Posts in category "NBA Rumors"

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando
Though the Bulls biggest needs have nothing to do with bigs, it’s that depth down low that is also potential trade bait to acquire the most irreplaceable, game-changing center in the NBA, Dwight Howard. But Howard wants to stay in Orlando, he says. So, for now, we dream: Howard will be a free agent after... Read more »

UPDATE: D-Rose Denies Statement That Performance-Enhancing Drugs are 'Huge' in the NBA

UPDATE: D-Rose Denies Statement That Performance-Enhancing Drugs are 'Huge' in the NBA
Derrick Rose just dropped a bombshell to ESPN The Magzine on, what he refers to as, a rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the NBA (International Business Times; h/t: Jared Wade). Rose was asked the following question by ESPN the Magazine, “If 1 equals ‘What are PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs)’? and 10 equals ‘Everybody’s... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness
If the Bulls win a title, I’ll go with Doug Thonus to get that “1.7%” tattoo. “No stat in basketball is perfect, regardless of the complexity of its formulation,” Rob Mahoney wrote, later adding: “The measures themselves are imperfect, but they’re perfect in promoting further research. None of the advanced stats we have today are... Read more »
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Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'

Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'
The Clippers bought out Rasual Butler on Sunday and after clearing waivers, he “plans to sign with the Chicago Bulls” on Monday, Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine reports. The Bulls are $2.9 million under the salary cap and “are confident they can sign him once he clears waivers,” K.C. Johnson added at the Chicago... Read more »

Bulls Reportedly Offered Brewer for Mayo

Bulls Reportedly Offered Brewer for Mayo
What’s more stupid: the Bulls willing to overpay for a fourth scoring option or the Grizzlies turning down a cross-conference deal for juvenile “competitive reasons?” The Bulls reportedly offered Ronnie Brewer and two #1 picks and a #2 pick for O.J. Mayo before the trade deadline. Even dumber and more baffling, the Grizzlies turned it... Read more »

Bulls Big Love Keeps Acquisition of Lee & Mayo at Impasse

Bulls Big Love Keeps Acquisition of Lee & Mayo at Impasse
The Bulls have offered a first-round draft pick to the Rockets for Courtney Lee, but Houston GM Daryl Morey is reportedly reluctant to part with the 6-foot-5 guard. The Rockets continue to demand Omer Asik in return, while Nick Fiedell reports at ESPNChicago the Bulls are still unwilling to part with the seven-foot rookie, adding:... Read more »
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Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat
Let’s get stat-geeky and Randian and Realpolitik and wonky with the Bulls options to acquire a shooting guard before the Thursday trade deadline. * – unrestricted free agent in 2011** – restricted free agent in 2011 There are grand options being thrown around for the Bulls to acquire a shooting guard before the trade deadline.... Read more »

Report: Carmelo Anthony is a Knick (UPDATED)

Report: Carmelo Anthony is a Knick (UPDATED)
The Nuggets and Knicks have agreed to terms on a deal to finally send Carmelo Anthony to New York. And he signed an extension. The ‘MeloDrama is over. Carmelo Anthony is a New York Knick, Benjamin Hochman and Chris Dempsey reported Monday evening at The Denver Post: The Nuggets traded Melo to the New York... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011

Catch n' Shoot: February 19, 2011
Sebastian Pruiti put together a nice breakdown of Derrick Rose’s jumper selection. Dennis Rodman was announced as a finalist for the 2011 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame, which is great, despite Reggie Miller getting snubbed. The rest of the finalists are very ‘meh.’ I have a personal nostalgic love for finalist Chris Mullin... Read more »
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NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks

NBPA Proposes Lottery Teams Get Two First-Round Draft Picks
Owners and union representatives had a closed-door meeting in L.A. this All-Star Weekend. “While there wasn’t much negotiating during the meeting and very little progress was made,” Alex Kennedy reported Saturday at HoopsWorld, the players proposed a complete overhaul of how the annual draft functions. The NBPA suggested that non-playoff teams receive two picks in... Read more »