Archive | Salary Cap

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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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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Nikola Mirotic

The 2014 Plan, Part Five: Why Nikola Mirotic Might Not Be The Final Piece

Just about every Bulls fan who’s seen highlights or Avi’s breakdowns of Nikola Mirotic’s game has to be excited about the prospect of Chicago bringing him over from Spain. He’s the prototypical stretch four, all the rage in the NBA these days. He’s young, having just turned 23, and should be reasonably priced for his […]

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The 2014 Plan, Part Three: These Aren’t the Droids You’re Looking For

For years the Bulls have touted 2014 as the year the team would finally have spending flexibility. But with the summer approaching, management has thrown cold water on the possibility of bringing over long-awaited Real Madrid star Nikola Mirotic. With a franchise so well-versed in bracing its fans for disappointment, that got us at Bulls […]

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Say goodbye to Captain Kirk and the 17th pick…say hello to cap space

After being one-upped in the all-important “Cap Space Race” by the Miami Heat — who created extra financial flexibility by trading Daequan Cook and their first round pick in last night’s draft — the Bulls countered by reportedly agreeing to send Kirk Hinrich and the 17th pick to the Washington Wizards for (you guessed it!) extra financial […]

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The numbers crunch

Some Bulls fans are wondering why the team hasn’t been aggressively pursuing free agents, particularly Ben Gordon, whom they lost to the Pistons. As always, the answer is all about money. As reported by Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald, the NBA finally released the new salary cap and luxury-tax threshold: “For the second time since the cap was instituted in 1984, […]

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