Player News - Bulls

Date: Team: Pos:
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Pau Gasol said that the Spurs would be an "interesting option" in free agency this summer.

"There’s talk about passing of the torch with San Antonio and a hypothetical passing of the torch with [Tim] Duncan," Gasol said. "For starters, nobody knows if Tim is retiring and he’s somebody whom I have maximum respect for. In closing, I have to admit the Spurs would be an interesting option for me." The Bulls took a massive risk by not dealing Gasol at the trade deadline, and there's a good chance that he leaves Chicago this summer in the pursuit of another ring. To be clear, a move to San Antonio wouldn't be great for his fantasy value.
Source: Hoopshype
Apr 29 - 12:11 PM

The Timberwolves may try and go after Joakim Noah as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Noah's agent Bill Duffy also represents Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine, and given the mutual respect between Noah and newly appointed head coach Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota could be on the radar for Noah. If Noah does wind up in Minnesota, that wouldn't be great news for Gorgui Dieng's fantasy outlook.
Apr 28 - 4:45 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Marc Gasol said his advice for Pau Gasol would be for him to go to San Antonio at this stage of his career.

Interesting. The Bulls are looking less likely to re-sign Pau and could see some changes. If Gasol does go to the Spurs, they would be loaded up front, assuming Tim Duncan hangs around. Gasol would lose fantasy value with a change.
Apr 25 - 2:29 PM

Jimmy Butler took the blame for the Bulls failing to make the playoffs.

"I'm the reason that we did not make the playoffs," Butler said. "I'm fine with that. I'm not happy with it, but I'm fine with it. Because it's only going to make me stronger and better." Butler had a really strong start to the 2015-16 season, but a knee injury slowed him down after the All-Star break and he wasn't the same player during the crucial stretch of the season. He will now have the full offseason to get his knee right and he still finished as a top-15 player in standard leagues, so maybe he will be available at a slight discount in fantasy drafts this coming season.
Apr 23 - 10:37 AM

Jimmy Butler is planning to work out with Derrick Rose this offseason.

Butler and Rose haven't exactly meshed in Chicago, but Butler said he planned on working out with Rose over the summer. "I think that has nothing to do with anything," Butler said. "But, yeah, we'll work out together and figure out ways to make ourselves coexist." There have been trade rumors surrounding both Butler and Rose, but Butler remains a borderline first-round talent in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Apr 21 - 11:25 AM

Derrick Rose isn't thinking about his impending free agency after the 2016-17 season.

While Rose has one season left on his contract with the Bulls, he said he isn't thinking ahead to his upcoming free agency. "I'll think about that when that time comes," Rose said. "As far as right now, the only thing I can think about is this offseason. I've had that mentality ever since my injuries. I learned to deal with reality and live in the moment." While Rose isn't the player he once was, he improved his game after the All-Star Break and is still just 27 years old, so he's worth a late-round flier in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Apr 19 - 11:55 AM

Bulls vice president John Paxson said the Bulls will sit down and talk with Joakim Noah about his upcoming free agency.

Noah is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but Paxson said the team likes a lot of what he brings to the table. "We are going to sit down with Jo obviously, his agent, and talk and see," Paxson said. "Anyone who has been around us, anybody who has spoken to either Gar or I about Joakim, they know how we feel about him. He represents a lot of things that we believe in." Wherever he ends up, Noah's shoulder is expected to be 100 percent for the start of the 2016-17 and he could have a bounce-back year if he lands himself a starting role.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 14 - 12:57 PM

Fred Hoiberg's job is safe, according to Bulls vice president John Paxson.

Hoiberg didn't have a great first season as the Bulls head coach as the team missed the playoffs, but it looks like he'll get at least one more shot in Chicago. The Bulls have some decisions to make as Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler haven't meshed well, so Hoiberg will likely have a bit of a tweaked roster to work with in 2016-17.
Source: ESPN
Apr 14 - 9:58 AM

Bulls general manager Gar Forman was non-committal when asked about the future of Jimmy Butler in Chicago.

While vice president John Paxson admitted that Butler and Derrick Rose didn't mesh consistently, Forman wouldn't commit to Butler staying in Chicago. "We have to explore all options," Forman said. "With that said, Jimmy has had a fantastic year." Those comments don't mean Butler will be traded, but the Bulls could be in for an interesting summer. Regardless of his location, Butler remains a borderline first-round talent in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Apr 14 - 9:09 AM

Jimmy Butler logged 26 minutes vs. Philly on Wednesday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and one block for his second triple-double of the season.

A combination of injuries and rest resulted in six Bulls' players missing tonight's game, but Jimmy wasn't one of them. He clashed with Fred Hoiberg at times this season, and may have exacerbated problems in the locker room, but remains a critical piece for the Bulls going forward -- he's owed $75.9 million through the 2019-20 season. He finishes the season as a top-15 value in 9-cat leagues, though he did miss 15 games along the way.
Apr 14 - 12:09 AM

Justin Holiday poured in 29 points on 9-of-15 shooting on Wednesday, hitting five 3-pointers with five assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 37 minutes.

Chicago finishes the season 6-2 in their final eight games, but it's all for naught as they miss the playoffs and head into what should be an eventful offseason. Holiday has played strong down the stretch and he might earn a permanent spot in the rotation next season, when he'll earn $1.0 million in the final year of his contract.
Apr 14 - 12:08 AM

The Bulls beat the 76ers for the 10th straight time on Wednesday, led by Nikola Mirotic's 32 points, seven 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, five steals and three blocks.

Wow. Mirotic has been wildly inconsistent this season but he ends the year with a forceful reminder of his upside, connecting on 10-of-17 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with just two turnovers in 39 minutes. His erratic play adds definite risk but Mirotic remains an intriguing target on draft day.
Apr 14 - 12:07 AM

Cristiano Felicio posted six points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 29 minutes on Wednesday, helping the Bulls to a season-ending home victory.

The Bulls' big man has made the most of expanded opportunities down the stretch, averaging 12.7 points on combined 15-of-23 shooting in Chicago's final three games. Bobby Portis added nine points and 14 rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench, and Doug McDermott had 16 points in 34 minutes, so it was an encouraging night for the Bulls' young guns.
Apr 14 - 12:04 AM
Tony Snell - G/F - Bulls

Tony Snell will start against the 76ers on Wednesday with Mike Dunleavy moving to the bench.

Snell will likely be looking at minutes in the upper 20s tonight with Dunleavy in the low 20s. Both are not fantasy options tonight.
Apr 13 - 6:20 PM

Mike Dunleavy (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

The Bulls have missed the playoffs, giving Dunleavy little incentive to suit up for a game against the 76ers. Doug McDermott and Tony Snell figure to split the bulk of Dunleavy's minutes tonight, with McDermott being the more attractive DFS target.
Apr 13 - 12:02 PM


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