Archive | December, 2011

Bulls-Pacers: Return of the Preview

Chicago takes on Indiana tonight in something called “professional basketball.” It’s a rematch of round one of last year’s playoffs which the Bulls won 4-1. But that series was much more hard fought than that number makes it seem. Going into the fourth quarter of those games Chicago was down seven in Game one, tied […]

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The words of Richard Hamilton

Rip has spoken: “I’m coming to do whatever the coach and the organization want me to do. If they want me to come in and play 20 minutes, I’m going to do that. If they want me to play 30 I’ll do that. “Whatever the team needs, whatever the team needs, man, because the biggest […]

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Rip Hamilton: Upgrade or not?

According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, Rip Hamilton is expected to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Bulls later today, thus ending the team’s search for an upgrade at the shooting guard position. Coach Tom Thibodeau and Carlos Boozer are both fans of Hamilton. Former Bulls sharpshooter Steve Kerr thinks Rip will […]

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No moves so far…but plenty of reports and rumors

Jason Richardson is reportedly going to sign a four-year, $25 million contract with the Orlando Magic. So you can officially cross his name off the list of potential Bulls shooting guards. Apparently, J-Rich decided to go for money over winning. After all, Dwight Howard has demanded a trade. So unless Orlando pulls off an amazing trade […]

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Bulls target: Rip Hamilton

The Detroit Pistons are buying out Rip Hamilton’s contract. ESPNChicago, the Chicago Tribune, and the Detroit Free Press all agree: Hamilton will most likely end up signing with the Bulls. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: Terms of the buyout of Hamilton’s $12.6 million contract were not disclosed, but a league source said the […]

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More shooting guard search updates…

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald wants to quash the Jamal Crawford-for-Ronnie Brewer trade rumor: “On rumored Jamal sign and trade, probably wishful thinking from Hawks/Jamal camp. Crawford is a Bulls candidate, but not trading Brewer for him.” The Bulls only have their $5 million mid-level exception to use…and it’s unlikely Crawford would sign for only $5 million a […]

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The ongoing saga of the shooting guard search

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: After meeting with Caron Butler on Monday and coach Tom Thibodeau personally calling Jason Richardson, Jamal Crawford and others, the Bulls currently have no more free-agent visits scheduled. The strategy appears to be to let the market come to them as they try to upgrade at shooting guard, […]

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The new 2011-12 Bulls schedule

According to ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell, Joakim Noah is feeling 100 percent healthy after battling thumb and ankle injuries last season. He’ll need to be. The Bulls updated schedule for the abbreviated 2011-12 season has been released. And it’s challenging. In fact, early on, it’s downright brutal. The schedule opens with a four-game road trip that […]

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