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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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NBA Draft Watch: Potential draftees

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune says that the Bulls would much rather trade away their draft pick than use it: “League sources continue to indicate the Bulls are shopping the 17th pick and trying to package it with long-term contracts to clear even more cap space than the projected $20 million to $22 million […]

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NBA Draft Watch: James Anderson and Xavier Henry

ESPN’s Chad Ford has published his Mock Draft Version 4.0. He has the Bulls taking shooting guard James Anderson of Oklahoma State. Anderson, by the way, was the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and a first team All-American. Ford writes: “Anderson was one of the best scorers in college basketball and […]

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