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Bench Mob Heroics Bring Thibs Record-Tying Win to Close Regular Season With NBA-Best 62 Wins

Bench Mob Heroics Bring Thibs Record-Tying Win to Close Regular Season With NBA-Best 62 Wins
The Bulls closed out the regular season with a 97-92 win over the Nets. Tom Thibodeau finished the season tying Paul Westphal‘s 1992-93 rookie coaching record of 62 wins in a season, as the Bench Mob made up for sleepy play from the Bulls starters. The 97-92 win over the Nets at the United Center... Read more »

Deng Questionable for Friday's Game

Deng Questionable for Friday's Game
Carlos Boozer will miss Friday’s game, when the Bulls (45-18) host the Hawks (37-27) — after collapsing in their first meeting last week. Unfortunately, the team may also be without Luol Deng, who’s missed the morning shootaround, due to a nagging bruised thigh he sustained in the Bulls’ win over the Heat on Sunday, K.C... Read more »

Newest Bull Butler Aware He Won't Be a Rotation Player

Newest Bull Butler Aware He Won't Be a Rotation Player
The Bulls signed Rasual Butler on Thursday, who cleared waivers on Wednesday after being bought out by the Clippers, and was told by management beforehand that he would likely not enter Tom Thibodeau’s rotation, K.C. Johnson reported at the Chicago Tribune: “Look, this is already a successful team,” Butler said by phone Thursday afternoon. “They’re... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 3, 2011 -- Durant 'Out for the Year,' More Than a Rose Text to LeBron, Analytics-Scouting False Dichotomy, Grizzlies' Odd Defensive Efficiency

Catch n' Shoot: March 3, 2011 -- Durant 'Out for the Year,' More Than a Rose Text to LeBron, Analytics-Scouting False Dichotomy, Grizzlies' Odd Defensive Efficiency
Kevin Durant says he’s “out for the year” after spraining his ankle: To which he quick followed up: “No, just playing. It’s just a little tweak. I did it before. I’ve just got to see how it feels in the morning and hopefully I’m ready to go.” Lee Jenkins’ profile on Derrick Rose at SI... Read more »

Rasual Butler's Agent Confirms Client's Intent to Sign With Bulls

Rasual Butler's Agent Confirms Client's Intent to Sign With Bulls
Recently bought out and waived by the Clippers, guard-forward Rasual Butler fully intends to sign with the Bulls after he clears waivers on Wednesday, according to his agent, Aggrey Sam reports at CSNChicago.com: Andy Miller, Butler’s agent, told CSNChicago.com, “We intend on signing with Chicago when he clears waivers,” via text message Wednesday morning. Corey... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 2, 2011 -- Sam Smith Hates Basketball, Spurs D Isn't Bad, FT+, Bissinger's Still Racist

Catch n' Shoot: March 2, 2011 -- Sam Smith Hates Basketball, Spurs D Isn't Bad, FT+, Bissinger's Still Racist
Tumblr site of the week: Sad Perk: This was my second favorite Perk meme so far. I’m getting to the point where Sam Smith has no credibility in my mind. He wrote that Dwight Howard “doesn’t play pick-and-roll.” He really wrote that. Then, that “there’s a big difference between a player who can find a... Read more »
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Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness

Catch n' Shoot: March 1, 2011 -- Basketball Metrics 'Futility,' Dwight Howard's Underrated-ness, Underpaid Stars, Skiles Ridiculousness
If the Bulls win a title, I’ll go with Doug Thonus to get that “1.7%” tattoo. “No stat in basketball is perfect, regardless of the complexity of its formulation,” Rob Mahoney wrote, later adding: “The measures themselves are imperfect, but they’re perfect in promoting further research. None of the advanced stats we have today are... Read more »

Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'

Newly Bought Out Rasual Butler 'Plans to Sign With Bulls'
The Clippers bought out Rasual Butler on Sunday and after clearing waivers, he “plans to sign with the Chicago Bulls” on Monday, Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine reports. The Bulls are $2.9 million under the salary cap and “are confident they can sign him once he clears waivers,” K.C. Johnson added at the Chicago... Read more »

JJ Traded for Heat 1st Round Draft Pick; Cap Room Now Near $3 Million

JJ Traded for Heat 1st Round Draft Pick; Cap Room Now Near $3 Million
The Bulls traded James Johnson to Toronto on Tuesday for a Raptors for a first-round draft pick, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweeted: .bbpBox40181865688207360 {background:url(http://a2.twimg.com/profile_background_images/35669026/dunk_small.jpg) #000000;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block} James Johnson has been... Read more »
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Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat
Let’s get stat-geeky and Randian and Realpolitik and wonky with the Bulls options to acquire a shooting guard before the Thursday trade deadline. * – unrestricted free agent in 2011** – restricted free agent in 2011 There are grand options being thrown around for the Bulls to acquire a shooting guard before the trade deadline.... Read more »