Chicago Bulls Analysis

The Bucks, The Bulls, And Two Very Different NBA Midwest Lives

by John Wilmes

Feb 20, 2024 7:48 AM

As Chicago and Milwaukee sit 90 miles away from each other, there is a dichotomy between both present and past of their respective NBA franchises. Read more »

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The Lakers And Bulls Need Each Other

by John Wilmes

Jan 9, 2024 3:06 PM

A Zach LaVine trade is not an ideal scenario for either the Lakers or the Bulls- not now, and not after they potentially make this trade. But there aren't superior options on the table, or even on the horizon for two teams that need some humble reorganization. Read more »

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The Bulls And Zach LaVine Are Breaking Up

by John Wilmes

Nov 15, 2023 11:50 AM

The relationship between Zach LaVine and the Bulls has seemed to always be about business rather than preference. Read more »

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NBA's Top Wing Trios Ranked

by Wes Goldberg

We've ranked every team's wing corps from 1 to 30 based on the top three wings' production, upside and versatility. Read more »
Michael Jordan Could No Longer Channel His Prior Greatness

by Colin McGowan

Michael Jordan seemed to regard the Hornets as a kind of investment or endorsement deal, lending your clout to a line a workout equipment you don't use. Read more »
The Bulls Need To Be A Better Sisyphus

by John Wilmes

This team will likely remain in the middle, which is hellish to many, but it need not be- a decade ago, Bulls fans found joy in this place, because they loved the team's inspiring characters; their medium-sized triumphs, the brief but indelible dazzles of their Sisyphean quest. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Celtics finished first in Net Rating ahead of the Cavaliers, who jumped up from 13th last season and 28th as recently as 2021. Read more »
The Lottery Pick Gleam Still On Kris Dunn

by Colin McGowan

We are not making it all up in our heads, thinking well of Kris Dunn because we want to: he has real talents to bring, and a body that for the time being will allow him to use them. Read more »
The Bulls And What Lies Beneath Purgatory

by John Wilmes

Lonzo Ball was the rare player who made it all work for the Bulls. He provided both ballast and seasoning to a dish that, without him, really just looks like some ingredients. Read more »
The Bulls Are Making Disappointment Their Home

by John Wilmes

It seems fair to say that Zach LaVine probably needs to play next to a different kind of running mate: one who runs an offense instead of bails it out; someone whose primary management he can play off. Read more »
The Case For The Bulls Without Lonzo Ball

by John Wilmes

All is not lost without Lonzo Ball, but it will take a delicate, intricate balancing act from Billy Donovan to make this curious collection of parts hum in a differently successful way. Read more »
The Finished Bulls, Rising Bucks, And Ready Celtics

by John Wilmes

Is Chicago willing to give up some of what it does well, and any of the people who currently define them, to beef up where they're sallow to compete with the jumbo teams in Milwaukee and Boston? Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22. Read more »
The Bulls Are Back To Earth

by John Wilmes

The Bulls have reached a point in the season in which they are clearly undersized, battered, and visibly very tired. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan Is In The MVP Conversation

by Colin McGowan

Receiving MVP votes is a way of saying that a player touched greatness, that for a spell he was about as good as anybody else. And memory is fuzzy, memory is generous. Its appoximateness is appealing. Read more »
The Ad Hoc Bulls Are Still Back

by John Wilmes

Billy Donovan and the Bulls have consistently become a whole much stronger than the sum of its parts, regardless of the setbacks that have soiled them. Read more »
The New Bulls Are Still In Prelude Mode

by John Wilmes

Exactly halfway through this remarkably tempestuous season, the Bulls have shown resourcefulness, resolve, and evolution ample enough to suggest that they could rise to the title contender level with time. Read more »
DeMar DeRozan's Deliverance

by Katie Heindl

DeMar DeRozan has come into his power like the sun showing up in the eye of a hurricane, there all along but waiting, patiently, for the circle of fortune to form up around him. Read more »
The Overdue Recognition Of DeMar DeRozan

by John Wilmes

DeMar DeRozan wasn't LeBron and he wasn't Kawhi, and he also wasn't Tim Duncan when he reached the Spurs. He quietly improved nonetheless and turned into one of the most overlooked playmakers in the NBA. Read more »
Scottie Pippen Is Ornery And All Over The Place

by Colin McGowan

Scottie Pippen didn't get exactly what he wanted a long time ago, and has let those minor slights govern the entire back half of his life. He wears his disappointments about as heavily as any retired athlete in recent memory. Read more »