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Flashback Friday: Pistons walk off court against Bulls

For years Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls couldn't get past the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference. They reached the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals in 1988 before losing to the Pistons 4-1. They then lost to the Pistons in back-to-back years in the Eastern Conference Finals as Detroit tormented Jordan and the Bulls with their style of play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVSOx5qw2tA But things ...

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Joakim Noah reportedly tells teammates he will leave Bulls

Joakim Noah is reportedly done in Chicago The Chicago Bulls already seemed to be resigned to losing Pau Gasol in free agency after the debacle that was last season. Now,they might be saying goodbye to one of their longest-tenured fan favorites. The Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley reported today that Joakim Noah has informed teammates that he won’t be returning to the Bulls, possibly ending their free agent push to re ...

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Chicago Bulls likely looking for Rose’s successor in the NBA Draft

Lost in the hustle and bustle of the NBA Playoffs—what with Stephen Curry’s return as the harbinger of basketball doom, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant killing the un-killable San Antonio Spurs, and LeBron James marching toward a sixth straight NBA Finals appearance—is the fact that the next crop of future stars worked out at the NBA Combine this week ahead of the NBA Draft on June 23. The Chicago Bulls, ...

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’96 Bulls record falls but their greatness still stands

  If you tuned into the Golden State Warriors game Wednesday night rooting for them not to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls single-season record of 72 wins, you probably knew win #73 was going to be a certainty somewhere between the second and third Stephen Curry 3-pointer of the first quarter—he ended up with six in the quarter and ten for the game. From then on, it was only about watching long enough ...

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Felicio’s surge, Noah’s free agency fuel offseason intrigue

Does Cristiano Felicio's strong showing merit a closer look next season? And what are the implications of re-signing Joakim Noah this offseason? Now that we know the Chicago Bulls are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention following the Indiana Pacers’ clinching the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference, the offseason speculation about next year’s Bulls can begin in earnest. In particular, the futur ...

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Chicago Bulls eliminated from playoffs

The Chicago Bulls won't be going to the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2008. After staying alive with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, the Bulls' fate was determined in Indianapolis as the Pacers rolled the Brooklyn Nets to clinch a spot. The loss put the Bulls out of the playoffs and left fans with a disappointing season. https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/719321841513414656 The seaso ...

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Doug McDermott tackles Whiteside, earns flagrant

  Doug McDermott doesn't believe in giving up easy buckets... Who said today's NBA was soft? Just check out Doug McDermott channeling his inner Bill Laimbeer and taking down Hassan Whiteside to prevent a dunk in the third quarter of the Bulls' 106-98 loss to the Miami Heat: https://vine.co/v/iIPtQILuKbj Maybe John Fox should have a look at the film and see if there's anything there he can work with. Af ...

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Time for Bulls to consider resting players for next season

With minuscule playoff hopes, would it be smarter for the Bulls to rest Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, and Taj Gibson for the rest of the season? Technically, the Chicago Bulls are not yet mathematically eliminated from the playoffs being 2.5 games behind the Detroit Pistons for the 8th and final Eastern Conference playoff spot and 3.0 games back of the Indiana Pacers. But with only four games left on the sche ...

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The value of Jimmy Butler transcends any trade

Will the Bulls explore the option of trading Jimmy Butler this offseason? It’s hard to say exactly where the root of Jimmy Butler trade rumors is. Have they sprung up from typical media speculation, or is it actually connected to potential plans from the Bulls front office? Either way, as obvious as it sounds, it bears repeating: trading Jimmy Butler would be an unconscionable mistake for the Bulls to make. ...

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Chicago Bulls: Bulls live to fight another game after beating Bucks

Observations from the Chicago Bulls' 102-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in a must-have game with only five left to go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeB1oxMNlf8 1. Jimmy Butler brought it again, and this time, it paid off.  For the second straight game, Jimmy Butler played like a star in a game the Bulls really needed to have, a day after registering his first career triple-double—a monster one at that ( ...

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