Category: Trade rumors

Ben Gordon trade shows Bulls not serious about spending to win

The Charlotte Bobcats acquired Ben Gordon and a future first round pick [2013 lotto protected, top 8 in 2014, top 1 in 2015, unprotected 2016] for Corey Maggette [expiring deal of a crappy player]. The move was a salary relief one for Detroit who took on a worse player while giving up a potentially very valuable pick to save some money. The Bulls could have gotten in on this, and if they don't move their non-guaranteed contracts for draft picks later it will prove out that Chicago is in it for the money...

Does Pau Gasol make sense for Chicago?

Does Pau Gasol make sense for Chicago?
Sam Smith noted in his column a couple of days ago that Pau Gasol would love to play for the Bulls and that the Lakers star center doesn't get along with Kobe Bryant at all. The Lakers would likely consider moving Gasol due to contract and overlapped value with Bynum alone, but chemistry issues may force their hand even more...

Bulls resentful of Howard's dislike, turn to Gasol, Lakers not so interested

Bulls resentful of Howard's dislike, turn to Gasol, Lakers not so interested
As I [and most of the rest of the world] have reported for quite some time, Dwight Howard is not interested in joining the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls would like to make a deal for him but are unwilling to do so without assurances he'll stay past this season. Mark Stein says the Bulls are looking to swap Carlos Boozer for Pau Gasol as a consolation prize. Surprisingly [/sarcasm], the Lakers are not all that interested...
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Magic want to trade Dwight to Chicago, but Dwight says no?

Magic want to trade Dwight to Chicago, but Dwight says no?
It's not clear where Ken Berger is quoting an offer or whether he's simply speculating, but Dwight Howard is blocking a trade to the Chicago Bulls which looks like it could get done otherwise. If this package is legit. I'm making this trade whether Howard agrees to stay or not...

What to do about Rip Hamilton?

What to do about Rip Hamilton?
"Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton has a right shoulder contusion and mild sprain of his right shoulder. Hamilton suffered the injury in the first quarter of last evening’s game versus the Indiana Pacers. His status is day-to-day.". There's your official injury report from the Chicago Bulls. Doesn't sound that bad...

Would you trade Deng and Brewer for Melo?

Let's ignore the fact that swapping Melo + Chandler for Howard + Turkoglu makes a world more sense for them and probably works for Orlando as well. Let's also ignore the fact that the Knicks almost certainly say no to this trade. If this were on the table, and you had to live with it contractually and on the court do you do it...
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Does Rose want to play with Gasol?

Does Rose want to play with Gasol?
The initial report came out of Spain. I didn't even comment on the initial post because the idea of a Spanish newspaper [which might be close to Gasol, but not Rose] commenting on Rose's demands seems like completely made up garbage. Rose won't lobby for Dwight Howard, but he's going to lobby for Pau Gasol...

Are the Bulls on Howard's list now?

Are the Bulls on Howard's list now?
Dwight Howard recently spoke about potentially joining the Chicago Bulls and didn't dump cold water on the deal...

Should the Bulls trade with the Celtics?

Could the Celtics look any more done than they have this season? Granted, a compressed schedule is toughest on an aging team, but the Boston Celtics look truly finished. This is not a team that will go anywhere in the playoffs and may even miss them. The big three era is over...
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If options dry up, trade for J.J. Redick

If options dry up, trade for J.J. Redick
The Bulls need another SG, they were obviously highly interested in J.J. Redick last season as they were willing to bed three years and twenty million dollars on him. The Magic, in an attempt to go for the ring, matched the offer...