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The Utah Jazz are waiving forward Jeff Green, would he make sense for the Bulls?

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The Utah Jazz are waiving forward Jeff Green, would he make sense for the Bulls?

According to a report from Shams Charania and Tony Jones, the Utah Jazz are waiving small forward Jeff Green. 

Green has played 29 games for the Jazz in the 2019-20 season, starting two contests and overall averaging 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game on 38.5% shooting from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range. Last season, while playing for the Washington Wizards, he averaged 12.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game on 47.5% shooting from the field and 34.7% from the 3-point line. 

Green originally signed with the Jazz on a one-year, $2.6 million deal. While he is on the waiver wire, other teams can pick him up within 48 hours while paying him his existing salary. If Green is not claimed after 48 hours, he has officially cleared waivers and would be able to sign for any amount, as he becomes a standard free agent at that point.

The Bulls have not been connected to Green but do have a need at the small forward spot with Otto Porter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison both out nursing injuries, specifically with Porter's ailment seeming to be a long-term issue.

Green can be a solid defender when locked in and his 7-foot-1 wingspan would come in handy in Chicago's aggressive, trap-heavy defensive system. His 3-point shooting (33.3% for his career from 3-point range) has never been great but he has shown the ability to hit shots in big moments, like when shot 40% from 3-point range over six playoff games with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015-16 postseason or when he aided LeBron James in dragging the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in 2018.

Chicago currently has a full roster with the maximum number of allowed players at 17 (15 standard contracts, 2 Two-Way contracts) so it would take a roster move to make room for Green to join the Bulls. 

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Jim Boylen updates and Bulls miss a chance with no second bubble

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Bulls Talk Podcast: Jim Boylen updates and Bulls miss a chance with no second bubble

Host Jason Goff is joined by Bulls insider K.C. Johnson, and Rob Schaefer as they provide updates on Jim Boylen's status with the Bulls now that the potential of a second NBA Bubble with the teams that didn't make the firstone is seemingly out. The crew discusses what not having a second bubble means for the Bulls and the new front office. Later on, they discuss the play of LeBron James and the Lakers and get into the injury of Ben Simmons and how that may shake up the Eastern Conference playoffs.

(1:10) - Reasons why the NBA and NBA Players aren't moving with a second bubble so far

(10:02) - Jim Boylen updates and what the Bulls new front office may be considering

(24:15) - Who has the brighter future, the Knicks or the Bulls?

(31:50) - What's wrong with the Lakers?

(38:30) - Sixers lose Ben Simmons indefinitely

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NBA, NBPA announce zero positive COVID-19 tests from inside Disney bubble

NBA, NBPA announce zero positive COVID-19 tests from inside Disney bubble

In the first round of testing announced since the NBA began playing official restart games on July 30, there's more good news.

Of the 343 players tested for COVID-19 since the last results were announced on July 29, there remains zero positive tests. This is the third round of testing results made public in a joint statement from the NBA and NBPA, whose strict safety protocols appear to be working. Teams have now been in the so-called "bubble" on the Disney World campus outside Florida for close to a month.

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The statement reiterated that if one positive test occurs, that player will be isolated until he meets all rules established by the two parties to resume play. The 22 teams on the Disney campus traveled with limited parties of 35 people. Players undergo daily testing.

The season is scheduled to conclude in October with the NBA Finals. Commissioner Adam Silver and Michele Roberts, executive director of the players association, long made it clear they badly wanted to crown a 2019-20 champion, even when Silver paused the league in mid-March after Rudy Gobert posted the first positive test. The league and NBPA have drawn rave reviews from around the sporting world for the execution of their plan to this point.

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