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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....

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...

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...

Chicago Bulls (5-3) at Los Angeles Clippers (6-2) Preview: Bow Before the Point God
November 17th, 2012 at 3:22 PM
Based on what we've seen from the Chicago Bulls so far this year, expecting them to get manhandled by the Los Angeles Clippers in LA is not unreasonable.  The Clippers are fresh off a beatdown of the Miami Heat in LA on Thursday, a team that we already know is —...

Pacific Division 2012-2013 Season Preview: I Can’t Stand the Lakers
October 25th, 2012 at 6:20 AM
  Hello there! For the second consecutive year, I am putting entirely too much effort into previewing the NBA season. Last year, I tried to cram everything into two parts — three, actually, if you include the preview for just the Bulls — but that was impractical and not particularly well organized. This...

Chicago Bulls #NBARank: Derrick Rose Emerges at 5
September 27th, 2012 at 3:43 PM
ESPN.com is doing its second annual #NBARank, in which they rank every single NBA player. We here at Bulls 101 will be taking a brief look at where each of the Bulls players falls along the way. For previous installments, click here, here, here, here, here, here here and here. Derrick Rose: 5 ***PHOTO1*** Despite an injury filled season that ended in tragedy, Chicago Bulls'...

Chicago Bulls 2011-12 Player Review: Derrick Rose
June 21st, 2012 at 10:07 PM
After a dynamic 2010-11 season that saw Derrick Rose become the youngest NBA MVP ever at age 22, everybody wanted to see what he had in store for an encore. We heard stories about his summer workouts and the talk of a newly refined post game. I don't know about...

New Orleans Hornets Win NBA Draft Lottery; What Does It Mean for the Chicago Bulls?
June 2nd, 2012 at 3:41 PM
After a full 48 hours of conspiracy jokes — admittedly, some of them were mine — and complaining/bitterness from fans of teams who lost out — sorry, Bobcats fans, my condolences — it's time to review the NBA Draft Lottery results. ***PHOTO1*** Obviously, the most important result was the one at the...

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng Named to 2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team
May 23rd, 2012 at 1:23 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls All-Star small forward Luol Deng was named to the 2011-12 NBA All-Defensive Second Team on Wednesday afternoon. It's a well deserved honor for a guy who played a good portion of the season with a torn ligament in his wrist, played the most minutes per game in...

The Saga of the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose
April 30th, 2012 at 9:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** In the blink of an eye, the fortune of the Chicago Bulls franchise changed forever.  It was 2008, and the Bulls had just won the NBA Draft Lottery despite having just a 1.7 percent chance of doing so. The prize for that improbable victory? A chance to draft a silly...

Eastern Conference Playoff Seeding Watch: Final Two Spots Still up in the Air
April 25th, 2012 at 10:13 PM
***PHOTO1*** Heading into Wednesday night's NBA action, the final three spots in the Eastern Conference were still up in the air. That number is now down to two.  The Orlando Magic clinched the sixth seed with a 102-95 victory over the woeful Charlotte Bobcats. The Magic will face the Indiana Pacers...

Chicago Bulls (21-6) at New Orleans Hornets (4-21) Preview: Heading into an Empty Nest
February 8th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
It's been a rather eventful couple months for the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets. There was the whole Chris Paul fiasco, with a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers being vetoed by David Stern for "basketball reasons." The Hornets finally traded Paul to the other Los Angeles team for Eric Gordon,...

Chicago Bulls Take 113 Points Over Milwaukee Bucks’ 90
February 5th, 2012 at 12:12 AM
The Milwaukee Bucks may have been playing on their home floor on Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls, but with all the Bulls fans in attendance, it sure did not feel like it. In a Bradley Center that was about three-quarters Bulls fans, Derrick Rose and Co. put on a...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Named 2012 All-Star Starter
February 2nd, 2012 at 9:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose was named an Eastern Conference starter for the 2012 All-Star game in Orlando. Rose received a total of 1,514, 723 votes, which was third among all NBA players behind Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant.  This is Rose's third straight All-Star selection and the...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Named Finalist for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team
January 16th, 2012 at 11:40 AM
***PHOTO1*** As expected, Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose has been named as a finalist for the 2012 United States Olympic basketball team. Rose is one of 20 guys aiming to make the squad that will be heavy favorites to win a second straight gold medal in this summer's...

Chicago Bulls Week in Review: Starting Strong
January 2nd, 2012 at 2:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** The first week of the NBA season is in the books and the Chicago Bulls are off to an expected strong start. Things started kind of rocky with two lackluster efforts against the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors, but after the disappointing loss to the Warriors, the...

Chicago Bulls Finish West Road Trip on High Note
December 31st, 2011 at 2:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** It was just days ago when some Chicago Bulls fans were panicking after an ugly loss to the Golden State Warriors. The Bulls' offense was struggling after two lethargic performances, and many wondered what had happened to the dominant regular season team of last year.  Those worries were put on...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Wows with Performance Against Chris Paul
December 31st, 2011 at 10:07 AM
Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose tried to downplay his matchup against fellow "Point God" Chris Paul during the media session before Friday night's 114-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.  "It's not a rivalry," Rose said. "Just go out there and play. My biggest thing is winning. I could care less...

The Windy City Assassin: Chicago Bulls 114 – Los Angeles Clippers 101
December 31st, 2011 at 8:06 AM
As Chicago Bulls announcer Stacey King likes to say, "The hype is real Funk. The hype is real." On Friday night in Lob..er Los Angeles, the hype was very real, as Derrick Rose outdueled Chris Paul in an epic showdown of perhaps the best two point guards in the NBA....

Welcome to Lob City: Chicago Bulls (2-1) at Los Angeles Clippers (1-1) Preview
December 30th, 2011 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** One of the biggest storylines coming into the season was how the Los Angeles Clippers - previously the butt of many NBA jokes - had revamped their roster and transformed themselves into a possible contender in the Western Conference. The trade for Chris Paul was obviously the most noteworthy...