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Pau Gasol Named Eastern Conference All-Star Starter
January 22nd, 2015 at 6:47 PM
The NBA has announced All-Star game starters for both conferences, and Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls received enough fan votes to be named starting center in the Eastern Conference. ***PHOTO1*** Gasol, 34, is making his fifth career All-Star game appearance, but this will be the first time that he is going...

Recap: 27-16 Chicago Bulls Defeated by 22-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 9:34 PM
Things are broken right now for the Chicago Bulls. After tonight’s embarrassing 108-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Bulls have now lost six of their last eight games overall. Injuries, slumps, bad defense – all valid reasons as to why the Bulls are playing such bad basketball. There’s no...

Preview: 27-15 Chicago Bulls and 21-20 Cleveland Cavaliers
January 19th, 2015 at 12:03 PM
Can anybody say they actually predicted the Chicago Bulls would the No. 4 seed in the East and the Cleveland Cavaliers would be the No. 6 seed halfway through the season? This would have been considered blasphemous in August, but here we are stuck in this bizarre world in January....

Chicago Bulls: the Jimmy Butler Experience
December 28th, 2014 at 5:28 PM
Chicago Bulls’ fourth year swingman Jimmy Butler is the buzz of the basketball world. Here’s a guy from Tomball, Texas, with a back-story more remarkable than anything he’ll accomplish as an NBA player. By his own admission, though, Butler does not like to speak on his upbringing. He has no...

Preview: 11-12 Miami Heat and 14-8 Chicago Bulls
December 14th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
Can you consider the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls rivals anymore? After all, we only got to see a Derrick Rose-LeBron James playoff matchup once during James’ run in Miami as Rose’s fragile knees took two and a half years off the career of the league’s youngest MVP. Miami still...

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...

Cavaliers Edge Bulls 114-108 in OT, Rose Leaves in Fourth Quarter with Sprained Ankle
October 31st, 2014 at 10:21 PM
It sure was an entertaining affair Friday night at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in the overtime victory. Led by LeBron James who finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on 14-30 shooting and Kyrie Irving who had 23 points...

Preview: Chicago Bulls (1-0) and Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1), Rose V. James Tonight on ESPN
October 31st, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Derrick Rose and LeBron James have faced off against one another only three times since the 2010-11 Eastern Conference Finals. Two times in the lockout shortened 2011-12 season, and on opening night last year. That’s it. What was once considered a budding rivalry between James and Rose has the opportunity...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

2014-2015 Chicago Bulls Preseason Schedule Released
August 11th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
From October 6 to October 24 the Chicago Bulls will play an eight-game preseason schedule that features an opening night matchup against the Washington Wizards, who ended the Bulls’ season in the playoffs last year. The marquee (if we’re OK with calling a preseason matchup marquee, mind you) is the...

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...

The Biggest Beneficiary of LeBron Going to Cleveland is Derrick Rose
July 26th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago holds Derrick Rose jokes in contempt; we’re way past being bummed out by them. Social media can chuck it up all they’d like (it’s been going for two years guys, we all laughed some of us cried – let’s move on now) because the memes and witty one-liners go...

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 Make It Official: Amnesty Carlos Boozer
July 15th, 2014 at 5:43 PM
  Failing to find a trade suitor for the final year of Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million dollar contract, the Bulls have used the amnesty provision to rid themselves of the oft-criticized big man. The news isn’t groundbreaking, and was anticipated. More so, an effect of the July 16 amnesty deadline the Bulls...

Can the Bulls Upgrade at Shooting Guard Through Free Agency? (Probably Not)
July 12th, 2014 at 12:32 PM
The moratorium is over! Doesn’t have the same ring as, ‘The King has returned!’ does it? Now that the King holding the key to unlocking free agency mayhem has made his most defiant of decisions, the rest of the NBA is scrambling, reacting, and the such. LeBron James going back...