Archive for the ‘Draft’ Category

Jun 27

I’ve been to a lot of bad Bulls drafts. Mark Randall, Byron Houston, Travis Knight, Marcus Fizer and Tyrus Thomas come to mind. Thursday night was a very good one as the Bulls pulled out a minor coup and traded their Nos. 16 and 19 draft picks for the rights to national player of the year, Doug McDermott of Creighton.…

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 …

Jul 20

Bulls second round draft pick Erik Murphy used to be Johnny Manziel. Well, without the Heisman trophy, of course. And he didn’t exactly run quite as fast. But he can identify with the talented Texas A&M quarterback better than most.

“You’re 20 years old, a young kid just having fun, like 95 percent of college kids are doing. But some …

Jul 1

Like most draft hopefuls, Tony Snell spent last Thursday night watching the proceedings at home with family and friends, waiting for his name to be called.

But when he received early notice that he would be heading to Chicago to play for the Bulls, owners of the 20th overall selection, he kept the news to himself, a surprising move given …

Jun 27

In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.

The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Edge Bulls?

The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …

Jun 27

The Chicago Bulls selected Tony Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound forward, with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday. Later in the evening, they added Erik Murphy, a 6-10, 230-pound forward, with the draft’s 49th overall pick.

Both players will have an opportunity to help the Bulls get better in an area with room for improvement: shooting …

Jun 27

Once again, Sam Smith of will be blogging live as the 67th annual NBA Draft transpires. Smith will share his reaction on a pick-by-pick basis as the first 30 names are called. Chicago owns selections No. 20 and No. 49 tonight. It marks the sixth time in franchise history that the Bulls have held the 20th selection and the …

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