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Chicago Bulls Announce 2014 Training Camp Schedule

September 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Christopher Terzic

If you’re getting the itch for needing some NBA basketball in your life–fret not–you’re not alone. The bad news is that the NBA regular season is still *sighs* over a month away. But the good news is that in the meantime you can satisfy your basketball cravings by checking out the Chicago Bulls training camp schedule which was released earlier this week.

Training camp will officially open Sept. 30 for the Bulls and will be held at their brand new practice facility the Advocate Center that is on South Wood Street between Monroe and Madison streets in Chicago. Prior to the Advocate Center, the Bulls held practices and training camp in Deerfield at the Berto Center since 1992.

Here’s the official press release from the Bulls website and training camp schedule in its entirety:

In preparation for the 2014-15 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls will start training camp on Monday, Sept. 29 with their annual Media Day event at the Advocate Center. Bulls players, Head Coach Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Gar Forman will be available to the media for interviews and photos.

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Report: Taj Gibson Unsatisfied with Reserve Role

September 19th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
By Christopher Terzic

Yesterday, CSN Chicago’s Bulls insider Aggrey Sam re that Taj Gibson, the Chicago Bulls 29-year-old power forward is privately discontent with his current position as a non-starter for the Bulls. Sam promptly details in his report that Gibson has not started as a Bull on a regular basis since his rookie year, and that Gibson finished in second for the 6th Man of the Year award – an award that many (including Taj himself) felt Gibson should have won last season.

So, the apparent conundrum between Gibson and the Bulls seems obvious (if of course, it is true that Gibson is displeased in his role). Gibson wants to start, but the Bulls value him as a premier player when facing second-units, a role in which Gibson has excelled considerably.

This is where it gets tricky: Gibson feels he’s worthy of a starters role, which is hard to argue given he produced career-highs in nearly every box-score statistical category last season. Also take into account the four-year, $38 million dollar extension that Gibson signed at the beginning of the 2012 season – a reflection of the commitment and investment the Bulls are willing to entrust in Gibson’s significance with the team moving forward.

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Player Profile: Chicago Bulls’ Newest Signee, E’Twaun Moore

September 18th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
By Christopher Terzic

E’Twaun Moore may end up being man number thirteen off the Bulls bench, or he may end up working his way into the regular rotation off the bench next season. To this point, he’s started 24 games in his three-year NBA career, and he’s averaged just over 18 minutes a game in that span.

After appearing in 79 games last season for the Orlando Magic and averaging 6.3 points a game, Moore’s contributions are limited as a scorer and playmaker. Defensively, the 6-foot-4 Moore doesn’t offer much quality other than being capable of guarding either opposing guard position. Although, over 100 possessions he does manage to pick up two steals a game.

Last season, Moore’s player efficiency rating (PER) was 11.1, which suggests he’s correctly viewed as a backup. However, his real plus-minus (RPM) last season was in the bottom ten of the league among point guards at -4.20. A third-string point guard who can also play a little off-guard is who Moore is and what he brings to the table.

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East Chicago Native E’Twaun Moore and Bulls Agree to Two-Year Deal

September 16th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
By Christopher Terzic

After being reported about a month ago by Orlando Magic insider Mary Stevens, E’Twaun Moore’s representation agency, Priority Sports, tweeted out confirmation that their client had indeed signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Shams Charania of RealGM was the first to report that Moore’s deal is only 50 percent guaranteed in the first year.

Although the final numbers for the deal are unclear at the time, it is believed Moore will receive the veteran minimum or slightly above the vet min as the Bulls only can afford that amount on a free agent.

But as for E’Twaun Moore, formerly of the Boston Celtics and most recently the Orlando Magic, he’s a 25-year-old, 6-foot-4 guard with ability to play both the point and shooting guard positions. Moore was considering an offer to play overseas for an Italian professional team, but ultimately decided on becoming the 13th man on Chicago’s roster, all of whom have some portion of guarantee in their contracts.

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Pau Gasol Thrives, Derrick Rose Recovers, and Tom Thibodeau Learns: the Chicago Bulls 2014 World Cup

September 16th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
By Christopher Terzic

August and September are months usually reserved for your looniest faux-trade articles, and your zaniest Five Reasons Why X Team Will Win pieces from NBA writers and journalists. The dead period on the NBA calendar year was spared some of those animated pieces of literature this summer and instead were replaced by actual basketball playing headlines, much to the approval of the basketball enthusiast. So thank you for that, FIBA World Cup.

Chicago Bulls fans, in particular, had quite the vested interest in this year’s whirlwind of games with representatives Pau Gasol (Spain) and Derrick Rose (US) participating for their respective countries. Not to mention Bulls head man Tom Thibodeau, who was an assistant coach for Team USA and is becoming pretty familiarized with the Team USA program.

While some have said that the NBA Summer League generates more interest than the World Cup due to the suspense-less predictability of USA gold medal stewardship, the World Cup is a two-week documentary for those previously disinterested in fine-tuned, ameliorated brands of basketball played by the rest of the world.

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