KC Johnson

Thibs on DRose/Tm USA: "It’s a different role for him because you’re going to have 12 great players. He wont have the burden to score a lot"

KC Johnson

Thibodeau, on Hinrich's return: "It was huge for us. Basically he saved us the last two seasons."

KC Johnson

Thibodeau, deadpan, on language barriers: "Yao (Ming) seemed to understand when it was praise and he had a hard time when it was criticism."

Chuck Swirsky

Pau Gasol is as thoughtful and professional as they come. Extremely impressive. Welcome to Chicago. @Pau Gasol

Nikola Mirotic

Es un gran día y un honor ser presentado aquí @Chicago Bulls juntó a @Pau Gasol http://t.co/mY6F2RjvAe

KC Johnson

Thibodeau pretty much ruled out playing Noah, Gasol and Gibson at same time for defense. Said lineup could've worked in 90s, not now.

Nikola Mirotic

It's a great day and an honor to be presented here in @Chicago Bulls with @Pau Gasol http://t.co/AARuCuimnt

Nick Friedell

Gasol and Mirotic. http://t.co/f7OHsARiSu

Nick Friedell

Pau Gasol gets his Bulls jersey. http://t.co/yUWFFjtxkt

Nick Friedell

Gasol flatly says he wouldn't have come to Chicago if he didn't think the Bulls could win a title.

KC Johnson

Pau Gasol said he talked to Carmelo Anthony during the free agency process about where Anthony would land.

Nick Friedell

Gasol says he believes Bulls are ready to win now. Says he is confident Bulla will get to work and come together.

KC Johnson

Pau Gasol said the lack of ego and humility from Joakim Noah and DRose and their hunger to win played a big part in his decision.

Mike McGraw

Bulls have opening for head trainer. RT @jon_greenberg: Dr. Pau is here. "I will make sure to make contact with hospitals here."

Mike McGraw

That's considered an honor here. Good catch. RT @xXGEOMANXx: Bulls started bad. Putting horns on Gasol, Lol http://t.co/uit0mYDdMl

Nick Friedell

Gasol says Michael Jordan was his idol growing up. Had posters of MJ on his wall.

Mike McGraw

Derrick didn't have to answer, though RT @OozeUzi: sounded like Pau initiated the phone call

Mike McGraw

Stunning news from Gasol that Derrick Rose was part of his recruiting team.

Nick Friedell

Gasol says he spoke to Noah, Rose and Dunleavy. Wanted to see how Derrick was doing physically and felt good about what he heard.

Nick Friedell

Pau: "It was a difficult decision to go through -- but I think I made the right one."

Chuck Swirsky

Pau Gasol is officially a Chicago Bull. http://t.co/dHU8hataSC

Nick Friedell

Pau Gasol has arrived at the United Center. http://t.co/jb1wGSmorW

KC Johnson

Quick Tribune story on Mirotic as Gasol is set to be introduced: trib.in/1oREuGZ

Mike McGraw

Also, the scrum with Thibs broke up and we forgot to ask him about Jimmer signing with Pelicans.

Mike McGraw

Still can't believe @jon_greenberg used the word "juncture" in his question to Mirotic. What was he thinking?

Nick Friedell

Mirotic getting his jersey. http://t.co/X2egJMEE2S

Nick Friedell

Mirotic, through interpreter, "I strongly believe I'm ready for this challenge."

Nick Friedell

Mirotic: "My time to play well and practice hard." Thibs will take care of the practice part.

Mike McGraw

Mirotic promises to get better at speaking English.

Nick Friedell

Mirotic and Co. have entered the building. http://t.co/x2nvRSJlog

Chuck Swirsky

Live streaming video on Bulls TV on Bulls.com at 1130 http://t.co/2giujxyYak

Nick Friedell

They would have rather kept the Carmelo ones up -- but this is a good consolation prize. http://t.co/XbBIzUxmsS

Nick Friedell

Gasol and Mirotic get the United Center billboard treatment. http://t.co/Djb80Uujvh

KC Johnson

Mirotic is first No. 44 since Adrian Griffin.

KC Johnson

Wonder what they did with the Carmelo signage. http://t.co/h7NT1KoNcz

Shams Charania

Jannero Pargo agreed to a fully guaranteed one-year, $1.5 million deal to re-sign with the Charlotte Hornets, league source tells RealGM.

KC Johnson

In honor of Mirotic and Gasol press conferences, will be speaking only in Serbian and Spanish with @KapandHaugh on @gamechicago at 10:30 AM.

KC Johnson

Also, with Jimmer Fredette gone to the Pelicans, I'd like to warn @John Reid in advance what his Twitter timeline will look like.

KC Johnson

Here's the link to the Pau Gasol interview with Marca: bit.ly/1jF5Of6. Gasol meets Chicago media at 12:30 Central.

KC Johnson

In the Marca interview, Gasol also called the Knicks "the farthest option" and "the circumstances of salaries and staff" weren't a fit.

KC Johnson

In interview with Spanish daily Marca, Pau Gasol said Derrick Rose "is well recovered" and he's "not worried about" Rose's health.

Joe Cowley

Jimmer to New Orleans ... there goes all the cool H-O-R-S-E games that could have gone on between Jimmer, Snell and McBuckets.

Joe Cowley

Call it a few details mysteriously getting lost in translation. Handled and Mirotic is obviously being introduced in a few hours.

Joe Cowley

Congrats to Gar Forman on playing hardball yesterday with Real Madrid and ending some late funny business from going on

Joe Cowley

If Cavs can land Love, LeBron James has my vote for NBA Executive of the Year!

Pau Gasol

Buenos días desde #Chicago! Porque hoy es un gran día. Good morning from #Chicago! Today is a big day. instagram.com/p/qmA_YSn2HE/

Chuck Swirsky

Great vibe in Vegas regarding the state of the NBA game..can we please enjoy THIS season before we talk about 2015 free agent class?

Chuck Swirsky

BullsTV on Bulls.com will carry live streaming video of @nikolamirotic12 and @Pau Gasol 11:30 CT.

Chuck Swirsky

ESPN reporting @Jimmer Fredette has agreed to terms with the Pelicans.One of the nicest - politest individuaLs I have ever met.All the best

Aggrey Sam

Bulls beat Sixers in summer-league tourney: csnchicago.com/bulls/top-seed…

Sam Smith

Bulls summer league players getting an assist from a young veteran. blogs.bulls.com/2014/07/bulls-…

Mike McGraw

McDermott scored 11 pts. The nba.com box score had Nerlens Noel a minus-21 in his battle with Cameron Baristow.

Mike McGraw

Milestone win for #Bulls tonight: They can survive even with McDermott shooting 3-for-10. Snell & Bairstow 18 pts each.

Chuck Swirsky

Just arrived. Taxi line longer than Giannis Antetokounmpo arms What's going on with Bulls- Philly SL game? Thank you !

Mike McGraw

#Bulls just lost their first quarter of summer league, but lead 76ers at halftime 43-41. Snell has 12 pts, McDermott 10.

Nikola Mirotic

Just landed in Chicago and look what I found in my room! #BullsNation http://t.co/LRqFn0sOip

Joe Cowley

Said Boozer would end up in LA or Houston two days ago ... LA with Kobe? So Boozer.

Joel Brigham

Lakers are like that guy in your fantasy draft that keeps picking QBs even though he already has 3. #PowerForwardOverload

Shams Charania

RealGM Story: The Phoenix Suns have decided to fully guarantee forward Shavlik Randolph's contract for 2014-'15. tinyurl.com/kah27jv

KC Johnson

Carlos Boozer and Kobe Bryant were teammates on the 2008 U.S. Olympic team that won gold in Beijing.

KC Johnson

Lakers land Carlos Boozer. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1r7eZWN

Nick Friedell

The Lakers are a good landing place for Boozer. Holdat @Dave McMenamin.

Mike McGraw

No, they'll pay him more like $2 million. Haven't seen numbers. RT @Beardedone23: so they pick up that contract that 16.5 mil contract?

KC Johnson

Bulls tried hard to sign-and-trade Boozer to Lakers. That's where he ends up.

Mike McGraw

Not a bad landing spot, except Boozer's family lives in Miami. Won't be as easy to fly home on off days, like he did in Chicago.

Mike McGraw

Funny that Carlos Boozer ends up with the Lakers after the Bulls tried hard to sign-&-trade him for Gasol.

Joe Cowley

Thibs is as good as it gets coaching-wise, but can he be 19 points better than at the start of last season? Read it - suntimes.com/sports/2871391…

Pau Gasol

My thoughts go to the families and friends of all the victims of the plane #MH17 #PrayForMH17

Pau Gasol

Mi sincero apoyo a todas las familias y amistades de las víctimas a bordo del avión #MH17 #PrayForMH17

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls Asst.GM Randy Brown discusses the play of the SL Bulls on Bulls TV http://t.co/MlQ1f4X0oG

Chuck Swirsky

Ladies and gentlemen. Your 2014 ESPY Male College Athlete of the Year @Doug McDermott http://t.co/InsF7dEjtA

Chuck Swirsky

BullsTV with AdrianGriffin who has done a terrific job here in Vegas http://t.co/BXheqL6K8E

Chuck Swirsky

BullsTV in Vegas with Tony Snell enjoying a great camp http://t.co/fgci6UXrLe

Mike McGraw

#Bulls blog has rundown of 1st-rd picks playing in Vegas. Two stand out; four are shooting below 30% from field. blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7961

Joe Cowley

No Melo, you're not invited.

Joe Cowley

Bulls now set to introduce both Gasol and Mirotic Friday afternoon in Chicago.

KC Johnson

Bulls announce they'll introduce Gasol and Mirotic Friday at the United Center.

Joe Cowley

Hitting up @JoeO670 at 10:20 to talk about the slow death of baseball, and OzzieBall.

Nick Friedell

Thibs is a lot of things, but one of the words at the top of that list is consistent. The man always believes he has more than enough to win

Nick Friedell

Found this quote from Thibs in 2010 story about Boozer's broken hand: "Those things happen. I think we've got more than enough to win with."

Nick Friedell

In the things I never thought I would hear out my window dept: There's a band playing "Pony" right now. Ginuwine would be proud.

Chuck Swirsky

Be a team player ! Engage,embrace ,encourage. Why build a wall when you can build a bridge? Be selfless and put others ahead of yourself.

Shams Charania

Lance Stephenson travels to Charlotte for his physical on Thursday, when he will formally sign with Hornets, league source tells RealGM.

Shams Charania

Free agent Brandon Rush's deal will be worth $2.5 million over two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, league source tells RealGM.

Nazr Mohammed

In the best shape of my life as a pro. Can't wait to see how it translates on the court. #LeanAndMean #17thNBASeasonComingSoon

Joe Cowley

Wonder if Paul George is looking at the roster this afternoon, and saying to himself, "What just happened?'' #onemanshow

Joe Cowley

July 16 EASTERN CONFERENCE POWER POLL: 1. Bulls, 2. Cavs (without KLove), 3. Wiz, 4. Miami, 5. Pacers, 6. Char., 7. Toronto, 8. Atlanta.

Chuck Swirsky

Woke up this morning in Vegas to learn that Lance Stephenson is a member of the Charlotte Hornets. Wow

Mike McGraw

#Bulls summer squad plays at 9:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Sixers-Lakers winner.

Mike McGraw

Here's the update free agent list, after Lance Stephenson reportedly jumps to Charlotte: blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7960

KC Johnson

Will be talking Bulls, NBA (and some good old-fashioned common sense into @thekapman) from 9-noon on @gamechicago cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/players/…

Shams Charania

RealGM Story: Lance Stephenson leaves the Indiana Pacers for a three-year, $27.5M deal with the Charlotte Hornets. tinyurl.com/ouef986

Shams Charania

For Stephenson, suitors came and went -- from Lakers, Mavericks and Bulls to Bucks and Pistons -- and dialogue diminished with the Pacers.