Archive for May, 2014

May 29

As much as ever, NBA teams value talented and able shooters for the way they can affect the game.

That’s just part of why Creighton product Doug McDermott believes he is capable of making an impact as he enters the professional ranks.

“I think I’d fit in great,” McDermott said of the Bulls at the recent NBA Draft Combine. “I …

May 23

With the occasional exception of a few late bloomers, most players selected in the NBA Draft have been playing the game of basketball their entire lives.

But as this year’s prospects ready themselves for the June 26 draft, few have been groomed for this process like shooting guard Gary Harris.

Harris’ mother is Joy Holmes-Harris, Purdue’s first All-American women’s player …

May 21

Just a few minutes after finishing in the top four among NBA Draft Combine participants in lane agility, shuttle run, standing vertical and maximum vertical drills, Zach LaVine met with reporters who asked if he was pleased with his results.

“I’m never really satisfied,” said LaVine. “I was trying to get the top spot in everything. I think I got …

May 20

So have the Cavs been paid back enough yet for losing LeBron James?

For the third time in four years, the Cavs Tuesday won the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, and this one is a good one.

No, not as great as projected or predicted before the season. But with the No. 1 pick and a roster that …

May 8

Taj Gibson finished a close second to Jamal Crawford in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting, but he remains the winner with the Bulls.

“You have to congratulate Jamal and for what he’s done throughout his career,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. “But in my opinion, and I’m biased of course, but to me Taj was the Sixth …

May 1

The Bulls 2013-14 season ended Tuesday with that 75-69 defeat to lose 4-1 in the playoff series to the Washington Wizards.

Wednesday began Melo Watch 2014, Day 1: He’s having dinner.

“We have a big summer in front of us,” Bulls general manager Gar Forman told reporters at the Berto Center Wednesday after exit meetings with players. “We may have …

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