HoopsHype Mike Dunleavy rumors

September 29, 2013 Updates

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

August 13, 2013 Updates

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

July 4, 2013 Updates

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

July 3, 2013 Updates

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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Meet with Wasserman Media Group unrestricted free agents J.J. Redick and Mike Dunleavy Jr. A source involved added that unrestricted free agent Dorell Wright also will likely get face time with Saunders. KSTP

June 7, 2013 Updates

The Kings are continuing to pursue former Pacers president Larry Bird, but a person briefed on Bird's plans told CBSSports.com on Friday that it would be surprising if Bird took the job. If the Kings were able to add a big name -- they've also spoken with Mike Dunleavy and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin -- it would be for the role of team president with the authority to hire a GM. Another possibility would be to hire a top basketball mind to serve in a role similar to Jerry West's advisory role with Golden State, where Ranadive was a minority owner before becoming the managing owner of the Kings. CBSSports.com

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