face of the Bulls franchise

Jimmy Butler didn't come close to following in his trainer's footsteps, but Mr. G. Buckets Unplugged still proved enlightening. Following a wild Thursday, Butler
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Chicago Bulls: Embracing the admittedly necessary youth movement

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

The rebuild may have commenced, but the Chicago Bulls are not in good hands

Make no mistake, the Chicago Bulls did what needed to be done. The problem is, even with their new direction, the conductors of this all are still in place and that’s bad. On Thursday during the draft, the Chicago Bulls finally decided to pull the trigger on fan favorite superstar Jimmy Butler in trading him […] The rebuild may have commenced, but the Chicago Bulls are not in...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
1 day ago

Chicago Bulls: Bad choices are business as usual for the front office

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: The Centennial Hoopla: Dwyane Wade's Message

Chicago Bulls guard and former Marquette star (2001-03) Dwayne Wade shared a special message with fans at The Centennial Hoopla at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on June 23, 2017.

Report: Jimmy Butler’s attitude toward Fred Hoiberg made players ‘uncomfortable’

There has been a lot of talk about the Chicago Bulls not getting enough in return from the Minnesota Timberwolves with the Jimmy Butler trade, but that may have something to do with teams knowing Butler’s relationship with his coach had soured.In a lengthy feature about how the Butler trade came together, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported that it was essentially a known fact that the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Wolves acquire Jimmy Butler from Bulls in lopsided trade

Despite having one of the best young cores in the NBA, you knew from the moment Tom Thibodeau was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves that he would be on a more accelerated timeline than most franchises would follow. After attempting to trade for Jimmy Butler last June, the Wolves were successful the second time around with a similar trade offer.Butler is coming off a career season...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 'Shocked' Jimmy Butler was in bed when trade went down

Jimmy Butler went from being content to remain in Chicago to being shipped off to Minnesota in a draft-night trade in the blink of an eye.Though his name had been bandied about in trade talks leading up to the draft, Butler nevertheless was reportedly very surprised when something materialized.In fact, per Sam Amico, he was in bed relaxing when he found out about the news. That Butler...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade looks ready to stick with Bulls despite option

It doesn’t sound like NBA free agency will feature Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade this year. Wade has a player option and could hit the open market, yet a cool $24 million might convince him to do otherwise. Here’s ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne on the matter: Wade has until June 27 to inform the Bulls of his decision. After the season, sources said, Wade told the Bulls he had no...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls returned to the playoffs in 2017 after a one-year absence in 2016 that broke a seven-year streak. Chicago snuck in with a 41-41 record by virtue of owning the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Miami Heat. The Bulls then proceeded to take a 2-0 series lead over the top seeded Boston Celtics, before dropping four straight following an injury to Rajon Rondo. That the...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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