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Wendell Carter Jr. is now going to be out for a month

Wendell Carter Jr. is now going to be out for a month

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports this quad contusion is worse than it seemed We’ve officially come to the point in the Bulls season that a member of da young exciting core gets some lengthy recovery prognosis out of the blue: Wait up, Lauri, this is not your time this year. For those who guessed Wendell Carter in this pool, you ‘win’: the team announced today that Carter will be ‘evaluated in four weeks’. Carter had already missed the prior three contests due to this quad contusion, so theoretically this injury will keep him out of game action for over five...
Jan 26, 2021
Bulls vs. Celtics final score: Chicago smacked around again in sloppy 119-103 loss

Bulls vs. Celtics final score: Chicago smacked around again in sloppy 119-103 loss

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports another ugly loss to a contender After an ugly loss to the defending champion Lakers on Saturday, the Bulls faced another title contender at the United Center on Monday in the form of the Celtics. While Kemba Walker got the night off on the second of a back-to-back, Jayson Tatum returned to the lineup after a stint with COVID-19. Tatum made his presence felt in his return, going for 24 points as he, Jaylen Brown (26 points), Marcus Smart (13 points and 11 assists) and Daniel Theis (19 points) crushed a sloppy Bulls team in a 119-103...
Jan 25, 2021
Bulls vs. Celtics: Chicago looking to get back to winning ways against Boston

Bulls vs. Celtics: Chicago looking to get back to winning ways against Boston

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ After the loss to the Lakers, it’s another home game against a good team After wonderful week of basketball in which Chicago Bulls won three games in a row, they were sent back to Earth on Saturday night. The defending champions Los Angeles Lakers came in and put on a clinic, quickly building up a 30 point lead before halftime. It was a rough day at the office for Chicago as they couldn’t get anything going and were stymied by the Lakers defense. It was a tough lesson for the Bulls as despite making so much progress this season,...
Jan 25, 2021
Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, and the modern NBA front court

Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter, and the modern NBA front court

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Do Lauri and Wendell fit together? There have been two recent trends to the Power Forward / Center positions in the NBA, both in the way teams manage their front court rotations and the skills required to play those positions. There is a high premium on three point shooting. Generally, a team needs at least three quality three point shooters on the floor at all times. They often want four, meaning someone in the frontcourt is included. The important traits of big men on defense have shifted away from size and strength and more towards...
Jan 24, 2021
Bulls’ Wednesday showdown vs. Ja Morant, Grizzlies postponed

Bulls’ Wednesday showdown vs. Ja Morant, Grizzlies postponed

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via this is the Grizzlies’ fifth straight postponement The NBA announced Sunday night that the Bulls' game against the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday has been postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Bulls are currently past their recent COVID-19 issues, but the Grizzlies are in the thick of their own. From the league: The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/HOepJdEBDh— NBA (@NBA) January 25, 2021 This is the Grizzlies’ fifth consecutive postponement. They first had last Wednesday’s game...
Jan 23, 2021
Bulls vs. Lakers final score: pummeled back to earth

Bulls vs. Lakers final score: pummeled back to earth

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports halftime score was 63-33 Lakers The Bulls had been playing well, looking for their first four-game winning streak in forever. But they ran into the champs and could not really compete. Behind the 37 points of Anthony Davis along with a double double from LeBron James, the Lakers raced out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back. Zach LaVine led the way with 21 points and four Bulls scored in double figures. But the Bulls were poor offensively, turning the ball over 18 times and only scored 33 in the first half. They were cold...
Jan 23, 2021
Bulls vs. Lakers LIVE OPEN THREAD

Bulls vs. Lakers LIVE OPEN THREAD

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports the quest for four in a row might hit a roadblock No real preview tonight. Bulls are lookin’ good but the Lakers are on a championship level. The Lakers have an additional day rest advantage and their rotation is all healthy. LeBron James was listed as questionable earlier but he will be playing. Anthony Davis is also playing, after missing the earlier matchup a couple weeks ago in L.A.. For the Bulls, Wendell Carter remains out, and the team is holding out Otto Porter for rest and relaxation and food. Start time was pushed back to...
Jan 23, 2021
Bulls vs. Hornets highlights: another good-looking win for, wait, the Bulls???

Bulls vs. Hornets highlights: another good-looking win for, wait, the Bulls???

Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via impressive and attractive Friday night’s 123-110 win for the Bulls over the Charlotte Hornets was good stuff. Charlotte isn’t terrible, it was in their building (for what that’s worth this no-fans season), they were well-rested and they had an unblemished injury report. If the Bulls are to challenge the play-in portion of the Eastern Conference playoffs, this was a good benchmark and they looked to be the outright better team. I don’t know how John Paxson even shows himself to anyone in this franchise. Maybe he’s...
Jan 22, 2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Preview: two near-.500 Eastern Conference play-in hopefuls

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Preview: two near-.500 Eastern Conference play-in hopefuls

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Three in a row?! Chicago Bulls (6-8) at Charlotte Hornets(6-8) #23. A much better basketball player than NBA executive. Since Michael Jordan took control of basketball operations in 2006, the Hornets have made the playoffs just three times never advancing past the first round. Over the past four or five years, the Hornets have floated in perennial mediocrity not good enough to make a long playoff run, but not bad enough to command a franchise-changing spot in the draft order. That changed this season when they landed the third pick in the 2020...
Jan 20, 2021
Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls might be decent

Cash Considerations Podcast: The Bulls might be decent

breath of fresh air Jason and Ricky keep the Bulls optimism going after consecutive wins over the Mavericks and Rockets get them back to 6-8 on the season, which washed the bad taste of the collapse against the Thunder out of the mouth. The Bulls might not actually be good overall, but they’re improving and fun to watch thanks to Zach LaVine’s scoring exploits and contributions from up and down the roster. The new front office is in a fascinating spot with this roster, and it will be interesting to see which way they go. Cash Considerations is part of the Blue Wire sports...
Jan 20, 2021
I don’t know what Denzel Valentine is doing out there, but it’s working

I don’t know what Denzel Valentine is doing out there, but it’s working

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports it’s a trip Denzel Valentine’s Bulls career seemed to be finished after a disappointing 2019-20 season in which he found himself in Jim Boylen’s doghouse. He had appeared in just 170 games in four seasons to start his career, with the 2018-19 a total loss thanks to ankle surgery. That was the third lower-body surgery of Valentine’s Bulls tenure. Valentine showed flashes of his intriguing skill set when he played 77 games in 2017-18, averaging 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 38.6% on 3-pointers. But taking...
Jan 19, 2021
the Bulls are streaking, are they actually somewhat decent?

the Bulls are streaking, are they actually somewhat decent?

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports coaching has made the difference The Bulls defeated pedestrian opponents in their last two games, a Mavericks team missing half its roster and an uninteresting Rockets team without James Harden. But that’s how a bad team becomes an average team: consistently beating the bad teams. While the Bulls 6-8 record won’t impress anyone, most fans would have been thrilled with 6-8 after seeing the opening schedule. It won’t count on the books, but the league’s last two minute report shows the Bulls were definitively robbed in two of...
Jan 18, 2021
Bulls use all-around scoring effort in 125-120 win over Rockets

Bulls use all-around scoring effort in 125-120 win over Rockets

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Zach LaVine led seven Bulls in double figures with 33 points After six straight games on the road, the Chicago Bulls played their first game at the United Center in over two weeks against the Houston Rockets on Monday. They had just snapped a four-game losing streak in Dallas on Sunday and were looking to keep the momentum going, even with Patrick Williams (hip) and Otto Porter Jr. (back) sitting out. The Bulls indeed picked up where they left off and got a brilliant offensive effort from the entire team. Zach LaVine led seven Bulls...
Jan 18, 2021
Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets Preview: looking for another schedule win

Chicago Bulls vs. Houston Rockets Preview: looking for another schedule win

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Oladipo will debut for Rockets tonight but John Wall is out Chicago Bulls (5-8) vs. Houston Rockets (4-7) It’s been a heck of a last couple weeks for the Chicago Bulls. After possibly the most positive 1-3 road trip in the history of the franchise, the Chicago Bulls laid an egg against a rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder squad. Chicago blew a 22-point second half lead; a collapse that could compete with the ugliest losses of the Jim Boylen era of Bulls basketball. The Bulls quickly put that stinging loss in the rearview mirror making it a...
Jan 18, 2021
Bulls veterans shooting the hell out of the ball to start 2020-21 season

Bulls veterans shooting the hell out of the ball to start 2020-21 season

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via the vets have been a key to success The Bulls smashed the Mavericks 117-101 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. While Lauri Markkanen led Chicago with 29 points, it was the bench that flipped the game in the first quarter and continued pouring it on throughout. The Bulls’ bench racked up 61 points, with the trio of Garrett Temple, Thaddeus Young and Otto Porter Jr. combining for 50 points on a ridiculous 23-of-30 from the field. Temple scored 17 points in the first half, while Porter closed the game down with 12 points on...