Amin Elhassan gives us his early top-five ballot for the NBA's MVP.
Who is in third in the race for MVP? According to Ethan Sherwood Strauss, it's most certainly not Bulls big man Joakim Noah.
Joakim Noah says losing Derrick Rose to injury and Luol Deng to trade has been a challenge, but he still believes Chicago is on the path to a title.
For the first time since Michael Jordan’s shot over Craig Ehlo in Game 5 of the 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, the Chicago Bulls won a “winner-take-all” game on the road.
The story of Game 2 of the Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls series can be told in a pair of shot charts (which you can see above) and a very simple graphic noted in the chart on the right.
A look at the seven players selected to their first All-Star team this season:JAMES HARDENJames Harden becomes the first Houston Rockets All-Star since Yao Ming in 2011.
Name: Tom ThibodeauBirthdate: Jan. 17, 1958Is he an emotional leader or a tactician?Thibodeau’s obsessive, workaholic personality has an unmistakable presence on the sideline of every game and throughout the Bulls’ organization, but his greatest value is as a defensive tactician.
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is averaging career-highs (so far) in points per game (13.5), assists per game (4.5), blocks per game (2.2) and (1.4) steals per game heading into today's game with the Houston Rockets.
1. Will the Nuggets finally reward their army of boosters?Beckley Mason: Oh man, I don’t wager money on the NBA, but let’s just say I emptied my vanity coffers investing preseason plaudits on this team.
Similarities between the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers Without their superstar, Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls suddenly look a lot like the Indiana Pacers, another gritty team from the Midwest built by drafting well and adding a few key free agent signings.
Chicago BullsPG Derrick Rose ∗ SG Ronnie Brewer ∗ SF Luol Deng ∗ PF Carlos Boozer ∗ C Joakim Noah Minutes Played: 284Offensive Rating: 111.6 points per 100 possessionsDefensive Rating: 91.
Over the past few weeks, some of the Chicago Bulls' key players have been hit with the injury bug. Starting point guard and reigning league MVP Derrick Rose has been nursing turf toe on his left foot.
Stumbled across this when I wrote of Dwight Howard as a 6-9 center. Some of you just could not accept the recorded fact that Dwight Howard is six-foot-nine. This, despite a link to evidence of Howard’s barefoot height. I was astounded, perplexed and in search of even more synonyms to describe a state of utter confusion, shock, and befuddlement. We have his combine measure--his combine measure. Why do you insist on listening to some sorcerer’s Magic listing? Others believed that barefoot height does not matter because “in shoes” is the favored metric. I’ve heard it before, the argument goes: “They play in shoes.” I can be sympathetic to this logic line--for a second. In-game Dwight Howard may well tower to 6-11. But, do we record NFL player height “in helmet”? Do we weigh boxers “in gloves”? Do we act like jockeys are centaurs and measure them “on horse”? Of course not, because all of this can be quantified independently. Moreover, there are those who aren’t listed “in shoes.” I asked around for some names of infamous height liars, and many thought Kevin Durant shaded short at 6-9. It turns out KD is just the victim of being a truth teller in a liar’s world. Per his draft combine, Durant really is a barefoot six-feet-nine-inches. But how are fans supposed to believe KD when he dwarfs a “6-9” guy who is 6-6 in real life?
In a couple of weeks, we'll start hearing the inevitable chatter about hot seats in the NBA. The formula for who rides the hot seat is pretty reliable.
When players come back from injuries, the idea of rehabbing and working out all the time not being able to equate to “in-game” shape is always confusing.