Inside the Bulls
The 2014-15 NBA season is five days away, and Las Vegas is preparing to take your sports bets. The oddsmakers at MyTopSportsbooks.com have released the early odds for the NBA season, and the Bulls are 6-to-1 to win an NBA title. The Cavaliers (3-to-1) and Spurs (4-to-1) are the favorites. Stunningly, Derrick Rose, reconstructed knees
Sky coach Pokey Chatman barely slept Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. She was just too eager to sleep for what was coming Wednesday – visits with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau and a chance to watch practice. “I was like a kid at Christmas. Last night I couldn’t sleep,” Chatman said.
NBA.com released the results of its annual general manager survey Wednesday, and the consensus around the league is the Chicago Bulls will be a defensive force. The league’s GMs responded to 56 questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans and offseason moves and were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel.
Jimmy Butler will miss the Bulls’ final preseason game Friday vs. the Timberwolves, according to the Bulls. The Bulls guard sprained the ligaments in his thumb on Monday night vs. the Hornets. An MRI, follow-up examinations confirmed the sprain. Butler will not practice this week and will be re-evaluated after the Bulls face the Timberwolves.
Derrick Rose has never looked more ready than he did Monday night. The Bulls may have lost to the Cavs in their penultimate preseason game, but Rose scored 30 points and had a few stellar plays. Rose blew past a spinning Kyrie Irving on the way to this third-quarter layup: There was also this one-on-all
Loading My guy @markwahlberg told me it would be a big year! Thanks for the support brotha! View on Instagram Jimmy Butler posted this video from Mark Wahlberg to his instagram on Friday, the day after hitting a game-winning 3-pointer against the Hawks. Check out the video of that play here.
Even the announcers need to work on their game in the preseason. Bulls analyst Stacey King was in mid-season playoff form last night when Jimmy Butler capped a 20-point fourth quarter by hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to defeat the Hawks. Stacey gave us “Jimmy B,” “Jimmy Buckets,” “Jimmy Jordan” and, of course, his
Michael Jordan rarely took a game off. Jordan played in all 82 games in nine of his 15 NBA seasons, including his last at age 40 with the Wizards. And, he didn’t just show up. In 13 seasons with the Bulls, Jordan was held to single digits once, four games after returning from a broken
VIDEO BY JOE COWLEY
ESPN’s Wright Thompson wrote a powerful feature on Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose as he prepares to come back from two knee surgeries. The story chronicles Rose’s escape from Englewood and the new person he’s become after missing most of the last two seasons. Here are a few of my favorite parts of the feature