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CSN Chicago: Options if the Bulls trade down: Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura
On draft night, there is a decent possibility that the Bulls front office looks at their draft board and collectively decide that they can get a player with No. 7 pick value later in the first round. They could be inclined to feel this way more than in most years due to the 2019 draft class being such a toss up after the top three picks. If the Bulls traded down in the draft, I am assuming they would be netting a valuable future first-round pick, likely with some minimal protections. In this series, we will be looking at prospects the Bulls could take should they trade down in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Official Site of the Bulls: Ask Sam Mailbag: 05.24.2019
Sam opens his mailbag and answers your questions regarding draft prospects and other stories around the NBA
What could be worse than having a good team at the same time as, Michael, LeBron, Curry, Kobe, Duncan, Bird, Magic, Barry, Russell and Kareem are playing. Hmmmm, ...it sounds like the only time to have just a good team is Never. Rooting so hard for the Blazers, just to reward them with a win. I swear there was a point I needed a program for the Warriors. Who's that? I don't know, Who's that?, I don't know.
CSN Chicago: Sports Talk Live Podcast: The Bulls need a point guard. The Bears Top 100 list continues
0:00- Will Perdue drops by to talk hoops. What will the Bulls do this summer to address their point guard need?
7:00- The Bulls need a point guard. Derrick Rose is a free agent. Should they bring him back home?
11:30- Carman says the Bulls should consider trading for Lonzo Ball. Kap yells at him.
16:30- Will talks about this year's playoffs and if anybody will be the Warriors?
20:00- The Bears Top 100 list continues to dominate discussion. Chris makes the case for Jay Cutler to be higher. He gets yelled at.
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:
Fansided: Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr. gets All-Rookie Team snub
The Chicago Bulls drafted Wendell Carter Jr. seventh overall last season, and he was playing at an All-Rookie First Team caliber level before a season-ending thumb injury in the 44th game cost him the rest of his rookie season.
The NBA's 2019 All-Rookie First and Second Team is the first time since Michael Jordan's rookie season (1984-85) to have the top five picks in the previous draft all selected to the All-Rookie First Team.
Carter Jr. showed flashes of considerable upside, but it wasn't enough to earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie Teams due to his season ending prematurely.
Chicago Sun-Times: Longtime Bulls assistant coach Pete Myers resigns from organization
In addition to nailing their third consecutive No. 7 in the NBA Draft, the Bulls will need to fill an assistant coaching opening.
Pete Myers reportedly resigned from the organization Thursday for personal reasons. He spent 16 years with the Bulls; three as a player and 13 as a scout and assistant coach.
Myers joined the coaching staff in December 2001 after Bill Cartwright replaced Tim Floyd as the team's head coach. His first stint with the Bulls lasted until 2010.
Myers served as interim head coach for the Bulls on two occasions: For two games after Cartwright was fired in 2003 before the organization hired Scott Skiles, and one game after Skiles was fired before Jim Boylan finished the season in 2007.
CSN Chicago: High-flying Brandon Clarke looking to jump into top-10 of 2019 NBA Draft
We see this type of story every year. A player who received little attention during the college basketball season parlays a strong finish and impressive athletic testing results into a rapid climb up NBA draft boards.
Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke is one of the players making that kind of jump this year. The 6-foot-8 Clarke was projected as a second round pick at the start of the season, playing in the shadow of his more acclaimed frontcourt mate Rui Hachimura as the Zags won another West Coast Conference title and advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA tournament.
Chicago Sun-Times: NBA changes free agency start time to six hours earlier
NBA fans won't have to stay up until unreasonable times to witness the beginning of the league's free-agency period anymore.
The NBA and players' association agreed to change the time at which teams can negotiate with free agents on Friday. Under the new rules, teams and players will be allowed to begin negotiations at 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT) on June 30, six hours earlier than the previous start time of 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1.
Teams will also be able to communicate with free agents or their representatives starting at 6 p.
Fansided: Chicago Bulls: Whose film should Zach LaVine be studying this offseason?
Zach LaVine broke out during the 2018-19 season for the Chicago Bulls. He averaged career-highs in points, rebounds and assists. He also went from simply being an athletic phenom to an elite all-around scorer.
The grind won't stop for LaVine, though. He had a really good season, but there's no way he's satisfied. He's only 24 years old, and there's a lot more that he can add to his game on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court.
If LaVine wants to take another giant leap forward, he needs to study CJ McCollum.
CSN Chicago: Bulls Talk Podcast: Previewing the 2019 NBA Draft with Jordan Cornette
On this edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski is joined by ESPN college basketball analyst Jordan Cornette to discuss the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft and what options the Bulls will have when they go on the clock at No. 7.
0:45 What's coming up for Jordan
2:20 Impact of Bulls dropping to seven in the draft
3:45 On Cam Reddish and his pro potential, should Bulls take him?
5:50 Should Bulls take a risk at 7 and go with highest potential? Jarrett Culver discussion
7:55 On Kevin Porter Jr and Nassir Little, too risky to take at 7?
Blog a Bull: Pete Myers resigns as Bulls assistant coach
A familiar face on the Chicago Bulls bench will no longer be with the team next season
Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson reports that longtime assistant coach Pete Myers has resigned from his position with the team due to personal reasons. He has a newborn child and is stepping away from basketball to spend more time with family.
Myers' nine-year NBA career included three seasons with the Chicago Bulls. Former Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause hired him in 2001 and he served as an assistant coach in the Windy City from 2001-2010 before working under Mark Jackson on the Golden State Warriors staff (2011-2014 .
Fansided: Chicago Bulls 2019 Draft Profile: Luka Samanic dominates competition
With the acquisition of the 38th pick in the deal that sent Justin Holiday to the Grizzlies, the Chicago Bulls are given another chance to add an exciting piece to the rebuild. While this draft class seems shallow at the top, many hidden gems can be found in the late-first and early-second rounds. After the conclusion of the draft combine in Chicago, Luka Samanic is starting to look like he'll be one of those diamonds in the rough.
Measured at 6-foot-11 in shoes, Samanic offers a dangerous mix as a finisher at the rim and smooth shooting stroke to stretch the floor.
Fansided: Chicago Bulls: Why drafting Cam Reddish makes sense
Taking Ja Morant with a top-three selection or Darius Garland with the fourth or fifth would have been extremely beneficial for the Chicago Bulls, but luck was simply not on their side. Instead, both Morant and Garland will likely be off the board, leaving the Bulls with an a major question: what do we do with this pick? The conventional route is to either draft a point guard or to trade for one. Could Duke's Cam Reddish be a possibility?
As for finding a point guard at the seventh spot, the only true option available would be North Carolina's Coby White, a 19-year-old combo guard who stands at 6-foot-5.
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CSN Chicago: Countdown to the NBA Draft: The best all-time selection at picks 1-30
We're counting down the days until the NBA Draft by looking at the best players selected at No. 30, 29, 28 all the way down to No. 1. Check back every day leading up to June 20th for a new player and a new all-time best pick.
No. 30: Jimmy Butler
With 30 days until the NBA Draft, we'll be counting down the best player ever selected at each slot in the 1st round
At #30, a familiar face pic.twitter.com/ureqbT9rBV-- Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 22, 2019
Fansided: Chicago Bulls: Revisiting "Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story"
When the first commercial for Pooh: The Derrick Rose Story came out, I, like most Chicago Bulls fans, was incredibly hyped. After years of ups and downs while following Derrick Rose, it was finally time to get 100 minutes of behind the scenes footage and unfiltered interviews about the childhood and professional career of Chicago's son. Now that the documentary has been out for over a month, it's time to revisit the film and give it an in-depth review.
I was only 13 years old when Derrick Rose was drafted by the Chicago Bulls, so I didn't understand the gravity of the whole situation.