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Raging Bull: Counting the Cost of a Carmelo Anthony Trade

As the Chicago Bulls vainly struggled  to score against the Sacramento Kings (ranked 28th in defensive rating)  it was hard not to think, “They really need Carmelo Anthony.” Certainly, his multifaceted scoring abilities would be a great boon to an offense that often looks like a clogged heart working overtime to futilely pump thickened blood through plaque-covered […]

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Knicks-Bulls Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 51-26 Division: 10-6 Conference: 34-13 Road Record: 22-16 Last 10 Games: 10-0 Streak: Won 13 Last game: 120-99 win over Washington PPG: 100.0 (11th) Opponents PPG: 95.6 (7th) Offensive Rating: 111.2 (3rd) Defensive Rating: 106.3 (18th) Pace: 89.8 (26th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .516 (7th) Turnover Percentage: .118 (1st) […]

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Game Recap: Bulls 108, Knicks 101

The Good: The Bulls bounced back from a bad home loss to the Milwaukee Bucks by busting one of the league’s best teams on the road. Chicago’s offense put on a show by shooting a sizzling 57.4 percent from the field and scoring at torrid rate of 117.2 points per 100 possessions. The defense also […]

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Bulls-Knicks Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 23-12 Division: 4-2 Conference: 14-5 Home Record: 13-4 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Lost 2 Last game: 81-76 loss to Indiana PPG: 101.5 (8th) Opponents PPG: 96.7 (12th) Offensive Rating: 111.5 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 106.2 (20th) Pace: 90.8 (21st) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .513 (6th) Turnover Percentage: .107 (1st) […]

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Bulls-Knicks Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 19-6 Division: 4-1 Conference: 13-2 Home Record: 11-1 Last 10 Games: 8-2 Streak: Won 1 Last game: 100-86 win over Nets PPG: 102.8 (5th) Opponents PPG: 96.2 (9th) Offensive Rating: 112.8 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 105.5 (15th) Pace: 90.8 (23rd) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .521 (4th) Turnover Percentage: .104 (1st) […]

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Knicks-Bulls Preview

New York Knicks Status Check: Record: 14-4 Division: 2-1 Conference: 10-1 Road Record: 7-4 Last 10 Games: 7-3 Streak: Won 5 Last game: 112-92 win over Heat PPG: 103.2 (3rd) Opponents PPG: 94.7 (8th) Offensive Rating: 113.3 (2nd) Defensive Rating: 104.0 (13th) Pace: 90.6 (26th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .528 (3rd) Turnover Percentage: .10.5 (1st) […]

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Joakim Noah is back (on Wednesday)

At long last, after a 30-game absence following thumb surgery, Joakim Noah will play on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors. It’s hard to say how good the Bulls will be with Noah back and a full contingent of healthy players. Interestingly enough, Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus checked the math, and the math says the […]

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The Return of ‘Melo Rumors

It’s like a bad horror movie. Now that New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has officially passed on — that is, gotten sick and tired of — trying to trade for Carmelo Anthony, the Bulls have popped back up on the ‘Melo Trade Radar. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: “Anthony has long been enthusiastic about […]

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