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Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence on Deng Trade

Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence on Deng Trade

“I don't have to be happy with the decision that they made. Everybody has a job to do. At the end of the day, trading Lu is something I won't understand. But I have to live with it." --Joakim Noah Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Sign Cartier Martin to 10-day Contract

Bulls Sign Cartier Martin to 10-day Contract

Martin is currently in his sixth year in the NBA. 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 »

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 »

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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