Archive for November 2011

Bulls' Derrick Rose could see time at shooting guard

Bulls' Derrick Rose could see time at shooting guard
While many Chicago Bulls fans have spent the prolonged offseason thinking of scenarios in which the team could improve at shooting guard, they might be overlooking a player who likely fits the bill — and, best of all, he’s already on the roster: Derrick Rose, the reigning NBA MVP. No, the Bulls don’t have to... Read more »

Bulls have several options, roster decisions to make

Bulls have several options, roster decisions to make
Before the Chicago Bulls can begin chasing free-agent shooting guards such as Jason Richardson and Jamal Crawford or possible trade targets like O.J. Mayo or Courtney Lee, they will have several decisions to make on the current roster. As it stands now, the roster features nine players under guaranteed contracts — 10 once draft pick... Read more »

How labor deal affects Chicago Bulls

How labor deal affects Chicago Bulls
After nearly two years of negotiating, the NBA owners and players reached a handshake agreement on a new collective bargaining deal. If and when approved, it will salvage a 66-game season that will begin with a tripleheader on Dec. 25. Now, all 30 NBA teams have questions heading into a shortened free agency period and... Read more »
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NBA owners, players reach handshake deal to start season Dec. 25

With Christmas Day games hanging in the balance because of the five-month old lockout, the NBA owners and players reached a handshake labor agreement to begin free agency and training camps Dec. 9 and start the 2011-12 season on Dec. 25. In a joint press conference following Friday’s 16-hour negotiating session, which went into early... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose unlikely to head abroad

After previously entertaining the possibility of playing overseas during the ongoing NBA lockout — like Chicago Bulls teammate Brian Scalabrine is doing in Italy — Derrick Rose told reporters Sunday that he doesn’t plan on taking his talents across the pond and is staying optimistic that there will be a 2011-12 season. The reigning league... Read more »

Bulls Mailbag: The return of Kirk Hinrich

Sunday marked Day 144 of the ongoing NBA lockout. With no end in sight, let’s take a look at the questions sent to the Chicago Bulls mailbag. From inquiries about how the Bulls can improve their two-guard situation once the league-imposed lockout ends to players who might take their game abroad, keep them coming. Q:... Read more »
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NBA players' decertification puts season in jeopardy

Coming off last season’s league-high 62 regular-season victories, Chicago Bulls players and fans had looked forward to the 2011-12 campaign, hopeful the team can reach the next level. Unfortunately for them, along with many other people whose livelihoods are being affected, Monday’s news is best summed up as depressing. After months of negotiations with the... Read more »

Carlos Boozer to represent Bulls at players meeting

Carlos Boozer to represent Bulls at players meeting
After missing Tuesday’s players meeting due to a death in the family, Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer will join player representatives from the NBA’s other 29 teams at the players union’s meeting Monday morning in New York to discuss the owners’ latest labor proposal, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Sunday afternoon.... Read more »

NBA, union to continue negotiations Thursday

In an effort to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, the NBA owners and players’ union resumed labor talks Wednesday — sidestepping commissioner David Stern’s 4 p.m. CT deadline for players to accept the league’s latest offer or have it be replaced by a reset offer, which includes a 47 percent share of basketball-related income... Read more »
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John Lucas III, NBA players eager to resume negotiations with owners

John Lucas III, NBA players eager to resume negotiations with owners
With the clock ticking for the NBA owners and players’ union to reach a new collective bargaining agreement before the league’s Wednesday deadline, 43 players — including union officials and player representatives of 29 of the NBA’s 30 teams — met on Tuesday, reiterating their desire to resume labor talks and that the owners’ latest... Read more »
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