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Bulls fade at Minnesota with Jimmy Butler out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS — It didn't take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they're going to miss Jimmy Butler. With the All-Star and defensive stopper back at home thanks to an injured knee, Wiggins torched the rest of the Bulls' perimeter defense during a dazzling display down the stretch. Wiggins scored six of his 21 points in the final 90 seconds and the...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why are the Chicago Bulls so inconsistent?

Derrick Rose was selected as the first overall draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2008 NBA Draft. Since his rookie year, Rose was deservingly looked at as the leader and star of the team. In his rookie year, he averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds a game. Also, he was a consistent shooter from the field and free throw line and led the team in scoring 18 times....
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls' Butler has strained left knee, no ligament damage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Chicago Bulls are breathing a sigh of relief after an MRI exam revealed that All-Star guard Jimmy Butler has a strained left knee and no ligament damage. Butler was injured Friday night against the Denver Nuggets and needed to be wheeled off the court in the second quarter. Coach Fred Hoiberg says the team initially feared he could be lost for an extended period...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury

DENVER (AP) Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury. Butler was fouled near the basket by the Nuggets' Joffrey Lauvergne and fell awkwardly to the floor with 1:06 remaining in the second quarter. He was examined by medical personnel before getting to his feet and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jimmy Butler taken to locker room in wheel chair

Pau Gasol missed Friday’s game against the Nuggets due to a hand injury. During the second quarter, another important member of the Bulls left with an ailment of his own. While driving to the basket, Jimmy Butler was fouled and landed awkwardly on his lower back/hip area. Prior to making contact with the floor, Butler’s right knee appears to buckle. After being helped to his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: How Bobby Portis can help

The Chicago Bulls have not played poorly lately, but they certainly have not played at a high level either. While they have won games against tough competition such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, they still have not been able to make a substantial run that would solidify them as a strong team. They have shown the ability to beat good teams, but they have not been able to do that with...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol calls out Bulls for selfish play

The Chicago Bulls got back on the right track with a win Wednesday night, but veteran leader Pau Gasol didn’t mince words in interviews before the game, citing a lack of team-first play as the reason they continue to struggle. Sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference at 27-21 and looking sluggish at best with a 16-13 record against teams in that bracket, Gasol hasn’t been a stranger...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Frustration That is the Chicago Bulls

Sports can have a way of testing existing presumptions. It’s easy to be comfortable with the status quo when things are unfolding as planned. But the NBA is a league in constant flux. Not everything follows script and change at both the coaching and player level is inevitable. The Chicago Bulls are a team that has recently navigated a period of considerable change in bringing...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Dunleavy recalled to Bulls from D-League

Mike Dunleavy is finally going to get his chance to play for the Chicago Bulls this year. Since undergoing back surgery in September, he has been in recovery and only recently dubbed himself 100-percent healthy. Now he’s going from Santa Cruz to Chicago to help the ailing Bulls get back on track, per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. The Bulls are in a terrible slump right now, having...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine details how Mark Jackson fired him, and it ain’t pretty

Brian Scalabrine is probably the People’s Hero of the NBA. He played with such determination and a joy even though he wasn’t nearly as talented as some of those he shared the floor with. He’ll also talk basketball tactics with you until the world ends. And he’s a ginger, even better. But after he was fired from his coaching job with the Warriors at the end of the 2013-14...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol calls out Bulls: Selfishness is the problem

There is no doubt the Chicago Bulls are still struggling to find team chemistry. Veteran center Pau Gasol believes selfishness is at the center of the team’s problems in this department, per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Mired in a terrible stretch in which they’ve lost nine of their last 13 games, the Bulls are in scramble mode. A couple of injuries have impacted the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose takes a bow after draining clutch three-pointer

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose seems to be getting his confidence back, and that’s good news for the team. Rose hit a clutch three-pointer late in Monday night’s game against the Jazz with the score tied at 90-90. He then let the crowd at Vivint Smart Home Arena know by taking a bow. They probably didn’t appreciate that gesture. Unfortunately for the Bulls, Gordon...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with the Chicago Bulls?

Watching the Chicago Bulls this season has made me want to rip my hair out. At times, they have looked like one of the best teams in the league who have a chance at making a run in the playoffs. And then there are times where they look like they don’t even care about making the playoffs because of the lack of energy they bring to the court. There’s no doubt that the Bulls have...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fred Hoiberg expects Bulls to make no moves at deadline

The Chicago Bulls were once thought to be potential sellers on the NBA’s trade market. But as the deadline approaches and injuries have mounted, Fred Hoiberg made it clear his team isn’t likely to make any big moves before the deadline. Hoiberg on trade talks:"We’re comfortable with this group.Unless something earth-shattering comes up, I don’t anticipate anything happening...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah hopes to be back with Bulls next season

After undergoing surgery last week to repair his dislocated left shoulder, Joakim Noah’s season is likely over, and he’ll spend the next 4-6 months watching from the sideline. Set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season, Noah’s career with the Chicago Bulls may be over as well. But while speaking with reporters at Tuesday’s practice, Noah expressed his desire...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol: Bulls struggle with concentration, toughness

The Chicago Bulls have been a fairly mediocre team this season — one that seems to go through some sort of regression every time it appears a corner is about to be turned. Pau Gasol attributes that to a lack of focus. After a tough loss to the Miami Heat Monday night, Gasol spoke about how the Bulls are stuck in a pattern that needs to change. “It’s definitely a pattern....
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

If The Bulls Want To Compete In The East, DeMarcus Cousins Needs To Be In Chicago

As the NBA trade deadline approaches, rumors continue to build around the league. One of the more intriguing rumors is that the Sacramento Kings are unhappy with their superstar center, DeMarcus Cousins. Almost halfway through his sixth season in the league, Cousins has been putting up monster numbers. "Boogie" is averaging 26.1 PPG, 11.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, and 1.3 BPG. The big man...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose: ‘I’ve missed too many games’ for All-Star nod

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose finished seventh among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting but isn’t upset about it, insisting he wasn’t deserving of an All-Star Game nod this season. “Nah,” Rose said after Friday’s shootaround, via ESPN. “Nah. Just the year I’ve missed too many games. That was about it. Missed too many games.” After appearing in...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls have explored possibly trading Pau Gasol

    If Bulls big man Pau Gasol thought he would no longer have to sweat out every trade deadline once he left Los Angeles, apparently he thought wrong. According to a report by Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports on Sunday, the team has been “quietly checking into deals” for Gasol. Zilgitt also notes, however, that the five-time All-Star “has a short list of teams he will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

After an eventful Friday, the Bulls know exactly where they stand

On one hand, the Chicago Bulls — like every other non-Cleveland team in the Eastern Conference — are just about impossible to figure out. They were really bad before Christmas. Then they smoked the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road on Christmas Day, and got hot for a little bit. Then they turned around and lost three of four games, the only victory being an overtime escape against...
Via Crossover Chronicles
22 days ago  |  Discuss

How good is Jimmy Butler?

In case you missed it, Jimmy Butler scored 40 points in the second half against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, breaking Michael Jordan's Bulls record for points in a half. Yes, he only scored two points in the first half, but that doesn't take away from how celestially great that second half was. Forty points. In 24 minutes. That's 1.67 points per minute. Let's just take a second...
Via The Sports Quotient
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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