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Chicago Bulls: Why Tony Snell Needs to Stay in the Rotation
February 16th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
The emergence of Tony Snell has been, shall we say, unexpected? In Chicago’s last four games before the All-Star break, Snell produced 18.5 points per game on nearly 70 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from three-point range. It’s safe to say those shooting numbers likely aren’t sustainable...

Nikola Mirotic Named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month
January 5th, 2015 at 6:47 PM
Chicago Bulls’ rookie forward Nikola Mirotic started for the first game in his career just on Saturday, and now he’s already picking up awards. Although the young Montenegrin predominately serves as Chicago’s de-facto secret weapon off the bench, that didn’t stop him from obtaining NBA Rookie of the Month honors...

Chicago Bulls: the Jimmy Butler Experience
December 28th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Chicago Bulls’ fourth year swingman Jimmy Butler is the buzz of the basketball world. Here’s a guy from Tomball, Texas, with a back-story more remarkable than anything he’ll accomplish as an NBA player. By his own admission, though, Butler does not like to speak on his upbringing. He has no...

Recap: Butler, Mirotic Lead 17-9 Chicago Bulls Past 21-5 Memphis Grizzlies
December 19th, 2014 at 10:39 PM
How great has Jimmy Butler been this season? Butler’s been so great that even in games where Derrick Rose sits out – like tonight, as Rose tends to the flu back home in the Windy City – the Chicago Bulls are still a competent team on offense. Maybe you don’t...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Set to Undergo Arthroscopic Procedure
December 13th, 2014 at 12:33 PM
In a weird, confusing situation, Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott is out for the foreseeable future with no timetable set for return. The team announced basically right after tipoff last night that McDermott will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his ailing right knee that’s caused him to miss the...

Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Early Season Breakdown
November 19th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
In basketball, and all sports really, a small sample size should be taken lightly. This is a basic principle in Stats 101, and is, for the most part, a sound ideology. Chicago Bulls’ rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic are only 11 games deep in their respective NBA careers, but...

Derrick Rose Day-to-Day (Hamstring) as (7-2) Chicago Bulls Host (3-7) Indiana Pacers
November 15th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
At practice on Friday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring during Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night. Thibodeau labeled Rose’s status as day-to-day and also said Rose would not be receiving an MRI for the strain. When...

Recap: (6-2) Chicago Bulls Beat (2-5) Detroit Pistons 102-91 Behind Rose’s 24 Points
November 10th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
For the first time this season, the Chicago Bulls played at full strength, and they sure didn’t disappoint the home crowd. In what was a complete, all around effort, the (6-2) Bulls took care of the (2-5) Detroit Pistons handily by a score of 102-91. Derrick Rose was the star...

Preview: (5-1) Chicago Bulls Versus (2-3) Boston Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Teams the Chicago Bulls have beaten so far this season: the Knicks, Timberwolves, Magic, Bucks, and 76ers. They are all excellent candidates to miss the playoffs, and you could confidently place tonight's opponent, the Boston Celtics, in that same category as well. But aside from the opening night dismantling of...

Recap: Chicago Bulls Improve to 5-1, Defeat Winless Philadelphia 76ers
November 7th, 2014 at 8:41 PM
It was a rotten, ugly basketball game to watch, but a win is a win and now would be an appropriate time to remind you: good teams like the now 5-1 Chicago Bulls are supposed to beat bad teams like the 0-6 Philadelphia 76ers. Coming out of Philly with a...

Chicago Bulls Announce They’ve Exercised Third-Year Option on Tony Snell
October 27th, 2014 at 6:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bulls have announced that the team will pick up Tony Snell’s third-year player option for the 2015-16 season. The 22-year-old Snell is scheduled to make $1,535,800 next year (per Basketball Insiders), and the move by the team to bring Snell back was pretty much expected. For a first-round...

Food for Thought: Ten Things from the Chicago Bulls Preseason
October 26th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
First let us all rejoice over the best thing about the Chicago Bulls preseason: it’s over! We could probably just leave it at that, as that’s all that really needs to be said – but the bosses here at Sports Media wouldn’t be too fond of a profound decision like...

Bulls Waive Solomon Jones, Kim English, and Ben Hansbrough
October 18th, 2014 at 12:06 PM
The Chicago Bulls announced Saturday morning that the team has waived forward Solomon Jones and guards Kim English and Ben Hansbrough. All three players were on contracts in training camp that were non-guaranteed and hold no salary cap bearing on the Bulls. All three players were signed on the same day...

Preseason: Preview of the Chicago Bulls Versus the Detroit Pistons
October 7th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Tonight’s game in Detroit will mark the first of two back-to-backs this preseason for the Chicago Bulls. Having so little to gain while standing so much to lose, head coach Tom Thibodeau has already announced Joakim Noah will probably not play tonight. As for Derrick Rose, he’ll likely be a...

Chicago Bulls Drop Preseason Opener 81-85 to Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 10:05 PM
If Bulls fans wanted to see Derrick Rose look like his old self at the United Center for the team’s preseason opener Monday night, then they didn’t leave disappointed. In a rather chippy, exuberant game as far as preseason standards go – the Bulls and Rose ended up losing the...

Nikola Mirotic Receiving High Praise from Bulls Players, Coaches
October 3rd, 2014 at 11:20 AM
A player like Nikola Mirotic comes to the NBA with a few unfair stereotypes imposed unto him through European stretch fours of years past. Whether it is every near seven-footer with touch and ability receiving the inevitable comparison to the Michael Jordan of Euro prospects, Dirk Nowitzki, or it is...

Update: Taj Gibson OK with Coming Off Bench
September 22nd, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Last week, a CSN Chicago report from Bulls’ insider Aggrey Sam indicated that coming into his sixth season with the Chicago Bulls, power forward Taj Gibson was ‘not thrilled’ with the prospect of not starting this forthcoming season. Over the weekend, Gibson sent one simple tweet to dispel any potential...

Report: Taj Gibson Unsatisfied with Reserve Role
September 19th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
Yesterday, CSN Chicago’s Bulls insider Aggrey Sam reported 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...

Spain Suffers Shocking Loss to France in FIBA World Cup Quarterfinal
September 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
For all the talk of a USA-Spain gold medal game during this World Cup, a game that would have truly tested the supremacy of United States basketball like when Argentina shook the basketball world in 2004. But in most disappointing fashion, Spain was upset by an undermanned France team 65-52...

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...