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Chicago Bulls Preseason Opener Tonight Against the Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Kicking off a three-week preseason schedule tonight at the United Center against the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls are indeed one step closer to being fully back. After suffering yet another disappointing Bears loss on Sunday and watching two under matched baseball teams play all summer – you can feel...

Bulls Training Camp News: the Starting Five, Rookies
September 30th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Yesterday during Chicago Bulls media day head coach Tom Thibodeau addressed the media in his typical serious, all-business manner. But, while there actually were a few smiles cracked and a couple moments of jest from the normally reserved Thibodeau -- he had some interesting comments regarding the Chicago Bulls’ pair...

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...

2014 is a Big, Big Season for Tom Thibodeau
August 9th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
He’s won over 200 games in four seasons (205 to be exact) as Chicago Bulls head coach, he has a .657 winning percentage over that time, and also picked up an NBA Coach of the Year award in 2010-11 when the Bulls won a league best 62 games. Tom Thibodeau’s...

Two’s a Company at the Three: Who Starts at Small Forward for the Chicago Bulls?
August 8th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Four-fifths of the Chicago Bulls starting lineup is all but certain and solidified: Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah are a formidable foursome, each bringing distinct abilities forming a well-rounded bunch. Small forward for the Bulls, or the ‘three’ position, is a bit of a toss up,...

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...

Adding Shawn Marion to the Chicago Bulls Isn’t Very Practical, but It Would Be Welcomed
July 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Over the past couple of days on the tweeter network-y-thing Bulls fans have pondered up the idea of signing a former local (well, Waukegan and North Chicago are more like suburbs, but they certainly aren’t northern suburbs like Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest, either), Shawn Marion. The Matrix has had...

The Bulls Aren’t Trading for Kevin Love, nor Should They
July 23rd, 2014 at 7:49 PM
It’s late July, free agency is on its last legs with only a few signings of significance remaining that could transpire. So naturally, the time to fire up the Kevin Love to the Chicago Bulls rumors couldn’t be more appropriate. To briefly give you a timeline: Love, the disgruntled Minnesota...

Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler, Doug McDermott Join USA Select Team Roster
July 22nd, 2014 at 6:09 PM
This summer just keeps getting better and better for Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott as he and third-year swingman Jimmy Butler will be representatives of the Chicago Bulls for the 2014 USA Select Team. Comprised of a roster of 13 players, the two Bulls will be a part of a...

Chicago Bulls Waive Slew of Veterans: Mike James, Lou Amundson, and Ronnie Brewer
July 15th, 2014 at 6:20 PM
  With the waiving of veteran guards Mike James, Ronnie Brewer, and forward Lou Amundson the Chicago Bulls final roster is down to 11 spots. All of the contracts were unguaranteed, and were expected to be waived. Trimming the fat off the salary cap and aiming to narrow down a final core...

Arron Afflalo a Potential Option for Chicago Bulls?
June 24th, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Arron Afflalo is not a constellation prize and he’s not the fallback plan. Plan B doesn’t shoot .46/.43/.82 percent from the field, three, and free throw line while dropping 18 points a game and also bearing the brunt of being the only true scoring option on his team. Afflalo probably...

Fifth Seeded Chicago Bulls Take on First Seeded Miami Heat
May 6th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
As the NBA enters the second round of the 2013 playoffs, tired legs have been a topic of conversation around the league.  Memphis and Oklahoma City only had one day in between their round one closeout games and game one of the second round, and the same is true for...

Chicago Bulls Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Series Preview
May 6th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls found themselves in a first round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets in which a large number of unfortunate circumstances piled up against them making them an underdog team against the fourth seeded Brooklyn Nets. Despite needing to go the distance in the series, the Bulls overcame injuries...

Chicago Bulls Lose to the Brooklyn Nets 91-110: Recap
April 29th, 2013 at 9:13 PM
After winning a thriller in Chicago to go up three games to one, the Chicago Bulls went back to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York looking to eliminate the Brooklyn Nets from the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Bulls efforts proved to be fruitless as they lost to the Brooklyn Nets...

Chicago Bulls (3-1) Vs Brooklyn Nets (1-3) Preview: Cutting the Nets
April 29th, 2013 at 5:21 PM
After an extremely dramatic and close game four victory in triple overtime, the Chicago Bulls look to ride the emotional high and finish off the Brooklyn Nets tonight in Brooklyn. A win tonight would advance the Bulls to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to play the Miami Heat....

Chicago Bulls 89 – Brooklyn Nets 106: Game Grades
April 21st, 2013 at 5:18 AM
The first playoff game between the first round series between Chicago Bulls and Brooklyn Nets got ugly fast as Chicago lost to Brooklyn 89-106. The game was, quite frankly, brutal to watch from the opening moments and progressively got worse over the course of the game to the point where...

Chicago Bulls Vs. Brooklyn Nets Playoff Series Preview
April 20th, 2013 at 5:57 AM
This year's 82 game regular season was a massive roller coaster ride for every team in the league, especially the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls had to deal with the lows of entering the season without superstar Derrick Rose, the uncertainty of his return, the fact that the team looked like...

Chicago Bulls (43-36) Vs Miami Heat (63-16) Preview: the Most Meaningless Heat/Bulls Game in 3 Years
April 14th, 2013 at 5:27 AM
The last time these two teams met a 27-game winning streak was on the line.  The Bulls, who have become adept at breaking long winning streaks, snapped the Heat’s streak back on March 27 in Chicago just before snapping the Knicks 13-game winning streak last Thursday.  However, they’ll have to...

Chicago Bulls (42-34) Vs Toronto Raptors (29-48) Game Preview: Pushing Through the Pain
April 9th, 2013 at 4:18 PM
After a disappointing loss the the Detroit Pistons back on Sunday evening, the Chicago Bulls are set to host the Toronto Raptors in the United Center. With only six games remaining on the Chicago's schedule (including tonight's matchup) this game could have a large effect on the final playoff picture....

Taj Gibson’s Foul on Lebron James Upgraded to a Flagrant Foul
March 30th, 2013 at 9:22 PM
According to a recent article by Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinal, the NBA front office apparently believes Lebron James was "correct" in his assertion that a foul committed by Taj Gibson was actually a flagrant foul. The change was made to a call late in the first quarter...