Adam Fluck Archive
Posted on Oct 9
When the Bulls took the court and opened the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at the United Center, they did so with a different look.
The most significant change, of course, was that Derrick Rose remains on the sideline as he rehabs a torn ACL. With Rose out, Kirk Hinrich started at point guard in his return to …
Posted on Oct 8
Following a week of training camp at the Berto Center, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau moved practice downtown to the United Center on Monday, affording his team the opportunity to spend a few hours on the court where it will open its seven-game preseason schedule on Tuesday.
“We have a long way to go,” said Thibodeau. “We’re building habits and hopefully …
Posted on Oct 1
In a perfect world, Derrick Rose would join his teammates on the Berto Center court when the Bulls hold their first practice of the season on Tuesday.
After all, there were times when he certainly sounded—and looked—ready on Monday, when the Bulls held their annual media day. But the reality is that Rose has a ways to go as he …
Posted on Oct 1
As the Bulls’ annual media day got underway at the Berto Center on Monday, General Manager Gar Forman addressed those in attendance with a few minutes of opening comments.
Forman spoke about his excitement for camp to get started, the return of the team’s core and the progress each of those players made this summer, as well as the team’s …
Posted on Jul 31
Though he’s not large in stature, one shouldn’t discount what the newest member of the Chicago Bulls, Nate Robinson, will bring to the table.
For starters, Robinson has proven he can score off the bench. Through seven professional seasons, he’s averaged 11.2 points while playing just 23.0 minutes per game.
Those who are concerned about his size should look no …
Posted on Jul 24
When the Bulls and Gar Forman entered the offseason, their top priority was to sign a combo guard who could play both the point guard and shooting guard positions, the general manager acknowledged on Tuesday at the Berto Center.
Enter Kirk Hinrich, whose signing with the team became official on Monday.
“Obviously, Kirk is a proven veteran in this league,” …
Posted on Jul 23
Chicago’s Jimmy Butler and Malcolm Thomas were among 13 players selected to receive 2012 NBA Summer League All-Star status. Voting was done by NBA TV and various NBA scouts as the games came to an end this past weekend in Las Vegas.
For Butler, it may have been an early indication that he’s ready to take on a bigger role …
Posted on Jul 2
Dating back to when John Paxson took over as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Bulls in the spring of 2003, the team has placed a premium on drafting players who come from winning collegiate programs.
When Gar Forman was named General Manager six years later, that trend continued. So when the Bulls found themselves on the clock …
Posted on Jun 28
Despite facing a season that will start without Derrick Rose, the Bulls approached the 2012 NBA Draft with the same philosophy as any other year: Select the best player available.
Bulls General Manager Gar Forman did just that on Thursday, and it just so happened that at No. 29, Chicago took a point guard in Kentucky freshman Marquis Teague.
Posted on Jun 28
The Chicago Bulls selected point guard Marquis Teague with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
Teague, a 6-2, 180-pounder who played one season at Kentucky, averaged 10 points and 4.8 assists in 32.6 minutes per game as a freshman.
With Derrick Rose recovering from a torn ACL, finding another guard who will potentially be …