How good is this core compared to the 2010 squad?

Derrick Rose was quoted a few weeks back noting that this was the best team he's ever played with. While I think it feels good on the surface, it's worth actually comparing the various players on it, their ability levels, and seeing how good they really are...

Derrick Rose doing just about nothing for Team USA

Derrick Rose doing just about nothing for Team USA
It appears that Rose has lost his starting job to Kyrie Irving, and it also appears much of the early hype about Rose playing great in Team USA camp was vastly overstated. We've now seen Rose play in three games, and we haven't seen much of anything...

This is the Bulls best chance to vanguish LeBron

Let's face it, the Cavs are younger and flat out more talented than the Bulls. They have the best player in the NBA, a top 10 player, and another all star caliber player on the squad. Unlike Miami they have plenty of depth, and that depth isn't just a bunch of older ring chasers, they have some young talented players as well...
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How is playoff basketball different, and how does it impact the Bulls?

Nylon Calculus had a very cool article breaking down the differences of playoff basketball and regular season basketball using statistical regression to try and prove out which cliches were true and which weren't...

Bulls Beat #334 - Winning a title

Bulls Beat #334 - Winning a title
I discuss what it takes to win a title, the finalized Love trade, and Derrick's Team USA experience...

Will Pau Gasol be the next Carlos Boozer?

Will Pau Gasol be the next Carlos Boozer?
The good news about Pau Gasol is that he's not signed for 15 million per year for five years. In that sense, he'll never be the bad contract that Carlos Boozer was. Paying a shade under seven million per year for Pau suggests the Bulls view him as a role player type. He's actually paid less than Taj Gibson...
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Derrick Rose: It's not the knees, Bulls interested in Barbosa?

Derrick Rose sat out last night's game against the Dominican Republic after Mark Stein said he would be available to play. Sounded like it may have been a coaches decision because he didn't practice the previous couple days as Rose went through shoot around...

Derrick Rose out three straight days with knee soreness

Derrick Rose out three straight days with knee soreness
Derrick Rose hasn't played basketball since the Saturday exhibition against Brazil. In that game he only played 24 minutes. Since then? He's been out with knee soreness. That makes three days he had to rest after playing 24 minutes of real game action...

McDermott vs Snell vs Dunleavy vs Hinrich in the battle for the non Butler minutes

McDermott vs Snell vs Dunleavy vs Hinrich in the battle for the non Butler minutes
The Chicago Bulls have "depth" on the wing. What remains to be seen is whether they have enough talent in that depth...
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Derrick Rose gives about what was expected in Team USA vs Brazil exhibition

Derrick Rose gives about what was expected in Team USA vs Brazil exhibition
Bulls fans flocked to the United Center or stayed home Saturday night to watch Derrick Rose play in an exhibition game against Brazil for Team USA. There will never bee enough assurance that he's really okay until he's racking up 20 points a game on good efficiency against other NBA teams, but fans continue search through every tidbit that they can that this season won't end up like the last three...