1. Derrick Rose Is as Good as Ever, Just Not Yet Consistently

    There’s a lot of talk about Derrick Rose going around. The Chicago Bulls ’ star point guard has put up some sloppy box scores lately, and the basketball-watching world has noticed...

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  2. Chicago Bulls Have Annoying On/Off Switch, but That Might Not Be All Bad

    This isn’t the same Chicago Bulls team we’ve gotten used to in the Tom Thibodeau era. Things are changing...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 6 months ago 9,914 reads 58 comments

  3. Forgotten Taj Gibson Is Suddenly Critical to Chicago Bulls Again

    In the NBA , life always comes at you fast. Taj Gibson can tell you all about that. Things looked peachy for the Chicago Bulls forward last spring...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 7 months ago 11,267 reads 89 comments

  4. Chicago Bulls Should Thank Their Lucky Stars They 'Settled' on Pau Gasol

    A surprising chorus has swept through the ranks of Chicago Bulls fans these days. After a summer during which the Bulls' front office made their No...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 7 months ago 7,910 reads 37 comments

  5. Houston Rockets' Improvement Is All About Key Philosophy Shift

    A lot is made of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. Alternately viewed as an NBA genius and an overzealous pioneer who sometimes thinks himself—and his team—into corners, there's no shortage of opinions about him...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 7 months ago 7,601 reads 49 comments

  6. 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls are rolling. Winners of nine of their last 10 games—including six straight—they’re finding out just how many ways they can beat teams with their deep, versatile new roster...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 7 months ago 12,015 reads 22 comments

  7. Chicago Bulls: Tom Thibodeau Still Figuring Out Big-Man Rotation

    Coming into the 2014-15 season, the Chicago Bulls ’ front court appeared to be an area of inordinate strength. Adding Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol to Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson on the depth chart made for the promise of great things...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 7 months ago 7,179 reads 34 comments

  8. Chicago Bulls' System and Stars Are Transforming Each Other

    The Chicago Bulls are winning, but they aren’t quite sure yet who they are this season. Between their new-look roster and head coach Tom Thibodeau, they’ve been forming a new style of basketball for themselves...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 5,051 reads 13 comments

  9. The NBA's Early MVP Candidates All Have 1 Thing in Common

    Much was made this summer of all the players who didn ’t join Team USA in the Spain-set FIBA World Cup...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 39,974 reads 92 comments

  10. Can Nikola Mirotic Jump into NBA Rookie of the Year Race?

    Coming into the 2014-15 season, the conversation about the NBA Rookie of the Year race featured a number of names— Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks , Andrew ...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 3,862 reads 3 comments

  11. Is Tom Thibodeau Leaning Too Hard on Pau Gasol?

    Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau leans hard on a select group of players every year—so does nearly every NBA coach. Generally speaking, there’s not much wrong with that...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 1,987 reads 4 comments

  12. Biggest Early-Season Storylines for Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls ’ 2014-15 season is, and will be, their most storied since the ‘90s. What used to be a one-man show led by Derrick Rose —and then an anemic outfit ...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 7,507 reads 15 comments

  13. Are Chicago Bulls Locked into a Two-Year Title Window?

    “Title expectations” is a concept floated over, under and around the Chicago Bulls in a most vague way...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 5,082 reads 9 comments

  14. 5 Point Guards Chicago Bulls Could Sign for Further Insurance

    The Chicago Bulls don’t have a point guard problem—not right now, anyway. But in a recent 105-87 road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers , we saw the hints of one...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 26,572 reads 36 comments

  15. The Invisible Qualities of Mike Dunleavy Mean a Lot to the Chicago Bulls

    Derrick Rose , Joakim Noah , Pau Gasol , Jimmy Butler. These are the Chicago Bulls names you hear over and over again. Maybe the water cooler buzzes on an off day about rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 5,870 reads 21 comments

  16. Turns out Tom Thibodeau Can Coach Offense Too

    Believe it or not, Tom Thibodeau can coach offense. Even in a rocky, 114-109 November 25 loss to the Denver Nuggets —and through their 2-3 road trip in general—his ...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 8,379 reads 26 comments

  17. Jimmy Butler Proving He's Worth Any Cost to the Chicago Bulls

    A surprising storyline emerged during Chicago Bulls training camp, nearly overshadowing the endless wind about Derrick Rose ’s fragile body: Jimmy Butler ’s contract negotiations...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 8 months ago 15,708 reads 60 comments

  18. Chicago Bulls' Depth Working Exactly as Planned

    The Chicago Bulls have had surprising regular season results in recent years. Despite losing Derrick Rose and various other key players to prolonged injury issues, they compiled a ...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 8,287 reads 8 comments

  19. Chicago Bulls Are Wise to Put Derrick Rose on the 'Dwyane Wade Plan' for Now

    You can't always get what you want. Derrick Rose took the league by storm in 2010-11, becoming the league's youngest MVP ever and, in the process, making basketball more relevant in his city than it had been since Michael Jordan skipped town...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 18,895 reads 70 comments

  20. Progress Report for Chicago Bulls' Newcomers

    The Chicago Bulls added four important players this past summer—and also brought a pretty famous one back. Derrick Rose isn’t a newcomer to Chicago basketball...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 8,814 reads 10 comments

  21. Pleasant Surprises from Chicago Bulls' Early-Season Games

    The Chicago Bulls ’ 2014-15 season carries some of the team’s largest expectations since Michael Jordan was around. If the Bulls don’t come close to a championship, the season will be a failure...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 8,555 reads 9 comments

  22. The Curious Case of Kirk Hinrich: Unsung Role Player Keeps Plugging with Bulls

    Now that Carlos Boozer is with the Los Angeles Lakers , there’s perhaps no Chicago Bulls baller more maligned by fans than Kirk Hinrich . There’s nothing flashy, exciting or YouTube-worthy about the way the point guard plays...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 18,122 reads 58 comments

  23. Takeaways from Pau Gasol's Peformance with Chicago Bulls Thus Far

    The Chicago Bulls upgraded when they replaced power forward Carlos Boozer with former Los Angeles Lakers big man and Spanish national team sensation Pau Gasol —a move made this past summer...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 13,526 reads 34 comments

  24. Chicago Bulls' Continuity Has Many Moving Parts

    The postseason showdown between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers seems like an inevitability to much of the league...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 8,837 reads 20 comments

  25. Houston Rockets Are Being Miscast as NBA's New 'Heel' Team

    With the rage directed at Dwight Howard , James Harden and general manager Daryl Morey, the Houston Rockets have become favorite enemies of the modern NBA —even if they don't deserve to be...

    John Wilmes Written by John Wilmes about 9 months ago 15,230 reads 34 comments