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Chicago Bulls Announce MRI Confirms Sprained Thumb for Jimmy Butler
October 21st, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Jimmy Butler sustained a thumb injury early in Sunday night's contest against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler left the game shortly after and did not return. The team initially called the injury a sprained thumb and monitored Butler on a day-to-day basis. It also should be noted that Butler did not...

Derrick Rose Goes for 30 Points as Bulls Lose to Cavaliers in Exciting Preseason Affair
October 20th, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Columbus, Ohio got to witness one hell of a preseason game Monday night, that’s for certain. The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of the Chicago Bulls 107-98 in a showcase for two of basketball’s brightest young stars at the point guard position: Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving. Rose, who is still working...

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...

Chicago Bulls Defeat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96, Kirk Hinrich Drops 26
October 19th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
Game six of the 2014 Chicago Bulls preseason might as well be remembered as the Kirk Hinrich Game. Hinrich, whose season-high last season was 19 points, exploded for 26 points in a victory against the Charlotte Hornets on 11 of 14 shooting, including a couple of threes. The 101-96 win...

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...

VIDEO: Actor Mark Wahlberg Gives Shoutout to His Pal Jimmy Butler
October 17th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
It appears that Jimmy Butler really is having the greatest preseason in the history of professional basketball. Hitting a game winning three-pointer Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks as time expired to cap off a sensational 20-point fourth quarter and a 29-point effort altogether usually puts a guy in good...

Jimmy Butler Hits Game Winning Three, Finishes with 29 Points as Bulls Win 85-84
October 16th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
An uncharacteristically bad defensive showing and an all-too-familiar difficulty scoring points resulted in one ugly basketball game in Chicago on Thursday night for the Chicago Bulls. That is, until Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks led otherwise convincingly throughout the entire game, but Butler hit...

Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks Preseason Preview
October 16th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls will take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the United Center (7 p.m. Central) after collecting their second preseason win a few nights ago. In tonight's game, the Bulls will look to continue the rhythm and comfort they showed against the Denver Nuggets in their 110-point...

Stellar Preseason for Jimmy Butler Continues as Bulls Beat Nuggets by 20
October 14th, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Going into his fourth NBA season – and the last year on his rookie contract – Chicago Bulls two-guard Jimmy Butler sure is playing like a man that deserves a new contract extension. After leading the team in scoring with a cool 21 points on 7-8 shooting, collecting 6 rebounds,...

Preseason: Chicago Bulls Take on Denver Nuggets Tonight
October 13th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
After securing their first preseason win Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls are looking to build off their 91-85 victory by cleaning up their effort on the offensive end tonight against the Denver Nuggets. The starters for the Bulls all preformed well in the game against Milwaukee,...

Chicago Bulls Head to Milwaukee to Take on Bucks in Preseason Matchup
October 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Normally, the intro of a game preview or recap here at Bulls101 is reserved for anything relatively new going on with the Chicago Bulls personnel. This time however, the intro will be given to a Chicago native and former Simeon high school standout, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks. If you’re...

The Case for the Bulls to Overpay Jimmy Butler, and Why Overpaying is Relative
October 10th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
October 29 marks the regular season opener for the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls season, but just two days later marks the deadline for a large, looming decision for the organization moving forward. The Chicago Bulls have 21 days -from today until October 31 -- to reach a contract extension with fourth-year...

Ray McDermott or Doug McDermott? Let’s Ask Aaron Brooks
October 10th, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Veteran players train immensely hard over the summer; they don’t have time for obtuse information or any nonsense. Take the case of the new Chicago Bulls backup point guard Aaron Brooks; he literally did not know the name of Bulls’ first-round draft Doug McDermott. No, seriously. It almost seems too unbelievable...

Bulls Drop Second Straight, Lose to Pistons 109-111 in OT
October 7th, 2014 at 9:39 PM
In a much more uneventful preseason game than Monday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls went to Detroit and suffered a 111-109 loss to the Pistons in overtime. The Bulls are now 0-2 for the preseason, and will next play on the road visiting the Milwaukee...

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...

Chicago Bulls Preseason Opener Tonight Against the Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Chicago Bulls are indeed one step closer to being fully back as they kick off a three-week preseason schedule at the United Center. After suffering yet another disappointing Bears loss on Sunday and watching two under matched baseball teams play all summer, you can feel Chicago is ready for...

Joakim Noah Recovers from Offseason Knee Surgery
October 4th, 2014 at 1:49 PM
In Chicago, knee surgeries are like quarterbacks in Cleveland: when a new one pops up, you can’t help but think about the scarred memories associated with the last one. Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to remove cartilage from a troublesome right knee in May, which left...

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...

Bulls Training Camp News: What Tom Thibodeau Might Do with All That Depth
October 1st, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Today, after their afternoon training camp practice, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was asked what his preference for the regular rotation of players would be, and apparently, Thibs is leaning towards going with nine deep. From Sam Smith of the Chicago Bulls website, here’s what Thibs had to say: ***PHOTO2*** If...