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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....

NBA Released 2014-15 Schedule: Here’s a Look at the Chicago Bulls Notable Games
August 13th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Televised on NBA TV, the NBA announced it’s league schedule tonight – much the to rejoice of all those basketball fans battling the (to steal a baseball term) dog days of August with no basketball. Many of the marquee matchups broke on Twitter prior to being announced on TV, but...

The Latest Installment of a YouTube Video Comparing Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant
August 6th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
It seems people’s obsession over Kobe Bryant emulating Michael Jordan has taken another step towards prolonging the never-ending comparison of the two exceptional talents. At some point, we’re going to have to settle on an agreement that they’re both terrific individual players, but that point probably won’t happen until Twitter...

Headed Out West: the Los Angeles Lakers Claim Carlos Boozer
July 18th, 2014 at 5:19 PM
  After being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls, former All-Star power forward Carlos Boozer is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers. Boozer was placed on amnesty waivers and only teams with available space under the cap are able to bid on for a player on waivers. The Lakers, among a handful...

Chicago Bulls (35-27) at Los Angeles Lakers (32-31) Game Preview: Fighting for the Playoffs
March 10th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
With just under two months and only 20 games left for each of these two teams in the regular season, the playoffs are in clear sight for the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Coming into the home stretch both teams know that every game counts from here on out...

Chicago Bulls (23-16) Vs Los Angeles Lakers (17-23): Dream Within a Dream
January 21st, 2013 at 3:38 PM
The Chicago Bulls get another try to right the ship at home on Martin Luther King Jr Day against the formerly formidable Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers, as I'm sure you know, were one of the favorites in the Western Conference (and by extension, the NBA) when this season started. Now, under...

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 Finally Sign Marquis Teague, Prove They Can’t Even Be Cheap Effectively
August 8th, 2012 at 2:10 AM
All right, straight to the heart of the matter. Last week, Mark Deeks of the excellent ShamSports.com noted that Bulls first-rounder Marquis Teague was the only unsigned first round pick from the 2012 draft. For those of you that don't want to actually read the article, his speculation was that the...

NBA Releases Full 2012-2013 Schedule: Omer Asik Returns to United Center on Christmas Day
July 26th, 2012 at 7:28 PM
All right, the schedule's out. We know when and where the Bulls will be playing this year. Let's face it, though: After the events of this offseason so far, we pretty much know how the season will turn out. The Bulls, behind the genius of Tom Thibodeau, will compete and...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Stars in New NBA 2K13 Promo
June 13th, 2012 at 11:11 AM
I'm not sure whether this will cheer up Chicago Bulls fans, or just make them even more depressed. Injured Bulls superstar Derrick Rose stars alongside Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant in a new promo for NBA 2K13, which will be the newest installment in the critically acclaimed series. Rose is...

Chicago Bulls 2011-2012 Player Review: John Lucas III
May 25th, 2012 at 9:22 AM
Despite the fact that John Lucas III has been on the Chicago Bulls roster since the 2010-2011 season, I really had no idea that he even existed until this year. I'm attributing that mainly to the fact that in that 2010-2011 season, he only played garbage minutes, and by 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...

West Edges East 152-149 in 2012 NBA All-Star Game; Derrick Rose and Luol Deng Quiet
February 27th, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Tom Thibodeau are all no-nonsense guys, so they were a bit out of place at an All-Star Game littered with hijinks and showboating. Naturally, Rose and Deng took a backseat to some of the league's more demonstrative stars in the West's 152-149 victory over the East. Oklahoma...

Bulls 101 Round Table: NBA Midseason Awards
February 20th, 2012 at 12:16 PM
With the Chicago Bulls having reached the halfway point of the season and the All-Star break rapidly approaching, we here at Bulls 101 felt it was time to share our NBA midseason awards picks. Enjoy.  ***PHOTO1*** MVP Brian: LeBron James It's LeBron James and it's not close. The Heat have the best record in...

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 Bullets: All-Star Voting, Injury Update, Frontcourt Struggles
January 12th, 2012 at 9:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bulls are finally enjoying a day off after three games in three nights. The Bulls did win all three of those games to move to 10-2, but some issues have cropped up along the way. Let's check out some news and notes from around the team.  To the...

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...

Report: Derrick Rose’s New Shoe Deal with Adidas May Net Him Close to $250 Million
December 30th, 2011 at 4:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose recently became a very rich man after he signed a new five-year, $94.8 million contract extension. But that pales in comparison to what adidas may pay Rose when he signs his upcoming shoe deal, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.  One industry source insisted to ESPN.com this week...