Amid the division within the Chicago Bulls organization between new head coach Jim Boylen, who took over recently for the fired Fred Hoiberg, and a number of players on the roster, has taken another turn.
According to ESPN’s Malika Andrews and Ramona Shelbourne, Bulls guard Zach LaVine spoke with Boylen one-on-one following the players boycotting of Sunday’s practice imposed by Boylen, which they felt was excessive.
“You just want to be real with people,” LaVine said, per the report. “There shouldn’t be any clouds. I think of myself as one of the leaders on the team. I just wanted to voice my opinion to them.”
“This is a business, this isn’t a dictatorship. We are all grown men, so everybody has a voice.”
Boylen has said that he has spoken with the team regarding the purpose of the practice on Sunday, but it is clear that the dysfunction runs deep in the organization.
Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. Undergoing Surgery for Core Muscle Injury
Carter is not expected to miss training camp as he recovers from the procedure.
Carter averaged 10.4 points, seven rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game for Chicago in the 2018-2019 season.
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However, Beverley will be seeking to be rewarded for signing with his next team, or staying with the Clippers.
According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Beverley is looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million.
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Joseph averaged 6.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists last season for the Pacers.
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