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Feb 22

Here comes Joakim back to play Wednesday, and here comes the Miami Heat Thursday to the United Center, as the unofficial post All-Star break stretch drive begins Tuesday in the NBA. If the playoffs started today, it would be Bulls and–uh oh–Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks?

Yes, the much anticipated and too much discussed trade finally is expected to be finalized Tuesday …

Feb 6

Last season, among the big games the Bulls played were the so-called audition/examination games, when Chicago faced potential future Bulls like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, David Lee and Carlos Boozer.

As an aside, by the way, I had a long conversation with a veteran Warriors executive before Saturday’s Bulls loss in Oakland, and he wanted to …

Jan 19

It turns out Carmelo Anthony is not as dumb and greedy as we were led to believe.

No, he’s not going to the New Jersey Nets in a trade, which Nets owner and oligarch (I love covering oligarchs) Mikhail Prokhorov announced Wednesday after arriving back in the U.S. Prokhorov said that the trade talks had become a distraction–apparently denying the …

Nov 9

The Bulls on Monday with Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, but without Carlos Boozer, defeated the Denver Nuggets at the United Center 94-92.

So let’s consider a hypothetical or three…

Say the Bulls traded Joakim Noah, as the Nuggets most prefer, for Anthony, who led Denver with 32 points, though just six in the fourth quarter?

I say the Nuggets …

Oct 8

Given he spent his first seven professional seasons with the Bulls, you can excuse for Kirk Hinrich for being a tad bit uncomfortable in his return to the United Center on Friday.

“A little weird,” said Hinrich of being back as a member of the Washington Wizards. “It was weird the first time I put on this uniform too, but …

Oct 8

The Bulls are home Friday for the first time in the preseason, though I suspect there’s a bit more interest for now in who is visiting the Bulls than who is playing for them.

There was a lot of excitement until the Carlos Boozer injury, but with Boozer, Ronnie Brewer and C.J. Watson out in Thursday’s loss in Dallas, it’s …

Oct 3

It wasn’t all bad news for the Bulls on Sunday.

While the team learned that free agent power forward Carlos Boozer would be lost with a fractured right hand, league sources confirmed the Bulls have come to an agreement with Joakim Noah on a contract extension.

Sources said the deal is for five years and is worth about $60 …

Sep 22

Joakim Noah gets it. Rumors in sports are inevitable and more often than not just that—unfounded speculation. So when he was asked for his thoughts on being included in recent reports surrounding a possible deal for Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, he spoke from the heart while remaining politically correct.

“It’s part of the business,” said Noah. “I think it’s …

Sep 9

Anything to the story about Carmelo having the Bulls on his trade wish list?

— John Jenkins

Well, here we go again. Me, too. I was getting ready to restart my Ask Sam feature once the USA team concluded. But here we go again with the NBA’s newest distraction: Which superstar is planning to leave his team next?

It’s been …

Jul 23

The Bulls late Thursday filled out their front court rotation by agreeing to a one year deal with veteran center/forward Kurt Thomas, NBA sources confirmed.

Thomas joins Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Omer Asik in what should be a solid five-man interior rotation.

Thomas agreed to a deal for slightly more than the veterans’ minimum, which means the …

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