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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 »

Stop Pretending Paul George is Better Than Jimmy Butler

Stop Pretending Paul George is Better Than Jimmy Butler
As we approach this year’s trade deadline, the annual buzz around the Boston Celtics and their plethora of assets has reached a fever pitch. If the notoriously stingy Danny Ainge found himself willing to part with his prized draft picks, many believe that he could land one of the top two-way stars in the Eastern... 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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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 »

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 »
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The Chicago Bulls Play Their Best Game of the Season

The Chicago Bulls Play Their Best Game of the Season
I have no problem making the proclamation that the Chicago Bulls 128-100 victory at Chesapeake Energy Arena was their best performance of the season so far. In a game that left me more perplexed than I have ever been about a Bulls team, Chicago dominated in all facets of the game from start to finish.... Read more »

Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Have Had Enough

Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Have Had Enough
A loss like the one the Bulls experienced on Wednesday night is supposed to hurt, according to Dwyane Wade. It’s supposed to piss you off, if you ask Jimmy Butler. The most prominent consequence? It makes you talk. Butler and Wade had an awful lot to say to the media following a heartbreaking loss to the... Read more »

Bulls Find New Ways To Confound Fans, Lose to Hawks

Bulls Find New Ways To Confound Fans, Lose to Hawks
Chicago trailed by 22 at the end of the first, 29 at half, and 30 at the end of the third. The fact that the Bulls were able to bring the score to a respectable 102-93 is quite an impressive feat. In Friday night’s Bulls-Hawks game, Chicago appeared to be closer to a team about... Read more »
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A Case for Trading Jimmy Butler

A Case for Trading Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is in the midst of a phenomenal season–averaging 25.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. He has continued to provide stellar defense, he’s a lock for the All Star game, and has singlehandedly dragged the Bulls to a number of wins. With a true star like Butler, you would expect a... Read more »