Posts tagged "NBA"

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2010 NBA Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2010 NBA Draft
Every summer, we take some time to look back five years at how Chicago’s teams drafted. Traditionally, we’ve run our rear view mirror series closer together, but this year we’re looking ahead at each league’s draft with a trip down memory lane. Click here to look back at the 2010 NFL Draft for the Chicago... Read more »

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?
Monday wasn’t a great day for Chicago sports fans. Doug Buffone, a Chicago Bears icon who was one of the more popular sports personalities in this town over the last 40+ years, passed away. Less than two weeks away from Chicago hosting the NFL Draft, this was a somber note across every channel of sports... Read more »

1 Night, 2 Stars Injured: Patrick Kane & Derrick Rose Out

1 Night, 2 Stars Injured: Patrick Kane & Derrick Rose Out
A little more than seven minutes into Tuesday night’s Blackhawks game, Patrick Kane was shoved awkwardly into the boards. He was slow to get up, and when he did rise he was holding his left arm. The league’s leading point producer went straight to the dressing room and did not return to the game. As... Read more »
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2015 NBA Mock Draft: All-Star Weekend Edition

2015 NBA Mock Draft: All-Star Weekend Edition
It’s NBA All-Star Weekend, a celebration of the game’s best players in which nobody plays defense that, inexplicably, thousands of people watch the display on television. Since we haven’t looked ahead to the 2015 NBA Draft in a few weeks, let’s take a moment during the break to consider what the first round might look... Read more »

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Boston Hoarding Edition

2015 NBA Mock Draft: Boston Hoarding Edition
It’s been a wild couple weeks in the NBA. Trades have been fast and furious, coming almost as quickly as Knicks losses. And many of them have involved the Boston Celtics acquiring picks in the 2015 and other future drafts. There are outstanding trades for almost half of the picks in the 2015 Draft, but... Read more »

Jimmy Butler & Brandon Saad: Chicago's Young Free Agent Dilemmas

Jimmy Butler & Brandon Saad: Chicago's Young Free Agent Dilemmas
In the summer of 2015, two young players who are quickly ascending the ranks of fan favorites in Chicago need to get paid. And, unfortunately, both present salary cap headaches for their respective general managers. Jimmy Butler and Brandon Saad are each coming into their own as stars in their respective leagues. And their respective... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts III

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts III
This weekend, we’re spending some time with our annual series looking back five years at the draft classes of Chicago’s teams. Trades as much as the actual players selected in 2009 continue to impact the Chicago Blackhawks and Bears. That is also the case with the Chicago Bulls. In 2008, the Bulls held the #1... Read more »

NBA Draft: What Did The Chicago Bulls Do?

NBA Draft: What Did The Chicago Bulls Do?
On Thursday night, the NBA held their annual draft. The Chicago Bulls entered the night with the 16th and 19th overall selections in the first round, and the 49th overall pick in the second. Before the Bulls were on the clock, it was announced that they had traded both of their first round selections to... Read more »

NBA Nickname Jersey Recommendations for the Chicago Bulls

Tonight, the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat will wear jerseys with nicknames on them. Why? Because the NBA is desperate for a gimmick, and this is their latest. The idea sucks, but why not envision what the Chicago Bulls could put on jerseys for some of their players. Here are a few suggestions.
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Derrick Rose: How I Would Break Up The Chicago Bulls

<strong>Denver</strong> receives SF Luol Deng and PG Marquis Teague<br>
<strong>Chicago</strong> receives SF Wilson Chandler and PG Andre Miller<br><br>
After the 2013-14 season, Miller has one year remaining at just over $4.6M, while Chandler has 2 more seasons under contract at roughly $6.7M and $7.1M, respectively. Miller would fill the need at point guard while Rose recovers (again), and Chandler is a younger, athletic DePaul grad who would be a nice fit on the Bulls roster. For Denver, adding Teague would give them a back-up to Ty Lawson with a significantly lower salary, and Deng would give them a strong defensive presence at the small forward. Currently, Denver is 8th in the Western Conference.
With Derrick Rose out for the rest of the year, and his future now a bold question mark, it’s time to break up the Bulls. Rose met the media on Thursday and discussed his knee, the Bulls and his future. He believes he has a lot left, but maintained that he’ll never recruit free agents... Read more »