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Sep 28

How could anyone not like him?

It was just a few minutes Friday into his first press conference at the Bulls annual opening-of-training-camp media day when Derrick Rose, preparing to return to the basketball court for the first time in almost 18 months after reconstructive knee surgery, was asked how he felt about being criticized so much last season about …

Sep 9

One of the more cultured players in the NBA, Joakim Noah, as usual, has enjoyed an eventful offseason with trips to Africa and China.

But the Bulls center is back in Chicago now for most of September with the team set to open training camp at the Berto Center in just two and a half weeks.

While Noah has battled …

Jul 10

It’s tough to be the next great one. Grant Hill and Vince Carter never much cared for that Next Jordan label, and many others have tripped up being advertised as the next Wilt or Russell or Oscar or Magic or Bird.

Mike Dunleavy Jr. as well since being a good shooting, unselfish, ball handling white guy, well, you have to …

Jul 1

Like most draft hopefuls, Tony Snell spent last Thursday night watching the proceedings at home with family and friends, waiting for his name to be called.

But when he received early notice that he would be heading to Chicago to play for the Bulls, owners of the 20th overall selection, he kept the news to himself, a surprising move given …

Jun 27

In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.

The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Edge Bulls?

The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …

Jun 27

The Chicago Bulls selected Tony Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound forward, with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday. Later in the evening, they added Erik Murphy, a 6-10, 230-pound forward, with the draft’s 49th overall pick.

Both players will have an opportunity to help the Bulls get better in an area with room for improvement: shooting …

Nov 1

Taj Gibson. Now, that is someone you can feel proud about rooting for. And that’s not counting Gibson’s subtle contribution Wednesday with four points, five rebounds and four blocks in the Bulls’ 93-87 opening night victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Sure, Gibson worked hard and competed, as he usually does. But it was in the minutes after the game where …

Oct 24

Hello, this is Gar Forman. Is Derek Fisher there? No. Well, how about Mike James? OK, what about Chris Quinn? Zabian Dowdell?

I don’t think the Bulls are quite there yet. But in defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-89 Tuesday in the United Center, the Bulls endured the worst of all tweaks.

This being the one to Kirk Hinrich, the …

Oct 7

Zach Randolph wasn’t ready for this.

First the kid popped to the top of the circle, the long spot for an NBA three, and effortlessly swished one. Then Zach went into the post and started backing him down with his big weight advantage. But the kid came around, poked the ball away and started a fast break. Zach tried again, …

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 …

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