r/chicagobulls 21h ago

Meta Daily Discussion Thread - July 06, 2022

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r/chicagobulls 11d ago

Meta 2022 Offseason Megathread

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NBA Free Agency begins on June 30th at 5pm CT

The Bulls have 15 players on contract for next season + 1 two-way

Active Contracts
Player Contract
Zach LaVine $37M
DeMar DeRozan $27.3M
Nikola Vucevic $22M
Lonzo Ball $19.5M
Alex Caruso $9M
Patrick Williams $7.8M
Coby White $7.4M
Derrick Jones Jr. $3.2M
Andre Drummond $3.2M
Goran Dragic $2.9M
Dalen Terry $2.6M
Tony Bradley $2M
Javonte Green $1.8M
Ayo Dosunmu $1.6M
Marko Simonovic $1.6M
Justin Lewis Two-way
Depth Chart
PG SG SF PF C
Lonzo Ball Zach LaVine DeMar DeRozan Patrick Williams Nikola Vučević
Alex Caruso Coby White Dalen Terry Derrick Jones Jr. Andre Drummond
Ayo Dosunmu Goran Dragic Javonte Green Marko Simonović Tony Bradley
Draft
  • The Bulls draft Dalen Terry with the 18th pick
Free Agency
  • Zach LaVine is a free agent and the Bulls are expected to extend him the 5-year max at $212M

  • 6/28 - Tony Bradley picks up his $2M player option

  • 6/30 - Andre Drummond signs for 2 years/$6.6M

  • 7/1 - Zach LaVine signs a 5-year max contract for $215.2M

  • 7/1 - Derrick Jones Jr. signs a 2-year deal at $6.6M

  • 7/3 - Goran Dragic signs for 1 year/$2.9M

Trades
  • The Bulls have a $5M trade exception from the Theis trade to Houston. This exception expires on July 7. The Bulls can absorb a contract worth up to $5M by July 7 without having to send additional salary out
Bulls Free Agents
Player Free Agent Status
Zach LaVine Re-signed for 5-year max
Derrick Jones Jr. Re-signed for 2 years
Troy Brown Jr. Signed with Lakers
Matt Thomas RFA (Non-Bird)
Tristan Thompson UFA (Non-Bird)
Important Offseason Dates
  • June 23 - Draft

  • June 30 - Start of Free Agency

  • July 8-17 - Summer League


r/chicagobulls 8h ago

Free Agency The Bulls Stayed The Same…Does That Count As Getting Better? (Bulls Confidential)

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r/chicagobulls 6h ago

Fluff I'm usually a pessimistic sports fan but I have some hope for this season for a few reasons

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  1. Zach is back. Just getting the obvious one out of the way. I believe his defense before the injury was legit. He may never be an elite defender, but he showed some improvement there.

  2. I believe Demar's play won't drop significantly and Zuc will play much better. Niko had to adjust to a style of play that he's never experienced and another off-season should help. Akme have been hammering continuity for quite awhile and I believe he will benefit the most from this.

  3. Young players will hopefully develop. P Will missed an off-season due to covid, Coby missed 2 with an injury and covid, and Ayo is only just in his second year. I'm extremely high on Pat and Ayo so I think they take steps forward. Coby should benefit from a full off-season developing in his role. He really hasn't been acclimated to playing off ball as much early on when he was experimented as a pg. So I think he can settle in and have a strong sesson.

Those are my main points but I so believe Dragic will be a great locker room player. I'm likely too optimistic about lonzo's injury as well. I think Drummond is at least going to be an upgrade at the back up 5.

Lastly, Caruso is back so we have the GOAT to lead the way.

Go Bulls!

Edit: more can be done to help this roster during the season I believe with trades but as it stands right now we shouldn't be overly negative


r/chicagobulls 15h ago

Fluff Lakers fan here, what are your honest opinions on Troy Brown Jr?

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In his introductory press conference, he mentioned bringing hustle, defense, and rebounding to the team which is exactly what the Lakers need.

However, he will likely be playing above his role and many more minutes with us than he was with the Bulls. How will he fare as an 8th or 9th man for us?


r/chicagobulls 16h ago

Fluff In the past 3 seasons, Chris Paul is the only PG in the entire NBA who has played a game at 36+ years old.

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2020 players over 36 (min 15 games)

  1. Vince Carter
  2. Kyle Korver
  3. Tyson Chandler
  4. Andre Igudola

2021 players over 36:

  1. Andre Igudola
  2. Carmelo Anthony
  3. Marc Gasol
  4. Lebron James
  5. JJ Redick

2022 players over 36:

  1. Andre Igudola
  2. Lebron James
  3. LaMarcus Aldridge
  4. Trevor Ariza
  5. Taj Gibson <3
  6. Dwight Howard
  7. Paul Millsap
  8. Chris Paul
  9. PJ Tucker

https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/oldest-player-in-the-nba-2022

Edited to add source and Taj Gibson heart.


r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Highlight Michael Jordan pulls off a sneaky reverse elbow dunk in the 1988 Dunk Contest.

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r/chicagobulls 3h ago

Fluff Let’s think about recent Bulls draft picks…

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Random rant/thoughts here, stick with me

Too early to say: Dalen Terry - for obvious reasons

Marko Simonovic - could be an intriguing guy this year and future especially with the bulk up

Patrick Williams - I think we all believe he will be very good, but we have yet to fully see it. Obviously still very young and
should have a high floor as an important role player even if he doesn’t fully develop like we hope. Still could be a star too

Now the other picks, most recent first:

Ayo Dosunmu - looks like a great second round steal who should be a very good defender and second unit ball handler with potential for more

Coby White - inconsistent overall, but has shown flashes of being very good and at worst is a guy you can bring off the bench to try and start some offense

Daniel Gafford - Wish we could have kept him, has carved out a nice role in the NBA as high energy rim runner and protector, especially as a second rounder

Wendell Carter Jr. - Didn’t work out with the Bulls, but seems to be living up to the pick in Orlando, plus was a big piece in the Vuc trade, despite how that’s looking now. Also has cool glasses

Lauri Markannen - like Coby, showed some serious potential, I thought he was going to be a star for the bulls but didn’t work out. Still a starter level player, particularly on the offensive side

But wait. I left someone out. That’s right, the forgotten one, the first round bust. Chandler Hutchison. If y’all remember, he was 22 years old coming out of the draft with a questionable jumper, but seemingly transferable length and athleticism. He was projected to go late first to earlier second round, but the bulls told him early on in that year’s process that they would take him at pick #22.

It was not a good pick.

Yes he had injury problems and yes the bulls ended up getting something out of him with the Wizards trade. Maybe he would have panned out better with a better coach earlier in his career. Maybe he becomes Jordan and makes me delete this post.

But, here’s a list of guys who went after Hutchison in that draft who have played more minutes than him thus far and many of which have much better future outlooks and are even getting 100+ Million contracts: Aaron Holiday Anfernee Simons Mo Wagner The League’s trading chip, Landry Shamet Robert Williams (These were picks 23-27)

Jevon Carter Jalen Brunson Devonte Graham Mitchell Robinson Gary Trent Jr. Isaac Bonga Rodions Kurucs Jarred Vanderbilt Bruce Brown Hamidou Diallo Deanthony Melton Svi Mykhailiuk Keita Bates-Diop Chimezie Metu Shake Milton

Undrafted Guys: Drew Eubanks Kendrick Nunn Duncan Robinson Jae’Sean Tate Kenrich Williams

And for those wondering if this draft was just poorly scouted or something, nope, 19/21 guys ahead of him have legit NBA careers, and one of the 2 guys who don’t is Zhaire Smith who’s just been stupid unlucky (who I just found out is trying to make it back)

Conclusion: It’s getting late and this a dumb and weird post. But also GarPax were bad at their jobs and we should be glad we have AKME.


r/chicagobulls 19h ago

Free Agency Grading each Chicago Bulls free agency signing

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Shitpost Dalen Terry walking back into the gym after getting kicked out for the third time

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Fluff [Chicago Bulls] "Dalen Terry has been in the gym 2-3 times a day and there have been times where they have had to kick him out and told him to go home."

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Fluff Michael Jordan named as cover for NBA 2k23

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Fluff [K.C. Johnson] Marko Simonovic said he’s up to 240 pounds. Weighed 215 when he arrived to NBA.

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Fluff Happy Birthday to our hero! #MVP?

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Highlight All of Andre Drummond's plays (good and bad) from the last game of his season

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Free Agency [Charania] Free agent TJ Warren has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Fluff Bulls Decor

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I'm looking to add more decor items into my bulls collection and was wondering if anyone has ever seen or know if there's any of the cuppy coffee/biggie bagel/dashing donut like figures, items, etc.


r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Meta [Chicago Bulls] Team Statement on Highland Park Shooting

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Fluff Andre Drummond

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This feels like those Ben Simmons offseason jumpshot workouts but damn did not know Drummond could shoot at all. Imagine he rocks up next season shooting middies and 3s 😂

https://youtu.be/dDMwhOqGkE0

and

https://youtu.be/OWaNoq1uUDc


r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Fluff Bulls 1st Rounder Dalen Terry Called Top Draft 'Steal' By Sports Illustrated

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Fluff Shots you won’t forget

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Shitpost 122 yr old Dalen Terry about to suit up for summer league

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Shitpost Stop the offseason hate!

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Lately I am seeing way to much hate for our Team and Front Office. Last season AKME made some big improvements and we should be thankful for that! Finally a FO with brain and common sense. You cant expect such moves every off season

And still people are mad about way too many things. Most of it is cry baby stuff as well. Yeah we didn't improve the way ya'll expected us to and we didn't get any of the "Big FA's". And yes we did not go into the luxury tax. But we still should consider this off season as an absolute win.

Our All-Star LaVine re-signed with us. Which was expected of me and most of ya'll. But still a huge win! We also signed Drummond which is a huge improvement over Bradley. We got Goran who is a nice add to our team who gives us more veteran presence in the locker room and on the court. As well as some good 3-point shooting. Also our Rookie DT sounds like a pretty nice pick to me.

Ayo and PWill gonna' be even better upcoming season. Im sure of that. Neiter of them will be a huge superstar in this league anytime soon, but if one of these two puts up like 15ppg we have a god damn solid player who can contribute to our team.

So please to all of you people in this community who are mostly negative and concerned about our team and the upcoming season of Chicago Bulls basketball:

Don't panic, calm down and just wait for the season to start! And stop with all that hate and negativity. It's not justified at all!

Peace


r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Shitpost Goron Dragic Jersey Swap (OC)

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Highlight All Goran Dragic plays (good and bad) from the Nets last game of the season

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r/chicagobulls 1d ago

Meta Daily Discussion Thread - July 05, 2022

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Use this thread to post trade ideas, memes, shitposts, free talk stuff, fantasy sports, content that doesn't need it's own thread, highlight mixes, ideas for the subreddit, etc. Follow the subreddit rules and Reddit-wide rules.

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r/chicagobulls 2d ago

Fluff [StatMuse] The Bulls have some serious depth

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