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Nazr Mohammed Reportedly Joining Chicago Bulls; Omer Asik Out?
July 22nd, 2012 at 5:32 PM
So, good news, better news and bad news. The good news is that a Bulls free agent target is actually intending to sign with them. The better news is that the signee is not Darko Milicic, but rather Nazr Mohammed, a veteran center formerly a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The...

Omer Asik Offer Sheet: to Match or not to Match?
July 5th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's been a few days since Chicago Bulls restricted free agent Omer Asik and the Houston Rockets came to terms on a three-year, $25.1 million deal, and I'm still not totally sure what the right call would be here. My initial reaction was "no way in hell do the Bulls...

Houston Rockets to Pursue Chicago Bulls’ Omer Asik?
June 29th, 2012 at 9:40 AM
Before the 2012 NBA Draft, the Houston Rockets did all they could to stockpile picks in order to try and move up high in the lottery. The idea, at least most presumed, was to offer the Orlando Magic a worthwhile package for disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard. However, the Rockets were...

Chicago Bulls 2011-2012 Player Review: Joakim Noah
June 11th, 2012 at 2:38 PM
Oh, Joakim Noah. From your draft day Carrot Top impression to dunking on Paul Pierce in the 2009 playoffs, to everything else you've done since your arrival in Chicago, you've become a fan favorite and something of a modern day Bill Laimbeer: the guy you love if he's on your team...

Omer Asik a Luxury Chicago Bulls May not Be Able to Afford
May 30th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the biggest decisions facing the Chicago Bulls this coming offseason is what to do with backup center Omer Asik. The Turkish big man is a restricted free agent, and thanks to his ability to rebound and defend the rim, he's in line for a significant raise. We all...

Chicago Bulls 2011-2012 Player Review: Omer Asik
May 29th, 2012 at 9:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Bulls first announced that Turkish center Omer Asik would be joining the team for the 2010-2011 season, the news was greeted with a collective shrug and a grunt of "meh." After a free agency period that had already seen "The Decision" and the subsequent forming of...

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Doubtful for Game 4 with Sprained Ankle
May 5th, 2012 at 2:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** As expected, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau announced Saturday that starting center Joakim Noah is "doubtful" with a sprained left ankle for Sunday's crucial Game 4 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Noah gruesomely turned his left ankle as he tried to convert a fast break attempt in the third quarter of the...

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Injures Ankle in Demoralizing Game 3 Loss
May 5th, 2012 at 2:15 AM
***PHOTO1*** When I heard the Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah scream in agony after rolling his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday night's 79-74 loss Game 3 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, I immediately tweeted that the season was over. While that was likely a bit premature as the...

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 Fourth Quarter Grades
April 27th, 2012 at 10:04 AM
The 66-game 2011-12 NBA regular season has rapidly come and gone, and we are now ready for the "real" basketball for start. The Chicago Bulls finished the season tied for the top mark in the league with a 50-16 record, which is pretty remarkable considering all the adversity they faced.  With...

Chicago Bulls’ ‘Bench Mob’ Proves to Be the Difference in Win Over Miami Heat
April 13th, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Going all the way back to last season, we knew the Chicago Bulls had a significant advantage over the Miami Heat when it came to bench play. Nothing has changed in that regard this season, as the Bulls' bench continues to be one of the best in the NBA, while...

2012 NBA All-Star Reserves: One Man’s Opinion
February 9th, 2012 at 7:23 AM
Well, we already know who will be starting in Orlando. Now it's just a question of who is going to back them up. They'll be announced later tonight, so I figured I should throw out who I think should get in now, before we all inevitably get upset at the...

Chicago Bulls May not Need Dwight Howard, but That Should not Halt Trade Talks
February 3rd, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Last week, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard supposedly opened the door for a trade to the Chicago Bulls by telling the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure that he would not mind playing with Derrick Rose. Many people took Howard's comments as him finally putting the Bulls on his "list," and the idea...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Pryzbilla to Make Decision Soon, Thibodeau Earns Coach of Month Honors, Noah Explains His Early Struggles
February 2nd, 2012 at 7:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** Fresh off a 98-82 butt-whooping at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers, the Chicago Bulls will try to get back in the win column on Thursday at perhaps the Mecca of basketball: Madison Square Garden. The Bulls will take on an underachieving Knicks squad that has not really meshed...

Dwight Howard Open to Joining the Chicago Bulls?
January 30th, 2012 at 9:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** For reasons unknown to many, embattled Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has never listed the Chicago Bulls as one of his preferred trade destinations. Considering the Bulls' situation, it did not make much sense. With a superstar point guard in Derrick Rose already in place, it would seem like...

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Needs to Regain Form from Early 2010-11
January 9th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** After finishing the 2009-10 season with a flourish (including a 21 point, 20 rebound game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs), Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was rewarded with a five-year, $60 million contract extension. Noah proceeded to start the 2010-11 season with a bang, averaging 15.6 points and...

Chicago Bulls Still Interested in Dwight Howard?
December 29th, 2011 at 7:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has shown no signs of wanting to come to Chicago. Howard reportedly would only sign a contract extension with the New Jersey Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, or Dallas Mavericks if traded, but that does not mean the Bulls have completely given up on the...

Chicago Bulls Look to Get Going After Rough Offensive Start
December 28th, 2011 at 8:58 PM
The Chicago Bulls came into the 2011-12 season with high expectations, and after a 2-0 preseason against a solid Indiana Pacers squad, many thought they would come out of the gates firing. But the Bulls have struggled in both of their regular season games so far, eeking out a victory...

Report: Chicago Bulls to Go After Dwight Howard
December 10th, 2011 at 10:17 PM
After it was reported late last night that Dwight Howard's agent had permission to talk to only the Lakers, Mavericks and Nets, most people thought the Chicago Bulls were out of the running for the guy they call "Superman." It was written on this very site.  ***PHOTO1*** But according to the Chicago...

Chicago Bulls not in the Running for Dwight Howard?
December 10th, 2011 at 10:45 AM
The idea of Dwight Howad coming to the Chicago Bulls has always been a long shot. Still, with all the assets the Bulls have and the supposed attractive destination that Chicago is, one would think they would at least be in the running for the services of the superstar center.  ***PHOTO1*** Well...

Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah Says He’s Healthy and Ready to Go
December 6th, 2011 at 8:19 AM
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah signed a five-year, $60 million extension before last season started. And at the beginning of the year, he backed up the Bulls' belief in him by playing the best basketball of his career. However, the rest of Noah's season was injury plagued, and he spent the...