For the second game in a row, the Bulls were booed off their home floor following a loss to the Kings on Monday, but new coach Jim Boylen credited his team for playing "one of the better halves of the year in the first half."
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Jim Boylen, who has referenced Popovich several times over the last week, said that he has texted with the San Antonio Spurs coach over the past week and has spoken to him on the phone. "He is a great resource, but he's also a friend and guy I look up to in the business."
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Boylen was asked about reports that players contacted NBPA. He said: "That's great. They have every right to do that. I am not taking personally. Call 'em. I know the rules. So, yeah. No problem. It doesn't deter from that we're going to work and we're going to practice."
Jesse Rogers from ESPN Chicago talks to Buster Olney about the Cubs' expected activity at this week's Winter Meetings.
Bill is joined by Dan Orlovsky of ESPN to analyze the particulars of the Bears' win over the Rams on SNF, including the play of the two young QB's Goff and Trubisky (1:16). Plus, Bill Connelly of SB Nation stops by to discuss the "Big-12-ization" of offense in the NFL, including the possibility of Oklahoma's Kyler Murray ending up playing both baseball and football (26:36).
Windhorst, Young and Pelton discuss Kawhi and Anthony Davis' potential landing spots, Bulls issues, thoughts on the Lakers and much more
Brian Windhorst, Royce Young, Kevin Pelton and Andrew Han discuss what's more likely: Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers or Anthony Davis to the Celtics (3:00), issues with the Chicago Bulls (31:00), thoughts on the Lakers and if a trade for Trevor Ariza could help (42:00) and much more.
Bulls coach Jim Boylen on Monday pushed back on the notion that the entire team did not want to practice Sunday and insisted he had no problem with players' reportedly reaching out to the players association to complain about his coaching tactics.
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David Kaplan and Pat Boyle talk with Bears TE Trey Burton following the big win over the Rams on Sunday Night Football.
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