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The front office of the Chicago Bulls supports Tom Thibodeau’s philosophy of doling out big minutes to star players. Luol Deng leads the NBA with an average of 38.7 minutes a game while Joakim Noah (36.8) is also over 35 minutes a game. Derrick Rose, likely out for the season while recovering from a torn ACL, also has been near the top of the leaderboard in minutes played. Gar Forman said the Bulls have an analytics department and that minutes played in correlation with injuries is studied. ‘‘It’s hard to generalize,’’ Forman said. ‘‘Different players’ minutes will affect [things in] different ways, so it’s hard to generalize that assumption in whole. We have studied that. I mean, different body types, different years, how many years you’ve played, the age, all those things are factored in.’’ Forman is fully behind how Thibodeau hands out playing time. ‘‘In our scenario, Tom paces the team throughout the year, and we think he does a good job at that,’’ Forman said. Thibodeau

Taj Gibson slams it down over Kris Humphries (Video)

Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson only had one basket in Thursday night's NBA Eastern Conference playoff game at the United Center against the Brooklyn Nets. However, Gibson made sure he made that basket a memorable one as he ran down the lane and threw down a huge one-handed slam dunk over Nets forward Kris Humphries. H/T NIS. Visit us at and...

Killer mentality separates Chicago Bulls from Brooklyn Nets

Wake up, Brooklyn!  This is playoff basketball.  This isn’t the regular season anymore.  It is something we like to call “win or go home.”  Deron Williams knows the drill because he has been here before.  He made it to the Conference Finals with Utah in 2007.  Maybe his teammates just aren’t on the same page as him. After the last two games, the Bulls look to be a...

Bulls Hope To Keep Nazr Mohammed In Offseason

Gar Forman has told Nazr Mohammed to buy -- not rent -- a home in the Chicagoland area in the veteran center's homecoming to play for the Bulls. To that statement, Mohammed was adamant that he agrees and wants to staying with the Bulls past this season. "I like the sound of that," Mohammed said. "In a perfect world, you'd love to end your career in the city...

Bulls' Joakim Noah continues playing through pain

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah continues playing through pain, as he told reporters -- including Teddy Greenstein of The Chicago Tribune -- after last night's Game 3 win over the Brooklyn Nets that his plantar fasciitis makes it fell like he has needles underneath his foot.While Noah was happy with the win, he admitted that he's still hampered by the foot injury, and it...

Joakim Noah Playing Through Pain, Making It Tough to Justify Derrick Rose’s Continued Absence

A flying hairball with arms and legs and a nose for the basketball has helped turn around his team’s playoff series. If only another, even more vital, piece of the team were to return, the Chicago Bulls might really be on to something. Three games into their first-round series against the Nets in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Bulls have discovered just how much of a difference...

Taj Gibson dunks on Kris Humphries (Video)

The Chicago Bulls will need energizing performances from their bench throughout the playoffs if they plan to make a deep run. In particular, guys like Taj Gibson need to step up with Joakim Noah battling through a painful case of plantar fasciitis in his foot. Gibson made a big contribution on Thursday night. He may have only scored four points in Chicago’s 79-76 Game 3 win over...

Joakim Noah Will Continue Playing 25-30 Minutes

Joakim Noah had just one point and eight rebounds in 27 minutes in Thursday's Game 3 win over the Brooklyn Nets, and the Chicago Bulls center did not suffer a setback on Friday and is expected to play around 25 to 30 minutes in Saturday's Game 4. "I think he's encouraged by how he feels," Tom Thibodeau said. "He's not great but he's not having...

Joakim Noah: Planter fasciitis feels like having needles under your foot

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is one of a number of professional athletes who are struggling through a painful condition known as planter fasciitis. Noah said that he felt good after practice on Wednesday, but the nagging pain in his foot will undoubtedly continue until he is able to rest it for a long period of time. “Plantar fasciitis sucks,” he told the Chicago Tribune...

Chicago Bulls: Why the Bulls are Beating the Nets

In the playoff preview section, I wrote that the Chicago Bulls must do three things to win their series against the Nets, stop one or both of Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, win on the boards and find enough ways to score. They failed in every regard in game 1, but in games 2 and 3, they have done enough in each area to take an impressive 2-1 series lead. In game 1, Deron Williams...

Taj Gibson puts Kris Humphries on a Poster

The Chicago Bulls went up 2 games to 1 on the Brooklyn Nets last night, but after the game everyone was talking about the Taj Gibson dunk. In the 2nd quarter Gibson set a pick and roll for Nate Robinson. Robinson passed the ball to a rolling Gibson, who then attacked the rim. Kris Humphries tried to stop Gibson, but it was too late. Gibson threw down a monster dunk on Humphries....

Taj Gibson Posterizes Kris Humphries (Video)

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson has made a habit out of finishing some nasty dunks despite whatever the defense being played on him is. So when he drove the lane during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets you knew it might get nasty. Watch below as Gibson is met by Kris Humphries [...]

GIF: Luol Deng loses Gerald Wallace then hits three-pointer

Tweet   The Chicago Bulls took a 2-1 lead in their first round playoff series with the Brooklyn Nets Thursday via a 79-76 victory. Carlos Boozer led the way with 22 points (9-15 FG) and 16 rebounds. Luol Deng had a double-double of his own with 21 points (9-23 FG) and 10 boards. Three of his [...]

Luol Deng Crosses Gerald Wallace To The Floor, Drains 3

Luol Deng got the United Center off their feet with a crossover on Gerald Wallace that sent the Nets forward to the floor and resulted in a Deng three-pointer in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Game 3:

Playoffs Game #3, Series #1 Preview: Brooklyn Nets (1-1) at Chicago Bulls (1-1)

If D-Will can't hit more than one field goal--his mark from Game 2--then Brooklyn will probably be down 2-1 in the series heading into Game 4    When: 8:30 PM; Thursday, April 26th, 2013 Where: United Center; Chicago, IL TV: My9/NBATV Although they may be without Joe Johnson in Game 3 due to a plantar fasciitis problem that has been building for...
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