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Blazers vs. Bulls Preview

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Plus injury reports, analysis, and more! Portland Trail Blazers (26-26) vs Chicago Bulls (24-27) The Portland Trail Blazers take on the Chicago Bulls the day after a 20-point comeback win against the Washington Wizards that took Portland’s active winning streak to three games. The Bulls are coming off of a win against the Charlotte Hornets and face the Blazers for game three of their four game home stand. Blazers vs. Bulls — Saturday, February 4, 2023 — 5:00 p.m. PT How to Watch: Root Sports Plus, NBC Sports Washington...

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Bulls vs. Trail Blazers game preview and thread: Chicago hoping for another “should-win”

Photo by Quinn Harris/ the injuries are mounting Tonight, our 24-27 Chicago Bulls will host one of the league’s other depressingly “mid” teams with one All-Star, the 26-26 Portland Trail Blazers. The Bulls will at least be better-rested, as Portland will be playing the second night of a back-to-back pair of games, having vanquished the Washington Wizards (like Chicago, another Eastern Conference play-in tournament hopeful) 124-116 last night in D.C. Portland’s prolific undersized starting backcourt of Damian Lillard and Anfernee Simons combined for 62 points on...

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Bulls stud Lonzo Ball’s brutal injury update has LaVar Ball resurfacing with strong statement for doubters

There is currently a lot of concern surrounding Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball and his surgically repaired left knee. According to most recent reports, both the Bulls medical staff and Ball’s camp no longer understand why the 25-year-old is still experiencing pain in his injured knee. At this point, we’re not even talking about a […] The post Bulls stud Lonzo Ball’s brutal injury update has LaVar Ball resurfacing with strong statement for doubters appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Has Jamal Murray reclaimed his spot as the Denver Nuggets second star?

The cruelest part of basketball, besides the t-shirt cannon in the arena only reaching the lower decks, is a sudden catastrophic injury. Tears and breaks ended the title ambitions of teams like the Penny-Shaq Magic, the Oden-Roy Blazers, and the Rose-era Bulls. After Jamal Murray tore his ACL in 2021, many have wondered whether the […] Has Jamal Murray reclaimed his spot as the Denver Nuggets second star? - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

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Bulls management can claim Lonzo’s injury hampers their activity. But what hurt just as much is being their typical cheap selves

Photo by Michael Reaves/ AKME said they wanted ‘continuity’, it was really ‘affordability’ We have all come to expect the Bulls to do nothing at the trade deadline for several reasons. The primary reason being they’re the Bulls, and making trades is kind of showing off and comes off a bit desperate and we don’t do that here. Another being that while AKME has had some relative flurry of activity in their tenure, on the whole they have mostly dithered (sorry, ‘thorough evaluation buidling on personal relationships). Lonzo Ball’s injury has also been cited...

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Bulls news: Suitors lining up for Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball injury update?

Just a week removed from the trade deadline, the Chicago Bulls find themselves in NBA purgatory. Simultaneously on the border of playoff contention while also possessing the 9th-best lottery odds, this team must decide which direction it wants to take, and they must do it fast. Fortunately, the atmosphere surrounding these Bulls has been on […] Bulls news: Suitors lining up for Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball injury update? - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bulls guard Lonzo Ball gets brutal new injury update from Billy Donovan

Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball is “nowhere close” to returning from the knee injuries that have caused him to be sidelined since Jan. 2022, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Julia Poe. Bulls head coach Billy Donovan adds that while there’s no cut-off date set for Ball’s return this season, Chicago will have one after […] The post Bulls guard Lonzo Ball gets brutal new injury update from Billy Donovan appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cash Considerations Podcast: Bulls are who we thought they were

two steps forward, one step back Jason and Ricky lament the Bulls’ disastrous collapse against the Pacers, which ruined what should have been a four-game winning streak. We discuss what went wrong and highlight Zach LaVine’s key role in the loss before diving more into LaVine’s hand injury and future with the team. We finish up with some trade deadline talk. Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Podcast is part of the Blue Wire Podcast Network.The pod can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts.

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Hornets star LaMelo Ball injury status vs. Bulls, revealed

LaMelo Ball has now missed three straight games for the Charlotte Hornets due to lingering ankle and wrist injuries. At this point, the All-Star point guard seems like he’s poised to sit out a fourth straight contest when the Hornets take on the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. LaMelo Ball injury status vs. Bulls It […] The post Hornets star LaMelo Ball injury status vs. Bulls, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Derrick Jones Jr. is an underappreciated gem for the Bulls

Although the Chicago Bulls‘ 2022-23 season has consisted of a struggle between the highs and lows, there have been some bright spots on the team. Among the less talked about positives has been the play of Derrick Jones Jr., who has shown tremendous versatility as injuries have plagued the Bulls. Going into the season, Jones […] Derrick Jones Jr. is an underappreciated gem for the Bulls - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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DeMar DeRozan reveals injury update Bulls fans will surely love

Chicago Bulls guard/forward DeMar DeRozan has missed the past three games after he injured his quad on a non-contact play when they took on the Boston Celtics on January 9. DeRozan was simply trying to get to his spot against Al Horford, but he proceeded to tweak his quad which had already been hurting to […] The post DeMar DeRozan reveals injury update Bulls fans will surely love appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bulls star Zach LaVine’s hand injury gets ‘significant’ update, but there’s a silver lining

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine made an eye-opening comment Friday night when he claimed he had a torn ligament in his hand after a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The team refuted that notion, and Billy Donovan shed more light on the injury ahead of the Bulls’ Sunday matinee against the Golden State Warriors. […] The post Bulls star Zach LaVine’s hand injury gets ‘significant’ update, but there’s a silver lining appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bulls stars DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine injury status vs. Stephen Curry, Warriors, revealed

The Chicago Bulls are slated for a marquee matchup on Sunday against the returning Stephen Curry and the defending champs Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately for Chicago, they might need to battle the Dubs without their two top stars with both DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine popping up on the injury report. DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine […] The post Bulls stars DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine injury status vs. Stephen Curry, Warriors, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lonzo Ball video gives Bulls fans glimmer of hope amid long injury absence

Lonzo Ball has yet to play a single minute for the Chicago Bulls this season. The 25-year-old underwent surgery on his left knee during the offseason and at this point, it doesn’t sound like he’s going to be back anytime soon. As a matter of fact, there have been fears that Ball could end up […] The post Lonzo Ball video gives Bulls fans glimmer of hope amid long injury absence appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Is DeMar DeRozan playing vs. Thunder?

DeMar DeRozan sat out the Chicago Bulls’ 100-97 loss against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night due to injury. The Bulls struggled without one of their best players in the mix, and they could now end up with the same fate on Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. So, the big question now is this: […] The post Is DeMar DeRozan playing vs. Thunder? appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Wizards stars Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis injury status vs. Knicks, revealed

The Washington Wizards were able to take care of business on Wednesday as they took down the Chicago Bulls, 100-97. They did so without both Bradley Beal and Kristaps Porzingis in the mix, and it seems like it’s going to be the same case again for them on Friday when they host the New York […] The post Wizards stars Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis injury status vs. Knicks, revealed appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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3 Key players who will elevate the Chicago Bulls into the Playoffs

Considering no significant moves were made in the offseason, the status of Lonzo Ball’s knee continues to delay his return from injury, and locker room feuds have plagued this team’s chemistry, it’s fair to say that this season has started off with a consistent sense of disappointment for the Chicago Bulls. This led to a lackluster […] 3 Key players who will elevate the Chicago Bulls into the Playoffs - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bulls star DeMar DeRozan injury gets critical update from Billy Donovan

Chicago Bulls star DeMar DeRozan is set to miss his first game of the season on Wednesday, though it doesn’t look like he’ll be sidelined for long. DeRozan suffered a quad injury during Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics, forcing the Bulls to sit him out in their showdown with the Washington Wizards. According to […] The post Bulls star DeMar DeRozan injury gets critical update from Billy Donovan appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bulls vs. Wizards prediction and odds for Wednesday, January 11 (Bulls undervalued)

The Chicago Bulls are looking to bounce back from a loss to the Boston Celtics in their last game, but they may not have DeMar DeRozan (questionable) against the Washington Wizards. Washington has injury concerns of its own, as Bradley Beal is out and Kristaps Porzingis, Daniel Gafford and Corey Kispert are all listed as […] Bulls vs. Wizards prediction and odds for Wednesday, January 11 (Bulls undervalued) - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bulls vs. Wizards game preview and thread: schedule softens, but so have the Bulls to injury

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports no DeMar tonight, no Javonte Green for a while The Bulls had a string of good play lately that got them up to 9th in the Eastern Conference playoff seedings, though that streak and winning streak against very good teams ended with a loss on Monday night in Boston. That was a good game in the micro: they stayed close while the Celtics couldn’t hit shots, and a 4th quarter LaVine scoring outburst got them to within a possession late. But it may have been a pyrrhic victory (and a moral victory at that, since the LaVine-as-closer did...

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Marcus Smart, Robert Williams injury updates vs. Pelicans

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and big man Robert Williams both missed Monday’s game against the Bulls. Smart sat out with a left knee contusion, while Williams sat as a precaution to manage the knee injury that kept him sidelined for much of the first half of the season. However, a recent and encouraging injury […] The post Marcus Smart, Robert Williams injury updates vs. Pelicans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bulls star DeMar DeRozan gets injury update amid Javonte Green surgery revelation

DeMar DeRozan played just 23 minutes in Tuesday’s 107-99 loss to the league-best Boston Celtics. DeRozan was forced to make an early exit from the marquee matchup due to a quad injury. The good news for the Bulls is that the quad strain does not appear to be serious, and he should be back in […] The post Bulls star DeMar DeRozan gets injury update amid Javonte Green surgery revelation appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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DeMar DeRozan receives injury update after exiting Bulls loss vs. Celtics

Things were beginning to look up for the Chicago Bulls. Amid rumors of a midseason blowup that may involve a Zach LaVine trade, among others, the Bulls have begun to play better as of late, going 8-3 heading into their Monday night contest against the Boston Celtics to climb into ninth place in the Eastern […] The post DeMar DeRozan receives injury update after exiting Bulls loss vs. Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Cash Considerations Podcast: DeMar DeRozan hurt as Bulls lose heartbreaker in Boston

a good fight Jason and Ricky took to Spotify Live after the Bulls nearly pulled off a big comeback against the Celtics in Boston. With DeMar DeRozan sidelined with a quad injury, Zach LaVine caught fire in the fourth quarter but couldn’t quite finish the job. We talked LaVine’s recent resurgence, Patrick Williams’ development, DeMar’s injury and if the Bulls’ recent hot stretch changes anything about what they should do ahead of the trade deadline. Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Podcast is part of the Blue Wire Podcast Network.The pod can be found on Apple...

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Bulls vs. Celtics final score: Bulls go down in Beantown

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ DeMar DeRozan forced to leave mid-game with injury Our Chicago Bulls’ lucky three-game winning streak was no match for the luck of the Irish tonight in TD Garden, as the Eastern Conference’s top-seeded Boston Celtics outlasted Chicago, 107-99, despite a valiant fourth quarter push from Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic. Most disconcertingly, All-Star Bulls small forward DeMar DeRozan left the game in the third quarter with a right quadriceps strain, never to return. Here’s hoping it isn’t a lingering issue for the normally-durable...

Soaring Down South

Proposed trade sends Atlanta Hawks $51M sharpshooter

The Atlanta Hawks (19-21) are heading home after a 2-2 road trip despite plenty of reason to think things went much worse given the amount of turmoil that has been reported and the injuries they have suffered through. They even rose back into the nine-seed with the Chicago Bulls falling to the Boston Celtics on Monday. […] Proposed trade sends Atlanta Hawks $51M sharpshooter - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog

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Alex Caruso injury update vs. Celtics as Bulls look to continue hot streak

The Chicago Bulls, led by the ever-consistent DeMar DeRozan and the smoldering hot Zach LaVine, have played incredibly well ever since rumors of discord in the locker room spread following their halftime blowup in mid-December. They have gone 8-3 since, and are now the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference, good enough for a play-in […] The post Alex Caruso injury update vs. Celtics as Bulls look to continue hot streak appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Zach LaVine is launching threes

Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports keep it up! Not going to get into the existential Bulls-ness of what this recent string of good play means for the franchise. Let’s instead remark on the small-picture, but perhaps largely-significant change that has been the unleashing of Zach LaVine, shooter. We already noticed that in the month of December LaVine’s inside finishing has gotten back to his pre-latest-knee-injury levels. It’s not much of a logical leap to suggest that his 3-point shooting has opened up as a result of that (and also a knee injury doesn’t just affect...