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Bobby Portis, Bulls Unable To Agree To Extension

Oct 15, 2018 5:59 PM

Bobby Portis and the Chicago Bulls will be unable to reach agreement on a contract extension.

Portis and the Bulls intensified their talks in recent days.

Portis will be a restricted free agent in the 2019 offseason.

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Bulls Claim Tyler Ulis Off Waivers, Sign Him To Two-Way Contract

Oct 14, 2018 5:57 PM

The Chicago Bulls have claimed Tyler Ulis off waivers from the Golden State Warriors and will sign him to a two-way contract.

Ulis played for the Phoenix Suns over the first two seasons of his career.

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Tex Winter Passes Away At Age 96

Oct 11, 2018 9:17 AM

Tex Winter has passed away at the age of 96.

Winter, who published "The Triple-Post Offense'' in 1962, made the leap to the NBA in 1971, serving as head coach of the Houston Rockets for two seasons.

Winter later was an assistant coach with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers and helped both teams use the triangle offense.

Winter was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011, his eighth time on the final ballot. 

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Lauri Markkanen Out 6-8 Weeks With Elbow Sprain

Sep 28, 2018 9:55 PM

Lauri Markkanen sustained a right elbow injury in practice on Thursday, Sept. 27. 

Markkanen underwent an MRI today that showed a high grade lateral elbow sprain.

Markkanen is estimated to be out six-to-eight weeks.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 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 numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Bulls Promote Brian Hagen, Steve Weinman, Jim Paxson, Miles Abbett

Aug 31, 2018 3:02 PM

The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has promoted Brian Hagen to Associate General Manager, Steve Weinman to Assistant General Manager, Jim Paxson to Director of Pro Personnel and Miles Abbett to Manager of Minor League Scouting and Analytics.

Hagen is entering his seventh season with the Bulls, as he spent the last six seasons as Assistant General Manager and third as General Manager of the Windy City Bulls. Before joining the Bulls, he spent nine seasons in basketball operations with the New Orleans Hornets, most recently as the team’s Director of Player Personnel. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the team’s amateur and professional scouting operations and assisted in the evaluation of free agents and prospective trade acquisitions. While with the Hornets, he also spent time as the team’s video coordinator, Director of Basketball Operations, Director of Scouting and Assistant to the General Manager.

Weinman, set to begin his seventh year with the Bulls, was previously the team’s Manager of Basketball Operations and Analytics, after spending two years working for the NBA. In his new role, Weinman will continue to manage the team’s salary cap and oversee the organization’s planning for future initiatives, while remaining the team’s lead for all basketball analytics efforts. Weinman will also shift his focus toward pro scouting and draft personnel.

Paxson will begin his 13th season with the Bulls and has spent the last 12 seasons serving as the Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to Chicago, he spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, first as Vice President of Basketball Operations (1998-99), and then as President and General Manager of the club (1999-2005). Paxson also served as Assistant General Manager of the Portland Trail Blazers for three seasons (1995-98), as well as Offensive Skills Coach during the 1993-94 season. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and earned All-NBA Second Team honors in 1984.

Abbett, about to embark on his fifth season with the Bulls, formerly served as the team’s Basketball Operations Coordinator. He will now build upon his analytical contributions for the organization, while also focusing on scouting the G League and international professional leagues.

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Derrick Walton Jr. To Sign With Bulls

Aug 10, 2018 10:41 AM

Derrick Walton Jr. intends to sign with the Chicago Bulls.

Walton was a two-way player for the Miami Heat last season.

Walton played for the Heat in Summer League.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division

Aug 8, 2018 3:18 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman of NBC’s Pro Basketball Talk (@DanFeldmanNBA) break down the Central Division.

They discuss how the Bucks, Bulls, Cavs, Pacers and Pistons fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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David Nwaba Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers

Aug 1, 2018 1:43 PM

David Nwaba has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The two sides are still finalizing terms of the deal.

The Cavaliers were in touch with Nwaba beginning on Day 1 of free agency.

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Ryan Arcidiacono Agrees To Re-Sign With Bulls

Jul 28, 2018 7:04 PM

Ryan Arcidiacono has agreed to sign a one-year partially guaranteed deal with the Chicago Bulls.

Arcidiacono spent last season with the Bulls.

Arcidiacono went undrafted in 2016 out of Villanova.

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

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Bulls Sign Rawle Alkins To Two-Way Contract
Rawle Alkins went undrafted out of Arizona.

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Antonio Blakeney Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Bulls
Antonio Blakeney was on a two-way contract last season.

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Jahlil Okafor Linked With Heat, Pacers, Bulls
Jahlil Okafor worked out for four teams last Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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Bulls Waive Julyan Stone, Paul Zipser
The Bulls needed to make those moves to sign Jabari Parker.

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Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year, $40M Deal With Bulls
The second year of Jabari Parker's deal is an option for the Bulls.

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Jabari Parker On Verge Of Two-Year, $40M Deal With Bulls
The Bucks have pulled their qualifying offer to Jabari Parker.

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Jabari Parker, Bulls Progressing Towards Offer Sheet
Jabari Parker and the Bulls are still discussing a number of topics.

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Jabari Parker Has Interest In Signing With Bulls
Jabari Parker is from Chicago and the Bulls are one of the only teams with cap space.

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Bulls Rescind Qualifying Offer To David Nwaba
David Nwaba averaged 7.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games last season, including 21 starts.

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Bulls Waive Sean Kilpatrick
Sean Kilpatrick appeared in nine games and averaged 15.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.70 steals in 23.8 minutes per game.

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Hornets, Magic, Bulls Agree Upon Three-Team Trade
Timofey Mozgov will go the Magic while the Hornets will acquire Bismack Biyombo.

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Bulls Match Zach LaVine's Four-Year, $80M Offer Sheet With Kings
The Bulls had 48 hours to match but did so almost immediately.

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Zach LaVine Agrees Upon Four-Year, $80M Offer Sheet With Kings
Zach LaVine is a restricted free agent.

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Kings Serious About Signing Zach LaVine To Offer Sheet
The restricted free agent market has been limited this offseason.

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Hawks, Bulls, Kings Preparing To Use Cap Space For Trades Of Bad Contracts
The Hawks, Bulls and Kings are seeking draft assets in exchange for their cap space.

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Bulls Hope To Re-Sign Zach LaVine At $14M-$16M Per Season
Zach LaVine will be a restricted free agent in a market without many teams possessing cap space.

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Bulls Had Interest In Trading Up For Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson
The Bulls hoped Marvin Bagley would drop to the Hawks at No. 3.

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Grizzlies Holding Trade Talks With Multiple Teams On No. 4 Pick
The Grizzlies would like to trade back rather than trading out of the lottery altogether.

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