Player News - Bulls

Date: Team: Pos:

Doug McDermott shot just 2-of-8 vs. the Clippers on Saturday with 10 points, five boards, four assists, two 3-pointers and four turnovers.

He played 31 minutes and wasn't too involved in the offense. McDermott led Division I in scoring last year, but he's certainly not going to crack double figures this year with Pau Gasol around.
Jul 12 - 10:51 PM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell made 10-of-14 from the field for 27 points vs. the Clippers on Saturday to go with four boards, one steal and five 3-pointers.

He owns summer league and an 89.3 effective field goal percentage tonight is one heck of a way to start. Snell is likely going to come off the bench again next season.
Jul 12 - 10:45 PM
Greg Smith - F/C - Bulls

Greg Smith is likely to be traded to the Mavericks.

It's just a salary dump with Smith's deal at around $1 million for next season. The Bulls traded for him late in the year after the Rockets gave up on him. Smith had knee trouble for much of the season and maybe a full offseason can help him out.
Jul 12 - 9:45 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol is finalizing a contract with the Bulls, according to ESPN.com.

It is not a sign and trade and he confirmed his deal on Twitter. The terms of the deal should be coming momentarily, which should be in the neighborhood of $10 million. For the Bulls, this deal basically means they're done with much of their cap space taken up. Still, it is a nice signing to help the Bulls on offense. Pau's fantasy value does take a hit, though.
Jul 12 - 5:25 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Updating a previous item, the Rockets are not involved in a three-team trade centered around Pau Gasol.

This is good news for the Rockets because they would likely be getting Carlos Boozer, which is a bit of a downgrade from Terrence Jones. Gasol's deal is expected to get done today and he'll almost certainly wind up with the Bulls, according to ESPN.
Jul 12 - 5:14 PM

Mike Dunleavy is not expected to be included in the sign-and-trade talks in a potential Pau Gasol deal.

The Bulls now have Houston involved in a three-team deal, which is expected to be done today. The Bulls will likely have to give up some of player to lower their cap number and make room. He'll have low-end fantasy value on the Bulls next season.
Jul 12 - 4:21 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Lakers, Bulls and Rockets are working on a sign-and-trade deal involving Pau Gasol.

The Bulls are basically on the goal line to get Gasol, so it's more of just a matter of how they'll bring him on board. Gasol seems to be willing to take a major pay cut from his $14 million last year and would be a nice fit next to Joakim Noah. Stay tuned.
Jul 12 - 4:17 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol has "virtually closed" a deal with the Bulls and he plans to complete a physical before returning to Spain in the coming days, according to Marca.com.

The deal is believed to be a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, though specifics have not yet emerged. The Lakers reportedly want Gasol to play in the Eastern Conference if he's not in L.A., which also works in Chicago's favor, and it seems like a matter of time before he's wearing a Bulls uniform.
Source: Marca.com
Jul 12 - 11:36 AM

The Hornets have reportedly expressed interest in free agent PG D.J. Augustin.

The Mavericks are also still interested in Augustin despite reaching an agreement with Devin Harris, as they seem reasonably leery of relying too heavily on Raymond Felton at PG. Augustin thrived with Chicago last season, averaging 14.9 points and 5.0 assists, but he'll likely fill a backup role no matter where he signs and those numbers should be viewed as his ceiling.
Jul 12 - 11:11 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Bulls and free agent Pau Gasol are working to complete an agreement according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

This means that Carmelo Anthony is probably staying in New York, but keeping it on Gasol the signing makes the Bulls a legitimate threat in the East. He will fit in nicely with a frontcourt starring Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, and assuming everybody stays healthy he can coast through a reduced workload on his way to a productive year.
Jul 12 - 1:57 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Unrestricted free agent Pau Gasol has reportedly turned down a two-year offer worth over $10 million with the Lakers.

Pau has likely spent his last days in a Lakers uniform, and that would narrow down the choices to the Knicks, Spurs, Bulls, and Thunder. It's not really clear which team Pau favors, but he said on his Twitter account that he is nearing a decision. Stay tuned.
Jul 11 - 6:50 PM

The Bulls and Hornets are reportedly pursuing unrestricted free agent Kirk Hinrich.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is a big supporter of Hinrich, and Bulls GM Gar Forman stated that re-signing Hinrich would be "a priority" this offseason, so it would appear the Bulls would be a favorite to retain Hinrich. However, Charlotte currently has more flexibility with what they'd be able to offer Hinrich, so as it stands, nothing is certain. Hinrich would be a backup role wherever he lands, and doesn't do enough statistically to be considered a fantasy option outside of very deep leagues.
Jul 11 - 4:39 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Jose Calderon has joined the Knicks' pitch to sign free agent Pau Gasol.

The Knicks have a few things going for them, including Gasol's familiarity with Calderon, his success playing in the triangle offense, and the multicultural appeal of NYC. What they can't do is offer Gasol nearly as much money as the Lakers -- Phil Jackson admitted that it "might not be possible" to clear more salary-cap space for Gasol, who is also being pursued by the Bulls, Spurs and Thunder.
Jul 11 - 9:09 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Phil Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he has reached out to Pau Gasol about joining the Knicks.

Jackson also mentioned that he knows his team does not have the money that someone like Pau demands on the open market, but he is hoping his relationship with Gasol will persuade him to join the Knicks. The list of suitors for Gasol has become quite long, as the Bulls, Lakers, Spurs and Thunder all hope to land the talented big man.
Jul 10 - 4:28 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Bulls hope to acquire Pau Gasol by packaging Carlos Boozer's expiring contract in a sign-and-trade.

The Bulls can still amnesty Carlos Boozer's $16.8 million contract, but they are hoping to use his expiring money as trade bait. Now that it appears Chicago is out of the running of Carmelo Anthony, all signs point to the Bulls making a strong push for Pau Gasol. He is also being heavily courted by the Thunder, and Spurs, and Lakers.
Source: RealGM.com
Jul 10 - 2:38 PM


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