Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Valentine believes that now that the Bulls aired out their differences, and the trade deadline has passed, they are in a much better place as a group. "I think it's a lot of unnecessary stuff that we got out of the way," he said. "All the trade rumors and all that stuff. It may not have a big effect, but it kind of does on people. And all that's done. We're cool with who we have, and we're just competing and playing."