Bulls giving Kyrylo Fesenko a chance

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune writes: When Bulls training camp begins next week, center Kyrylo Fesenko will be there on a non-guaranteed contract, according to a league source. Fesenko, a 7-foot-1-inch former second-round pick, has averaged 2.3 points and 2 rebounds in 135 career games with Utah and Indiana. He worked out for the […]

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What did Joakim Noah learn from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spent time this summer working with Joakim Noah, and Kareem “expects [Noah] to have expanded post game this season.” There are 38,387 reasons to think Kareem knows how to score the basketball (hint: that figure represents the record he holds for the most total points […]

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Offensive value and the Bulls

Andres Alvarez of The Wages of Wins Journal recently published a post titled Top Offenses and Top Offensive Players (which I discovered via TrueHoop). Alvarez used the Wins Produced metric to rate last season’s best offenses and offensive players. The article produced some not-so-surprising results (the Spurs had the league’s “winningest” offense and Chris Paul was the top […]

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Derrick Rose: rehab and tears

Derrick Rose is doing more right now than just becoming part of the local pizza culture…he’s also back on the court doing jumping and shooting drills. Said Rose: “My recovery has been good, where (I’m) rehabbing every day, five times out of the week. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I do lower and upper body and bike […]

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High praise for Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah

I came across this NBA.com interview with Bill Russell via TrueHoop. Russell is the league’s grand old lion…one of the greatest players and certainly the greatest winner in NBA history. The numbers speak for themselves: 11 championships in 13 seasons, including eight and a row at one point, and the last two won back-to-back as a […]

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Thibodeau contract negotiations have resumed (finally)

ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes: Chicago Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and coach Tom Thibodeau have resumed negotiations about a contract extension for Thibodeau, according to a source familiar with the situation. The Bulls picked up Thibodeau’s option for the 2012-13 season after last season. General manager Gar Forman repeatedly has stated that it is the organization’s […]

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Scottie Pippen and Dwyane Wade on Derrick Rose

Scottie Pippen on Rose’s comeback (via Comcast SportsNet Chicago): “He’s going to be a bigger, better, stronger player. I think it’s great to have something like this happen if it’s going to happen at a young age (23). He’s going to heal fast, and he’s going to push himself now to be better than he […]

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