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Dec 25

The Bulls Friday made very merry in Oklahoma City with a thunderous present for themselves and their fans, a 105-96 victory that not only represented a season sweep of the powerful Thunder, but the most dominant victory for any team over 20-10 Oklahoma City this season.

“We knew what we were capable of,” said Jimmy Butler, who led the Bulls …

Dec 25

If the NBA All-Star game were Christmas Day—instead of just so many All-Stars playing on Christmas Day—the East team would start LeBron James, Paul George, Andre Drummond, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving against Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.

Those players were at the top of the voting with the release Friday of the first …

Nov 7

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg was bewildered Saturday following the Bulls 102-93 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in which the Bulls not only were scoreless in overtime for the first time in franchise history but also missed 19 of their last 20 shots.

“I don’t understand how we play with as much energy as we did the other night (in …

Nov 6

Well, that crisis is over.

At least until the next loss.

This once promising Bulls season that seemed over a few days ago after the loss in Charlotte amidst speculation Derrick Rose would be released or traded for a low second round draft pick lives again.

The Bulls with Thursday’s 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder behind 12 of …

Nov 4

The Thunder is coming; the Thunder is coming.

“Two of the top players in the league,” the Bulls’ version of Paul Revere, coach Fred Hoiberg, acknowledged Wednesday about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. “Those two guys against Orlando go for 48 and 41. It’s a very difficult tandem to stop. And they’ve got other weapons around them that can knock …

Nov 3

Anyone get the license plate number of that tractor trailer?

There are signs you are having a bad day. You know, like when your financial manager is hitchhiking; when the fortune teller sends you a sympathy card; when as an NBA player you have just come from a workout wearing your NBA jersey and the cashier gives you the senior …

Sep 29

It felt and sounded a lot like 2010 and 2011 Monday for the Bulls as they began training camp for the new season.

There was a new coach getting his first NBA head coaching opportunity and thrilled about it. There was Taj Gibson talking about his ankle—he said he hopes to play the season opener Oct. 27 against Cleveland–which Gibson …

Aug 14

Next stop training camp.

And so ends the NBA’s version of sleep away camp as USA Basketball Thursday concluded it’s brief invitational camp for the 2016 Olympics with an All-Star game like dunk fest exhibition won by the “white” team coached by a sedentary Tom Thibodeau, 134-128.

The exceptionally relaxed camp was more like a pre-school playground attendance drill with …

Aug 6

The fable that has become Jimmy Butler’s life continues to amaze as the homeless kid who wasn’t even an NBA starter two years ago became an NBA All-Star, a player with a maximum financial contract and now is on the roster for the USA Basketball national team.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thursday the Bulls’ Butler among eight players …

Jul 2

The Bulls are putting the band back together. But will it be able to hit the high notes?

That’s the big question as the Bulls, according to league sources and published reports, agreed Wednesday to contracts with their new Mr. Fabulous, Jimmy Butler, and fellow sole man Mike Dunleavy.

Teams are not permitted to discuss or officially sign contracts with …

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