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Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott Early Season Breakdown
November 19th, 2014 at 2:45 PM
In basketball, and all sports really, a small sample size should be taken lightly. This is a basic principle in Stats 101, and is, for the most part, a sound ideology in general as it minimizes overreactions. Chicago Bulls’ rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic are only 11 games deep...

Recap: (8-3) Chicago Bulls Defeat (5-4) Los Angeles Clippers 105-89
November 18th, 2014 at 12:29 AM
A storyline that’s quietly emerging before our eyes this season is that Jimmy Butler has been playing like an All-Star. Butler led a depleted Chicago Bulls team, who were without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, into the Staples Center to defeat the formidable Los Angeles Clippers. It was just another...

Preview: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Head West to Take on (5-3) Los Angeles Clippers
November 17th, 2014 at 1:19 PM
***UPDATE*** Rose is out for tonight. ***PHOTO1*** Back in August, oddsmakers opened the Chicago Bulls at 11/2 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12/1 to win the NBA title. Both teams are within their championship window, and tonight’s game at the Staples Center could be a preview of the finals in June....

Recap: (7-3) Chicago Bulls Fall to (4-7) Indiana Pacers 99-90
November 15th, 2014 at 10:06 PM
One game doesn’t tell the story of a season, but it’d be hard to sell the Chicago Bulls as legitimate title contenders after Saturday night’s 99-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Sure, the Bulls were playing without star point guard Derrick Rose, but the Pacers were missing four of five...

Derrick Rose Day-to-Day (Hamstring) as (7-2) Chicago Bulls Host (3-7) Indiana Pacers
November 15th, 2014 at 9:23 AM
At practice on Friday, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring during Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors Thursday night. Thibodeau labeled Rose’s status as day-to-day and also said Rose would not be receiving an MRI for the strain. When...

Joakim Noah Supports Derrick Rose, Says People Need to ‘Chill’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Joakim Noah is the best. After Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, the Bulls’ All-NBA center and All-NBA personality spoke his mind on the subject of his much maligned teammate, Derrick Rose. In a colorful and expressive post game rant, Noah offered some NSFW food for...

Recap: (7-2) Chicago Bulls Drop (7-2) Toronto Raptors 100-93, Rose Leaves with ‘Minor’ Injury
November 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
***UPDATE*** ***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose went down awkwardly on a drive attempt about midway through the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden the meaning of an otherwise brilliant basketball game was rendered inconsequential. The Bulls did end up with an impressive 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors, but Rose’s status is...

Eastern Conference Showdown: (7-1) Toronto Raptors Host (6-2) Chicago Bulls
November 13th, 2014 at 9:07 AM
Basketball fans, we have ourselves one heck of a game on tap tonight in Toronto. In a nationally televised matchup of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, the Chicago Bulls will travel to what is sure to be a lively Air Canada Centre to face the upstart Toronto Raptors. For...

Recap: (6-2) Chicago Bulls Beat (2-5) Detroit Pistons 102-91 Behind Rose’s 24 Points
November 10th, 2014 at 9:55 PM
For the first time this season, the Chicago Bulls played at full strength, and they sure didn’t disappoint the home crowd. In what was a complete, all around effort, the (6-2) Bulls took care of the (2-5) Detroit Pistons handily by a score of 102-91. Derrick Rose was the star...

Preview: (5-2) Chicago Bulls Host Central Division Rival (2-4) Detroit Pistons
November 10th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
Don’t let the 5-2 record fool you: the Chicago Bulls are not a very good basketball team at the moment. Of course, injuries are a large reason why the Bulls are giving up 104.3 points per game, good for sixth worst in the league. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson,...

Recap: 19-Point Fourth Quarter by Brooks not Enough, Bulls Lose 106-101 to Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Down by 15 points at halftime, the effects of four games in five nights finally looked to have taken its toll on the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls lost to the Boston Celtics 106-101, which put an abrupt halt to Chicago's four game winning streak. The Celtics got clean looks all night...

Preview: (5-1) Chicago Bulls Versus (2-3) Boston Celtics
November 8th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Teams the Chicago Bulls have beaten so far this season: the Knicks, Timberwolves, Magic, Bucks, and 76ers. They are all excellent candidates to miss the playoffs, and you could confidently place tonight's opponent, the Boston Celtics, in that same category as well. But aside from the opening night dismantling of...

Recap: Chicago Bulls Improve to 5-1, Defeat Winless Philadelphia 76ers
November 7th, 2014 at 8:41 PM
It was a rotten, ugly basketball game to watch, but a win is a win and now would be an appropriate time to remind you: good teams like the now 5-1 Chicago Bulls are supposed to beat bad teams like the 0-6 Philadelphia 76ers. Coming out of Philly with a...

Injury Roundup: Chicago Bulls Lack of Transparency Causing Confusion
November 7th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Whether it’s a strategic ploy to throw off their opponents or an annoying string of miscommunication between head coach, training staff, and front office, nobody is really sure what to believe on injury news for the dinged up Chicago Bulls these days. The best advice you could give the Bulls’...

No Rose, No Noah, No Problem as Chicago Bulls Defeat the Orlando Magic 98-90
November 5th, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Make it two consecutive games that there has been a last-minute scratch of Derrick Rose (sprained ankle) from the lineup card. Rose has been a scratch both in Minnesota on Saturday night and on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic, even though the Chicago Bulls slated Derrick Rose to start...

Preview / Injury Report: Chicago Bulls (2-1) Versus Orlando Magic (0-3)
November 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tonight’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic marks the first of four games in five days for the Chicago Bulls. That’s a lot of basketball cramped into not a lot of time, and to make matters worse the Bulls are already fighting the injury bug, but the silver lining is...

Chicago Bulls Escape with 106-105 Win Over Minnesota Timberwolves
November 1st, 2014 at 10:07 PM
Prior to the game, there was confusion as to whether Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson would be available for tonight’s contest. By game time, we learned that Butler would be the only one of the three able to give it a go, and boy, are the Bulls glad...

Cavaliers Edge Bulls 114-108 in OT, Rose Leaves in Fourth Quarter with Sprained Ankle
October 31st, 2014 at 10:21 PM
It sure was an entertaining affair Friday night at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in the overtime victory. Led by LeBron James who finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on 14-30 shooting and Kyrie Irving who had 23 points...

Per Yahoo! Sports, Jimmy Butler Rejects Chicago Bulls’ ‘Final Offer’
October 31st, 2014 at 5:25 PM
Per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Jimmy Butler has rejected the Chicago Bulls' 'final offer' and will enter restricted free agency next summer. The two sides do have until 10:59 p.m. Central before the deadline passes to reach a deal, but it appears unlikely at this hour. The Bulls will retain...

Preview: Chicago Bulls (1-0) and Cleveland Cavaliers (0-1), Rose V. James Tonight on ESPN
October 31st, 2014 at 11:46 AM
Derrick Rose and LeBron James have faced off against one another only three times since the 2010-11 Eastern Conference Finals. Two times in the lockout shortened 2011-12 season, and on opening night last year. That’s it. What was once considered a budding rivalry between James and Rose has the opportunity...