Luol Deng signs with Bulls, retirement imminent

From Bulls.com : The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of Luol Deng. After signing, Deng made known his intent to retire from the NBA. “We’re very fortunate and humbled that Luol has chosen to retire as a Chicago Bull,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Reinsdorf. “He was a role model on and off the court during his nine-plus years in Chicago, and he gave everything he had to help us win. I want to thank Luol for not only what he accomplished on the court for the…

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Chandler Hutchison suffers hamstring injury

Bulls wing Chandler Hutchison suffered a hamstring injury yesterday during a workout. The Bulls announced the injury earlier today. If Bulls fans are letting out collective groans it is because last season the injury bug kicked the team in the junk before the season began with several key players (Lauri Markkanen, elbow; Kris Dunn, MCL; Bobby Portis MCL) missing substantial time and Denzel Valentine was out for the entire season with an ankle injury (that had nothing to do with what Frank Nitty did to him in the Drew League.…

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Boylen adds rockets assistant to staff

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Chicago Bulls have hired former Houston Rockets assistant coach Roy Rogers to join Jim Boylen’s staff. Rogers had spent the three previous seasons on Mike D’Antoni’s staff prior to being the second of four staff members who were informed they would not be brought back for the upcoming season. Rogers coaching resume also includes time with the Nets (2013-14 and Washington Wizards, (2014-16) as assistant coaches.

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Bulls extend Boylen (for some reason)

Friday, the  Chicago Bulls decided that Jim Boylen was the man to lead their franchise back to prominence, as they extended him for another three years.  While this came as no shock to me,  as the Bulls over the past decade-and-a-half have a proven track record of making mystifying moves.  To say the least, it is not prudent to turn your franchise over to a coach that suffered a near mutiny shortly after taking over team and stubbornly implementing an offensive system that predates the El Camino.  Despite the baggage the Bulls have,…

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Otto Porter out against the Hawks

Chicago Bullls small forward Otto Porter will be out for the Chicago Bulls game with the Atlanta Hawks, for the ever-popular “load management”. Since being acquired by the Bulls, in the eight games he has played, he’s averaging 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34.8 minutes per game, all improved numbers from his time with the Washington Wizards, where he posted numbers of 12.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.0 minutes per contest.

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Otto Porter and Kris Dunn out for Bucks game

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bulls will be without two key compenents when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight. Johnson reports that recently acquired forward Otto Porter will be out with what the team is terming a “lower leg strain”, while Dunn will miss tonight’s contest due to suffering from a migraine headache. Point guard Ryan Arcidiacono and forward Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will get the starts in their places.

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Rockets trade Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have traded point guard and former Rookie-of-the-Year Micheal Carter-Williams to the Chicago Bulls. Wojnarowski adds that the Bulls will send a future conditional second-round pick to finish the deal off and apparently the move was a cost cutting one for Houston, as they would have been on the hook to fully guarantee Carter-Williams’s deal for this season had he been on the roster as of 5PM today. Carter-Williams will not have to worry about living arrangements in the Wiondy City, because…

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Bulls trade Justin Holiday to Grizzlies for Seldon, Brooks and picks

As the NBA season progresses there will emerge teams that ,around the trade deadline, will emerge as buyers or sellers. With their 10-28 ( and now on Zion watch or RJ watch) the Chicago Bulls would definitely fall into the seller category. They let that be known by trading Justin Holiday to the Memphis Grizzlies for Marshon Brooks, Wayne Seldon and a second round pick in 2019 and 2020. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Brooks doesn’t need to plan for an extended stay in the Windy City.…

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Bulls’ missteps could have far reaching future implications for the organization

Since they pushed Micheal Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Phil Jackson out the door, the Chicago Bulls have been a basketball wasteland, only briefly flirting with success during the short time that the city and the NBA was treated to the basketball brilliance of a pre-knee injury Derrick Rose. The Bulls were seemingly in a holding pattern over the next few seasons as Rose’s health would continue to let him down and when they finally decided to turn the page over to the Jimmy Butler era, that was plagued by head…

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