Former Bull Kirk Hinrich has been reportedly on the Bulls radar for a couple of weeks; Delonte West is a name added to that reported list Friday.
All of the players in these spreadsheets won't be available to the Bulls, but they're all low-first-high-second round picks. In every draft, these names become interchangeable in mock drafts, depending on the teams' rankings, need, perception of their likelihood to draft more for need than grabbing the best available player, simply the differing assessments of whether a player will be a perennial rotation player or bum.
Those working out for the draft are indicating that the Bulls will be looking for guard help with their selection.
The Bulls have begun their pre-draft workouts this week, as players come to Chicago for the 2012 NBA Draft Combine.
Deng, Noah, Rose, and Boozer received all-defense votes. Yes, that Carlos Boozer.
Bulls vs. Sixers, 2012 NBA Playoffs: Noah 'feeling better, hoping to play Game 6'; Gibson 'pledges to play Thursday'
Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson both claim they expect to play in Game Six on Thursday after both suffering recent injuries.
Noah went down hard in a bad way in Game Three, gruesomely rolling his ankle, and missed the Bulls Game Four loss in Philadelphia. The injury will keep him out of Game 5 in Chicago, K.C. Johnson reports.
News after the Bulls Thursday shootaround added to the perception that Tom Thibodeau will play Rose.
Bulls vs. Knicks: Successful turnover battle & heroic Butler effort get Bulls closer to clinching division
The Bulls logged a monstrous 109.8 Offensive Rating w/ great ball movement, as 69.2% of their buckets were assisted; Jimmy Butler continues to minimize Carmelo Anthony.
Derrick Rose is doubtful for Tuesday's matchup with the Knicks after tweaking his ankle in Sunday's game in New York. Jason Patt relayed the play-by-play of Rose's "Hero Ball" effort and how Rose's usurpation of the offense resulted in constant failed possessions.
The Bulls edged out the Celtics 93-86 at the United Center to prevent a 3-game losing streak on Thursday at the United Center. Luol Deng scored a game-high 26 points on 21 shots (8-for-8 on FTs) with six rebounds, four steals, and three assists in over 41 minutes to lead the Bulls out of a deficit as high as 13 for their NBA-leading 43rd win of the season.
Russell Westbrook assassinating the whatever residue of dignity Omer Asik had stored up for a rainy day was just a moment wasn't some giant microcosm, but a reflection of Sunday's nationally televised embarrassment.
Rip Hamilton is participating in non-contact drills in practice.
Derrick Rose's groin injury could keep him off the court for longer than "gametime decision" quotes from Tom Thibodeau have led us to believe
Derrick Rose will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday against the Raptors with a strained groin, K.C. Johnson is reporting, despite Tom Thibodeau saying he will be a "gametime decision".
Derek Fisher was traded to the Rockets and bought out, so now he's a free agent. The rumor is that he wants to join the Bulls or Heat, but there are obvious unanswered questions that go along with this maybe-not-a-Bulls-story.
Injury update on Derrick Rose, C.J. Watson, Luol Deng, and Rip Hamilton.
The Bulls beat the Heat 106-102 at the United Center on Wednesday, but the Heat were playing catch-up for about the final 30 minutes of the game.
D-Rose was fined $25k or comments about the officiating of the Bulls win over the Knicks on Monday. Deng practiced Tuesday. Thibs was "hopeful" he would return vs. the Heat Wednesday
Their awesome frontcourt just wasn't enough to genuinely compete with the NBA-winningest Bulls advancing to 34-9 in Saturday night's 111-97 win over the Jazz at the United Center.
President Barack Obama predicted that his hometown Chicago Bulls would win an NBA title while he is in the White House.
The important questions are: (1) how did Rip feel after over six of pain in his groin and thigh?; (2) how much play can we expect from him for the rest of the season; and (3) how much production can the Bulls reasonably expect? The first and second questions relate to the third. At this point, we can only expect to answer the first; and Rip did.
Rose denied reports he wants the Bulls to try and acquire Laker big Pau Gasol.
The Bulls' 90-79 win over the Hawks on Monday was a bit of dominance mixed with a bit of a stinker. Leading by as much as 21, pulling the starters from a game where Atlanta never really had a chance was nixed by the Bulls being brick-tastic and flat to recover on defense in the third quarter, seeing their lead shorten to five.
Bulls 121, Kings 115: Great rebounding keeps Bulls in games, but bad rebounding gives lesser teams chances
No matter how you slice it, the Bulls win over the Kings on Tuesday night was a fun game to watch. There was plenty of comedy to go with hustle. And where the score implies more drama than there actually was, it's reflective of two teams battling to push the ball down each other's throats.