The Bulls want to move on from the Wade/Jimmy Butler year. Bulls’ VP of basketball operations John Paxson was on “The Mully and Hanley” show on WSCR-670 AM Thursday and said there has been some early dialogue between the sides, and the Bulls are open to buying Wade out, but made it clear he’s going to have to give up plenty of cash to make it “advantageous” for the team. Here’s part of what Paxson said, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Gordon Hayward wanted to go to Boston to play with Isaiah Thomas. Of course, that's not going to happen. The Celtics traded Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package for Kyrie Irving. Hayward explained what it was like for him to learn he and Thomas would not get the chance to hit the court together in Celtics' green. "My first reaction was to text I.T., and wish him the best," Hayward wrote in a blog post which he published Thursday. "That was a really strange moment because I’d really been looking forward to playing with him. He didn’t just help recruit me to Boston—he was a big piece of that recruitment. He had talked a lot about city and how it was different to be a Celtic. He talked
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — When training camp opens, the New York Knicks expect Carmelo Anthony right where he's been — in their uniform and in their starting lineup. The Knicks said Friday they plan for Anthony to report next week after not finding a trade for their All-Star forward. "When we set out, we said if there was something there that made sense both for him and for the Knicks organization, then we would strongly consider it," general manager Scott Perry said. "Obviously, we sit here today and that did not happen as of yet." It could make for an awkward reunion Monday, given that former team president Phil Jackson spent much of last season making it clear how much he wanted to trade Anthony.