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Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Rumors, Paxson Says Thibs Isn't Going Anywhere

Despite Rumors, Paxson Says Thibs Isn't Going Anywhere

"If there is a different opinion between Gar and myself and Tom or anybody else, people want to make more out of it than it is.” --John Paxson Read »

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Rose Running, But Still Not Ready to Practice

Rose Running, But Still Not Ready to Practice

“He’s out for the season. Nothing has changed there.” --Tom Thibdodeau on Derrick Rose Read »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau Not Expecting Trades at Deadline

Thibodeau Not Expecting Trades at Deadline

“You just lock into what you have. It doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot of movement, so I feel real good about the guys we do have.” --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Forman Disappointed in Boozer's Playing Time Comments

Forman Disappointed in Boozer's Playing Time Comments

“I'm disappointed that Carlos didn't keep that in-house." --Gar Forman Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Agent Says Bulls Purposely Low-Balled Deng

Agent Says Bulls Purposely Low-Balled Deng

"That was the purpose — to make an offer that we absolutely would turn down without question, and then get into their trade process." --Herb Rudoy Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Reveals How Final Extension Offer Was Presented

Deng Reveals How Final Extension Offer Was Presented

"Three days before the trade, Gar called me upstairs and put three years, $30 million on the table. Take it or leave it. No negotiation." --Luol Deng Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

The subject of Deng being moved had been a topic of discussion since training camp when negotiations on an extension between the two sides stalled during the summer. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Derrick Rose Has "Very Long Career Ahead of Him"

Derrick Rose Has

"Everything we do is geared toward winning a championship and we will continue to evaluate any moves that will help us in attaining that goal.” --Gar Forman Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Says Bulls Not Good Enough

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Says Bulls Not Good Enough

“I’m not telling you no. I’m going to engage in a bit of hyperbole and tell you, hell no. No way does this team win a championship as presently constructed." --Stephen A. Smith Read »

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Swanson Implementing New Changes in Bulls Training Program

Swanson Implementing New Changes in Bulls Training Program

The newly named Director of Sports Performance began her tenure with the Bulls on Aug. 26. Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D