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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...

Here’s the Statement from Former Bull Luol Deng Responding to GM Ferry’s Racist Comments
September 9th, 2014 at 9:14 PM
This week out of Atlanta much has been made about an email with racist undertones sent from team owner Bruce Levenson in 2012, and following Levenson’s email going public reports of team general manager Danny Ferry repeating insensitive and racial statements about ex-Bulls forward Luol Deng have surfaced. Courtesy of Ira...

Luol Deng Indirectly Involved in Atlanta Hawks Organizational Racism, Ownership Ordeal
September 8th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
In the latest twist involving Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and an alleged self-reported racist email (full text of the email can be found, here) from 2012 citing demographic disparities (essentially: too few rich white folk) in Atlanta Hawks attendance rates and lack of African-American fan spending on team store...

Revisiting Joakim Noah’s 2013-14 Season and Just How Historic It Was
August 18th, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Before winning the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award, before being named All-NBA First Team, and before Joakim Noah single handedly refused to let the Bulls lose their season after suffering yet another season-long loss of Derrick Rose and Luol Deng was traded away – Joakim Noah was 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...

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...

Luol Deng Shouldn’t Rush Back from Spinal Tap Complications
May 9th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Chicago Bulls small forward, Luol Deng, met with the media Thursday to discuss his recent health issues.  Deng experienced severe flu-like symptoms a week ago before game six of the Nets series.  He went to the ER on the suspicion he may have had Meningitis.  Doctors performed a spinal tap...

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...

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 (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....

Head Coach Tom Thibodeau: Best Head Coach in Eastern Conference?
April 24th, 2013 at 8:23 AM
  ***PHOTO1*** Tom Thibodeau was hired as the 21st head coach in Chicago Bulls history on June 23, 2010. And it’s probably safe to save that general manager Guy Forman is not regretting the hiring decision. After Thibodeau served as assistant under Glen “Doc” Rivers’ leadership, Forman saw a potential head...

Chicago Bulls Tie up Series with 90-82 Win Over the Brooklyn Nets
April 23rd, 2013 at 6:59 AM
The Chicago Bulls were absolutely embarrassed Saturday afternoon on the opening day of the 2013 playoffs.  Monday night they showed exactly the right amount of poise and effort to redeem themselves.  The Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets 90-82 in a tough fought grind out game that has become quite the...

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 (43-37) Vs Washington Wizards (29-52)
April 17th, 2013 at 6:06 PM
After the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, the Bulls returned to the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference as they hold the tie-break from the season series with Hawks. The Chicago Bulls will now finish out the regular season at home against the luckless Washington Wizards...

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...

Chicago Bulls (42-35) at Toronto Raptors (30-48) Game Preview
April 12th, 2013 at 5:34 PM
After a big overtime win against the currently seconded seeded New York Knicks last night at the United Center, the Chicago Bulls once again take the floor tonight to take on the Toronto Raptors for the final time this season. The teams have played two times already this season having...