1. New Orleans Pelicans Core Needs Another Season Together

    The secret to good New Orleans gumbo is allowing the ingredients to marinate together. That philosophy should be applied to the New Orleans Pelicans , thus allowing their core guys another year to show their collective value...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 1 year ago 2,932 reads 36 comments

  2. Chicago Bulls' Free Agency Wish List

    The option to amnesty Carlos Boozer coupled with the possibility that the NBA may raise the salary cap and luxury-tax threshold for the 2014-15 season ( per Marc Stein of ESPN...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 1 year ago 5,895 reads 19 comments

  3. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Atlanta Hawks Player

    The Atlanta Hawks will post their first losing record since the 2006-07 season, but they are still a playoff club thanks to an anemic Eastern Conference...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 1 year ago 2,709 reads 4 comments

  4. The Most Important Free Agent for Chicago Bulls to Land This Offseason

    Landing Nikola Mirotic should be the Chicago Bulls ’ top priority this summer. Now, he is not a free agent as defined by the NBA ; however, Chicago can negotiate for his services just like they could for any other untethered athlete...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 1 year ago 7,411 reads 6 comments

  5. Key Advantages for the Chicago Bulls in the Playoffs

    While higher seeding can contribute to success in the playoffs, effectively exploiting advantages are just as important for winning. The Chicago Bulls definitely have a few things working in their favor as they gear up for the second season...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about 1 year ago 12,521 reads 34 comments

  6. Projecting Chicago Bulls' 2014 Free-Agency Big Board

    The Chicago Bulls are poised to be big participants in the 2014 free-agency market, and the team is probably eyeing quite a few players...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 17,227 reads 106 comments

  7. An Early Look at the Chicago Bulls' 2014 NBA Free-Agency Plans

    The better-than-expected play of the Chicago Bulls has been great for the fans, but the longing to return to their contending form still lingers...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 7,708 reads 10 comments

  8. Ranking Potential First-Round Playoff Opponents for the Chicago Bulls

    As the 2014 NBA playoff picture starts to become clearer, it seems prudent to evaluate the teams that the Chicago Bulls may face in a first-round series. Looking at the current Eastern Conference standings , the No...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 10,785 reads 51 comments

  9. Chicago Bulls Will Still Be a Dangerous Opponent During NBA Playoffs

    These Chicago Bulls have even less star power than they did a season ago, yet they will still be a daunting challenger for any of their conference contemporaries when the NBA playoffs begin...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 2,765 reads 8 comments

  10. What Chicago Bulls Must Do Between Now and Start of NBA Playoffs

    Despite losing Derrick Rose to another season-ending injury and trading away utility-man extraordinaire Luol Deng , the Chicago Bulls are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 8,649 reads 18 comments

  11. Grading Chicago Bulls' NBA Trade Deadline Performance

    The Chicago Bulls ’ trade activity peaked and plunged in January. Evaluating these transactions involves an analysis of numerous factors, but a fair assessment can be gleaned ...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 4,512 reads 9 comments

  12. Grading Every Key Milwaukee Bucks Player Heading into NBA All-Star Break

    The first half of the 2013-14 campaign has been underwhelming for the Milwaukee Bucks , but it is still important to evaluate the squad’s essential contributors as a means of gauging hope for the future...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 1,534 reads 4 comments

  13. Under the Radar Moves Chicago Bulls Could Make

    The Chicago Bulls have been a pretty busy team when engaging in the trade market. A blockbuster swap may not be on the team’s agenda, but that doesn’t mean they should bow out of exploring options...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 6,225 reads 10 comments

  14. Should Derrick Rose Try to Come Back This Season?

    Considering that Chicago Bulls management traded away the team’s second-best player in Luol Deng and are without their superstar for a second consecutive season, it can be argued that remaining near ...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 21,832 reads 110 comments

  15. Should the Chicago Bulls Trade Away Mike Dunleavy This Season?

    With the Chicago Bulls already trading away two players, one of them being long-time team member Luol Deng , it’s very easy to speculate on who will be the next to go...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 3,441 reads 35 comments

  16. Chicago Bulls' 2014 NBA Trade Deadline Shopping List

    Even with the luxury tax relief gained by trading for and waiving Andrew Bynum, the Chicago Bulls could stand to explore a few more player transactions to address some personnel needs...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 29,166 reads 104 comments

  17. Chicago Bulls Players Who Should Receive Less Playing Time

    Tom Thibodeau has had to juggle quite a few lineups this season, and even with all of his rotational ingenuity, there are a number of his players who could stand to sit a few more minutes...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 4,733 reads 5 comments

  18. How Tyreke Evans Is Overcoming Painfully Slow Start with New Orleans Pelicans

    Tyreke Evans is finally becoming the consistent contributor the New Orleans Pelicans organization needs him to be...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 2,424 reads 6 comments

  19. 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Chicago Bulls

    Since the laws that govern time and space won’t let the Chicago Bulls turn back the clock on what has been a disastrous start to the 2013-14 NBA season, they must use the spirit of the new year to muster up the resolve to turn things around...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 2,761 reads 5 comments

  20. Is Anyone on the Chicago Bulls Roster Safe?

    The Chicago Bulls ’ continuing struggle to establish a Derrick Rose -less identity may force general manager Gar Forman and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson to look to the trade market for solutions...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 8,866 reads 53 comments

  21. Why You Can't Count the Chicago Bulls Out Come Playoff Time

    Even though the Chicago Bulls ' title hopes went down with point guard Derrick Rose 's meniscus injury, this team remains a legitimate spoiler in the Eastern Conference...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 4,750 reads 70 comments

  22. Derrick Rose Injury: Is the Worst Finally Behind the Superstar?

    For the second time in 19 months, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has suffered a major knee injury. In the third quarter of the team’s Nov...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 16,952 reads 108 comments

  23. Is Taj Gibson Ready to Be a Starter for Chicago Bulls?

    Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson has been such a significant contributor as a reserve the past three-plus years that one can’t help but wonder if he is ready for the task of being a starter...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 6,989 reads 30 comments

  24. Biggest Adjustments Tom Thibodeau Has Made to Chicago Bulls So Far

    The 2013-14 NBA season is giving Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau a chance to show what he has learned from last year’s hard-fought campaign...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 3,514 reads 16 comments

  25. Pleasant Surprises from Chicago Bulls' Early Slate of Games

    Despite the subpar start to a season abounding with grand expectations, there are a number of positives to take away from the Chicago Bulls ’ initial games...

    James Davis Written by James Davis about over 1 year ago 2,639 reads 13 comments