Bulls victim as Bobcats end 18 game losing streak

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The current team of Michael Jordan bested the old team of Michael Jordan in a New Year’s Eve matinee, which is extremely embarrassing for the Chicago Bulls. The Charlotte Bobcats ended their 18 game losing streak 91-81 on the road at the United Center. Remember, this is the same team that set a NBA record for lowest ever winning percentage in a season.

It’s clear the Bulls need Derrick Rose back ASAP- but he’s nowhere near ready. You won’t see him until after the All-Star break.

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Joakim Noah puts up triple double; looking like All-Star

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Joakim Noah (11 Pts,13 Reb,10 Ast) had his 2nd career triple-double to lead the Chicago Bulls to 100-89 win over the Boston Celtics last night. Chicago has won 8 of their last 11 with Noah leading the way in the absence of Derrick Rose. Noah now has 2 career triple-doubles; the last Bulls frontcourt player before him with a triple-double was Dennis Rodman in 1996.

Since March 2008 a center has recorded a triple-double with points, rebounds and assists twice. Both times it was Noah. Given the dearth of true centers in the game today, he really should be an All-Star.

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What role will Jimmy Butler have for Chicago Bulls?

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When Jimmy Butler was drafted by the Chicago Bulls out of Marquette, eventually the idea was that he would replace Ronnie Brewer, and have a similar role within the bench mob. Now that Brewer is gone (and with him Kyle Korver, meaning 2/3 of the Chicago Jazz or Utah Bulls are now gone) it’s ready to happen.

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Kirk Hinrich will start for the Chicago Bulls tonight

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The Chicago Bulls will begin the season without Derrick Rose, of course, but they won’t have to begin the year without Kirk Hinrich. He’s back with the Bulls after signing with the team as a free agent this offesason. He will start alongside Richard Hamilton, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah tonight in the opener versus the Sacramento Kings.

Hinrich had been injured and missed significant time this exhibition season.

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Chicago Bulls extend agreement with Univision Radio

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The Chicago Bulls announced today the extension of their broadcast partnership with Univision radio station WRTO-AM to broadcast every Bulls home game (including pre and postseason games) through the 2014-15 season. This year marks the fourth season WRTO-AM will broadcast Bulls home games in Spanish.   [Read more…]

Chicago Bulls media day highlights

With former MVP Derrick Rose set to miss at least half the season as he rehabs his ACL, the Chicago Bulls will have a completely different look this season. Kirk Hinrich takes over at starting point guard, and the bench has been completely reshuffled, giving the Bulls basically a whole new team.

Which makes this media day and start of training camp basically a very new beginning. A season that will look quite different from the past couple years.

Here are some of the highlights of what was said at media day

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Talking Chicago Bulls offseason with Bulls ESPN beat writer Nick Friedell

 

Talking shop with ESPN Chicago’s Nick Friedell

So how did you come to your position as ESPN Chicago’s Bulls reporter, where have you worked previously?

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Chicago Bulls sign Mike James for rest of the season

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It’s like the Beatles song “Hello, Goodbye.” The Chicago Bulls today signed guard Mike James minutes ago to a 10-day contract.  This will be his third stint with the team. James theme song really is “you say goodbye, I say hello…I say stay, you say go.” The Bulls are also James’ 11th NBA team.

Eleventh time is the charm, right? Yep, because James is here to stay. The Bulls signed him for the remainder of the year…well, that’s only a few games, but still.

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Chicago Bulls sign Mike James for 3rd time this season!

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It’s like the Beatles song “Hello, Goodbye.” The Chicago Bulls today signed guard Mike James minutes ago to a 10-day contract.  This will be his third stint with the team. James theme song really is “you say goodbye, I say hello…I say stay, you say go.” The Bulls are also James’ 11th NBA team.

Eleventh time is the charm right.

James, (6-2, 190), will be in uniform tonight when the Bulls take on the Miami Heat at the United Center at 8:30 p.m. (CT). This will be a “bit of an important game” in regards to NBA playoff seeding. However, don’t read too much into the results. As we learned last year, the team that wins the regular season meeting doesn’t exactly indicate who wins the playoff meeting.

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Bulls Waive Keith Bogans, Jannero Pargo

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The Chicago Bulls officially have a big upgrade at the two guard position. Although many think it’s not that big of an upgrade. With Richard Rip Hamilton now officially in town, the team released Keith Bogans.

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“Derrick Rose Rule” part of new NBA CBA; MVP is Surprised

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Here’s a story you might have missed during your lockout hangover. I’m not sure myself if I’m over lockout illnes yet. Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose was quite surprised to learn there’s a specific provision in the new NBA collective bargaining agreement named “The Derrick Rose Rule;” which kicks in for players in his peer group.

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NBA MVPs Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant Possibly Headed to Play Overseas?

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Did you hear that? It’s the sound of NBA appeal and influence in this country falling hard to the floor. Due to the ongoing labor crisis, the league cancelled a big chunk of preseason games last week. Within another few days, it’ll probably be time to cancel the rest of the preseason. And you know what comes after that…casualties in the regular season, and with it, an erosion of all that added interest the league obtained from people who tuned in strictly for the purpose of hating Lebron James and the Miami Heat.

The damage could get a lot worse before it gets better. The winners of the league’s 2008 and 2011 MVP awards may be bolting the homeland to play overseas. Both Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers told the media today that it could happen.

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