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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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Bulls draft for today and tomorrow

Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler. They are your new Chicago Bulls. Well, sort of. The Houston Rockets actually selected Mirotic with the 23rd pick but then traded him to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Chicago took Norris Cole with the 28th pick but traded him and the 43rd pick to Minnesota for the rights to Mirotic. Here’s […]

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Gar Forman: “Best Available” over “Need”

ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell has some great quotes from Gar Forman about his approach for Thursday’s NBA draft. Here’s the key statement: “I’ve always been a huge believer that you draft the best player available. Every team in the league has certain needs and when you look at needs in my mind, there’s three ways to […]

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Some Bulls draft thoughts

With the NBA draft two days away…I have no idea what to expect from the Bulls. Chicago has the 28th, 30th and 43rd picks. The team needs an athletic shooting guard who can create his own offense, nail jumpers from long range, and (of course) defend. That would basically complete the championship package. So how […]

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