Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Bulls’ chances of dealing for Kevin Love not looking good ]]> Lead story image

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was leaving this weekend for Las Vegas, ready to serve as an assistant for USA Basketball for the next six-plus weeks. That will give Thibodeau some time to evaluate Bulls guard Derrick Rose and the health of his knees, provided Rose makes the Team USA squad that will compete in the World Cup of Basketball, which begins late next month in Spain. And it might be enough time for Thibodeau to get over the Bulls finishing as runners-up in the sweepstakes for Carmelo Anthony and, apparently, Kevin Love. All the good feelings the Bulls had in … ]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:09:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls make ‘significant offer’ for Kevin Love ]]> Lead story image

A source said that the two headlining names in the package for Love were Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, “as well as a few other assets.’’ ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:13:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Deal for Kevin Love should be a no-brainer for Bulls ]]> Lead story image

RICK MORRISSEY: The Bulls are in the Love sweepstakes in a big way, offering Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic to the Timberwolves. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:17:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Kevin Love to Bulls? That’s a tricky one ]]> Lead story image

If the Bulls are back in the Kevin Love sweepstakes, as ESPN reported Tuesday, that would be news to a source close to the situation. “I would like to know which side let that out,’’ the source said, inferring that it sounded more like the Timberwolves were playing chicken with more serious bidders such as the Warriors and Cavaliers. The Bulls were one of the first teams to throw a serious package at the Timberwolves in June, headlined by Taj Gibson, Tony Snell and multiple draft picks, but it wasn’t to be. The attention immediately turned to Carmelo Anthony once … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:17:38 -0500 <![CDATA[ Doc Rivers to quit Clippers if Donald Sterling stays ]]> Lead story image

LOS ANGELES — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The NBA has tried to force out Donald Sterling since soon after racist statements emerged on recordings in April. “Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else,” Parsons said on the witness stand about Rivers, who is black. … ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls sign Kirk Hinrich, Cameron Bairstow ]]> Lead story image

Monday proved to be something old and something new for the Bulls, as the organization announced that they officially signed veteran guard Kirk Hinrich, as well as second-round pick Cameron Bairstow. ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:24:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls sign top-pick Doug McDermott ]]> Lead story image

The Bulls announced the signing of their first-round pick Doug McDermott. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:32:11 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls sign guard Aaron Brooks ]]> Lead story image

The Bulls have finalized the deal with free-agent point guard Aaron Brooks. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bulls close to signing veteran guard Aaron Brooks ]]> Lead story image

If Tom Thibodeau really is the guard whisperer, Aaron Brooks could make a lot of money next offseason. According to a Bulls source, the team was about to finalize a deal for Brooks as of Saturday night, with the 29-year-old added on a veteran’s minimum exception. Considering the injuries suffered by Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich the last two seasons, Brooks could come in handy. Two years ago, Thibodeau turned around the career of guard Nate Robinson. Last year, Thibodeau took an unemployed D.J. Augustin and revitalized his career. Robinson received a two-year deal from the Nuggets, and Augustin signed … ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:30:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Only time will tell if the new Bulls are an improved team ]]> Lead story image

MORRISSEY: I wish the Bulls’ season could start right now — and not just because the Cubs and White Sox aren’t good. (But mostly because of that.) There are more unknowns than knowns when it comes to this team, more unsolved mysteries than closed cases. And it should be fascinating to watch. ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:23:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chance at a title pulled at Pau Gasol ]]> Lead story image

Pau Gasol said Friday he turned down other more-lucrative offers when he signed with the Bulls. The free-agent forward was willing to leave money on the table for the ­opportunity to compete for another championship. “Money wasn’t obviously the priority here,” Gasol said at his introductory news conference. “So I turned down bigger offers and I prioritized being [with] a championship-caliber team and being in a position where I can really, hopefully, push that team over the top with my game as well.” Turns out Gasol — who left longtime friend and teammate Kobe Bryant behind when he jumped from … ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:12:45 -0500