For months, Bulls fans have sighed heavily at the thought of pairing Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol in the starting line-up. Therefore, this paragraph from Sam Smith should instil plenty of optimism: Perhaps the biggest question coming into the season is who will start at center. The Bulls have two All-Star centers in Gasol and... Read more »
There aren't many players that have left Chicago in the past 10 years that I think "wow I wish we had that guy back". Kyle Korver is one of them. It's worth understanding what went wrong and why to avoid the same mistake in the future...
A college player who isn’t an elite athlete is frequently labeled as one with limited upside. The same is true for those who are bad at nothing, but also brilliant at nothing. To wrap up the final cliché that applies to Bobby Portis, is the fact that college players who spend more than one year... Read more »
I’ve never been good at letting go. To this day, it still bothers me how reluctant the team was in running on-ball screens, specifically pick-and-pop action for a big man. It’s not a groundbreaking statement to suggest that the Bulls under Tom Thibodeau ran an unimaginative, old-school offense. We know what he likes to have... Read more »
As I’m sure most are aware, the salary cap is going up next year. By a lot. All thanks to ESPN and Turner’s new deal with the NBA that will ultimately fetch the league $24 billion over nine years. (It physically hurt to type that figure) With that, cap space will be coming to Chicago,... Read more »
With most of free agency over and done with, we can roughly begin to paint a picture of what teams will throw out on the court for this season. This, unavoidably, presents a series of expectations that undoubtedly varies from person to person. It’s difficult to get a solidified read on what the majority of... Read more »
We get our first look at Bobby Portis and another look at Doug McDermott. I also discuss Hoiball and expectations for the next season...
After six games in Las Vegas, the Bulls are going home to prepare for the regular season. For Doug McDermott and Cameron Bairstow, both of whom were unavailable last night due to foot issues, it was another chance to get some run in a league with fringe NBA-talent, and for Bobby Portis, it was about... Read more »
The Chicago Bulls and their front office are often criticized for being too conservative; frugal with their total player payments, an unwillingness to make significant trades, and zero interest to go after malcontents or ‘bad citizens’, these are just some of the critical comments associated with General Manager Gar Forman and his predecessor, John Paxson.... Read more »
Labeled a shooter, probably since birth, Doug McDermott is beginning to change his offensive approach under Summer League. Seeing more minutes at the four-spot than last summer, McDermott is taking the ball inside with more frequency and is finding his touch effective. In last night’s come-from-behind win against Toronto, McDermott made nine of his 11... Read more »