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Bench Unit Led by Gibson and Brooks Guides Chicago Bulls to Easy Victory
October 29th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
All eyes were on Derrick Rose as he played in his first regular season basketball game in a Chicago Bulls uniform since eleven months ago, but it was the Bulls’ second unit that stole the show in Chicago’s 104-80 victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square...

Preview: Season Tipoff Between Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks
October 29th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony made the justifiable choice, and there’s no disrespect (if you ask TajGibson, anyway) between he and the Chicago Bulls. Anthony flirted with the idea of signing with Chicago as a free agent this summer, but ultimately chose to remain in New York...

Chicago Bulls Season Preview and Predictions
October 29th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Chicago Bulls regular season basketball is back in our lives, folks. It’s a fresh new season filled with high hopes and higher aspirations. There’s optimism abound, and it’s time for Bulls101 to drop some infallible predictions. We’ve essentially produced a running preview all summer long – so we’ll spare you every...

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler Contract Extension Talk, Injury News
October 27th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Time is running out for the Chicago Bulls to strike an agreement on a contract extension with fourth-year swingman Jimmy Butler. The extension deadline for first-round picks from the 2011 draft class is Oct. 31, and if the two sides don’t reach a deal, Butler will face restricted free agency...

Food for Thought: Ten Things from the Chicago Bulls Preseason
October 26th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
First let us all rejoice over the best thing about the Chicago Bulls preseason: it’s over! We could probably just leave it at that, as that’s all that really needs to be said – but the bosses here at Sports Media wouldn’t be too fond of a profound decision like...

Preview: Chicago Bulls Take on Minnesota Timberwolves in Final Preseason Game Tonight
October 24th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Seven games and nearly one month of basketball later, the preseason is finally set to end for the Chicago Bulls tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. With all the hubbub surrounding the NBA lately pertaining to experimenting with shortening season length, Spurs point guard Tony Parker probably has the most...

Chicago Bulls: Joakim Noah’s Knee Could Be Issue ‘All Season’
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:13 PM
A of couple days ago, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the left knee of Chicago Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah will be 'an issue all season' for the big man who will turn 30 later this season: “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’...

Preview: Chicago Bulls Will Face LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers for First Time Tonight in Columbus
October 20th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Chicago and Cleveland are the two favorites in the Eastern Conference to win the NBA title, so any time these two teams get to meet, it’s a treat to basketball fans everywhere, no matter the stakes. Tonight, at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers...

Chicago Bulls Defeat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96, Kirk Hinrich Drops 26
October 19th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
Game six of the 2014 Chicago Bulls preseason might as well be remembered as the Kirk Hinrich Game. Hinrich, whose season-high last season was 19 points, exploded for 26 points in a victory against the Charlotte Hornets on 11 of 14 shooting, including a couple of threes. The 101-96 win...

VIDEO: Actor Mark Wahlberg Gives Shoutout to His Pal Jimmy Butler
October 17th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
It appears that Jimmy Butler really is having the greatest preseason in the history of professional basketball. Hitting a game winning three-pointer Thursday night against the Atlanta Hawks as time expired to cap off a sensational 20-point fourth quarter and a 29-point effort altogether usually puts a guy in good...

Jimmy Butler Hits Game Winning Three, Finishes with 29 Points as Bulls Win 85-84
October 16th, 2014 at 9:46 PM
An uncharacteristically bad defensive showing and an all-too-familiar difficulty scoring points resulted in one ugly basketball game in Chicago on Thursday night for the Chicago Bulls. That is, until Jimmy Butler took over in the fourth quarter. The Atlanta Hawks led otherwise convincingly throughout the entire game, but Butler hit...

Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks Preseason Preview
October 16th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls will take on the Atlanta Hawks tonight at the United Center (7 p.m. Central) after collecting their second preseason win a few nights ago. In tonight's game, the Bulls will look to continue the rhythm and comfort they showed against the Denver Nuggets in their 110-point...

Stellar Preseason for Jimmy Butler Continues as Bulls Beat Nuggets by 20
October 14th, 2014 at 8:51 AM
Going into his fourth NBA season – and the last year on his rookie contract – Chicago Bulls two-guard Jimmy Butler sure is playing like a man that deserves a new contract extension. After leading the team in scoring with a cool 21 points on 7-8 shooting, collecting 6 rebounds,...

The Case for the Bulls to Overpay Jimmy Butler, and Why Overpaying is Relative
October 10th, 2014 at 8:48 PM
October 29 marks the regular season opener for the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls season, but just two days later marks the deadline for a large, looming decision for the organization moving forward. The Chicago Bulls have 21 days -from today until October 31 -- to reach a contract extension with fourth-year...

Four Wizards Suspended, Joakim Noah and Paul Pierce Receive $15,000 Fine for Altercation Monday Night
October 8th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
The NBA league office has announced that Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls and Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards have each been fined $15,000 for their roles in the Bulls-Wizards first quarter skirmish Monday night. Along with the fines, four Wizards players have also been suspended one...

Bulls Drop Second Straight, Lose to Pistons 109-111 in OT
October 7th, 2014 at 9:39 PM
In a much more uneventful preseason game than Monday night’s loss to the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls went to Detroit and suffered a 111-109 loss to the Pistons in overtime. The Bulls are now 0-2 for the preseason, and will next play on the road visiting the Milwaukee...

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

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...