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Jul 23

The Bulls late Thursday filled out their front court rotation by agreeing to a one year deal with veteran center/forward Kurt Thomas, NBA sources confirmed.

Thomas joins Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Omer Asik in what should be a solid five-man interior rotation.

Thomas agreed to a deal for slightly more than the veterans’ minimum, which means the …

Jul 19

In the Bulls’ detective work searching out a backup point guard, it looks like it’s Watson.

The Bulls late Monday, league sources confirmed, agreed with the Golden State Warriors on a sign-and-trade deal that will bring C.J. Watson to the Bulls for a second round pick. Watson, 26, from the University of Tennessee, will earn about $10 million for three …

Jul 19

When the Utah Jazz dealt away Ronnie Brewer prior to the NBA trade deadline in February, All-Star point guard Deron Williams publically voiced his displeasure.

Williams complained that the move didn’t make the Jazz any better and even insinuated he may leave upon completion of his own contract. On Monday, when the Bulls introduced Brewer at the United Center as …

Jul 17

NBA Summer League action carries on in Las Vegas, but the story of the day on Friday for the Bulls was the signing of unrestricted free agent guard Ronnie Brewer. Not long after the Bulls learned Orlando would match their three-year offer sheet for J.J. Redick, a deal for Brewer, reportedly for three-years and $12.5 million, was in place.

“We’re …

Jul 16

I’ll take being the Utah Jazz East–with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

The Bulls on Friday, according to NBA sources, agreed to a three-year deal with Ronnie Brewer, the former Utah Jazz starting shooting guard who is known as a fierce defender.

Assuming Brewer passes his physical exam, which is expected, the Bulls will fill out their starting five after …

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 …

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