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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 17

Tony Snell, the Bulls’ first round draft pick, was talking about his game and how he expects to play in the NBA.

“I feel I’m a shooting guard,” Snell was saying. “I can play both the shooting guard and small forward. But I feel I’m more a shooting guard for now until I get bigger and stronger and then can …

Jul 16

Bulls summer league thus far, with a 2-0 record after Monday’s impressive 93-81 victory over the Denver Nuggets, has been something of a fairy tale start.

Call it Goudelock and the Four Bulls.

And then Goudelock proclaimed:

“This shot is too short.”

And then he hit another and said,

“This shot is too long.”

And finally he made another in …

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 …

Jul 23

Chicago’s Jimmy Butler and Malcolm Thomas were among 13 players selected to receive 2012 NBA Summer League All-Star status. Voting was done by NBA TV and various NBA scouts as the games came to an end this past weekend in Las Vegas.

For Butler, it may have been an early indication that he’s ready to take on a bigger role …

Jul 19

He wishes he were more like Amar’e Stoudemire, and he’s told he could be another Taj Gibson. But Bulls summer leaguer Malcolm Thomas is just trying to be a defensive role player who finds a spot on the end of the Bulls bench this season.

And he probably has the best chance among the Bulls NBA Summer League players, who …

Jul 18

Maybe Luol Deng should go ahead and have that wrist surgery. Yes, it’s just NBA Summer League. But Bulls second-year small forward Jimmy Butler showed in Tuesday’s 79-74 opening loss to the Boston Celtics in Las Vegas he may be ready to take that big first step toward being an NBA producer.

“The coaches tell me I have to stay …

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 …

Jul 18

The following is a recap from NBA.com of the Bulls’ 83-69 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in Las Vegas on Sunday. The contest was Chicago’s last for 2010 NBA Summer League play, as the team finished 1-4. For the game’s box score and video highlights, visit NBA.com now.

The Portland Trail Blazers capped off their 2010 NBA Summer League …

Jul 18

The following is a recap from NBA.com of the Bulls’ 76-75 loss to the Sacramento Kings in 2010 NBA Summer League action from Las Vegas. For the game’s box score and video highlights, visit NBA.com now.

A free throw from Tyrese Rice — his only point of the game — with 1.6 seconds gave the Sacramento Kings (4-1) a 76-75 …

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