Posted on: August 31, 2009 11:09 am
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that despite rumors to the contrary, the Chicago Bulls are not pursuing former NBA point guard Carlos Arroyo .
Puerto Rico's El Nuevo Dia reported this weekend that Arroyo was about to sign a one-year deal with the Bulls, but the Herald claims Arroyo and the Bulls have never even discussed such a deal.
The story added that signing Arroyo wouldn't make a lot of sense at this point, since the Bulls have plenty of options for backup for Derrick Rose already, and they are close to the luxury tax threshold.
Posted on: March 31, 2009 11:32 am
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Chicago Bulls will definitely be interested in dealing for Chris Bosh , if the Raptors All-Star hits the market.
Posted on: February 17, 2009 11:01 am
At a practice session on Monday, Phoenix Suns General Manager Steve Kerr gave his players the impression that he is no longer seriously considering trading Amare Stoudemire in the wake of his dismissal of former head coach Terry Porter on Sunday.
"I'd like to keep what we have and go forward and see what we can do," Kerr said, according to a report in the Arizona Republic.
While talk has swirled in recent days that the Suns were flooded with a series of underwhelming offers for Stoudemire, the Chicago Bulls -- often regarded as a frontrunner in the Stoudemire sweepstakes -- may now be content to do without the All-Star.
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Bulls have reconsidered how wise a trade for Stoudemire would be at this stage, with the Suns' high demands and the Bulls improving without Stoudemire. The story speculated that the Bulls may now set their sights on a player that offers better value at a cheaper price tag, or simply hold off on any deal and try to make a run at Chris Bosh when he becomes a free agent in 2010.
Posted on: January 20, 2009 10:58 am
The Bergen Record reports that the Chicago Bulls and the New Jersey Nets have talked about a deal that would send Larry Hughes to the Nets in exchange for Bobby Simmons and Maurice Ager.
The story notes that Sean Williams was originally offered instead of Ager, but the Bulls weren't interested in Williams. While both sides are said to be mulling this trade, it's not considered a done deal by any stretch, with Chicago openly shopping Hughes to numerous teams. There is the possibility that the Bulls could field a better offer for Hughes than what the Nets have extended.
On the Nets' side, Hughes' contract would add about another $3 million to their budget. However, his contract is up after next season, so any budgeting plans the Nets have for the 2010 free agency bonanza would not be affected.
Posted on: January 9, 2009 12:45 pm
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bulls are aggressively shopping Larry Hughes around for a potential trade. The story noted that Hughes' contract could be a hard sell, since the Bulls have been persistent in trying to unload him but have yet to find a taker.
Hughes' deal with the Bulls expires at the end of the 2009-10 season, and is worth $12.8 million for the remainder of this season and $13.65 million next season. The Bulls have been strict about not taking on any additional salary burdens or extra years of contract responsibility in order to trade Hughes, who is not against the idea of heading elsewhere if it means he'll get time on the court.
"If you get traded, obviously another team wants you, so it's always a positive in that way," Hughes said. "I definitely want to play minutes and contribute. That's a focus of mine. Hopefully, I'll get the opportunity to do that in the near future."