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Mar 10

It should have been a night of celebration with the Bulls Wednesday beating the Charlotte Bobcats 101-84.

With Indiana’s loss to Minnesota, the Bulls won the Central Division for the first time since 1998. Raise the banner. Did they give out those locker room hats and t-shirts?

Hey, I want one! When the Bulls won their first title in 1991, …

Feb 22

It looks like that D-League stint will give James Johnson a chance to play.

Just not with the Bulls.

Johnson, the 2009 Bulls’ first round pick at No. 16, was traded Tuesday to the Toronto Raptors for the Miami Heat’s 2011 first round pick the Raptors held from the sign-and-trade deal for Chris Bosh.

The trade gives the Bulls two …

Jan 19

It turns out Carmelo Anthony is not as dumb and greedy as we were led to believe.

No, he’s not going to the New Jersey Nets in a trade, which Nets owner and oligarch (I love covering oligarchs) Mikhail Prokhorov announced Wednesday after arriving back in the U.S. Prokhorov said that the trade talks had become a distraction–apparently denying the …

Jan 19

It’s a simple game, basketball is, really, to paraphrase Bull Durham. You shoot, you dribble, you pass. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes the season catches up with you. Think about that for a while.

That’s sort of what occurred Tuesday in the United Center when the Bulls had all the breaks they could ask for in the …

Jan 13

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was talking the other day about the four elements of a basketball game, not to be confused with the four classical elements, that being air–which was Michael Jordan–earth, fire and water.

Thibodeau has often explained the elements of a basketball game to be the first and last five minutes of each half, and once again the …

Jan 10

It’s nothing special anymore, Ben Gordon back in the United Center, one of the best shooting guards in franchise history.

“I have a lot of good memories here,” Gordon was saying before Monday’s game. “Even though the fans boo me now.”

Reporters probably miss Gordon as much as any former Bull given he’s always one of the most accessible, friendly …

Nov 29

He’s back! Well, not actually since he really never was here.

Carlos Boozer, the Bulls’ major summer free agent acquisition, went through a full practice Monday with the team for the first time in nearly two months, since he broke his hand at the end of the first week of training camp.

So the big question—the only one, really, at …

Oct 4

In the old days with Michael Jordan when there was a crisis they used to call it the “Archangel offense.” You know, save us, Michael.

So with Carlos Boozer out with a broken hand (surgery Tuesday) and Ronnie Brewer still unable to recover from lingering hamstring issues, thus 40 percent of their planned starting lineup sidelined, the Bulls likely will …

Oct 3

The lesson here, kids, is when your mom says to clean up and put things away because you could fall and get hurt, she wasn’t kidding.

And, yes, you could take an eye out, too. No running with scissors.

The Bulls will be without Carlos Boozer, likely for about eight weeks with a broken right hand above the pinky, because …

Oct 3

Last week, I wrote my main story from Bulls training camp.

I called it “The indispensable man: Carlos Boozer.”

Oops.

Yes, there’s still almost a month before the beginning of the season, and it’s not a knee injury or a season ended. But it was a huge blow to the Bulls when the team announced Sunday afternoon that Boozer had …

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