Talks between Bulls & Jimmy Butler on extension not progressing. But Bulls have beaten deadline buzzer in past.
Worth remembering Bulls typically frown upon giving player options. They did this summer to Hinrich, Gasol. On table in Butler talks.
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Bulls obviously burned last time they had player reach restricted agency in Asik.
Did you know.....LeBron has lost 19 times against the Bulls, more than against any other NBA team. Courtesy of the MainMangurten
LeBron James is just 12-15 in Chicago since entering the league. Cavs-Bulls tonight might just be a ECF preview
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On the extension front, Jimmy Butler's camp doesn't see a deal getting done with the Bulls before the midnight Eastern deadline.
As of last night, Bulls and Butler had roughly $2.5M gap annually. That's a lot to make up in one day but deadlines force all on table.
Simple game plan for the Bulls tonight: ground and pound the smaller, less physical Cavs.
Bulls absolutely could get this done if they want to - this is not a case of having polar valuations - side are not that far apart.
For what it's worth - Bulls and Jimmy Butler's camp still talking - not astronomically far apart - more about structure of the deal than $
One thing you rarely hear is what teams pro players hated before they turned pro...I do remember Joakim Noah saying he hated the Bulls!
Blatt's team went 0-2 to start last season. Cavaliers got next vs Bulls.
Bulls are going to have to increase offer if Butler extension gets done by tonight's deadline. Remember: Bulls can match next summer too.
As for LeBron/Cavs opening-night loss, we knew it was going to take some time. Big opportunity for Raptors & Bulls to get head start in East
It's way too early to confuse these Knicks with the MJ/Pip Bulls or the Shaq/Kobe Lakers. But they showed that familiar confidence.
Minny won. Cavs lost to the same NY team that the Bulls beat. Here's my overreaction to all this:
Never looked forward to covering a game more so than I am Bulls-Cavs tomorrow.
This game at the UC tomorrow night is going to be awesome. Cavs will be angry, Bulls are pumped. LeBron vs. Rose. Atmosphere off the charts.
Disappointed that Bron's gm didnt match the moment. Impressed Knicks able to wade through early energy and snag W day after Bulls ethered em
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That possession from Carmelo is making Thibs cringe right now. That's why Bulls wanted him so bad. He can create and hit big shots late.
Learning experience for Knicks, the benefits of the Triangle. They're not the Bulls or Lakers under Phil, but it's something to build on
Having watched the Knicks in person last night, I really can't believe this score. They are terrible. The Bulls are good, but NYK is brutal.
Almost cruel Melo has to play the Bulls and Cavs in his first two games after not signing with the Bulls to challenge the Cavs.
Well, this is over. Bring on the Bulls.
Melo said he was anxious to see how he and the Knicks would rebound from Bulls loss. Melo has come out aggressive with 6 pts already