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Jul 30

You could almost hear the rippling of applause, like it was a presidential State of the Union address. Except it was Bulls general manager Gar Forman. And if you could get past the part with Forman wearing shorts, it was somewhat presidential.

The state of the Bulls, as Forman told it Wednesday after USA Basketball practice at UNLV, is sound …

Jul 29

Media members were only allowed in for the last half hour of USA Basketball scrimmages Tuesday in Las Vegas. I watched carefully, and Derrick Rose did appear fast, though not faster than a speeding bullet. He was powerful, though not more so than a speeding locomotive and Rose’s jumping ability seemed untainted, though not quite ready to leap a tall …

May 8

Taj Gibson finished a close second to Jamal Crawford in the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year voting, but he remains the winner with the Bulls.

“You have to congratulate Jamal and for what he’s done throughout his career,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. “But in my opinion, and I’m biased of course, but to me Taj was the Sixth …

Apr 21

Joakim Noah has always been a team first kind of guy.

Earlier this season, for example, his name started to be mentioned in the MVP conversation. No one thought he would jump past the likes of Kevin Durant or LeBron James to win the award, but he belonged in the discussion and that in itself was significant.

After all, Noah …

Jan 8

The Bulls may be getting a new patch to place on their uniforms, a picture of an M1 Abrams inside a circle with that diagonal line running top left to bottom right.

That’s correct: No tanking!

“Whatever your circumstances are, make the best of those circumstances,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said at the end of yet another draining day for …

Jan 7

There is only so much grief anyone can go through. It has to have an effect.

That’s perhaps the biggest issue facing the Bulls now not only in the wake of Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee surgery in November, but after Monday’s late night trade of Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Though Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Tuesday’s game …

Jan 7

Monday night’s move that sent longtime Bulls forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers was one made with the team’s long-term future in mind.

Yet it was hardly an easy decision to make.

As he explained the process of how the trade came to fruition, Exec. VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson in his opening comments on Tuesday at the …

Jan 7

Luol Deng was probably in my speculative trade scenarios more than any other Bulls player. Not because he wasn’t a talent, but as I often would tell Deng because he was and how much he might be worth and even be in a better position for himself. None of them obviously occurred. So then I began to hope with the …

Jan 4

Will the Bulls be looking at immortality Saturday when they play the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center? Will the Bulls be defending the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA, Kyle Korver?

It’s certainly a debatable issue given the various criteria to rate shooting in the NBA.

But no one can claim what Kyle Korver can. Korver has …

Nov 26

The Bulls were putting all the pieces in place around the kid. They added some youth, and they had veterans and hoped the way they meshed around the kid could enable them to make a big jump in the standings.

The season began well, but then, shockingly, he was badly injured and gone from the team. So what could you …

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