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Tomas Satoransky Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jan 3, 2021 10:25 PM

Tomas Satoransky and a Chicago Bulls staff member tested positive for COVID-19, according to Billy Donovan.

"He's obviously got to quarantine and he's going through the league protocols with that. We had another support-staff person test positive, but the guys that were out on that road trip are still out, they're not available tonight, so we've pretty much have the same group that we had on those three road games -- well, the last two games against Washington and Milwaukee," said Donovan. 

Chandler Hutchison tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Lauri Markkanen and Ryan Arcidiacono are also out for the Bulls due to health and safety protocols. 

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Tags: Tomas Satoransky, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

Chandler Hutchison Tests Positive For COVID-19

Jan 2, 2021 1:13 AM

Chandler Hutchison tested positive for COVID-19, according to Billy Donovan.

Hutchison, who remains in Washington, D.C., missed the Bulls' Friday night loss against the Bucks. 

Lauri MarkkanenRyan Arcidiacono and Tomas Satoransky also missed the game due to health and safety protocols. 

"There's just a lot of inconveniences to be quite honest with you, and it's just kind of the way of the world," said Billy Donovan.  

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Tags: Chandler Hutchison, Lauri Markkanen, Ryan Arcidiacono, Tomas Satoransky, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

Lauri Markkanen, Bulls Unlikely To Reach Deal On Extension

Dec 21, 2020 8:13 AM

The Chicago Bulls and Lauri Markkanen are unlikely to agree to a contract extension before Monday evening's deadline.

Sources tell K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports that "the gap remains wide" as "talks on his rookie extension continued Sunday but sputtered on life support."

Markkanen previously told reporters he planned to pressure his agent to get a new deal done.

The 2021 free agency class has thinned out dramatically due to a number of high profile extensions, but many rival teams are expected to have ample cap space to pursue a player like Markkanen. 

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Bulls Waive Zach Norvell Jr., Simi Shittu

Dec 19, 2020 4:07 PM

The Chicago Bulls waived Zach Norvell Jr. and Simi Shittu, the team announced on Saturday.

The Bulls now have 15 guaranteed contracts on their roster, along with two two-way players. 

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On East Over/Unders

Dec 17, 2020 3:18 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Knicks (9:52), Cavs (19:48), Pistons (28:38), Hornets (40:52), Bulls (50:01), Magic (1:00:08), Wizards (1:09:56), Hawks (1:21:22), Pacers (1:29:31), Raptors (1:33:59), 76ers (1:41:21), Heat (1:53:40), Celtics (2:00:53), Nets (2:09:20) and Bucks (2:16:54).

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Noah Vonleh Tests Positive For COVID-19, Will Be Waived By Bulls

Dec 14, 2020 3:52 PM

The Chicago Bulls will waive Noah Vonleh. Vonleh was on a non-guaranteed contract with the Bulls.

Vonleh tested positive for COVID-19 and will begin a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Vonleh is feeling good overall at this point.

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Thad Young Is Day-To-Day With Left Leg Infection

Dec 12, 2020 5:10 PM

Thad Young will miss the Chicago Bulls' preseason game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday due to a leg infection.

Billy Donovan said that Young has been dealing with the infection for a few weeks.

Donovan considers Young to be day-to-day with the injury.

"Things haven’t gotten worse. It’s gotten better for him. But I think the doctors want to keep a close eye on him with that infection and just make sure he’s healing properly," said Donovan. 

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Tags: Thaddeus Young, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

Pelicans Hire Gar Forman As Special Advisor

Dec 10, 2020 7:09 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Gar Forman as a special advisor with a focus on scouting.

Forman was fired by the Chicago Bulls this year after spending more than two decades with the franchise. Forman began his career with the Bulls as a scout and then became general manager in 2009.

The Pelicans' front office is run by David Griffin and Trajan Langdon. 

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Garrett Temple Recovering From COVID-19

Dec 6, 2020 5:22 PM

Garrett Temple is currently isolating in a Chicago hotel after testing positive for COVID-19.

Temple tested positive on November 28th and is on track to return to the practice facility midweek.

Temple signed a one-year deal with the Bulls this offseason. 


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Noah Vonleh Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bulls

Nov 26, 2020 11:07 PM

Noah Vonleh has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.

Vonleh split time between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets last season.

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Zach Norvell Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bulls

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Denzel Valentine Agrees To One-Year, $4.7M Deal With Bulls

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Garrett Temple Agrees To One-Year, $5M Deal With Bulls

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Ashton Hagans Agrees To Two-Way Contract With Wolves

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Bulls Agree To Sign Devon Dotson To Two-Way Deal

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Bulls Offer Wendell Carter, No. 4 To Warriors For No. 2

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Bulls 'Becoming Increasingly Focused' On Patrick Williams With Fourth Pick

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Bulls Won't Issue Qualifying Offer To Kris Dunn

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Otto Porter Jr. Exercises $28.4 Million Player Option

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Bulls Announce Assistant Coaching Staff, Including Maurice Cheeks


Bulls Expected To Select LaMelo Ball If He Falls To No. 4

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Bulls, Pistons, Knicks Discuss Trading Up To No. 2 With Warriors

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Bulls Like Lauri Markkanen More Than Wendell Carter

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LaMelo Ball Going First Overall Has Become Assumption Of Most NBA Teams

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Bulls Hire Maurice Cheeks As Assistant Coach

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Bulls Hire Josh Longstaff As Assistant Coach

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Bulls Likely Targeting Lead Playmaker In Draft

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Pistons, Bulls, Hawks Expected To Have Interest In Derrick Jones Jr.

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Bulls Part Ways With Dean Cooper, Nate Loenser, Roy Rogers, Karen Stack Umlauf

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Billy Donovan Says He Was Drawn To 'What The Bulls Have Meant To The Game Of Basketball'

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