2014-2015 Chicago Bulls Thread

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  1. little bear

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    FYI, Orlando Magic trade Aaron Afflalo to Denver for G Evan Fournier and a second-round pick.
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    saw that.... disappointment
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    Denver Nuggets select Doug McDermott with the 11th pick in the draft. Then traded him to the Bulls for picks 16 & 19
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    ESPN's Bill Simmons believes Carmelo Anthony signs with Bulls

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    The waiting game continues for Carmelo Anthony and his decision, which means the predictions keep coming.

    ESPN's NBA analyst Bill Simmons had some fun during the 2014 NBA Draft and made a bet with Jalen Rose saying that Melo will come to Chicago.

    Melo will begin to meet with teams on July 1, including Chicago, Houston and Dallas. The Bulls also have the third best odds at landing LeBron James, who opted out of his contract.
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    Four years ago these so called "experts" believed CHI would land one if the big three FAs (LBJ, Wade or Bosh). Let's not get too fired up about Carmelo. I'd really love it but the Bulls rarely sign big playmakers in FA.

    *fingers crossed*
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    Dougie McD might be good, but I still feel like the Bulls got fleeced, 2 firsts and a future 2nd, and I'm not sure the team would have been much worse w/who they could have gotten at 16 and 19.

    I'm not buying the C'Melo thing at all. If it happens I'm still kinda eh on it. At least it would allow the team to have someone that could score when Rose goes down w/his yearly leg injury.
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    Denver also traded Anthony Randolph.

    Bulls picked New Mexico forward Cameron Bairstow in the second round.
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    Aren't second round talents usually meh any way?
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    ya, but in return Randolf is pretty meh.
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    as long as it's not on the left side behind the 3 point shot that is; but ya the kid can shoot; he's to small to play D on PF's, and not fast enough to play D on SF's, but hey being incapable of playing D didn't stop Jimmor right?
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    View: http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/11154369/carmelo-anthony-new-york-knicks-meet-chicago-bulls-first

    Sources: Melo to meet with Bulls first


    Carmelo Anthony is planning to meet with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on the opening day of free agency after the NBA's offseason market officially opens Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., according to sources familiar with Anthony's plans.
    Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony is in the process of arranging a trip to Chicago to meet with the Bulls, then intends to travel to Texas for Wednesday meetings with both the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks.
    Sources say Anthony is likely to visit the Rockets first on Wednesday, followed by the Mavericks in the afternoon.
    Anthony, who maintains an offseason home in Los Angeles, is also expected to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers face-to-face next week.
    But ESPN.com reported Saturday that despite the fact that Anthony is about to be courted hard by the aforementioned suitors, the New York Knicks, are nonetheless increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing Anthony, stemming at least in part from what one source describes as the way new Knicks president Phil Jackson has "connected" with Anthony.
    One source close to the process told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne that Jackson is planning to make a determined attempt to try to recruit his former Lakers center, Pau Gasol, to replace the freshly traded Tyson Chandler alongside Anthony on the Knicks' front line, despite the fact New York is limited to offering Gasol less than $4 million for next season.
    Sources told ESPN.com this week that the Knicks swung their trade with the Mavericks to send out Chandler and the out-of-favor Raymond Felton to bring back a clutch of veterans in return -- headlined by point guard Jose Calderon -- in their belief that Anthony would relish the prospect of playing with the Spaniard. Calderon has been a perimeter threat and a beloved teammate everywhere he's played.
    Sources insist that the Knicks feel far better about their chances than Jackson is letting on. No team can match the five years and $129 million that New York can provide if it wishes to offer a maximum contract to Anthony, and while Anthony is undoubtedly intrigued by the chance to team with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and coach Tom Thibodeau in Chicago, he also still loves the Madison Square Garden stage dearly.
    Anthony also said in an interview in early June that he would be hesitant to uproot his family -- 7-year-old son Kiyan in particular -- from New York to another city.
    Meanwhile, if the Bulls are able to successfully acquire Anthony, they likely won't get any recruiting help from their injured former league MVP.
    Rose reiterated that again Sunday, telling Yahoo! Sports that it "wasn't his job" to be part of a sales pitch to the All-Star forward. That news won't come as a surprise to a Bulls front office that was never banking on Rose being part of that pitch in the first place.
    "If they want to come, they can come," Rose told Yahoo! Sports.


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    Now we get to see how sincere Melo was when he said he would take a paycut to play for a contender. If he stays in NY we know money took 1st priority in this decision.

    But I'm still surprised how many people actually don't want the Bulls to sign him. They say he can't play defense, he doesn't have the work ethic to be a winner etc. Funny thing is none of the Bulls players have been further than him in the playoffs, so I guess they aren't winners either. And please don't worry about defense. The Bulls will still play defense. They just need somebody to SCORE.

    As I've said it before, at this point I don't care if we get Melo, James or Love. We need a playmaker to finally win a championship. LBJ is the best player in the league, no question about it. But he'll probably ask a lot more $$$ than Melo. And Love sometimes reminds me of Noah.

    Melo would be the best option if you ask me.
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    I wonder if the Bulls could borrow Cliff Stien for this off season......
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    That would be awesome!
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    View: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/11164359/derrick-rose-joins-chicago-bulls-recruitment-carmelo-anthony

    Derrick Rose helps recruit Melo


    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls pulled out all the stops in the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony on the opening day of NBA free agency on Tuesday, including the participation of Derrick Rose, who previously said he would not be part of a sales pitch to any free agent.
    Rose declined comment as he left the United Center on Tuesday afternoon. A source termed the meetings, which included appearances from Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Rose, as "good." It's unclear how much each player spoke.
    Rose has long maintained a reluctance to recruit free agents to play with him in Chicago and told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday that, while praising Anthony, it's "not his job" to sell players on the Bulls. But Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Monday that every player would be available to meet with free agents if needed.
    Anthony rode with Thibodeau to the United Center, and when Anthony arrived at the Bulls' home, he was greeted by a picture of himself in a Bulls uniform wearing his No. 7. The marquee in the front of the stadium showed him as a Bull with the Larry O'Brien Trophy as the organization clearly tries to appeal his stated desire to win and possibly even take less money to do so.
    The Knicks are the only team that can offer Anthony a max contract worth $129 million over five years, but it's uncertain if the Knicks will offer him a maximum contract. Other teams can offer Anthony a max deal of $96 million over four years, but he would have to take less than that to sign with the Bulls.
    The meeting ended with Anthony being given a tour of the Bulls' new practice facility near the United Center by team personnel.
    The Dallas Mavericks, as ESPN.com reported last week, will entertain Anthony in Dallas on Wednesday afternoon after his morning visit with the Houston Rockets. He is scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday in L.A.


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    If I were Rose I'd come forward and restructure my contract or even take a paycut to land one of the big FAs.

    I know, when healthy he's one of the best players in the league but he's injury-prone and I think he knows it, too. Right now he's definitely overpaid.
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    Not sure you can.... Guaranteed contracts and all.
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    View: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nba/story/_/id/11166650/lance-stephenson-indiana-pacers-impasse-contract

    Source: Bulls interested in Pacers' Stephenson


    Despite the Indiana Pacers' heartfelt movie tribute and presentation to Lance Stephenson, the two sides are currently at an impasse over a new deal, according to sources close to the situation.
    The Pacers offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Stephenson, but sources said the versatile shooting guard believes he's worth much more.
    Stephenson averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists last season -- all career highs for the four-year player.
    "Lance and his representatives aren't sure they're going to be able to reach an agreement with the Pacers," a source said. "It's clear they want him back and he wanted to go back, but they may not be able to come to terms."
    Several clubs have reached out to Stephenson's agent, Alberto Ebanks, to register their interest, most notably the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, according to sources.
    Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets also have interest in Stephenson.
    While money is a factor, Stephenson will not simply go to the highest bidder, sources said. He wants to go to a team that is either a contender or a competitive up-and-coming club.
    The Pacers pulled out all the stops Tuesday by hosting Stephenson and his family at a local theater and surprising him with a movie about his life.
    With lucrative contracts already committed to Paul George ($15.8 million), Roy Hibbert ($14.9 million) and David West ($12 million), the Pacers feel they are offering Stephenson as much as they can while remaining financially prudent.

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    http://thesource.com/2014/07/02/chi...-informed-carlos-boozer-he-will-be-amnestied/

    Chicago Bulls Reportedly Informed Carlos Boozer He Will Be Amnestied


    It’s a move that has been expected for quite some time and it looks like it’s finally happening, Carlos Boozer will no longer be a part of the Chicago Bulls.
    via Chicago Sun Times:
    A source said Wednesday that Boozer’s departure is a “done deal,” adding that Boozer’s camp already has been informed.
    Under the amnesty provision, Boozer still will be paid the $16.8 million he’s due next season, but it won’t count against the salary cap.​
    In their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, the Bulls were reportedly hoping to complete a sign-and-trade involving Boozer but Knicks president Phil Jackson was adamant that he would not add Boozer to the roster. The Bulls became aware they would have to acquire Anthony as a free agent and amnestying Boozer helps clear up cap space.
    Anthony isn’t the only person they have their eye on. They’re heading to Los Angeles to meet with Lakers free agent, Pau Gasol as not only an alternate to Anthony but also as a possibility of adding them both.
    They’ve also made calls about Lance Stephenson although he’s probably beyond their spending powers. Stephenson reportedly turned down a five-year, $44 million offer from the Pacers. One other person is Trevor Ariza who’s currently being wooed by his current team, the Washington Wizards.
    -Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)
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    Bulls meeting with Pau Gasol today.

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