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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...

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...

Grading the Offseason of the Chicago Bulls
September 25th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Normally, the exercise of prematurely evaluating draft picks and free agency signings before either have stepped foot on a basketball floor for their new team is an exercise of fruitlessness. It’s pandering to the needs of the instant gratification age and eschewing core principles of good journalism. Having said all...

Chicago Bulls Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed for Season 17
September 23rd, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Yesterday, the Chicago Bulls announced that they are re-signing 37-year-old backup center Nazr Mohammed, who has spent nearly half of his life in the NBA. He’s played 16 seasons for eight different NBA teams including Chicago, and since joining the Bulls in 2012 the Chicago native has been noted as...

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...

Player Profile: Chicago Bulls’ Newest Signee, E’Twaun Moore
September 18th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
E’Twaun Moore may end up being man number thirteen off the Bulls bench, or he may end up working his way into the regular rotation off the bench next season. To this point, he’s started 24 games in his three-year NBA career, and he’s averaged just over 18 minutes a...

East Chicago Native E’Twaun Moore and Bulls Agree to Two-Year Deal
September 16th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
After being reported about a month ago by Orlando Magic insider Mary Stevens, E’Twaun Moore’s representation agency, Priority Sports, tweeted out confirmation that their client had indeed signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. ***PHOTO1*** Shams Charania of RealGM was the first to report that Moore’s deal is only 50 percent...

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...