Lance Stephenson is more realistic for the Bulls than Melo


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Carmelo Anthony this. Carmelo Anthony that.

What about Lance Stephenson? Which player’s addition is more realistic?  Would Lance Stephenson help the Bulls reemerge as championship contenders?

Much will hinge on the health of star point guard Derrick Rose, who’s been limited to ten games the past two seasons. But a healthy Rose,  assuming he returns to MVP fashion, will not be enough.  But the Bulls need more.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round (3/5/14)


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Andrew WigginsJoel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

So without further ado, here is our 2014 NBA mock draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- Second Round (3/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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.

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Jimmer Fredette signs with the Chicago Bulls


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Jimmer Fredette won the 2010-11 Oscar Robertson Trophy, annually presented to the National Player of the Year in college basketball. Drafted by the Sacramento Kings, he never quite fit in there. Jimmer is an undersized shooting guard who doesn’t have the skill set to play the one. The Kings released him, and now the Chicago Bulls have signed him.

Both the Chicago Tribune and USA Today are mong the multiple sources reporting this. Fredette has cleared waivers and he is en route to joining the team.

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Chicago Bulls, DePaul icon Shanon Lersch on being in SI Swimsuit issue


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Shanon Lersch is one of the most iconic women in Chicago sports. The current model who also serves as DePaul Spirit Director was captain of the Chicago Bulls “Luvabulls” dance team for seven years. In 2009, leading the Luvabulls landed her a spot on the cover of the world famous Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

With the 50th anniversary issue hitting newsstands (do people still go to newsstands? Do newsstands still exist?) Tuesday, I asked Shanon, Miss Illinois USA 2008, about being in SI.

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2013 NBA Draft re-do


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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season (and there’s not much to be impressed about.)  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made while adding some witty banter along the way.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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Bill Walton on the Bulls, Joakim Noah Chris Collins (EXCLUSIVE)


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Current ESPN broadcaster Bill Walton took some time out of his busy week to give me a phone exclusive this week. The video of the Q&A is at the end.  Walton, the Hall of Famer and one of the players in league history, was joined by his son, former NBA player Luke Walton.

Together, they are the third father-son duo to win NBA championships. Bill Walton is such a big icon of the game that even his Twitter parody account, @NotBillWalton is an internet star in his own right.

The real Bill Walton, The Big Red is one of the most colorful and controversial commentators in basketball history.

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (2/6/14)


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Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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.

Click here for The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-Second Round (2/5/14)


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account with this second round.  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.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (2/5/14)


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Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, or Jabari Parker.  Who will be the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft?  It’s an ongoing debate that will continue up to draft night on June 26th.

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  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...]

VIDEO: Joakim Noah goes bezerk, drops f-bombs on refs


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Joakim Noah is the perfect player for Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau. Both of these men have a non-stop desire for the game of basketball. They’re both intensely competitive and value winning above almost anything else. Sure, the Center position is slowly going extinct, but Joakim Noah has developed into one of the better players to man the position. Noah’s fiery competitiveness has made him an All Star.

And Joakim’s fiery competitiveness also got in major trouble last night.

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Dennis Rodman on CNN Friday, First interview since North Korea trip


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Chicago Bulls legend Dennis Rodman made international waves this month due to his trip to North Korea and his attempt at diplomacy through basketball exhibition games. “The Worm” has befriended North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and even once sent out a tweet asking Kim to release American prisoner Kenneth Bae.

In a New Day exclusive, CNN’s Chris Cuomo will sit down live with basketball star Dennis Rodman.

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