Archive for August 2011

Rasual Butler excited, ready to play entire season overseas

Last Monday, Bulls free-agent Rasual Butler signed a one-year contract with Gran Canaria of the Spanish ACB League, according to CSNChicago’s Aggrey Sam and Yahoo!’s Marc Spears. However, there were conflicting reports as to whether Butler’s deal would contain an out clause that would allow him to return to the NBA if the league-imposed lockout... Read more »

Bulls Notes: Derrick Rose confident in team, title chances

While many NBA players have been participating in summer league games across the country and discussing the potential of playing overseas during the league’s lockout, Bulls guard Derrick Rose has been working out in his usual offseason home, Los Angeles, California, looking to improve his game for next season — whether we have one or... Read more »

Bulls announce tentative 2011-12 preseason schedule

The NBA picked a Thursday afternoon in mid-August to announce its very tentative 2011-12 preseason schedule. Due to the lockout, virtually no one believes the regular season will start on time — much less the preseason. Still, the preseason is scheduled to tip off on October 9. The Bulls are scheduled to open their preseason... Read more »

Carlos Boozer interested in playing overseas if NBA is delayed

Bulls forward Carlos Boozer is yet another NBA player who would be interested in playing overseas if the 2011-12 season is delayed or postponed, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine. Said Boozer: “I think as players we have to look at this lockout as an unfortunate challenge, but one that can create other... Read more »

Bulls' John Lucas III loves team, interested in staying

Last season, the Chicago Bulls were a tight-knit group, from All-Star and league MVP Derrick Rose to the players at the end of the bench. Bulls guard John Lucas III was usually in street clothes, though that didn’t stop him from standing at the edge of the court to cheer on and help his teammates.... Read more »

John Lucas III drops 60 points in NY Pro City game

One night after Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scored 66 points at Rucker Park in Harlem, Bulls guard John Lucas III dropped 60 points in a New York Pro City game against Durant’s team, The Franchise, on Tuesday. Though he was outscored by Lucas, Durant had 41 points (9-for-29 from the field) and hit a three-pointer... Read more »

Joakim Noah ready to go for French team

Bulls center Joakim Noah gave Bulls fans a bit of a scare when he was sent home by French basketball officials to rehabilitate his right ankle, an injury Noah suffered on March 28. However, the French Basketball Federation said Tuesday that Noah is expected to rejoin his French teammates later this week in preparation for... Read more »

Shams' Bulls Mailbag: Two-guard talk, Joakim Noah and more

One month after the NBA lockout began, the owners and players union finally met on Monday in New York City. But there wasn’t much movement, and NBA commissioner David Stern left the three-hour meeting not feeling optimistic about the bargaining process. “I don’t feel optimistic. I don’t feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage... Read more »