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Bulls Sought Additional Starter-Level Player From Celtics In Jimmy Butler Talks

Oct 17, 2016 4:08 PM

The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls held discussions at the draft centered on Jimmy Butler.

According to the Chicago Tribune, one of the proposals was Jae Crowder, the No. 3 pick and the No. 16 pick. The Bulls would have used the pick on Kris Dunn.

A source says the Bulls also demanded an additional starter-level player in the trade.

Butler was an All-Star in 2015 and 2016 but the Celtics felt the price was exorbitant. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bulls Acquire Michael Carter-Williams From Bucks For Tony Snell

Oct 16, 2016 10:13 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade Michael Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls for Tony Snell.

The Bucks have been looking for more shooting on the perimeter following the hamstring injury to Khris Middleton. Milwaukee previously offered Carter-Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Ben McLemore.

The Bucks and Bulls met Saturday night in Chicago in a preseason game, but neither Williams nor Snell played.

Carter-Williams won Rookie of the Year honors with the Philadelphia 76ers and was dealt the next season in a move that allowed them to acquire a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers.

Both Carter-Williams and Snell are 2013 first-round picks eligible for extensions ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.

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Tags: Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Snell, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Wade: LeBron And I Liked Chicago Situation In 2010 Until Heat Could Also Fit Bosh

Oct 13, 2016 2:25 PM

Dwyane Wade said both he and LeBron James were interested in signing with the Chicago Bulls during the summer of 2010.

Wade said Chris Bosh changed the equation since the Miami Heat could accommodate the three of them.

"My eyes were here, LeBron's eyes were here," said Wade. "Miami put a monkey wrench in the plan when they could fit all 3 of us."

Wade said if the Bulls had traded away Luol Deng that summer, the trio could have joined a core of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

LeBron James Wanted Cavs To Sign Dwyane Wade If Cap Space Were Available

Oct 13, 2016 10:47 AM

LeBron James confirmed he hoped the Cleveland Cavaliers would sign Dwyane Wade but that the team didn't have the means to sign him.

"We couldn't afford him," James said. "It's that simple."

James and Wade were teammates for four seasons with the Miami Heat and remain close friends.

Wade agreed upon a two-year, $47 million deal with the Chicago Bulls in the offseason. Cleveland could offer only the taxpayer midlevel exception, worth about $3.5 million.

"Who wouldn't be interested in a Hall of Famer?" Tyronn Lue said. "That don't even make sense. Yeah, we wanted him."

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Tags: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, NBA

Dwyane Wade Feeling 'Freedom Of Mind' Shooting Three-Pointers With Chicago

Oct 9, 2016 6:46 PM

Dwyane Wade hit 52 percent of his three-pointers in last year's playoffs and is 5-for-7 so far in the preseason with the Chicago Bulls. Wade has typically struggled with his perimeter shot with a 28.4 percent mark for his career.

“Just freedom of mind to shoot them,’’ Wade said of his evolution. “It’s different. You know, obviously, last year if you look at our roster [in Miami], the way it was made up, I was the playmaker. I was put in a position to be the playmaker and I wasn’t the one shooting threes at all, until the playoffs. Then they took some things away and I was shooting them.

“I’m not saying I’m going to shoot 52 percent like I did in the playoffs, but early in training camp coach [Fred Hoiberg] talked to me about being comfortable shooting the three ball and getting my feet ready and stepping up and shooting the three ball. It’s just the freedom of mind. Some days I’m going to shoot terribly and y’all are going to talk about me, some days it all averages out.’’

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Dunc'd On Season Outlooks: CHI w/ KC Johnson and IND w/ Jared Wade

Oct 9, 2016 2:53 AM

Dunc'd On's Season Outlook for the Chicago Bulls with KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. We discuss the Bulls' thinking on the Derrick Rose trade and the acquisitions of Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade. We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, give our prediction for the Bulls' season, and discuss the front office over the past five years.  KC also gives a window into an excellent piece he wrote on Ben Wilson, reflecting on the game his high school team played against Simeon shortly after he was murdered.

Then, the same treatment for the Indiana Pacers with Jared Wade of 8 Points, Nine Seconds.

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Preseason, Dunc'd On

Dwyane Wade Admits Considering Cleveland In Free Agency

Oct 5, 2016 7:58 PM

Dwyane Wade returned to his hometown of Chicago to sign with the Bulls this past offseason but he also considered reuniting with LeBron James to sign with the Cavaliers.

“For me, it’s as simple as, I got a deal in Miami for $41 million, I got a deal in Chicago for $47 million,” Wade said. “It didn’t come down to the money. I thought about Cleveland, but I didn’t fit there. You don’t just do something because, Oh, I could win the ring there. I have three rings. I don’t need to chase the ring. This is what I wanted to do. I couldn’t fight it. If you fight it, you’re gonna always be like, You shoulda, or, What could’ve—I don’t like to live my life like that.”

Wade would have had to take significantly less money to sign with the Cavaliers.

The Bulls were interested in Wade during the 2003 NBA Draft and pursued him in 2010 in free agency.

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bulls Waive Vince Hunter

Oct 4, 2016 5:22 PM

Vince Hunter has been waived by the Chicago Bulls.

Hunter didn't play in the Bulls' preseason opener.

Hunter played for the Grizzlies and Clippers in Summer League.

Sean Highkin/The Athletic

Tags: Vince Hunter, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Bulls Giving Dwyane Wade Green Light On Open Three-Pointers

Sep 28, 2016 7:39 PM

Dwyane Wade has never really developed his three-point shot but Fred Hoiberg is prepared to give him the green light on open attempts. Wade did shoot 52.2 percent on 3-pointers during last season's playoffs when defenses stacked to try to take away his driving and slashing game.

"That's a little new for me," Wade said.

"A lot of people have talked about me not shooting 3s, but no one has been able to take away what I wanted to do. So why would I do something else?" Wade said. "When you take it away, I have the ability to knock it down. I'm not Doug McDermott. I'm not Niko (Mirotic). But I'm comfortable with the shot and I'm going to shoot it. I know it's going to be there, so I have a better chance of knocking it down."

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, NBA

Vince Hunter, Bulls Sign Camp Deal

Sep 20, 2016 1:00 PM

The Chicago Bulls have signed Vince Hunter to a camp deal.

Hunter played for the Grizzlies and Clippers in Summer League.

Hunter was in camp with the Sacramento Kings before the 15-16 season.

Hunter went undrafted in 2015 out of UTEP.

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J.J. Avila Signs Camp Deal With Bulls
J.J. Avila played for the Knicks in Summer League.

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D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera Signs Camp Deal With Bulls
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera averaged 16.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game as a senior.

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Jerry Reinsdorf: Joakim Noah Not 'Frontline Guy Anymore'
The Bulls showed little interest, if any, in re-signing Joakim Noah.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Dwyane Wade: My Decision To Sign With Chicago 'Bigger Than Basketball'
Dwyane Wade chose to sign with his hometown Bulls this summer.


RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk and the Locked On Pistons Podcast break down the Central Division.

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Jimmy Butler, Fred Hoiberg Working On Relationship In Offseason
Fred Hoiberg seemed to have a contentious relationship with Jimmy Butler during his first season with the Bulls.

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Fred Hoiberg: Rajon Rondo Will Thrive In My System
The Bulls will have to manage three ball dominant backcourt players in Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler.

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Dwyane Wade: Leaving Heat For Bulls Was Decision 'Solely For Me'
Dwyane Wade had his introductory press conference with the Bulls in which he explained his decision to leave the Heat.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Butler Unbothered By Trade Rumors Or Perceptions
The Chicago Bulls have overhauled their roster over the offseason with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol leaving.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Derrick Rose: Knicks, Warriors Are The Super Teams
New York acquired Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee to join Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.

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Aaron Brooks, Pacers Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal
Aaron Brooks averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16.1 minutes per game in 15-16 for the Bulls.

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Pat Riley Admits Regret Over Dwyane Wade's Departure
Dwyane Wade admitted that a "business" rift with Pat Riley played a big role in his decision to sign with the Bulls.


Paul Zipser Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Bulls
Paul Zipser was the 48th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.

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Isaiah Canaan, Bulls Agree Upon Two-Year, $2.2M Deal
Isaiah Canaan averaged 11.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.5 minutes per game last for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Bulls Pull Jimmy Butler From Trade Market
Jimmy Butler signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Bulls in 2015 that contains a player option for 2019.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Spencer Dinwiddie Waived By Bulls
Spencer Dinwiddie was traded by the Pistons to the Bulls in June.

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Pat Riley Never Called Dwyane Wade During Free Agency
Dan Le Batard reported that Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley's relationship was damaged by the end with Wade's allegiances to LeBron James.

Ethan Skolnick/Miami Herald

Jose Calderon Traded By Bulls To Lakers
Jose Calderon was traded by the Bulls to clear cap space so they can sign Dwyane Wade into their cap space.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Cavs Agree To Trade With Bulls For Mike Dunleavy
Chicago has had to trade away Mike Dunleavy in order to fit Dwyane Wade's contract into their cap space.

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Dwyane Wade Agrees To Sign Two-Year, $47.5M With Bulls
The Bulls will send out contracts to create cap space to sign Dwyane Wade.

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