Player News - Bulls

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Unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in discussions on the framework of a deal in range of four years, $70 million-plus, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Interesting. It's very odd to see a team offer four years on Noah, who really has struggled to stay healthy and is now 31 years old. There are also a decent amount of centers out there on the market, so investing this amount of money this early is surprising. The Knicks and Noah are expected to meet in Orlando on Friday.
Jul 1 - 12:16 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol is drawing interest from the Wolves, Knicks, Blazers and Spurs according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

He's also been linked to the Warriors, but it's starting to become clear that a return to Chicago would be very unlikely. Gasol turns 36 on July 6, but he proved last season that he still has a lot to offer with averages of 16.5 points, 11.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 2.0 blocks and 0.6 steals.
Source: ESPN
Jun 30 - 11:45 PM

Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.

Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day.
Jun 30 - 4:29 PM

Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center.
Jun 30 - 11:11 AM

The Knicks are reportedly a "big favorite" to sign free agent Joakim Noah.

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, multiple teams vying for Noah feel that he's likely to sign with the Knicks, and the Washington Post reports that he could earn approximately $18 million per season. New York is desperate for a starting-caliber center after trading away Robin Lopez in the deal for Derrick Rose, and Noah reportedly chafed in a reserve role for Chicago last season, so the pairing makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, the Knicks would be an ideal landing spot for Noah.
Jun 30 - 12:04 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

If the Warriors are unable to nab Kevin Durant via free agency, they will reportedly try and retain Harrison Barnes while adding a proven big man like Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West or Timofey Mozgov.

Mozgov is a rather odd name to appear on this list, but all the rest of the other guys make sense. The Spurs will also be in pursuit of Gasol, but the Dubs probably offer him the most realistic shot at competing for a championship, as he'd be a major upgrade to Andrew Bogut. Noah would likely be a backup with the Dubs, as would West, and neither of those guys would have much value. Free agency kicks off on July 1.
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol will reportedly be a free agency priority for the San Antonio Spurs.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports Gasol is at the top of the Spurs free agency wish list after he decided not to pick up his player option with the Bulls. While the Spurs will likely have competition for Gasol, they offer the 35-year-old an opportunity to win so it wouldn't be a huge shock to see him sign with San Antonio. We'll keep an eye on Gasol when free agency begins on July 1, but joining the Spurs wouldn't necessarily be a great thing for his fantasy value.
Jun 28 - 10:49 AM

Jimmy Butler thinks the Bulls need to add more players who can help the team.

While Butler is now the franchise player in Chicago, he knows he can't do it alone. "I can't do this by myself. I need four other guys out there with me," Butler said. "We need guys coming off the bench to help us win games. All that talk about who's team it is, we need to have a team full of guys who think it's their team and help us win." The Bulls 2016-17 offense will primarily run through Butler and he should have no problem returning first-round value for his fantasy owners.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 10:04 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol will not pick up his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Gasol is likely to be targeted by the Knicks, which would be a great landing spot for him. He likely won't be back with the Bulls with the team looking to change its identity.
Jun 27 - 4:13 PM

Cristiano Felicio is expected to play on Chicago's summer league team.

Felicio showed some intrigue in short bursts with the Bulls last season, but he's going to have to show a whole lot more if he wants to enjoy a real role in the rotation in 2016-17. There is intriguing potential here, but it may be a while before it could be fully realized.
Jun 27 - 1:28 PM

Bobby Portis is expected to play in summer league.

If Chicago winds up moving on from Taj Gibson, the Free Bobby Portis movement is about to be restarted with an exclamation point. We could be looking at a breakout season from Portis, but he needs to work on enjoying sustainable success at this level.
Jun 27 - 1:25 PM

Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to play for Chicago's summer league team.

Dinwiddie was just acquired by the Bulls not even two weeks ago, so Chicago will want an early look to assess what they have in their newest player.
Jun 27 - 1:22 PM

The Bulls view re-signing E'Twaun Moore as a priority in free agency.

The Bulls have Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Spencer Dinwiddie and not a whole lot else at the point guard position, and Moore is also attractive because he can play both backcourt spots. After enjoying some sustained success in Chicago last season, Moore seems likely to be back in the Windy City.

Doug McDermott is not expected to play in summer league.

McDermott will practice with Chicago's summer league squad, but he will not participate in any games. Assuming the Bulls find a taker for Mike Dunleavy's contract—something the team will undoubtedly explore—McDermott could soon find himself with a starter's role and a copious amount of playing time.
Jun 27 - 12:33 PM

Jimmy Butler is "excited" about Chicago's future and recently spent time with head coach Fred Hoiberg in Los Angeles.

Hoiberg and Butler have been in "constant communication" since the season ended with Hoiberg stating that Butler is in a "great frame of mind." We still don't buy that Chicago wasn't shopping him on draft night, but it appears both sides are prepared to move forward with one another while harboring no ill will.
Jun 27 - 12:29 PM


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