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  1. Payne good fit for Bulls if they keep picks

    Nick Friedell

    The Chicago Bulls could go in many directions with the 16th and 19th selections in the NBA draft Thursday night. As they prepare their pitches to Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and others for the start of free agency on Tuesday, the Bulls might no...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  2. Bulls draft hits and misses of Forman era

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- James Johnson's biggest claim to fame as a Chicago Bull had nothing to do with anything he accomplished on the basketball court. Johnson, who was Gar Forman's first selection as Bulls GM in 2009, didn't turn out to be the player the org...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Draft has plenty of shooting help for Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls need to find players who can score. Anyone who watched them slog through the playoffs, not to mention large portions of the regular season, knows that. That's why if the Bulls decide to keep one -- or both -- of their ...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  4. Bulls open to drafting PG like Ennis?

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis met with the Chicago Bulls on Thursday and came away optimistic about his chances of possibly playing alongside Derrick Rose in the future. "I know they always have a lot of point guards on the roster,"...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  5. Bulls' philosophy: 'Best player available'

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- As Gar Forman watched players race up and down the floor Thursday at the NBA draft combine, the Chicago Bulls' general manager reaffirmed a belief he has stuck to throughout the years in regard to drafting prospects. "As we put together...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  6. McDermott believes in 'great' fit with Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Doug McDermott fits the mold of the type of player the Chicago Bulls always look for in the draft. He played four years at Creighton -- earning consensus All-America honors his final three -- while knocking down jumper after jumper for the...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  7. Thibodeau-Forman silence speaks volumes

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- The silence of Tom Thibodeau and Gar Forman regarding the veteran coach's future with the Chicago Bulls spoke much louder than any words could have at Thursday's NBA draft combine. Both Thibodeau and Forman, the Bulls general manager, ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Joakim Noah says real fans would not root for Chicago Bulls to ta...

    Nick Friedell

    Joakim Noah has a message for all the Chicago Bulls fans who believe his team should tank games this season to slide all the way into the NBA draft lottery.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  9. Bulls hope picks fit Thibs' system

    Nick Friedell

    The more GM Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau talk about Tony Snell, the easier it is to understand why the Chicago Bulls selected him with the 20th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. He has the length they are looking for, he can play both spots at t...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  10. Chicago Bulls hope draft picks can fit into Tom Thibodeau's syste...

    Nick Friedell

    On paper, Tony Snell fits the mold of the type of player that Tom Thibodeau thinks he can plug into his system.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2013
  11. Deng for a top pick? Bulls should do it

    Nick Friedell

    If the Chicago Bulls have a chance to deal Luol Deng for a top pick in Thursday's NBA draft they should do it. Tom Thibodeau has called Deng the "glue" of the Bulls and it would be tough for the him to lose his most trusted player. But the realit...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  12. Will Bulls find a shooter in the draft?

    Nick Friedell

    As the Chicago Bulls watch the NBA Finals unfold, one deficiency on their roster has become more pronounced than ever -- the lack of a consistent three-point shooter on the roster. San Antonio's Danny Green and Gary Neal have rained down importan...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  13. Bulls have flexibility, but big man likely

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- One of the biggest luxuries of having a successful system in place in the NBA is the ability to draft whomever you want, not necessarily bound by need as are many teams. The Bulls have been so consistent over the past three years under Tom...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  14. Jeff Teague happy brother landed with Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    ATLANTA -- Out of all the places Marquis Teague could have fallen to in the NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls may have been the best team for him, according to his older brother Jeff. Jeff Teague, a point guard for the Atlanta Hawks, is happy to finall...

    Blog | December 22, 2012
  15. Teague has right makeup to stick with Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Marquis Teague never worked out for the Chicago Bulls before the NBA draft, but as long as he keeps the attitude he displayed on Monday morning he should be fine the next time he comes to the Berto Center and gets barked at by Tom ...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  16. Video: Friedell talks Teague, Deng

    Nick Friedell

    ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell joins SportsCenter to discuss the Bulls' selection of Marquis Teague in the NBA draft and the status of Luol Deng....

    Blog | June 29, 2012