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Preview: 13-8 Chicago Bulls and 17-5 Portland Trail Blazers
December 12th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Initially, one would think the Portland Trail Blazers are in a class above the Chicago Bulls right now. The Blazers are 17-5, they play in the incredibly difficult Western Conference, and they have Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge – two of the best players at their respective positions in the...

Recap: 11-7 Chicago Bulls Drop Wild Double OT Contest to 14-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 11:18 PM
In a battle between two of the very best the NBA has to offer, the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks provided a wildly entertaining game Tuesday night at the United Center. The Mavs ended up with the 132-129 double overtime victory, in what was an early candidate for game of...

Preview: 11-6 Chicago Bulls Back Home to Take on 13-5 Dallas Mavericks
December 2nd, 2014 at 12:59 PM
It’s a basically common knowledge to this point that the NBA’s Western Conference is a much stronger, deeper conference than its counterpart out East. The Chicago Bulls, with the all-important caveat of being healthy, are among the select few Eastern Conference teams that could probably hang in the fierce West....

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...

Nikola Mirotic not Playing for Spain in World Cup
August 27th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In news that kind of got swept under the rug a bit, one of the sparkling new additions to the Chicago Bulls for this forthcoming season Spanish-Montenegrin Nikola Mirotic, the highest paid European rookie in NBA history, will not be playing in the FIBA World Cup for his naturalized country...

Euroleague Star Nikola Mirotic Isn’t Just a Shooter, but It’s What the Chicago Bulls Need Most
July 17th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
  For those unfamiliar with Nikola Mirotic, he recently signed a contract worth $17 million dollars over three years to play in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls. At 23 years old, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound Serbian-born forward has spent the majority of his amateur and professional basketball careers playing for his...

Chicago Bulls 101, Dallas Mavericks 78: Just When I Think I’m Out…
November 29th, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I'm getting fed up with this team. The Chicago Bulls, fresh off an epic 27-point collapse on Monday, decided to dispense with the collapse and do what they were doing for the first two and a half quarters against the Milwaukee Bucks: beat the crap out of their opponents. I'm getting fed...

In for a Nikola, in for a Dollar: Chicago Bulls Offseason Grades Part II
October 13th, 2012 at 12:22 PM
This is the second of a three part post grading the Chicago Bulls's offseason moves or lack thereof. General format of the grades will include the grade, followed by a brief background, reasoning for the grade, and potential impact it has for the future of the Chicago Bulls. You can find part one here. There...

Chicago Bulls 2011-2012 Player Review: Taj Gibson
June 5th, 2012 at 8:25 PM
I love Taj Gibson. I figured I'd just start with that, get it out there so you all know what you're getting into. Taj is probably my third favorite player on the Bulls, behind only Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Having watched him since he came into the league for the...

Chicago Bulls Host Defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks; Derrick Rose a Game-Time Decision
April 21st, 2012 at 5:12 PM
Three games. Three games is all that's left of this crazy, compressed regular season that has had its fair share of ups (47-15 record) and downs (all those dastardly injuries). The Chicago Bulls are still in the drivers seat for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference, but barring...

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng Selected to All-Star Team
February 9th, 2012 at 7:56 PM
After weeks of lobbying from fans, media, teammates and coaches alike, Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng has been rewarded with a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. This is Deng's first All-Star selection and he has now become the 14th All-Star in franchise history. Deng will be joining Derrick...

NBA Season Off to a Great Start
December 25th, 2011 at 10:15 PM
The NBA is back in rip-roaring fashion. Despite some expected sloppiness and some putrid individual play, Opening Day on Christmas Day has provided some great theater. And there's still one game in progress!  Here are some thoughts on the four games played thus far.  ***PHOTO1*** New York Knicks 106 - Boston Celtics 104 You...

2011-12 NBA Season Preview: Team-by-Team Breakdown, Part 1
December 24th, 2011 at 8:15 AM
OK. Basically, what you see here is my expression of exactly how excited I am for this NBA season. When I was informed that we here at Bulls 101 would be doing a general NBA preview in addition to a Bulls preview, I was ecstatic. Having waited fully six months...

2011-12 NBA Preview: Storylines to Watch
December 23rd, 2011 at 3:19 PM
As this is a Chicago Bulls website, we've naturally spent a lot of time this past week previewing the Bulls. But as we approach the start of the season that almost never was, it's time to take a look at some of the juicy storylines from around the NBA. With...

Chicago Bulls Lose Marquee Matchups Because of NBA Lockout
October 11th, 2011 at 8:58 PM
As most people know by now, the NBA has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. The cancellations wipe out seven games for the Chicago Bulls, with several of those games being pretty high profile matchups. Here's a look at what Bulls fans will miss.  ***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls at Dallas...

EuroBasket 2011 Round Two: France’s Joakim Noah Solid in Victory, Omer Asik Excels in Turkey Loss
September 10th, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Chicago Bulls centers Joakim Noah and Omer Asik took to the court once again for their respective countries Friday in the second round of EuroBasket 2011. Noah's French team faced host Lithuania in front of a raucous crowd, while Asik and Turkey had a pivotal matchup against the Dirk Nowitzki-led...

EuroBasket 2011 Day Three: Lithuania Edges Turkey with Help from Home Crowd, France Takes Care of Germany Behind Tony Parker’s 32 Points
September 2nd, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Another exciting day of EuroBasket 2011 is in the books. While several of the early games were excellent, the later games were the most anticipated of the day. The matchup between France and Germany featured a plethora of NBA players, including Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Chris Kaman and...

Basketball-Reference.com: Derrick Rose Ruled Best Defenses in 2010-11
July 28th, 2011 at 10:24 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 2009, Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference.com developed a way to track how players did against the best and worst defenses in the NBA. He first rates each team defensively using a special formula created by BBR. He then looks at which players performed the best on offense (according to bopOSPM aka Offensive Basketball-on-Paper...

Chicago Bulls Draft Pick Profile: Nikola Mirotic
June 24th, 2011 at 3:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** There were probably many Chicago Bulls fans out there asking "Who is this guy?" when they found out Gar Forman had selected Nikola Mirotic with the 23rd pick in last night's draft. I knew of the 6'10" 225 lb. forward from Montenegro, but I surely didn't know that much...

Dallas Mavericks Win NBA Title
June 12th, 2011 at 10:33 PM
The Dallas Mavericks capped off an improbable run to the title by beating the Miami Heat 105-95 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The win gave them a 4-2 series victory and the franchise's first ever championship. Dirk Nowitzki struggled in the first half and only shot 9-27 overall,...