And the starting power forward is…

…Tyrus Thomas or rookie Taj Gibson? Nobody knows yet, except possibly Vinny Del Negro. But the coach isn’t talking. However, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports that Gibson played with the first unit during yesterday’s practice. Tyrus was asked about the situation afterward, but he “politely declined to discuss the situation, smiling as he waved […]

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The Chicago Bulls: A second half of the season team

Through seven preseason games, the Bulls have earned a pretty sweet record of 5-2. But there are problems. The main problem is that Derrick Rose injured his right ankle during the first preseason game and it hasn’t fully healed. He’ll almost certainly sit out of Friday’s final preseason game against the Wizards, and he could […]

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Preseason Game Seven: Magic vs. Bulls

Chicago’s preseason primer is almost over. It ended last night with an exciting (by preseason standards) 101-98 home defeat by the Orlando Magic. The Bulls ended a successful 5-2 preseason with questions and a bit of controversy. The questions revolve around continuity. With starters (particularly Rose) missing time, Vinny Del Negro was forced to use […]

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Preseason Game Six: Timberwolves vs. Bulls

The Bulls improved to 5-1 in the preseason with a 94-90 home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. To be honest, I’m not sure what to make of this game or all these wins considering that Chicago has been playing short-handed for most of the preseason. And that makes me nervous. So maybe it’s time to remember Rule […]

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Preseason Game Five: Bulls vs. Timberwolves

Let’s hear it for your 4-1 Chicago Bulls. Can we carry over the preseason record? No, probably not. Anywhere, here are some high and lowlights from last night’s 99-94 road win over the Timberwolves. Guys who looked good: The Player of the Game? Actually, it might have been…Chris Richard. No, really. Richard came off the […]

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Preseason Game Four: Bucks vs. Bulls

The Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-86 at the UC last night. I’ll take it. After all, Chicago was playing without three of its big guns. Oh, and it’s the preseason. Guys who looked good: Okay, Joakim Noah was the Player of the Game…but first let me say a few words about Taj Gibson. I’ve […]

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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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Preseason Game Three: Bulls vs. Bucks

The Bulls were undefeated in the preseason. The Bucks had given up 115 PPG over their first two preseason games. An irresistible force meeting a very moveable object? Yeah, right. Milwaukee put the clamps on the Derrick Rose-less (and Tyrus Thomas-less) Bulls, winning 98-86. Guys who looked good: Kirk Hinrich was solid if not spectacular […]

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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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