Chicago Bulls Wiretap

Jazz, Bulls, Hornets, Nets Interested In Acquiring Tyler Herro

Sep 22, 2023 9:41 PM

If the Miami Heat eventually agree to a Damian Lillard trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources tell Jake Fischer that there are a number of possible teams who could be on the receiving end of Tyler Herro.

The Utah Jazz, Chicago Buls, Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets are considered the teams interested in Herro.

Herro is entering Year 1 of a four-year, $130 million extension with the Heat.

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Bulls, Raptors Discuss Damian Lillard Trade With Blazers

Sep 22, 2023 9:38 PM

The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have emerged as teams who are believed to have engaged with the Portland Trail Blazers on trade talks for Damian Lillard, sources tell Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports.

The Miami Heat have not factored primarily in Portland's recent dialogue, though they are expected to be engaged before the Blazers were to finalize a deal with another team.

The Phoenix Suns and Utah Jazz could participate in a multi-team scenario.

The Blazers have strongly considered acquiring Deandre Ayton as part of a multi-team trade for Lillard. The Blazers have registered interest in Ayton in the past with the current scenario involving Jusuf Nurkic going to the Suns.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Chicago Bulls, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

Sep 22, 2023 2:36 PM

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 Pistons (3:44), Hornets (12:01), Wizards (18:11), Magic (24:18), Pacers (28:25), Raptors (33:12), Bulls (37:45), Hawks (43:30), Nets (47:27), Heat (54:01), Cavaliers (58:47), Bucks (1:03:18), Knicks (1:11:21), 76ers (1:19:55) and Celtics (1:29:08).

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Bulls, Henri Drell Sign Camp Contract

Sep 13, 2023 8:30 AM

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward Henri Drell to a camp contract. This deal is designed to get Drell to the Windy City Bulls of the G League following the preseason.

Drell appeared in 49 games in his second campaign for Windy City last season. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 10.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.

The 23-year-old also played for teams in France and Italy the last two seasons. Drell started his professional career as a 16-year-old in his native Estonia, and he's also played for clubs in Germany during his career.

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Bulls Sign Quenton Jackson, Max Heidegger To Camp Deals

Sep 9, 2023 9:26 AM

The Chicago Bulls announced they have signed Quenton Jackson and Max Heidegger. Both players signed Exhibit 10 training camp contracts.

Jackson spent part of last season on a two-way contract the Washington Wizards. He appeared in nine games with the Wizards and averaged 6.2 points per game.

In 44 games with the Capital City Go-Go of the G League, Jackson averaged 13.5 points. The 6-foot-5 wing also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 24.1 minutes per game.

Max Heidegger appeared in 45 total games between playing for Baskonia in Spain and Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket in Turkey. Heidegger went undrafted out of UC Santa Barbara at the 2020 NBA Draft and has played also played for teams in Israel and Germany.

Last season, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10.6 points and 4.0 assists per game. Heidegger shot 37% from three on 184 total attempts over 45 games.

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RealGM Radio: Caitlin Cooper, Dan Feldman On The Central Division (Sep 2023)

Sep 7, 2023 3:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Caitlin Cooper of Basketball, She Wrote (@C2_Cooper) and Dan Feldman of Dunc’d On Prime (@DanFeldmanNBA) break down the NBA’s 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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Bulls Gauged Trade Interest In Zach LaVine This Summer

Sep 1, 2023 9:44 AM

The Chicago Bulls didn't make any blockbuster moves this offseason, but they at least looked into the idea of one. Chicago took the temperature of other NBA in All-Star guard Zach LaVine, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Bulls ultimately extended Nikola Vucevic, re-signed Coby White and Ayo Dosunmu, and added Jevon Carter and Torrey Craig. Those moves came while Chicago works around Lonzo Ball being out for second consecutive season, as he recovers from a knee injury.

LaVine averaged 24.8 points on 48/37/85 shooting splits. LaVine also tallied 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game over 77 appearances.

The two-time All-Star guard has four years and $178 million remaining on the five-year deal he signed with Chicago in 2022. LaVine holds a player option on the final season in 2026-27.

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Tags: Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Lonzo Ball Confirms He'll Miss 2023-24 Season

Aug 22, 2023 1:26 AM

Lonzo Ball confirmed that he'll miss the entire 2023-24 season as he recovers from a third knee surgery since he played his last game.

"When I first got hurt, we didn't really know what it was. I was seeing all type of different doctors and stuff. I was just kind of going up and down. That was really hard for me because I just didn't know what the next day was going to be like.

"At least now, I got the surgery. We got a plan moving forward. We've been on plan. I'm on track," said Ball on Trae Young's From the Point by Trae Young podcast.

Ball last appeared in the NBA on January 14, 2022.

Ball added that he felt he was finally on "the perfect team" with the Bulls before his injury. 

"It's going to be a big what-if. I feel bad, just for the [Bulls'] GMs because I feel like they made the perfect team around me. I felt like that was the most I've ever been involved in an organization. And I finally got the perfect team that I felt like could fit my game and play my way and really just do what I wanted to do."

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Tags: Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

Terry Taylor Signs With Bulls

Aug 14, 2023 10:09 PM

The Chicago Bulls have signed Terry Taylor.

Taylor joined Chicago during the 22-23 season after signing a two-way contract on Feb. 21, 2023. 

Taylor saw action in 26 games for the Indiana Pacers before appearing in five games for the Bulls last season, averaging 4.0 points (.900 FG%) and 1.6 rebounds in 7.2 minutes while with Chicago.

Prior to his professional career, Taylor played collegiately at Austin Peay (2017-21) where he was a three-time All- Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) First Team selection (2018-21) and two-time OVC Player of the Year. He averaged 19.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in 34.4 minutes over 127 games (all starts) for the Governors.

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Ayo Dosunmu, Bulls Agree To Three-Year, $21M Deal

Jul 21, 2023 2:41 PM

Ayo Dosunmu has agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Chicago Bulls.

Dosunmu is a restricted free agent.

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Onuralp Bitim, Bulls Agree To Two-Way Deal

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Bulls Had 'Giant' Asking Price For Zach LaVine In Trade Talks With Knicks

Fred Katz/The Athletic

Bulls Emerge With Interest In Christian Wood

Dan Woike/Los Angeles Times

Bulls Granted $10.2M Disabled Player Exception For Lonzo Ball

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Bulls Had Zach LaVine Trade Talks With Blazers, Sixers

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Bulls Waive Marko Simonovic

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Torrey Craig, Bulls Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Bulls Apply For $10.2M Disabled Player Exception For Lonzo Ball

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Jevon Carter, Bulls Agree To Three-Year, $20M Deal

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Coby White, Bulls Agree To Three-Year, $40M Deal

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Andre Drummond Exercises Player Option With Bulls

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Nikola Vucevic, Bulls Agree To Three-Year, $60M Extension

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Bulls Finding Limited Trade Market For Zach LaVine

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Suns, Bucks, Bulls Interested In Derrick Rose

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Adama Sanogo, Bulls Agree To Two-Way Deal

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Bulls Don't Expect Lonzo Ball To Play During 23-24 Season

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Zach LaVine's Camp Prefers To Avoid Knicks If Bulls Trade Him

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NBA Draft 2023 (Full Results): Wembanyama, Miller, Henderson Go Top-3

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Bulls Still Value Zach LaVine 'Highly' As They Gauge Trade Market

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Bulls 'Quietly Gauging' Trade Market Of Zach LaVine

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