David Nwaba Out 2-4 Weeks With Severe Ankle Sprain

David Nwaba Out 2-4 Weeks With Severe Ankle Sprain

David Nwaba will be out two to four weeks with a severe sprain of his right ankle. Nwaba is wearing a walking boot after initially being on crutches. “He sprained it pretty good,” Fred Hoiberg said. Full article @ David Nwaba Out 2-4 Weeks With Severe Ankle Sprain Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap Way more Chicago Bulls rumors and news here.

Bulls Preparing To Work Bobby Portis Back Into Rotation

Bulls Preparing To Work Bobby Portis Back Into Rotation

Bobby Portis will come off his eight-game suspension for Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Portis was suspended for punching Nikola Mirotic during practice on Oc. 17th. “[Portis has] been practicing, and that will all be discussed in the next couple days, exactly what we’re going to do in the Toronto game,” Fred Hoiberg said Saturday. “The biggest thing is try to go out there with the guys that we’ve had available and put them in a position where they’re…

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Zach LaVine Signs Four-Year, $35M Deal With Adidas

Zach LaVine Signs Four-Year, $35M Deal With Adidas

Zach LaVine has agreed upon a four-year, $35 million endorsement deal with Adidas. LaVine is recovering from a torn ACL and hasn’t played since his trade to the Chicago Bulls. “I was looking for a partner that would grow with me as my career continues to unfold,” LaVine said to ESPN. “Adidas convinced me that I have a chance to legitimately become a face of the brand.” Adidas currently features James Harden, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis, Joel Embiid…

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Bulls Exercise Options On Dunn, Valentine, Grant, Payne, Portis

Bulls Exercise Options On Dunn, Valentine, Grant, Payne, Portis

The Chicago Bulls have exercised third-year options on guards Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine, and fourth-year options on guards Jerian Grant and Cameron Payne, along with forward Bobby Portis. By exercising their options, all players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2018-19 season. The Bulls acquired Dunn in a Draft-night trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves last offseason in which Dunn, Zach LaVine and the rights to Lauri Markkanen were exchanged for Jimmy Butler and the draft rights…

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Nikola Mirotic Prefers To Remain With Bulls

Nikola Mirotic Prefers To Remain With Bulls

Nikola Mirotic would prefer to remain with the Chicago Bulls, but there’s a growing sense that he would find it difficult to remain teammates with Bobby Portis. Mirotic suffered multiple fractures and a concussion following a practice scuffle with Portis before the start of the season. Mirotic is expected to miss four to six weeks while Portis is on an eight-game suspension. Mirotic can veto any trade following the two-year deal he signed with the Bulls in restricted free agency….

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Bulls Were Enticed By Idea Of Remaining Relevant By Signing Dwyane Wade

Bulls Were Enticed By Idea Of Remaining Relevant By Signing Dwyane Wade

When the Chicago Bulls were trying to decide whether to trade away Jimmy Butler and begin a rebuild during the 2016 offseason, they were enticed with the idea of remaining relevant by signing Dwyane Wade. Sources say the Bulls’ front office was shocked by how Wade suddenly became available as his relationship with the Miami Heat deteriorated. Wade signed a two-year deal with a player option worth nearly $24 million in Year 2. Full article @ Bulls Were…

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Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler Had Several Heated Arguments In 15-16

Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler Had Several Heated Arguments In 15-16

Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler were initially very close friends as Chicago Bulls’ teammates, but it became tumultuous during the 15-16 season. According to multiple sources, Noah and Butler engaged in several heated disagreements throughout that season. “What happened?” Butler says. “I don’t know. All I can say is, obviously he’s been with me since I was a nobody in this league. And I went about things a lot differently. My voice wasn’t heard. And he’s been with me as…

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Bulls' Front Office Was Irked By Lack Of Credit During Thibodeau Era

Bulls' Front Office Was Irked By Lack Of Credit During Thibodeau Era

The relationship between Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls’ front office deteriorated over time. Thibodeau wanted to maintain the ability to run his program his way, while John Paxson and Gar Forman wanted more input, such as how many minutes star players were given. Sources say Paxson and Forman were most irked by not receiving enough credit for how they assembled the roster for Thibodeau. “There was definitely a disconnect between the coaches and management,” Noah said recently. “It was…

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Bobby Portis Publicly Apologizes To Nikola Mirotic

Bobby Portis Publicly Apologizes To Nikola Mirotic

Bobby Portis publicly apologized for punching Nikola Mirotic during a scuffle at practice. “I’m wrong for what I did,” Portis said prior to Saturday night’s game. “I want to publicly apologize to Niko. I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization and, most importantly, my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is.” Portis received an eight-game suspension from the Chicago Bulls. Portis said he has tried to talk to Mirotic but has not heard back from…

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Bulls 'Can't Put A Timeline' On Duration Of Rebuild

Bulls 'Can't Put A Timeline' On Duration Of Rebuild

John Paxson spoke about the state of the Chicago Bulls during a radio interview on Thursday. The Bulls are beginning a rebuild after trading away Jimmy Butler in the offseason. “You can’t put a timeline on it, because there’s so many variables out there,” said Paxson. Paxson was also asked about their decision to sell the draft pick that became Jordan Bell to the Golden State Warriors. Bell already appears to be a quality rotation player with the Warriors. Paxson…

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