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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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Where do the Chicago Bulls go from here?

The Bulls' recent rough stretch may have prematurely ended a once promising Bulls season. How did they get here, and will it get better? At least the Chicago Bulls didn't drop a fifth straight game in this final stretch of the season, beating the Indiana Pacers 98-96 last night after four straight soul-crushing defeats—two to the New York Knicks, Saturday night’s dismantling by the hapless Orlando Magic, an ...

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Chicago Bulls: A closer look at Doug McDermott’s recent play

Doug McDermott's been playing his best basketball lately. What does it mean for Bulls now and in the future? Though he didn't have much of an impact in two-straight losses to the New York Knicks, the Chicago Bulls have to be encouraged by the recent production they’ve been getting out of last year’s first-round pick Doug McDermott. Acquired in a draft-day trade last year (16th and 19th pick in the first rou ...

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Chicago Sports Power Hour — Episode 5

In a new weekly feature on ChiCitySports.com we will produce a podcast discussing the latest happenings in Chicago sports. The show will be hosted by Zack Pearson, Joey Minutillo and Nick Fisch as they offer their insight on the world of Chicago sports. Another episode of the Chicago Sports Power Hour is here as the guys discuss the latest in Chicago sports. In this week's episode, the guys talk about Lovie ...

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