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The Bulls decision to stand pat this summer could come back to haunt them

Sometimes in life it’s better to stand pat. Whether it’s backing down from someone who could clearly take you in a fight or folding on a big hand of poker, there are certainly situations where the best choice is to quit while you’re ahead. The 2013-14 Chicago Bulls are not one of those instances. OK, maybe if the Bulls were the defending champs or at least runner ups than I could understand the front office ...

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It’s official: Kyle Korver was traded for nothing

The Bulls historically bad summer of 2012 just keeps getting worse. That summer Chicago let C.J. Watson, John Lucas, Ronnie Brewer and Omer Asik walk while completing what might go down as the most frugal trade in Bulls history. In that salary-dumping trade, the Bulls sent sweet-shooting Kyle Korver to the Atlanta Hawks for cash considerations and a $5.1 million traded player exception. A trade exception ca ...

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Bulls Let Omer Asik Walk

The Houston Rockets made an offer than Omer Asik could not refuse.  A $25.1 contract over a 3 year period. The Bulls made a counter offer to Omer, one week before Houston officially submitted the sheet, of 4 years $21 million, which does not trump the Houston offer. Gar Foreman was skeptical that Houston was going to leave such a huge offer on the table, after the Rockets used the same contract on surprise ...

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Houston Offering Asik $24.3 Million

Gar Forman has stated over and over again that resigning Omer Asik was a top priority. However. after the Houston Rockets verbally offered Omer $24.3 million over three seasons, it doesn't seem likely that the Bulls will match that offer. Free agents can't sign until July 11th, and after that, the Bulls will have three days to match Houston's offer. Gar Forman, however, has mentioned that the Bulls will be ...

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The Financial Future of the Chicago Bulls

Thanks to the hefty contracts paid to Derrick Rose, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, and Joakim Noah, the Bulls will be over the salary cap for the foreseeable future. The projected cap next season will be around $58 million and the Bulls currently have $63 million dollars in guaranteed salary (according to Sham Sports). That's not necessarily a problem, but the luxury tax will be around $70 million and the Bulls ...

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2012 Was Never The Year Of The Bull, But We’ve Still Got Something To Root For

With 1:20 to go in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Playoff’s first round, Derrick Rose drove to the hoop, planted his feet and hit the floor. Rose tore the ACL in his left knee, all but ending the Bulls’ playoff run just as quickly as it had began. But let’s be honest with ourselves. Did anyone really believe this was the year the Bulls would overtake the Heat in the Eastern Conference, en route to hanging ...

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Does Joel Przybilla Present an Upgrade over Omer Asik?

It isn't new news that free-agent center Joel Przybilla is on the Chicago Bulls' radar. Since the lockout ended, rumors of Przybilla making his way to Chicago have been rumored and discussed. It appears we may be getting closer to having an answer. Bulls.com reporter Sam Smith discussed the Przybilla rumors in his latest mailbag: The Bulls have worked him basically since the lockout ended and I’ve heard the ...

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Rose lifts Bulls past abysmal three quarters in win versus Atlanta

If the Chicago Bulls were on a boat, they would not have been able to throw the ball in the ocean.  That's how bad their shooting was over the course of the first three quarters. There was even a stretch where the Bulls shot a mere 2-for-21 from the field. That is when the reigning Most Valuable Player, Derrick Rose, decided that enough was enough and led the Bulls back from a 19-point third quarter deficit ...

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Bulls Blow-Out Grizzlies in Home Opener, C.J. Watson Injured

Luol Deng addressed the crowd of 22,763 fans at the United Center before Sunday night's home-opener by thanking them and promising good things are to come this season. The Bulls backed-up Deng's words as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in a 104-64 statement game.  Zach Randolph went down early with a knee injury when teammate O.J. Mayo landed on him, and Memphis had no chance after that point. Deng put ...

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Chicago Bulls Now 1 Win Away From Eastern Conference Finals After Game 5 Victory

Chicago Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau made the defensive mad scientist decision to sit both of their starting front-court players and instead play Omer Asik and Taj Gibson.  Up until that point, the Atlanta Hawks were abusing the Bulls' defense with their pick-and-roll game.  With about 8:00 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Coach Thibs decided to use a defensive line-up by putting in Brewer, Gibso ...

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