TAG: Chicago Bulls

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 3, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The Top 10 Questions That Will Be Answered During NBA Free Agency

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Say what you want about the NBA — that its regular season is too long, that there isn’t nearly enough parity, that tanking is ruining the league, or that there’s too much flopping — but there’s one thing even the fiercest of NBA critics can’t deny: the league’s offseason is, by far, the most eventful and interesting of any sport. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 11:30 pm

Report: Boozer Amnesty A “Done Deal”

Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer

The Chicago Bulls have eyes for Carmelo Anthony. But to gain the requisite cap space it will surely take to acquire him, the Bulls need to pull off major salary cap gymnastics by augmenting their roster. The easiest way to begin that process? Using the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer. According to a report, Chicago has finally decided to do just that. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Lance Stephenson & Pacers Reach Contract Impasse

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson and the Pacers have reached an impasse reports Chris Broussard of ESPN. The Pacers offered the free agent wing a 5-year, $44-million deal yesterday, after making biographical film about Brooklyn “Born Ready” star’s time in Indy as part of their pitch. Despite the red carpet treatment, Stephenson declined the offer and is in talks with other teams. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Derrick Rose Worked Out In Front Of Carmelo Yesterday

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose was not expected to participate in the recruiting of Carmelo Anthony. But when the Bulls rolled out the red carpet yesterday for ‘Melo at the United Center, Rose was there, and he may have played a huge part in convincing the free agent forward to join the Bulls. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Jul 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Derrick Rose Scheduled To Take Part In Bulls’ Pitch To ‘Melo

Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Tyson Chandler

Chicago’s former MVP and twice-injured point guard, Derrick Rose, has always remained outside the pale when it comes to recruiting superstars to Chicago. He’s publicly said he’s against it, preferring to battle against the best with his current group of teammates. Except a recent report from the Chicago Tribune might mean he’s directly involved in Chicago’s pitch to Carmelo Anthony today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 1, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Bulls Pitch ‘Melo With United Center Welcome

United Center welcome for Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is in Chicago for the first day of of his first free agency, talking with a team many feel has the best chance to steal him from the Knicks — despite New York’s ability to offer him $33 million more and an extra year. Now we’ve got pics of their recruiting welcome with a message to ‘Melo adorning Chicago’s United Center. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack, Twitter / Jun 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Did Joakim Noah Subtweet Derrick Rose About ‘Melo?

Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose reiterated his stance on wooing potential free agents in a chat with Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears this weekend. This flies in the face of what his teammate, Joakim Noah, and coach Tom Thibodeau have been doing behind the scenes in an attempt to sign free agent Carmelo Anthony. Was Noah referencing this disconnect with a tweet today? Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 30, 2014 / 2:45 pm

The Top 5 Landing Spots For LeBron James

LeBron James, Joakim Noah

“Not one, not two, not three, not four.” Those words seem like an eternity ago, but LeBron James‘ time in South Beach might be over. James, the face of the National Basketball Association, the league’s best, yet most-scrutinized player, the King and the villain, is once again an unrestricted free agent. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jun 30, 2014 / 12:46 am

‘Melo Will Meet With Bulls First Before Texas Swing; Knicks Still Confident

Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon

Everyone’s waiting for free agency to begin on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EST. None more so than the Chicago Bulls, who are expected to host Carmelo Anthony first thing, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Aside from the Knicks — who can offer Anthony the most money, the Bulls have been rumored to hold the inside track for ‘Melo’s services. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 29, 2014 / 8:01 pm

Report: ‘Wolves, Lakers, Bulls, Mavs Want Parsons

Chandler Parsons

The Houston Rockets made headlines weeks ago when news broke that they declined the fourth-year option of Chandler Parsons‘ rookie contract, making him a restricted free agent this summer. There was risk and reward involved in the move: the chance that Parsons could be offered a new deal from another team so large that Houston wouldn’t match it or that the Rockets could extend Parsons on a discount relative to what he’ll be worth in the future. According to reports, Parsons has the eye of multiple teams as free agency looms on July 1st; Houston will know if its relative gamble will pay off soon. Read More »