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Joakim Noah Recovers from Offseason Knee Surgery
October 4th, 2014 at 1:49 PM
In Chicago, knee surgeries are like quarterbacks in Cleveland: when a new one pops up, you can’t help but think about the scarred memories associated with the last one. Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to remove cartilage from a troublesome right knee in May, which left...

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...

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 Re-Sign Nazr Mohammed for Season 17
September 23rd, 2014 at 9:09 AM
Yesterday, the Chicago Bulls announced that they are re-signing 37-year-old backup center Nazr Mohammed, who has spent nearly half of his life in the NBA. He’s played 16 seasons for eight different NBA teams including Chicago, and since joining the Bulls in 2012 the Chicago native has been noted as...

Update: Taj Gibson OK with Coming Off Bench
September 22nd, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Last week, a CSN Chicago report from Bulls’ insider Aggrey Sam indicated that coming into his sixth season with the Chicago Bulls, power forward Taj Gibson was ‘not thrilled’ with the prospect of not starting this forthcoming season. Over the weekend, Gibson sent one simple tweet to dispel any potential...

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...

Player Profile: Chicago Bulls’ Newest Signee, E’Twaun Moore
September 18th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
E’Twaun Moore may end up being man number thirteen off the Bulls bench, or he may end up working his way into the regular rotation off the bench next season. To this point, he’s started 24 games in his three-year NBA career, and he’s averaged just over 18 minutes a...

East Chicago Native E’Twaun Moore and Bulls Agree to Two-Year Deal
September 16th, 2014 at 2:57 PM
After being reported about a month ago by Orlando Magic insider Mary Stevens, E’Twaun Moore’s representation agency, Priority Sports, tweeted out confirmation that their client had indeed signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls. ***PHOTO1*** Shams Charania of RealGM was the first to report that Moore’s deal is only 50 percent...

Spain Suffers Shocking Loss to France in FIBA World Cup Quarterfinal
September 11th, 2014 at 11:56 AM
For all the talk of a USA-Spain gold medal game during this World Cup, a game that would have truly tested the supremacy of United States basketball like when Argentina shook the basketball world in 2004. But in most disappointing fashion, Spain was upset by an undermanned France team 65-52...

Team USA Coasts in 119-76 Win Over Slovenia, Derrick Rose Plays Best World Cup Game Yet
September 9th, 2014 at 5:07 PM
We knew there’d be rust, and that there will be more of it. We were ready for there to be struggles, and we know there will be many more to come. After two years of living hell for Bulls fans, we’ve learned not get too excited or too disappointed; we’ve...

Luol Deng Indirectly Involved in Atlanta Hawks Organizational Racism, Ownership Ordeal
September 8th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
In the latest twist involving Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson and an alleged self-reported racist email (full text of the email can be found, here) from 2012 citing demographic disparities (essentially: too few rich white folk) in Atlanta Hawks attendance rates and lack of African-American fan spending on team store...

Ray Allen and the Chicago Bulls are Perfect for Each Other, but in an Imperfect Reality
September 7th, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Earlier today, Sam Smith, the decorated and wonderful writer of the official Chicago Bulls blog composed a think piece on future Hall-of-Famer shooting guard Ray Allen who is one of the few notable remaining players without a team, and how the 39-year-old Allen would be an ideal fit in Chicago....

Team USA Advances Past Mexico 86-63. Rose Struggles, Again
September 6th, 2014 at 11:03 AM
For the first time since their opening game of the FIBA World Cup, Team USA finally started a contest with some energy and resolve. Jumping out to a 13-2 first quarter run effectively shot down any marginal hopes Mexico had of winning. Led by Stephen Curry’s sizzling 20-point performance, including...

Team USA Goes Undefeated in Group Play, Derrick Rose Looking Confident and Healthy
September 4th, 2014 at 3:18 PM
As expected, Team USA ran through the competition in their five games of group play in the FIBA World Cup, finishing a perfect 5-0 after today’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine. Winning every game by at least 20 points and by an average margin of 27 points, Team USA leaves Group...

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...

Pau Gasol Leads the World Cup in Scoring and is Leading Spain to Victories
September 2nd, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Spain came into the FIBA World Cup as the host country and the main opposition between the United States and yet another international tournament victory. Therefore, it’s to be expected that Spain sit 3-0 with three convincing group play victories over Iran, Egypt, and Brazil. What may take you by...

Team USA and Derrick Rose Take on Finland in FIBA Group Stage Opener Today
August 30th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Bilbao, Spain – For Team USA, it’s been a noisy summer of 2014. It all began in early July when Derrick Rose arrived in Las Vegas for Team USA training camp in preparation for the FIBA World Cup, and Rose’s play was sparkling, exceptional, glistening. Remember that? Then in the...

New College Shot Charts Available for Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow
August 29th, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Earlier today, the good people at Nylon Calculus unveiled their newest version of shot charts with data available for the 2013-14 college season. Previously, this type of data was difficult to chart, and even more difficult to track. Now, we have information showing us the volume of shots a player...

It Shouldn’t (And Doesn’t) Matter If Derrick Rose Starts for Team USA
August 28th, 2014 at 2:49 PM
For the umpteenth time: Derrick Rose is playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup to recondition his body to game speed, to get his game legs underneath him and to get his cardiovascular endurance at game level, and use the games as a personal service to his betterment....

Nikola Mirotic not Playing for Spain in World Cup
August 27th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
In news that kind of got swept under the rug a bit, one of the sparkling new additions to the Chicago Bulls for this forthcoming season Spanish-Montenegrin Nikola Mirotic, the highest paid European rookie in NBA history, will not be playing in the FIBA World Cup for his naturalized country...