Tag Archives: Chicago Bulls

Knicks Strike Deal with Chicago for Rose

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New York didn’t even bother waiting until the start of free agency to revamp its back court. The acquisition of point guard Derrick Rose came a week before negotiations with 185 free agents can officially commence, enabling the Knicks to address other areas of concern next week. The team decided to strike quickly, as it doesn’t have any selections in Thursday’s …

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Bulls Unsure of Gasol’s Status

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The final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference is still within reach for the Bulls, but the team is uncertain of just how involved All-Star forward Pau Gasol will be in the pursuit. Swelling in the right knee has forced the 35-year-old to miss five of Chicago’s last seven games, resulting in a 4-3 record and allowing the Pistons to …

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Fantasy Focus: The Return of Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler needed just 34 minutes to prove he was ready to lead Chicago’s charge into the post season. A sprained left knee has forced Butler to miss the previous 11 games and in his first game back, he had the difficult task of trying to slow down Rockets guard James Harden. While the NBA’s leader in total points scored …

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Fantasy Focus: Chicago’s Injury Scare

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Knee issues for backcourt players in Chicago has been a continual issue. Luckily, the latest setback for the Bulls won’t be too costly. All-Star shooting guard Jimmy Butler elevated towards the rim, but was fouled by Nuggets center Joffrey Lauvergne as he elevated towards the rim Friday night. Initially, it appeared his right knee was caught underneath him, but it was his …

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Butler Roasts Philadelphia for 53 Points

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As long as Jimmy Butler is in the lineup, the Bulls have plenty of star power. Playing without Derrick Rose or Pau Gasol, Chicago needed an overtime session to escape with a win against the 76ers, Butler provided the team with the finest scoring performance of his career. During the 53 minute contest in Philadelphia, the final selection in the …

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Butler Leading by Example in Chicago

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Chicago needed a trio of clutch offensive plays Wednesday night and each time, the team turned to Jimmy Butler. The All-Star shooting guard then sealed a 102-100 overtime victory against Indiana with his most clutch defensive effort of the season. The victory not improved the Bulls record on the season to 18-12, but was the first step towards patching the …

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Pistons Outlast Chicago in Quadruple Overtime

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An extra 20 minutes of basketball in Chicago provided a statistical explosion in fantasy basketball. Along with four overtime sessions, Friday’s 147-144 victory for the Pistons featured five 30-point performances, a 20 rebound effort, three other 10 rebound performances and just two players fouling out. The 68 minute contest yielded 291 points, 107 rebounds and tremendous individual efforts from a …

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Waiver Watch: Butler Has Lasting Impact in Chicago

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A year ago, Jimmy Butler was named the Most Improved Player in the NBA. Through 12 games this season, he is proving that his success isn’t fleeting. The 26-year-old is building on his All-Star campaign, upping his scoring average 3-point shooting percentage and 3-point field goals per game while maintaining his assist numbers and continuing to play elite defense. 

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Bulls Retain Butler on a Max Contract

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Chicago wasn’t going to let the most complete shooting guard in the league go anywhere in free agency. Once negotiations were able to begin, the Bulls wasted no time in offering Jimmy Butler a five-year $95 million maximum contract extension, solidifying the back court. His emergence as a leader on both ends of the floor reportedly triggered a conflict with …

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Rose Sinks Cavaliers at the Buzzer in Game 3

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The city of Chicago can finally exhale. After wondering for four years and through three major knee surgeries, questions surrounding if the player that captured the MVP four years ago would ever truly return have finally been answered. With one definitive shot. 

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