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San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) as forward Luol Deng watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls to keep core in offseason

By Jacob Onak | July 1, 2013

With all the big offseason trades and acquisition rumors going around in the NBA, don’t expect the Bulls to make any moves.In fact, expect there to be a couple of faces from last year’s team disappearing.Nate Robinson, who played such a big role for...

The Rant: Ripping into Rip

By Jimmy Johnson | April 4, 2012

It’s time to forget the notion Richard Hamilton is going to contribute for the Chicago Bulls.

I, for one, am waiting for a collage featuring Hamilton sitting on the Bulls’ bench holding his head up and sporting his egg white headband.

It’s funny how Hamilton was pegged as the acquisition to get the Bulls past the Miami Heat.

Instead, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will likely blow past him if these two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Hamilton hasn’t been a huge disappointment, though, if you didn’t have pie-in-the-sky expectations for him.

Look at the facts: prior to joining the Bulls, Hamilton’s combined minutes from the regular season and playoffs was 32,580.

He’s old, beat up and with it being a condensed NBA season, he’s out of place.

The Bulls’ only chance to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy will come down to getting top-notch performances from Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng, and not from Mr. Glass.

The Bulls can afford to lose Boozer

By Matt Hopkinson | November 30, 2011

Until finals week is over, I don't think I will have a bigger smile than I did the minute I found out the NBA is "tentatively" back.Amid the images of all the glorious things Derrick Rose can do and the auditory hallucinations of Stacey King, I began...

The Rant: Too much Woozy, not enough Boozy

By Chris Dertz | May 8, 2011

Chicago Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau was named the NBA's Coach of the Year. There's one move that he's not making that's making him look like the dunce of the decade, though. Consider this a public plea, Thibs: Start. Taj. Gibson. It should be abundantly...