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Hinrich scores 26 points, Bulls beat Hornets

CHICAGO (AP) Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96 in an exhibition game Sunday night. Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bulls (4-2) win their fourth straight game. The Bulls led by 18 and entered the fourth up 83-70, but Charlotte rallied to cut it to one with 1:30 left on Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Dribbles: Are Bulls a legit threat?

Random observations on the Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, who meet in a preseason game Monday at Ohio State: 1. It's only the preseason, but a lot of folks expect the Bulls to be the Cavs' biggest threat in the Eastern Conference. I'm not so sure about that. I think Wizards will be up there, too. I'm not certain Pau Gasol will be this major help to the Bulls, either...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls guard Butler sprains left thumb

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago guard Jimmy Butler sprained his left thumb in the Bulls' exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night. With about 5 minutes left in the first quarter, Butler deflected a pass from Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Butler immediately grabbed for his hand and remained in the game for most of the rest of the quarter, but was ruled out...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol says Kobe Bryant wanted them to retire together

In one of the more intriguing offseason decision, Pau Gasol decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls instead of staying with his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Recently, Gasol spoke with the Washington Post’s Michael Lee about going to the Bulls and talked about the decision he had to make leaving the Lakers. During the interview, Pau noted that he believed that Kobe Bryant...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol on Kobe Bryant: “He Pretty Much Wanted to Retire Together”

Well aren’t these two just adorable. Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol labored this past off season when deciding whether to leave the Los Angeles Lakers and one of his best friends in Kobe Bryant or seeking pastures anew. Ultimately, he decided to leave LaLa Land signing a 3-year $22 million deal with the Bulls but he says Kobe didn’t make the decision-making process easy on him...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Doug McDermott Hold his own on Defense in the NBA?

Doug McDermott was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 11th pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He is regarded as an excellent shooter and scorer, but many scouts have major concerns about his defense. In this video, I breakdown his defense in a couple of his preseason games.
Via The Lottery Mafia
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Will Get More Dangerous With Time

Frustration with the slows starts the Chicago Bulls have suffered through is mounting.  Best advice?  Take a breath and calm down.  Here is why. Derrick Rose Just Got Back Contrary to popular belief, it’s not easy to switch from one philosophy to another for any pro sports team.  Over the past two years the Bulls have had to alter their style of play in order to make due without...
Via Sports Mockery
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah wants Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him

In terms of interesting people on the Chicago Bulls roster, you have to note that center Joakim Noah would be near the top of the list. Recently, Noah sat down for an interview for The Daily Beast and discussed a myriad of subjects from his time at the University of Florida to growing up in New York to being invited to the White House. When the interview questions went in the direction...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Rumors: Doug McDermott could start at small forward

Incumbent starter Mike Dunleavy suffered another injury in preseason. Although he is not expected to miss much time, it marks a second game in less than a week that he will be out. His injury woes has opened the possibility of rookie Doug McDermott to supplant him as the starter at small forward for the Chicago Bulls.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsCoach Tom Thibodeau...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls’ Pau Gasol has closing role on his mind

Former Bulls forward Carlos Boozer should feel fortunate that he never has been teammates with Pau Gasol. The truth would have hurt. The veteran forward was asked Saturday if he ever has played for a coach who sat him in the fourth quarter of games, and he was brutally honest. “No, no, that’s not a good sign when you’re put in that position because the coach doesn’t rely...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 6: Bulls vs Hornets

Another preseason battle of elite big men will start at 8:00 PM ET on NBA TV in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets.  Today’s game will be more of a test for Hornets big man Al Jefferson. At the age of 29, he still has not made an all-star team despite the big numbers he has been putting up. Last season, he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds, and his...
Via The League News
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Injury Update: Mike Dunleavy will likely return Sunday against Hornets

The Chicago Bulls enter Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a 3-2 record on the preseason. One area the Bulls are looking to improve upon heading into the season is the offense which ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game. On the injury front, Mike Dunleavy should be ready for the game today following an injury on Thursday which caused him to miss the game against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls in Process of Building a Dynasty

There has been a lot of talk this year about this being the Chicago Bulls “last chance at a title”. While it does arguably seem like the team’s best chance at winning at title (with Cleveland presumably needing some time to figure things out), by no means is it the Bulls last opportunity to win a title for a long time. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Current Situation...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Interested in Taj Gibson?

With Pau Gasol consuming the starting power forward position for the Chicago Bulls, teams are going to start inquiring about the availability of Taj Gibson. The first of them could be the Toronto Raptors. The Rumors There have been multiple rumors circulating around the interweb the past few days about the Toronto Raptors looking to strike a deal with the Bulls that involves Taj...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Follow-up To Famous “Jordan Rules” Announced

It has been announced that a new book by New York Times bestselling author and Chicago Bulls writer Sam Smith will be released October 28th by Diversion Books. New Michael Jordan book by @SamSmithHoops adds to “Rules” http://t.co/IWjBk4WHEF pic.twitter.com/882mWrpE1u — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) October 17, 2014 Titled, There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls’ Butler a high-volatility stock

Asterisks abounded Thursday night, when Jimmy Butler went vintage-Derrick Rose – or one-off-Michael Jordan – down the stretch against the Atlanta Hawks. * Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau had starters, including Butler, on the floor late in the Bulls’ mostly dismal performance. * His Atlanta counterpart, Mike Budenholzer, was rolling with third-string Hawks. * Rose, the Bulls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Waive Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, Solomon Jones

The Chicago Bulls waived Kim English, Ben Hansbrough, and Solomon Jones. Chicago’s roster now stands at 14.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls analyst goes completely nuts after buzzer beater in exhibition game

Don't tell Bulls television analyst Stacey King that exhibition games are meaningless. After Chicago guard Jimmy Butler hit a game-winning three-pointer against the Hawks on Thursday night, King lost his mind. Among the many things he started screaming was, "THEY SHOULD CALL HIM JIMMY JORDAN CAUSE HE LOOKED LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN TONIGHT!" Take a listen to the over-the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bulls’ commentator goes insane over buzzer-beater

Jason Whitney Chicago Bulls‘ color commentator Stacey King lost his mind after Jimmy Butler hit a game winning three-pointer at the buzzer. And when I say “lost his mind” that might be an understatement. King literally called Jimmy Butler “Jimmy Jordan.” I love the enthusiasm, but lets take it easy on the Jordan comparisons. I wonder what […] Sports-Kings - The Kings...
Via Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stacey King Compares Jimmy Butler to Michael Jordan After Last-Second 3-Pointer

Chicago Bulls announcer Stacey King nearly short-circuited after Jimmy Butler’s Thursday night performance against the Atlanta Hawks. The Bulls small forward drained a game-winning three as time expired to give Chicago the 85-84 win. The shot capped off his 20-point fourth quarter and sent King into Michael Jordan-comparison mode. CBS Sports’ Matt Moore spotted video of Butler’s...
Via The Sideline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Wahlberg Toasts Jimmy Bulter And Its Fuggin Awesome!!

Even though it’s only preseason, Jimmy Butler had the best game of his NBA career. Jimmy dropped 29 points, and hit the game winning three to cap the Bulls huge come from behind win. To put a cherry on top of that win, Mark Wahlberg toasted Butler, and it’s great. The Toast Butler posted this awesome video to Instagram showing Marky Mark toasting him after the big game winning...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drunk Mark Wahlberg Congratulates Jimmy Butler on Buzzer-Beater (Video)

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler is having a pretty good 24 hours. First, he went out and scored 29 points, including the game-winning three at the buzzer in a victory over the Atlanta Hawks. It might have only been the pre-season, but that didn’t stop movie star (and Butler’s best bud) Mark Wahlberg from congratulating Jimmy Buckets. Butler posted the following video of a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler's Fantasy Basketball Value

Jimmy Butler, yes that Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls, leads the NBA preseason in scoring.  He has been super efficient, shooting 60% from the field (although just 79% from the FT line) and is a +59 in 145 minutes of action.  Only his new teammate Pau Gasol (+73) and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (+64) have a better +/-.  His 93 points has come on just 48 shot attempts!  There...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where will E’Twaun Moore fit in on the Chicago Bulls roster?

Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson often drafts players from brand name programs who stayed in school at least three years. E’Twaun Moore fits that mold, as he’s the Purdue Boilermakers’ all time leader in minutes played, games started and games won.  This fall, Moore will gets his chance to make the Bulls roster. It comes as a free agent signee...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Season Preview: Player projections

This is part three and the final installment of the Chicago Bulls Season Preview. Part one is a roster overview, part two looks at team projections, and this piece will focus on the players themselves. Starters (Predicted Per Game Averages) PG: Derrick Rose (19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists) SG: Jimmy Butler (10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) SF: Mike Dunleavy (8 points, 4 rebounds...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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