Bulls Must Trade Rajon Rondo to Cavs; Potential Addition by Subtraction

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The NBA salary cap gets a ton of attention, but hardly anyone ever discusses the salary floor.

Rajon Rondo is a rare “salary floor casualty,” just like you have your traditional “salary cap casualties.”

In an organization that’s done a lot of “he brought in his guy” kind of maneuvers, Rajon Rondo (who will make $14,000,000 this season in year one of his two-year, $29 million contract) is not really anyone’s guy.

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NBA on Christmas Day: Full Schedule, Storied Tradition

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It’s a tradition we’ve all come to know and love- the NBA on Christmas Day. 

The NFL has Thanksgiving. College basketball has St. Patrick’s Day. College Football has New Year’s Day, and they’re trying to claim New Year’s Eve as their own, but it’s going over like a lead balloon thus far. Boxing Day (December 26th) belongs to The English Premier League while Yuletide is one with the National Basketball Association.

On Sunday, Dec. 25, ABC and ESPN will combine to present over 13 consecutive hours of NBA action over five games. It’s the NBA on Christmas Day for the 15th consecutive year on ABC/ESPN. They don’t really have to compete with the NFL either. Obviously, the NFL owns Sunday, but this weekend most of their slate is on Saturday, Christmas Eve.

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Phil Jackson Opens Up on Past Marijuana Use, NBA Weed Culture

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Phil Jackson smoked marijuana? NO WAY! And it wasn’t medicinal, and instead recreational? YOU DON’T SAY!

The Zen master is totally chill and relaxed, so it makes sense that he smoked the good weed, I mean just look at the featured image here. The New York Knicks President appeared on this week’s episode of We Need to Talk on CBS Sports Network, and he talked about the culture of the sticky icky icky in the NBA.

Here’s what the legend of two extremely iconic franchises, the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, had to say.

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We Should All Support Stan Van Gundy, Regardless of NBA Fandom

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The following message is brought to you by a lifelong Chicagoan, member of the Chicago Bulls media corps and lifelong Bulls fan.

There was a time, not very long ago, when the Bulls’ biggest and fiercest rival was the Detroit Pistons. The rivalry still lives on to some extent today, just on much a smaller scale. I’m not saying Bulls fans need to trade in their red and black for red, white and blue of the Pistons, but they should support Pistons Coach Stan Van Gundy.

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Chicago Bulls Season Preview: Three Alphas? Really?

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Three Alphas sounds like the name of a pleasant tasting micro-brew on tap at your corner pub. It’s not a beer though. It’s actually the catch-phrase defining the Chicago Bulls upcoming season.

It’s a proverbial “Great Experiment” to say the least. An Alpha Dog, by definition, is solo. Like Highlander, “there can only be one,” but Chicago trots out three this year in Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo.

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Can Dwyane Wade Reinvent Himself This Season?

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“In New York you can be a new man. In New York you can be a new man.” It’s one of the more catchy lines from the title song to Hamilton, a musical absolutely owning Chicago right now.

Hamilaria has actually spread far beyond just the Windy City, as #HamilDocPBS was the #1 trending term nationally on Twitter all of Friday night.

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LAPD Detective Investigating Derrick Rose Rape Case Found Dead

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The Derrick Rose gang rape case took yet another serious turn this morning. The former Chicago Bulls and current New York Knicks point guard has maintained his innocence throughout this process. On Friday, it came out that Rose received text messages from the alleged victim telling the 2011 NBA MVP that he is the reason she “wakes up horny.”

Derrick Rose made those revelations as a means to convey that he assumed he had been given stated sexual content.

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Bulls G/F Denzel Valentine was Named After Denzel Washington

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“A body like Arnold with a Denzel face,” Salt n Pepa rapped in their 1993 hit “What a man.” They’re referring to actors Arnold Schwarznegger and Denzel Washington, and it turns out the latter has indeed inspired a namesake who’s gone on to become famous in his own right.

Denzel Valentine is the only other Denzel that anyone has ever heard of; that’s not a coincidence. The argument is now settled.

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Lovie Smith, Dwyane Wade Encourage Athlete Social Activism

Pat Riley Has Heartfelt E-Mail to Dwyane Wade in Drafts Folder

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Obviously, it was a bitter divorce between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.

However, Heat team President Pat Riley is taking steps to try and heal those wounds. Riley said Monday, Media Day for most teams around the NBA, that he composed a very heartfelt email message for Dwyane Wade and that it’s currently in his “save drafts” folder.

Riley said the electronic missive will soon be on its belated way to D. Wade, the last of the big three to leave Miami.

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Derrick Rose Maintains Innocence Regarding Gang Rape Allegations

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It’s the official start of basketball talking season as most NBA teams held their individual Media Days on Monday. It’s the first Chicago Bulls Media Day without Derrick Rose since 2007, as the point guard was traded to the New York Knicks in June. At the time, many thought the Bulls got fleeced on that deal, but it was still easy to understand why Chicago was looking to part ways with the controversial, injury prone locally produced star.

Exactly one year ago today, the hometown hero pretty much punched his ticket out of town when he made very strange, self-defeating remarks at Chicago Bulls Media Day. 

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Chicago Bulls Back in Conference Mix, Say Bookies

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The Chicago Bulls made some wholesale changes this summer and the Basketball betting industry has certainly taken notice. Chicago did some major deals this offseason and it’s lifted the team up considerably. Finishing out of the playoffs and in the NBA Draft Lottery last season, they know look like a squad that cold finish fourth or fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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