Chicago Bulls Articles

The Chicago Bulls made the inevitable into reality early Thursday, firing five-year head coach Tom Thibodeau. The move came after multiple seasons of frigidity and acrimony between Thibodeau and his front office had risen to the point that owner...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
After three knee surgeries and almost 200 missed games, Derrick Rose has been forgotten by many as the one-time top threat to LeBron James’ throne over the Eastern Conference — which he and his team have represented in the NBA Finals...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
A new rivalry might be brewing in the NBA’s midwest. The Chicago Bulls went up 2-0 in their first round playoff series Monday night, defeating the young, underdog Milwaukee Bucks 91-82. Jimmy Butler led the way for Chicago, scoring 31...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Breakups are hard, and they’re said to happen for all sorts of reasons. Different goals, different principles, sudden realizations about your partner’s hygiene — love is hard when it fails, and that failure often rears its thorny...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Jeff Van Gundy was always a thorn in the side of Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1990s. Taking over for Pat Riley when he left the New York Knicks for the Miami Heat, he persisted in coaching squads that did everything they could to...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
The NBA has experienced a lot of bad injury news lately — Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin are all out of action at the moment. But the latest development might be the hardest to swallow. Perennially...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Whatever the Cleveland Cavaliers recently had, their divisional rival Chicago Bulls seem to have caught it. Losers of six of their last eight games, the Bulls are reeling. Despite boasting their most talented roster of the Tom Thibodeau era, the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
6. The dominant Atlanta HawksIt’s not that nobody saw the Hawks coming. They were a tough out last year, pushing the then-heavyweight Indiana Pacers to seven games in an arduous first-round playoff battle — and they did this despite...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Amidst the ceaseless hubbub about Derrick Rose’s inner moral core, and other silly debates regarding the former youngest NBA MVP in league history, the Chicago Bulls have become one of the best teams in basketball. Rose says they’...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Kevin Durant returned last night, and it didn't go as well as his buddy Russell Westbrook’s emphatic foray back into action last Friday night. Granted, the competition was much tougher: Westbrook slaughtered the lowly, 'Melo-less...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s race back into playoff contention began in earnest over the weekend, as Russell Westbrook returned from a hand injury to lead his team to a dominant, morale-boosting 105-78 victory over the New York Knicks....
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Led by 22 points and 12 rebounds from DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, the Sacramento Kings improved to 9-5 on the season by beating Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans, 99-89, at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana last night....
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
LeBron James called his Cleveland Cavaliers team “fragile” over the weekend, after they hit a new low by losing a fourth-straight game. The Cavs haven’t proved they’re tough and playoff-ready, by any means. But at least that...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
The Cleveland Cavaliers have now lost four games in a row. Nobody thought it was going to be easy for the quickly assembled super squad to find their rhythm — but no one thought they’d falter this badly out of the gate, either. Now 5-7...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Ranking the NBA’s Most Exciting Rookies
Making an impression as an NBA rookie is a tall task. The game gets considerably more complicated when you make the jump from college to the pros, and most first-year players — even if they’re talented — flounder for a while as...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Ranking the NBA’s Best Sixth Man
Having a strong starting lineup simply isn’t enough in the NBA. Teams like the Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers prove that, today, a front five with great chemistry and well-defined roles can only get you so far. Both teams fell out...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
Derrick Rose’s Injury Concerns Continue
The Cleveland Cavaliers look rocky right now. But unless the Lord has reached into this roster’s mostly young bodies and snatched the immense talent out of them, LeBron James and Co. won’t appear so fragile later. Despite their...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
The Rust Belt and California both got good looks at the new tilt of the NBA’s power balance this weekend.Friday night featured perhaps the premier matchup of the young season, when LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers armada visited the...
Rob Doster
9 months ago
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is a happy man. New recipient of a four-year, $48 million contract extension, he was also his team’s hero in their first game of the 2014-15 NBA season. Walker shot just 9-for-26 on the night, but...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
The NBA season is here. Well, tomorrow it will be, anyway — and we’re here to guide you through the year’s most exciting appetizer contests.Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers - Tuesday, October 28, 10:30 PM ET, TNTThere’ll...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
The Eastern Conference hasn’t been the same without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls, originally thought to be the top roadblock to LeBron James’ kingdom, couldn’t compete with James’ Miami Heat superteams without their...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
LeBron, Cavaliers Face Off Against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls Tonight
There used to be somebody fast and fierce enough to make LeBron James look over his shoulder. His name was Derrick Rose.The Chicago Bulls point guard, and famed Chicago native, topped James for MVP voting in the 2010-11 season, becoming the...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
If you were to scour the NBA for a player who most resembles Big Bird, you’d eventually land on new Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol. A former champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, and likely Hall of Famer in time, the Spaniard is tall, fluffy...
Athlon Sports
9 months ago
Lebron James
LeBron James - the world’s greatest active basketball player - has officially opted-out of his contract with the Miami Heat. This wasn’t a completely unexpected move, but the timing is a bit curious. James was slated to earn $20.6...
Evan Buhler
1 year ago

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