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NBA Season Preview: Chicago Bulls

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Chicago Bulls. 2014-15 Record: 50-32 Notable Acquisitions: Bobby Portis (Draft) Notable Departures: None Temperature Check: Despite his success during his five seasons at the helm, Tom Thibodeau's grinding style and deteriorating relationship with the front office led to his dismissal this spring. In...
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Report: Butler not thrilled with Rose’s work ethic

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Jimmy Butler is quietly becoming the face of the franchise, and he reportedly isn’t happy with the former one. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times, a former member of the Bulls said that Butler while considers Rose a friend, the fifth-year pro doesn’t have a lot of respect for Rose’s work ethic. Cowley notes the source also said...
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Chicago Bulls: Hoiberg era off to a good start

Even though it was just a pre-season game and they didn’t look as sharp as they could, the Chicago Bulls gave signs that they are going to be a team to reckon with under new head coach Fred Hoiberg. The Bulls won 105-95 in their preseason opener against the Bucks, and the most surprising statistic to come from the game: the Bulls put up 39 three point attempts. Yes, 39. Under Thibodeau...
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LeBron on Cavs: I will lead this team, but I don’t have to carry it

LeBron James acknowledged that the Cleveland Cavaliers won’t be at full strength at the beginning of the season but insisted the team nevertheless will have enough talent on the floor early on that he won’t have to put the squad entirely on his shoulders. “I will lead this team, but I don’t have to carry it,” James said Wednesday at Cleveland’s shootaround, via ESPN...
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Bulls guard E'twaun Moore rejected by rim on dunk attempt (Video)

Chicago Bulls guard E'twaun Moore embarrassed himself during the second quarter of Tuesday night's NBA preseason game against Boston when his uncontested dunk attempt fell short and he was rejected by the rim. Fortunately, Moore has a few more preseason games to get his timing down. Better to make the mistakes now than in the regular season.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler cannot believe teams game-plan for him

Jimmy Butler has reached a point where he is now one of the better players in the league and a guy opposing defenses need to key on when facing the Chicago Bulls. All that is even surprising to Butler. As someone who was drafted 30th overall out of Marquette, Butler did not do much during...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hoiberg planning to 'home-school' Derrick Rose as he recovers from inury

Derrick Rose is unable to be with the Bulls at the moment, after suffering a fracture to his orbital bone that has left his eyes sensitive to light.Rose is confined to his home, and isn't expected to re-join his team until sometime next week. But new head coach Fred Hoiberg is making the extra effort to ensure Rose gets the information he needs so he doesn't fall behind during his...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scalabrine: If I Didn't I Felt Like Any Minute I'd Be out of the League

Scalabrine won a championship in 2008 with the Boston Celtics, before retiring with the Chicago Bulls after the 2012 season.
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunc'd On Pod: Chicago Bulls Preview with Doug Thonus

Longtime Bulls writer and podcaster Doug Thonus joins Nate Duncan to discuss their hometown team the Chicago Bulls. Topics: The Mike Dunleavy injury, if and how Derrick Rose can get back to star form, whether Jimmy Butler can take another leap, and how Fred Hoiberg should use Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol--plus season predictions. Check Out Basketball Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol had sinus surgery over summer to aid breathing

    “Breathe, breathe in the air. Don’t be afraid to care.” Bulls big man Pau Gasol apparently took the advice from that classic Dark Side of the Moon lyric to heart over the summer. On Wednesday, Gasol revealed to reporters that he underwent nasal surgery this offseason to help aid his breathing. Pau Gasol reveals he had surgery on his sinuses in June to help him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose suffers orbital fracture, will require surgery

    NBA training camps began this week, and Derrick Rose has already suffered his first significant injury of the 2015-2016 season. The Chicago Bulls announced on Tuesday that Rose was struck in the face with an elbow during practice and ended up with a fractured left orbital. He will undergo surgery on Wednesday. No timetable has been given for his return. Rose has not played...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose: ‘I know I’m great’

Derrick Rose was nowhere near his MVP form during the 2014-15 season, yet the Chicago Bulls point guard remains confident in his basketball ability. Per Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score, Rose said a lot of people don’t know he’s great, but that’s not changing how the 26-year-old thinks. Derrick Rose: "I know I’m great. There’s a lot of people that don’t know I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy Out 8-10 Weeks After Back Surgery

The Chicago Bulls announced Friday that forward Mike Dunleavy will be out 8-10 weeks after having back surgery. Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy successfully underwent a low back microdiscectomy procedure earlier today at Rush University Medical Center.  Dunleavy had experienced some occasional back discomfort over the summer which had recently worsened. Conservative measures failed...
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Unveil New Court Design

The Chicago Bulls unveiled their new court design for the 2015-16 season. OFFICIAL: #Bulls unveil new court design — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) September 23, 2015 The iconic bull head logo at center court has increased in size by 75 percent and the image of a basketball that was previously behind the logo has been removed. The “CHICAGO BULLS” text...
Via Diehardsport
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Chicago Bulls new court design

Here’s a look at the new court: and some info from The iconic bull head logo at center court has increased in size by 75 percent and the image of a basketball that was previously behind the logo has been removed. The “CHICAGO BULLS” text on the endlines has been changed to the font used in the official Bulls logo to make the court design more consistent with the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Pau Gasol on a mission

In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Bulls PF Pau Gasol is dominating EuroBasket 2015. He has led Spain to an improbable berth in Sunday’s Final against Lithuania. Without Marc Gasol, without Serge Ibaka, without Jose Calderon or Ricky Rubio, Pau has put his country’s team on his back and carried them to the brink of a third European title in the last six years. In the semi-final...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Big Man Should be on the Trading Block for the Chicago Bulls?

Taj Gibson #22 and Pau Gasol #16 of the Chicago Bulls talk in between play against the Boston Celtics on November 08, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) Most NBA team strive to have as many good big men on their team as possible, but the Chicago Bulls have the dilemma of trying to figure out which might be the odd man out as the...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Gasol and Mirotic leading Spain

There’s not much NBA news to speak of this time of year, but EuroBasket is in full swing. Chicago Bulls big men Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic have led the Spanish National Team into the quarterfinals of the tournament. They’ll face Greece on Tuesday to see who goes to the semis. Up to this point in the tournament, Gasol and Mirotic are #1 and #2 on the team in both points and...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Williams: Players bet $20K on rock, paper, scissors

Former Chicago Bulls guard Jay Williams opened some eyes in a visit with the Brilliant Idiots podcast. He detailed some outrageous activities witnessed during his tenure with the NBA franchise, including rock, paper, scissors games that featured a winner’s pot of $20,000. According to, Williams discussed the dangers young men face when suddenly thrust into a world in which...
Via Sportsnaut
September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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