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Posted on Apr 11
Winners of a season-high seven games in a row and now a season-best 15 games over .500, it’s easy to see why Bulls players are having fun with just three regular season games remaining.
“It’s always fun when you’re playing basketball,” said Bulls guard Jimmy Butler on Friday, prior to his team’s 106-98 win over the Pistons. “But I feel …
Posted on Apr 7
In two seasons with the Bulls from 2010-12, Ronnie Brewer developed a reputation as a hardworking, team-first player with strong defensive abilities who added to the roster’s depth.
Those are some of the main reasons the Bulls on Monday signed Brewer for the remainder of the season.
“We’re excited to have him back,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Brewer. …
Posted on Mar 28
Playing without LaMarcus Aldridge, who had missed seven consecutive games with a low back contusion, the Portland Trail Blazers were starting to struggle.
Though still fifth in the Western Conference standings, Portland had gone 3-8 in its last 11 games and was only a few games from falling outside of the playoff picture.
On Thursday, however, Aldridge returned to record …
Posted on Mar 27
There’s been a buzz lately around the Bulls and the NBA that Taj Gibson should be a strong candidate to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award.
And, indeed, he deserves to be among the leaders, if not the winner.
TNT broadcaster Steve Kerr suggested it during a Bulls national broadcast last month. And Gibson admitted earlier this …
Posted on Mar 26
The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of clinching a spot in the 2014 NBA Playoffs.
And while that moment could happen in the next day or two, don’t expect a great deal of celebration from the Bulls, who see it as another step in a long process.
Though as Taj Gibson admitted, it would be fun to go crazy …
Posted on Mar 25
Kirk Hinrich suffers in silence. But you knew he was suffering.
“I felt like I had a good rhythm on my shot,” Hinrich way saying late Monday night after his third quarter shooting and scoring that was crucial in the Bulls’ 89-77 win over the Indiana Pacers. “I wanted to come out in the second half and be aggressive. Coming …
Posted on Mar 24
Tom Thibodeau is a coach who wants his team playing its best as the postseason approaches.
That’s certainly been the case with Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, who has averaged 15.1 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.29 steals in 41.9 minutes in his last 14 games.
And while Butler has come around offensively, it’s his efforts on the other end …
Posted on Mar 11
Winners in six of seven games at home and 11 of 14 overall, it’s been an impressive run for the Chicago Bulls as the stretch run approaches.
While Joakim Noah has garnered some well-deserved national attention with his play, he’s hardly done it alone. Noah is the first to admit as much, so it came as no surprise when he …
Posted on Mar 10
Coming off a hard fought, emotional overtime victory against the Miami Heat, a challenge for the Bulls will be to sustain the right mentality and come ready for their next opponent, which happens to be a formidable one.
“It’s not easy,” said Joakim Noah as he and his teammates prepared to host the San Antonio Spurs, owners of the league’s …
Posted on Mar 7
All-Star Joakim Noah said in spite of a sprained thumb he feels good and is confident he’ll be able to play through the injury.
“We don’t have to cut into it. No surgery, everything is good. I feel good,” said an upbeat Noah following the team’s Friday morning shootaround.
“It’s just a sprain. He’s fine,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau …