Charlotte Hornets reportedly interested in Lauri Markkanen

The Hornets have emerged as a potential suitor for Lauri Markkanen. By Eurohoops teams at eurohoops.net/  info@eurohoops.net Lauri Markkanen is a restricted free agent and the Chicago Bulls can match any offer sheet he may sign with an other team. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Charlotte Hornetsis one club that is strongly interested in potentially presenting an offer sheet to the Finnish forward. Markkanen, as all other restricted free agents, may sign an offer sheet as early as this Friday (6/8). In 2020-21, Markkanen averaged 13.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25.8…

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Bulls working on deal for DeMar DeRozan

The Chicago Bulls are apparently working on a sign-and-trade to acquire free agent DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls have already been active on the sign-and-trade market , engaging in such a transaction with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire point guard Lonzo Ball. The Spurs are allegedly interested in Lauri Markkanen who is a restricted free agent.

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NBA 2021Draft Lottery Odds

The hope that fuels every NBA offseason will commence with Tuesday night’s NBA Draft Lottery. The new anti-tanking rules mean that at most, a team has only a 14% chance of snagging the number 1 pick. Probabilities of getting the #1 overall pick in tonight’s lottery Team. #1 Odds Percentage HOU 14.0 DET 14.0 ORL 14.0 OKC 12.5 CLE 10.5 MIN 9.0 TOR 7.5 CHI 6.0 SAC 4.5 NOP 3.0 CHO 2.0 SAS 1.5 IND 1.0 GSW 0.5 Other pick possibilities to track: Houston Rockets: If pick falls outside top…

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Basketball legend Scottie Pippen’s first born son Antron passes away

Tragedy has brought its wretched presence to the family of Scottie Pippen. The HOF basketball player announced Monday morning via social media the unfortunate death of his oldest son, Antron. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) According to Pip’s post his son suffered from chronic asthma, but he did not disclose if that was what claimed Antron’s life. Antron was only 33 years old. We here at sneakershoptalk send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Scottie Pippen and his family/

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Bulls acquire Nikola Vucevic in blockbuster deal

From Tim Daniels of B/R: The Orlando Magic reportedly completed a blockbuster trade to send All-Star center Nikola Vucevic to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for center Wendell Carter Jr. and two first-round draft picks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the full details of the deal, which also includes Otto Porter Jr. and Al-Farouq Aminu, ahead of Thursday’s 2021 NBA trade deadline: Vucevic is enjoying one of the best statistical seasons of his 10-year NBA career. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.7 threes in 44 games for Orlando before the trade. He shot 48 percent from the field, including…

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Dwyane Wade says Michael Jordan is his G.O.A.T.

From Rob Schaefer of nbcchicago.com: From being selected four picks apart in the 2003 NBA Draft, to winning two championships with the Miami Heat, to famously “Banana Boating”together in the 2015 offseason, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James go way back. So it’s no surprise that the popular debate topic of who the greatest basketball player of all time (a.k.a “GOAT”) is — between James and Michael Jordan — came up quickly during Wade’s recent appearance on the I Am Athlete podcast (11:05 mark): LeBron is one of my good friends. I…

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Health and Safety protocols postponed Sunday’s Bulls/Raptors game

From the NBA: The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Sunday night between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. has been postponed in accordance with the league’s Health and Safety Protocols. Because of positive test results and ongoing contact tracing within the Raptors, the team will not have the league-required eight available players to proceed with the scheduled game against the Bulls.

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Otto Porter out against Knicks

According to the team’s injury report, Chicago Bulls forward Otto Porter is out for their Tuesday night game against the New York Knicks with back spasms. Porter has appeared in 16 of the Bulls 19 games and has averaged 11.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.

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Otto Porter out against Clippers with back injury

From Scott Polacek of B/R: The Chicago Bulls will be without forward Otto Porter Jr. for Sunday’s game against the L.A. Clippers. Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reported the news, noting Porter is dealing with a back injury. Porter played six minutes in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers before exiting with the injury. The Georgetown product has appeared in 10 games this season and is averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists a night while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. Injuries have been an issue for Porter of…

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