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Guest Post: More than half-full

In this age of Twitter, it comes as no surprise that dedicated basketball fans are inclined to immediately parse every game in detailed fashion. There’s nothing wrong with expressing opinions after a game, but along with such micro-analysis comes the unfortunate tendency to lose sight of the bigger picture. The Bulls have now played three […]

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Joakim Noah versus Everybody

“I want to take on everybody.” That’s the pull quote for the article ESPN The Magazine’s Molly Knight wrote about Joakim Noah. For the article — which really is  a must-read for Noah fans, by the way — Knight visited Jo’s house, was put through “a series of physical and emotional tests” by Noah himself (seriously), and finally got […]

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Fighting off the “Chicago Syndrome”

In yesterday’s print edition of the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears offensive lineman Dan Jiggetts introduced the idea of a “Chicago Syndrome.” According to Jiggetts, many denizens of the Windy City “can’t believe one of our teams really got something right.” In other words, Chicago fans are all doom and mostly gloom. It’s true. By nature, […]

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Scottie Pippen to be bronzed

Number retired? Check. Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame? Check. Bronze statue in the United Center? Soon to be check. According to Adam Fluck of “The Chicago Bulls have plans to unveil a bronze statue of Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen that will be displayed permanently in the United Center at some point […]

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Ranking Luol Deng

According to Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie, Luol Deng is the eight-best small forward in the NBA, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Gerald Wallace, Andre Iguodala, Danny Granger and Paul Pierce. Here’s Dwyer’s commentary: “After a year or two in the wilderness, Luol finally got his wits about him in 2009-10, […]

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Questions about the 2010-11 Chicago Bulls: Part 1

1. Will Derrick Rose ascend to superstardom? Due to a preseason ankle injury, Rose got off to a slow start last season. But if you check out his splits, you can see the month-by-month progression that earned him a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. This progression was punctuated by a blistering April in […]

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To Rudy or not to Rudy…

The Bulls still have about $3 million to spend and one more roster spot to fill. Rumor had it the team was taking long, hard looks at both Eddie House and Roger Mason. Unfortunately, House was signed by the Evil Empire Miami Heat and Mason has been picked up by the New York Knicks. Who does that leave? Keith Bogans? […]

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Could Dwyane Wade work in Chicago?

The question: Could Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose play well together? Background: Let me make one thing clear up front: I’m not saying Dwyane Wade is coming to Chicago. There’s simply no way to know how this summer’s free agent bonanza is going to turn out. However, until he either re-signs with the Miami Heat […]

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A few thoughts on Scottie Pippen

In case you haven’t heard, Scottie Pippen — along with Karl Malone, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, Bob Hurley Sr., Cynthia Cooper, Dennis Johnson, Gus Johnson, and Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira as well as the 1960 and 1992 U.S. Olympic teams — was selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2010. Pippen’s selection […]

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