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  1. Rumor Mill: Rondo for 2 first-rounders?

    Chris Forsberg

    Trade whispers around the Boston Celtics have been quiet recently, but it took a single sentence to kick things up a bit on Monday. In a story headlined "Big names likely to stay put at NBA's trade deadline,"'s Sam Smith wrote, "The asking ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. Insider: C's open to trading Green?

    Nick Borges

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is not done trying to make trades by the Feb. 20 deadline and to no surprise Sam Smith of writes: "More executives think the Celtics want to trade Jeff Green. They're proba...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Video: Debating Rose's decision not to play

    Nick Friedell, Sam Smith and John Jurkovic discuss Derrick Rose's decision not to return so far in the playoffs....

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  4. Reflections on covering Michael Jordan

    Scoop Jackson

    Scoop Jackson reflects on Michael Jordan's amazing career as MJ turns 50.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  5. Monday Hotness

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Sam Smith of, who chronicled Michael Jordan's career, writes about LeBron James' decision to, as conventional wisdom now puts it, embrace the villain role: "In some respects, this remarkable transition of James from basketball deity to repr...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Kevin Arnovitz

    J.A. Adande and Sam Smith offer two evocative impressions on Scottie Pippen, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Albert Lyu of Think Blue Crew has put together a series of compelling work on the blocke...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  7. Chicago Bulls agree to terms with free agent Keith Bogans, accord...

    Nick Friedell

    The Chicago Bulls agreed to terms with free agent Keith Bogans.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Smith of The Chicago Tribune: "This is an anniversary the Bulls won't be celebrating. But in this disappointing season, it perhaps is indicative of the struggles the franchise is facing. The NBA announced Thursday the completion of its 2008 All-S...

    Blog | February 01, 2008
  9. Sam Smith on Wealth

    Henry Abbott

    The Chicago Tribune's Sam Smith writes about good guys Luol Deng and Ben Gordon. They both grew up poor. They both have their heads screwed on straight. And they both are, apparently, refusing to sign pretty massive contract extensions from the Bulls...

    Blog | October 04, 2007
  10. Sam Smith Has Poked the Wrong Dog with the Wrong Stick

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Smith really went after bloggers, which was smart in a way, because he has made a name for himself far and wide, all over the basketball internet. There have been plenty of good responses (my feeling remains: Smith tells us he doesn't read blogs,...

    Blog | February 20, 2007
  11. Free Tyrus Thomas

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of the office half of yesterday, during which time I got a lot of e-mail about Tyrus Thomas saying he was only in the slam dunk contest for the money. The gist was: isn't he an idiot? Sam Smith has even taken this opportunity to declare...

    Blog | February 07, 2007
  12. Brandon Roy: This Year's Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Smith reports that he has heard that the Bulls are strongly considering Brandon Roy. "Roy is this year's Chris Paul if he starts," one general manager said last week. "When it's all said and done, he's the rookie of the year. He d...

    Blog | June 05, 2006
  13. Sam Smith: Michael Jordan a "Man's Man"

    Henry Abbott

    Smith wrote a lot about Jordan, which Jordan never seems to like much. He answered a question about their relationship at Michael hasn't always been happy with me, but he's always dealt with me professionally. After "The Jorda...

    Blog | March 29, 2006
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Have we already seen the best of Kevin Garnett? Sam Smith: "The 'kid' has played almost 30,000 minutes in the NBA, which is the twilight for most great players." LeBron James learns some new vocabulary at the hospital: "I know what a plural is," Jam...

    Blog | October 18, 2005
  15. Anyone want two young, talented 7-footers?

    Sam Smith

    Sam Smith explains why Chicago and Baby Bulls Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry are just sitting and waiting.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2005
  16. Chuck Daly, LeBron James, and Larry Brown

    Henry Abbott

    The Chicago Tribune's Sam Smith has a whopper of a Larry Brown wrap up. Brown denied it for some time, and reluctantly was given permission to speak with the Cavs amid relations that had deteriorated so badly that Chuck Daly almost ended the season ...

    Blog | July 20, 2005