Chicago Bulls @ New Orleans Hornets, 7:00 PM CSN-Chicago

Tonight, All-Star point guard Derrick Rose (feels good to say, don't it?) and the Chicago Bulls will visit the New Orleans Hornets to take on Chris Paul and company. Chicago is on a four-game winning streak against western conference teams, and will try to build on that against the Hornets.

Newly-acquired guard Devin Brown could have made his Bulls debut against the Thunder, but head coach Vinny Del Negro opted for more practice time with the 31-year old before inserting him into the rotation.

Not including tonights game, the Bulls have seven games to go before the All-Star break, and during that stretch they will face the Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Indiana and Orlando. After the victory over Oklahoma City, the Bulls are 22-22 with a look at the seventh seed in the eastern conference.

Small forward Luol Deng knocked down three of four from downtime at Oklahoma City, and once again showed his improved stroke from the outside. The 6'9 forward is shooting over 44% from behind the arc on the year, and has shot 41% from three over his last three seasons. This year however, Deng has increased the volume of his shot attempts on the long ball, which has the Bulls optimistic about Deng being the future pairing with Rose.

Center Joakim Noah sat at Houston, but played at San Antonio two nights later. The 6'11 center didn't make the All-Star game, but has played extremely well for the season. Noah averages 12.1 rebounds on the season, and will go up against Emeka Okafor and David West.

Rookie Taj Gibson, who will participate in the rookie game on All-Star weekend, has averaged 11 rebounds per game over the four game winning streak, and has been a major help for the Bulls on the glass. Gibson is fitting in nicely in the league and seems to adapt well to whatever pace is at play on a per-game basis.

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  • Cant wait to see Aaron Gray make us eat crow tonight lmao.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    I swear if this actually happens, I'll never forgive you.

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    game prediction. Rose 28 points 8 asist 5 rebounds 2 steals. ^_*

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    AMAR'E STOUDEMIRE:

    I saw under the rumor section on the ESPN's website that the Bulls have a package ready to offer the Suns for Stoudemire.

    Does anybody know anything about that?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    i pray you being dead serious..because your ideas be outta hand sometimes..but i get what you mean..

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    all star pg d.rose baby! i told you dougy..dont doubt him..he was number one outta high school,college and rookie of the year for a reason..but for the people upstairs..i say dont stop building..becuase derrick needs a team that fits him more..we can see what he does individually but now we need to see how a team around him effects it..obv. its goina be better..so personally i expect for the bulls to make somekind of move this deadline..2 at least or just as much as last year..i hope we give amare a shot or end up with bosh..but if we dont then getting him with 3 point shooters and pushing the ball with players who can play run,shoot and play defense is what we need to bring in to setup 2010 beautifully.. derrick rose= mvp 2013 -_- seriously...

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    if deng steps up his three point shooting attempts,percentage per attempt and etc..and overall becomes better from deep range..his contract might be worth it in the long run..he does play defense,isnt a bum,only 2 quarter player..but the guy produces atleast..he needs to getter better at shooting from deep..

    moving on in the future..i think a team of rose,stoudemire or cb4,loul,joakim and gibson and 2010 free agent 6th man can make us elite...bringin in stoudemire or bosh should be our main goal by the deadline..so dont wait for 2010 for a star..go get them now if the rumors are true..

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    is it mee or was trading a big(aaron gray) for a swingman(devin brown) could mean loul,tyrus a pick for stoudemire is even more likely now..

    the bulls know joakim and taj are dealing with injuries and brad might pass out by this weekend..idk just throwing it out there..obv brown is better..but a expiring for another..idk..sounds funny but there two different positions and the bulls are thin at the big spot..just saying..but it makes alot of sense so whne you do look at it..you can get my point..

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    This is my LOW-RISK/HIGH-REWARD Amar'e Stoudemire Package.

    To Bulls: Amar'e Stoudemire, Robin Lopez and Jarron Collins
    To Suns: Tyrus Thomas, James Johnson, Brad Miller and a #1 Pick

    That's a nice package for both teams. As good as the Bulls are playing right now, there is NO WAY they should give up Hinrich or Salmons for Amar'e Stoudemire.

    If the Suns don't want the players that aren't producing for the Bulls, then they should wait until the summer to make a trade or signing.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    WAIT...HOLD THE PHONE...I HAVE A NEW TRADE IDEA.

    To Bulls: David Lee, Darko Milicic and Jarron Collins
    To Knicks: Amar'e Stoudemire
    To Suns: Jordan Hill, James Johnson, Brad Miller & #1 Picks from NY & CHI.

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ygnbhyc

    Couldn't that work for each team?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    so wait Bulls deal a 1st rounder, a reliable guy in Brad, and our first round guy in James Johnson for David Lee who is a rental? why would we help the Knicks out anyway? stop sniffing paint.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Aaron Gray actually seemed happy on the bench....I didn't see Devin Brown crack a smile...

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Gray is just happy to be making a million dollars to do nothing.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    HISTORIC WIN:

    The Bulls are the 1st team in NBA history to ever win 5 straight road games against teams above .500.

    WAY TO GO!!!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Bulls wet their pants in the 4th quarter...they looked scared and disconbobulated lol The whole 4th quarter the Bulls were running pick and roll with Noah and it gave no option other then taking it to the hole. We need a guy that can hit that jumper all day long. Miller does a decent job of it but he is most likely gone after this season. Just another reason to get Amare. Who you gonna gaurd..Rose or Amare? Cant double both of them.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    We just got Josh Howard for John Salmons and jerome james.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    what? doubt it.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    Can I breathe again? WOW!!!

    Nice win, despite that lackluster 4th quarter. They showed alot of GUTS to get the win.

    Go Bulls!!!

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    wow we snuck out of that game with a W.....we played the 1st 3 quarters well but came out completely flat in the 4th....thank god for big papa brad miller for another solid game off the bench....good shit on a 5 game road win streak bulls

  • In reply to Newskoolbulls:

    ya i heard something like that...heard that we r at the top of the list as candidates to deal with phoenix not sure exactly whose in the deal thought it might have said hinrich miller tyrus....something i dunno but apparantly teams askin about miller....

  • The Bulls need to stay HUNGRY, but not for CAJUN FOOD...WINS!!!

  • push push push push push. Our game is up tempo! push push push push
    hahaha.

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