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Feb 27

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg Friday seemed pondering among disappointed, disgusted and dismayed over the Bulls mostly passionless and relatively uncompetitive 103-88 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The adjectives were about the only “D” that seemed to define a Bulls team that trailed since the opening minutes of the game.

“We took a step back today,” Hoiberg said.

If so, it …

Feb 25

The Bulls Wednesday had a pair of high scoring All-Stars on the bench watching, injured Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, the latter who was a late scratch with hamstring and leg soreness issues. The visiting Washington Wizards had a pair of high scoring stars in the game, Bradley Beal with a team high 19 points and John Wall with 16 …

Feb 22

It’s easy to conclude it was just the woebegone Lakers whom the Bulls defeated impressively Sunday, a 126-115 victory mostly overshadowed by Kobe Bryant’s final game in Chicago. The Lakers are 11-46 and just trying to get all of this over.

So perhaps the Bulls shooting 55.7 percent and 13 of 19 on threes with 30 assists is merely the …

Feb 20

But what if; what if Doug McDermott could play like he did Friday in the Bulls’ desperately needed 116-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors? Not that McDermott should routinely score 30 points, which was his career high, including 14 in the fourth quarter when the Raptors narrowed a 12-point fourth quarter Bulls lead to 12. Oh, oh. Not another late …

Feb 19

Plutarch said the true measure of a man is how he bears up under misfortune.

Taj said the bandwagon is empty now, the odds are against you. You have to rally with your brothers because they are all you have. Those are the guys to roll with.

Only one of those great philosopher/observers was talking about the Chicago Bulls after …

Feb 18

Look, the Bulls fired Jerry Sloan, after all.

And so probably ends the Bulls career of Kirk Hinrich, as close as any ever have been to the original Mr. Bull, the personification in many ways of what the Bulls represent, from the snort of the mascot to the floor burn.

Kirk Hinrich may not be remembered as the greatest Bulls …

Feb 17

The Bulls start the unofficial second half/stretch run of the NBA season Thursday in Cleveland without Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic and Joakim Noah, three of their top six players from their opening night win over the Cavaliers.

Now, three and a half months later, the Bulls at 27-25 trail the first place Cavaliers by 11 games and are barely holding …

Feb 17

Taj Gibson hasn’t started packing yet.

“It could be worse,” Gibson told reporters after Bulls practice Wednesday about his name again in trade rumors. “People could not be saying your name at all. But it comes with it when the team is underachieving; you’ve got to kind of shake up things. I see what’s out there. I’m no stranger (to …

Feb 15

So if you think the Bulls defense has been bad….

Consider that the best defender on the floor Sunday night in the annual NBA All Star game probably was the Bulls’ Pau Gasol, shooting four of the seven total free throws taken in the game and second in rebounds per minute in the abomination 196-173 Western Conference victory.

The total …

Feb 11

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Wednesday after a discouraging and dispiriting Bulls 113-90 home loss to the Atlanta Hawks that he asked his players to look themselves in the mirror during the coming midseason All-Star game break.

But what happens if there is no reflection?

“It has been a bad, bad stretch of basketball,” Hoiberg admitted of the Bulls 13th …

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