Preseason Game 4: Bulls 100, Bucks 94

After three consecutive offensive performances that put the “lack” in “lackluster,” the Bulls finally reached the century mark and notched their second preseason victory. Here’s what I noticed: Nate Robinson has energy: How many Red Bulls do you suppose Little Nate chugged down before the game? Five? Six? Robinson started at point guard because Kirk […]

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Bulls-Bucks Preseason Preview

I didn’t get to watch the last Bulls game against the Timberwolves. Once again it didn’t look like I missed much. The bench continued to struggle. Chicago didn’t have Luol Deng or Rip Hamilton. And they lost. It’s good that the Bulls are getting used to playing without Rip in the preseason, so they won’t […]

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Is it too early to worry about the offense?

We already know that defense is the foundation of Tom Thibodeau’s Bulls. We also know the team is missing its best offensive player in Derrick Rose. But the offense through the first three preseason games has been worse than we could have imagined. Game 1 against the Grizzlies: The Bulls barely broke 90 points while […]

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Cavaliers-Bulls Preseason Preview

The Bulls won their first tune-up game in their Derrick Rose-less quest, but all wasn’t bright. One of the most upsetting things was Jimmy Butler’s 1-11 night. He took a big step back after a promising summer, something I was afraid of when the competition got tougher. The rest of the bench wasn’t great either, […]

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Preseason Game 1: Bulls 92, Grizzlies 88

Here are some random thoughts about the Bulls’ first preseason game: The starting unit looked pretty good: Sure, they appeared understandably rusty during the first half, but the ball movement and effort were there…and things really started to click after halftime. Chicago opened the second half by outscoring Memphis 21-4 — which included a 14-0 […]

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And the preseason begins…

The Bulls begin their preseason schedule tonight at home against the Memphis Grizzlies. So what are we likely to see? Probably not much of note. Preseason openers usually feature light duty for the projected starters (which, in the Bulls case, will likely be Kirk Hinrich, Rip Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah). It’s […]

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Bulls training camp tidbits

Ah…training camp. After a couple months during which most Bulls “news” was limited to theorizing about what might happen in the upcoming season, now things are actually happening. Kinda sorta. We’re still weeks away from actual games. But at least the players are working out and talking to the media. Which, as far as I’m […]

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Don’t expect too many skyhooks from Joakim Noah

When word leaked that Joakim Noah had spent time over the summer working with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and master of the skyhook — there was some rather eager anticipation regarding just what Noah learned from the legend. Specifically: Would Jo start dropping skyhooks this season? The answer: Maybe…but probably not […]

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Rip Hamilton wants to play better this season…but can he?

Due to last season’s lockout-shortened schedule, the Bulls played 66 regular season games. But Rip Hamilton was available for only 28 of them. That was a really big deal. It has been somewhat forgotten because of the many other concerns in the Bulls universe… …Derrick Rose’s surgically-repaired left knee, Luol Deng’s not-surgically-repaired left wrist, Joakim […]

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