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Unnamed Bulls FO Source Rips Payne, Gar

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"We knew the second practice [after he was acquired] that he couldn’t play at [an NBA] level,’’ the source said. "The only reason it took two practices was because we thought maybe it was nerves in the first one. Any [Bulls] coach who says differently is lying. . . . We got ‘Garred’ on that one.’’ Sounds like we've got some communication issues in the FO.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/source-bulls-got-gar-red-in-the-cameron-payne-trade/

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Rajon Rondo has taken it upon himself to plan a players-only 10th anniversary celebration of the team’s NBA championship win at an undisclosed international location this coming summer

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Felicio about to get paid?

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Nate Duncan raves about Felicio in recent Dunc'd On podcast at about 31:55: "[h]e has flashed 3-point range at times, the Bulls have not been using him in that way at all . . . the athleticism that he's shown . . . he has transformed his body more than just about anybody that I can remember in the course of a 3- or 4-year period . . . he's switching with guards, getting out on the perimeter, moving his feet in pick-and-roll, a solid rim protector, offensive rebounder, good pick-and-roll finisher . . . he's been closing some games for the Bulls . . . he's someone who if he keeps playing like this could get starting-center money. And then I think teams will also think he's getable too because the Bulls already have Robin Lopez; they're not going to want to pay both of those guys starting [-caliber] money."

http://basketball.realgm.com/news/wiretap/tags/104/Duncd-On

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I feel really bad for Fred. He's a great guy. He left Iowa State, he was the fucking mayor. And now he's gotta coach this debacle

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"I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams"

Ah, #DerrickRoseSaysStuff

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Evan Turner, a source said, will not only get interest from the Knicks but from Turner’s hometown Bulls as well.

From Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, who was wrong about Wade Baldwin and the Bulls yesterday.

core softening

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Sources said the Bulls are softening on the public stance general manager Gar Forman issued at the trade deadline that Gasol "is part of the core," not to mention Gasol is open-minded to entertaining rival offers.

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Deep Thoughts, by Fred Hoiberg

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"We seem to play harder defensively in practices"

Fred Hoiberg

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How they treated their last coach has a big impact on how you play. You can’t undermine a coach and then with the next coach say, ‘Hey listen to this guy.’

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Rose a game-time decision Tuesday

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Derrick Rose’s MRI exam on his right leg revealed no structural damage and the Bulls listed him as day-to-day.

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