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Derrick Rose wants to be The Man

ESPNChicago.com’s Nick Friedell recently got to ask Derrick Rose various questions about his long-range jumper (it’s coming along), the Bulls’ personnel moves this summer (thumbs up), and what he thinks about new coach Tom Thibodeau (another thumbs up). However, Rose’s most telling comments were in response to whether he actively wants to be the centerpiece of the […]

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The Vinny Watch continues…

Most people thought Vinny Del Negro would be fired immediately after the Bulls were eliminated from the playoffs. Well, it turns out we’re going to have to wait a few more days to find out anything. According to Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com: “The Chicago Bulls will not make an announcement on the fate of head […]

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Bulls limping toward the end

Amid speculation that coach Vinny Del Negro could be standing in an unemployment line as early as tomorrow — said Joakim Noah: “How about we just focus on the game tomorrow and see what happens. When the season’s over, you’ll figure it out.” — the Bulls are hobbling into what may be their final game […]

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Game 4: Cavaliers 121, Bulls 98

A few years ago, I went to a local court to play pickup basketball with a group of friends. In our first (and what turned out to be our only) game, we got matched up against a team composed of skinny high schoolers. Admittedly, we went into the contest assuming an easy victory. After all, we […]

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Game 3: Bulls 108, Cavaliers 106

The Bulls snuck into the NBA playoffs on the final day of the regular season. Given the number of injuries and the amount of drama they went through during that 82-game gulag, that accomplishment was nothing short of amazing. However, their efforts merely earned them the right to face soon-to-be-MVP LeBron James and his league-best Cleveland […]

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Game 2: Cavaliers 112, Bulls 102

The Bulls nearly played a perfect game last night. No, they didn’t shoot the ball well — 44 percent as a team, including 4-for-13 from three-point range — but they’ve been a limited offensive team all season. (And in some ways, “limited” is being generous.) However, the Bulls scrapped hard enough to make their fans proud. Chicago reversed […]

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Game 1: Cavaliers 96, Bulls 83

Too much. The Cavaliers had too much. Too much talent. Too much size. Too much LeBron James. And the Bulls, on the other hand, didn’t have enough. The final score looks somewhat respectable. The fact that Chicago whittled a 22-point third quarter deficit (68-46) down to only seven (82-75) with 5:35 left in the fourth seems a little hopeful. But […]

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Wondering what the future holds for the Bulls

On Saturday, the Bulls open their first round playoff series against the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Think about that. Say those words out loud. The Bulls are in the playoffs. Feels kind of weird, doesn’t it? There were so many times early in the season and especally over the last month when a postseason berth seemed […]

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Bring on the Cavaliers (gulp): Bulls 98, Bobcats 89

What a crazy season. I mean, think about it. Before it even began, Ben Gordon left for Detroit. Then the season opened with Derrick Rose semi-hobbled by an ankle injury. Four games in, Tyrus Thomas fractured his left forearm during a weightlifting session at practice. Then Kirk Hinrich missed time with a sprained left thumb. John Salmons went through […]

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