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Chicago basketball: Bulls fall to Orlando Magic in Rose’s return from injury

By Northern Star staff | April 9, 2015

The Chicago Bulls should have beaten the struggling Orlando Magic (25-53) even without point guard Derrick Rose.Rose scored nine points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists in his return from meniscectomy surgery on Feb. 27.The Bulls went...

Face Off: The D-Rose era, part two

By Jacob Onak | September 30, 2013

With the 2013-14 preseason starting up on Saturday, the Chicago Bulls will continue to look for a championship ring in the Derrick Rose/Tom Thibodeau era.Sports Editor Jacob Onak and sports reporter Brian Earle debate what the expectations of the Bulls...

Chicago Bulls guard Nate Robinson (2) shoots between Detroit Pistons forwards Charlie Villanueva (31) and Austin Daye (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls exceed expectations in Rose’s absence

By Brian Earle | January 24, 2013

For all the talk about how bad the Bulls would be without star point guard Derrick Rose, they have exceeded peoples expectations. Rose has not seen any action this season as he has been recovering from a knee injury he suffered in the first round of the...

Bulls keeping quiet in East

By Matt Hopkinson | July 9, 2012

We’ve all had that moment, one day we wake up and it seems like everyone around is experiencing or doing great things and we’re sitting on the couch in our underwear eating soggy cereal. Well, even if you haven’t, this is effectively the scenario...

Thibs’ decision making is questionable

By Matt Hopkinson | April 30, 2012

Many Chicagoans experienced what is usually the signs of a heart attack, in an upset stomach, chest pains, and an impending sense on Saturday. Now, there may have been someone out there having a heart attack, but for the majority of the victims, they...

Thibodeau’s explanation is all bull

By Jimmy Johnson | April 29, 2012

It’s one thing to leave your starters in to close out a game. But it’s another situation when a team can taste victory, but your starters are still out there. That was the scene Friday at the United Center in the final minutes between the Chicago...

Faceoff: Who should the Bulls play in the first round?

By Matt Hopkinson and Brian Thomas | April 24, 2012

Matt: Well, Brian, the NBA playoffs are right around the corner. Putting all the drama from the season aside, what’s your stance on the Chicago Bulls’ first round matchup? Assuming the Bulls can hold off the Miami Heat for overall No. 1 seed in the...

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 Rant: Lucas is balling out of his mind

By Jimmy Johnson | March 20, 2012

I thought I’d never say this, but, John Lucas III can play, folks. The Chicago Bulls’ teeny-tiny backup point guard has carved opposing defenses lately in place of the on-and-off injured Derrick Rose. When Bulls fans were introduced to Lucas this...

The Rant: Cut the NBA season moving forward

By Sean Anderson | February 14, 2012

Thanks to the NBA lockout, this year's season was shortened from the regular 82 games to 66.Teams, like the Chicago Bulls, are facing more injuries and fatigue as they have to play as many as five games in a week, and sometimes even three games in a row.Derrick...

The Rant- Dwight Howard should come to Chicago Bulls

By Sean Anderson | January 31, 2012

It's been reported that Dwight Howard might be open to being traded to the Chicago Bulls. The question I have to wonder is, why wouldn't he want to become a member of the Bulls in the first place? The Bulls have a winning tradition.Howard has been compared...

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...