Bulls a Conference Contender Now?

By Paul M. Banks

Since falling to 10-17 on December 22nd, the Chicago Bulls’ low water mark of the season, the team has gone 16-9. Chicago began the second half of the season 2-0 (granted it was against the lowly New York Knicks) and today they find themselves 27-26 and currently holding the #6 seed. They’re just two games behind Toronto for the #5 slot, a position that could give them a very reasonable shot at winning a playoff series.

We all know the deals they made on NBA Trading Deadline Thursday were much more about clearing cap space for the much-hyped off-season signing period than about winning now. And they accomplished that mission, as the team now has more cap space to work with this summer, but what about their prospects down the stretch of this season?

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Derrick Rose Still might Play in All-Star Game

By Paul M. Banks

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose still might play in the All-Star game this Valentine’s Day. Yes, his injury during last night’s blowout loss to the Orlando Magic looked ugly, but take heart Bulls fans- it isn’t serious. Rose left with a bruised right hip at the 9:36 mark of the first quarter.  He hit the floor following a foul by Orlando center Dwight Howard. Today, the Magic big man apologized for what happened and reiterated how friendly he is with Derrick.

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