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Four Wizards Suspended, Joakim Noah and Paul Pierce Receive $15,000 Fine for Altercation Monday Night
October 8th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
News late Wednesday afternoon from the NBA league office has announced Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls and Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards have each been fined $15,000 for their roles in the Bulls-Wizards first quarter skirmish Monday night. Along with the fines, four Wizards players have also been...

Preseason: Preview of the Chicago Bulls Versus the Detroit Pistons
October 7th, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Tonight’s game in Detroit will mark the first of two back-to-backs this preseason for the Chicago Bulls. Having so little to gain while standing so much to lose, head coach Tom Thibodeau has already announced Joakim Noah will probably not play tonight. As for Derrick Rose, he’ll likely be a...

Chicago Bulls Drop Preseason Opener 81-85 to Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 10:05 PM
If Bulls fans wanted to see Derrick Rose look like his old self at the United Center for the team’s preseason opener Monday night, then they didn’t leave disappointed. In a rather chippy, exuberant game as far as preseason standards go – the Bulls and Rose ended up losing the...

Chicago Bulls Preseason Opener Tonight Against the Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
The Chicago Bulls are indeed one step closer to being fully back as they kick off a three-week preseason schedule at the United Center. After suffering yet another disappointing Bears loss on Sunday and watching two under matched baseball teams play all summer, you can feel Chicago is ready for...

Nikola Mirotic Receiving High Praise from Bulls Players, Coaches
October 3rd, 2014 at 11:20 AM
A player like Nikola Mirotic comes to the NBA with a few unfair stereotypes imposed unto him through European stretch fours of years past. Whether it is every near seven-footer with touch and ability receiving the inevitable comparison to the Michael Jordan of Euro prospects, Dirk Nowitzki, or it is...

Bulls Training Camp News: What Tom Thibodeau Might Do with All That Depth
October 1st, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Today, after their afternoon training camp practice, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was asked what his preference for the regular rotation of players would be, and apparently, Thibs is leaning towards going with nine deep. From Sam Smith of the Chicago Bulls website, here’s what Thibs had to say: ***PHOTO2*** If...

Bulls Training Camp News: the Starting Five, Rookies
September 30th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Yesterday during Chicago Bulls media day head coach Tom Thibodeau addressed the media in his typical serious, all-business manner. But, while there actually were a few smiles cracked and a couple moments of jest from the normally reserved Thibodeau -- he had some interesting comments regarding the Chicago Bulls’ pair...

Chicago Bulls Media Day Recap, Rose Expects Championship
September 29th, 2014 at 6:41 PM
Media day for the Chicago Bulls came-and-went Monday afternoon at the Bulls’ new practice facility, the Advocate Center, in downtown Chicago. The buzz from the media in attendance reflected the positivity that Bulls management, coaches, and players held in their remarks for the forthcoming 2014-15 season. Starting with general manager Gar...

Grading the Offseason of the Chicago Bulls
September 25th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Normally, the exercise of prematurely evaluating draft picks and free agency signings before either have stepped foot on a basketball floor for their new team is an exercise of fruitlessness. It’s pandering to the needs of the instant gratification age and eschewing core principles of good journalism. Having said all...

Chicago Bulls Announce 2014 Training Camp Schedule
September 20th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
If you’re getting the itch for needing some NBA basketball in your life--fret not--you’re not alone. The bad news is that the NBA regular season is still *sighs* over a month away. But the good news is that in the meantime you can satisfy your basketball cravings by checking out...

Report: Taj Gibson Unsatisfied with Reserve Role
September 19th, 2014 at 8:45 AM
Yesterday, CSN Chicago’s Bulls insider Aggrey Sam reported that Taj Gibson, the Chicago Bulls 29-year-old power forward is privately discontent with his current position as a non-starter for the Bulls. Sam promptly details in his report that Gibson has not started as a Bull on a regular basis since his...

Pau Gasol Thrives, Derrick Rose Recovers, and Tom Thibodeau Learns: the Chicago Bulls 2014 World Cup
September 16th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
August and September are months usually reserved for your looniest faux-trade articles, and your zaniest Five Reasons Why X Team Will Win pieces from NBA writers and journalists. The dead period on the NBA calendar year was spared some of those animated pieces of literature this summer and instead were...

Rose Struggles on Offense, Team USA Plays the Dominican Republic Today
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:14 AM
Team USA is off to a fast and convincing 3-0 start to their FIBA World Cup. Beside one half of basketball against Turkey, the US has rarely shown lapses or weaknesses. Yesterday, the United States picked up another swift victory against New Zealand, 98-71. The game wasn’t much of a...

Rose, Thibodeau Represent Chicago as Part of Team USA Tonight on ESPN
August 16th, 2014 at 1:41 PM
Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls will be a part of Team USA’s exhibition game tonight against Team Brazil as part of a warm up for the FIBA World Championship at the end of August in Spain. The game will be televised by ESPN at 8 p.m....

Report: Derrick Rose to Be Starter in Team USA First Exhibition Game
August 15th, 2014 at 3:06 PM
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is expected to be the starting point guard in Team USA’s first exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night, preparing for the FIBA World Cup beginning at the end of August. Rose, along with Stephen Curry, James Harden,...

ESPN NBA Summer Forecast Predicts Chicago Bulls Finish Second in East, Record of 54-28
August 11th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Even before a regular season game has been played in the 2014-15 NBA season, most anybody with a slight knowledge of basketball would tell you the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls are the two best teams in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland and Chicago are the best, and then there’s...

There’s No Way Around It, Kirk Hinrich is Gonna Get His Minutes This Season
August 10th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
After doing two separate pieces on the shooting guard or ‘two’ and small forward or ‘three’ positions and who would start for the Bulls this season, one jarring conclusion couldn’t be shaken as a result of the findings in those pieces: Kirk Hinrich is going to play more minutes than...

2014 is a Big, Big Season for Tom Thibodeau
August 9th, 2014 at 12:43 PM
He’s won over 200 games in four seasons (205 to be exact) as Chicago Bulls head coach, he has a .657 winning percentage over that time, and also picked up an NBA Coach of the Year award in 2010-11 when the Bulls won a league best 62 games. Tom Thibodeau’s...

Two’s a Company at the Three: Who Starts at Small Forward for the Chicago Bulls?
August 8th, 2014 at 7:10 PM
Four-fifths of the Chicago Bulls starting lineup is all but certain and solidified: Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol, and Joakim Noah are a formidable foursome, each bringing distinct abilities forming a well-rounded bunch. Small forward for the Bulls, or the ‘three’ position, is a bit of a toss up,...

Chicago Bulls Draft Pick Doug McDermott Can Shoot and That’s What Matters for Now
August 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
One of the more prominent 2014 NBA Draft night trades was the Chicago Bulls acquisition of Creighton forward and college basketball's fifth all-time leading scorer, Doug McDermott. In exchange for the three time first team All-American and the consensus 2014 National Player of the Year, the Bulls sent the Denver Nuggets...