Media day and training camp links

Here are a bunch of links to stories/interviews/etc. about the Bulls’ media day and first couple days of training camp. To sum up: Everybody’s (more or less) healthy, Luol Deng is ready to redeem himself, Joakim Noah and Tyrus Thomas have been pumping up, everybody has to help cover Ben Gordon’s points, Derrick Rose needs to become the go-to guy, and the […]

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Last season’s super subs

While sifting through the incredible amount of data over at 82games.com, I came across the NBA Team Starter/Reserve stats page for the 2008-09 season. Check this out: Last season, the Bulls bench ranked 13th in points per 100 possessions (106.3), 10th in rebounds per game (14.3), ninth in points per game (31.0), tied for 7th in […]

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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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Aaron Gray: Officially still a Bull

According to John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The Bulls completed their offseason moves on Tuesday by re-signing backup center Aaron Gray to a one-year contract for roughly $1 million. Gray, who had been a restricted free agent, is entering his third season in the NBA after averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 117 […]

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Introducing Sidney Green: Big Man Coach

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reported that the Bulls have hired Sidney Green as a big man coach. I know, I know…you’re probably wondering, “Sidney who?” But believe it or not, Green was drafted by the Bulls in the 1st round (5th pick, 5th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. Of course, there’s more […]

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Derrick Rose…and his SAT tutor?

A few days ago, NBA Offseason posted this picture of Derrick Rose and Rainn Wilson (a.k.a. Dwight Schrute of The Office). Apparently, it was taken on the set of an upcoming NBA on TNT commercial. I hope they’re pantomiming scissors, because Wilson could seriously use a trim. I also hope this picture goes over better than […]

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Not-so-random numbers from the 2008-09 season

To prepare myself for the upcoming season, I decided to take a look back at the numbers that shaped the 2008-09 campaign. These stats came from the 2008-09 NBA Season Summary at Basketball-Reference.com. Field Goals Made / Attempted: The Bulls ranked 8th in field goals made (3126) and 5th in field goals attempted (6846). Only the Knicks, […]

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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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