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Jan 8

Pau Gasol seems almost certain to earn his first All-Star game start, according to the latest fan voting returns released Thursday.

Gasol remains second among Eastern Conference front court players behind only votes leader LeBron James. Carmelo Anthony is third followed by Chris Bosh and Kevin Love. The top three players will be starters. Gasol has almost a 200,000-vote margin …

Jan 1

Jimmy Butler moved ahead of Derrick Rose in the latest All-Star game fan balloting, though it seems unlikely either will be voted to start the game.

Bulls center Pau Gasol, however, appears likely to be named a starter as he moved up from third to second among Eastern Conference front court players in the second returns released Thursday.

Fans voting …

Dec 26

Could it be? Who knows? Something’s coming, something good? You’re not sure what it is, but it could be great. Yes, there could be a heck of a West Side story developing in the United Center.

“The good thing I feel when you look at the Chicago Bulls, there’s a green arrow,” Joakim Noah was saying after the Bulls delivered …

Dec 25

It’s never a scientific process to identify the point where a great athlete’s career changes, sort of the beginning of the end.

Sometimes it’s an injury, or just the natural aging process. It can be both. Maybe it will be for Kobe Bryant, who is playing in his 19th season after returning from major injuries and having played just six …

Dec 25

Your 2015 NBA All-Star starters.

For the Eastern Conference, John Wall and Dwyane Wade at guard; LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol in the front court.

That’s the result of the first vote released Christmas Day morning.

For the Bulls, Derrick Rose was fifth among the Eastern Conference guards and Jimmy Butler sixth.

What that means is that it’s …

Dec 17

Much of the story when the Bulls host the New York Knicks Thursday in the national TNT game will be Carmelo Anthony’s free agency last summer and whether Anthony, now hauling around a 5-22 record with his Knicks, either made a mistake not signing with the Bulls, regrets his decision or simply could not look at another piece of deep …

Dec 11

NBA balloting for the All-Star team started Thursday, and for just the second time in franchise history it would appear the Bulls have a chance to have three All-Stars.

It’s happened just once in franchise history and it didn’t involve Michael Jordan. It was the 1993-94 season after Jordan’s first retirement when Scottie Pippen, B.J. Armstrong and Horace Grant made …

Dec 4

This Bulls team that rebounded Wednesday with a tough 102-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets is much decorated and accomplished. Derrick Rose is a former league Most Valuable Player; Joakim Noah is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year and first team all-NBA center; Jimmy Butler is an all-league defender and Wednesday was named the league’s first Player of the …

Sep 8

BARCELONA — The USA Basketball staff members had been talking about Derrick Rose. Yes, all the players, but there’s been this discussion about Rose’s game as the team plays its next round of 16 elimination game Tuesday against Slovenia.

They’ve been thrilled with the way Rose has pressured defensively, showing speed, aggression and quickness. But they have not seen it …

Aug 13

The NBA sure knows how to start a party. This one is the 2014-15 regular season NBA celebration, and for the Bulls it begins with a bang in New York against the Knicks October 29 and then for the Bulls’ home opener against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers Halloween night, October 31.

It’s an appropriate kick start to the engine of …

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