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Bulls Discussing Jabari Parker Trade

Bulls Discussing Jabari Parker Trade

The Chicago Bulls have engaged in trade talks with several teams on Jabari Parker. Parker is no longer in the Bulls’ rotation. Parker signed a two-year, $40 million contract with the Bulls in the offseason with the second season being a team option. “It is a surprise because I did everything I could in the time I was given,” Parker said of his demotion. “But it is what it is. You can’t pout. You’ve just got to keep moving. “I’m…

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Jabari Parker Out Of Bulls Rotation

Jabari Parker Out Of Bulls Rotation

Jabari Parker will no longer have a regular role in the Chicago Bulls rotation. He played just four minutes in the Bulls’ 97-91 loss to the Orlando Magic, all in the first half. The 23-year-old Parker signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls last offseason. He is currently averaging 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. There have been no conversations thus far between Parker’s representatives and Bulls officials about a potential buyout. Full…

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Bulls Considering Leadership Committee To Work With Jim Boylen

Bulls Considering Leadership Committee To Work With Jim Boylen

Zach LaVine spoke with Jim Boylen one-on-one to try to clear the air. LaVine said he wouldn’t characterize the interaction as an apology, but rather he had to “elaborate on thoughts.” “You just want to be real with people,” LaVine told ESPN. “There shouldn’t be any clouds. I think of myself as one of the leaders on the team. I just wanted to voice my opinion to them.” He continued: “This is a business, this isn’t a dictatorship. We are…

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Bulls Contacted NBPA About Issues With Jim Boylen

Bulls Contacted NBPA About Issues With Jim Boylen

Players from the Chicago Bulls contacted the National Basketball Players Association about what they considered to be extreme tactics by Jim Boylen. Boylen was elevated to head coach last week, but he’s already had turmoil with his players. Following a 56-point loss on the second night of a back-to-back, Boylen called for a Sunday practice. Boylen held three two-and-a-half-hour practices in his first week that included extra wind sprints and players doing military-style pushups. One of the veterans on the…

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Bulls Players Hold Two-Hour Players-Only Meeting

Bulls Players Hold Two-Hour Players-Only Meeting

Chicago Bulls players held a players-only meeting in response Jim Boylen’s “shock-and-awe” coaching approach that culminated with a historic 56-point loss against the Boston Celtics. Boylen benched his starters on two separate occasions in the loss. Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday arranged the two-hour meeting in lieu of a Sunday practice scheduled by Boylen. The players and coaching staff met again following the players-only meeting. Wendall Carter Jr. said that the players needed to talk to the coaches “as men”…

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Bulls Set New Franchise Record With 56-Point Loss to Celtics

Bulls Set New Franchise Record With 56-Point Loss to Celtics

The Boston Celtics 133-77 win over the Chicago Bulls set franchise records for both teams. The 56-point win was the largest margin of victory in Celtics history, as well as the heaviest loss in Bulls franchise history. Jim Boylen, in his third game as Bulls coach, pulled his starting five of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Justin Holiday, and Ryan Arcidiacono on two separate occasions. First with 7:15 left in the opening quarter, then again with 9:02 in…

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Randy Brown Steps Down As Assistant Coach Of Bulls

Randy Brown Steps Down As Assistant Coach Of Bulls

Randy Brown has stepped down as assistant coach of the Chicago Bulls. Jim Boylen had asked Brown to take a lesser role on the staff. “I’m disappointed Randy won’t be with us,” Boylen said. “He’s going to move on and we’re going to move on. We’ve got games to play and we’ve got players to develop. We’ve got a franchise to uphold. … The train is moving out, so we gotta get going.” Brown has been in basketball operations with…

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Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg, Promote Jim Boylen To Head Coach

Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg, Promote Jim Boylen To Head Coach

The Chicago Bulls have fired Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg was named Chicago’s head coach on June 2, 2015 after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. During his time with the Bulls, he coached the team to a record of 115-155 (.426). Jim Boylen has been promoted to head coach. “Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time,” said John Paxson. “After a thorough…

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Fred Hoiberg Entering Stretch Where He Will Coach For Job

Fred Hoiberg Entering Stretch Where He Will Coach For Job

Fred Hoiberg is in the fourth season of a five-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Bulls that is fully guaranteed. The next month is critical for Hoiberg’s future with the Bulls. While wins and losses will carry weight for Hoiberg, there needs to be some serious improvement in the development of Chicago’s young players. With the roster healthy, a better assessment of Hoiberg will be possible. While Gar Forman, John Paxson and Michael Reinsdorf will have input on the…

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Denzel Valentine Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery

Denzel Valentine Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery

Denzel Valentine underwent a left ankle stabilization procedure by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay on Tuesday. Valentine will be out for the 2018-19 season and is anticipated to return to full basketball activities in approximately six months. Full article @ Denzel Valentine Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap