2015 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]

2015 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (10/30/14)

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Here is The Sports Bank’s 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs have NOT been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013. [Read more...]

Jalen Rose picks the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals


NBA on ESPN/ABC Analyst Jalen Rose is very high on the Chicago Bulls this year. You’ll recall his playing days in Chicago (2001-03, then a brief return in 04). If Rose is right, then I’m sure The Sports Bank’s base (have to “appeal to the base,” using a political phrase as Election Day nears) will be very happy.

Jalen was on conference call with Doug Collins (yes, more past Chicago Bulls, you can hear that podcast here) as ESPN’s NBA Analysts took questions from the national media to preview the season.

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Doug Collins would start Doug McDermott over Mike Dunleavy


It’s the only one of the Chicago Bulls starting five positions that’s up for grabs. Who do you put at the three: Doug McDermott or Mike Dunleavy? Current ESPN/ABC Analyst Doug Collins was the Bulls Head Coach from 1986-1989 and led the team to the Eastern Conference Finals. As ESPN’s NBA Analysts took questions from the national media to preview the season, Collins talked about what he thinks Tom Thibodeau will do at the small forward position and why.

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Top ten Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls questions this season

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NBA season tips off Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET for the Chicago Bulls and the returning Derrick Rose when they visit the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony, “the one that got away.” As the season is about to commence, ESPN had their lead team of commentators, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy, on conference call to preview the upcoming season with the media.

The very first question was about Derrick Rose. The second was on the Bulls chances in the East. So let’s get this party started.

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Who gets the final Chicago Bulls forward roster spot?


It looks like the Chicago Bulls will go with five guards and seven forwards this season. Given the health history of Derrick Rose, it’s mandatory to have two guys on the roster who can run the point behind him. So with Rose, Jimmy Butler, Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks as locks, the final guard slot goes to E’Twaun Moore (as we’ve chronicled before). Especially now that Kim English and Ben Hansbrough have been waived.

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Derrick Rose FINALLY looked like Derrick Rose tonight

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Derrick Rose made a very bold statement and Chicago Bulls Photo/Media Day. Rose when asked about his team’s window for winning a championship: “I know I’m going to win a championship soon. So I’m not worried about that.”

And ESPN the Magazine has made a tacit but similarly bold statement a week ago by placing Rose on the cover of their NBA Season Preview edition. We’ve all heard about the Sports Illustrated cover jinx; ad nauseam. Is there an ESPN mag cover jinx?

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Where will E’Twaun Moore fit in on the Chicago Bulls roster?


Chicago Bulls Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson often drafts players from brand name programs who stayed in school at least three years.

E’Twaun Moore fits that mold, as he’s the Purdue Boilermakers’ all time leader in minutes played, games started and games won.  This fall, Moore will gets his chance to make the Bulls roster. It comes as a free agent signee with three years experience instead of as a draft pick just of college.

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Who gets the last two Chicago Bulls roster spots?


Based on what we’ve seen in the first two Chicago Bulls preseason games, it appears we have a probably starting lineup in place. By looking at the starting fives that Coach Tom Thibodeau has used in both preseason tilts, and given how the minutes were allocated in those two games, it’s safe to assume that the Chicago Bulls depth chart looks like this:

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5 reasons the Chicago Bulls could beat the Cavs in the East


For all intents and purposes, the ‘experts’ have handed the Eastern Conference crown to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Why wouldn’t they after an off-season in which they landed LeBron James and Kevin Love among others?

That’s just the way the Chicago Bulls like it as they thrive on going under the radar and developing into one of the best teams in the NBA almost covertly. There’s one thing Chicago wants to change this season though – regular season wins are nice, but it’s time to go deep in the playoffs. With the way things are shaping up, Bulls fans might just see a return to glory.

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Chicago Bulls sign E’Twaun Moore; local product, childhood fan

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E’Twaun Moore grew up a Chicago Bulls fan.

Today he joined the team.

The 6-4, 191 pound guard hails from East Chicago, Indiana, so this is literally “living the dream.” Moore worked out at the Berto Center (the Bulls’ practice facility in Deerfield, IL) right before the NBA Draft, and The Sports Bank asked him then what kind of feedback the Bulls gave him.

“Told me to be myself and try to get as strong as I can,” Moore said.

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VIDEO: big Chicago Bulls fan also a ruthless Islamist Terrorist

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Wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t report the news that didn’t wasn’t so flattering to my hometown teams. Here’s some press that won’t be making any Chicago Bulls press releases any time soon.

Of course, it’s certainly not the Bulls fault that a horrible human being of this sort happens to fall into the “big tent” that is their fan base. When you’re a huge international brand like the Chicago Bulls, you’re bound to attract some “miscreants, losers and riff raff” as Keith Olbermann would say.

Or in this case the occasional murderous terrorist jihadist.
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