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Jun 22

Be afraid, Bulls fans, because this might be the GarPaxalypse

Lucky thing there’s no salary cap for NBA draft snark.

Bulls fans fear draft night the way Bears fans fear the secondary, and here’s why:

The last time Bulls management wonks acted big on draft night, they traded up for Doug McDermott. That cost them five players, several of whom can play in the…

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Jun 22

Age and experience are hindrances in the modern NBA draft

Danielle Cantor has a pep-talk mentally filed away for all the NBA hopefuls she leads to pre-draft interviews. But as they arrived in blustery Chicago for last year’s NBA combine, Cantor, a partner at David Falk’s agency FAME, realized something ab…

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Jun 22

Bulls remain in holding pattern on Jimmy Butler as NBA draft looms

A year ago, the Bulls were debating internally whether to move Jimmy Butler as they exchanged proposals with the Celtics. Now, the energy is focused merely on gauging the merit of the offers coming in for the three-time All-Star. That’s not to say …

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Jun 21

The NBA offseason is already more compelling than the 2016-17 season

This NBA offseason is already more compelling than the 2016-17 campaign, and the one-and-done draft parade hasn’t even begun. Teams are scrambling to catch up to Golden State. Teams are jockeying for position in case LeBron James reprises his Cleve…

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Jun 21

Barring a trade, here are the most likely options for the Bulls at No. 16

History hasn’t been very kind to either the Bulls or the league when drafting 16th. Barring a trade, that’s the first-round pick the Bulls own in Thursday’s NBA draft. They also own the 38th pick in the second round, 10 slots higher than where they…

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Jun 21

Not long ago Dwight Howard was a face of the NBA. Now he’s a salary dump.

It wasn’t long ago that Dwight Howard was the marquee free agent on the NBA’s open market, shaking the foundations of the league by bolting from the Los Angeles Lakers to join the Houston Rockets. Just four years later, Howard found himself being t…

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Jun 21

Cavaliers in chaos after GM leaves on eve of pivotal summer

Nothing ever seems good enough for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Not a championship. Not three straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Not a rapt fan base. Not being forgiven by LeBron James. He’s demanding. A fearless, risk-taking, casino-owning ga…

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Jun 21

As Dwyane Wade opts in, Jimmy Butler’s future in Chicago remains up in air

On a Tuesday in which Jimmy Butler’s future in Chicago remained uncertain, Dwyane Wade’s became clear. Wade, as expected, informed team officials he will exercise his $23.8 million player option to return to the Bulls next season, sources said. Wad…

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Jun 21

Bulls should trade Jimmy Butler – but do they have it in them?

If you consider the Bulls trading Jimmy Butler a matter of now or never, remember that “never” remains a No. 1 seed with home-court advantage. Never still is the safest bet at the Advocate Center. Never shares a corner office next to Bulls executiv…

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Jun 20

Dwyane Wade informs Bulls he’s picking up option

When the Bulls and Dwyane Wade met on June 10 for his standard season-ending exit meeting, they didn’t formally ask him whether he’s exercising his $23.8 million player option to return next season out of respect for the process. But the two sides …

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Jun 20

Dennis Rodman target of human rights group’s effort to kick him out of Hall of Fame

Dennis Rodman’s coziness with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has rankled at least one human rights group, which has launched a campaign to get him removed from pro basketball’s Hall of Fame in the wake of Otto Warmbier’s death.

Washington-based non-profit Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation …

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Jun 20

If Bulls opt for wing in draft, they might have to move up to get their guy

Justin Jackson could serve as central casting for the Bulls’ typical draft profile — three years of college, blue-chip program, coached by established name, winner.

But if the Bulls stay at No.16 in the NBA draft Thursday, this year doesn’t have the feel of being typical.

This is no knock on Jackson,…

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Jun 20

Bulls should trade Jimmy Butler — but do they have it in them?

If you consider the Bulls trading Jimmy Butler a matter of now or never, remember that Never remains a No. 1 seed with home-court advantage. Never still is the safest bet at the Advocate Center. Never shares a corner office next to Bulls executives…

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Jun 20

Secret’s out: Paul George plans to leave Indiana, and where he lands could reshape the NBA

Sunday afternoon, the worst-kept secret in the NBA was broadcast to the masses: Indiana Pacers star Paul George, one of the league’s best two-way players, plans to play out the final year of his contract and enter free agency next summer — with the intent of heading back to his native southern…

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Jun 20

Markelle Fultz, about to become the NBA’s newest star, is really old school, and an old soul

One morning in Seattle, then-Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was touring a group of recruits around campus. He brought them to Markelle Fultz’s apartment and heard the smooth sound of Sam Cooke’s voice, singing a song released 34 years before Fultz was even born.

I was born by the…

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Jun 20

Even without Celtics, Jimmy Butler trade rumors aren’t going away

Like sharks smelling blood, teams are circling the Bulls, ready to feast on the leaguewide perception that Jimmy Butler is available for the right price. In that sense, nothing has changed for the Bulls. But in another, much has from last June, whe…

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Jun 20

Jimmy Butler trade rumors aren’t going away

Like sharks smelling blood, teams are circling the Bulls, ready to feast on the leaguewide perception that Jimmy Butler is available for the right price. In that sense, nothing has changed for the Bulls. But in another, much has from last June, whe…

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Jun 20

Hall of Famer Jerry West officially joins Clippers as consultant

Hall of Famer Jerry West, fresh off helping the Golden State Warriors win another NBA championship, is now officially a consultant with the Los Angeles Clippers. West was formally introduced at a news conference Monday with Doc Rivers, the Clippers…

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Jun 20

Cavaliers, GM David Griffin to part ways after 3 straight trips to the NBA Finals

David Griffin’s run with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over after one championship and three straight trips to the NBA Finals. The general manager and team mutually parted ways on Monday when owner Dan Gilbert said Griffin’s contract will not be exten…

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Jun 19

Dwyane Wade gets ‘very competitive’ with buddy LeBron James, but no smack talk

Dwyane Wade most looks forward to the games he plays against LeBron James, the Bulls star told daytime hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on Monday. “You don’t want the other person to win because they got a little bit of bragging rights on you,” W…

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