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Rebounding Key To New-Look Bulls Identity

Rebounding Key To New-Look Bulls Identity
The Chicago Bulls finished last year as the 9th seed in the Eastern Conference. Their 42-40 record was accomplished through a confusing brand of hero-ball blended with a middling defense, middling offense, and over-matched coaching. But Chicago was able to hang their hat on one of the few statistics they’ve consistently held their own: rebounding.... Read more »

How Pau Racked Up the Assists

How Pau Racked Up the Assists
Notching his second triple double in 10 days, while averaging 7.0 assists per game over the last 10 games, Pau Gasol is setting the table for everyone on the court. With the Bulls running the 1-5 high PnR, there are plenty of chances for Gasol to make plays out of the high post for shooters... Read more »

Will and Mark Discuss Bulls Trade Deadline Options

Will and Mark Discuss Bulls Trade Deadline Options
Mark: The trade deadline fast approaches, Will. I don’t know why I get suckered into the hype and drama of this time of year, particularly as the Chicago Bulls seem immune to participating in the February madness. But here I am, waiting for a move to occur, even as the inevitability of nothingness looms at... Read more »
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Bulls Defensive Numbers Don't Necessarily Match the Eye Test

Bulls Defensive Numbers Don't Necessarily Match the Eye Test
When the Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau, they abandoned their devotion to being an elite defensive unit. They wanted to stay hip with the times, so they brought in an offensive minded, mild-mannered, anti-Thibs in Fred Hoiberg. Most people thought the Bulls’ defense would completely crumble under Hoiberg, but some remained hopeful that the Thibodeau-forged unit... Read more »

Game Break: Bulls vs. Warriors

Game Break: Bulls vs. Warriors
After watching the Bulls play the Warriors, I wanted to go through some of the themes I saw in the game in a “Game Break” segment. Guarding the Pick-and-Roll The Warriors are basically a cheat code. They have at least 4, but often 5 guys on the court at all times that you can’t leave,... Read more »

The Loss of Joakim Noah

The Loss of Joakim Noah
At the start of the year, the Bulls had a 5-man front court log-jam. Nikola Mirotic was supposed to double-up on major success in minimal minutes during his rookie year. Joakim Noah was supposed to overcome his previous year’s knee problems and get back to standard Noah Basketball. Pau Gasol was promised minutes in a... Read more »
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Bulls Confidential Mailbag Q and A, Vol. 1

Bulls Confidential Mailbag Q and A, Vol. 1
Welcome to the Bulls Confidential Mailbag series. Thanks to those who submitted questions! We got a couple of good ones on twitter, and hopefully, if this goes well, we will continue to get more! Question 1: @BullsConf how realistic of a shot is there of getting Oladipo? #Bullsconfqs — James Giuffre (@giuff11) January 13, 2016... Read more »

The Jimmy Butler Alley Oop is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Jimmy Butler Alley Oop is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Hello Bulls Fans, and Happy New Year! My name is Will Gottlieb and I am going to be taking over as the owner and co-editor of the Bulls Confidential Blog. As Morten mentioned in a previous post, he is stepping down from his ownership position due to a health issue and is passing the torch... Read more »

Bulls notes going into preseason

Bulls notes going into preseason
This year’s preseason opener isn’t until Tuesday, but with training camp underway, several reports and bit of news have come out that could impact the Bulls this upcoming season. Before that however is the standard 8-game tester that’ll give us some insights to the team we’ll be watching in the foreseeable future. And as such,... Read more »
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Mark & Morten: Future outlook of the Bulls

Mark & Morten: Future outlook of the Bulls
Yet another email chain was created between Mark and Morten who decided to look at the roster in an honest light, which saddened both a smidge. The name Kevin Durant also popped up in their conversation, albeit briefly.  Mark: A topic that you and I routinely find ourselves discussing is trades, transactions and roster construction.... Read more »