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  1. 2014-15 schedule: 10 games to watch

    Nick Friedell

    Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls are gearing up for one of the most hyped seasons in recent memory. Coach Tom Thibodeau's team enters the season with a legitimate chance to contend for a title depending on Rose's health. The eyes of the basketb...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. Thibodeau hides disappointment over Melo

    Nick Friedell

    LAS VEGAS -- It's the middle of July and Tom Thibodeau is already in midseason form. The Chicago Bulls coach spent a few minutes with the media before his team's opener in the Las Vegas Summer League, and it was like talking to him before a regul...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Gasol enough to get Bulls over the hump?

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol has already filled the role of Carlos Boozer for the Chicago Bulls in more ways than one. Forget for a moment the impact he will have on the floor -- Gasol is the consolation prize in free agency, like Boozer was in the summer of...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  4. New home, same LeBron obstacle for Bulls

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah had better get used to seeing Cleveland a lot more in the spring again. The Bulls always knew they were going to have to get past LeBron James in order to win a championship. Now they'll just have to do it by going through...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  5. Bad luck most to blame, not Bulls, for Melo

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Just a few hours after beginning the recruiting pitch to bring Carmelo Anthony to Chicago, Bulls general manager Gar Forman exited the United Center, walking out the same entrance that Anthony had come in. It was just before 6 p.m. CT on T...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  6. What's next for Bulls after Melo?

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Carmelo Anthony remains the apple of the Chicago Bulls' eye. The organization continues to hope that Anthony turns down the financial security of a max offer, or near-max offer, from the New York Knicks as he makes his final decision on wh...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  7. Bulls unified in pitch to Carmelo Anthony

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- When it comes to the recruiting pitch to Carmelo Anthony, everybody in the Chicago Bulls' organization is on the same page. Derrick Rose, who has said repeatedly over the years he doesn't want to recruit players, was there at the Unite...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. Derrick Rose joins Chicago Bulls in recruitment of Carmelo Anthon...

    Nick Friedell

    The Chicago Bulls pulled out all the stops in the recruitment of Carmelo Anthony on the opening day of NBA free agency on Tuesday, including the participation of Derrick Rose, who previously said he would not be part of a sales pitch to any free agent.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2014
  9. Derrick Rose on recruiting Carmelo to Chicago Bulls -- Not my job...

    Nick Friedell

    In a revelation sure to worry Bulls execs, Derrick Rose said he wasn't sure if he was going to participate in Team USA training camp in late July, Nick Friedell writes.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2014
  10. Paxson: Winning is Bulls' free-agent pitch

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- John Paxson has a simple message for free agents as the Chicago Bulls get set to make their recruiting pitches to prospective free agents in the coming days. The Bulls' executive vice president believes that the game's top players want to ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. Chicago Bulls don't believe rehabbing Derrick Rose will deter fre...

    Nick Friedell

    The Chicago Bulls say they are not concerned about Derrick Rose's health status being an obstacle in any potential recruiting pitch they make to prospective free agents over the coming weeks.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  12. Bulls draft hits and misses of Forman era

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- James Johnson's biggest claim to fame as a Chicago Bull had nothing to do with anything he accomplished on the basketball court. Johnson, who was Gar Forman's first selection as Bulls GM in 2009, didn't turn out to be the player the org...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Boeheim: Melo will take pay cut to win

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim believes his prized pupil, Carmelo Anthony, would take less money to sign with a contender this summer. "In my opinion he wants to win," Boeheim told ESPNChicago.com on Tuesday. "I think that's the bottom lin...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  14. Bulls covet Anthony, but money a question

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- MeloMania has engulfed Chicago. With the news Sunday that New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony has decided to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent, Bulls fans -- and executives -- are hoping that t...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  15. Will Heat foil Bulls' big plans again?

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Once again, it appears that the Miami Heat might beat the Chicago Bulls to the punch. Four summers ago, Heat team president Pat Riley outsmarted everyone in the league by finding a way to get LeBron James and Chris Bosh to Miami to pla...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  16. Bulls reviews: Gar Forman

    Nick Friedell

    Gar Forman Season recap: Nobody knew that Derrick Rose would go down again with another season-ending knee injury, but Forman did a solid job of landing D.J. Augustin to fill a hole and provide offensive stability. He also made a wise choice in de...

    Blog | May 20, 2014