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Bulls trades - why are so many fans obsessed with the least efficient method of adding players?

Bulls trades - why are so many fans obsessed with the least efficient method of adding players?
Bulls trades are not something that occur very often, and that is perfectly fine with this writer. Any intelligent fan knows that it is much better to fill a team’s holes with draft picks and free agents. The reason is obvious, of course – if you draft a player or sign him as a free... Read more »

Bulls avoid luxury tax, but it was NOT their #1 priority

Bulls avoid luxury tax, but it was NOT their #1 priority
Bulls avoid luxury tax is not really news, since it has been widely reported for over two months that the team would almost certainly stay under the tax threshold as soon as Erik Murphy was claimed by the Utah Jazz after the Bulls waived him. But for some strange reason, the overwhelming majority of Bulls... Read more »

Paying the NBA luxury tax for a winner- the truth behind the myth

Paying the NBA luxury tax for a winner- the truth behind the myth
I guess to the untrained eye, it makes sense that the team that spends the most money on players and pays the NBA luxury tax will have the best team. After all, the best players make the most money, so if your team spends the most money, they should have more good players, right? Wrong.... Read more »
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Think the NBA draft lottery is rigged?

Think the NBA draft lottery is rigged?
Are you among the complete idiots who believe that the NBA draft lottery is somehow fixed, rigged or not on the up-and-up? The Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery again tonight, the third time in four years they have been lucky enough to land the top pick in the draft. And that has led to all... Read more »

Luol Deng, Nikola Mirotic continue to dominate; Bulls continue to lose

Luol Deng, Nikola Mirotic continue to dominate; Bulls continue to lose
Luol Deng continued his upward scoring trend since Derrick Rose got hurt, scoring 37 points while adding 8 rebounds and 7 assists in last night’s triple overtime thriller against New Orleans at the United Center. Unfortunately, the Bulls’ offense broke down on too many occasions down the stretch, struggling with horrible spacing and some bad... Read more »

Frank Vogel, Terry Stotts: NBA Coaches of the Month, November 2013

Frank Vogel, Terry Stotts: NBA Coaches of the Month, November 2013
New York City (NBA)- The Indiana Pacers’ Frank Vogel and the Portland Trail Blazers’ Terry Stotts today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in October and November. Vogel led Indiana to a 15-1 (.938) mark as the Pacers started the season 9-0 — the best... Read more »
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NBA commissioner David Stern to step down February 1, 2014- NBA Board of Governors selects Adam Silver as replacement

NBA commissioner David Stern to step down February 1, 2014- NBA Board of Governors selects Adam Silver as replacement
(Press release courtesy NBA.com) – David Stern informed the NBA’s Board of Governors today that he will step down as NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years to the date he took over the position. Stern also announced that the Board of Governors voted unanimously to accept his recommendation that Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver... Read more »

NBA News: Headlines, Feb 23, 2012: All-Star Replacements, Notes and Milestones

NBA News: Headlines, Feb 23, 2012: All-Star Replacements, Notes and Milestones
NBA Notes, courtesy NBA Media Central: ALL-STARS SHOWING UP EARLY ON TNT Tonight’s TNT doubleaheader includes the league’s two best teams and a strong contingent of All-Star Weekend participants. In the first game (7 p.m. ET), the Miami Heat (26-7, .788) hosts the New York Knicks (17-17, .500), while the Los Angeles Lakers (20-13, .606)... Read more »
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