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Preview: Chicago Bulls (1-0) and Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1), Rose V. James Tonight on ESPN
October 31st, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Derrick Rose and LeBron James have faced off against one another only three times since the 2010-11 Eastern Conference Finals. Two times in the lockout shortened 2011-12 season, and on opening night last year. That’s it. What was once considered a budding rivalry between James and Rose has the opportunity...

Bench Unit Led by Gibson and Brooks Guides Chicago Bulls to Easy Victory
October 29th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
All eyes were on Derrick Rose as he played in his first regular season basketball game in a Chicago Bulls uniform since eleven months ago, but it was the Bulls’ second unit that stole the show in Chicago’s 104-80 victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square...

Preview: Season Tipoff Between Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks
October 29th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony made the justifiable choice, and there’s no disrespect (if you ask TajGibson, anyway) between he and the Chicago Bulls. Anthony flirted with the idea of signing with Chicago as a free agent this summer, but ultimately chose to remain in New York...

Chicago Bulls Season Preview and Predictions
October 29th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Chicago Bulls regular season basketball is back in our lives, folks. It’s a fresh new season filled with high hopes and higher aspirations. There’s optimism abound, and it’s time for Bulls101 to drop some infallible predictions. We’ve essentially produced a running preview all summer long – so we’ll spare you every...

Preview: Chicago Bulls Will Face LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers for First Time Tonight in Columbus
October 20th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Chicago and Cleveland are the two favorites in the Eastern Conference to win the NBA title, so any time these two teams get to meet, it’s a treat to basketball fans everywhere, no matter the stakes. Tonight, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers...

Four Wizards Suspended, Joakim Noah and Paul Pierce Receive $15,000 Fine for Altercation Monday Night
October 8th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
The NBA league office has announced that Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls and Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards have each been fined $15,000 for their roles in the Bulls-Wizards first quarter skirmish Monday night. Along with the fines, four Wizards players have also been suspended one...

Chicago Bulls Announce 2014 Training Camp Schedule
September 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
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...

Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League Holding Open Tryout in Chicago
September 12th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Passing along an announcement made yesterday from NBA league offices, an open tryout for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League will be held this weekend in Chicago, September 14. Here’s the details and information for the event from NBA.com. DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2014. Check-in will begin at 1:00...

Here’s the Statement from Former Bull Luol Deng Responding to GM Ferry’s Racist Comments
September 9th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
This week out of Atlanta much has been made about an email with racist undertones sent from team owner Bruce Levenson in 2012, and following Levenson’s email going public reports of team general manager Danny Ferry repeating insensitive and racial statements about ex-Bulls forward Luol Deng have surfaced. Courtesy of Ira...

Luol Deng Indirectly Involved in Atlanta Hawks Organizational Racism, Ownership Ordeal
September 8th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
In the latest twist involving Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and an alleged self-reported racist email (full text of the email can be found, here) from 2012 citing demographic disparities (essentially: too few rich white folk) in Atlanta Hawks attendance rates and lack of African-American fan spending on team store...

NBA Released 2014-15 Schedule: Here’s a Look at the Chicago Bulls Notable Games
August 13th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Televised on NBA TV, the NBA announced it’s league schedule tonight – much the to rejoice of all those basketball fans battling the (to steal a baseball term) dog days of August with no basketball. Many of the marquee matchups broke on Twitter prior to being announced on TV, but...

Where’s Derrick Rose Rank Among Point Guards in the NBA?
August 12th, 2014 at 7:13 PM
ESPN’s Nick Friedell wrote an article this afternoon detailing the relationship between Chicago’s Derrick Rose and the Portland Trailblazers young point guard phenom Damian Lillard. Lillard and Rose share much in common – for one, they’re both label mates on Adidas and each have their own signature shoe brand. As well...

ESPN NBA Summer Forecast Predicts Chicago Bulls Finish Second in East, Record of 54-28
August 11th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Even before a regular season game has been played in the 2014-15 NBA season, most anybody with a slight knowledge of basketball would tell you the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls are the two best teams in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland and Chicago are the best, and then there’s...

Chicago Bulls Make It Official: Amnesty Carlos Boozer
July 15th, 2014 at 5:43 PM
  Failing to find a trade suitor for the final year of Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million dollar contract, the Bulls have used the amnesty provision to rid themselves of the oft-criticized big man. The news isn’t groundbreaking, and was anticipated. More so, an effect of the July 16 amnesty deadline the Bulls...

Can the Bulls Upgrade at Shooting Guard Through Free Agency? (Probably Not)
July 12th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
The moratorium is over! Doesn’t have the same ring as, ‘The King has returned!’ does it? Now that the King holding the key to unlocking free agency mayhem has made his most defiant of decisions, the rest of the NBA is scrambling, reacting, and the such. LeBron James going back...

Life Without Carmelo: Why the Chicago Bulls Should Move On
July 11th, 2014 at 12:08 PM
It’s not to say that any basketball team with Carmelo Anthony is a bad team. Having Carmelo Anthony as a part of your basketball team instantly makes your basketball team better, by all accounts. His skill-set and scoring ability is that of Hall of Famers and legends of the game....

Chicago Bulls, Carmelo Anthony May Be Perfect Fit and Could Lead to Championship
June 26th, 2014 at 10:46 AM
Since the Tom Thibodeau era began in Chicago, there’s been one major ongoing area of concern, and no -- its not Derrick Rose’s knees. While Rose’s health remains 24/7 – 365 news; the Tom Thibodeau era, even with Derrick Rose has never amounted to much success on the offensive end....

Chicago Bulls Offseason: What’s Happened So Far
July 29th, 2013 at 6:49 PM
It’s been an unsurprisingly slow summer for the Bulls in terms of any major moves.  After coming off an injury riddled season, the Bulls look positioned to be at full strength for opening night of 2013-2014 NBA season (which also happens to be rumored to be opening up against the...

NBA Playoff Odds: Miami Heat Still Lead the Way
May 15th, 2013 at 11:33 AM
The NBA season is moving into its latter stages now, with the regular season having finished a month ago, and the remaining teams now competing in the playoffs for the chance to reach the NBA Final. However although there is barely a month of action left this season, there is...

Quarterly NBA Awards Report: a Bulls 101 Roundtable
December 17th, 2012 at 4:21 PM
As the NBA reaches the quarter-season mark, and with the yearly Christmas extravaganza coming up, the Bulls 101 staff takes a look at the NBA award races: MVP, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year. MVP Avi:...