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    Getty Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors, the latter of whom would land with the Chicago Bulls in this proposed trade. As the Chicago Bulls continue to prepare for next season, they might be done making changes to the roster. They inked Zach LaVine to a massive contract extension, re-signed Derrick Jones Jr. to a new deal, signed Andre Drummond to be a backup big man, and brought Goran Dragic on board as well. Combine those moves with the fact that Lonzo Ball should be returning from injury, and they should be set up for a solid playoff push. Whether or not they can compete with the top teams in the East for a spot in the Finals is another question, though. However, next season won’t be the end-all-be-all for the Bulls. Their core is getting up there in age, but that doesn’t mean they have to go all-in this upcoming season. In fact, this recently-proposed trade with the Golden State Warriors I wrote would see them land four-time champion Klay Thompson in a...
    Getty Images Billy Donovan NBA free agency has died down some now that most of the top players have already been signed. While there are some players that are still available at this point most teams are probably done with the free agency market for now including the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls achieved their goal of continuity this summer as they re-signed Zach LaVine to a max contract of five years $215 million. Keeping LaVine keeps the team’s core together which is what the front office was hoping for. The Bulls did manage to add veterans Andre Drummond and Goran Dragic on cheap contracts to help bolster the roster. One area of need Chicago hasn’t addressed yet is defense, but at this point, it looks like the team will have to make a trade if they want to address it.Proposed TradeIn a new article from Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley, he proposes a trade for each team after free agency. For the Bulls he has them trying to address their defense by trading Coby White to the Dallas Mavericks...
    Getty Scottie Lewis #16 of the Charlotte Hornets runs the court The Chicago Bulls might want to take a look at second-year wing Scottie Lewis this summer. Their roster currently stands at 15 players. They are permitted to have up to 20 players at this point. But the expectation is the current top 15 will be the group that at least begins the regular season. That should not stop them from having able bodies at the ready in the G-League should the need arise. We saw last season that a team can never have too much depth. Lewis is a player that has the tools and skill set the Bulls have targeted in younger prospects over the past couple of seasons. And there is still a need for them even without injuries having to occur.An Intriguing ProspectThe Bulls Summer League roster will already feature some significant names including 18th-overall pick Dalen Terry as well as priority free agent Justin Lewis and Chicago-native Javon Freeman-Liberty to name a few. Those are all wings. But Lewis’ experience could serve him...
    Getty Lonzo Ball #2 of the Chicago Bulls is seen The Chicago Bulls have received mixed reviews for their offseason to this point but their biggest need, clarity on Lonzo Ball’s health, has yet to be resolved. Heading into next season, health is the singular most important factor for this team. They are banking on it and internal development to surpass last season’s surprising mark. A second consecutive first-round exit will not be so easily explained away. As Billy Donovan told The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry, they have “even more to prove”. If they are going to achieve that goal, however, they need their starting point guard. That is not necessarily a secret. But Bobby Marks’ updated “Ultimate 2022 free agency guide” has that as the sole box left unchecked from a polarizing offseason.Twice Is Not as NiceThe Bulls’ offseason has consisted of drafting Dalen Terry, re-signing Zach LaVine, and bringing in the duo of Goran Dragic and Andre Drummond. With 15 guaranteed contracts, some suspect the Bulls are done in free agency. They are about $2 million below...
    Getty Danilo Gallinari With NBA free agency underway, the Bulls are looking to secure some help with their perimeter shooting and, if all goes well, add some frontcourt help along the way. One player could pitch in on both fronts: veteran forward Danilo Gallinari, who is said to have narrowed his choices to either the Bulls or Boston after he was bought out by San Antonio on Thursday. Miami is also said to be in the mix for Gallinari, but according to a report from Bleacher Report, the Celtics are currently, “Gallo’s preferred landing spot,” though NBC Sports reports that the Bulls are “in the mix.” Bulls are 'very much' in the mix on Danilo [email protected] | @UnfilteredNBC pic.twitter.com/f1eOKYMezN — Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) June 30, 2022 There is some question, though, as to whether the Celtics will want to use the entirety of their mid-level exception, which is worth $6.4 million, on Gallinari, which could leave open the chance for Chicago to sign him. The Bulls will have more money to use and can offer Gallinari a better...
    Getty Doug McDermott #17 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on How does a reunion between the Chicago Bulls and the player affectionately known as “Dougie McBuckets” sound? That could very well be in the Bulls’ future if one analyst’s proposal becomes a reality this offseason. The Bulls are going into the summer with clear-cut needs, writes Sports Illustrated’s Chris Herring. Bulls vice president of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas, rattled off four specific things that his admittedly aggressive front office could look to address this offseason: size, shooting, and athleticism. They covered athleticism and defense with the addition of rookie wing Dalen Terry with the 18th-overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and could find a solution in Doug McDermott.The (Potential) Return of Dougie McBucketsMcDermott is one of the more controversial picks in Bulls history. He was taken with the 11th-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. McDermott found his way to the Bulls via a draft-night trade along with big man Anthony Randolph that sent Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic to the Western...
    The Bulls were a solid Eastern Conference Playoff team last season, but they need to shake things up in the offseason if they have bigger dreams.  Chicago’s front office has done a nice job of accumulating the talent required to make the Chicago Bulls an immediate playoff team in the East. The real challenge facing the Bulls now is how to transform their veteran group into actual title contenders. Zach LaVine’s free agency currently hangs over the franchise like a dark cloud. Losing him for nothing would force the Bulls into an uncomfortable rebuild. The team needs to swallow its pride and give him the max contract he’s looking for if they want to remain competitive. Of course, paying LaVine that kind of massive salary would significantly limit the team’s roster flexibility moving forward. DeMar DeRozan, Nikola Vucecvic, and Lonzo Ball all make more than $19 million annually for this team. It’s going to require real creativity to make significant changes in Chi-town anytime soon.What will the Bulls roster look like come September?The top of Chicago’s roster is going to...
    Getty Images Billy Donovan On Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. eastern time NBA free agency will officially get underway. For the Chicago Bulls that will mean two things, trying to re-sign Zach LaVine and find other players to help the team improve in areas of need. If the Bulls can re-sign LaVine early in free agency the team will then likely look for affordable players that can help in areas of need or seek trade partners. The two primary areas of need for the Bulls this summer are rim protection and three-point shooting. Reports have indicated that the Bulls have been the primary suitor for Jazz center Rudy Gobert. But a deal has yet to get done and with that looms the possibility that another team could swoop in and trade for Gobert meaning the Bulls would have to look elsewhere for rim protection.Interest in Hawks StarAnother player that has been popular in trade talks this summer has been Hawks forward John Collins. In his fifth season in Atlanta Collins grew frustrated with his role on the...
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse Zach LaVine takes a three-point shot in the second quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls need to make these three moves after tonight’s NBA Draft to ensure success next season. As it usually is, the NBA Draft was a big deal, but the Chicago Bulls have work to do afterward as they look to make next season another strong one. Last year, the Bulls finished 46-36 and second in the Central Divison. They fell to Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs, so while that finish was good for the Bulls, there is still plenty of work to do. The biggest takeaway from this past season is that they made progress and overperformed after losing Lonzo Ball. While overperforming without a guy like Ball is a good thing, we must think about what would have happened if Ball wasn’t injured. Would the Bulls have beaten Milwaukee if Ball stayed healthy? The Bulls have just one pick in this 2022 NBA Draft, which...
    Getty Dalen Terry #4 of the Arizona Wildcats celebrates after an "and one" call We do not hear from Chicago Bulls general manager, Marc Eversley. Bulls vice president of basketball operations, Aruturas Karnisovas is typically the one at the microphone providing updates. Following the organization’s selection of Arizona guard, Dalen Terry, with the 18th-overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, however, Eversley had plenty to say in addressing the media. Words like “hustle” and “grinds” were prevalent in the draft grade from The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor. Eversley went into greater detail, including where he wants to see the 19-year-old improve. It is still clear that Terry’s makeup played a big factor in the Bulls making him the second first-round pick of the current regime’s tenure.Welcome to Chicago, RookieEversley began answering a question from NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson about the Bulls’ process leading to Terry. It did not take long for the Bulls’ general manager to get into the appeal of Terry’s character. “We had an opportunity to work out Dalen a couple weeks ago. He came in...
    What channel is it on? Who are the top prospects? Where do the Chicago Bulls pick — and which players might they target? Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 NBA draft. When and where is the draft? The draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barclays Center in New York. It’s the ninth time the home of the Brooklyn Nets is host to the event. What channel is it on? ESPN is broadcasting the draft for the 20th straight year, with former Chicago Tribune reporter Malika Andrews hosting for the first time. College basketball analyst Jay Bilas, NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski and NBA draft analysts Bobby Marks and Mike Schmitz will join Andrews on the main set. For the second year in a row, ABC-7 is airing the first round. Kevin Negandhi returns as the host and will be joined by analysts Stephen A. Smith, Chiney Ogwumike and Jalen Rose. Monica McNutt is the event reporter and will conduct interviews with draftees after their selection. For those who like this sort of...
    Getty Nikola Vucevic #9 and Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls defend against Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets Some have speculated that the Chicago Bulls will move on from Nikola Vucevic this offseason. But at least one source, NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson, believes the narrative around the veteran center has gone a bit too far. One NBA executive told Heavy’s Sean Deveney that they “know” they have to trade him this offseason. If Johnson’s assessment is aligned with the team’s, that executive may be way off base. After all, Bulls vice president of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas, has made it clear that he intends to build around the Bulls’ fairly expensive core. Vucevic will certainly remain a part of that core judging by this assessment.Better Than AdvertisedVucevic came up as a part of a larger discussion on the “Bulls Talk Podcast”, which Johnson co-hosts, about how the Bulls need to improve this offseason. Co-host Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago said that the Bulls “absolutely” need to add defense around the offensive trio of Vucevic,...
    Getty Coby White and Patrick Williams of the Chicago Bulls contesting Jerami Grant of the Detroit Pistons. The Chicago Bulls won’t have a ton of flexibility to make moves this summer. Their top priority will be re-signing Zach LaVine amidst rumors of his potential exit, but past that, improving the depth on their roster is the next step. But with no cap space to work with, their focus will turn to the NBA Draft and the trade market. Chicago will be picking 18th in the 2022 NBA Draft. There will be some quality players available at that spot, but if they hope to make significant changes, attacking the trade market will be crucial. And according to a recent report, one player’s foot may already be out the door. According to Jim Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls are likely to part ways with point guard Coby White this summer. He noted that they will look to trade him for more consistent shooting. “All eyes, meanwhile, will be on White and what the Bulls decide to do with...
    Getty Head coach Billy Donovan of the Chicago Bulls watches his team Competition for Chicago Bulls free agent Zach LaVine is heating up, if only in conversation. The start of free agency is over one month away and the 2022 NBA Draft still has to take place on June 23. Yet, LaVine’s offseason decision was one of the hottest topics at the NBA Combine, wrote NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson. We have already seen trade proposals sending LaVine to the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. Now, there appears to be yet another team that feels as though they could use LaVine’s services next season. Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill says the Dallas Mavericks need more from Luka Doncic to advance next season. But he did not stop there.LaVine to Dallas?Doncic’s Mavericks are in a 3-0 hole against Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Doncic has averaged 34.0 points on 62.5% true shooting with 7.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.0 blocks in the series. He needs to be better, as Goodwill...
    Gwyneth Paltrow put speculations of a rivalry between her and Kourtney Kardashian to rest. In an Instagram Q&A on Friday the 49-year-old Goop founder clarified that she believes the 'wellness business' has place for every woman, after a fan asked her if she was upset that Kourtney's, 43, brand Poosh 'copied' her. 'This idea that women need to be in competition is legacy patriarchy bulls***,' she wrote, adding '@kourtneykardash is a really good person and also #KRAVISFOREVER.' Supportive: Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, shut down rumors of a rivalry between her and Kourtney Kardashian in an Instagram Q&A on Friday; Pictured 2021 in Los Angeles 'Kravis' is the nickname for Kourtney and her husband Travis Barker, 46, whom she married today in a lavish ceremony in Italy.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Gwyneth Paltrow, 49, shares her latest beauty hack as she... Apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Gwyneth Paltrow... Bella Hadid takes beau Marc Kalman to shop at Gwyneth... Gwyneth Paltrow wishes lookalike daughter Apple a happy 18th... Gwyneth...
    Getty Chris Boucher #25 of the Toronto Raptors watches the final minutes of gameplay. The Chicago Bulls could turn to their neighbors to the North in search of rim protection in Toronto Raptors free agent Chris Boucher, one Western Conference executive tells Heavy’s Sean Deveney. That is, of course, if they can pry him loose from the 2019 NBA champs. Boucher’s NBA tenure has not been linear. But the five-year man out of Oregon is an archetypal role player in today’s game. He went undrafted in 2017, signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors as a rookie. Now he heads into a free agency period where the need for his services could outweigh the teams willing to commit the necessary resources to him. Teams’ reluctance to over-commit could work both for the Bulls.Boucher on the BullsBoucher averaged 9.4 points on 57% true shooting with 6.2 rebounds during the regular season. That was a step back from the 13.6 points and 6.7 boards he averaged the season before. He was less efficient from beyond the arc shooting...
    Getty T.J. Warren #1 of the Indiana Pacers warms up The Chicago Bulls could find a major upgrade for their bench for a bargain in Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren, writes Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale. What happens next season will largely depend on what Zach LaVine does. If things go according to plan, the Bulls will need to be smart with their moves. This as much as continuity is the reason for emphasizing improving on the margins. It would also mean avoiding potential crisis-mode deals that further cloud the future. Chicago’s bench needs an influx of talent in any case which would Warren an intriguing under-the-radar signing.Bulls Need ShootingFavale lays out what it is that the Bulls need in plain English what it is the Bulls need. It is not a secret and they were fairly open about what they are looking for in their exit interviews. But improving on the margins can be tricky. The Chicago Bulls desperately need another 3-4 who spaces the floor and should be able to access their $10.4 million chip while maxing...
    Getty Grayson Allen #7 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Coby White #0 of the Chicago Bulls The Chicago Bulls need not look any further than their opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, for a solution to at least one of their woes, suggests 670 The Score’s Cody Westerlund. There is nothing worse than your arch-rival continuously getting the best of you, as Bulls fans found during their 0-4 regular season versus Milwaukee and through four games of their first-round series. They have seen a narrow defeat in Game 1 followed by a four-point win in Game 2.  which was followed by back-to-back losses of 30 and 24 points in Games 3 and 4. Their “Big Three” combined for 58 points on 44.2% shooting in their 119-95 Game 4 loss spearheaded by Zach LaVine’s 24-point, 13-assist double-double. It was his second double-double of the postseason. The trio especially struggled from beyond the arc going a combined 3-of-17 including 0-for-5 from DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls are now 1-3 when DeRozan has attempted at least five threes in a game between...
    Patrick Williams knows it’s a daunting assignment to guard two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Williams is four inches shorter, 30 pounds lighter and seven years younger than the Milwaukee Bucks star. He never has played in an NBA postseason and barely played in the Chicago Bulls regular season because of a wrist injury. But if he’s going to slow down one of the best players in the league, the Bulls forward can’t let any doubt creep in. “I feel like a lot of people in this league are scared or nervous to guard guys like that,” Williams said Wednesday ahead of Game 2. “Obviously (Antetokounmpo) is good. He’s a two-time MVP. But he puts his pants on the same way I do. He is good, but he’s not God.” Despite his youth, Williams is a textbook fit to guard Antetokounmpo. Williams is lengthy enough to alter Antetokounmpo’s shot around the rim and quick enough to disrupt Antetokounmpo’s straight-line drives to the rim. But no player expects to slow Antetokounmpo one-on-one. Bulls coach Billy Donovan said the defensive game plan to shut...
    The Chicago Bulls defense stood out in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks, holding the reigning NBA champions 22.5 points below their regular-season average despite the 93-86 loss. The defensive effort was a reminder of what used to be for the Bulls, who were ranked among the top five in the league during the first half of the season. Maintaining pressure is crucial in the series, especially if the Bulls offense struggles against the Bucks’ size and paint presence. Here are three things we learned from the Bulls’ Game 1 defense that could carry over into Game 2 and beyond. 1. Everyone, everywhere, all at once The basis of the Bulls’ defensive approach is simple and exhausting — throw bodies at the ball. This requires a relentlessness that is difficult to maintain, which is why it’s not all that surprising the Bulls fell out of their defensive form the moment injuries became a factor during the season. Coach Billy Donovan believes this level of physical buy-in is “just the price of admission” for guarding the...
    Getty Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards handles the ball The Chicago Bulls have enough ammunition to add “Bradley Beal or someone of that caliber” in a trade, one Eastern Conference executive tells Heavy’s Sean Deveney. This would be a major shakeup to a roster that was atop the East for two months but sputtered into the postseason as losers of four straight before winning their regular-season finale. They posted the NBA’s seventh-worst record after the All-Star break going 8-15, the worst mark of any playoff team. Their prize for what was a monumental leap from last season is a first-round playoff date with the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee swept Chicago in the regular season and has dominated the rivalry winning 15 of the last 16 meetings. The Bulls’ last win came in the final game of the 2021 season with the Bucks resting all of their starters for the playoffs. This has led to early speculation over the Bulls’ offseason plans. The executive tells Heavy, “They know what they need to do. They’ve got to...
    Getty Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates with Derrick Rose #1 The Chicago Bulls need “one gritty jerk on the team” says ESPN analyst, Max Kellerman. That was part of his determination on the April 14 edition of ESPN’s “Keyshawn, JWill, & Max” in assessing what the Bulls lack heading into their first postseason appearance since 2017. It was a conversation that included asking whether or not the Bulls should try to trade for Anthony Davis, something Heavy’s Brian Mazique examined further. They also brought up another familiar name, Rudy Gobert. After comparing the Bulls to the Phoenix Suns in how quickly things seemed to come together for the Bulls, Kellerman made a brutally honest statement on the character of this team in general which co-hosts Keyshawn Johnson and Jay Williams agreed with.Getting Gritty“There’s something about this team, guys…Jay, that feels to me like a little…like they got too many nice guys on the team. They need a jerk, you know? They need that…that certain kind of temperament.” This Bulls team has to show up in...
    The Chicago Bulls faced off against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night at the United Center to begin a stretch of five straight home games, trying to put themselves in good position for a playoff run. They’ll have one more road game — April 10 at the Minnesota Timberwolves — before a much-anticipated return to the postseason for the first time since 2017. Building some momentum is paramount for a team that has saved its worst for last. After going 39-21 and battling through some difficult injuries, the Bulls regressed significantly, losing 11 of 16 games and slowly sinking in the Eastern Conference standings. Hopes of finishing as the third or fourth seed in the East and earning home-court advantage for at least the first round appear remote. But hanging on to the No. 5 spot over the Toronto Raptors should be attainable with a strong finish. No matter their opponent in the first round — the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers — the Bulls will enter the playoffs as huge underdogs, thanks to their...
    Getty Nikola Vucevic No matter what happens for the rest of the season and in the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls and their front office have some work to do if they hope to contend for an NBA championship any time soon. There is a decision coming up in regards to Zach LaVine. The Bulls may also elect to entertain offers for Patrick Williams, Coby White and don’t be surprised if Lonzo Ball’s name comes up in trade talks after the rookie season Ayo Dosunmu is having. Beyond all of those potential moves, the one player it would appear the Bulls have to consider moving is center Nikola Vucevic. From the beginning of the season, there were concerns about Vucevic’s ability to defend pick and roll effectively. Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness Those fears have been proven valid as Chicago has the eighth-worst pick-and-roll defense in the NBA in the area of scoring frequency (40.9%). Teams are running pick-and-roll against the Bulls on just under 22% of...
    Sarah Stier/Getty Images Mark Williams The Chicago Bulls are in the middle of the playoff push. The team is currently 41-27 and is sitting in fourth place in a very tight Eastern Conference. Chicago is just a half-game behind the Philadelphia 76ers and a half-game in front of the Boston Celtics. While the Bulls have had a good season the team has shown some weaknesses at times. Chicago has been maligned by a number of long-term injuries with Patrick Williams, Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, and Derrick Jones Jr. The team is starting to get healthy, but the Bulls still have a lack of size and depth on the interior. They tried to patch things by adding Tristan Thompson, but have still had struggles with depth and defending opposing big men.Draft Prospects to Watch Read More From Heavy Bet $5, Win $150 Whether Your Team Wins or Loses During March Madness The best and cheapest way for the Bulls to improve themselves on the interior might be through the 2022 NBA Draft. With March Madness getting underway this week...
    Stacy Revere/Getty Images Billy Donovan To this point the Chicago Bulls have had a pretty good season, the team is 40-26 so far this season and is currently in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. However, the team has recently hit a rough patch as they’ve gone just 2-5 since the All-Star break.Some of the Bulls’ recent struggles can be attributed to injuries. The team has been without Patrick Williams, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso for an extended period of time. The Bulls also have a lack of size on the interior that causes them to struggle with elite big men.Suggested TradeEven when the Bulls are fully healthy though, it’s pretty clear that this is a team that isn’t ready to compete for an NBA championship. With that in mind, many expect the Bulls to be active this offseason in trying to improve their roster. An Eastern Conference executive recently talked to Heavy Insider Sean Deveney and suggested a three-team trade that could help the Bulls.“The thing they learned this year is that it is a good team,...
    FIVE-TIME NBA champion Ron Harper says it's unfair to judge LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers right now. The Lakers were among the pre-season title favourites but currently sit sixth in the NBA's Western Conference, with a record of 16-14 - eight wins off the leading Golden State Warriors. 7LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and the Los Angeles Lakers are having a tough start to the season - but five-time champion Ron Harper says they will get betterCredit: AP 7In contrast, the Chicago Bulls are flying high despite being written off in the summer - with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan averaging 26 points each per gameCredit: Reuters Despite the glamorous additions of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and the return of 2020 title winners Dwight Howard and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have struggled to string together consistent wins and performances this season. Critics have consistently pointed to the age of their stars - their average age is over 30, the only team in the league to top 28 - and the need for LeBron and Co to regularly take nights...
    Getty Cam Reddish It’s early and the Chicago Bulls have yet to play with a full complement of healthy talent, but it seems as though the team may need to make a move if it wants to make the best of 2021-22 season. The most glaring position of need seems to be power forward where head coach Billy Donovan has been playing the 6’5″ Javonte Green. However, we’re beginning to learn there are other potential problem areas on the roster–mostly in the way of a lack of depth.Should the Bulls Be Looking For Wing Depth?Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley pointed to the Bulls’ thin rotation at the wing positions as a problem that needs to be addressed. Buckley says the Bulls “should be thinking about” targeting Atlanta Hawks swingman Cam Reddish in a trade. Buckley wrote: Chicago’s wing depth didn’t look great even before Patrick Williams suffered potentially season-ending torn ligaments in his left wrist. Javonte Green might be exceeding expectations, but Troy Brown Jr. has fallen short of his, so consider that a wash. The Bulls need more...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Start the campaign now: Stephen Curry for president. If the Warriors superstar ever decides to run for public office after hanging up his signature shoes, he’s got at least one vote — from his former college coach (and, let’s admit it, probably more than a few more). “I joke with him all the time about being president because we need a leader like this guy in the White House,” said Bob McKillop, the longtime coach at Davidson University who watched Curry blossom from turnover-prone freshman into shooting sensation between 2006-09. “As crazy as that sounds, if you look at the way he’s led this organization, this city, this global community that NBA basketball is apart of, he’s been a leader out front in a very quiet, consistent, distinguished, graceful way. Isn’t that what we need leading our world?” McKillop and Davidson were in town for a game against the University of San Francisco hosted at the home of the Warriors Saturday evening. The treatment they received prompted the high praise from Curry’s college coach,...
    Getty Alex Caruso and LeBron James high five during Game Five of the 2020 Western Conference Finals. Newly signed guard Alex Caruso will wear number six for the Chicago Bulls, and people are already lining up to buy his jersey—including four-time champ LeBron James. The two played together on the Los Angeles Lakers from 2018 to 2021 and won a championship in 2020. In response to Caruso’s latest Instagram post, his first with the Bulls, James requested a copy of his new jersey: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alex Caruso (@acfresh21) He commented, “My twin I need that 6 jersey ASAP!” Chicago signed the former Lakers guard to a four-year, $37-million deal just days into free agency. Caruso averaged 6.4 points, 2.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game last year. Arturas Karnisovas and company are hoping the 27-year old, along with newly acquired Lonzo Ball, will bring some defensive prowess to the backcourt next season. And as it happens, he’s already been slated as the answer to guarding one of the Eastern Conference’s...
    Getty Alize Johnson The Bulls bench figures to be a major focus throughout the season. Five new Bulls were mentioned to NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson by a reader. Johnson wrote: “Alize Johnson has perhaps the best chance to stick. Though raw, his energy and rebounding ability could shore up an area of need. It doesn’t hurt when you have Kevin Durant raving about you on your resume.” About midway through the 2021-22 season, it wouldn’t be a shock if the Bulls’ signing of Alize Johnson is seen as one of the most underrated acquisitions of the offseason.With scoring punch coming from Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic, the Bulls are going to score. The team will need a player whose purpose is to handle the dirty work. Johnson is the kind of player who will embrace that role as evidenced by his Dennis-Rodman-themed tweet to his announce his arrival in the Windy City. Alize Johnson Could Start in Place of Patrick Williams While I’m not implying Patrick Williams should be demoted, the second-year player...
    Several TikToks from an Iowa teacher went viral on Wednesday in which she ranted about not being able to teach Critical Race Theory (CRT) and being forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance before school. Megan Geha, a special education teacher at Des Moines East High School who goes by the name “Ms. Magoo” on TikTok, voiced her displeasure at the law Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed on June 8 prohibiting the teaching of CRT in schools. WATCH: Texas teacher goes on insane rant now that she can’t teach critical race theory to students. pic.twitter.com/7tCHts9oKk — The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 23, 2021 “My governor has put into place some ridiculous legislation that many governors have put into place such as I can’t teach anything divisive, I can’t teach Critical Race Theory, and I can’t teach about racial equity,” Geha said. “So, teachers, in the past, we’ve been activists, and after this sh**show of last year, we really need to stand up and do what’s right for our kids right now,” she said. “This is a call to action....
    Getty Damian Lillard The Chicago Bulls desperately need a point guard, but how much would they be willing to give up to get someone like Damian Lillard? One analyst came up with a deal that would work financially, but who says no first? NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson rolls out a trade concept that would send shockwaves through the NBA and make the Bulls one of the must-watch teams in 2021-22. A four-for-one package constructed around Patrick Williams, Coby White, Al-Farouq Aminu and Young or Satoranský, for example, would work financially. The Bulls may also make additions through trades, free agency or re-signings that could eventually be included if the trade is made next season. But then, does that deal — or any collection of players the Bulls may put on the table — work from a value perspective? Heaps of draft capital would have to be involved, especially for a Trail Blazers team in need in that department. But by way of the Vučević trade, the Bulls are restricted in their ability to trade future first-round draft picks....
    DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MAY 09: Zach LaVine #8 and Tomas Satoransky #31 of the Chicago Bulls smile during the fourth quarter of the NBA game against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on May 09, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) The Chicago Bulls need to make several offseason moves in order to get back into the NBA postseason in 2022.  The Chicago Bulls showed plenty of promise this season, only to fall just outside the play-in tournament as the No. 11 seed. But fans should still be happy after seeing the team mesh with Billy Donovan on the bench instead of Jim Boylen. The goal now is to take all the positive momentum and get into the playoffs next season. Here are a few things the Bulls should do in order to make that a reality.3. The Chicago Bulls need to target a wing in the NBA DraftThe Bulls have a dominant guard in Zach LaVine and landed big man Nikola Vucevic to lead the fight down low. Now the team should target a strong...
    Getty Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis The Chicago Bulls need a point guard like a group of young men traversing through a desert need water. While most of the focus has been on a potential deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that would land Chicago Lonzo Ball, another big and versatile backcourt player is said to be available for the right offer. According to Legion Hoops, the Indiana Pacers are listening to offers for the 6’5″ Malcolm Brogdon. Developing: The Indiana Pacers are listening to trade offers for guard Malcolm Brogdon, via Yahoo Sports. — Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) March 23, 2021 ALL the latest Bulls news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bulls newsletter here! Join Heavy on Bulls! Brogdon is the kind of versatile, unselfish, two-way player who could be exactly what the Bulls need to push them to their next step. Brogdon is averaging 21.5 points, 6.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game this season. Clearly, others agree. Follow the Heavy on Bulls Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!The Bulls...
    Getty Thaddeus Young is defended by Keldon Johnson in a March 17 game against the San Antonio Spurs. With the trade deadline just days away, the power forward position has become a top commodity around the league. Should the Chicago Bulls take advantage of their positional depth? ESPN’s Brian Windhorst has gone so far as to claim that the power forward position could define the trade market between now and March 25. From his latest: This year’s NBA trade deadline boils down to two words: power forwards. There are teams that need them to compete. There are teams that have players they’re not sure they want, and others that won’t give them up. And then there are teams that have power forwards they can’t give away. So far, all evidence points to Windhorst being correct. The last two players to be traded are both power forwards: PJ Tucker went to Milwaukee, and Trevor Ariza went to Miami. As teams continue to target players at that position, the Chicago Bulls loom as a Plan B for those who fall...
    Getty Billy Donovan, Bulls coach If there is a complaint that most Chicago Bulls observers share as the team stands a third of the way through the NBA season, it is the utter lack of identity. They have some high-powered offensive players, most notably guard Zach LaVine and his 28.2 points per game but rank just 14th in offensive efficiency and have no real complementary parts. They brought in new coach Billy Donovan, praised for his defense-first mentality, but have seen their D go from ninth in the NBA (allowing 108.9 points per 100 possessions) under oft-maligned Jim Boylen last year to 23rd (112.5 points per 100 possessions) this year. The Bulls do not have the horses to play consistent, NBA-level defense. [email protected] on looking to improve his playmaking and defense and getting the @chicagobulls back into playoff contention. The 2020-21 NBA season tips off December 22nd #KiaTipOff20 pic.twitter.com/bt5ctnDqvu — NBA (@NBA) December 1, 2020 So the Bulls have reaped what they’ve sewn—a sub-mediocre collection of players, some with talent, but few that really seem to mesh....
    Getty Dennis Schroder guarding Zach LaVine. Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Lakers don’t appear to have any glaring holes on their roster, that hasn’t stopped them from being brought up in trade speculation. While the Lakers are very good right now, every team could always get better. One player who could be on the move before the trade deadline is Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine. The 25-year-old is in the midst of a career year. He’s averaging 28.2 points a game, which is fifth-best in the NBA. The problem is that he’s playing for a Bulls team that is currently the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. The team could look to trade him while his value is at an all-time high. However, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report believes that the Lakers should avoid a potential trade for LaVine: To get LaVine, the Lakers would surely have to deplete their depth and unload some draft picks far off in the future—picks that wouldn’t convey until after James and perhaps Davis would presumably be out of L.A....
    Harvard Wins Appeals Fight Over Race in College Admissions 6 Americans among 8 dead in helicopter crash in Egypt Why stock-market bulls can’t ignore rising COVID cases despite vaccine optimism © AFP via Getty Images MARKET EXTRA Load Error The focus in markets early this week turned to vaccine prospects after Pfizer Inc. and Germany-based BioNTech SE early Monday announced their COVID-19 candidate was more than 90% effective in preventing infections. That set off ructions in markets, with previously beaten-down cyclical stocks, whose fortunes are more closely tied to the economic cycle, surging as investors dumped 2020’s biggest highfliers, including large-cap technology stocks that have been seen as the biggest beneficiaries of the stay-at-home phenomenon. Among previous laggards, the small-cap Russell 2000 rallied 5.7% over the first two sessions of the week, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 2.9% and the more concentrated Nasdaq-100 Index fell 3.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 3.9% for the week through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 was up around 1%. Read: Investors need to brace for a...
    New York veterans isolated by COVID-19 receive thousands of Veterans Day cards Paul Moore obituary Why stock-market bulls can’t ignore rising COVID cases despite vaccine euphoria © AFP via Getty Images MARKET EXTRA Load Error The focus in markets early this week turned to vaccine prospects after Pfizer Inc. and Germany-based BioNTech SE early Monday announced their COVID-19 candidate was more than 90% effective in preventing infections. That set off ructions in markets, with previously beaten-down cyclical stocks, whose fortunes are more closely tied to the economic cycle, surging as investors dumped 2020’s biggest highfliers, including large-cap technology stocks that have been seen as the biggest beneficiaries of the stay-at-home phenomenon. Among previous laggards, the small-cap Russell 2000 rallied 5.7% over the first two sessions of the week, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was down 2.9% and the more concentrated Nasdaq-100 Index fell 3.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 3.9% for the week through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 was up around 1%. Read: Investors need to brace for a ‘violent rotation’ into cyclicals,...
    Getty Jay Williams thinks former Brooklyn Nets coach, Kenny Atkinson fits Chicago Bulls’ culture. “I think if I’m Chicago I go with Kenny,” Williams told me on Heavy Live With Scoop B. Heavy on Lakers With Scoop B and Jay WilliamsESPN analyst Jay Williams joins Heavy on Lakers to discuss NBA players boycott of playoff games and the leagues subsequent plans to restart the playoffs.2020-08-28T20:16:26Z “Kenny is one helluva player developmental coach. He really is. Was he the guy that’s going to win you championships here in Brooklyn? Maybe, but I’m not sure. But getting you where the Bulls are and where the Bulls need to be, I think he can do that with them. He’s a player’s coach too; which I think would be different for Zach LaVine and Coby [White] considering the way Jim Boylen ran things which was more like a college coach.” Jim Boylen accepted the Bulls’ coaching job in December 2018 and compiled a 39-84 record with the Bulls and didn’t make an appearance in the NBA Playoffs. During his tenure, Boylen often...
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