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The TNT Bulls Will Never Die, Beat Warriors at Home

The TNT Bulls Will Never Die, Beat Warriors at Home
Who knew the Turner Broadcasting would have such an emotional pull on the Chicago Bulls? The last time the Bulls lost a home game that was broadcast on TNT was 2013. Let that sink in. Something had to give Thursday night at the United Center. The visiting Golden State Warriors were coming into Thursday night’s... Read more »

Bulls GM Woes: Five more GarPax Replacements to Daydream About

Bulls GM Woes: Five more GarPax Replacements to Daydream About
If you have yet to read Michael’s piece about this topic, click here! In a continued pursuit of self-torture, we at Bulls Confidential thought it might be fun to take another look around the NBA and find some candidates to replace Gar Forman and John Paxson, destroyers of fun and lovers of Cyclones. This list... Read more »

Fred Hoiberg's Former Strengths Are Now Some of His Biggest Weaknesses

Fred Hoiberg's Former Strengths Are Now Some of His Biggest Weaknesses
You only have one chance to make a first impression. Unfortunately for Fred Hoiberg that grace period is now over. It seems like forever ago–Fred Hoiberg was brought on to coach the Bulls after an Eastern Conference Semifinal playoff exit. The process of hiring Hoiberg was a quick one, in fact their wasn’t much of... Read more »
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Bulls beat Cavs 117-99, Are Officially a Jump Shooting Team

Bulls beat Cavs 117-99, Are Officially a Jump Shooting Team
It was a feel good win for the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers (sans Lebron) 117-99. The Bulls have now won four straight games and are 5-1 against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers were without Lebron James, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith, so any... Read more »

Who is Bobby Portis?

Who is Bobby Portis?
With the 22nd pick in the 2015 NBA draft, the Chicago Bulls selected 6’11 PF Bobby Portis out of Arkansas. What was thought to be a “steal” selection at 22, Bobby Portis hasn’t begun his career the way the Bulls Front office envisioned when Adam Silver called his name. The Bulls front office has had... Read more »

Jimmy Butler Makes His First All Start Start

Jimmy Butler Makes His First All Start Start
The All Star Game hasn’t changed. In his third trip to the glorified exhibition game, Jimmy Butler made his first foray into the starting lineup. He was accompanied by Kyrie Irving, DeMar DeRozan, Lebron James, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Even though it was his first start, Butler fit right in to the All Star mold. And... Read more »
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Let's Find Robin Lopez a Home

Let's Find Robin Lopez a Home
The Chicago Bulls are stuck. Gone is the optimism that comes with a top 10 offense and defense. Gone are the realistic hopes that this team could make any noise in the playoffs (other than whatever noise would come from Rondo’s Instagram post after the Bulls lose to the Celtics in five games). What the... Read more »

Despite Butler's Return, Bulls Fall Flat in Phoenix

Despite Butler's Return, Bulls Fall Flat in Phoenix
The Chicago Bulls had scored over 100 points in four straight games before Wednesday’s deflating 123-92 loss to Golden State. So with the lowly Phoenix Suns on the schedule, I thought it would be safe to assume the Bulls would return to their newfound high-scoring ways, right? Of course, I couldn’t have been more wrong.... Read more »

Piecing Together The Point Guard Puzzle

Piecing Together The Point Guard Puzzle
The Chicago Bulls have had many problems in this very confusing 2016-17 season. But perhaps the most obvious is the starting point guard position. That starting guard spot next to Dwyane Wade and All-Star Jimmy Butler has been a revolving door that has featured 29 starts for disgruntled veteran Rajon Rondo, 15 starts for Jerian... Read more »
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Petitioning For Consistency

Petitioning For Consistency
2014-15 point differential: +3 2015-16 point differential: -1.5 2016-17 point differential as of February, 2, 2017: +0.5 The Bulls got 4.5 points worse overall during the transition from Tom Thibodeau to Fred Hoiberg (between ‘15-’16 season) . So far, in Hoiberg’s second year (‘16-’17 season) the Bulls improved by 2 points overall (when compared to... Read more »