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Jan 7

It’s a sad day for Bulls fans.

Yes, plenty of them wanted Luol Deng traded once Derrick Rose was hurt and out for the season with the possibility of a championship lost, Deng a free agent and possibly leaving after the season for a better contract or weather. Plenty of fans wanted a shot at a young player in the …

Dec 13

There are a few reasons veteran guard D.J. Augustin is happy he ended up with the Chicago Bulls. One of them is so he doesn’t have to face the team he’s now on.

“I always hated playing against the Bulls,” Augustin said on Friday morning as he made his way with Assistant General Manager Randy Brown to Milwaukee to join …

Jul 25

Well, maybe it doesn’t look that bad for the Bulls in the 2012-13 season, after all.

It’s not good, mind you, at least as long as Derrick Rose is recovering from knee surgery, which should be at least half the season. You lose the league MVP or your star and you get worse.

There are no shortcuts: Bulls go from …

Jul 24

The Bulls will not match the restricted free agent offer to Omer Asik, allowing Asik to join the Houston Rockets.

“We have decided not to match Houston’s offer sheet for restricted free agent Omer Asik,” Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Tuesday morning. “It was a difficult decision because Omer did a nice job for us. Matching the offer for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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