Warriors and Bulls engaged in trade talks surrounding picks and Wendell Carter Jr?

There has been long speculation about potential movement at the top of the drafts with some teams possibly looking to move up , while others wanting to secure more assets and move down. Reportedly the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors have had talks on a trade that would send the Bulls’ no.4 overall pick and Wendell Carter Jr to the Warriors in exchange for the no.2 pick. According to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor, the Bulls have zeroed in on Memphis center James Wiseman and would take him with that…

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Porter and Batum were no sh*t Sherlock opt-ins

In this abbreviated offseason , there could be some potentially league-altering moves, like James Harden leaving Houston , but before that happens, players will opt-in and out of the final years(s) of their current contracts. Some , such as Anthony Davis opting out with the Lakers, are mere formalities to signing a more lucrative deals. Other players will opt-in on deals that will pay them far in excess of what they would or could command on the open market. Such is the case with Otto Porter and Nicholas Batam, both…

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Chicago Bulls get Jim Boylen out the paint

When the Chicago Bulls , finally, made changes in their front office ( firing GM Gar Foreman and John Paxson moving to an advisory role) the questions immediately began regarding the future of head coach Jim Boylen. Those questions have now been answered. Bull Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karisovas announced Friday morning that Jim Boylen had been relieved of his duties as head coach.  “After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in…

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What happened to Craig Hodges?

Colin Kaepernick is seen as the most recent patron saint for an athlete sacrificing his career to take a stance on the conditions of black people in the United States, however there was an NBA player whose career was ended because he sought to use his platform to try to do some real good for his people and despite him playing, and being a contributor, on the most popular team in the world, you may not have ever heard of him. Over twenty years before Kap took his knee, before…

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The Last Dance episode 3&4 : Reaction

I finally had a chance to catch episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Dance docu-series. Although it was quite enthralling, as it felt like I had just sat down in my recliner and the next thing I know , the credit were rolling for episode 4, it was not with out fault. What I liked: The Phil Jackson episode The Phil Jackson portion of the evening was masterfully done. A sizeable chunk of today’s younger basketball fan probably did not know that not only did he play in the…

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Bulls and Arturas Karnisovas finalizing deal for executive spot

The 1990’s were a long time ago but outside of the pre-injury Derrick Rose days, there hasn’t been much for Chicago Bulls fans to hang their collective hats on. The seventeen years that the John Paxson and Gar Forman braintrust has run the Bulls has been one wrought with frustration for this once proud fan base. Clamors for change in the Chicago front office became as loud as a train horn over the course of this season. The greatest hits of the “GarPax” leadership over the past few years include…

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Lauri Markkanen back against Timberwolves

The Chicago Bulls announces that Lauri Markkanen will play Tuesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Markkanen has been out a month with a pelvic stress reaction. No word if Markkanen will be on any sorts of minutes restriction but with Bulls head coach Jim Boylan’s mystifying rotations, that may not prove to be a factor. It has been largely a disappointing season for the Bulls, but particularly Markkanen. He was expected to make a major leap from his second season, but he got off to a slow start this season…

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Chuck Swirsky’s Chicago Bulls Daily Check-In : January 23, 2020

From nba.com: FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 117, Minnesota 110 (Bulls: 17-29, 10-14 at home) LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 25pts. Minnesota: Towns: 40pts. LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: Felicio: 10. Minnesota: Covington, Dieng, Napier each with 7. LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 5. Minnesota: Wiggins: 9. STAT OF THE GAME: Minnesota recorded 18 turnovers leading to 25 Bulls points. 2ND STAT OF THE NIGHT: Minnesota went 13-24 from the foul line: 54%. 3RD STAT OF THE NIGHT: The Bulls bench outscored the T-Wolves reserves 40-17. RECAP: The Bulls built a huge lead only to see the T-Wolves storm back but Zach LaVinecame…

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Chuck Swirsky’s January 19, 2020 Daily Check-in

From Chuck Swirsky at nba.com: FINAL FROM THE UNITED CENTER: Bulls 118, Cleveland 116 (Bulls: 15-28, 8-14 at home) LEADING SCORERS: Bulls: LaVine: 42 pts. Cavs: Love: 29pts. LEADING REBOUNDERS: Bulls: LaVine: 6. Cavs: Thompson: 8. LEADING ASSISTS: Bulls: Satoransky: 8. Cavs: Love 6. STAT OF THE GAME: The Cavs scored 14-fourth quarter points and committed 10 turnovers. Overall, Cleveland posted 26 turnovers leading to 33 Bulls points. 2ND STAT OF THE GAME: Zach LaVine scored 21 of his games high 42 points in the fourth quarter. RECAP: The Bulls rallied from a 19 point, third-quarter deficit to beat…

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Bulls rook Daniel Gafford out two to four weeks

Chicago Bulls rookie center Daniel Gafford will be out for two to four weeks with a dislocated right thumb, per The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. Since he finally started getting some run, the Arkansas product has been a pleasant surprise. His high energy and effort has made it impossible for even Bulls head coach Jim Boylen not to find minutes for Gafford. Already without Wendell Carter Jr, Gafford’s injury means that we will see even more of Thaddeus Young, who has appeared uncomfortable in the Bulls offensive system, and…

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