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The Bulls are getting along splendidly

Last week, I said it seems like the players on this year’s Bulls squad really like each other. Well, I must have been onto something, because Mike McGraw of the Daily Heraldjust wrote an article about how much the players really like each other: “Since training camp began, players have been emphasizing how well they’ve […]

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Wishing Derrick Rose a happy belated birthday

The Bulls might have been on a flight to London, but they still found time to wish Derrick Rose a happy birthday. (He was born on October 4th, in case you’re wondering.) And here’s my very own, very special (and only slightly belated) birthday wish to the Great Poohdini. Oh, and here’s video of his […]

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Preseason Game Two: Bulls vs. Jazz

Well, that was fun. Buzzer-beating wins like Chicago’s 102-101 victory over Utah always get fans and players psyched up…even if nobody will remember them come playoff time. Like I said before, preseason games have relatively little to do with regular season (or postseason) success. Although maybe that’s less true for some of the Bulls than […]

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Where were the Bulls shooting?

Yesterday’s post about Derrick Rose’s assists got me thinking about where the Bulls were shooting the ball from last season. Fortunately, 82games.com provides a Sortable NBA Team Shooting Stats page. I’ve used their data to create my own tables so that I can highlight the Bulls’ league rank and compare the team’s raw numbers to the league leaders. 82games.com stats […]

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Where did Derrick Rose’s passes go?

In my scouting report on Derrick Rose, I noted that the Bulls’ rookie point guard ranked 12th in the NBA in total assists (512) last season. Just for fun, here’s a list (in descending order) of the players who dropped more dimes than D-Rose: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon, […]

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Team need: Contain opposing big men

The Bulls faced a recurring problem over the course of the 2008-09 season: They could not contain opposing big men. Even the bad ones. Stiffs (or at least non-premier bigs) like Anderson Varejao, Ben Wallace, Darko Milicic, Joel Przybilla, Nick Collison, Troy Murphy and Zaza Pachulia all enjoyed big games and/or season highs against the Chicago interior defense. That’s not […]

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D-League owner wants Jordan versus Russell

Here’s the story so far. During his Hall of Fame induction speech, MJ called out Bryon Russell: “From this day forward, if I ever see him in shorts, I’m coming at him.” Russell immediately accepted that challenge: “I’ll play his [naughty word for butt] right now. This is a call-out for him to come play me.” […]

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Michael Jordan-signed Thriller cover!

If you’re currently struggling to deal with the intense and complex emotions surrounding both Michael Jackson’s untimely passing and Michael Jordan’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, then I may have the perfect way for you to express your feelings: by buying this Thriller album cover signed by both of them: There’s no question that […]

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Jordan’s speech

Supposedly, Genghis Khan once said: “The greatest happiness is to vanquish your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.” I don’t know if Michael Jordan ever studied Genghis Khan, but he […]

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MJ, the Bulls and the Hall of Fame

Have you ever been hanging out with your friends in a crowded bar where the music was blaring and everybody was screaming over everybody else? In those situations, it’s almost impossible to hear yourself think let alone communicate effectively. Well, that’s what writing about Michael Jordan feels like right now. His induction into the Naismith […]

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