Archive for the ‘Free Agency’ Category
Posted on Dec 9
When the New Orleans Hornets’ trade of Chris Paul to the Lakers was revealed Thursday, the first thing I thought about was Bowie Kuhn in 1976 invoking the Best Interests of Baseball clause to stop the Oakland Athletics and Charlie Finley from selling his stars Joe Rudi and Rollie Fingers to the Red Sox and Vida Blue to the Yankees, …
Posted on Mar 2
Rasual Butler, a veteran shooting guard waived this week by the Clippers, will be signed by the Bulls, league sources confirmed Wednesday.
Butler, a 6-7 nine year NBA veteran, is expected to sign a contract for the rest of the season and join the Bulls in Orlando Thursday in time for Friday’s game with the Magic.
Although Butler averaged 11.9 …
Posted on Dec 6
Somebody is going to get a chance to pick up a pretty good shooting guard from the NBA’s D-League soon, a guy named Kyle Weaver of the first place Iowa Energy who is just tearing it up.
Weaver is averaging 19 points for the season, but over the last three, 24.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists. For the season, …
Posted on Nov 26
The Bulls have signed a backup point guard, which is something many have suggested. But not for the reasons often raised about concerns with depth at that position.
The Bulls added John Lucas III to their roster on Friday. Lucas, who was released by Chicago in training camp, was signed in part because the Bulls might not have Derrick Rose …
Posted on Oct 26
With the release last week of Kyle Weaver and John Lucas III, the Bulls continue to monitor the waiver wire to pick up a 14th player.
They’ve mostly been looking at point guards, though as a 14th player it’s most likely the player would not be a rotation player and used primarily as a practice player unless there …
Posted on Oct 3
It wasn’t all bad news for the Bulls on Sunday.
While the team learned that free agent power forward Carlos Boozer would be lost with a fractured right hand, league sources confirmed the Bulls have come to an agreement with Joakim Noah on a contract extension.
Sources said the deal is for five years and is worth about $60 …
Posted on Aug 6
The Bulls Friday added another perimeter factor to their roster by reaching agreement on a two-year deal with former Spurs starter Keith Bogans, NBA sources confirmed.
The deal is estimated at about $2.5 million, with the second year not fully guaranteed until next summer. Thus, the Bulls still have salary cap room left and flexibility and are expected to remain …
Posted on Jul 29
Following a couple weeks in Las Vegas which ended with him being named among the 15 finalists for the 2010 USA World Championship Team, Derrick Rose is back home in Chicago.
But rather than taking a break from basketball, he’s still out on the courts, this week with several hundred Chicagoland area children at the second annual Derrick Rose Basketball …
Posted on Jul 26
He came, he jumped, well almost, and Tracy hardly conquered.
Tracy McGrady had his much hyped workout with the Bulls Monday, and indications are Tracy has a long way to go before conquering anything.
It seems unlikely he’ll be with the Bulls this season.
There’s a famous Latin saying, “Veni, Vidi Vici,” supposedly attributed to Julius Caesar about a short …
Posted on Jul 26
The Bulls and Kurt Thomas made it official on Monday, as the 15-year NBA veteran signed his contract with the team following a physical exam. The deal, first reported by Sam Smith, was agreed to last Thursday evening.
“I feel great,” Thomas said while at the United Center. “I’m definitely strong as ever both physically and mentally. Coming off of …