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Bulls Nearly Traded Jabari Parker To Lakers For Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Beasley

Bulls Nearly Traded Jabari Parker To Lakers For Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Beasley

The Los Angeles Lakers had a tentative deal in place with the Chicago Bulls on the weekend of January 25th for Jabari Parker. The Lakers were set to trade Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Michael Beasley in the deal for Parker. But Caldwell-Pope had to approve any trade and had not yet signed off on the deal. The deal remained in limbo until January 28th when Davis requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bulls realized the Lakers would not…

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Bulls Sign JaKarr Sampson To 10-Day Contract

Bulls Sign JaKarr Sampson To 10-Day Contract

The Bulls have signed forward JaKarr Sampson to a 10-day contract as a Call-Up from Chicago’s G League affiliate the Windy City Bulls, pursuant to the NBA’s hardship roster rules. Sampson (6-9, 215) appeared in 24 games this season for Windy City, posting averages of 21.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.17 blocks in 30.2 minutes per game. Full article @ Bulls Sign JaKarr Sampson To 10-Day Contract Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Bulls To Sign Walter Lemon Jr. For Remainder Of Season

Bulls To Sign Walter Lemon Jr. For Remainder Of Season

The Chicago Bulls are signing Walter Lemon Jr. to a contract for the remainder of the season. Lemon played in five games last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Lemon averaged 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 8.0 assists in 33.9 minutes per game in the G League this season. Full article @ Bulls To Sign Walter Lemon Jr. For Remainder Of Season Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Lauri Markkanen Out For Season Following Rapid Heart Rate, Fatigue

Lauri Markkanen Out For Season Following Rapid Heart Rate, Fatigue

Lauri Markkanen has been undergoing a series of tests to determine the cause of an episode of a rapid heart rate and fatigue during the game in Toronto on March 26. At this point all testing has been normal, but as a precaution, the medical team has recommended additional testing over the next 10-14 days. Markkanen will not return for the remainder of the season. “The long-term health of our players is always our organization’s top priority,” said John Paxson,…

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Lauri Markkanen Evaluated For Extreme Fatigue

Lauri Markkanen Evaluated For Extreme Fatigue

Lauri Markkanen experienced extreme fatigue during the first half of Chicago’s game in Toronto. He was seen and evaluated in the training room by the Bulls medical staff and Toronto’s team physician. Although he was stable, it was determined that further testing was warranted, and he would remain in Toronto overnight. As a result, Markkanen was accompanied by team Director of Performance Health Chip Schaefer, where he underwent more testing at a local hospital after the game. He was cleared…

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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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