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Nov 22

You might say Saturday’s Bulls’ 112-93 loss to the Denver Nuggets had its ups and downs.

That’s right. The Bulls seemed to give up when they got down.

“I thought our defense, our transition defense, our energy, our effort in the second half was very disappointing,” said Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro in perhaps his harshest critique of the team …

Nov 21

James Johnson, the Bulls top No. 1 draft pick last June, didn’t quite know what to expect about the NBA. Though he didn’t quite imagine this, playing less than almost every rookie in the league, averaging 3.3 points in 6.4 minutes per game and not getting into almost half the early season games.

He ranks 28th among rookies in scoring …

Oct 4

By Adam Fluck

LONDON—It wasn’t quite midnight local time on the team’s flight to London, but that didn’t stop the Bulls’ rookies—James Johnson andTaj Gibson—from leading an inspiring rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Derrick Rose, who turned 21 on Sunday.

“I don’t really like that stuff,” said Rose, almost sheepishly. “But the rookies have to do those kinds of things. …

Jul 25

LAS VEGAS—Introducing your Chicago Bulls, 2009-10.

G: Derrick Rose G: John Salmons G: Kirk Hinrich G: Jannero Pargo G: Lindsey Hunter

F: Luol Deng F: Tyrus Thomas F: James Johnson F: Taj Gibson

C: Joakim Noah C: Brad Miller C: Jerome James C: Aaron Gray

With USA Basketball wrapping up its tryout camp here with a public scrimmage game Saturday, …

Jul 17

LAS VEGAS — Everyone knows this is a heck of a place for partying, so what better place to celebrate a milestone, like your 50th birthday. That’s what John Ligmanowski did Wednesday.

So as the blazing sun settled into the desert and Sin City lit up, Ligs, as they call him around the Bulls, hit his favorite spot.

The Laundromat.…

Jul 16

LAS VEGAS — Yes, that would be the Summer League version of coming up snake eyes Wednesday for the Bulls kids.

“We got out toughed, including myself,” agreed James Johnson, who had 16 points, but shot four of 15 with a half dozen turnovers and perhaps a dozen defensive deficiencies in the Bulls 87-72 loss to Milwaukee. “We can’t have …

Jul 14

LAS VEGAS— The Bulls get their first real look at their two No. 1 draft picks Tuesday in games with the team opening summer league play against Golden State and Stephen Curry.

I watched Curry Monday night and he’s going to be fine with Don Nelson. Curry doesn’t seem to be concerned that any shot is out of his range …

Jul 1

Going, going, going, going…


It would seem to be for Bulls leading scorer and free agent guard Ben Gordon, who was expected to get a free agent offer from the Detroit Pistons early Wednesday morning.

Can Ben Gordon be a home run for some team?

The last I heard after watching South Park at midnight was that the Pistons …

May 20

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I hope you all have been keeping up with my NBA column on Mondays and my mailbags on Fridays. I can’t believe we’re only …

May 4

And so it did have to end. The Bulls’ players had brought clothes with them for a week and had their hotel plans for Orlando late Saturday night. But they had to turn the charter back westward with the Game 7 109-99 loss to the Boston Celtics.

So in what they expect to become an annual rite, the players Sunday …

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