Chicago Bulls media day highlights

With former MVP Derrick Rose set to miss at least half the season as he rehabs his ACL, the Chicago Bulls will have a completely different look this season. Kirk Hinrich takes over at starting point guard, and the bench has been completely reshuffled, giving the Bulls basically a whole new team.

Which makes this media day and start of training camp basically a very new beginning. A season that will look quite different from the past couple years.

Here are some of the highlights of what was said at media day

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Bulls vs. Pacers at Notre Dame, Bulls-Cavaliers at Illinois in Preseason

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The Chicago Bulls announced today their 2012-13 seven-game preseason schedule including two neutral site games in Champaign, Ill. and South Bend, Ind.

The Bulls preseason will get underway at the United Center on Tuesday, October 9, when the team takes on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7 p.m. The Bulls will then face the Cleveland Cavaliers at the University of Illinois’ Assembly Hall in Champaign on Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m. Home of the Illini.

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76ers amnesty Elton Brand, will Bulls do the same with Boozer?

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The Philadelphia 76ers will release former All-Star Elton Brand under the league’s amnesty clause, according to ESPN:

The move to release Brand will be necessitated by the expected signing of free-agent guard Nick Young and the planned re-signing of center Spencer Hawes.

Teams that did not use their one-time amnesty clause last season can waive one player via the amnesty provision between July 11-17 and see that player’s contract figures vanish from the team’s payroll for salary-cap and luxury-tax purposes.

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Former Bulls, Notre Dame star Orlando Woolridge arrested for stealing aluminum tubes

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On some of those early Michael Jordan era Chicago Bulls teams, forward Orlando Woolridge was the second best player. Or at least the #2 scorer. Obviously, those Bulls teams weren’t very good. Post-NBA life has been less-than-kind to Woolridge who was released on bond after his arrest for stealing aluminum tubing at a drill site in Louisiana.

Stealing aluminum tubes? Perhaps he has plans to find some yellow cake uranium, and build a weapon of mass destruction? Ok back to reality:

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Derrick Rose Premier Highlight Video; NBA Businessmen Suck at Life

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I’m not even going to acknowledge the headlines from the NBA labor situation yesterday. I’m so effing sick of it. Sick of hearing about it; basically the whole league sucks at life. That’s my take on the union de-certifying/David Stern’s proposal/players rejecting it.

Basically, in a year after record television ratings, the league is going to lose every casual fan they made in 2011-12. I won’t even read or write anything more about the lockout.

Instead here’s a Derrick Rose highlight compilation, watch it after the jump

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