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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...

Pau Gasol Leads the World Cup in Scoring and is Leading Spain to Victories
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Spain came into the FIBA World Cup as the host country and the main opposition between the United States and yet another international tournament victory. Therefore, it’s to be expected that Spain sit 3-0 with three convincing group play victories over Iran, Egypt, and Brazil. What may take you by...

New College Shot Charts Available for Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow
August 29th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Earlier today, the good people at Nylon Calculus unveiled their newest version of shot charts with data available for the 2013-14 college season. Previously, this type of data was difficult to chart, and even more difficult to track. Now, we have information showing us the volume of shots a player...

Nikola Mirotic not Playing for Spain in World Cup
August 27th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In news that kind of got swept under the rug a bit, one of the sparkling new additions to the Chicago Bulls for this forthcoming season Spanish-Montenegrin Nikola Mirotic, the highest paid European rookie in NBA history, will not be playing in the FIBA World Cup for his naturalized country...

ESPN Summer Forecast Predicts Derrick Rose Finishes Third in MVP
August 15th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
At the halfway point of ESPN’s NBA Summer Forecast series, ESPN’s panel of expert analysts, beat reports, and writers predicted Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls finishing third in the Most Valuable Player race for the 2014-15 season. One could say it’s suspect to list Rose at the number three...

Chicago Bulls Rookie Doug McDermott Predicted Sixth Best Rookie by ESPN Forecast
August 13th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
After predicting the NBA’s Eastern and Western conference standings yesterday, the NBA on ESPN is continuing its summer forecast of predictions today by unveiling it’s top seven rookies in the 2014 draft class. Chicago Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott landed number six on the list, ahead of Boston Celtics guard...

Two’s a Company at the Three: Who Starts at Small Forward for the Chicago Bulls?
August 8th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Four-fifths of the Chicago Bulls starting lineup is all but certain and solidified: Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah are a formidable foursome, each bringing distinct abilities forming a well-rounded bunch. Small forward for the Bulls, or the ‘three’ position, is a bit of a toss up,...

Chicago Bulls Draft Pick Doug McDermott Can Shoot and That’s What Matters for Now
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
One of the more prominent 2014 NBA Draft night trades was the Chicago Bulls acquisition of Creighton forward and college basketball's fifth all-time leading scorer, Doug McDermott. In exchange for the three time first team All-American and the consensus 2014 National Player of the Year, the Bulls sent the Denver Nuggets...

Sources: Chicago Bulls No Longer in Contention for Kevin Love
July 31st, 2014 at 10:52 AM
Late Wednesday night, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein reported the Chicago Bulls are no longer in pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love. The news isn’t much of a surprise, and was already discussed more at length here at Bulls 101. From the ESPN story linked above – "Those sources...

Adding Shawn Marion to the Chicago Bulls Isn’t Very Practical, but It Would Be Welcomed
July 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Over the past couple of days on the tweeter network-y-thing Bulls fans have pondered up the idea of signing a former local (well, Waukegan and North Chicago are more like suburbs, but they certainly aren’t northern suburbs like Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest, either), Shawn Marion. The Matrix has had...

Bulls Summer League Wrap up: Who Gets a Training Camp Invite?
July 23rd, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Finishing the Las Vegas Summer League 4-1, the Chicago Bulls have plenty of optimistic outlooks to take from Vegas. Although summer league is not an exact science for evaluating or indicator of sustainable basketball playing ability, it is the first time some rookies get their first taste of NBA level...

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...

The Summer League Splash Bros, Chicago Bulls’ Doug McDermott and Tony Snell Receive All-NBA Summer League First Team Honors
July 21st, 2014 at 3:13 PM
  Doug McDermott and Tony Snell of the Chicago Bulls entered Summer League as virtual locks to make the Bulls NBA roster. Although Summer League implies a lax and less-than-stellar basketball environment, it’s equally a showcase for young players fighting for NBA entry and acceptance. McDermott and Snell didn’t face that...