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Bulls Waive Tony Allen

Feb 9, 2018 10:53 AM

The Chicago Bulls have waived Tony Allen.

Allen was acquired on February 1 in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Chicago’s roster now stands at 16.

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Blazers Trade Noah Vonleh To Bulls, Drop Below Luxury Tax

Feb 8, 2018 2:23 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Noah Vonleh and cash to the Chicago Bulls for the draft rights to Milovan Rakovic.

The Blazers will get under the luxury tax with the move while also creating a roster spot.

Vonleh will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Pistons Acquire Jameer Nelson From Bulls For Willie Reed

Feb 8, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to trade Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons for Willie Reed. The Bulls will also be able to swap second round picks with the Pistons in 2022.

Nelson will reunite with Stan Van Gundy.

The Bulls acquired Nelson last week in the Nikola Mirotic trade.

After Nelson was waived by the Nuggets in October, he signed a one-year deal with the Pelicans. Nelson averaged 5.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists over 43 games this season with the Pelicans.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)

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Thunder, Bulls, Pistons Interested In Rodney Hood

Feb 5, 2018 3:18 PM

The Utah Jazz have received interest on Rodney Hood from the Thunder, Bulls and Pistons.

The Nuggets and Magic have shown a passing interest in Hood.

Hood will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

The Jazz would like a first round pick for Hood.

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Bulls Intensify Robin Lopez Trade Talks

Feb 5, 2018 11:01 AM

The Chicago Bulls have intensified their trade talks centered on Robin Lopez.

Lopez has one more season remaining on his four-year, $54 million deal he signed in 2015 with the Knicks.

The Bulls are still below the salary cap floor and could take on bad contracts in exchange for a future asset.

“Trades are part of the business,” Lopez said. “Guys are used to it. At the end of the day, it’s just us and the other team and basketball. I don’t think anybody is focused on anything else.”

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Bulls To Release Quincy Pondexter

Feb 1, 2018 1:49 PM

The Chicago Bulls plan to release Quincy Pondexter to create a roster spot for their trade of Nikola Mirotic.

Pondexter has undergone multiple surgeries on his left knee.

Pondexter was acquired from the Pelicans earlier in the season.

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Bulls Trade Nikola Mirotic To Pelicans

Feb 1, 2018 1:27 PM

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to trade Nikola Mirotic to the New Orleans Pelicans for Omer Asik, Tony Allen, Jameer Nelson and a 2018 first round pick.

Allen is likely to be waived by the Bulls.

The first round pick will have minimal protections. Chicago will also send a second round pick to the Pelicans and the right to exchange seconds in the 2021 draft.

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Bulls Will Likely Sit Nikola Mirotic Through Trade Deadline

Jan 31, 2018 5:36 PM

The Chicago Bulls will keep Nikola Mirotic from playing in Wednesday's game and presumably through the trade deadline on Feb. 8th.

The Bulls are attempting to trade Mirotic, who can veto a trade.

Chicago and the Pelicans were close to a trade of Mirotic this week.

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Pelicans' Trade For Nikola Mirotic Falls Apart

Jan 30, 2018 1:51 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls were close to a trade involving Nikola Mirotic for a first round pick and the contract of Omer Asik.

Mirotic can veto a trade unless the Bulls pick up his $12.5 million option for next season.

Mirotic has sought a trade from the Bulls since his preseason fight with Bobby Portis.

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Kris Dunn Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Kris Dunn's two dislocated front teeth were stabilized and have been splinted with braces as the form of treatment.

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Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday Could Be Dealt By Bulls
Robin Lopez is signed through the 18-19 season.

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Bulls Remaining Patient On Nikola Mirotic Trade Talks
Chicago has been seeking a first round pick in exchange for Nikola Mirotic.

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Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Nikola Mirotic.

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Zach LaVine To Make Season Debut Saturday
Zach LaVine will be one a 20-minute limit and won't play on back-to-backs before the All-Star break.

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Bulls Guarantee Contract Of David Nwaba
David Nwaba is averaging 7.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 23.0 minutes per game for the Bulls.

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Bulls Could Time Nikola Mirotic Trade With Zach LaVine's Return
Nikola Mirotic and his representatives remain firm on his trade request.

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Doug Collins 'In Perfect Role' With Bulls
Doug Collins had advised John Paxson is an unofficial capacity for years.

Jerry Reinsdorf Explains Confidence In John Paxson, Gar Forman
Gar Forman was promoted to general manager in 2009 while John Paxson has always ranked higher.

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Bulls Waive Kay Felder
Kay Felder appeared in 14 games for Chicago and averaged 3.9 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.6 minutes.

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Hornets Attempted To Acquire Jimmy Butler From Bulls
The Bulls had no interest in anything the Hornets could offer for Jimmy Butler.

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Bulls Gauging Trade Value Of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez
The Bulls are looking to add future assets in terms of draft picks.

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Bulls Assign Zach LaVine To G-League For Rehab
Zach LaVine tore his ACL in February.

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Nikola Mirotic Moves On Emotionally From Bobby Portis Incident
Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis exchanged fist bumps during Wednesday's game.

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Bulls Assign Kay Felder To Windy City
Kay Felder has appeared in 12 games for Chicago, averaging 4.3 points, 0.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 10.5 minutes per game.

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Bulls Assign Zach LaVine, Nikola Mirotic To G League
Zach LaVine and Nikola Mirotić have missed the entire start of the season due to injury.

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Nikola Mirotic Accepts Bobby Portis' Apology, Ready To Move On
Nikola Mirotic had previously requested the Bulls either trade him or Bobby Portis.

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Nikola Mirotic Close To Return, Still Not Speaking With Bobby Portis
Nikola Mirotic has yet to retract his request that the Bulls either trade him or Bobby Portis.

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Zach LaVine Cleared For Contact As He Recovers ACL
The Bulls aren't sure when Zach LaVine will return to game action but he's targeting mid- to late December.

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Chicago To Host 2020 NBA All-Star Game
The All-Star Game was last held in Chicago in 1988 when Michael Jordan was named MVP and also won the Slam Dunk Contest.

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