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Nov 6

These Bulls players are trying really hard, trying so hard they seem consumed with anger and defiance after losses, like Friday’s tough 110-105 overtime defeat against the Boston Celtics.

The Bulls once again scraped and clawed their way out of a big hole, trailing by 16 points in the third quarter to take an 82-81 lead with 5:44 left. They …

Oct 5

The score doesn’t much matter in the preseason, though coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Bulls lost 92-83 Tuesday in Milwaukee that you always want to win.

But the exhibition season really is about development, especially with so many new players like the Bulls have.

On the whole, I didn’t think it was a very good first effort for the …

Sep 27

  And so began the Bulls’ 2010-11 season noon Monday at the suburban Berto Center, and I admit I was taken aback when I walked in and thought I saw Carmelo Anthony.

My mistake. It was Brian Scalabrine.

I always mix them up.

If no news was good news, there was plenty positive Monday as general manager Gar Forman said he …

Jul 23

The Bulls late Thursday filled out their front court rotation by agreeing to a one year deal with veteran center/forward Kurt Thomas, NBA sources confirmed.

Thomas joins Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Omer Asik in what should be a solid five-man interior rotation.

Thomas agreed to a deal for slightly more than the veterans’ minimum, which means the …

Jul 16

I’ll take being the Utah Jazz East–with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

The Bulls on Friday, according to NBA sources, agreed to a three-year deal with Ronnie Brewer, the former Utah Jazz starting shooting guard who is known as a fierce defender.

Assuming Brewer passes his physical exam, which is expected, the Bulls will fill out their starting five after …

Jul 15

So what now?

Although the Bulls have not been notified, it appears likely now the Orlando Magic will match the $20 million/three-year free agent offer for shooting guard J.J. Redick.

The Orlando Sentinel and Fanhouse with former Sentinel reporter Tim Povtak both reported late Thursday the Magic intend to match the offer and make an announcement Friday.

Orlando hasn’t been …

Jul 3

Talk about your fireworks. This July 4th weekend may be about to produce some huge sparks—and duds—around the NBA as the free agent beauty pageant is about to conclude with LeBron James Saturday closing his series of free agency meetings in Akron with the hometown Cavs and finally the Bulls.

He’s expected to be wearing his best sweatpants.

The big …

May 18

What do you suppose LeBron James said Tuesday when he watched the NBA Draft Lottery and saw the No. 1 pick, expected to be Kentucky guard John Wall, go to the Washington Wizards and the 70-loss New Jersey Nets fall to No. 3?

I assume he said he wasn’t going to any franchise with that kind of luck and would …

May 14

Stupid time officially began about seven minutes after the Cavs were knocked out of playoffs Thursday in losing 94-85 to the Boston Celtics to fall four games to two in the Eastern semifinals.

Chad Ford of ESPN reported he’d heard from three league general managers who said they now believe James will leave the Cavs as a result of the …

Apr 28

So what happens next?

The Bulls Tuesday in losing the opening round playoff series to the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 concluded what generally was a successful season with a second straight 41-41 record and first round playoff elimination. Yes, even with another first round out. This was to be the appetizer.

But given injuries that cost Joakim Noah 18 games and …

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