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Chicago Bulls: A look at Denzel Valentine

The Chicago Bulls drafted Denzel Valentine, from Michigan State, with the 14th pick in the 2016 NBA draft. A day after the departure of Derrick Rose, the Bulls decided to not draft a point guard, and go with a forward instead. Valentine played four years at Michigan State. During his 144 games there, Valentine played mostly forward. He started 117 of those games, and many analysts...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why the 2016 free agency period could be a quiet one for Bulls

The rumors will be flying beginning July 1. But despite the Bulls' cap room, this free agency period could be a quiet one for Gar Forman and Co.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Spurs reportedly interested in Pau Gasol

Usually relatively inactive on the free-agent market, the San Antonio Spurs are coming off an offseason that saw them add All-Star big man LaMarcus Aldridge to the mix. Attempting to potentially change their MO midstream after a disappointing playoff exit in the conference semifinals, it now appears that the Spurs are looking to be active once again this summer. We already know...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Free Agent rankings: Point guards thin, more former Bulls than future Bulls

Wanted to give a quick shout to SBNation's Tom Ziller and his ranking of 117 free agents. Free agency starts July 1st, but unlike Gar Forman we can try and conceive of a plan in advance.  I mean, holy crap what is this: "We'll talk to our own free agents to get a feel," Forman said. "With the uncertainty, the spike in the cap it's going to be a fluid period. We like the group...
Via Blog a Bull
17 hours ago

The Bulls’ Top Five Attainable Free Agents

Here’s a list of five obtainable free agents for the Chicago Bulls to target this week in free agency. Let me say off the bat that I don’t care entirely about fit. The way I see things with this current Chicago Bulls roster, the Bulls have four good players under contract next season that are absolutely […] The Bulls’ Top Five Attainable Free Agents - Pippen Ain't Easy ...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
17 hours ago

Bulls Free Agency Primer: Shooting Guards

NBA free agency opens at the stroke of midnight on July 1, which players will the Chicago Bulls be pursuing and who is a good fit? This year, the free agent class features some marquee names and adds the complexity of a rocketing salary cap, which now reaches $94 million. We are going to look […] Bulls Free Agency Primer: Shooting Guards - Pippen Ain't Easy - Pippen Ain't Easy...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
18 hours ago

Moving Taj Gibson: Bulls-Kings Reworked Trade Idea

The Chicago Bulls are in talks with other teams and exploring opportunities for moving Taj Gibson, a veteran defensive cog under Tom Thibodeau’s old guard. His expiring contract becomes a valuable trade option for the Bulls to add more cap space for signing a veteran free agent. Taj Gibson is no longer a good fit for […] Moving Taj Gibson: Bulls-Kings Reworked Trade Idea - Pippen...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
19 hours ago

Denzel Washington reveals he’s a fan of Denzel Valentine

Leave it to TMZ to figure out if Denzel Washington is a big fan of former Michigan State big man and Chicago Bulls first-round pick Denzel Valentine. This past weekend, a reporter from TMZ tracked down Washington and asked the actor about his opinion of the man Washington shares a first name with. The actor revealed that he is a fan of Valentine and mentioned that the two Denzels...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls' Hoiberg insists he can work with All-Star Butler

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insists he can still work with Jimmy Butler. Hoiberg was adamant they can coexist even though the two-time All-Star guard called him out last season and did not embrace his offense. Hoiberg said ''absolutely, I can'' when asked if he can coach Butler. He spoke Monday during a news conference to introduce first-round draft pick Denzel...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bulls coach praises wrong Lopez brother after trade

The Chicago Bulls recently traded a former NBA MVP for New York Knicks center Robin Lopez. Some would argue that the Bulls won the deal given Rose’s recent play and injury history. Lopez is probably just hoping his new coach learns his name. While meeting with the media on Monday, Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg praised Brook Lopez, Robin’s twin brother. Brook, of course, plays...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

The New York Knicks appear intent on reconstructing the prime Chicago Bulls of the past several years. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks’ primary target in free agency as they search for a center. Berman characterizes the Knicks as “desperate” for a starting center to complete a lineup that includes Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Valentine: Versatility is my biggest strength

Bulls draft pick Denzel Valentine said his ability to play different positions and shoot from the perimeter are his biggest strengths.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Were there any real legs to Jimmy Butler rumors?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses the rumors during Thursday's draft that the Bulls were considering trading Jimmy Butler.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Gar Forman joins SNC to recap Bulls' draft

Bulls GM Gar Forman joins SportsNet Central to recap the Bulls' 2016 draft after selecting Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol now wants to play for Spain in Rio Olympics despite Zika concerns

MADRID -- Chicago Bulls star Pau Gasol says he wants to play in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics despite concerns over the Zika virus.The 35-year-old center announced in an article for Spanish newspaper Marca on Saturday that he's available for the Spanish national team in what will be his fourth Olympics.Gasol said last month he was considering not playing in Rio because there was too...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls GM Gar Forman: ‘We did not shop Jimmy Butler’

One of the bigger story lines during Thursday night’s 2016 NBA Draft surrounded whether or not the Chicago Bulls were going to deal superstar Jimmy Butler, only days after trading Derrick Rose, effectively indicating the team planned to start from scratch and embark on a massive rebuilding effort. Reports indicated that the Bulls were negotiating with the Minnesota Timberwolves...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks delete tweets trolling Bulls over Derrick Rose trade

The weisenheimers operating the New York Knicks official Twitter account perhaps were having too much fun gleefully celebrating the acquisition of Derrick Rose. So much so, in fact, that cooler heads prevailed — presumably at the discretion of folks higher up on the Knicks food chain — as two tweets trolling the Bulls were later deleted. One of the tweets, a minute-plus long...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls had a busy week dealing with a trade involving hometown superstar Derrick Rose along with drafting two players in Denzel Valentine and Paul Zipser. The plan is to get younger and more athletic, something the Bulls did and did not do with the trading of Rose. They sent Rose and a 2017 second round draft pick while receiving Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant...

NY tabloids all made same Rose headline pun

Ever come up with a great joke, get ready to share it and then realize 100 people have already made it? That’s probably how headline writers from the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday felt Thursday morning. Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday, and one pun sprung to mind for headline writers at all three tabloids. It's clever... Until you all do...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

President Barack Obama has ‘discussed’ owning NBA team

As his tenure as the 43rd President of the United States of America nears its end, Barack Obama is setting his eyes on another big challenge. Speaking Wednesday to the press, White House press secretary Josh Earnest revealed Obama wouldn’t mind becoming an NBA owner, via ESPN News Services. “Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Chicago Snag the Steal of the Draft with the Last Lottery Pick?

What should the Chicago Bulls do with the first lottery pick they’ve held since drafting the man they just traded to New York City? They should start by finding a time machine and figuring out who’s the best player available at No. 14 overall. Time after time, the Chicago Bulls have helped catapult themselves into championship contention by nailing the night that matters most...
Via The Lottery Mafia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why did the Chicago Bulls trade Derrick Rose?

The Chicago Bulls traded Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second–round pick to the New York Knicks for Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant on Wednesday afternoon. The Bulls, who just last season, took the Cavaliers to six games in the second round of the playoffs, have now traded away their home town hero. The Rose trade is supposedly the first of many moves to come...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls agree to trade Derrick Rose to Knicks

With Thursday’s draft approaching, many teams have been active on the trade market. The biggest trade thus far occurred this afternoon, as the Chicago Bulls traded point guard Derrick Rose, Justin Holliday, and a second round pick in next season’s draft to the New York Knicks for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant, and Jose Calderon. The Bulls are sending Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman say ’96 Bulls are still greatest NBA team of all-time

Following the Golden State Warriors’ loss in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, members of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are coming out and letting people know that they are the greatest NBA team of all time. While appearing on Mike and Mike on Monday, Scottie Pippen was asked point-blank who the greatest NBA team of all-time was. He quickly said the ’96 Bulls. According to Pippen...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler talks relationship with Derrick Rose

Tension within the Chicago Bulls between Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose hurt the team last year and was a part of the team outright missing the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference. The Bulls now look on the verge of an implosion, with Pau Gasol publicly angry over how the season went and perhaps ready to leave. Rumblings of deals surrounding either Rose or Butler continue to...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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