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Recap: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Defeat (5-4) Los Angeles Clippers 105-89
November 18th, 2014 at 12:29 AM
A storyline that’s quietly emerging before our eyes this season is that Jimmy Butler has been playing like an All-Star. Butler led a depleted Chicago Bulls team, who were without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, into the Staples Center to defeat the formidable Los Angeles Clippers. It was just another...

Preview: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Head West to Take on (5-3) Los Angeles Clippers
November 17th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
***UPDATE*** Rose is out for tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Back in August, oddsmakers opened the Chicago Bulls at 11/2 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12/1 to win the NBA title. Both teams are within their championship window, and tonight’s game at the Staples Center could be a preview of the finals in June....

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...

Joakim Noah Supports Derrick Rose, Says People Need to ‘Chill’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Joakim Noah is the best. After Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, the Bulls’ All-NBA center and All-NBA personality spoke his mind on the subject of his much maligned teammate, Derrick Rose. In a colorful and expressive post game rant, Noah offered some NSFW food for...

Eastern Conference Showdown: (7-1) Toronto Raptors Host (6-2) Chicago Bulls
November 13th, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Basketball fans, we have ourselves one heck of a game on tap tonight in Toronto. In a nationally televised matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, the Chicago Bulls will travel to what is sure to be a lively Air Canada Centre to face the upstart Toronto Raptors. For...

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...

Chicago Bulls: Joakim Noah’s Knee Could Be Issue ‘All Season’
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:13 PM
A of couple days ago, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the left knee of Chicago Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah will be 'an issue all season' for the big man who will turn 30 later this season: “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...