The Chicago Bulls, should they win their final three games — and since those three games are against the New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Charlotte Bobcats, that seems rather likely — will have won 50 games for the third time in four years under Tom Thibodeau, one of which came in a 66-game season. This after […]
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Chicago Bulls 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 87: What did we learn?
Last night, Luol Deng took the court for the first time in a game involving the Chicago Bulls while wearing the other uniform. It was weird, even as the Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-87. Remember when we all assumed the Cavs would make the playoffs and the Bulls would drop out after the trade? […]
Contextualizing Luol Deng
In case you didn’t know, tonight marks the first time the Bulls will face a team who employs Luol Deng. While the implications of tonight’s game have, by this point, been well-covered, I want to cover this somewhat momentous event with an eye on the past, on properly appreciating how much Luol Deng meant to […]
What Chicago Bulls Fans Need to Understand Before Criticizing the Luol Deng Trade
In the wake of the Luol Deng trade there’s been an onslaught of criticism by fans—some of management, some of Deng, some of both. Some just want to lash out at anyone in general. Most of the fans criticizing either way jump on a wayward “fact” or two and then build Specious Mountain out […]
Chicago Bulls 92, Phoenix Suns 87: What did we learn?
There are two ways to look at the Chicago Bulls’ 92-87 win over the Phoenix Suns. You can look at it as a failure, since trading Luol Deng the night before ostensibly ushered in a new era of tanking, or you can look at it as the reality of Tom Thibodeau. We all knew that […]
Bulls by the Horns Luol Deng Trade Roundtable
Last night, the basketball world was shocked when the Chicago Bulls suddenly pulled the trigger on a trade that sent Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers. To this point much has been made and said about the trade from many basketball writers and fans alike. The following are takes on the trade and Luol Deng […]
Assessing the Impact of the Luol Deng Trade
For those of you asleep at the time, a bomb was dropped on the Chicago Bulls fan base as news broke that the Chicago Bulls traded Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and three future draft picks. As of writing this no additional moves have been made but it is heavily expected […]
Talking Points: Should the Bulls Trade Luol Deng for Dion Waiters?
There was a lot of news this last week about the Chicago Bulls and whether they should trade Luol Deng. Among the most intriguing names to pop up is Dion Waiters, the disgruntled shooting guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Determining whether the Bulls should make such a move is not an easy one either way. […]
Bulls 77, Raptors 99: Another horrific loss
For anyone fortunate enough to be able to miss this game, good job. The Bulls shot 36 percent from the field and amassed just 77 points, their fourth sub-80 point game in their last four and third consecutive loss. It was awful from top to bottom – Toronto led early on and never really looked […]
Throw Back Thursday: Revisiting an Old Deng Discussion
The recent injury to Derrick Rose has many fans debating what the Chicago Bulls should do next- continue to compete for a title or blow the team up to a degree and begin the rebuilding process as soon as possible. A big part of this debate revolves around Luol Deng, his soon to be expiring […]