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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...

Chicago Bulls Media Day Recap, Rose Expects Championship
September 29th, 2014 at 6:41 PM
Media day for the Chicago Bulls came-and-went Monday afternoon at the Bulls’ new practice facility, the Advocate Center, in downtown Chicago. The buzz from the media in attendance reflected the positivity that Bulls management, coaches, and players held in their remarks for the forthcoming 2014-15 season. Starting with general manager Gar...

2014 is a Big, Big Season for Tom Thibodeau
August 9th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
He’s won over 200 games in four seasons (205 to be exact) as Chicago Bulls head coach, he has a .657 winning percentage over that time, and also picked up an NBA Coach of the Year award in 2010-11 when the Bulls won a league best 62 games. Tom Thibodeau’s...

Chicago Bulls: the Backup Center Dynamic
July 24th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah played and started 80 games last season for the Chicago Bulls playing 35.3 minutes a game at a relentless pace. For seven seasons Joakim Noah has poured his heart and soul on to the hardwood; as fierce a competitor the NBA has...

The Bulls Aren’t Trading for Kevin Love, nor Should They
July 23rd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
It’s late July, free agency is on its last legs with only a few signings of significance remaining that could transpire. So naturally, the time to fire up the Kevin Love to the Chicago Bulls rumors couldn’t be more appropriate. To briefly give you a timeline: Love, the disgruntled Minnesota...

Chicago Bulls Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline and Reggie Rose Loses It
February 21st, 2013 at 5:23 PM
The trade deadline has come and gone and we have heard nary a whimper from the Chicago Bulls as far as trades go. The lack of moves isn't very surprising. In the days leading up to the trade deadline as well as throughout the day there have been little to...

Chicago Bulls Place a Carlos Boozer for Andrea Bargnani Trade on the Table
February 15th, 2013 at 6:18 PM
Just over a week ago we reported that the Chicago Bulls were discussing a trade to ship Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson to the Toronto Raptors for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III. It was initially believed that the talks weren't going anywhere and nothing was imminent. According to K.C....

Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors Exploring a Boozer for Bargnani Trade
February 7th, 2013 at 9:06 PM
According to Marc Stein of ESPN and KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors are currently exploring a trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Toronto for former number one overall pick, Andrea Bargnani. The trade talks are currently not active but may be started...

Chicago Bulls “Firmly in Lead” to Sign Free Agent SG Daequan Cook
January 4th, 2013 at 4:33 PM
Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that with ex-Houston Rocket Daequan Cook having cleared waivers, that the Chicago Bulls are "firmly in the lead" to sign him as a free agent. ***PHOTO1*** ***PHOTO2*** ***PHOTO3*** Cook, who was traded to Houston from the Oklahoma City Thunder in the James Harden deal, was waived after the...

Chicago Bulls and Taj Gibson Reach Agreement on Four-year Extension
October 31st, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Mere minutes — well, less than an hour, anyway —  before the 11 PM CST deadline, the Chicago Bulls and Taj Gibson finally agreed on an extension that will keep Gibson in Chicago until the summer of 2017. The contract will pay Gibson $8 million per year, or $32 million total,...

2012-2013 Chicago Bulls Season Preview: My Thibs-dom for a Rose, That Would Smell as Sweet by Another Name…or Something
October 29th, 2012 at 7:58 AM
With the preseason officially over and the regular season less than a week away, it seems appropriate for us Chicago Bulls fans to start looking and preparing ourselves. From the lack of Derrick Rose, to extensions, a new bench, and the always lingering possibility of injury it's definitely going to...

Pacific Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: I Can’t Stand the Lakers
October 25th, 2012 at 6:20 AM
  Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well organized. This...

Southeast Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: Let It Go, Guys, Let It Go
October 24th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well organized. This...

Northwest Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: Mountains to Move
October 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 AM
Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well...

Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 Season Preview: Whither Thibs Goeth, There Also Goeth Many Wins
October 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well...

Bench Mob Vista and Teague Pass Alert, Jr: Chicago Bulls Offseason Grades Part III
October 15th, 2012 at 1:25 PM
This is the final portion of a three part post grading the Chicago Bulls's offseason moves or lack thereof. General format of the grades will include the grade, followed by a brief background, reasoning for the grade, and potential impact it has for the future of the Chicago Bulls. You can find part one here and...

In for a Nikola, in for a Dollar: Chicago Bulls Offseason Grades Part II
October 13th, 2012 at 12:22 PM
This is the second of a three part post grading the Chicago Bulls's offseason moves or lack thereof. General format of the grades will include the grade, followed by a brief background, reasoning for the grade, and potential impact it has for the future of the Chicago Bulls. You can find part one here. There...

State of the Boozer-nion Redux: Chicago Bulls Offseason Grades, Part I
October 10th, 2012 at 1:26 PM
This is the first of a three part post grading the Chicago Bulls's offseason moves or lack thereof. General format of the grades will include the grade, followed by a brief background, reasoning for the grade, and potential impact it has for the future of the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls preseason...

What the Hell Do We Make of the Chicago Bulls This Year?
October 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 AM
If you've read pretty much anything we here at Bulls 101 have written about the Bulls offseason — or if you follow anybody on Twitter who is even remotely associated with the site — odds are you know we are not exactly pleased with what transpired in June and July....

Chicago Bulls Do the Right Thing, Give Tom Thibodeau Four More Years
October 1st, 2012 at 2:02 PM
With training camp finally getting started with Media Day at the Berto Center, the Bulls threw the fans a bone and did what they should have done months ago by agreeing with Tom Thibodeau on a four-year contract extension. ***PHOTO1*** The Bulls picked up Thibodeau's option for the 2012-13 season shortly after...