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“We all just want to win,” Butler says.
Canaan attempted the 11th-most 3-pointers in the league last season (485), hitting at a 36.3 percent clip.
“We definitely need shooters, and I feel like I can bring that to the table,” McDermott says.
“We didn’t want to rebuild where we become possibly a lower-lottery team long term,” GM Gar Forman says.
“Egos go out the window,” Rondo says.
The onus is on coach Fred Hoiberg to adjust to his personnel.
Moore averaged 7.5 points in 59 games last season while starting a career-high 22 times.
“I don’t think anything’s for certain,” Butler says of whether the Bulls will for certain keep him after trade speculation.
“What we got to keep in mind is not only short term but long term,” Forman says.
Fred Hoiberg has had constant communication with Jimmy Butler, who was at the center of trade speculation.
“He gives you the opportunity to play in so many ways,” Fred Hoiberg says of Denzel Valentine.
“It hurt a little bit, but at the end of the day … everything is out of my control,” Rose says of being traded.
“We never made a single call,” Forman says. “We’re not looking to move Jimmy.”
The 6-foot-6, 210-pound Valentine averaged 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists as a senior.
What’s this mean for the Bulls on draft night? What are the financial implications?
The Bulls traded Rose to the Knicks in an effort to get “younger” and “more athletic.”
The 23-year-old Dinwiddie averaged 4.8 points and 1.8 assists in 12 games for the Pistons in 2015-’16.
The Select Team trains with the Olympic squad that will head to Rio de Janeiro.
Butler’s on the outside looking in, but speculation persists that high-profile names could withdraw from consideration.
Noah’s on the downside of his career and hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Fred Hoiberg and Jimmy Butler.