Archive for the ‘Free Agency’ Category

Jul 15

So what now?

Although the Bulls have not been notified, it appears likely now the Orlando Magic will match the $20 million/three-year free agent offer for shooting guard J.J. Redick.

The Orlando Sentinel and Fanhouse with former Sentinel reporter Tim Povtak both reported late Thursday the Magic intend to match the offer and make an announcement Friday.

Orlando hasn’t been …

Jul 14

Head Coach Tom Thibodeau joined his team’s Summer League squad in Las Vegas on Wednesday and must have been happy with the results he saw on the court, as the Bulls easily defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 79-50.

Bulls guard John Lucas III led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-12 from the field, including a perfect 6-of-6 from behind …

Jul 13

Given Kyle Korver’s Midwest roots, having grown up in Pella, Iowa, he must have been a Bulls fan during the team’s dominant run during the 1990s. Right?

“I thought Michael Jordan was selfish and I hated the Bulls growing up,” Korver, 29, said not so jokingly. “I was a Lakers fan. I was actually born in L.A., so ‘Showtime’ basketball …

Jul 10

I’ll call my one shooter and raise you another.

Or so went the Bulls’ gamble late Friday night, as sources said the Bulls reached agreement with restricted free agent J.J. Redick on a front loaded offer sheet of $20 million over three years.

The Orlando Magic has seven days to match the offer.

If the Magic do not match the …

Jul 9

Our long national (basketball association) nightmare finally is over.

LeBron James left Cleveland with about as much sympathy and gratitude as the way Richard Nixon left Washington. James is moving his kingdom to Miami to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to form the most impressive basketball threesome since the last most impressive one.

How many Big Threes are allowed …

Jul 8

We love to have these greatest ever debates. Who’s better, Michael or Kobe? Kobe or LeBron? LeBron or Michael? What’s the difference?

There has been another valuable teaching moment from this free agency circus that mercifully will be reaching a conclusion Thursday night with James’ nationally televised announcement of his destination.

I know the difference between Jordan and James, other …

Jul 7

The Bulls ended up doing OK in free agency, even though they apparently lost out on the elite of the class, though LeBron James could still be in play after the Bulls Wednesday reached apparent agreement with Jazz All-Star forward Carlos Boozer.

After all, earlier in the day it was looking like the Bulls had a chance to put together …

Jul 7

This NBA free agency has officially gone from the sublime to the ridiculous with LeBron James booking an hour of TV time on ESPN Thursday to announce his destination for next season.

The assumption, of course, is it means he’s decided to stay at home with the Cavaliers, though there is always that bit of mystery. What a stage that …

Jul 6

This free agency week that perhaps heralds the birth of a new dynasty or champion reminds me of the time just before my son was born.

We were at the doctor, and the doctor said it could be any day. So we were told to just go home and relax. Relax!

We walked around a lot and went to malls, …

Jul 4

And now we wait.

The last time I heard that in quite this dramatic a sense was in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.

Hey, it was a classic of a sort.

And perhaps that is the most appropriate reference because this Great Free Agent Chase of 2010 has become something of a farce.

Now, the Bulls, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, …

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