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Patrick Beverley is apparently a fan of the Bulls hiring assistant Roy Rogers

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Patrick Beverley is apparently a fan of the Bulls hiring assistant Roy Rogers

The Bulls have a need for a veteran and a point guard. Patrick Beverley is a free agent who fills both those needs and just so happens to be from Chicago.

There are plenty of dots that will connect Beverley and the Bulls to one another when free agency begins later this month. For now it's all speculation, but Beverley certainly isn't hiding the fact that he's a fan of the Bulls' most recent move.

Beverley, of course, is referring to the Bulls' hiring of assistant Roy Rogers, who was on Mike D'Antoni's staff in Houston the last three seasons. Beverley played under Rogers (and D'Antoni) in 2016-17, his final year with the Rockets. Rogers obviously made an impression on Beverley, who seems enthused to see Rogers back on the sideline in Chicago.

Will it have an impact on Beverley's free agency? Most likely not. But it also can't hurt in a recruiting pitch to have a well-respected assistant on board.

Also, just 15 hours before tweeting about Rogers, Beverley arrived back in Chicago where he routinely spends his offseasons.

Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

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Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine has had a great and busy offseason. He had some grueling workouts with his father, supported his teammates during NBA Summer League and even took some batting practice with former NL MVP Kris Bryant. But the best part of LaVine’s busy offseason was a very, very cool gift from his parents. 

LaVine’s mom and dad gifted him a 1968 Pontiac LeMans, a rare and very collectible vehicle.

Bulls fans were first exposed to LaVine’s love of classic cars last season when he discussed his infatuation with the stable of classic vehicles owned by Jabari Parker

With his ‘68 Pontiac LeMans now in tow, LaVine is well on his way to amassing his own impressive collection. He has a reputation in league circles for being an extremely hard worker already but there is no doubt that this awesome gift from his parents will serve as a little extra motivation as the 2019-20 season nears. 

Bulls Talk Podcast: Bulls Summer League recap with Ricky O’Donnell

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Bulls Summer League recap with Ricky O’Donnell

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, Mark Schanowski and Kevin Anderson are joined by SB Nation’s Ricky O’Donnell

0:50        Ricky on his Top 11 players from NBA Summer League story and why Coby White was 11th

2:45        Realistic expectations for White next season

3:40        Will Kris Dunn be on opening night roster?

4:55        Mark disagrees with Ricky on where White will be in the rotation

7:10        On Chandler Hutchison and his role

9:50        Could LaVine see minutes at the small forward spot?

11:00     On Daniel Gafford and his summer league performance

15:20     On Bulls 2019-20 win total over/under at 30.5

16:55     Which team in the East can the Bulls overtake and make the playoffs?

22:00     Going over the western conference and which teams have realistic championship potential

                Editor’s note: Kevin stated he thinks Portland has the best healthy backcourt in the NBA right now completely forgetting about Russ and Harden. He regrets the error.

29:30     The short list of contenders in the East

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: