Chicago Bulls Analysis

Twelve Characters: Zach LaVine

by Colin McGowan

Oct 18, 2021 9:15 PM

While that natural athleticism obviously helps him on the court, it has perhaps also made us slow to appreciate the fulsome layers of polish Zach LaVine has applied to his game over the past few seasons. Read more »

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Lauri Markkanen Is Stuck For Now

by Colin McGowan

Aug 16, 2021 1:15 PM

The only option on the table right now for Lauri Markkanen is to accept the Bulls' qualifying offer and hope he has a healthy and productive 21-22, featuring for a team that hardly values him. Read more »

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High Time For DeMar DeRozan To Impress Again

by Colin McGowan

Aug 4, 2021 2:57 PM

The Bulls are all in trying to win 50 games this year, and DeMar DeRozan will help considerably. There is a rung right below greatness, where some swell players hang out, but you can lose track of them. Read more »

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The Bulls Are, In Fact, Back?

by John Wilmes

This is not a team built for development, but to win. Not to win a title, per se, but certainly to win more games than it loses, and for a good number of those victories to leave an attractive stamp on the broader basketball imagination. Read more »
The Opening Hours Of NBA Free Agency As Thirty Mission Statements

by Jack Tien-Dana

The advent of protracted trade demands and the play-in tournament and reshuffled lotto odds have conspired to incentivize goodness and punish intentional foulness. The NBA has pushed teams toward respectability. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
The Reshuffling Bulls, And Their Fans' Search For Coherence

by John Wilmes

Because Bulls fans have become so literate in losing, and are so removed from success, it is hard for them to see the seeds of something better. Read more »
2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Bulls, Pistons and Cavaliers are rebuilding, the Pacers are trying to get out of the get of the first round, the Bucks have championship or bust expectations. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Chicago Bulls

by Colin McGowan

The Boylen Era Bulls had no clue what to do with Wendell Carter, and he should benefit noticeably from Billy Donovan steady hand. Read more »
What's Better Than Championships? Joakim Noah

by John Wilmes

In Joakim Noah, those of us in Chicago watching the game for a kind of insurgent anti-Goliath defiance found our ultimate hero. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Chicago Bulls

by Keith P Smith

If Arturas Karnisovas nails the head coach hire, and holds mostly firm roster-wise, Chicago could hit the 2021 offseason with enough space for a max free agent. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
The Ongoing Jim Boylen Experience

by Colin McGowan

It's not wholly puzzling why Jim Boylen is like this, because literally millions of men roughly his age and background are like this, but it is something to behold engulf NBA arenas. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Chicago Bulls

by Colin McGowan

The Bulls drafted two potential star big men in 2001 and both of them were gone by 2006. A magnificent gamble didn't pay off at all. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Chicago Bulls: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about adding the right players to the mix and pushing the rebuild forward. If the Bulls do that, they might snap this mini-playoff drought quicker than most expect. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Lauri Markkanen Is Already an Offensive Weapon

by Jonny Auping

What exactly Markkanen can become in the future is hard to say, but and at seven feet tall that makes him something the Bulls can put a high value on: an offensive weapon. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Kris Dunn

by Colin McGowan

Perhaps Kris Dunn will break out this year. Perhaps he'll remain a merely useful player. That either thing is possible speaks to how much he's grown since those not-at-all long ago Minnesota days when he was disastrously fawn-like. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

The biggest moves of the offseason in the Central Division could be the additions of Mike Budenholzer and Dwane Casey. Read more »
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