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Bulls' Defense Led the NBA in Giving Up Drives This Season

Somewhere within the depths of the Mayo Clinic Square Practice Center in Minnesota, Tom Thibodeau sheds a single tear for what once was. According to new data compiled by Ian Levy and Darryl Blackport of Nylon Calculus (via), the Chicago Bulls led the entire NBA in drives allowed to the basket this season with an average of 28.8 per game. At a glance, this is not such a big deal...
Via Blog a Bull
15 hours ago

Thibodeau: 'I enjoyed my time' in Chicago

Former Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau talks about his time in Chicago after taking the head-coaching job with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Why Hassan Whiteside Isn’t a Realistic Option for the Bulls this Summer

Despite his tremendous numbers — and breakout game coming in Chicago last season — Miami Heat big man Hassan Whiteside doesn’t seem like a realistic option for the Bulls this summer in free agency. When you look at the rise of Hassan Whiteside during his time with the Miami Heat, there’s one game you can […] Why Hassan Whiteside Isn’t a Realistic Option for the Bulls...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
1 day ago

WATCH: Scottie Pippen says hello to MJ at Hornets playoff game

Bulls legend Scottie Pippen dropped in on fellow Bulls legend Michael Jordan during the Hornets' playoff game Sunday.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Draft: Is Demetrius Jackson Nate Robinson 2.0?

If the Chicago Bulls are a little fortunate in the 2016 NBA Draft, the can draft a guard in Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson, a 6’1″ point guard that may remind the Bulls of another explosive guard. Remember Nate Robinson, the undersized point guard who helped the 2013 Chicago Bulls go as far as the second round […] 2016 NBA Draft: Is Demetrius Jackson Nate Robinson 2.0? ...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
1 day ago

Interview with Chicago Bulls digital content manager Luka Dukich

Ivan Kwan of Sports Jobs 101 talked to the Bulls digital content manager about some of the details about his job. Although the Bulls season is over, it doesn't mean that the work ends for Chicago. That includes their social media team, who does a good job providing content for the team, especially on game days. In an interview with Sports Jobs 101, a podcast that focuses on sports...
Via Blog a Bull
1 day ago

Tony Snell Paired with Justin Holiday Could Make for Solid Backcourt Bench Duo

Many look at Tony Snell as a bust or a D-League bound player next season. But, if Jimmy Butler is indeed traded for draft picks, pairing Tony Snell and Justin Holiday off the bench could provide some good perimeter defense. The Chicago Bulls will have a huge hole on the wing if they trade away Jimmy Butler for […] Tony Snell Paired with Justin Holiday Could Make for Solid Backcourt...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
2 days ago

WATCH: Seinfeld Top Sports Moments - Bulls

Jerry and George finding out they're going to a Bulls-Knicks game is featured.
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol's advice to brother Pau Gasol: Go play for the Spurs

Pau Gasol is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and if his brother, Marc, were a betting man, he'd guess that his brother ends up in San Antonio:Not only does Marc believe that, though, 
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season whilst being named an All-Star for the sixth time in his career. Gasol’s younger...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler playing in Hollywood a possibility

“We have to explore all options.” These are the words of Chicago Bulls’ Vice President of basketball operations John Paxson. Does this include the possibility of trading away the future of the franchise Jimmy Butler if the right deal comes along? It would have to be a pretty sweet bargain to part with one of the premier players in the league. Nothing is confirmed, but rumors...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah is ‘high priority’ for Bulls in free agency

So much for the Chicago Bulls letting Joakim Noah walk in free agency this summer. The Bulls didn’t look like a team wanting to bring back Noah, now 31 years old. He had already been relegated to a cheerleader role with Pau Gasol manning the middle, so better to cut ties and use the cap space to upgrade somewhere else. Noah seemed ready to leave, too, asking for more playing time...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What free agents should the Chicago Bulls pursue?

On paper, the Chicago Bulls had one of the most talented rosters in the NBA heading into the 2015-2016 season. Now, during the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls are sitting at home watching the games from their couches. What happened? Injuries, a lack of athleticism, terrible defensive schemes, questionable coaching and an offense that never clicked all contributed to the Bulls...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls reporter: Jimmy Butler has 'colossal ego'

We have heard enough information about Jimmy Butler over the past year or so to safely conclude he is not the most well-liked player in the Chicago Bulls’ locker room. And from the sound of it, he doesn’t really care. On Saturday, Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith told Jason McIntyre on FOX Sports Radio that Butler has a “colossal ego” and isolates himself from his teammates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls: What to do in the offseason

Well, a disappointing season has finally ended for the Chicago Bulls. After relatively high expectations at the beginning of the season with the arrival of coach Fred Hoiberg, the Bulls played most of the season at a very flat level and never truly reached their full potential. Despite this fact, now is not a time to solely reflect negatively. The Bulls must focus instead on how...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Ahead For The Chicago Bulls

For the first time since 2009, the Chicago Bulls are out of the playoffs. To say that this season has not met expectations is quite an understatement. The Bulls let go of Tom Thibodeau last offseason, and brought in a fresh new look with former Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. All throughout the Thibodeau era, the Bulls always seemed to have problems with player health and having...
Via The Sports Quotient
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls won’t rule out trading Jimmy Butler

The Chicago Bulls will look to make some significant changes this offseason after they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Is trading away their best player an option? In a press conference on Wednesday, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and GM Gar Forman would not rule out blowing up the team this summer. When asked if they could trade Jimmy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paxson: "We understand changes have to be made"

John Paxson addresses the media about the team's future after the Bulls finished their season with a win over the 76ers. - 4/13
Via CSN Chicago
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls teammate thinks Jimmy Butler receives ‘preferential treatment’

The Chicago Bulls certainly have had a disappointing season that will end with a missed playoff appearance. It also now appears as though they may be at least somewhat divided in the locker room. ESPN’s Chris Broussard said some players feel that Jimmy Butler gets preferential treatment, especially as it related to him not being on a team flight. “Some players, and I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bulls execs told players they could tune out Thibodeau

The Chicago Bulls enjoyed decent success in five seasons under Tom Thibodeau, but the relationship between the former head coach and his players went south in a hurry. The team’s front office apparently did nothing to help that. According to a report from Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, members of the Bulls front office — specifically vice president of basketball operations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: NBA releases awesome video from Bulls record season

Those around the NBA know full well that the Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a single season could end up being tied or broken at some point this week. With wins in their final two regular season games, the Golden State Warriors can best that all-time great season. A win in one of their final two games would tie the Bulls mark. Considered the greatest collection of talent in the...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol believes Bulls are playing for lack of urgency this season

The Chicago Bulls have been on a roller coaster ride of a season, showing glimpses of greatness and plenty of head-scratching performances along the way as well. Star center Paul Gasol believes he knows why a talent-laden team couldn’t reach its full potential — a “lack of urgency” throughout the season. Said lack of urgency wasn’t the only contributing factor though, as...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol and Chicago Bulls look headed for divorce

The Pau Gasol era in Chicago seems finished. Gasol and the Bulls seemed adamant the big man would stick around this summer when asked back near the NBA trade deadline. Since, though, the Bulls have tanked and now Gasol is quite open about his future. And it isn’t pretty for the Bulls. Gasol blasted how the Bulls have responded down the stretch in an interview with ESPN.com...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Loves The Kids And The Jordan Ultra.Fly

The Chicago Bulls have been a disappointment this season, but the lone bright spot all year and the player who gives the team hope for the future is Jimmy Butler. Regarded as one of the league’s most elite two-way players, Butler’s energy on the court and personality off it has made him a lightning rod for both praise and criticism. These feelings only intensified once he inked...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls’ analyst Stacey King calls loud fan “quite annoying”

Chicago Bulls’ analyst Stacey King has long been known for his loud and passionate calls, but he wasn’t impressed with someone else being loud during Sunday’s game in Milwaukee. After reading a promo for the Bulls’ team store, King commented on-air how unimpressed he was with the woman behind him and her repeated yelling of “Let’s go Bulls!” Here’s a transcription...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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