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Robin Lopez, Bulls To Open Buyout Talks

Feb 7, 2019 3:24 PM

The Chicago Bulls and Robin Lopez are expected to soon discuss a contract buyout.

Lopez is on an expiring contract.

Lopez has been linked to the Golden State Warriors if he's bought out.

Malika Andrews, Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Robin Lopez, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Bulls Acquire Otto Porter From Wizards For Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker

Feb 6, 2019 7:44 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to trade Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls for Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a 2023 second round pick.

Washington previously was reluctant to discuss a trade of Porter.

The Wizards will have a team option on Parker for 19-20.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Otto Porter, Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Discuss Moving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope For Jabari Parker

Feb 4, 2019 11:59 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have discussed a deal involving Kentavious Caldwell-Pope moving to the Chicago Bulls for Jabari Parker, according to Brian Windhorst.

"Caldwell-Pope is available and has been floated out there for some spots. One place that they have talked to, now I’m not saying this deal is going to get done, but one place they have talked to is Chicago for Jabari Parker. … The Bulls really like Caldwell-Pope," said Windhorst on his "Brian Windhorst & The Hoop Collective" podcast. 

Caldwell-Pope, on a 1-year deal worth $12 million, would have to waive his no-trade clause to make the deal work. Parker, making $20 million this season, has a team option worth $20 million for next year. 

Matthew Moreno/Lakers Nation

Tags: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Bulls Listening To Offers For Everyone But Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.

Feb 2, 2019 3:03 PM

The Chicago Bulls will listen to trade offers for every player on their roster except Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., according to Zach Lowe.

Although Lowe does not expect the Bulls to trade Zach LaVine or Kris Dunn due to their high asking price. 

The Bulls recently traded for Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot from the Thunder, while waiving Carmelo Anthony to make roster space. 

 

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Tags: Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, Jr., Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Bulls Acquire Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Waive Carmelo Anthony

Feb 1, 2019 2:27 PM

The Chicago Bulls have waived Carmelo Anthony to open up a roster spot to acquire Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot from the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Anthony was never asked to report to the Bulls after they acquired him from the Rockets on January 22nd.

The Thunder will save $7.3 million off their luxury tax bill by trading Luwawu-Cabarrot. 

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Tags: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Official Trade, NBA Waiver

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Jimmy Butler On His Personality: 'Damn Right I'm Confrontational'

Jan 30, 2019 2:56 PM

Jimmy Butler explained his confrontational nature during a recent episode of the Posted Up With Chris Haynes podcast.

“Damn right I'm confrontational. I am confrontational...I would be the first to tell you, I don't give a damn. I've always been like that. I haven’t said it all the time. I’ve always acted it though. Like if you know me and you’re around me, man, if you not around me everyday, I don’t give a damn what you say because you don’t know what I go through," said Butler.

Butler said he modeled his work ethic and approach to the game after Luol Deng.

Butler added that he doesn't care how he's perceived by other people and that he liked being misunderstood.

"If you just come be around me for X amount of hours, X amount of days, you’ll be like, ‘ah, I get it. I understand. I know a little bit about him. I know why he do what he do. I know why he think the way that he thinks. I know why he move the way that he move.’ But you’re not (around me.) You only see bits and pieces from what you get out of the media or from what somebody is telling you."

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Carmelo Anthony: 'I Just Want To Be Happy'

Jan 29, 2019 12:52 AM

Carmelo Anthony stated that he's at a point in his life where he's looking for happiness.

"At this point, I just want to be happy. I think I've put myself in a good, peaceful mind state right now, [being] able to focus in on what I need to focus in on. And whatever's going to make me happy, then we're going to make it happen," said Anthony when discussing where he may end up in the future. 

Anthony was in attendance at Madison Square Garden to watch Dwyane Wade. He received a standing ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron.

Wade added that Anthony was in a good place mentally. 

"Forget basketball. I just want to make sure that everything that's happened in the last year and a half, whatever, that his mental is OK and that's doing all right. He seems to be. Through our conversations, I can tell, the videos are sent in our group chat, I can tell all those things, that his spirit is up, that he's feeling better. Hopefully, [he'll get] an opportunity to come back out on this NBA floor, whether it's this year, whether it's next year, to continue to play this game that he loves and he's still good at," added Wade.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Chandler Hutchison Fractures Toe, To Be Re-Evaluated After All-Star Break

Jan 27, 2019 1:38 PM

The Chicago Bulls announced that rookie Chandler Hutchison suffered a fracture right toe.

Hutchison will be in a walking boot for 2-4 weeks, and be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

Hutchison became a starter after the Bulls traded Justin Holiday. He averaged 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. 

Malika Andrews/ESPN

Tags: Chandler Hutchison, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Injury

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Rockets, Bulls Finalize Carmelo Anthony Trade

Jan 22, 2019 6:40 PM

The Houston Rockets have traded Carmelo Anthony, the rights to Jon Diebler, and cash considerations to Chicago in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragićević.

Dragićević (6-9, 247) was the 53rd overall pick by Utah in the 2008 NBA Draft. His rights were acquired by Chicago in 2014. Dragićević has played professionally in several countries during his career, most recently in Spain this season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jon Diebler, Tadija Dragicevic, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Bulls

Jan 21, 2019 5:34 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls.

The Rockets will save approximately $2.6 million towards the luxury tax with the move.

Anthony lasted only a few weeks with the Rockets before they parted ways.

Chicago will waive Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wendell Carter Jr. Out 8-12 Weeks With Thumb Surgery
Wendell Carter Jr. sustained a left thumb injury in the game at the Lakers on Jan. 15.

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Kris Dunn, Robin Lopez Exchange Words At Practice
Jim Boylen said Robin Lopez told him his discontent stems from not playing as many minutes as he had in previous seasons.

Malika Andrews/ESPN

Bulls Not Interested In Buying Out Robin Lopez
Lopez is interested in joining the Warriors if he were bought out by the Bulls.

Chris Haynes/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks, Bulls Explore Trade Involving Enes Kanter, Jabari Parker
The Bulls and Knicks are trying to find a third team to take Kanter.

Stefan Bondy/NY Daily News

Jim Boylen To Coach Bulls Through 2020, Receives Pay Increase
The Bulls are still paying the remainder of Fred Hoiberg's contract through next season.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Rockets Trade Michael Carter-Williams To Bulls
The Bulls will waive Michael Carter-Williams.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bulls Waive Cam Payne, Want To Find New Destination For MarShon Brooks
The Bulls don't plan on MarShon Brooks reporting to the team following the Justin Holiday trade.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Bulls Trade Justin Holiday To Grizzlies For Marshon Brooks, Wayne Selden, Two 2nd Round Picks
Memphis will send their own second round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the Bulls.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Jabari Parker Blames Benching On Direction Of Bulls' Organization
Parker hasn't played in a game since December 13th.

Adam Wells/Bleacher Report

Justin Holiday Receiving Trade Interest
Holiday is averaging a career-high in three-pointers per game.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Bulls Sign Brandon Sampson To Two-Way Deal, Waive Tyler Ulis
Brandon Sampson has played in 18 games (18 starts) this season for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, averaging 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 35.1 minutes per game.

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Bulls Make Robin Lopez Available In Trade Talks
If Robin Lopez isn't traded by the deadline, he could become a buyout candidate.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Bulls Have Received Sparse Interest In Jabari Parker
Sources say Jabari Parker has all but checked out in hopes of an imminent trade from the Bulls.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Tyler Ulis Out Indefinitely With Left Hip Surgery
The Bulls waived Tyler Ulis from his Two-Way contract.

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Bulls Agree To Sign Brandon Sampson To Two-Way Contract, Waive Tyler Ulis
JaKarr Sampson is currently playing for the Windy City Bulls.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks Have Expressed Interest In Jabari Parker
The Knicks are not prepared to trade any first round picks as they enter a pivotal 2019 offseason.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Bobby Portis Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained Ankle
Bobby Portis injured his right ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game.

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Zach LaVine Out 2-4 Weeks With Ankle Injury
Zach LaVine suffered a sprained deltoid ligament last week.

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Jazz With Rumored Interest In Adding Jabari Parker
The Bulls are reportedly shopping Parker after removing him from the rotation last week.

Kevin O'Connor/The Ringer

Bulls Discussing Jabari Parker Trade
Jabari Parker signed a two-year, $40 million contract with the Bulls in the offseason.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune