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Kings, Wizards Discussed Otto Porter Jr. Trade At Deadline

Kings, Wizards Discussed Otto Porter Jr. Trade At Deadline

The Sacramento Kings discussed a trade with the Washington Wizards centered on Otto Porter Jr. The Kings eventually pivoted to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks for Harrison Barnes, while the Wizards dealt Porter to the Chicago Bulls. Sacramento also had interest in Porter when he was a restricted free agent in 2017. Barnes was acquired by the Kings to help fortify the wings, but he’s spent most of the past two seasons as a power forward. Full…

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Bulls Shut Down Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison For Season, May Shut Down Otto Porter

Bulls Shut Down Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison For Season, May Shut Down Otto Porter

The Chicago Bulls have shut down rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the season after injuries to both players. John Paxson added that the Bulls may do the same with Otto Porter Jr., who missed his third game following a strained rotator cuff. Zach LaVine has also missed his last two games with tendinitis in his right knee. “We’re gonna monitor them. Otto has so many things going on that we won’t push him. We may run out…

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Bulls Shut Down Wendell Carter, Chandler Hutchison; Otto Porter Could Be Next

Bulls Shut Down Wendell Carter, Chandler Hutchison; Otto Porter Could Be Next

The Chicago Bulls have shut down rookies Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison for the season after injuries to both players. Carter played in just 44 games this season. John Paxson added that the Bulls may do the same with Otto Porter Jr., who missed his third game following a strained rotator cuff. Zach LaVine has also missed his last two games with tendinitis in his right knee. “We’re gonna monitor them. Otto has so many things going on that…

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Kevin McHale, Jim Paxson Emerge As Early Candidates For Suns' GM Job

Kevin McHale, Jim Paxson Emerge As Early Candidates For Suns' GM Job

The Phoenix Suns have expressed interest in Kevin McHale and Jim Paxson for their general manager vacancy. McHale currently works for TNT and was the longtime general manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves. McHale last worked for a team as head coach of the Houston Rockets. Paxson was general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers when they drafted LeBron James. Paxson is currently a consultant with the Chicago Bulls. The Suns fired Ryan McDonough as general manager before the start of the…

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Zach LaVine Offers To Pay Jim Boylen's Fine

Zach LaVine Offers To Pay Jim Boylen's Fine

The Chicago Bulls will let Zach LaVine pay Jim Boylen’s fine for getting ejected from a game, pending league rules. NBA rules stipulate that the person receiving the fine must pay it. Boylen is expected to be fined $7,000 – $5000 for two technical fouls and $2000 for the ejection. Boylen was ejected after arguing with Doc Rivers about how the Clippers were setting screens during the game. “What Jim did, I personally respect that a lot. He really cares…

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Doc Rivers, Jim Boylen Ejected After Midcourt Confrontation

Doc Rivers, Jim Boylen Ejected After Midcourt Confrontation

Doc Rivers and Jim Boylen were ejected after an argument during the 3rd quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers 128-121 win over the Chicago Bulls. The confrontation took place following an offensive foul call on Montrezl Harrell. Rivers and Boylen were each issued a pair of technical fouls, leading to their ejection. Full article @ Doc Rivers, Jim Boylen Ejected After Midcourt Confrontation Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Bulls Will Retain John Paxson, Gar Forman For 19-20 Season

Bulls Will Retain John Paxson, Gar Forman For 19-20 Season

The Chicago Bulls will retain John Paxson and Gar Forman in their front office roles next season. “Absolutely,” said Michael Reinsdorf when asked the question about Paxson and Forman. “We believe they’ve done a great job. I know that in this market, with some of our fans and some in the media, they look at it differently. That perplexes me. Let’s talk about them individually because that’s another thing I don’t understand – why they’re referred to as “GarPax” when…

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Robin Lopez, Bulls To Open Buyout Talks

Robin Lopez, Bulls To Open Buyout Talks

The Chicago Bulls and Robin Lopez are expected to soon discuss a contract buyout. Lopez is on an expiring contract. Lopez has been linked to the Golden State Warriors if he’s bought out. Full article @ Robin Lopez, Bulls To Open Buyout Talks Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Bulls Acquire Otto Porter From Wizards For Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker

Bulls Acquire Otto Porter From Wizards For Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker

The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a 2023 second round pick. Washington previously was reluctant to discuss a trade of Porter. The Wizards will have a team option on Parker for 19-20. Full article @ Bulls Acquire Otto Porter From Wizards For Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Lakers Discuss Moving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope For Jabari Parker

Lakers Discuss Moving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope For Jabari Parker

The Los Angeles Lakers have discussed a deal involving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope moving to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker, according to Brian Windhorst. “Caldwell-Pope is available and has been floated out there for some spots. One place that they have talked to, now I’m not saying this deal is going to get done, but one place they have talked to is Chicago for Jabari Parker. … The Bulls really like Caldwell-Pope,” said Windhorst on his “Brian Windhorst & The Hoop…

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