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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...

Team USA Coasts in 119-76 Win Over Slovenia, Derrick Rose Plays Best World Cup Game Yet
September 9th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
We knew there’d be rust, and that there will be more of it. We were ready for there to be struggles, and we know there will be many more to come. After two years of living hell for Bulls fans, we’ve learned not get too excited or too disappointed; we’ve...

Ray Allen and the Chicago Bulls are Perfect for Each Other, but in an Imperfect Reality
September 7th, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Earlier today, Sam Smith, the decorated and wonderful writer of the official Chicago Bulls blog composed a think piece on future Hall-of-Famer shooting guard Ray Allen who is one of the few notable remaining players without a team, and how the 39-year-old Allen would be an ideal fit in Chicago....

Team USA Advances Past Mexico 86-63. Rose Struggles, Again
September 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
For the first time since their opening game of the FIBA World Cup, Team USA finally started a contest with some energy and resolve. Jumping out to a 13-2 first quarter run effectively shot down any marginal hopes Mexico had of winning. Led by Stephen Curry’s sizzling 20-point performance, including...

Team USA Goes Undefeated in Group Play, Derrick Rose Looking Confident and Healthy
September 4th, 2014 at 3:18 PM
As expected, Team USA ran through the competition in their five games of group play in the FIBA World Cup, finishing a perfect 5-0 after today’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine. Winning every game by at least 20 points and by an average margin of 27 points, Team USA leaves Group...

Rose Struggles on Offense, Team USA Plays the Dominican Republic Today
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Team USA is off to a fast and convincing 3-0 start to their FIBA World Cup. Beside one half of basketball against Turkey, the US has rarely shown lapses or weaknesses. Yesterday, the United States picked up another swift victory against New Zealand, 98-71. The game wasn’t much of a...

Team USA and Derrick Rose Take on Finland in FIBA Group Stage Opener Today
August 30th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Bilbao, Spain – For Team USA, it’s been a noisy summer of 2014. It all began in early July when Derrick Rose arrived in Las Vegas for Team USA training camp in preparation for the FIBA World Cup, and Rose’s play was sparkling, exceptional, glistening. Remember that? Then in the...

It Shouldn’t (And Doesn’t) Matter If Derrick Rose Starts for Team USA
August 28th, 2014 at 2:49 PM
For the umpteenth time: Derrick Rose is playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup to recondition his body to game speed, to get his game legs underneath him and to get his cardiovascular endurance at game level, and use the games as a personal service to his betterment....

Team USA Blows Past Slovenia in Exhibition, Rose Struggles
August 26th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
In their final exhibition before the group stage of the FIBA World Cup gets underway, Team USA won quite easily 101-71 against Slovenia in Gran Carnaria, Spain. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls did not start the contest for Team USA, which coincides with what head coach Mike Krzyzewski stated...

Derrick Rose Anticipating to Play in Exhibition Tonight Against Puerto Rico
August 22nd, 2014 at 11:07 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose caught national media attention this week regarding his Team USA participation and some reported soreness in his surgically repaired left knee (the knee he tore his anterior cruciate ligament two seasons ago). But on Wednesday, Rose dispelled any rumors suggesting his knees were bothering...

Derrick Rose Sits Out Team USA Practices, Unlikely to Start in Exhibition
August 19th, 2014 at 4:34 PM
In today’s addition of apprehensiveness and sensitivity regarding Derrick Rose’s health, Rose has sat out two consecutive Team USA practices at West Point Academy for planned rest given to the Chicago point guard. As NBA.com writer John Schuhmann reports – if Rose felt there were a need to take time...

Revisiting Joakim Noah’s 2013-14 Season and Just How Historic It Was
August 18th, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Before winning the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award, before being named All-NBA First Team, and before Joakim Noah single handedly refused to let the Bulls lose their season after suffering yet another season-long loss of Derrick Rose and Luol Deng was traded away – Joakim Noah was the...

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...

Report: Derrick Rose to Be Starter in Team USA First Exhibition Game
August 15th, 2014 at 3:06 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expected to be the starting point guard in Team USA’s first exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night, preparing for the FIBA World Cup beginning at the end of August. Rose, along with Stephen Curry, James Harden,...

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...

Where’s Derrick Rose Rank Among Point Guards in the NBA?
August 12th, 2014 at 7:13 PM
ESPN’s Nick Friedell wrote an article this afternoon detailing the relationship between Chicago’s Derrick Rose and the Portland Trailblazers young point guard phenom Damian Lillard. Lillard and Rose share much in common – for one, they’re both label mates on Adidas and each have their own signature shoe brand. As well...

There’s No Way Around It, Kirk Hinrich is Gonna Get His Minutes This Season
August 10th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
After doing two separate pieces on the shooting guard or ‘two’ and small forward or ‘three’ positions and who would start for the Bulls this season, one jarring conclusion couldn’t be shaken as a result of the findings in those pieces: Kirk Hinrich is going to play more minutes than...

Team USA Showcase Will Broadcasted Live on ESPN Tonight
August 1st, 2014 at 11:13 AM
To conclude four days of Team USA camp for both the National and Select teams, an intrasquad scrimmage showcase between 20 participants for the Men’s National Team will be broadcasted live tonight 8 p.m. CT on ESPN in Las Vegas. Divided into two teams of ten players each, Team USA White...

Where’s Jimmy Butler Fit in Chicago’s Position-less Lineup?
August 1st, 2014 at 9:28 AM
Jimmy Butler’s a guy who’s been playing out of position his entire NBA career, so it’s fitting to start with a prelude: in today’s NBA a player and his position, in the traditional sense, are growing increasingly less intertwined. A player’s skills are viewed with autonomy apart from the team’s...