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Bulls Sign Stefhon Hannah

Oct 1, 2015 12:48 PM

The Chicago Bulls have signed Stefhon Hannah.

Hannah (6-1, 175) spent last season with both the Grand Rapids Drive and the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. In 22 games, he averaged 5.9 ppg, 2.1 apg and 1.05 spg in 16.6 mpg.

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Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery, Will Return In Two Weeks

Sep 30, 2015 5:28 PM

Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery on his fractured left orbital.

Rose will be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks.

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Derrick Rose Suffers Left Orbital Fracture

Sep 29, 2015 7:01 PM

Derrick Rose sustained a left orbital fracture when elbowed in the face during Tuesday's practice.

Rose will undergo surgery on Wednesday.

A timetable will be determined for his return will be announced following Rose's surgery.

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Derrick Rose Looking Ahead To Free Agency In 2017

Sep 29, 2015 10:38 AM

Derrick Rose acknowledged he's already thinking about free agency despite it being two seasons away in 2017.

Rose was answering a question about his mindset amid a civil suit filed against him.

"This whole summer I had tunnel vision," he said. "My mindset was just making sure that I was working out every day and spending as much time as possible with my son and focusing on them two things.

"Making sure that my family is financially stable -- as far as, you see all the money that they're passing out in this league, [I'm] just telling the truth, just knowing that my day will be coming up soon. It's not for me, it's for [son] P.J. and his future. so that's what I'm thinking about right now."

Rose believes his future will still be with the Chicago Bulls, but wants to keep the possibilities open.

"It's here," he said. "But when you talk about that much money, the only thing you can do is prepare for it, trying to prepare not only myself but my family. I'm doing all of this for my son. I'm thinking about his future even though we're all right, we're comfortable. When you talk about that 'X' amount of dollars, I think it raises everyone's eyebrows. It's nothing wrong with being over-prepared."


Rose signed a five-year max extension worth close to $95 million before the 11-12 season.

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Mike Dunleavy Jr. Out 8-10 Weeks With Back Surgery

Sep 25, 2015 8:36 PM

Mike Dunleavy Jr. will miss eight to 10 weeks with a low back microdiscectomy.

The Chicago Bulls re-signed Dunleavy during free agency after he resisted strong overtures from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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76ers Pursued Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard In Restricted Free Agency

Sep 23, 2015 4:24 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers broached the possibility of signing Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard to an offer sheet during their restricted free agency. Their interest was described as "due diligence."

But there was little chance of either playing choosing to sign with the 76ers at this stage in their rebuild.

The 76ers almost entirely sat out free agency, not even pursuing younger players on cheap contracts.

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Jordan Crawford Signs Camp Deal With Bulls

Sep 17, 2015 10:53 AM

Jordan Crawford has agreed to sign with the Chicago Bulls on a non-guaranteed camp deal.

Crawford played in the Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks.

Crawford signed with Xinjiang in the Chinese Basketball Association last offseason, playing five games before an eye injury. He also appeared in six games for Fort Wayne in the NBA D-League.

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Taj Gibson On Schedule Returning From Ankle Surgery

Sep 12, 2015 12:39 PM

Taj Gibson is on schedule to return within the four-month timeframe given to him when he underwent surgery on his left ankle.

Gibson revealed he had played through a torn ligament.

"When (the doctor) finally went in during surgery, he was astounded how I was able to still play," Gibson said Saturday morning. "He said he never knew anybody who could play through so much pain. I just thought it was normal. He was surprised I was even able to run or lift off it. That’s how bad it was. But he did a great job. I was just blessed. The way they were all talking during the surgery and after the rehab, I’m lucky and optimistic."

Gibson said he is running and cutting and mostly performing one-on-one basketball drills.

"The crazy part about it is (executive vice president) John Paxson came into the training camp and showed me the same exact surgery," Gibson said. "It was like they tighten and really reconstructed the ligament. The ligament was completely torn off. So far, it’s been stiff and really tight. I really can’t turn it. Plus, I wear a better ankle support now.

"The whole point is getting it stronger. The doctors said with more reps and running, it will get stronger. I’ve been doing mostly one-on-one and cutting off it. They’ve been slowing my progress. They don’t want me to rush. I’m in good shape but I’m doing what the doctor tells me to do. The doctor told I’m ahead of schedule. But he wants me to still be cautious and take my time."

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

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Derrick Rose Considering Skipping Team USA Minicamp
Derrick Rose helped the United States win the World Championship in 2010 and 2014.

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Bulls Sign Cristiano Felicio To Camp Deal
Cristiano 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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Aaron Brooks, Bulls Agree Upon One-Year Deal
Aaron Brooks signed with Chicago last offseason after finishing 13-14 with the Nuggets.

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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Finalize $95M, Five-Year Deal
The deal will include a player option for Jimmy Butler after the fourth year.

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Mike Dunleavy Agrees Upon Three-Year, $14.4M Deal With Bulls
Mike Dunleavy also drew interest from the Cavaliers and Wizards.

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Jimmy Butler Considering Five-Year Max Offer From Bulls
The offer from the Bulls to Jimmy Butler would include a player option on Year 5, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Mike Dunleavy Receiving Interest From Cavs, Wizards; Bulls Remain Favorites
The Bulls remain the favorites to re-sign Mike Dunleavy, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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