During an appearance on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Wednesday, Jimmy Butler blamed himself for not winning enough to help keep Derrick Rose a Bull, but he agreed with the show’s hosts who insinuated that the Bulls’ website placed blame on him too.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have traded guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic for a 2019 conditional second-round draft pick.
CHICAGO (AP) — Called out by Jimmy Butler last season, Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg insisted Monday that he can still work with the two-time All-Star guard.
Bulls general manager Gar Forman downplayed the need to reassure Jimmy Butler after his name surfaced in multiple trade rumors Thursday night.
First, the Bulls tried to get Kris Dunn. Then, using their 14th pick, they selected a player who fits the preferred drafting formula for John Paxson and Gar Forman in Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Michael Gbinije has already enjoyed his share of excitement in 2016. He played in the Final Four for Syracuse, and now he’s been drafted by the Detroit Pistons.
Hardened by critics who turned against him after three knee surgeries derailed a dazzling and historic start to his career, Derrick Rose rarely dropped his guard in public view over what now represent his final few seasons in Chicago.
The Nets started the day with no first-round pick and a long, long wait until they could make their selection in Thursday’s NBA draft. But by mid-afternoon, the scope of their entire evening — and maybe their future — had changed.
The Knicks addressed their need for a point guard and acquired former NBA MVP and No. 1 overall pick Derrick Rose in a blockbuster deal with the Bulls on Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Pacers traded one Indianapolis native for another Wednesday, sending George Hill to Utah and acquiring Jeff Teague in a point guard swap that also includes Atlanta.
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose was once writing a great NBA story, the hometown kid leading the Chicago Bulls to their greatest heights since Michael Jordan.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have acquired forward Cameron Bairstow from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
The Bulls continue to prepare for the June 23 draft by working out potential fits who might be available with the 14th pick, including Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine this week.
At management’s season-ending postmortem in April, executive vice president John Paxson made clear his affinity for Joakim Noah, who will be an unrestricted free agent in July for the first time in his nine-year career.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird found the Indiana Pacers’ new voice on his own bench. Now Nate McMillan must show his old-school style will still resonate with today’s young players.
Any Bulls fan can remember his or her elation when Adam Silver, then the NBA’s deputy commissioner, tore open a large envelope on May 20, 2008, and said, “The second pick goes to the Miami Heat.”
The NBA draft combine takes place in Chicago later this week, the next step in what promises to be an offseason of change for the Bulls.
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers 89-84 on Sunday night in Game 7 of the first-round playoff series to advance to face Miami in the conference semifinals.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says Reggie Jackson was not fouled on the final play of Detroit’s loss to Cleveland, when the point guard complained after the game that referees should be penalized for mistakes.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Moments after his season ended, Detroit star Andre Drummond was asked about free throws — clearly not his favorite topic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers starting center Ian Mahinmi was limited to non-contact drills at practice Monday because of a lingering lower back injury.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — In their second postseason together, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love might finally be hitting their stride as a group.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers starting center Ian Mahinmi will start Thursday night when the Pacers and Toronto Raptors resume their first-round playoff series.