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Apr 19

So did we go another year just for Heat-Spurs II? Or can Oklahoma City finally break through now that they are about to have the league MVP? Or has Houston made the offseason acquisition with Dwight Howard that will be the difference?

As the 2014 NBA Playoffs open Saturday with Brooklyn at Toronto at 11:30 a.m. CT followed by perhaps …

Jun 27

The Chicago Bulls selected Tony Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound forward, with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday. Later in the evening, they added Erik Murphy, a 6-10, 230-pound forward, with the draft’s 49th overall pick.

Both players will have an opportunity to help the Bulls get better in an area with room for improvement: shooting …

Jun 27

Once again, Sam Smith of Bulls.com will be blogging live as the 67th annual NBA Draft transpires. Smith will share his reaction on a pick-by-pick basis as the first 30 names are called. Chicago owns selections No. 20 and No. 49 tonight. It marks the sixth time in franchise history that the Bulls have held the 20th selection and the …

Jun 6

And so it has come to this, Thursday for Game 1, the expected Miami Heat back in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season, and the unexpected San Antonio Spurs back for the first time since 2007 after being pretty much dismissed before the season, as usual, as most expected a rematch with the Oklahoma City Thunder or a …

May 9

If the Bulls have a slogan for this season, it might be, “Don’t mind me, I’m just over here bleeding.”

The Bulls trudged back to Chicago for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday against the Miami Heat in the United Center as perhaps the least euphoric team to have taken away home court advantage.

That maybe was less …

Jan 7

Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf is among the new nominees for enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The news was first reported by NBA.com.

“I am both surprised and humbled by the nomination,” said Reinsdorf, one of the candidates for the Contributor category. “To be even mentioned in the company of current members of the Naismith Memorial …

Jun 28

The Chicago Bulls selected point guard Marquis Teague with the 29th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Teague, a 6-2, 180-pounder who played one season at Kentucky, averaged 10 points and 4.8 assists in 32.6 minutes per game as a freshman.

With Derrick Rose recovering from a torn ACL, finding another guard who will potentially be …

Jun 23

Below is my pick-by-pick reaction to the 2011 NBA Draft as it unfolded live on June 23.

1. Cleveland: Kyrie Irving As expected. I still have my doubts, though not because I dislike Irving. The tactic, to me, was to pick Derrick Williams and get a point guard at 4, either Knight or Irving as Minnesota isn’t taking a point …

Jul 26

The Bulls and Kurt Thomas made it official on Monday, as the 15-year NBA veteran signed his contract with the team following a physical exam. The deal, first reported by Sam Smith, was agreed to last Thursday evening.

“I feel great,” Thomas said while at the United Center. “I’m definitely strong as ever both physically and mentally. Coming off of …

Feb 11

The Bulls released the following statement regarding Derrick Rose’s injury sustained during Wednesday’s game versus the Orlando Magic on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:06 p.m. CT:

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose left last night’s game versus the Orlando Magic with a bruised right hip at the 9:36 mark of the first quarter. Rose hit the floor following a foul by …

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