Posts in category "Bulls Analysis"

Bulls' 2011-12 season honors

Bulls' 2011-12 season honors
As the Chicago Bulls look to move past the devastating end to their season, let’s hand out some player and team awards. Most valuable player: Luol Deng While Derrick Rose is far and away the Bulls’ best player, it is Deng whom coach Tom Thibodeau has repeatedly referred to as the “glue” of the team.... Read more »

Joakim Noah appears doubtful to return in Bulls' series

Joakim Noah appears doubtful to return in Bulls' series
Barring a miracle, Joakim Noah is most likely not going to return to the Chicago Bulls during the first-round series of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. The center severely sprained his left ankle during the Bulls’ stunning 79-74 Game 3 loss on Friday night, and he has been in crutches since leaving... Read more »

Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'

Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'
The relationship between Mike James and Tom Thibodeau goes all the way back to the 2004-05 season, when James was a reserve guard for a Houston Rockets team that featured Thibodeau as the lead assistant coach under Jeff Van Gundy. Both James and Thibodeau quickly formed a bond, and the two men still share similar... Read more »
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Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality
Uncharacteristically, the Chicago Bulls didn’t match their opponent’s level of physicality on Thursday night when they suffered an 83-72 loss to the Miami Heat. The Bulls were punched in the mouth first and failed to retaliate the rest of the game. It all started in the second quarter when James Jones shoved Bulls center Joakim... Read more »

Bulls' Carlos Boozer matches Heat counterpart

Bulls' Carlos Boozer matches Heat counterpart
In last season’s Eastern Conference finals, most Chicago fans believed it was imperative for the Bulls to win the matchup at power forward between Carlos Boozer and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh. But Bosh clearly got the upper in the Heat’s five-game series win, averaging 23.2 points on 60 percent shooting and 7.6 rebounds to... Read more »

Bulls' Rip Hamilton gradually finding stroke

Bulls' Rip Hamilton gradually finding stroke
Rip Hamilton missed five of his six shots from the field in the first half of Thursday night’s come-from-behind 93-86 victory over the Boston Celtics, but the veteran shooting guard clanked wide-open jumpers that were easily makeable for him, and he knew it. A player who has a reputation as a knock-down jump shooter, Hamilton’s... Read more »
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Bulls' Rip Hamilton could be wise to sit again vs. Thunder

Bulls' Rip Hamilton could be wise to sit again vs. Thunder
While Chicago Bulls fans have waited with much anticipation for Rip Hamilton to return from his extended absence due to a right shoulder injury, it could be smart for all parties – the team, player and fan base alike – to have the veteran shooting guard miss Sunday afternoon’s nationally televised game against the Oklahoma... Read more »

Trade deadline passes quietly for the Bulls

Trade deadline passes quietly for the Bulls
Par for the course, the Chicago Bulls did not make an acquisition ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. While general manager Gar Forman talked to the other 29 executives in the league, the Bulls have made it clear all season long that they have supreme confidence in the team as currently constructed.... Read more »

Small moves likely, but Bulls banking on Rip Hamilton

Small moves likely, but Bulls banking on Rip Hamilton
With the NBA All-Star break in the rearview mirror, the Chicago Bulls believe they are prepared to focus all of their attention on the unofficial second half of the season amid the countless trade rumors that will surely ensue around the league in the coming weeks. There’s no question that the biggest star who’s reportedly... Read more »
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Bulls enjoy Mike James' veteran presence

Bulls enjoy Mike James' veteran presence
While the United Center crowd may have been surprised Mike James played all but 41 seconds in the fourth quarter of the Chicago Bulls’ 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics, the veteran point guard’s coaches and teammates knew exactly what he would bring to the table and fans who paid attention to his first stint... Read more »
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