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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...

Chicago Bulls (1-3) Vs Miami Heat (3-1): Backs Against the Wall
May 15th, 2013 at 5:18 PM
The Chicago rolled into Miami a week ago to steal game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  They gave hope to Bulls' fans that they could compete even with a depleted roster.  Fast-forward three games and the Bulls have dug themselves a three-game hole, which LeBron James and the Heat...

Chicago Bulls Endure Embarassing Loss to the Miami Heat, 78-115
May 8th, 2013 at 9:01 PM
A game removed from pulling off the upset in game one, the Chicago Bulls came into game two against the Miami Heat and were utterly embarrassed in a loss 115-78. The loss is the worst playoff loss in the Bulls' franchise history. The game started off close and was a...

Chicago Bulls (1-0) Vs Miami Heat (0-1): Game Two Preview
May 8th, 2013 at 2:56 PM
Nearly 48 hours later and still you have to wonder: How did we get here? The Bulls enter game 2 against the Miami Heat in an ideal position. Regardless of the result tonight they can return home at worst tied in the series after recording one of the most surprising wins...

The Chicago Bulls (1-0) Defeat the Miami Heat (0-1) 93-86 in 93-86 Game One: I Bet You Did not See That Coming
May 6th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Just as everyone expected, the Chicago Bulls came out and handed the first-seeded Miami Heat a 93-86 home loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. And by everyone I mean absolutely no one.  No one gave them a chance (including me).  They were with their starting point guard...

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 Fall as Miami Heat Get Revenge Win 105-93
April 14th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
After having their record 27 game winning streak ended by the Chicago Bulls last month, the Miami Heat came into this game looking for a little payback.  If anything just the fact that the big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh were all playing spoke volumes about...

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...

Bulls 101 Roundtable: End of the Season Awards
April 1st, 2013 at 3:32 PM
The NBA season is rapidly coming to a close with approximately 10 games left for most teams. And you all know what that means: it's almost awards season. Below are the players and executives we here at Bulls 101 believe should win for Most Valuable Player, Coach of the Year,...

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...