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NBA Offseason 2021: August 2 roundup

Keep track of all the latest NBA free agency news and reports before the 2021 NBA free agent period officially begins at 6 p.m. ET. • Lowry’s move may shape free agency’s pathway. • Impact of Paul, Leonard reportedly opting out. • Offseason Roundup: Aug. 1 | July 31 •
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Karnišovas Bulls makeover continues with active free agency

In just shy of 16 months and one night of free agency, the Chicago Bulls' management team led by executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas has transformed the franchise. The moves must now lead to victories and playoff berths, of course. But it’s similar to when the previous regime of John Paxson and Gar Forman took over for Jerry Krause and flipped the entire roster save for Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler within two seasons.
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The Lakers blew it with Alex Caruso

The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t quite discover Alex Caruso. That honor went to the Oklahoma City Blue, the G League team who signed him to his first professional contract as an undrafted free agent, and where he played his first season as a pro. But to call Caruso one of the brightest diamond’s in the rough the scouting department has ever unearthed still isn’t an understatement.
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Daniel Theis Is Headed to Houston in What Appears to be a Sign-and-Trade

When free agency opened up, it was always going to be hard for the Chicago Bulls to re-sign Daniel Theis. The big man, who came over at the trade deadline from the Celtics, was always rumored to have suitors this offseason, and one of those suitors snatched Theis on Monday night.
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No Reunion for the Bulls: Derrick Rose Gets PAID with New Contract in New York

A Derrick Rose-Chicago Bulls reunion felt closer than ever before just a couple of days ago, but the New York Knicks kept their guy. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Rose agreed to stay with head coach Tom Thibodeau on a three-year, $43 million deal. Yup, that man got PAID, and...
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Bulls, Alex Caruso Agree To Four-Year Deal

The Bulls have agreed to a four-year, $37MM deal with free agent guard Alex Caruso agent Greg Lawrence tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Based on the terms of the agreement, it sounds like the team will use most of its mid-level exception on Caruso. The unrestricted Lakers free...
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Report: Chicago Bulls Working to Sign-and-Trade Daniel Theis to the Houston Rockets

The Chicago Bulls have had a busy first day of free agency. First, they completed a sign-and-trade deal with the New Orleans Pelicans for point guard Lonzo Ball. Then, they signed Alex Caruso to serve as a defensive-minded guard off the bench. Now, the Bulls are reportedly working on a sign-and-trade deal to send center Daniel Theis to the Houston Rockets.
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Free Agency Rumors: Bulls, Galloway, Bullock, Caruso, Dinwiddie, Theis

The Bulls appear to be aware that they need to upgrade their playmaking. Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports (Twitter video link) that Chicago could be looking to add Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball and Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan to their roster. Windhorst notes that the Bulls may be able to extract...
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Chicago Bulls Free Agency: Best available players on Day 2

On Day 1 of NBA free agency, the Chicago Bulls made the splash most fans were wanting to see, bringing in point guard Lonzo Ball. In addition to Ball, the Bulls also signed former Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso. Following the two signings, Chicago made an incredibly underrated move...
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Bulls address biggest need in sign-and-trade deal for Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball, the New Orleans point guard on Chicago’s radar since the March 2021 trade deadline, will fill the Chicago Bulls’ biggest need in a sign-and-trade deal reported moments into the NBA’s free-agency period Monday evening. Ball, a restricted free agent, will sign a four-year, $85 million offer sheet and...
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Bulls sign Alex Caruso to four-year, $37 million deal

The Chicago Bulls' back court rotation is rounding into form. Hours after agreeing to a sign-and-trade deal that netted Lonzo Ball, the Bulls agreed to ink ex-Lakers guard Alex Caruso to a four-year, $37 million contract. That deal takes up the majority of the Bulls' non-taxpayer mid-level exception for this...
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Report: Daniel Theis to sign with Rockets, leave Bulls

Daniel Theis appears on his way to Houston. The versatile 29-year-old big man, who the Bulls acquired before last March's trade deadline, has agreed to sign a four-year, $36 million deal with the Rockets, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Theis won the hearts of many Chicago faithful during his brief Bulls...
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Reports: Pelicans sending Lonzo Ball, acquiring Devonte Graham from Hornets

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple to the Pelicans,...
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NBA Free Agency preview: 5 Bulls scenarios to improve roster

The NBA Draft is in the books, and now, eyes shift to free agency. The Chicago Bulls should be particularly busy during the upcoming negotiation period, with multiple roster holes to fill, an impetus to win now and the potential to free up significant salary-cap flexibility. Change appears more than...
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NBA free agency 2021: Live updates, trade rumors, news as Suns keep Chris Paul; Heat, Bulls make big splash

After a busy start to free agency around the NBA, the next couple days should be focused on smaller signings of role players and trades. Many of the top free agents are already off the board, as players like Chris Paul, Mike Conley and Norman Powell all are re-signing with their respective teams, while Stephen Curry, Jimmy Butler, Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have reportedly agreed to new long-term deals. Meanwhile, other stars like Kyle Lowry and Lonzo Ball have been moved via sign-and-trade agreements.
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Dosunmu's high school coach believes Bulls' fit is right

Nick Irvin knows Ayo Dosunmu as well as anyone. So when the current Western Illinois assistant coach and man who guided Morgan Park to back-to-back state championships with the Chicago Bulls’ recent draft pick as his leader is asked for his scouting report, his words matter. “They’re definitely getting a...
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Bulls mailbag: Who's the pick at 38? Is Lonzo Ball a target?

Thursday’s NBA draft begins a busy stretch for the Chicago Bulls, who likely will look significantly different once August’s free agency ends. Perhaps that’s why you have so many questions. Who do you think the Bulls will take with the 38th pick during Thursday’s draft? --- Hamza B. I’m going...
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Expert Predictions: Who the Bulls might select with the 38th pick in the NBA Draft

So what will the Bulls do with the 38th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft?. The Bulls emphasis appears to be on adding veteran talent to complement the team's two All-Stars, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic. There has been regular speculation about adding a point guard. Lonzo Ball, Dennis Schroder and Derrick Rose recently have been mentioned most frequently, though such additions would probably have to occur through free agency starting August 2.
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