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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 …

Nov 13

Though he’s improving, Derrick Rose was held out of Wednesday’s practice to rehab a right hamstring injury suffered during Monday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With Chicago’s first back-to-back set of the season coming up with on Friday in Toronto before returning home to host the Pacers on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said no determination has been made yet …

Oct 1

It’s not quite for the 2013-14 Bulls “The Last Dance,” Phil Jackson’s famous declaration that the 1997-98 season would be–and was–the last one together for that championship core of the 1990’s Bulls.

But Jackson, the brilliant motivator and strategist, successfully was able to unite an aging Bulls team for a successful run, in part, because of the way he portrayed …

Mar 1

They were laughing at Joakim Noah in Philadelphia last year, laughing as sports fans do in Philadelphia over someone else’s hardship. For Noah, it was when he still hoped, though even his belief was slipping away after Derrick Rose’s catastrophic injury in Game 1 of the playoffs. But now it was over as Noah was writhing with a severely sprained …

Feb 27

Are the Bulls, who lost their seventh in their last 10 games Tuesday at the United Center to the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-98, worn down from the demands of the season with so many injuries?

Were the players, even like the fans, too anxiously awaiting the return of former league MVP Derrick Rose after the All-Star break, as many speculated before …

Feb 22

It turns out the Bulls might need Derrick Rose after all.

“It was supposed to be an exciting night,” said Joakim Noah said of the much anticipated national TV matchup Thursday with the Miami Heat which turned into an 86-67 Miami rout. “To come out and play like that is disappointing. They kicked our (butt). You got to give credit …

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 9

It didn’t appear like the Bulls would able to count on Luol Deng this season.

Deng seemed to be facing wrist surgery. Nevertheless, he was playing in the Olympics, which produced some tension between he and management. There were trade rumors.

But as the Bulls prepare to open the preseason Tuesday at the United Center against the Memphis Grizzlies, Deng …

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, …

Jul 2

Dating back to when John Paxson took over as Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Bulls in the spring of 2003, the team has placed a premium on drafting players who come from winning collegiate programs.

When Gar Forman was named General Manager six years later, that trend continued. So when the Bulls found themselves on the clock …

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