Bulls hope to go a long way without the long ball

Jimmy Butler knows what they’re saying. No, not about the hair. About the shooting, about the offense, about the Bulls appearing, well, contrary to the latest NBA conventional wisdom about success: Speed, space and shoot those threes. They’re saying the Bulls are headed the wrong direction down a one-way street, climbing on a bicycle when everyone else is in a sports car, trying...
Via Bulls.com
23 minutes ago

Taj Gibson starting for Bulls on Opening Night puts spotlight on shooting

The Bulls’ starting five is set and healthy before Thursday’s season opener against the Boston Celtics, with Fred Hoiberg announcing that Taj Gibson will start
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Taj Gibson to start opening night for the Bulls

all hands on dreck (hahahaha but seriously good for Taj) One of the major questions from training camp has been answered: Taj Gibson will start Thursday’s opener against the Celtics. Hoiberg said at the outset of camp that it’d be a competition for the spot between Gibson and Mirotic. And by any metric, Gibson was the one with better performance this preseason. “I feel like...
Via Blog a Bull
3 hours ago

Chicago Bulls Preseason Recap: The Fringe Players

Another glorious NBA season launches on Tuesday and the Chicago Bulls will open their 2016-17 campaign on Thursday against the Boston Celtics. While we’re entering the final countdown to the regular season, it’s time to take stock of the preseason. The Fringe. Not to be confused with the television show, Fringe, which lasted a full […] Chicago Bulls Preseason Recap: The Fringe...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
5 hours ago

What’s Next? 2016-17 Chicago Bulls: Home In A Flash

By now, NBA season previews are rolling out. Countless basketball sites, podcasts and television shows are breaking down all 30 teams, projecting how each will fare based on additions and subtractions. I would like to do something different and focus on teams through the fish-eyed lens of their respective most intriguing player or players. I continue with the Chicago Bulls. Of all...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Percentages Say the Bulls Could Get Off to a Good Start This Season

The Chicago Bulls are one of the NBA’s truest mysteries this season, but when you glance at their first 10 games, the percentages like the Bulls in the early portion of the year. The 2016-17 NBA season begins on Tuesday night, but for the Chicago Bulls, they’ll have the advantage of sitting back until Thursday […] Percentages Say the Bulls Could Get Off to a Good Start This...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
6 hours ago

If the Bulls want their defense to force more turnovers, that means more Cristiano Felicio

Last season the Bulls finished second to last in the league in points off of turnovers at only 13.3 per game. Some of that can be attributed to their pick-and-roll coverage which was a more conservative style. Going into his second season as head coach, Fred Hoiberg wanted to increase those points via turnover by adjusting the Bulls coverage in the PnR. We first saw a glimpse of...
Via Blog a Bull
8 hours ago

Over-under: Analyzing Bulls' player propositions for 2016-17

Last week Bovada released a handful of Bulls player proposition over-unders. Here's a look at 10 of those numbers, with predicitions on which players will
Via CSN Chicago
15 hours ago

MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls red-hot heading into playoffs

The Major League Soccer playoffs are upon us. The field is set, the teams are ready. Let's take one look back on all 20 teams before the postseason starts in the final MLS Power Rankings of the season.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Is MCW the point guard of the future? I hope not!

Did the MCW trade provide some insight into the future plans of the Chicago Bulls? It doesn’t feel like that long ago that point guard play would be a strength of the Bulls for years to come. The youngest MVP in NBA history, Derrick Rose seemed like a lock to captain the offense at a high level for at least a decade. Alas, the best-laid plans of mice and GarPax often go awry...
Via Blog a Bull
1 day ago

Chicago Bulls: Notes From the Weekend (10/21-23)

This past weekend was the final weekend for the Chicago Bulls before the regular season begins later in the week. Here’s some notes and thoughts from the final weekend without (real) Bulls basketball. Believe it, Chicago Bulls fans. The regular season begins on Thursday night against the Boston Celtics and the result will actually count. […] Chicago Bulls: Notes From the Weekend...
Via Pippen Ain't Easy
1 day ago

LeBron and Dwyane Wade making a wager on World Series

With a Chicago vs. Cleveland battle looming in the World Series, old friends LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are at odds again over sports. So it should come as no surprise that James, who so strongly identifies with northeast Ohio, and Wade, a native Chicagoan, are raising the stakes on the series. @DwyaneWade Absolutely!! We're placing a nice bet and more on this one my friend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scottie Pippen filed for divorce after concern over wife’s relationship with Future

Scottie Pippen filed for divorce from wife Larsa during the week, and now some details about what led to his decision have emerged. According to TMZ Sports, the former Chicago Bulls star was concerned about Larsa’s relationship with rapper Future. Larsa and Future apparently met in August and have been traveling and hanging out together ever since. Larsa having a casual relationship...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams makes Chicago debut, Bulls waive Spencer Dinwiddie

Carter-Williams makes Bulls preseason debut Newly acquired point guard Michael Carter-Williams made his unofficial Bulls debut in Thursday night’s loss to the Hawks. He made his first appearance at the 3:46 mark of the first quarter, checking in for starting point guard Rajon Rondo. Overall, Carter-Williams played 21 minutes, finishing with four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT), an assist...
Via The Bulls Charge
3 days ago

Spencer Dinwiddie cut by Chicago Bulls

Dinwiddie is odd man out in a roster crunch. Spencer Dinwiddie has been waived by the Chicago Bulls. He will be a free agent and can now sign wherever he pleases. The Chicago Bulls have released Spencer Dinwiddie, source told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 21, 2016 Dinwiddie, one of the greatest Buffaloes of all time, was drafted by the Detroit Pistons...
Via Ralphie Report
3 days ago

Jimmy Butler explains last year's locker room problems with the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls probably should have finished as the East's second-best team last year, but a lack of chemistry became evident as the season wore on, and a club featuring two All-Stars in Jimmy Butler and Pau Gasol somehow ended up in ninth place, out of the playoff picture.There were reports of locker room tension between Jimmy Butler and teammates Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

WATCH: Doug McDermott Pregame Interview (10/20/16)

Former Creighton star Doug McDermott meets the media prior to the Chicago Bulls exhibition game at CenturyLink Center Omaha on October 20, 2016.
Via Creighton Athletics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls close preseason 3-4 with 97-81 loss in Omaha

The musical question Thursday after the Bulls closed the preseason with a 97-81 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Omaha may be whether Jimmy will eat world. Can Jimmy Butler emerge as a big time, prime time, all-world scorer with some clarity, a most beautiful thing that may be necessary with the offensive concerns facing the Bulls this season. “I thought we took a step in the right...
Via Bulls.com
4 days ago

Former No. 1 overall pick Elton Brand is retiring after 17 NBA seasons

Elton Brand, the NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick by the Chicago Bulls in 1999, is ready to call it a career after 17 seasons.Brand, 37, is in his second stint with the Philadelphia 76ers, but he played in only 17 games, averaging 4.1 points in 13.2 minutes, last season. He made the All-Star Game in 2002 and 2006 but was part of only five teams that made the postseason and was a...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

D-Wade on one day returning to Heat: ‘Anything is possible’

Dwyane Wade insists he’s happy to be embarking upon his first season as a member of his hometown Chicago Bulls. But the ties that bind him to South Beach apparently are strong, as Wade hinted that it’s possible he could one day return to the Miami Heat. Wade mentioned the potential of a reunion with the Heat during an interview with The Crossover’s Rohan Nadkarni, mentioning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Parker leads Bucks with 21 points in preseason loss to Bulls

MILWAUKEE -- Isaiah Canaan scored 25 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists in the Bulls blowout victory. He shot 8 for 13 from the field, including five 3-pointers.Doug McDermott came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and finish with 22 for the Bulls (3-2). Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo and Taj Gibson did not play.Jabari Parker led the Bucks with 21 points...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade shies away from offering input on personnel decisions

Dwyane Wade no longer wants to play armchair general manager. Wade, who once wanted a say in what the Miami Heat surrounded him with, no longer has the desire to do it now that he’s with the Chicago Bulls. “I’ve learned to stay out of it, stay out the way,” Wade said Tuesday, via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “When I was younger, I thought I had that pull to be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade: Bulls’ goal of winning title is ‘unrealistic’

Dwyane Wade is keeping it real with Chicago Bulls fans. Even though the Bulls made splash signings in free agency with himself and Rajon Rondo, that doesn’t mean a championship is coming to Chicago in June. Wade told reporters on Tuesday (via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune) that the Bulls’ goal of winning a title is unrealistic. Instead, the Bulls’ focus has to be...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Question Season Preview: Central Division

With the 2016-17 NBA season rapidly approaching, we'll use our division previews to take a look at a key question, play or theme that may define a team's success. Chicago Bulls - Are there ways for the Bulls to manufacture spacing in their offense? As we noted earlier this summer, Chicago's offseason "rebuild" had some flash, but very little substance -- at least when it came...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Niang, Robinson shine in Pacers' preseason loss to Bulls

CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade had 22 points and eight assists in his best game of the preseason, and the Bulls got their first victory as they defeated the Pacers 121-105 on Saturday.The Pacers lost for the first time in their third exhibition game.PACERS: Rookie Georges Niang had 16 points in just 12 minutes, going 6 for 8 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range. ... Paul George...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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