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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: Led by Rose’s 30 Points, 34-20 Chicago Bulls Defeat 33-22 Cleveland Cavaliers
February 12th, 2015 at 10:25 PM
For as tumultuous a first half of the season as the Chicago Bulls have had, heading into the All-Star break on a four-game win streak and sitting in third place in the Eastern Conference ain’t too bad. Tonight, the Bulls took care of business against the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning convincingly...

Preview: 33-20 Chicago Bulls and 33-21 Cleveland Cavaliers
February 12th, 2015 at 1:27 PM
The NBA has only one game on the docket tonight, but it fortunately happens to be a really good one. The Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers typically demand the attention of the basketball world, and tonight they’re getting our complete and undivided. There are plenty of storylines to a Bulls-Cavs matchup,...

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: 32-20 Chicago Bulls and 18-32 Sacramento Kings
February 10th, 2015 at 2:37 PM
The Sacramento Kings had lost 11 out of 12 games before a DeMarcus Cousins buzzer beater lifted them over the Phoenix Suns a couple of nights ago. Other than that, there hasn't been much to cheer about lately. Nobody is quite sure what is going on with the coaching situation...

Recap: 32-20 Chicago Bulls Escape with Win Over 16-38 Orlando Magic
February 8th, 2015 at 8:06 PM
With the way things have gone for the Chicago Bulls over the past month or so, they’ll take any win they can get. Even the ones that are pretty much handed to them, like tonight’s 98-97 victory over the Orlando Magic. Orlando committed three turnovers in the final 1:14 of...

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...

Preview: 30-20 Chicago Bulls and 27-23 New Orleans Pelicans
February 7th, 2015 at 10:36 AM
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off one of the best wins an NBA team has had all season. Last night, the Pelicans defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that carried playoff magnitude, featured incredible performances and gave perhaps the best finish one could imagine. Anthony Davis, New...

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 –...

Recap: 30-20 Chicago Bulls Lose to 34-15 Houston Rockets
February 4th, 2015 at 10:01 PM
Can’t play much worse than the Chicago Bulls did tonight, especially after having four days of rest and preparation. That time off, which was supposed to do the Bulls wonders, ended up being practically meaningless as the Houston Rockets ran them out of the gym, winning by a score of...

Preview: 30-19 Chicago Bulls and 33-15 Houston Rockets
February 4th, 2015 at 12:24 PM
Gosh, remember the last time the Bulls played the Houston Rockets? Do you remember how awesome it felt when the Bulls defiantly defeated a legit title contender from the Western Conference? We certainly felt awesome. Here’s what we wrote following that win on Jan. 5: “Folks, the Bulls might be in...

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...

Jimmy Butler Named Eastern Conference All-Star
January 29th, 2015 at 5:19 PM
Congratulations to Jimmy Butler! As unforeseen a rise in recent memory has been capped off as Butler has reportedly been named an Eastern Conference All-Star reserve, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. The official announcement comes at 6 p.m. CT, but with the best news breakers...

Preview: 30-17 Chicago Bulls and 12-34 Los Angeles Lakers
January 29th, 2015 at 12:11 PM
The most Bulls thing possible, after coming off an improbable and dramatic victory against the Golden State Warriors on the road, would be to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. For every ridiculously impressive win (Houston, Memphis, Dallas), there’s a mystifying loss (Orlando, Indiana, Utah) to counterbalance. That’s the...