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Gibson: Rose going to be 'dominant'

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Taj Gibson has no doubt that Derrick Rose is going to come back this season better than ever after playing in just 10 games for the Chicago Bulls over the last two seasons because of two serious knee injuries. "Derrick's been having a great summer," Gibson said on Wednesday during an appearance for his basketball camp. "He's sacrificed, stayed in Chicago all summer to work...
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Bulls still exploring marriage with Love

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Gar Forman has a mantra that he lives by as it pertains to improving the Bulls on a day-by-day basis: He's always looking to improve the club. The basketball lifer delivers that message all the time when questions about roster construction are asked. That's why it should come as no surprise that the Bulls are still kicking the tires regarding a Kevin Love deal, according to...
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Bulls sign first-round pick McDermott

ESPN (Staff) — The Chicago Bulls signed first-round draft pick Doug McDermott to a contract on Tuesday."We're very excited about the addition of Doug," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. "We love the versatility of his game and his ability to shoot. He's a fit for our team and organization on many different levels."McDermott, drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th pick in last month's...
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McDermott, Butler picked for Select Team

ESPN (Staff) — Fresh off an impressive showing at the Las Vegas Summer League, rookie Doug McDermott will join Chicago Bulls teammate Jimmy Butler on the USA Select Team that will practice against the national team as it prepares for the FIBA World Cup.McDermott and Butler were chosen for the Select Team along with the Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green, the Utah Jazz's Trey Burke...
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Bulls rounding out the new Bench Mob

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls Tom Thibodeau is going to walk into training camp in September with a roster full of something it lacked the past two seasons: depth. As the Bulls continue to announce new deals -- on Monday it was the signing of second-round pick Cameron Bairstow and the re-signing of veteran Kirk Hinrich, later this week it likely will be the signing of first-round pick Doug...
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Bulls sign Hinrich, rookie Bairstow

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls announced the signings of veteran guard Kirk Hinrich and second-round draft pick Cameron Bairstow on Monday. The 33-year-old Hinrich has spent nine of his 11 NBA seasons with the Bulls, including last season when he averaged 11.8 points and 5.2 assists in 32.3 minutes a game."Kirk has always been a big part of creating the professional culture we want day in, day...
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Pippen talks LeBron, failed Melo pitch

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen doesn’t know what it’s like to lose in the NBA Finals, but he figures LeBron James learned a lesson in doing just that for a second time in four tries with the Miami Heat.After judging the slam-dunk championship at the Nike Chi League all-star festivities Saturday, Pippen was asked if he was surprised James left for the Cleveland...
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Thibs: Taj Gibson's role won't change

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau was non-committal Friday when the topic of his opening night starting lineup came up. He's still not sure how he will divvy up the minutes between a much deeper frontcourt comprised of Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic. But the veteran coach did acknowledge that no matter what happens, Gibson's role on the team will not change. "I don't think it...
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GM: Bulls offered top-10 picks for Mirotic

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Bulls GM Gar Forman admitted Friday that he was offered top-10 picks in last month's draft for the rights to European star Nikola Mirotic."To be honest with you, we were offered a couple picks in the top 10 for his rights," Forman said on ESPN 1000's "Waddle and Silvy Show" on Friday. "So I think he's a pretty high-level player. He's got a chance to develop into one. He's 6-foot-10,...
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Thibs: Boozer good fit with Lakers

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau believes Carlos Boozer will be a good fit for the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Boozer was claimed off waivers by the Lakers on Thursday. The final year of Boozer's deal was amnestied by the Bulls on Tuesday."When you look at four years and you win 200 games, he did a terrific job for us," Thibodeau said Friday. "Carlos has had a great career, he...
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Thibs: Team USA will be 'terrific' for Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau remains confident that Derrick Rose will not only participate at a high level during Team USA training camp at the end of the month, but he also believes that his star point guard will make the team that heads to Spain at the end of September to play in the World Cup of Basketball."I think it's great," Thibodeau said on Friday. "He went through summer league practices...
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3 Points: East champ from the Central?

ESPN (Staff) — After a busy start to free agency, ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell is joined by ESPN.com's Scoop Jackson and ESPNChicago.com's Jon Greenberg to weigh in on three questions that are on the minds of Chicago Bulls followers.1. The Eastern Conference champion next season will come from the Central Division.Friedell: Fact. The Cavs, Bulls or Pacers will be at the top in the end. The Central...
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Photo: New Bulls Gasol and Mirotic

ESPN (Staff) — The Chicago Bulls will formally introduce Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic during a press conference at 11:30 p.m. CT Friday, but on Thursday tweeted out a photo of the new duo together in Chicago:Welcome to Chicago, @paugasol and @nikolamirotic12! #BullsAllSummer pic.twitter.com/cEThtQa15y— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 17, 2014Gasol announced Saturday on Twitter that he would be...
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Top 5 best, worst moments of Boozer era

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Carlos Boozer's time in Chicago was full of emotional swings. Let's take a quick look back at his top five performances as a Bull and the five lowest points of his tenure. The Best:1. Too much for the HeatThe best game I ever saw Boozer play for the Bulls was Jan. 4, 2013, in a win over the Miami Heat. He had 27 points and 12 rebounds while leading his teammates to a surprising win...
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Boozer always left you wanting more

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LAS VEGAS -- Carlos Boozer lost the benefit of the doubt in Chicago before he had even played a minute in a Bulls uniform. The consolation prize in the 2010 free-agency pool, Boozer was hailed by the Bulls as a back-to-the-basket, low-post scorer who could help the organization develop more of a consistent inside game. Expectations were high for Boozer heading into training camp, but...
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