Chicago Bulls introduce first-round draft pick Denzel Valentine

Denzel Valentine has officially been welcomed to the Chicago Bulls organization. The Bulls held an introductory press conference for their first-round pick Monday morning at the Advocate Center, and Valentine instantly spoke positively of his newfound place in the NBA. “One of the reasons I got so excited on draft night was because I was…

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2015-16 Chicago Bulls “Can or Keep?”: Part 1

Editor emeritus Brandon Pence evaluates how the Chicago Bulls players performed during the 2015-16 season in his annual “Can or Keep” series. You didn’t think retirement was going to keep me from writing “Can or Keep?” did you? This is my WrestleMania, and just like the aging WWE legends, I’m making a special guest appearance.…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 121, New Orleans Pelicans 116

Game 81: Chicago Bulls (41-40) defeat New Orleans Pelicans (30-51), 121-116 April 11, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls shut down Taj Gibson, E’Twaun Moore and Pau Gasol for the season, and Derrick Rose joined the trio on the inactive list, leaving the Bulls to resort to using their 24th different…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 100, Milwaukee Bucks 90

Game 62: Chicago Bulls (32-30) defeat Milwaukee Bucks (26-38), 100-90 March 7, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Bulls entered Monday night’s game against the Bucks without Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain), and, as the game progressed, they lost Aaron Brooks (right patellar tendonitis) and Bobby Portis (left orbital contusion).   But…

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Player of the Week (Feb. 21-27): Doug McDermott

Each week, one Bulls player will be selected as The Bulls Charge’s “Player of the Week.” The selections will be based off the player’s performance during the previous week. Readers’ views and suggestions are taken into consideration when choosing the player, but the editor ultimately makes the decision.   Week Overview Doug McDermott has been…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 126, Los Angeles Lakers 115

Game 55: Chicago Bulls (29-26) defeat Los Angeles Lakers (11-46), 126-115 February 21, 2016 United Center – Chicago   Quick Take The Lakers gave the Bulls a pretty good scare in the first half, but the Bulls’ third-quarter play propelled them to a win in Kobe Bryant‘s last game in Chicago.   Both teams were…

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Player of the Week (Jan. 31-Feb. 6): E’Twaun Moore

Each week, one Bulls player will be selected as The Bulls Charge’s “Player of the Week.” The selections will be based off the player’s performance during the previous week. Readers’ views and suggestions are taken into consideration when choosing the player, but the editor ultimately makes the decision.   Week Overview Ever since returning from…

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Fast-Break Recap: Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Chicago Bulls 105

Game 50: Chicago Bulls (27-23) lose to Minnesota Timberwolves (16-36), 112-105 February 6, 2016 Target Center – Minneapolis   Quick Take The Bulls came into Saturday night’s matchup having just played in Denver the previous night, so there was a chance of fatigue. Jimmy Butler was also ruled out with a left knee strain, so…

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Chicago Bulls lose Jimmy Butler to knee injury, fall to Denver Nuggets 115-110

With Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Joakim Noah all sidelined, the Chicago Bulls had to resort to using both Cameron Bairstow and E’Twaun Moore in the starting lineup. As if that injury list wasn’t long enough, the Bulls added Jimmy Butler‘s name to it after a fall he took prior to halftime, making…

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Fast-Break Recap: Chicago Bulls 107, Sacramento Kings 102

Game 48: Chicago Bulls (27-21) defeat Sacramento Kings (21-28), 107-102 February 3, 2016 Sleep Train Arena – Sacramento, California   Quick Take Jimmy Butler missed his first game of the season with left knee tendinitis, but it turns out the Bulls managed fine without him — at least for Wednesday night’s game.   The Bulls…

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