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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 Bulls.com 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 …

May 22

Are two No. 1 overall draft picks enough to make up for the loss of LeBron James? Probably not, but the Cleveland Cavaliers got their second Tuesday in the NBA Draft Lottery, and that raised the intriguing possibility that the way really is being cleared for James to return to Cleveland as a free agent after next season.

The Miami …

Oct 7

Zach Randolph wasn’t ready for this.

First the kid popped to the top of the circle, the long spot for an NBA three, and effortlessly swished one. Then Zach went into the post and started backing him down with his big weight advantage. But the kid came around, poked the ball away and started a fast break. Zach tried again, …

Jul 2

Dating back to when John Paxson took over as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Bulls in the spring of 2003, the team has placed a premium on drafting players who come from winning collegiate programs.

When Gar Forman was named General Manager six years later, that trend continued. So when the Bulls found themselves on the clock …

Jun 28

Despite facing a season that will start without Derrick Rose, the Bulls approached the 2012 NBA Draft with the same philosophy as any other year: Select the best player available.

Bulls General Manager Gar Forman did just that on Thursday, and it just so happened that at No. 29, Chicago took a point guard in Kentucky freshman Marquis Teague.

“We …

Jun 28

The Chicago Bulls selected point guard Marquis Teague with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Teague, a 6-2, 180-pounder who played one season at Kentucky, averaged 10 points and 4.8 assists in 32.6 minutes per game as a freshman.

With Derrick Rose recovering from a torn ACL, finding another guard who will potentially be …

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