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Chicago Bulls Preseason Opener Tonight Against the Washington Wizards
October 6th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Kicking off a three-week preseason schedule tonight at the United Center against the Washington Wizards, the Chicago Bulls are indeed one step closer to being fully back. After suffering yet another disappointing Bears loss on Sunday and watching two under matched baseball teams play all summer – you can feel...

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...

Bulls Training Camp News: the Starting Five, Rookies
September 30th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Yesterday during Chicago Bulls media day head coach Tom Thibodeau addressed the media in his typical serious, all-business manner. But, while there actually were a few smiles cracked and a couple moments of jest from the normally reserved Thibodeau -- he had some interesting comments regarding the Chicago Bulls’ pair...

Chicago Bulls Media Day Recap, Rose Expects Championship
September 29th, 2014 at 6:41 PM
Media day for the Chicago Bulls came-and-went Monday afternoon at the Bulls’ new practice facility, the Advocate Center, in downtown Chicago. The buzz from the media in attendance reflected the positivity that Bulls management, coaches, and players held in their remarks for the forthcoming 2014-15 season. Starting with general manager Gar...

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...

Derrick Rose Makes $1 Million Dollar Donation to After School Matters
September 24th, 2014 at 9:05 AM
On Tuesday evening, E. Robbie Robinson vice chairman of After School Matters, a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating alternative out-of-school programming for Chicago teens, announced that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose would be making a $1 million dollar donation to the organization at the charity’s annual gala. Rose, an...

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...

Pau Gasol Thrives, Derrick Rose Recovers, and Tom Thibodeau Learns: the Chicago Bulls 2014 World Cup
September 16th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
August and September are months usually reserved for your looniest faux-trade articles, and your zaniest Five Reasons Why X Team Will Win pieces from NBA writers and journalists. The dead period on the NBA calendar year was spared some of those animated pieces of literature this summer and instead were...

Team USA Captures Gold Medal in Spain, Defeats Serbia 129-92
September 14th, 2014 at 4:33 PM
It’s always supposed come easy for Team USA basketball, but nobody thought it’d be this easy, or convincing. Winning all nine of their FIBA World Cup games by at least 20 points mirrors what some would say the greatest basketball team ever assembled-- the Dream Team--did in Barcelona, Spain in...

Team USA Handles Lithuania 96-68, Advances to Gold Medal Game in FIBA World Cup
September 11th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
No, Team USA may not have needed the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Carmelo Anthony to mow down lesser countries en route to the final game of the World Cup. But, you would have had a hard time believing that at the start of this World Cup it...

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...

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...

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...

Rose Dazzles in Team USA Opener, US Takes on Turkey Next in Group Play
August 31st, 2014 at 8:30 AM
It sure didn’t take long for Derrick Rose to make his presence felt at the FIBA World Cup. After one game, Rose certainly looked the part of a former MVP, and when his signature moment of the game occurred – a lightening quick crossover thrusting him right down the gut...

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...

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...

Team USA Blows Past Slovenia in Exhibition, Rose Struggles
August 26th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
In their final exhibition before the group stage of the FIBA World Cup gets underway, Team USA won quite easily 101-71 against Slovenia in Gran Carnaria, Spain. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls did not start the contest for Team USA, which coincides with what head coach Mike Krzyzewski stated...