HoopsHype Mike Dunleavy rumors


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A league executive offered this plausible reason for the Rockets’ interest in Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy: It gives them more flexibility at power forward without having to deal Omer Asik for one before the trade deadline. Dunleavy can either play stretch 4 or allow small forward Chandler Parsons to slide there; the presence of Dwight Howard allows the Rockets to get away with it defensively. That then allows Houston to wait to move Asik in a draft-related deal. Several GMs are fully expecting Dunleavy to be moved for a pick as the Bulls transition into full rebuild-for-next-season mode. Bleacher Report

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According to a person with knowledge of the Rockets' thinking, Chicago Bulls small forward Mike Dunleavy is high on their wish list as the deadline nears. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because a team's plans aren't typically discussed publicly. The Rockets haven't acted on this impulse just yet, as a person with knowledge of the Bulls' dealings said Houston has yet to call to discuss a possible deal. And while Chicago's trade of Luol Deng to Cleveland this week had rival executives wondering if the Bulls would now continue breaking up their band, Dunleavy – who signed as a free agent last summer – is held in extremely high regard by his current bosses and there will certainly be a hefty price to pay for anyone who comes calling. USA Today Sports

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"This is going to sound crazy, but this season has been pleasant for me," Dunleavy said. "To be able to compete and have a chance every night and go into the game thinking you're going to win, it's a big change for me. I've been on some pretty dysfunctional teams. We do a lot of things well, particularly at the defensive end. We also usually rebound well. We have to shore up our 3-point defense. We've been in a lot of close games that could go either way. You can make those games up over the course of an 82-game season." Chicago Tribune

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The NBA is back on SiriusXM! SiriusXM NBA Radio launches Monday, Dec. 9, on SiriusXM channel 217. Hosts on the channel will include former players and coaches, and the best analysts and play-by-play voices in the business, including Steve Kerr, Kenny Smith, Nancy Lieberman, Stacey King, Lionel Hollins, Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Sam Mitchell. Sirius XM

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Former NBA basketball coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. is selling his luxury apartment in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s been a few years since Dunleavy last roamed the sidelines of Staples Center as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Dunleavy presided over the team from 2003 until 2010, when he stepped down from his duties as head coach. He stayed on with the organization as general manager, but was let go at season’s end. Realtor

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Sure, players have been pointing to the collective-bargaining agreement negotiated by former National Basketball Players Asso- ciation executive director Billy Hunter as hurting the free-agent market. But Dunleavy, 33, said money wasn’t the biggest priority at this stage of his career. ‘‘The ghost of Billy Hunter will be haunting us for a long time, but . . . I’ve done well financially, so I could make a decision on what would make me happy,’’ Dunleavy said. ‘‘At this point, it’s playing with a group like this, having a chance to win.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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Pippen especially liked the Bulls' acquisition of veteran swingman Mike Dunleavy Jr. Pippen played for Dunleavy's father, Mike Dunleavy Sr., during his time in Portland, and knows his son will bring a unique work ethic to this year's Bulls squad. "I think Mike Dunleavy was definitely a great pickup," Pippen said. "He’s a kid that I’ve been able to watch grow up in my years out in Portland. I know he’s a gym rat. And he’s definitely going to put in his time and do a great job for us this season." CSN Chicago

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Nick Friedell: Dunleavy on playing with Rose: "It was a big factor obviously." The pair did not speak during the recruiting process but shares same agency. Twitter @NickFriedell

The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard/forward Mike Dunleavy. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. "We are extremely excited to add Mike to our team,” said Bulls General Manager Gar Forman. “He was a priority for us from the second free agency began and we feel he will be a terrific fit for us, both on and off the floor." NBA.com

The Chicago Bulls have confirmed they they've reached a contract agreement with veteran forward Mike Dunleavy. The Bulls say they will introduce Dunleavy at a news conference Wednesday. They made the announcement late Tuesday, after the NBA's moratorium was lifted. Several outlets reported last week that the Bulls had agreed to a two-year deal with him in an effort to boost their shooting. Dunleavy, an 11-year veteran, spent the past two years with Milwaukee and averaged 10.5 points while shooting 42.8 percent on 3-pointers. Yahoo! Sports

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Bulls free-agent addition Mike Dunleavy told the Racine Journal Times he heard from at least a dozen suitors on the first day of free-agency, but quickly settled on the Bulls after personal phone calls from coach Tom Thibodeau and GM Gar Forman. “I was very flattered by all the interest,” Dunleavy said. “There was a lot of interest; it was well into the double digits. I had some good opportunities, but Chicago blew me out of the water. “I don’t think it’s fair to say it was one thing that determined my choice; it was just the entire package they presented me. There was high interest from them right off the bat. I knew they wanted me and that meant a lot. I couldn’t envision a better situation.” Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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Dunleavy, one of the classiest players in the league, had nothing but praise for his former team. “I am so appreciative for the opportunity the Bucks gave me,” said Dunleavy in a telephone interview from his home in New York Tuesday. “I wish them nothing but the best. I hope they do well except the four times they play the Bulls.” Dunleavy said he and Bucks officials had discussions even prior to free agency about the possibility of re-signing with the team. But once free agency began, Dunleavy drew interest from nearly half of the teams in the league. Racine Journal-Times

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