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  1. 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
  2. First can't hurt for Bulls on Carmelo tour

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Carmelo Anthony's first stop on the free-agency express is expected to be Chicago at some point on Tuesday, the first day free agents can speak to teams about signing in other cities. This revelation, as reported by's Marc Stein, ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  3. Letting up a bit might be Bulls' best move

    Nick Friedell

    CHARLOTTE -- Taj Gibson had to laugh at the thought. When the topic of Tom Thibodeau resting players came up after Monday night's win over the Orlando Magic, the Chicago Bulls forward looked around at the small circle of media members surrounding...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Bulls lose 'edge'; end result may not be bad

    Nick Friedell

    NEW YORK -- The Chicago Bulls have been "playing with fire" over the past week because of a lack of defensive intensity that creeps up on them at various points in games. On Sunday night against the lowly New York Knicks, they got burned. Tom...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  5. Durant offers reminder of what Bulls miss

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- In the midst of a hard-fought run to the end of the regular season, the Chicago Bulls caught another reminder Monday night of exactly what they miss the most. As Kevin Durant rained down jumpers and free throws while leading the Oklahoma C...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Heat 93, Bulls 79

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- Let's take a quick look at how the Miami Heat earned a 93-79 win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. How it happened: Playing without LeBron James (broken nose), the Heat dominated the Bulls in the second...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  7. 3 Points: What to expect from Rose

    Derrick Rose is back and so are the lofty expectations for a Chicago Bulls team that begins its season against the biggest obstacle in the way of a trip to the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat. On the eve of the season opener, our panel weighs in on thr...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 94, Nuggets 89

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Let's take a quick look at how the Chicago Bulls earned a 94-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at the United Center. How it happened: Luol Deng had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Bulls finished the preseason with an 8-0 r...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  9. Have people forgotten how good Rose is?

    Nick Friedell

    Derrick Rose's reputation and his game are two separate entities. They are not interconnected forever -- which is an important distinction to make as the new NBA season rolls around. Rose's reputation took a major hit last season when, after bein...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  10. With healthy club in '13, pressure's on Thibs

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau is not one to run from pressure, which is a good thing given there will be greater expectations on the veteran coach heading into next season than at any other point in his Bulls' tenure. Plenty of fans and critics have po...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. Beat the Heat? Bulls need to be wary of Indy

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- As the NBA world watches the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers square off in the Eastern Conference finals, the Chicago Bulls are left to ponder a question that may be growing increasingly uncomfortable. The Heat have been the favorites in ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  12. Forman faces a $20 million question

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- If there's one figure floating around Gar Forman's head these days, it must be $20 million. That's the amount of money under the salary cap the Bulls will have to spend next summer when the contracts of Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich come ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  13. Bulls player review: Taj Gibson

    Nick Friedell

    Nick Friedell looks at each player on the Chicago Bulls roster and how they fit in for the future. Taj Gibson 2012-13 salary: $2,155,811 | Age: 27 | Season stats: 8.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg Season recap: Playing without Omer Asik for the first time...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  14. Even healthy, Bulls still can't beat Heat

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- The Chicago Bulls deserve all the praise in the world for dragging themselves to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. They played the underdog role well and continued fighting all the way up until Jimmy Butler's 3-pointer...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  15. Rapid Reaction: Heat 104, Bulls 94

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at how the Miami Heat earned a hard-fought 104-94 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night at the United Center in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Heat lead the series 2-1. How it happened: Chris B...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  16. Butler: First foul altered approach vs. LBJ

    Nick Friedell

    MIAMI -- The Chicago Bulls' momentum turned upside down all night in their 115-78 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 on Wednesday thanks to the sound of the referees' whistles. While many will focus on all the whistles the Bulls endured toward the ...

    Blog | May 08, 2013