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E'Twaun Moore Signs Two-Year Deal With Bulls

Free agent guard E’Twaun Moore has signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, a league source told RealGM.

The first season of Moore’s new contract will be 50 percent guaranteed, with a date in next July to determine his guarantee for the 2015-16 season, a source said.

After spending two consecutive seasons with the Orlando Magic, Moore became an unrestricted free agent and had been mulling offers for his next team. The Bulls fit Moore in his ability to score and shoot, and he’s comfortable near his hometown.

Moore, 25, averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season. The 6-foot-4 two-guard is a career 35 percent three-point shooter.

Moore was selected by the Boston Celtics in the second round of the 2011 NBA draft. He spent one season with the Celtics before signing with the Magic as a free agent in 2012.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Ryan Hollins Receiving Interest From Heat, Spurs, Bulls, Kings

Ryan Hollins met with the Miami Heat on Friday, according to sources.

The Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls are also interested in Hollins.

Hollins spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Have Contacted Ray Allen

The Chicago Bulls are believed to be among almost a dozen NBA teams to have contacted Ray Allen and his representatives.

The Bulls are likely the only significant contender pursuing Allen who do not have a true starting shooting guard.

Jimmy Butler is slated to start at shooting guard but can play small forward, which would move Mike Dunleavy Jr. to a reserve scoring role where he may be better suited.

Allen was coached by Tom Thibodeau with the Boston Celtics.

Via Sam Smith/Bulls.com

Derrick Rose 'Loving' His Game, Unconcerned With Shooting Woes

Derrick Rose is shooting 8-for-32 (25 percent) from the field in games for Team USA but the Chicago Bulls' guard is remaining upbeat about his health and game.

"I’m loving the way that I’m playing," Rose said. "Of course missing shots, that’s part of the game. But just conditioning-wise and how I’ve been playing defense and low turnovers the last couple games, I’m loving the way that I’m playing. I just have to continue playing defense, get in a better rhythm and knock this rust off along the way.

"I've exceeded my expectations. I’m not sore. My knees are good. I know a lot of people are concerned about that, but I think I’m playing well."

Rose recently played five games in a span of six days. He is averaging 5.4 points in 17.8 minutes.

"Missing layups, that's little rusty stuff that normally comes with not playing for two years," Rose said. "My thing is I know that why I’m missing is because of conditioning. I’m in good condition. But to be in condition to play defense like that fullcourt and still have legs under you for the shot, that’s my thing. But I’m not worried about it at all."

Both Tom Thibodeau and Mike Krzyzewski downplayed Rose's shooting woes.

"He hasn’t played in a long time (regarding shooting), so that was to be expected," Thibodeau said. "The more he plays, the more his timing will come around. Right now he’s missed some layups that are usually automatics. That will come I think as he finds the rhythm of the game."

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Derrick Rose 'Fine' With Reserve Role For Team USA

Derrick Rose says he has no issues as a reserve player for the U.S. national team after appearing to be the favorite to start earlier in the summer.

"We have a deep team," Rose said. "And that’s what makes us so good.

"My role is coming off the bench right now. I'm fine with it. I know no second unit can win when I'm on the court or stick me when I'm on the court."

Rose is using the Team USA experience to improve his basketball shape.

"I’m just trying to put that behind me," Rose said of any trepidation he's feeling as he ramps up his comeback from the two devastating injuries that limited him to 10 games over the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

"I know the questions are going to come and they're going to be there the whole year. So I can’t get tired of it. I’m feeling good right now. Just trying to get in better shape, get in better condition, so that when I do need to score the ball, then it’ll be there."

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Carmelo: Leaving Knicks 'Was Close'

Carmelo Anthony decided to re-sign with the New York Knicks in July after strongly considering joining the Chicago Bulls.

“It was close, it was close. I don’t even like to talk about that no more,” said Anthony. “This is home. There is no place like New York. Although the other situations were very intriguing, there is no place like New York.”

Anthony's college coach, Jim Boeheim, thought he should have left the Knicks for the Bulls to have a better shot at winning a championship.

“I haven’t heard that. I know [Boeheim] says some crazy stuff. That’s my guy. He’s been the same way for 40 years. But at the end of the day, man, with what we’re trying to create here in New York, it’s a new culture and a new identity and we’re trying to create that,” Anthony said. “As far as me staying here, a lot went into that decision. At the end of the day, I did have to believe in Phil (Jackson), I did have to believe in my teammates. So that’s all that matters.”

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

Derrick Rose Sits With 'Body Fatigue'

Derrick Rose has been sidelined from Team USA with ‘‘general body fatigue’’ since a victory over Brazil at the United Center on Saturday night.

Rose, who has had season-ending surgeries on both knees since the 2012 NBA playoffs, sat out both practices in New York but participated in the shootaround Wednesday morning and, according to one source, ‘‘moved very well.’’

According to a Chicago Bulls' source, Rose has been having ‘‘some aches in both knees, as well as his body, over the last 72 hours, but nothing unexpected or even out of the ordinary.’’ 

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Thibodeau: Rose Has Become More Comfortable All Summer Long

Derrick Rose had seven points, four rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes during USA's 95-78 win over Brazil in an exhibition game at the United Center.

Rose was introduced last and receive a warm welcome from the crowd.

"That was huge. I was surprised I didn't get nervous out there," Rose said.

"All summer long I think he's gotten more comfortable," said Chicago Bulls head coach and U.S. assistant Tom Thibodeau. "He went through the comeback last year and learned a lot from it. I love the way he's playing. He's finding the rhythm of the game and he's playing to his strengths."

 

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Derrick Rose Plans To Reach Out To Paul George During Season

Derrick Rose discussed his wishes to Paul George on Thursday, after the Indiana Pacers' forward suffered a fracture in his leg in Team USA's first exhibition game.

Rose plans to reach out to George during the NBA regular season.

“You wish that on no one,” Rose said. “The only thing we can do is pray for him. During the season, when everything is still going, I'm going to try to hit him up as much as possible and just let him know I'm thinking about him.”

Rose is confident about his own status heading into Day 2 of Team USA's camp in Chicago.

"I have no fears, I have faith,” Rose said. “I know that I'm going to be fine. I know that I busted my ass the entire two summers — you can say two seasons — to get back to where I am right now. Just try to keep it moving, stay positive every day, do everything consistent like I've been doing.

“I think everything will go my way.”

Via K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

National Game Appearances In 14-15 By Team

Here are the number of non-NBATV national games on the schedule for every NBA team:

Atlanta Hawks: 2
Boston Celtics: 1
Brooklyn Nets: 4
Charlotte Hornets: 2
Chicago Bulls: 25
Cleveland Cavaliers: 25
Dallas Mavericks: 11
Denver Nuggets: 5
Detroit Pistons: 2
Golden State Warriors: 19
Houston Rockets: 17
Indiana Pacers: 5
Los Angeles Clippers: 23
Los Angeles Lakers: 20
Memphis Grizzlies: 1
Miami Heat: 16
Milwaukee Bucks: 0
Minnesota Timberwolves: 2
New Orleans Pelicans: 2
New York Knicks: 16
Oklahoma City Thunder: 25
Orlando Magic: 0
Philadelphia 76ers: 0
Phoenix Suns: 10
Portland Trail Blazers: 16
Sacramento Kings: 3
San Antonio Spurs: 19
Toronto Raptors: 4
Utah Jazz: 1
Washington Wizards: 10

Via RealGM Staff Report

Chicago Bulls Archives

Reinsdorf Moves On From Reports Of Friction Between Rose, Bulls

Derrick Rose spoke to ESPN and shot down notions of ill feelings between the two sides.

Timberwolves Expect To Execute Kevin Love Deal By Aug. 23-24

The Timberwolves expect to trade Kevin Love by Aug. 23 or Aug. 24.

Derrick Rose Acknowledges Rift Between His Camp, Bulls; Jerry Reinsdorf Refutes Report

Derrick Rose was quoted in the Sun-Times as acknowledging a rift between his camp and the Bulls' organization.

Wolves Narrow Kevin Love Trade Talks Down To Cavaliers

The Wolves are currently engaged in serious Kevin Love talks with only the Cavaliers.

Bulls Not Aggressively Pursuing Kevin Love Deal, Have Made No Formal Offers

Sources continue to indicate that the Bulls are not aggressively pursuing a trade for Kevin Love and have made no formal offers.

Derrick Rose Wanted To Prove People Wrong 'Too Bad' In First Return

Derrick Rose is participating in Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas.

Jimmy Butler Withdraws From USA Camp With Groin Injury

Jimmy Butler has withdrawn from USA Basketball training camp with a slight groin injury.

Thibodeau: USA Minicamp 'Next Step' In Rose's Rehab Process

Derrick Rose is participating in USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas as he takes the next step in his rehab process.

Carmelo Struggled To Choose Between Knicks, Bulls

Carmelo Anthony believes the Knicks aren't too far away from becoming a contender.

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Andrew Wiggins over Klay Thompson.

Report: Bulls Offer Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.

Bulls Sign Cameron Bairstow

The Bulls have signed Cameron Bairstow, their second round pick out of New Mexico.

Pau Gasol Prioritized Chance To Win Title In Picking Bulls

At the age of 34, Pau Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal.

Aaron Brooks Close To Deal With Bulls

Aaron Brooks played for the Rockets and Nuggets last season.

Bulls Sign Nikola Mirotic To Three-Year, $16.6M Deal

Nikola Mirotic has signed a three-year, $16.6 million deal with the Bulls.

Lakers Win Bid For Carlos Boozer

The Lakers won the bid of $3.25 million to acquire Carlos Boozer.

Bulls Use Amnesty Provision On Carlos Boozer

The Bulls have used their amnesty provision upon Carlos Boozer.

Bulls To Trade Anthony Randolph, Two 2nd Rounders To Magic To Clear Cap Space

The Bulls are trying to fit in Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic into their salary cap.

Kirk Hinrich Agrees To Re-Sign With Bulls

Kirk Hinrich is expected to sign for more than the veteran's minimum, with the Bulls having the "room exception" of $2.7 million available.
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