Unfavorable schedules

Derrick Rose “probably” won’t play tonight against the Grizzlies in Memphis — and several other players missed practice yesterday – which means the Bulls will “probably” lose their eighth game in row. Barring a minor miracle. Actually, make that a major miracle. I decided to take a closer look at the Bulls schedule versus the schedules […]

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Kirk Hinrich will get Tuesday night off

It’s official: “The NBA announced Saturday that Hinrich has been suspended for a game for making contact with referee Bennie Adams during the Bulls’ 108-95 loss to the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Hinrich was ejected in the fourth quarter when he was assessed a second technical foul by Adams. After the ejection, Hinrich […]

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Free fallin’: Heat 108, Bulls 95

ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Ric Bucher may not agree on whether Joakim Noah’s ongoing absence due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot is the costliest injury in the NBA, but the Bulls have now give up 100 or more points in 10 straight games. They’ve lost eight of those games, including the last seven […]

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Guest post: Earl Campbell and Derrick Rose

There are more than a few observers — myself included — who believe that Earl Campbell was the most powerful and dominant fullback to play in the NFL during the past 40 years. Having won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 while playing for Texas, he was drafted number one by the Houston Oilers in 1978. […]

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And things get much worse: Magic 111, Bulls 82

Realistically, the Bulls didn’t have much of a chance to beat the Magic. Orlando came into the game on a six-game winning streak, while Chicago stumbled into the Magic’s Kingdom on a season-worst five-game skid. The Bulls were without Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis in his left foot) and Luol Deng (strained calf muscle), and both […]

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“Loving” it Live

Ugh. Double ugh. Triple ugh. Etc. The Bulls have lost a season-worst five games in a row. Joakim Noah is out (plantar fasciitis). Luol Deng is expected to miss at least the next two games with a Grade 1 or 2 calf strain. Brad Miller (thumb) and Taj Gibson (plantar fasciitis) both missed practice yesterday, and Taj […]

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Muzak: Jazz 132, Bulls 108

The AP game notes pretty much said it all: Utah’s 132 points, 34 assists and 3-point percentage (.600) were season-highs for a Bulls opponent. Except for one dunk — more on that below — the Jazz didn’t do anything spectacular. They simply fought, hustled and executed the Bulls to death. Ouch. And just like that, […]

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