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Bulls Discussing Jabari Parker Trade

Dec 14, 2018 4:19 PM

The Chicago Bulls have engaged in trade talks with several teams on Jabari Parker.

Parker is no longer in the Bulls' rotation.

Parker signed a two-year, $40 million contract with the Bulls in the offseason with the second season being a team option.

“It is a surprise because I did everything I could in the time I was given,” Parker said of his demotion.

“But it is what it is. You can’t pout. You’ve just got to keep moving.

“I’m a basketball player. Everybody knows. I especially know for myself. I just have to stay ready.”

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Jabari Parker Out Of Bulls Rotation

Dec 14, 2018 1:29 AM

Jabari Parker will no longer have a regular role in the Chicago Bulls rotation. He played just four minutes in the Bulls' 97-91 loss to the Orlando Magic, all in the first half. 

The 23-year-old Parker signed a two-year, $40 million deal with the Bulls last offseason. He is currently averaging 15.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. 

There have been no conversations thus far between Parker's representatives and Bulls officials about a potential buyout. 

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Bulls Considering Leadership Committee To Work With Jim Boylen

Dec 11, 2018 2:17 PM

Zach LaVine spoke with Jim Boylen one-on-one to try to clear the air.

LaVine said he wouldn't characterize the interaction as an apology, but rather he had to "elaborate on thoughts."

"You just want to be real with people," LaVine told ESPN. "There shouldn't be any clouds. I think of myself as one of the leaders on the team. I just wanted to voice my opinion to them."

He continued: "This is a business, this isn't a dictatorship. We are all grown men, so everybody has a voice."

In a second meeting on Sunday, the idea of forming a leadership committee was discussed. The idea is that those appointed to the committee would act as a liaison between the players and coaches.

Boylen has been empowered and encouraged by management of the Bulls.

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Bulls Contacted NBPA About Issues With Jim Boylen

Dec 10, 2018 3:19 PM

Players from the Chicago Bulls contacted the National Basketball Players Association about what they considered to be extreme tactics by Jim Boylen. 

Boylen was elevated to head coach last week, but he's already had turmoil with his players.

Following a 56-point loss on the second night of a back-to-back, Boylen called for a Sunday practice.

Boylen held three two-and-a-half-hour practices in his first week that included extra wind sprints and players doing military-style pushups. 

One of the veterans on the Bulls initiated a group text relaying that if any players showed up on Sunday prepared to practice, he would personally fine them, and the players agreed. 

Boylen was altered to the plans and he refused to relent.

Robin Lopez was the leader of getting the players to back down and to merely show up on Sunday without the intention to practice.

Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday were the most vocal in expressing their issues with the practice.

Boylen has repeatedly referenced his experience with the San Antonio Spurs, and what he learned from Gregg Popovich.


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Bulls Players Hold Two-Hour Players-Only Meeting

Dec 9, 2018 10:25 PM

Chicago Bulls players held a players-only meeting in response Jim Boylen's "shock-and-awe" coaching approach that culminated with a historic 56-point loss against the Boston Celtics. Boylen benched his starters on two separate occasions in the loss. 

Zach LaVine and Justin Holiday arranged the two-hour meeting in lieu of a Sunday practice scheduled by Boylen.

The players and coaching staff met again following the players-only meeting. 

Wendall Carter Jr. said that the players needed to talk to the coaches "as men" and were "very, very honest with one another; very direct."

Boylen tried to downplay the events, saying "our meeting is what I thought we needed."


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Bulls Set New Franchise Record With 56-Point Loss to Celtics

Dec 9, 2018 2:20 AM

The Boston Celtics 133-77 win over the Chicago Bulls set franchise records for both teams. The 56-point win was the largest margin of victory in Celtics history, as well as the heaviest loss in Bulls franchise history. 

Jim Boylen, in his third game as Bulls coach, pulled his starting five of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr., Justin Holiday, and Ryan Arcidiacono on two separate occasions. First with 7:15 left in the opening quarter, then again with 9:02 in the third quarter. 

“I think your play is embarrassing,’’ Boylen said after the game. “Me subbing them is saving them. Maybe we saved them. The pro-player thing, this is basketball. This is about honoring the game and doing the right things. I worked for Gregg Popovich, he subbed five guys a ton of times. No one says a word to him about it.

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Randy Brown Steps Down As Assistant Coach Of Bulls

Dec 5, 2018 11:14 AM

Randy Brown has stepped down as assistant coach of the Chicago Bulls.

Jim Boylen had asked Brown to take a lesser role on the staff.

“I’m disappointed Randy won’t be with us,” Boylen said. “He’s going to move on and we’re going to move on. We’ve got games to play and we’ve got players to develop. We’ve got a franchise to uphold. … The train is moving out, so we gotta get going.’’

Brown has been in basketball operations with the Bulls since 2011.


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Bulls Fire Fred Hoiberg, Promote Jim Boylen To Head Coach

Dec 3, 2018 9:58 AM

The Chicago Bulls have fired Fred Hoiberg. Hoiberg was named Chicago’s head coach on June 2, 2015 after spending five seasons as head coach at Iowa State. During his time with the Bulls, he coached the team to a record of 115-155 (.426).

Jim Boylen has been promoted to head coach.

“Decisions like this one are never easy to make, however I felt this was the right choice for our organization at this time," said John Paxson. "After a thorough evaluation, I elected to make this move with the overall development of our team in mind. As a team, I believe it is imperative that we make unfaltering strides in the right direction and build the right habits to help put our players in the best position to evolve not only now, but into the future. I want to thank Fred for his dedication and efforts, as well as for his enduring commitment to our team.”

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Fred Hoiberg Entering Stretch Where He Will Coach For Job

Dec 2, 2018 12:19 PM

Fred Hoiberg is in the fourth season of a five-year, $25 million contract with the Chicago Bulls that is fully guaranteed.

The next month is critical for Hoiberg's future with the Bulls. While wins and losses will carry weight for Hoiberg, there needs to be some serious improvement in the development of Chicago's young players. With the roster healthy, a better assessment of Hoiberg will be possible.

While Gar Forman, John Paxson and Michael Reinsdorf will have input on the Hoiberg decision, Jerry Reinsdorf appears to still be the decider on these types of matters for the Bulls.

There has not been a decision made on Hoiberg yet either way.

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Denzel Valentine Undergoes Left Ankle Surgery

Nov 28, 2018 10:14 PM

Denzel Valentine underwent a left ankle stabilization procedure by Dr. Robert Anderson in Green Bay on Tuesday. 

Valentine will be out for the 2018-19 season and is anticipated to return to full basketball activities in approximately six months.

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Lauri Markkanen Cleared For Full Contact, Could Return Dec. 4
Lauri Markkanen injured his right elbow the first week of camp.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Denzel Valentine Out For 18-19 Season With Ankle Instability
Denzel Valentine will undergo a surgical reconstruction of his ankle.

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Fred Hoiberg, Ryan Saunders Could Be Targets For Wolves If Tom Thibodeau Isn't Retained
Glen Taylor is known to be very fond of Fred Hoiberg as a potential coaching candidate.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Bulls' Front Office Couldn't Wait To Trade Nikola Mirotic
Before Nikola Mirotic was traded by the Bulls to the Pelicans, he wasn't a particularly popular member of the organization.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls Exercise 19-20 Options On Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn, Denzel Valentine
Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn and Denzel Valentine are now under contract for 19-20.

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Bobby Portis Out 4-6 Weeks With Sprained MCL
Bobby Portis suffered a moderate sprain of his MCL.

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Kris Dunn Out 4-6 Weeks With Sprained MCL
Kris Dunn is in his third NBA season.


Shaquille Harrison To Have $250,000 Guaranteed By Bulls
Shaquille Harrison will have $175,000 guaranteed for 19-20 if he's not waived before August 15, 2019.

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Bulls To Waive Omer Asik
Omer Asik is dealing with inflammatory arthritis.

Darnell Mayberry, Shams Charania/The Athletic

Bobby Portis, Bulls Unable To Agree To Extension
Bobby Portis and the Bulls intensified their talks in recent days.

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Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers, Sign Him To Two-Way Contract
Tyler Ulis played for the Suns over the first two seasons of his career.

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Tex Winter Passes Away At Age 96
Tex Winter was an assistant coach with the Bulls and Lakers and helped both teams use the triangle offense.


Lauri Markkanen Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Sprain
Lauri Markkanen is out with high grade lateral elbow sprain.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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Bulls Promote Brian Hagen, Steve Weinman, Jim Paxson, Miles Abbett
Brian Hagen is entering his seventh season with the Bulls, as he spent the last six seasons as Assistant General Manager.

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Derrick Walton Jr. To Sign With Bulls
Derrick Walton Jr. was a two-way player for the Heat last season.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk break down the Central Division.

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David Nwaba Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers
The Cavaliers were in touch with David Nwaba beginning on Day 1 of free agency.

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Ryan Arcidiacono Agrees To Re-Sign With Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono has agreed to sign a one-year partially guaranteed deal.

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Bulls Claim Antonius Cleveland
Antonius Cleveland is on a multi-year contract.

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