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Nikola Mirotic Out Indefinitely After Being Punched In Face By Bobby Portis

Oct 17, 2017 7:29 PM

Nikola Mirotic has been hospitalized and is out indefinitely with a fractured bone in his face after being punched by Bobby Portis.

Mirotic also suffered a concussion.

Mirotic and Portis shoved each other during the Chicago Bulls' practice on Tuesday and then Portis allegedly hit him in the face with a cheap shot.

Mirotic re-signed with the Bulls on a two-year, $27 million deal.

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Tags: Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

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Bulls Claims Kay Felder Off Waivers

Oct 16, 2017 5:57 PM

The Chicago Bulls have claimed Kay Felder off waivers.

Felder was traded last week by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Atlanta Hawks and subsequently waived.

Felder was a second round pick by the Cavaliers in 2016.

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Bulls Likely To Re-Sign Zach LaVine In 2018

Oct 15, 2017 3:08 PM

The Chicago Bulls are unlikely to extend Zach LaVine before Monday's deadline but the team is expected to re-sign him as a restricted free agent in 2018.

The Bulls have expressed an interest in signing LaVine long-term but prefer to keep their financial flexibility for next offseason where he would have a lower cap hold, as well as determine how he looks coming back from a torn ACL.

“I want to be here for a long period of time,” LaVine said Sept. 25 at the team's media day. “If (an extension is) now or later, I know it’s going to be done either way.”

LaVine is expected to be cleared for contact in November.

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Kris Dunn Out At Least Two Weeks With Finger Injury

Oct 7, 2017 10:21 AM

Kris Dunn will miss at least two weeks with an open dislocation of his left index finger.

Dunn hurt his finger trying to contest a dunk from Sterling Brown.

Dunn will see a specialist on Saturday for further evaluation, and his wound will have to heal after stitches are applied. 

The Chicago Bulls acquired Dunn in June as part of the Jimmy Butler trade.

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Bulls Sign Bronson Koenig To Camp Deal

Sep 27, 2017 1:36 PM

Bronson Koenig has agreed to sign a camp deal with the Chicago Bulls.

Koenig originally signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and was released before the start of camp.

Koenig was a career 38.8 percent three-point shooter in his four years at Wisconsin, making a school record 270 three-pointers.

Fred Hoiberg recruited Koenig when he was at Iowa State.

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Nikola Mirotic Agrees To Two-Year, $27M Deal With Bulls

Sep 25, 2017 1:13 AM

Nikola Mirotic has re-signed with the Chicago Bulls on a two-year, $27 million deal.

Mirotic and the Bulls held talks throughout the offseason on a longer deal but settled for a short-term contract.

Mirotic had faced an Oct. 1 deadline on a one-year, $7.2 million qualifying offer.

Mirotic had an accomplished professional career with Spain’s Real Madrid before joining the Bulls in 2014 on a three-year contract.

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Dwyane Wade Agrees Upon Buyout With Bulls

Sep 24, 2017 10:18 PM

Dwyane Wade has agreed upon a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat are considered the leaders for Wade once he clears waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Oklahoma City Thunder could also express interest in Wade.

Wade gave up $8 million of his $23.8 million salary to leave the Bulls.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

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Bulls Willing To Work With Dwyane Wade On Buyout

Sep 21, 2017 11:00 AM

The Chicago Bulls are willing to work with Dwyane Wade on a buyout agreement.

"First of all, we haven't heard directly from Dwyane," said John Paxson. "We've talked to his representatives. Gar's been on the phone with his guy several times in the last weeks, so some dialogue is going on. We haven't heard directly from Dwyane. But we understand where he is at this time of his career. We're more than willing to work with him.

"But as I said when we had the press conference to introduce the new players after the draft, we have to always do what's in our best interest. So there has to be something that is mutually agreed upon. It can't be something the player wins because that's what he wants. We have to do what's in our best interest.

"Like I said, Gar's having dialogue. We want to work with Dwyane because we respect him very much. If he doesn't want to be here, then we want to do it. But again, the bottom line is always, and it has to be, that we have to do what's in our best interest."

Mully And Hanley (via Cody Westerlund/670 The Score)

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Bulls Hire Doug Collins As Senior Advisor Of Basketball Ops

Sep 19, 2017 10:43 AM

The Chicago Bulls have hired Doug Collins as a Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations. In his new role with the club, Collins will report to Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson.

One of the most respected figures in all of basketball, Collins returns to the Bulls with more than 40 years of experience in the NBA. In this capacity, he will serve as an expert resource for the front office and coaching staff.

“Doug will be great in this capacity for our organization. The position of ‘senior advisor’ has proven to work well around the NBA in recent years, and I am confident the same will hold true with the Bulls,” said Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. “The fact that our relationship goes back more than 30 years certainly helps, but he is especially qualified to assist our leadership in rebuilding the Bulls.”

“People who know me know the respect that I have for Jerry, Michael, and the Chicago Bulls organization. I am looking forward to getting started and helping everyone,” said Collins. “To be able to stay involved in the NBA and work with John, Gar, Fred and their respective staffs, while not having to leave my family and continuing to live in one of the greatest cities in the world—the fit couldn't be any better for me at this point in my life.”

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Bulls Sign Diamond Stone
Diamond Stone averaged 1.4 points in 3.4 minutes through seven games for the Clippers last season.

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Cameron Payne Out 3-4 Months With Foot Surgery
Cameron Payne has undergone successful surgery on his broken right foot.

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Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role
The Heat have a $4.3 million exception to offer Dwyane Wade if he becomes a free agent.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Jimmy Butler 'Couldn't Be Happier' With Trade To Wolves
Jimmy Butler is reuniting with Tom Thibodeau after two seasons playing for Fred Hoiberg.

Michael Pina/Vice

Dwyane Wade Hasn't Ruled Out Heat, Lakers, Clippers
The Heat would certainly consider re-signing Dwyane Wade.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Source: Bulls Knew Cameron Payne Couldn't Play In NBA After 2nd Practice
Cameron Payne has struggled to stay healthy during his NBA career due to recurring foot issues, but his actual play may be the bigger issue.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls Acquire Quincy Pondexter, 2nd Round Pick From Pelicans
With Solomon Hill likely out for the season, the Pelicans need to find healthy wings.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Cameron Payne Out Three Months With Foot Surgery
Cameron Payne also underwent surgery last year on his right foot.

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Boston Had Concerns About Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward Meshing
The Celtics considered trading for Jimmy Butler before the start of free agency.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Dwyane Wade Likely To Sign With Cavs If Bought Out
Dwyane Wade is owed $23.8 million for the 17-18 season by the Bulls.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer (via CBS Sports)

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 go in-depth on the NBA’s Central Division.

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Bulls Sign Ryan Arcidiacono To Two-Way Contract
Ryan Arcidiacono averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.80 steals and 24.0 minutes per contest.

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Bulls Claim David Nwaba Off Waivers
David Nwaba averaged 6.0 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19.9 minutes over 20 games for the Lakers last season.

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Justin Holiday Agrees To Two-Year, $9M Deal With Bulls
Justin Holiday has agreed upon a two-year, $9 million deal with the Bulls.

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Bulls Focused On Maximizing 2018 Lottery Odds
With the Bulls trading away Jimmy Butler, a source says the team is focused on getting a top-4 pick in next year's draft.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Cristiano Felicio Agrees Upon Four-Year, $32M Deal With Bulls
Cristiano Felicio was a restricted free agent.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Amir Johnson Expected To Receive Interest From Bulls, Raptors, Nets
Amir Johnson is coming off a two-year contract with the Celtics.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Bulls To Waive Rajon Rondo Barring Last Minute Trade
Rajon Rondo only has $3 million of his contract for the 17-18 season guaranteed out of his $13.4 million team option.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Source: Gar Forman 'Flat-Out Lied' To Jimmy Butler Before Trade
In the week since Jimmy Butler's trade to the Wolves, there's been criticism coming out of Chicago about him.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls Willing To Discuss 'Advantageous' Buyout Scenario With Dwyane Wade
With the Bulls trading away Jimmy Butler on draft night, the franchise has signaled their intention to rebuild.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune