Kirk Hinrich

Noah and Butler

Get ready to rumble Bulls babes. We have exactly TWO weeks until the Bulls tip-off their regular season against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the 27th. This gives us ample time to learn who’s-who on this year’s roster.

And now, search the starting lineup for your Chicago Bulls – actually it’s all your need-to-know players.

Derrick Rose #1
Position: Point Guard
College: Memphis
@drose

DRose is sporting a new hairdo to start his sixth season with the Bulls. Despite literally breaking his face during the first practice, buy cialis our Bionic man should be ready to go for the home-opener. Rose has only played 61 games in the last two seasons after a laundry list of injuries. We need DRose to just PLAY. I’m a hopeless Bulls fan that will always wish Rose can get back to MVP form, but it’s highly unlikely after two serious knee surgeries and rehabs. Regardless, he’s still DRose and as long as he is on the court and movin and groovin the Bulls are a better team. Please stay healthy for us Rose.

Jimmy Butler #21
Position: Small Forward
College: Marquette
@JimmyButler

All eyes are on Jimmy Buckets in 2015 after his big pay-day this off-season. Butler gave the Bulls a renewed sense of talent after his breakout season in 2014-2015. Now it’s all about Jimmy. We’re expecting some big offensive stats, another All-Star appearance, and a Butler-Rose duo that is unstoppable in the Eastern Conference. Are we asking too much? Call me greedy, but I want Butler to shine his brightest this season – right past Lebron and the Cavs and straight to the NBA Finals.

Joakim Noah #13
Position: Center
College: Florida
@JoakimNoah

After injury prevented Noah from being his influential self last season, Jo-No will be looking to get back to his Defensive Player of the Year stature and man have we missed it. Jo is the player opponents love to hate, but we love to have on our side. He’s six feet and 11 inches of a passionate basketball player rebounding all over the other team’s face. Yup, show us the good stuff Jo.

Pau Gasol #16
Position: Center/Power Forward
Prior to NBA:  FC Barcelona
@paugasol

Pow Pow! This seasoned NBA vet was picked up from the Lakers in 2014 and is a huge impact player whenever he hits the court. When it came down to it Gasol was stuck on the bench with an injury in the big games against the Cavaliers last year during the playoffs. He’s got 14 years of the NBA under his belt, but with age comes a longer bounce-back from annoying injuries like hamstrings or ankle sprains. We need Pau to stay healthy for the big moments. Perhaps these boys need to incorporate more hot Yoga into their workout regimes?

Taj Gibson
Position: Power Forward
College: USC 
@TajGibson22

Gibson’s game has jumped to a whole other level since his start with the Bulls, but unfortunately to Taj lovers he’s the main focus of potential trade rumors. The Bulls almost have too many big men and Gibson has the most trading value since he brings so much value to a new team. Keep your eyes peeled on Gibson, hopefully we get some big dunks off the bench before any more trading talk occurs.

Doug McDermott #3
Position: Small Forward
College: Creighton 
@dougmcd3

Under new head coach Fred Hoiberg, fans are looking to Dougie Mc-Buckets to have a breakout season. Coach Thibodeau wasn’t big on giving rookies too many playing minutes, but McDermott is now in his sophomore season and loves a nice shot from the perimeter which Coach Hoiberg fully supports.

Nikola Mirotic #44
Position: Power Forward
Prior to NBA: Montenegro 
@threekola

Mirotic, aka Three-ko-la (you have to say it like the Riccola commercials), is ready to embark on his second season in the NBA. There was definitely a bit of a learning curve coming from Montenegro to the NBA, but his serious three-point shot was an instant fan favorite. After a year, Mirotic has refined his game. You’ll be sure to find this guy outside the arc sinking three’s in Hoiberg’s new offense.

Bobby Portis #5
Position: Power Forward
College: Arkansas
@BPortistime

Rookie alert! The Bulls drafted Portis 21st in the 2015 NBA draft and could absolutely be a secret weapon off the bench this season. Portis had a break-out performance against the Pelicans in the preseason with 20 points and 11 rebounds in 31 minutes. Ideally, Portis can help provide the Bulls with additional offense it never seems to generate enough of.

Kirk Hinrich #12
Position: Point Guard
College: Kansas

Captain Kirk is too cool for Twitter apparently, but luckily he’s a Bulls veteran ready to backup Rose for another season. Hinrich offers the Bulls stifling defense, but he’s no spring chicken so hopefully he can actually play the roll of back-up point guard because Rose will be healthy enough to start the majority of games this season (fingers crossed people).

Aaron Brooks #0
Position: Point Guard
College: Oregon
@thirty2zero

Brooks offers the Bulls a burst of energy and speed off the bench. He takes some wild and crazy shots, but when he’s not getting stuffed by Power Forwards or Centers, Brooks can put up some useful offensive numbers. He’s a great back-up Point Guard when Rose and Hinrich need to rest.

Mike Dunleavy Jr. #34
Position: Guard/Small Forward
College: Duke
@MikeDunleavyjr

With 13 years in the league, Dunleavy is absolutely a seasoned vet. Unfortunately, a post season back surgery is going to keep this sharp shooter off the court for a while until he’s ready to rumble.

Tony Snell #20
Position: Small Forward
College: New Mexico
@TonySnell20

Year two is a definite sink or swim kind of season for Snell. We saw glimpses of star power last season, but we need some more consistent offense off the bench from Snell. He also has a much improved hairstyle which I truly appreciate.

Cameron Bairstow #41
Position: Center
College: New Mexico
@CBairstow41

This Aussie is relief for big man Joakim Noah. He’s tall, he’s strong, but he’s looking to gain some more minutes and overall experience under Coach Hoiberg.

E’Twaun Moore #55
Position: Point Guard
College: Purdue
@ETwaun55

Moore is the back-up’s, back-up’s back-up – if that makes any sense. He comes in to run the court when Rose, Hinrich and Brooks are all gassed or injured. We probably won’t see him outside of his sweet Bulls warm-up, but he is a capable back-up when needed.

Cristiano Da Silva Felicio #6
Position: Power Forward/Center
Prior to NBA: Brazil

The Bulls added Brazilian big man Cristiano during the past summer.  His signing was speculated as a pre-curser to a potential Taj Gibson trade sometime this season. The Bulls are pretty stacked when it comes to height and power and rather need some depth in the guard area. Nonetheless, we’ll keep our eye on Felicio and see what he can deliver off the bench.

Per usual, the Bulls are under serious pressure to prove they’re title worthy and many of the players are vying to prove they’re worth the money the Bulls spent on them. Hopefully we see the best of both this season 🙂

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Well… so much for the Bulls and Rose entering the season with no injuries. Yes, ampoule you read that correctly and this isn’t deja vu.

Rose suffered a left orbital fracture, purchase during practice yesterday. Yes, practice.

I am not doctor so I Web MD’d that, and it is a fracture of the eye socket. First of all, ouch. Second, really at practice?! Rose took an elbow from and unidentified teammate (Good work Bulls PR, no one wants a witch hunt). Once again, he will have surgery today, and after that a timetable for his return will be announced.

We have no idea how long Rose will be out; I am told it depends on the location of the fracture. Especially if it’s near the eye and can cause vision problems. However, this could definitely cause him to miss the start of the season…

What does this mean? It means the Bulls are going to have to rely on Kirk Hinrich and Aaron Brooks to run point while Rose is recovering.

It is hard to believe, or maybe it isn’t. That Rose has only played in 100 games in the last four seasons for the Bulls, due to surgeries on both of his knees.

For everyone saying that Rose is injury prone, it is hard to argue that with his knee situation, but obviously this injury is a freak accident, but man is it a b!tch of a way to start this season.

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It was a night of sweet, cheap sweet Central Division revenge for the Chicago Bulls when they beat the front running Indiana Pacers 89-77 Monday night at the United Center. With their pride on the line, ailment the Bulls came out thirsty and gave Indy a physical challenge that the leaders of the East aren’t quite used to.

Just four nights ago the Pacers gave the Bulls a serious beat-down in Indy, sovaldi but last night Los Bulls came out fully charged led by Sixth Man Taj Gibson and a suffocating team defense. Gibson had accused the Pacers of “flopping” after their defeat in Indy Friday and last night he took his frustrations out on the basket. With their win, the Bulls also prevented their divisional foes from clinching the Central Division title.

It may have only been a regular season game, but the intensity of this matchup was through the roof of the Madhouse. This rivalry isn’t going any where any time soon, so who’s ready for another playoff series between the big men of the midwest?

What You Need to Know: 

  • #MCM goes out to Taj Gibson. Monday night was all about Taj, easily a top candidate for Sixth Man of the Year, who dunked all over the Pacers’ big men and was a continued catalyst for his men in red finishing with 23 points and eight rebounds. It seems as though Gibson is like a fine wine, he’s is only getting better with age.

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    Taj celebrating via @ChicagoBulls Instagram

  • Paul George led the Pacers with 21 points and seven rebounds and his teammates George Hill (17 points, four assists) and David West (14 points, nine rebounds) contributed with solid play.
  • Captain Kirk (Hinrich) also provided his Bulls with an offensive pick-me-up scoring 16 of his 18 points in the second half of the game.
  • Between Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson – Pacers’ big man Roy Hibbert had limited impact under the hoop – which is normally his domain.
  • The rivalry between these divisional teams is unspoken, neither organization ever openly discusses any “rivalry” but the players have their own agendas. Things got chippy quick between the Bulls and Pacers who both have reputations of being physical teams. David West and Jimmy Butler were called for double technical fouls after a free-throw situation – ugly.

Your Take Away Piece: 

“The Bulls aren’t going anywhere without a fight this season. They are resilient and a bit stubborn, but games like Monday night remind us to keep believing in the Bulls because they’re ready to brawl with the best. Indiana has the best record in the Eastern Conference at the moment and it’s highly likely that the Bulls will face the Pacers again on the big stage of the NBA playoffs.”

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What’s Next:

The Bulls get a three day break before they host the Portland Trailblazers on Friday at 7 PM. With a little less than a month to play in the regular season, every game matters as the Bulls and Raptors are neck-in-neck for the third place spot in the Eastern Conference. Keep the wins coming boys!

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The Bulls December was as brutal and inconsistent as the Chicago winter weather. Our men in red started the month rolling by defeating the defending Champion Miami Heat, remedy but then went on to lose three in a row to the Pistons, Bucks, and Knicks. Wins were scarce for the remainder of the month for the struggling Bulls who went 5-10 during the holiday season.

With DRose down and out for the season while rehabilitating his repaired meniscus, the Bulls find themselves in an all too familiar situation; missing a piece of their Roseless puzzle. They have enough talent to win big games on occasion, but they don’t have the manpower to blow past the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers who are dominating the Eastern Conference. Lucky for our guys, the East is the weakest conference and Chicago is still surprisingly in it.

You may feel like all hope is lost when it comes to Bulls basketball, but the season is still very young and the team has plenty of time to ship and shape up.

The Good: Let’s try to look on the bright side; the Roseless Bulls have been underperforming so ticket prices have plummeted and now we can actually afford to experience a game at the Madhouse – find the best deals on Bulls tickets HERE.  There is nothing like the Bulls starting lineup introduction live, “Annd nowww…”

There was an adorable proposal on the UC floor when Luvabull Ariana was surprised by her boyfriend and teammates during halftime of the December 5th game while the Heat were in town. It also may have been one of the most memorable moments throughout the entire month.

The Bad: Injuries (aside from Derrick’s devastating knee) proposed a problem for the Bulls during December. Key players like Jimmy Butler, Kirk Hinrich, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng have all seen time on the bench due to injury. Deng missed almost the entire month with his sore achilles.

Are the Bulls planning on rebuilding? You better believe it. December was a month of trade rumors regarding small forward Luol Deng. Late Monday night these rumors were finally put to rest when the Bulls actually traded Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Bynum and two drafts picks.

Deng was a two-time All-Star with the Bulls and has been the glue that has kept the Bulls together these past few frustrating years, but he was going to be a free agent come this summer and too expensive for our Bulls. GM Gar Forman said this move will save the Bulls quite a deal of money in salary cap space and luxury taxes, which puts them in a better spot for the future. Coach Thibs LOVES Deng, this trade could have a spiral effect on our Bulls, we’ll have to wait and see.

Overall: The Bulls went 5-10 in December and are still struggling to hit .500 which lands them the failing grade. They received a bit of extra credit for the D.J. Augustin pickup avoiding the scary F.

Spotlight on: D.J. Augustin
Point Guard #14 

Via ChicagoBullsPics Instagram

Who’s the new guy you ask?

On December 13th the Bulls picked up point guard D.J. Augustin in a trade with the Toronto Raptors. Kirk Hinrich had been picking up the point guard slack playing with heart, hustle and muscle, but he’s not a spring chicken and has had plenty of wear and tear on his body. The Bulls were running too thin at PG and Marquis Teague just wasn’t cutting it.

In rolls Augustin. He seemed to fit into Coach Thibodeau’s play calling almost instantly and has only improved with increased playing time. He’s in his sixth year in the league and has never been an outstanding player, but Coach Thibs has a reputation of bringing out the best in players (cough, cough Nate Robinson).

What to Watch in January:

Saturday January 18th, Philadelphia 76ers at Bulls: The Sixers’ scrappy offense always challenges Coach Thibs and the Bulls.

Monday January 20th, Los Angeles Lakers at Bulls: The Lake-Show heads to the Windy City to take on the Bulls. All of the “Kobe” fans here in Chicago will flood the UC with their purple and gold gear.

Friday January 24th, Los Angeles Clippers at Bulls: High-flying Blake Griffin and his Clippers crew head to Chicago. It’s always a dunkfest with these bros in town.

Wednesday January 29th, Bulls at San Antonio Spurs: Two of the league’s most elite coaches will throwdown as Gregg Popovich will attempt to cook up a better game plan than Coach Thibs.

Just remember, Divas, the season is far from over and the East is up for grabs. If the Bulls can get hot at the right time, they’ll be vying for a top spot in the playoff slots. New year, new Bulls!

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With the reemergence of our main-man Derrick Rose, medical the Chicago Bulls are once again considered a top threat in the Eastern Conference and NBA Championship title contenders. After getting down and dirty with an 8-0 preseason record, cialis we can tell our Bulls are hungrier than ever.

Over the past three years the Bulls have established themselves as an elite NBA team coached by Tom Thibodeau. After last season, hospital the Bulls have also proven that no matter who is on the court, Thibs will find a way to make them competitors. With Rose’s explosiveness leading the pack, this Bulls team has lofty expectations.

The countdown for the 2013 NBA season is less than 24 hours away and that means it’s time for your Chicago Bulls-Brush-Up. Know who’s rocking the red, black and white jerseys for the Bulls this season.

Starting Lineup:

Derrick Rose #1
Position: Point Guard (PG)
Age: 25
Get up, or get out of the way. Derrick Rose is healthy and ready to get himself that NBA tile he so greatly desires. His athleticism and strength is apparent and his offensive improvements (sassy jump shot) during his recovery have only made him a more powerful force on the court. Expect an improved field goal percentage and less turnovers from DRose this season. Look out King James, DRose is looking to knock you off your MVP throne. 
Joakim Noah #13
Position: Center (C)
Age: 28
Next to Rose, Noah has become a fan favorite here in Chicago. He had a monster 2012-2013 season full of triple doubles, All-Star appearances, and a spot on the All-Defensive First Team roster. Jo-No and his messy-bun-swag give the Bulls an extra level of intensity that will only be heightened with his teammate Rose alongside him. However, the Bulls must be careful with Noah’s lingering plantar fasciitis. He was already shutdown during preseason with a sore groin injury. Restricting his minutes throughout the season will ensure a healthy All-Star center come spring.
Carlos Boozer #5
Position: Power Forward (PF)
Age: 31
There are still plenty of Booze Cruise haters, but Boozer had another solid offensive year for the Bulls last season (his defense could use a makeover). We need to accept that Carlos Boozer is never going to be the aggressive powerhouse Chicago had anticipated, but he can improve the offensive play of the team. Boozer had a solid preseason and benefited from Rose’s playmaking on the court. He is also the most active Bull on Instagram – Booze loves editing those family photos and sharing them socially.
Luol Deng #9
Position: Small Forward
Age: 28
Luol Deng has been one of the most consistent performers on the Bulls roster since being picked up in 2004. He’s made two All-Star appearances and been a silent leader of the team’s defense. Unfortunately, we’re not sure if Deng will be a Bull much longer. Sources state Deng and the Bulls have yet to agree on any sort of contract extension. Come summer, Deng’s asking price will be too high for the Bulls to afford so many are suggesting the Bulls shop around while they can get someone useful for the All-Star.
Jimmy Butler #21
Position: Shooting Guard (SG)
Age: 24
Jimmy Buckets has a bit of a fro going for the start of the 2013 season. Butler emerged at the end of last season, stole the spotlight during the playoffs and earned himself a spot in the starting lineup this year. We got to see a different side of Butler who has always had suffocating defense, but also became a presence on offense. It’s only going to get better with Rose in the lineup to create more open looks for Butler. Expect JimmyB to log quite a few minutes this season.

Bulls Back Court:

Taj Gibson #22
Position: Power Forward (PF)
Age: 28
Did Taj get himself a jump shot over the off season? He apparently spent the summer working out with DRose and Kevin Durant and we are loving the results. Taj has always been a tough defender, but with a solid jump shot, Mr. Gibson could be awfully dangerous. His game looks more powerful and smoother than in past seasons. It is very possible we’re going to see Taj’s best season yet. Early season rumors has him in the running for the Sixth Man of the Year award. 
Kirk Hinrich #12
Position: Shooting Guard
Age: 32
Captain Kirk is back for another year with the Bulls. Last season Hinrich was responsible for running the offense, but with Rose back on the court Kirk takes on a new persona for the Bulls – a tough defender who can shoot the ball. Thibs will have Hinrich come off the bench for most game starts, but we’ll be sure to see some DRose-Hinrich mixes in the lineup.
Nazr Mohammed #48
Position: Center (C)
Age: 36
Nazi isn’t the youngest buck on the Bulls, but he’s got heart. He earned some major street cred with Chicago fans when he pushed Lebron James right on his booty after James had been fouling Boozer. He stepped up during the post season putting up some necessary numbers when other teammates were struggling to produce offense. He’s not an All-Star center, but he gives his all every second he’s on the court. 
Mike Dunleavy #34
Position: Shooting Guard (SG)
Age: 33
Dunleavy joins the Bulls  after a half season with the Indiana Pacers and two years with the Milwaukee Bucks. Dunleavy is entering his 12th season in the league – don’t be fooled by his baby face ladies, this guy is a seasoned vet. The Bulls have added another Duke alum to the lineup and Dunleavy is quite excited to play under the coaching of Tom Thibodeau. 
Marquis Teague #25
Position: Point Guard (PG)
Age: 20 
He may be the youngster on the roster, but Teague has a full year of NBA play under his belt.  It’s going to be a do or die type of season for Teague who needs to prove his worth to this Bulls team with plenty of point guard talent. We could see a big season out of Teague, or we could also see him get traded during the season. 
Mike James #8
Position: Point Guard (PG)
Age: 38
Mike James nabbed the 13th roster spot for the 2013-2014 season. He’s a seasoned vet within the league, has played on multiple teams and was a part of the 2004 Piston’s Championship team. He has always been on Thibodeau’s radar and for that reason we might see more playing time than expected from the third string point guard.  He’s not in the prime of his career, but the Bulls are hoping to get some productivity out of James. If Rose or Hinrich were to face injuries, Chicago would need to lean on James to lead the way.

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Bulls Rookies 

Tony Snell #20
Position: Small Forward (SF)
Age: 21
Snell may not be the sexiest guy on the bench, but he fits coach Thibodeau’s mold. He can play tough D and isn’t afraid to pull up and take his jump shot (he was a little inconsistent during the preseason, but he’ll gain confidence with time). To most of us Snell was a big mystery draft pick as we don’t see much of the west coast NCAA play here in the midwest. Expect to see pretty good things out of this 21-year-old rookie.
Erik Murphy #31
Position: Power Forward (PF)
Age: 23
Big-man-rookie Erik Murphy won’t see too much playing time this season, but that doesn’t mean Thibs won’t utilize his three-point shooting ability in clutch situations. Murphy will also come in handy if Boozer, Taj, Noah or Nazi get into foul trouble and Chicago needs a larger presence on the floor. 

Bulls Head Coach

From NBA.com

Tom Thibodeau
Coach Thibodeau proved himself yet again last season advancing in the playoffs even without a healthy roster. Thibs instills a defensive mentality in his players that challenges even the most talented of opponents. If Thibs reputation holds true, he could see himself with another Coach of the Year award under his belt. Pair the wisdom he’s gained during his time in the league with his best roster yet and we’re in for a treat. 

What’s Next:

Bring us an NBA Championship DRose and company! It’s going to take a healthy roster, but the Bulls have the talent and depth to defeat their most rivaled opponents and finally get themselves to a NBA finals.

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The Bulls are back in business! After going a very impressive 8-0 in the preseason, illness it’s clear that the Chicago Bulls are dedicated, unhealthy determined and looking rather fierce for their 2013 debut. Superstar point guard Derrick Rose has returned after a rough year-long hiatus and so have the Chicago Bulls’ title hopes.

Last year was a tough time for Bulls fans, capsule as we eagerly awaited the non-existent return of our MVP, but it’s time to put all grudges aside because DRose is ready to show us he was worth the wait.

The ultimate goal remains the same: knock Lebron James and the Miami Heat from their Eastern Conference throne and get Chicago to their first NBA Championship in over a decade. Can greatness be achieved with the return of Derrick Rose and a stifling defensive mindset under the guidance of head coach Tom Thibodeau? Only time will tell, but if the preseason was any indication of what is to come, things look good for the Chicago Bulls in the upcoming season. Let’s dig deeper into the Bulls 2013 season and Chicago title contention hopes.

What to Know about the 2013 Season:

  • The Return: Welcome back to the hardwood DRose. Derrick Rose is back and looking better than ever – if that’s even possible. After a difficult year of rehabilitation on his knee and criticism for waiting to return, Rose has made his bball game even stronger with a bigger and bolder jumpshot. Explosiveness hasn’t been an issue during the preseason scoring 22 points against the Detroit Pistons, 32 against Indiana and then 26 points against Kevin Durantand the OKC Thunder. If the preseason is any indication of what to expect from DRose, prepare yourself for an amazing season.

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  • New Faces: The off-season is always a time when us fans become super hopeful our team signs a glorious free-agent that will take our team to the next level. Unfortunately, our Bulls didn’t have the financial flexibility that many NBA teams have available – so there weren’t any mind-blowing off-season moves. HOWEVER, the pickup of Mike Dunleavy was a steal. He can throw down the jumpshots and is an upgrade on the defensive end. The Bulls also grabbed rookies Tony Snell (New Mexico Lobos) and Erik Murphy (Florida Gators) in the draft.
  • Strong Core: There are plenty of familiar faces on the Bulls’ roster heading into the 2013 season. Luol Deng, Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Carlos Boozer round out the starting lineup alongside DRose. As for the supporting cast, expect to see good things out of Kirk Hinrich, Taj Gibson, Nazr Mohammed and Marquis Teaguethis season.

    Rose, Deng, Murphy, Gibson & Dunleavy

  • Lost Bulls: Unfortunately, the Bulls had to say goodbye to a few impact players from last season. Despite a sensational performance during the NBA playoffs, Nate-the-Great Robinson is now a Denver Nugget. He had a one-and-done season with the Bulls, but Nasty-Nate will always hold a special place in our hearts after his outstanding 34-point performance in the triple OT Game 4 of the Brooklyn Nets series. The Bulls also parted ways with Marco Belinelli; the Italian-Stallion is headed to San Antonio to play alongside Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Vladimir Radmanovic, and Daequan Cook were also released from the roster.
  • Strengths: Defense! Defense! Under the thumb of head coach Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls have consistently been a top defensive team. It doesn’t hurt to have NBA All-Defensive First Teamer Joakim Noah’s intensity leading the pack.  Thibs has proven it doesn’t matter who’s on his roster, he can make any team play with heart, hustle and muscle and form to his defensive expectations.
  • Weaknesses: Last season the Bulls were one of the league’s worst offensive teams. While the return of Rose will boost up the stats, the majority of the same players are returning and we’re going to need a bit more offensive productivity out of everyone to dominate.
  • Key To Success: STAY HEALTHY. From Rose’s ACL to Noah’s plantar fasciitis to Luol Deng in intensive care, the Bulls have struggled with maintaining a healthy roster. Playing hard, but keeping their star players healthy throughout the season is essential to a successful post season run.

What’s Next:

Get your Bulls gear ready ladies, DRose and the Bulls are going to deliver a wild ride this season. Our MVP is healthy and Coach Thibs has his best Bulls roster since the MJ days – it sounds like a good time for a Championship to us.

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For their season opener Chicago will get things going guns blazing against the Miami Heat in South Beach on October 29th – wait for it – the night of the Heat’s Championship ring ceremony. Stay tuned for more details about this season’s opening night rivalry. Lebron James may have two rings now, but we say Bring. It. 

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