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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Derrick Rose

Aug 27, 2015 12:08 PM

Derrick Rose has had a lawsuit filed against him alleging sexual misconduct.

The suit was filed Wednesday by an unidentified woman who said she dated Rose from 2011 to 2013. She is accusing Rose and two friends of slipping a drug into her drink and later committing sexual acts against her will. The incident, she alleged, occurred in August 2013.

Rose's lawyer Lisa Cohen, in a statement to several media outlets, acknowledged that Rose and the woman were in a consensual, nonexclusive relationship but said the accusations are "completely false and without any factual basis."

The Bulls issued a statement early Thursday morning, saying: "We just learned about this matter and do not know all the facts. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA

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Toni Kukoc Joins Bulls As Special Advisor

Aug 17, 2015 1:51 PM

Toni Kukoc has been hired by the Chicago Bulls as a special advisor to Michael Reinsdorf.

“You only have to be around Toni for a few minutes to appreciate his personality, passion, and professionalism and recognize the contributions he will make to our team in his new role,” Reinsdorf said in a statement. “Toni will work across the organization and his duties will be wide-ranging. He will bring valuable perspective that comes with experience to many areas, whether it is relating to the international players on our team or sharing what it means to be a Chicago Bull when talking to partners and fans. Toni will be a strong representative of both the team’s legacy and its future.”

 

Kukoc won three titles with the Bulls during his seven seasons with the franchise.

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Jimmy Butler Believes His Position Is Point Guard

Aug 14, 2015 4:31 PM

Jimmy Butler is working on his ball handling and believes he could play more point guard next season.

"First off, I think I am a point guard,” Butler said without joking. “So I’ve done a heck of a lot of ball screen work, ball handling, getting into the paint and still handling, floaters, all that stuff point guards do. If I get a chance, high pick and roll more. I want some triple doubles.

"I’ve got to get my handle right so I can pass and get it to guys where they can make shots. I told Fred. You ask what position I play, I say point guard.”

Butler was also asked about his reported rift with Derrick Rose.

“We didn’t win; that’s it,” Butler said in a cut-it-out tone. “When you don’t win somebody has to find something to blame it on because we had a very good team and we were supposed to win. So why not throw out a guy like myself, who had a pretty decent year, and Derrick coming back and say they were clashing. That was a story everyone wanted to talk about and it worked. Everybody is fine. We just want to win. I laugh at it. I know what’s really going on. Everybody doesn’t. He knows. We’re fine. Whenever we win all of this is going right out the window. We start winning at the beginning of the season it’s not an issue anymore.”

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Derrick Rose Considering Skipping Team USA Minicamp

Aug 1, 2015 5:49 PM

Derrick Rose is still undecided about attending Team USA's minicamp, according to league sources.

Rose has indicated in the past that he would like to play for Team USA in the Olympics.

Rose is weighing the potential benefits of taking more time off before the start of training camp.

Rose helped the United States win the World Championship in 2010 and 2014.

Gar Forman and Tom Thibodeau have both publicly supported Rose's decision to play for Team USA in the past.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Tags: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA, National

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Bulls Sign Cristiano Felicio To Camp Deal

Jul 13, 2015 12:25 AM

The Chicago Bulls have signed Cristiano Felicio to a camp deal.

“We've been impressed with Cristiano's work ethic and potential,” said Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “We're looking forward to working with him and having him come to camp with us this fall.”

Felicio played with C.R. Flamengo of the NBB (Novo Basquete Brasil) last season and is currently playing on Chicago’s 2015 Las Vegas Summer League team.

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Tags: Cristiano Felicio, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Aaron Brooks, Bulls Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Jul 7, 2015 2:07 PM

Aaron Brooks and the Chicago Bulls have agreed upon a one-year deal.

Brooks averaged 11.6 points and 3.2 assists in 23.0 minutes per game for the Bulls this past season.

Brooks signed with Chicago last offseason after finishing 13-14 with the Denver Nuggets.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Aaron Brooks, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Finalize $95M, Five-Year Deal

Jul 1, 2015 2:21 PM

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls have finalized a five-year, $95 million contract.

The deal will include a player option for Butler after the fourth year.

Rival teams interested in signing Butler to an offer sheet are moving onto other options.

Butler's agents with Relativity Sports, Happy Walters and Steve McCaskill, negotiated the deal with Bulls general manager Gar Forman. 

Butler had rejected the Bulls' offer of a four-year, $44 million deal. The Bulls could have had Butler on a four-year, $48 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Dunleavy Agrees Upon Three-Year, $14.4M Deal With Bulls

Jul 1, 2015 10:08 AM

Mike Dunleavy Jr. has agreed upon a three-year, $14.4 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Dunleavy will receive a partial guarantee on his contract in Year 3.

Dunleavy also drew interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards.

Dunleavy joined the Bulls in 2013.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Mike Dunleavy, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler Considering Five-Year Max Offer From Bulls

Jul 1, 2015 1:11 AM

Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler is giving consideration to accepting the franchise's offer of a five-year maximum contract, league sources told RealGM.

The current offer sheet must include a player option on the fifth season for Butler to consider accepting, sources said.

Despite Butler's interest in probing the market over the past several months, sentiment increased Tuesday that Butler would be open to a deal that includes trade kickers, max year-to-year raises and the option of his choice.

Butler plans to sleep on the decision, months after turning down an extension offer from the Bulls.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Dunleavy Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards; Bulls Remain Favorites

Jul 1, 2015 12:38 AM

Mike Dunleavy is receiving free agent interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, league sources tell RealGM.

The Chicago Bulls remain the favorites to re-sign Dunleavy.

Dunleavy joined the Bulls in 2013 in free agency.

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Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls
Jimmy Butler had planned on meeting with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Mavericks.

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Bulls Give Jimmy Butler Max Qualifying Offer
The maximum qualifying offer covers five seasons at a full max.

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Kirk Hinrich Decides To Pick Up $2.8M Player Option With Bulls
Kirk Hinrich has exercised his player option worth $2.8 million to return next season, league sources told RealGM.

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Caron Butler Expected To Field Interest From Bulls, Clippers, Spurs, Lakers, Knicks
Caron Butler has emerged as a candidate for the Bulls, Clippers and Spurs, a league source told RealGM.

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Taj Gibson Undergoes Surgery On Left Ankle, Out Four Months
Taj Gibson's estimated time to return to full basketball activity is approximately four months.

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Dunc'd On Basketball Pod: June 19th (Offseason Previews: Warriors, Bulls, Grizzlies)
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux recap the day's NBA news and preview the offseason ahead for the Warriors, Bulls and Grizzlies.

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Jimmy Butler Can't Sign Deal With 2017 Opt-Out If Bulls Give Him Max Qualifying Offer
If Jimmy Butler wants to become a free agent before 2018 and the Bulls give him the maximum qualifying offer, he would have to take the regular qualifying offer and risk the long-term security and then become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

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Jimmy Butler To Pursue Short-Term Offer Sheet
A four-year, $48 million offer from the Bulls would have gotten a deal done with Jimmy Butler in October.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Griffin Could Leave Bulls To Join Magic Coaching Staff
Adrian Griffin coached under Scott Skiles with the Bucks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jim Boylen Accepts Job As Associate Head Coach Of Bulls
Jim Boylen has accepted a job to join Fred Hoiberg with the Bulls.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Pursuing Jim Boylen To Become Hoiberg's Top Assistant
Fred Hoiberg is pursuing Jim Boylen to join him with the Bulls as his top assistant coach.

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Ron Adams Pushed For Bulls To Select Draymond Over Marquis Teague In 2012
Ron Adams pushed for the Bulls to draft Draymond Green in the 2012 NBA Draft when he was Tom Thibodeau's lead assistant.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tom Thibodeau: I Have No Regrets, Proud Of What Bulls Did
Tom Thibodeau preferred to let his record speak for itself rather than engaging in verbal warfare when speaking publicly for the first time since being fired by the Bulls.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Fred Hoiberg Expects To Run Fast Paced Offense With Bulls
The Bulls believe Fred Hoiberg's pro-style offense will pay immediate dividends.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Fred Hoiberg, Bulls Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal
Fred Hoiberg replaces Tom Thibodeau as head coach.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jeff Van Gundy: Bulls' Firing Of Tom Thibodeau Showed Lack Of Class
Jeff Van Gundy responded to the firing of Tom Thibodeau during a Monday conference call previewing The Finals.

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Source: Bulls, Fred Hoiberg Believed To Agree On Five-Year, $25M Deal
The Bulls and Fred Hoiberg reportedly already have a deal in place, according to a source.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Bulls Confident Fred Hoiberg Will Become Next Head Coach
Fred Hoiberg played for the Bulls for four of his 10 NBA seasons and is a close friend of Gar Forman.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Bulls Have Understanding Fred Hoiberg Will Accept Job
The Bulls moved forward with firing Tom Thibodeau this week as it became clear they had an understanding with Fred Hoiberg that he would accept the job.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Fire Tom Thibodeau
Tom Thibodeau was hired as head coach in 2010.

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