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Jan 22

It mostly was an exercise in speculation and imagination, though Luol Deng didn’t much like it. I used to come up with various trade scenarios involving Deng. They weren’t unpopular.

After averaging 18.8 and 7.1 rebounds in the 2006-07 season when the Bulls won 49 games and swept defending champion Miami in the first round of the playoffs, Deng was …

Jun 24

I’d grade the Bulls draft pretty well, though incomplete for now given we won’t know for a few years what they have in Nikola Mirotic, the 6-10 scoring forward from Montenegro whom the Bulls acquired for their Nos. 28 and 43 picks.

So they add for their roster just Marquette’s Jimmy Butler, a rugged big/guard small forward defender.

And the …

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 …

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 …

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