Archive for February 2011

Bulls rout the Wizards 105-77 behind Scalabrine's MVP performance

It got so bad tonight that Brian Scalabrine, after banking in a 20-footer late in the fourth quarter, started getting MVP chants from the mostly red crowd at the Verizon Center. And it could have been even worse if the Chicago Bulls didn’t have 17 turnovers which led to 14 fastbreak points for the Washington... Read more »

Bulls reportedly to pick up bought out Butler

Per Ric Bucher of ESPN: The Los Angeles Clippers have bought out Rasual Butler, and he plans to sign with the Chicago Bulls, a league source told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher. Butler must clear waivers before he can sign with the Bulls. Butler had the best scoring season of his career in 2009-10, averaging... Read more »

Bulls get balanced attack, control wire-to-wire to beat Bucks 83-75

Tom Thibodeau wasn’t pleased coming into the huddle after the Milwaukee Bucks scored 25 points in the first quarter on 58% shooting. The Chicago Bulls turned up the defense in the final three quarters, and for the second consecutive game, they allowed just 36 points in the second half. Offensively, the Bulls were led by... Read more »

Afflalo Chicago bound?

The Chicago Bulls didn’t make an upgrade at shooting guard at the Trade Deadline, which ended on Thursday, to the chagrin of several fans. The Bulls made a run at Houston Rockets guard Courtney Lee, but ultimately didn’t want to part ways with two key big men, Omer Asik and Taj Gibson. Lee could have... Read more »

Would the Bulls trade Rose?

Through 55 games this season, Derrick Rose is having a breakout, career, and MVP-type season. He has not only led the Chicago Bulls to a surprising 39-17 record, but he’s improved in nearly every single statistical category from last year. Rose is averaging 25 points, 8.2 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. Last... Read more »

Rose and Bulls' D wakes up in second half, defeat Heat again 93-89

The Miami Heat were getting anything they wanted in transition and their half-court offense, and shot 48.1% from the field. That’s when the Chicago Bulls — along with Derrick Rose and Luol Deng — woke up, snatched the game, and held the momentum on their way to a 4-point win over the Eastern Conference’s number-one... Read more »

Bulls let trade deadline pass with no move

The Chicago Bulls were in the market for an upgrade at the two-guard, and were in negotiations with teams leading up to the Trade Deadline, which ended today at 2:00PM C.S.T. But the Bulls stood pat, refusing to move the player assets they have in Omer Asik and Taj Gibson. The Bulls tried to move... Read more »

Bulls play lackluster defense, fall to the Raptors 118-113

Joakim Noah returned to the lineup tonight for the Chicago Bulls, and was supposed to beef up their interior defense, but it was anything but that. The Toronto Raptors shot an opponents season-high 58.1% from the field and got to the paint at will, attempting 34 free-throws. Derrick Rose did all he could tonight to... Read more »

With Noah back, could Scalabrine or Thomas be on the move?

Joakim Noah, who has been out the past 30 games for the Chicago Bulls, is coming back tonight against the Toronto Raptors — ironically, his last game before his absence was also against the Raptors. While he was out, the Bulls got nearly 6 points and 7 rebounds per game (29 starts) from Kurt Thomas.... Read more »

James Johnson heading to the Raptors for a first-round pick

The Chicago Bulls have made their first trade of season, trading former 16-overall pick James Johnson to the Toronto Raptors, who the Bulls play on Wednesday night, for a first-round pick, per Ric Bucher of ESPN, and also confirmed by the Bulls’ official press release. The Chicago Bulls have sent James Johnson to the Toronto... Read more »