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Bulls news: Jim Boylen adding offensive wrinkles featuring Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr.

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine told local reporters after practice on Wednesday that head coach Jim Boylen added some offensive wrinkles featuring him and small forward Otto Porter Jr. The Bulls acquired Porter Jr. from the Washington Wizards at the trade deadline in exchange for Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis. The swingman has played […] The post Bulls news: Jim Boylen adding offensive wrinkles featuring Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr. appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Otto Porter Jr. is helping the development of his teammates, an actually good rebuild move

optimistic Bulls take from The Ringer A smart person believes in the Chicago Bulls. Over at The Ringer, Jonathan Tjarks writes that not only is the Bulls rebuild trending in the right direction, but also that the pre-trade deadline acquisition of Otto Porter Jr. was a critical move for a franchise looking for traction and stability. There was concern that Porter would be asked to do too much outside the shadow of John Wall and Bradley Beal, but instead he’s blossomed so far. Porter has averaged 22.5 points per game on 62.1/57.9/77.8 shooting splits in four games with the Chicago Bulls....

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Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls – the long term ripple effect

At the trade deadline, the Chicago Bulls pulled the trigger and sent Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis, and a second-round pick to the Washington Wizards for Otto Porter. This trade was a bit of a surprise. The Washington Wizards had announced in mid-November that their entire squad was up for trade. They were very interested in trading […] The post Otto Porter to the Chicago Bulls – the long term ripple effect appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Grizzly Bear Blues

Keeping calm with the Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies’ moves around Jaren Jackson Jr. give me a small glimmer of hope in this team’s future. The Memphis Grizzlies are going to be alright. I’m not saying this to coddle everyone over the fact they lost to the lowly Chicago Bulls. I’m not trying to overreact to a wildly entertaining game against the Spurs, or Saturday’s win over the dysfunctional Pelicans. After the trade deadline, there was a lot of push back from both the fans and media alike. Some saw the moves as short-sighted, as many were expecting rebuild-esque moves that yielded young prospects, bad...

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Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. complements Zach LaVine nicely

The management for the Chicago Bulls might’ve stumbled upon a nice little combination within the starting five between Zach LaVine and Otto Porter Jr. The Chicago Bulls seemingly found themselves a nice one-two punch in the back court and on the wing at the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline. What the Chicago Bulls were able to […] Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. complements Zach LaVine nicely - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: Dissecting Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s numbers

What does the former Philadelphia 76ers hyped wing 2016 NBA Draft selection Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarot have to prove for the Chicago Bulls to keep him? Of the two trades the front office of the Chicago Bulls pulled off around the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, one stood out with way more significance and league-wide impact than the […] Chicago Bulls: Dissecting Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot’s numbers - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: Grizzlies Mike Conley future Windy City teammate?

What would the Chicago Bulls have to do tonight to win over some of the interest of the Memphis Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley to join the team? With the passing of the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, any opportunity the Chicago Bulls had of adding a much-needed upgrade at point guard to the starting […] Chicago Bulls: Grizzlies Mike Conley future Windy City teammate? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Wizards’ Bobby Portis reveals Bulls GM Gar Forman said he wouldn’t be traded, unless for a superstar

New Washington Wizards addition Bobby Portis has had a wild couple of weeks after the Chicago Bulls traded him before the trade deadline, putting an end to his three-plus-year stint in The Windy City. Portis was finding his groove after an injury-plagued start to the season, exploding for a season-high 33 points. Portis began to […] The post Wizards’ Bobby Portis reveals Bulls GM Gar Forman said he wouldn’t be traded, unless for a superstar appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: 3 biggest 2018-19 positional needs remaining

What are the positional areas of need for the Chicago Bulls heading into the summer that need some corrections to finally build up this roster. The Chicago Bulls did help to address one big question mark at the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline, and also got to dump some players that were already on the trade […] Chicago Bulls: 3 biggest 2018-19 positional needs remaining - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: Regret looming post-Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis trade?

The Chicago Bulls were able to take advantage of a team in a bad salary cap situation to pull off a good deal at the trade deadline. The headlining deal that the Chicago Bulls made at the 2019 NBA Trade Deadline involved sending two young forwards on the block to the Washington Wizards in return […] Chicago Bulls: Regret looming post-Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis trade? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for against post-trade deadline Chicago Bulls

The Milwaukee Bucks will look to get back to winning ways on Monday against a new-look Chicago Bulls team that made a major move at the trade deadline. The Milwaukee Bucks will likely be particularly eager to take to the court on Monday, given the chance to wash away the sour taste from their last […] Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for against post-trade deadline Chicago Bulls - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

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After 3 years projecting they’re smarter than the league, the Bulls gave up with the Otto Porter trade

cap space is no longer an asset, yet another change in direction The Bulls trade deadline acquisition for Otto Porter looks to be a good fit on the court, and they didn’t give up much in the deal. But as acknowledged by the team itself, there was a sacrifice in the opportunity cost with forgoing future cap space. We are realistic in terms of what the free agent market is. We’re not in the position to go after the big names, the franchise changers. We’re looking at things realistically. We also looked ahead to this summer and even the summer beyond, looked at available wings and...

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Bulls vs. Bucks Game Preview, Injury Report, Lineups

Giannis likely playing, so that’s a wrap Bulls vs. Bucks 7pm, NBCS Chicago Injury Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo is likely playing, after missing the Bucks last game that they totally biffed. Mike Budenholzer: “We will probably put this (game) in the trash can and move on.”— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) February 10, 2019 Unfortunately for those who want to see old favorites plus GarPax humiliated every now and then (or daily?), no “Niko’s back” tonight. He has still yet to play since being acquired by the Bucks at the trade deadline, coming back from a calf injury....

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Wizards’ Bobby Portis drops the mic with reaction to John Paxson’s comments on him

Right before this past Thursday’s trading deadline, the Chicago Bulls dealt Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis, and a second-round pick for Washington Wizards’ swingman Otto Porter. This trade helped the Wizards gain some cap relief. It helped the Bulls gain a much-needed depth at the three. However, all day Friday Bobby Portis seemed to be in […] The post Wizards’ Bobby Portis drops the mic with reaction to John Paxson’s comments on him appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Otto Porter says he felt natural in Chicago debut

The Chicago Bulls have their small forward of the future. The team continued filling out its young core on deadline day, swinging a trade for Washington Wizards wing Otto Porter, who had fallen out of favor in the nation’s capital during a topsy-turvy season. No one would have known it on Friday night, though, when […] The post Otto Porter says he felt natural in Chicago debut appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Chicago Bulls: Grading their 2019 NBA Trade Deadline

The Chicago Bulls didn’t make any blockbuster trades before the trade deadline, but they were still productive with their moves. How did they do overall? After weeks of rumors, chaos and uncertainty, the trade deadline has finally passed. The Chicago Bulls walked away from the madness with a decent haul, including a trio of young […] Chicago Bulls: Grading their 2019 NBA Trade Deadline - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from 2019 NBA Trade Deadline

The Chicago Bulls sent Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker and a second round pick to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Otto Porter Jr. Here are three takeaways from this move. The Chicago Bulls have had a rough 2018-19 campaign, to say the least. For starters, injuries have kept several key players out of the rotation […] Chicago Bulls: 3 takeaways from 2019 NBA Trade Deadline - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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double-dose of podcasts on the Otto Porter Trade

A double dip of Cash Considerations and BullsHQ The Bulls took part in a fun 2019 NBA trade deadline by trading Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis and Otto Porter Jr. Here’s some trade reaction from two of your favorite podcasts. First, Jason and Ricky on Cash Considerations: Cash Considerations returns for a special post-trade deadline episode. Jason and Ricky both laud the Bulls for acquiring Otto Porter Jr. and discuss how he’ll fit into their future plans. We also discuss the Robin Lopez buyout situation and get a few digs in at Jim Boylen and the Bulls’ front office along the way....

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Who should the Thunder pursue in the buyout market?

OKC was quiet at the trade deadline, but are they still looking for available talent? The Thunder, as expected, sat out the of trade season, keeping the roster intact, aside from dumping Timothee Luwawu-Cabbarot, who wasn’t playing, to the Chicago bulls to save money. The team still does have two open roster spots, and still has a need for another wing player and maybe one more big man. With the trade deadline passed, various players will start getting bought out of their reaming contract by their teams who may not have a role for them, leaving them free to sign with other teams. As a...

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Washington Wizards: What to expect from the newest Wizards

They may not be long-term solutions, but what should fans expect from the new additions to the Washington Wizards? The Washington Wizards are welcoming in three new faces after a couple of moves on the Wednesday before the trade deadline: Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis from the Chicago Bulls, and Wesley Johnson from the New […] Washington Wizards: What to expect from the newest Wizards - Wiz of Awes - Wiz of Awes - A Washington Wizards Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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OKC Thunder trade primer: After big trade Bulls trade options unlikely to move bar for OKC

The OKC Thunder trade deadline series T.I. looks at the Chicago Bulls who need another restructure to build around their star big men. Entering trade deadline day the Chicago Bulls have already made a big move which may make them less active today. Certainly, there are players on the team who the OKC Thunder might have […] OKC Thunder trade primer: After big trade Bulls trade options unlikely to move bar for OKC - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Otto Porter Jr. provides solid building block

An underrated trade the Chicago Bulls were able to pull off with the Washington Wizards on Feb. 6 brought sharpshooter Otto Porter Jr. to the Windy City. An unexpected move for the Chicago Bulls transpired on the trade market just one day before the deadline commenced. The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline kicks into effect starting […] Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Otto Porter Jr. provides solid building block - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Chicago Bulls: Windy City perfect DeMarcus Cousins landing spot

Why should Golden State Warriors star center DeMarcus Cousins be one of the biggest trade market/free agent target for the Chicago Bulls this year? The 2019 NBA Trade Deadline has arrived and the Chicago Bulls already jumped on the seller market the day before it commenced. On Feb. 6, the Bulls made the deal to […] Chicago Bulls: Windy City perfect DeMarcus Cousins landing spot - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NBA Daily Show: Feb. 7 - The Starters

On Thursday's Trade Deadline Special, the guys discuss all the big trades: Marc Gasol to the Raptors, Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, Harrison Barnes to the Kings, Markelle Fultz to the Magic, Otto Porter to the Bulls, Avery Bradley to the Grizzlies, and the

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Bulls VP John Paxson says no plans to give Robin Lopez a buyout, contradicting report

Chicago Bulls vice president John Paxson says there are currently no plans to buy out veteran big man Robin Lopez, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. The Bulls were unable to trade Lopez before Thursday’s trade deadline. Lopez is making $14,357,750 this season, the final year of his contract. John Paxson said things can […] The post Bulls VP John Paxson says no plans to give Robin Lopez a buyout, contradicting report appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Otto Porter Trade Grades for the Bulls are on the GarPax curve

Mostly lukewarm The Chicago Bulls made a substantive move ahead of the trade deadline that actually may have made this team better immediately. Preserve this one in amber and frame it on the wall because who knows when this will happen again. Late Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Bulls swapped Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker, and a protected 2023 second-round pick for 25-year-old 3-and-D forward Otto Porter Jr. With Portis out of the Windy City, Cristiano Felicio takes sole possession of the longest tenured player on the team title (he’s in his fourth season in red and black). We’ve done...

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Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert return better than a deadline trade

The Brooklyn Nets got the news they were waiting for Thursday — Caris LeVert will be in uniform and available Friday against the Chicago Bulls. Coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed it Thursday: Caris LeVert will return from a 42-game absence after dislocating his right foot when the Brooklyn Nets host the Chicago Bulls on Friday. With […] Brooklyn Nets: Caris LeVert return better than a deadline trade - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Caris LeVert to return on Friday vs. Bulls

It’s been a quiet NBA Trade Deadline for the Brooklyn Nets, though they are getting a player...back...on Friday night against the Bulls. Caris LeVert. LeVert will be available for the #Nets tomorrow.— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) February 7, 2019 Well, there’s your player acquisition, Nets fans. With Brooklyn still dealing with injuries from a few key players - most notably Spencer Dinwiddie - this will be a huge help for the team who is looking for some more depth at the wing position. LeVert has been out since mid-November after severely dislocating his foot. According to Brian...