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Chicago Bulls: Stop Playing Kirk Hinrich So Much
February 17th, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Yesterday, we wrote about Tony Snell with the larger premise being Kirk Hinrich playing too many damn minutes. We explained how Snell – who is bigger, taller, younger and more athletic than Hinrich – is fully capable of guarding pretty much any player Hinrich is typically asked to guard. And...

Chicago Bulls: Why Tony Snell Needs to Stay in the Rotation
February 16th, 2015 at 3:15 PM
The emergence of Tony Snell has been, shall we say, unexpected? In Chicago’s last four games before the All-Star break, Snell produced 18.5 points per game on nearly 70 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from three-point range. It’s safe to say those shooting numbers likely aren’t sustainable...

Bulls at the Break: an Overview of the First 54 Games
February 13th, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Making it to the All-Star break is kind of the de facto midway point during the NBA regular season. Although 35 percent of the schedule remains, the All-Star break, more accurately, signals how close we really are to playoff basketball. Just the thought of playoff basketball is exciting enough, but...

Recap: 33-20 Chicago Bulls Wax 18-33 Sacramento Kings
February 10th, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Wouldn’t you know it, even in a game where the Chicago Bulls thoroughly outplayed the Sacramento Kings, playing just about as well as they possibly could – there’s still something to worry about. We’ll get to that part momentarily, because first: the good stuff. Chicago defeated Sacramento 104-86, winning in just...

Preview: 31-20 Chicago Bulls and 16-37 Orlando Magic
February 8th, 2015 at 12:45 PM
Tonight’s contest against the Orlando Magic marks the second to last time the Chicago Bulls will play on the road in the month of February. Tonight, Chicago wraps up a six-game, two-week long road trip which started on the Pacific Ocean, and now ends on the Atlantic. If Chicago were...

Recap: 31-20 Chicago Bulls Blow Out 27-24 New Orleans Pelicans
February 7th, 2015 at 8:45 PM
Want to know how important Anthony Davis is to the New Orleans Pelicans? Well, the Pelicans, while they certainly did not play great in the first half, were down only nine points at the break. In the second half, however, Anthony Davis did not play after taking a very hard...

Chicago Bulls: Doug McDermott Could Be Heading to the D-League
February 7th, 2015 at 3:01 PM
NBA rookies are a lot like second-string quarterbacks in Chicago – usually, they’re the most popular guy in town. There’s a reason for this, and really it's quite simple: Chicago – as a sports town – prefers the unknown because normally, we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired...

Chicago Bulls: Taj Gibson Trade Rumors
February 5th, 2015 at 2:05 PM
Trade rumors have a funny way of working. Well, perhaps funny isn’t the right word – more like convenient. When the Chicago Bulls were winners of 13 out of 15 games earlier this season, poised to become a real title contender – remember, even Las Vegas thought as much –...

Chicago Bulls: a Month to Remember
February 3rd, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Back on New Year's Day, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Denver Nuggets 106-101, which at the time marked Chicago’s eighth win in nine tries. Subsequently, the Bulls won their next two outings, which meant from Dec. 10, to Jan. 5, Chicago won 13 of 15 basketball games. Unequivocally, the best...

Preview: 30-18 Chicago Bulls and 27-20 Phoenix Suns
January 30th, 2015 at 9:12 AM
What we have here is an interesting matchup between two pretty fun teams. The Phoenix Suns are an extremely young team that’s hungry and fighting for a playoff spot in the vaunted Western Conference. The Chicago Bulls – who by this point you’re probably familiar enough with – but regardless,...

Recap: 30-18 Chicago Bulls Dropped in Double OT to 13-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 30th, 2015 at 1:14 AM
There’s no rational, justifiable, or sane way to explain the Chicago Bulls. They just beat the best team in basketball in an impossibly difficult place to play without two critically important players on Tuesday. So, of course, tonight they drop a double overtime gauntlet of a game to the Los...

Recap: 30-17 Bulls Pull Off Improbable Overtime Win Against 36-7 Golden State Warriors
January 28th, 2015 at 11:25 AM
Wow, where do we even begin? A 113-111 overtime game between two respectable teams usually provides plenty of entertainment, but this particular game was on whole other level. First consider the Chicago Bulls were without two starters in Jimmy Butler (illness) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle). Then cononsider that before tonight, the Golden...

Recap: 29-16 Chicago Bulls Sneak Past 30-14 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 PM
All things considered, beating the Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks on back-to-back nights is extremely impressive. At the very least, it seems as though the Chicago Bulls aren’t broken anymore. Tonight’s 102-98 victory, in the grand scheme of things, can serve as a reminder of how good the Bulls can...

Preview: 28-16 Chicago Bulls and 30-13 Dallas Mavericks
January 23rd, 2015 at 1:45 PM
We’re not here to talk about what happened the last time these two teams played. Enough time has passed, blood pressure levels have dropped, and we can collectively move on, right? Never mind that gritty, irreplaceable veteran leadership provided by Kirk Hinrich resulted in quite possibly the dumbest foul of...

Conflicting Reports on Tom Thibodeau: What’s Going On?
January 21st, 2015 at 4:09 PM
By now, you’re probably well aware of what’s going on in Bulls-land. Things…they’re not so hot. Chicago’s lost six of their last eight games, allowed 100 or more points in five straight, and they’re hurting – missing two key starters in Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy who are both tending...

Looking Back at Our Preseason Predictions
January 20th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
We’ve reached just past the midway point of the Bulls’ season. Thus far, Chicago’s probably classified under the ‘good-but-not-great’ category within the greater NBA landscape. They’ve picked up marquee wins against Portland, Houston, Memphis, and Toronto twice. But they’ve also lost head-scratchers to Orlando, Utah, and Boston. More disconcerting, however: Chicago...

Preview: 26-14 Chicago Bulls and 13-24 Boston Celtics
January 16th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
Believe it or not, tonight marks the midway point of the regular season for the Chicago Bulls. 50 percent of the way home – game No. 41. We’ve already experienced some pretty high highs – think back to the seven-game win streak in mid-December – and rifts like the current...

Recap: 26-14 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 27-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
What an impressive set of back-to-back wins for the Washington Wizards. After taking care of the San Antonio Spurs last night, the Wizards walked into Chicago and picked up a convincing 105-99 victory. Washington’s now won five of their last six; meanwhile Chicago’s now lost four of their last five. Chicago’s...

Preview: 26-13 Chicago Bulls and 26-12 Washington Wizards
January 14th, 2015 at 1:28 PM
At this point, would anyone take exception to the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards being considered rivals? If anything, Bulls-Wizards being a rivalry makes a lot more sense than, say, Bulls-Cavaliers. Chicago’s rivals during the Jordan era (Detroit, New York, Boston) have combined to win 32 games this season, so...

Recap: 26-13 Chicago Bulls Dropped by 14-27 Orlando Magic
January 12th, 2015 at 10:05 PM
The Orlando Magic entered tonight’s contest against the Chicago Bulls as the third-worst offensive team in basketball. They were also missing two of their top four scorers due to injury – Tobias Harris and Evan Fournier – but that didn’t deter the Magic from scoring a season-best 121 points in...