Introducing a new Bulls podcast: Dennis Podman

Introducing a new Bulls podcast: Dennis Podman
Mark Karantzoulis, Kevin Ferrigan, and Morten Jensen decided to get together and start up a new Bulls podcast. Being from Australia, the United States, and Denmark respectively, logistics were, and will continue to be, tricky. In this first episode, the guys talk about Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol, discuss the direction of the Bulls, and a... Read more »

Deal for Rudy Gay?

Deal for Rudy Gay?
This link isn’t for a rumor, but for an idea of moving Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott to Sacramento for Rudy Gay. Acquiring Rudy Gay might actually be the move we’ve all been referring to when using the term “trading for a wing” given how he, on paper at least, should fit in well under... Read more »

Derrick Rose denies rape allegations

Derrick Rose denies rape allegations
According to TMZ, ex-girlfriend of Derrick Rose, “Jane Doe”, has accused him of drugging her, breaking into her home, and raping her with his friends. The story is as follows: Rose’s accuser says the two continued to date until August 2013, when Rose and two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton (who is also Rose’s... Read more »
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Better Point Guard Play Is Needed

Better Point Guard Play Is Needed
The Bulls didn’t have many avenues to improve their team in the off-season. Over the cap with no real plausible way to enter the free agency race for some of the bigger names, the team was only armed with its draft pick (#22) and the mini mid-level exception to upgrade the roster. With a need... Read more »

Grading the Bulls: Mike Dunleavy

Grading the Bulls: Mike Dunleavy
Last grading: Taj Gibson Offense When Mike was signed two years ago, his offensive role was simple. Shoot the long-ball, and handle the ball more than Kyle Korver. Over the course of the first year, the long-ball part didn’t really happen that much, as DeMarcus Cousins’ best friend settled for just 4.5 three-ball attempts per... Read more »

The great tendencies of Nikola Mirotic

The great tendencies of Nikola Mirotic
With Jimmy Butler believing he’s a point guard – and thus adding further uncertainties to my previous post – it might be time to catch a break from a situation that might, or might not, be escalating into some deep-rooted issues that will be the talk of the town when training camp rolls around. And... Read more »
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The Rose/Butler dynamic

The Rose/Butler dynamic
Yesterday, Jimmy Butler more or less acknowledged that there indeed were issues between himself and Derrick Rose. While on Waddle & Silvy, Butler talked about going into this season with a better chemistry between the two, even going as far as using the term “We better”, which is both encouraging and disconcerting at the same... Read more »

The Pioneering Luc Longley

If you haven’t worked it out now – or perhaps I haven’t mentioned it in my brief time here on Bulls Confidential – I hail from the land ‘Down Under’. No Americans, not Mexico. I’m referring to Australia. No, I don’t ride a kangaroo to work. I don’t eat Vegemite (it’s terrible) and Paul Hogan is... Read more »

Grading the Bulls: Taj Gibson

Grading the Bulls: Taj Gibson
Last grading: Kirk Hinrich Offense On the surface, Gibson appeared to have an off-year offensively when you look at his raw numbers, and even his per-minute scoring output. That wasn’t the case, however. Gibson spent last year operating closer to the hoop than ever before, as the average distance on his shot attempts was a... Read more »
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The NBA is lousy at drafting international players. The Bulls are not.

I was thinking about the New York Knicks pick of Kristaps Porzingis and whether he's likely to be a quality player. It got me to thinking there haven't been many quality international players drafted early in awhile...