Author Archive | Trenton Jocz

Bulls Introduce Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic

With Carlos Boozer amnestied and Anthony Randolph traded, the Bulls finally had the cap space to officially sign their big additions of the offseason, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. First, you put the pen to the paper… @nikolamirotic12 pic.twitter.com/Vz3dIBe8Eq — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 18, 2014 …then each had their own press conference this morning with the […]

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Bulls Fulfill Their Destiny And Re-Sign Kirk Hinrich

Once Charlotte, the other main suitor for Kirk Hinrich, signed Brian Roberts, it seemed to be a fait accompli that the veteran would return to Chicago yet again, though hope remained another team might jump in. Those hopes were quickly dashed by Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte had been pursuing free agent Kirk Hinrich, but belief is […]

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Doug McDermott And The Trouble With Love

In trading to acquire Creighton star Doug McDermott, the Bulls fell victim to something much more common in the NFL: They got attached to a particular player in the draft. Every year, smart teams like San Francisco and New England fleece the teams that prioritize the short-term (think Tennessee or Carolina) by taking advantage of the fact that such […]

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Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler Voted To All-Defensive Teams

The NBA All-Defensive teams are usually an annual guarantee to cause uproar among NBA Twitter. How did Carlos Boozer get a vote? How did the Defensive Player of the Year not make First Team? Which declining legend will cease being grandfathered in for their respective sport’s defensive honor first: Kobe Bryant or Derek Jeter? This year, however, […]

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2013-2014 Year in Review: The Front Office

The Transactions: -Cut ties with assistant coach Ron Adams -Hired Jen Swanson as Director of Sports Performance -Drafted Tony Snell and Erik Murphy -Signed Mike Dunleavy (mini mid-level exception for 2 years) -Used stretch provision on Rip Hamilton, which spread the $1 million buyout for the final year of his contract over three years -Signed […]

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Reports: Bulls and Warriors “Intrigue” Kevin Love As Trade Rumors Resurface

The conference finals didn’t even get underway before the Kevin Love trade rumors heated up again. In a post about Sam Mitchell being a candidate for their vacant head coaching position, Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski writes that the Wolves are having a tough time roping in flashier candidates with Love’s impending free agency clouding the direction of the […]

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2013-14 Year in Review: Mike Dunleavy

“Oh, you can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find You get what you need.” Those iconic lines from The Rolling Stones essentially sum up the 2013-2014 season for Mike Dunleavy. The 33 year-old came to Chicago after 11 seasons with three franchises and only one playoff win […]

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