Author Archive | Trenton Jocz

Bulls Survive Pistons In Tale Of Two Halves

For a game where the Bulls never trailed, their 102-91 victory over the Pistons turned into a real nail-biter. Like so many other comebacks though, Detroit’s commendable effort fell just short at the end. More important than the final score is that Derrick Rose returned and was the engine of their offense. In 32 minutes, he posted 24 […]

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Pistons at Bulls Preview

After a day off, the Bulls resume their tour through last year’s lottery teams from the Eastern Conference in about an hour against division “rival” Detroit. The Pistons start anew yet again this year, now with the esteemed Stan Van Gundy running the show on and off the court, trying to win more than 30 games […]

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Bulls Fend Off Orlando, 98-90

In a game between two shorthanded teams, Chicago did what they’ve done so often in the past few years and took care of business. A November win at home against a lottery team won’t make anybody anoint the Bulls any more than they had before, but tonight was a solid showcase for the new additions […]

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Magic at Bulls Preview

For as sick as Bulls fans are of the two questions that permeate every discussion of the franchise (1. Can Derrick Rose stay healthy? 2. Where will the ancillary playmaking come from even if he does?), Magic fans must be tired around the same talking points around their team as well. Since Dwight Howard got […]

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Pay the Man? The Many Factors of Jimmy Butler’s Contract Negotiations

This post has been in the oven for months. I’d perused every recent extension, both in terms of what players of Jimmy Butler’s ilk receive, and how likely it is that he would reach an extension by the Halloween deadline at all. There was also plenty to think about in terms of roster construction. What […]

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Preseason Notes: Bulls Defeat Bucks 91-85

The Bulls got their first win of the preseason on Saturday night in Milwaukee, though as everyone knows, the score is among the least meaningful parts of a preseason game. Here are some thoughts on the players and where they stand so far: -Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich all […]

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Bulls Introduce Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic

With Carlos Boozer amnestied and Anthony Randolph traded, the Bulls finally had the cap space to officially sign their big additions of the offseason, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic. First, you put the pen to the paper… @nikolamirotic12 pic.twitter.com/Vz3dIBe8Eq — Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) July 18, 2014 …then each had their own press conference this morning with the […]

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