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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 »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng 'Not Bitter' Over Post-Spinal Tap Care

Deng 'Not Bitter' Over Post-Spinal Tap Care

“Did I almost die? Yeah. But I really don't want to hold anything against anybody." --Luol Deng Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:23 PM
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By TOM WITHERS
      

Deng 'Surprised' He Was Traded to Cleveland

After learning he had been traded from the Chicago Bulls to Cleveland, Deng said the most difficult aspect of knowing he would no longer be playing for the Bulls after nine seasons wasn't packing his bags or... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Opinion: Pressure on Rose to Recruit Will Be Higher Than Ever

Opinion: Pressure on Rose to Recruit Will Be Higher Than Ever

Whether he realizes it or not, with the trade of Luol Deng and the possible amnesty of Carlos Boozer this summer, the pressure on D. Rose to recruit will be higher than ever in the coming months. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Trade a Precursor to Eventual Amnesty of Carlos Boozer

Deng Trade a Precursor to Eventual Amnesty of Carlos Boozer

"Everybody knows that we have the amnesty clause available to us. And it's a decision that will be made but it's not being made today." --John Paxson Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

"Over the weekend we realized how far apart we were in terms of coming to any type of agreement." --John Paxson on last week's rejected extension offer to Luol Deng Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Carlos Boozer: 'We Love Luol'

Carlos Boozer: 'We Love Luol'

Luol Deng being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers came as a shock to many. But no one was more shocked than his Chicago Bulls teammates. 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, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:27 AM
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By Marcus Riley

Luol Deng Traded to Cleveland

Luol Deng Traded to Cleveland

One of the cornerstones of the Chicago Bulls' dreams of winning another NBA championship appears to be moving on. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Rumor: Bulls Possibly Interested in Andrew Bynum

Rumor: Bulls Possibly Interested in Andrew Bynum

Whenever a story about the Bulls doesn’t originate from Chicago – such as the Derrick Rose “anti-rebuild” fiasco – it’s always wise to take them with a grain of salt. 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