Posted on: July 26, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 1

The Shootaround: Are the playoffs a realistic goal for the Chicago Bulls in 2020?

The Chicago Bulls have made some key additions this summer, but will they lead to a playoff berth in 2020? For devoted fans, there is usually a disconnect between hopes, dreams and reality in the NBA offseason. They cling to hope (sometimes delusion), pleading for their teams to make the big free agency splash or the blockbuster trade. For the Chicago Bulls, there is no escaping this plight. The fans…

Posted on: July 24, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

The Shootaround: Chicago Bulls news and notes for July 24

Welcome to: The Shootaround for Wednesday, July 24 It’s a light day in the NBA and especially for the Chicago Bulls. There are a few things to discuss though, so let’s just jump right in! The Chicago Bulls announced their preseason schedule Tuesday, with five games on the docket. Thankfully they knocked three games off the schedule, I think five games is plenty. The team gets to face Giannis Antetokounmpo,…

Posted on: July 23, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

Chicago Bulls announce 2019-20 Preseason schedule

The  Chicago Bulls have announced their 2019 preseason schedule. Let’s take a look at what’s to come It’s not quite like we’re all on the edge of our seats for the preseason to kick-off but hey, NBA basketball will be back in just over two months and after the excitement of the offseason, I’ve never been more excited for a season to start. Here’s how the Chicago Bulls five preseason…

Posted on: August 20, 2020 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

The Chicago Bulls’ Good Vibes Train keeps on rolling

The Chicago Bulls are movin’ on up once again! Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. For the Bulls, however, it’s been quite refreshing since the league shut down in March. First, John Paxson was reassigned and Gar Forman was let go. Then, Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf actually performed an external search for GarPax’s replacement. Reinsdorf anded former Denver Nuggets assistant general…

Posted on: August 17, 2020 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

Jim Boylen is gone, now the real work begins for the Chicago Bulls

Did you hear that? That’s the sound of new Chicago Bulls president of basketball operations, Arturas Karnisovas with the mic drop. Did you feel that? That was the earth tilting on its axis as all of BullsNation stood and rejoiced as not only has John Paxson and Gar Forman been removed from their posts atop the Bulls front office, but Jim Boylen has been relieved of his duties as head…

Posted on: August 17, 2020 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

The Chicago Bulls have a problem and it’s not (all) Jim Boylen

The Chicago Bulls have a problem. They’ve actually had the same problem for quite a while. We’re talking decades. They’ve tried to cover for it many times. Michael Jordan couldn’t hide it, neither could Scottie Pippen, Phil Jackson, or even Derrick Rose. No, it wasn’t solved when they replaced GarPax. It didn’t get fixed when they traded Jimmy Butler, Rose, or let Tom Thibodeau go. It’s not even Jim Boylen…

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Posted on: November 27, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

This isn’t who we thought the Chicago Bulls would be

The Chicago Bulls have stumbled to a disappointing 6-12 start, what exactly is happening in the Windy City? Raise your hands if you thought the 2019-20 Chicago Bulls would kick off the season losing 12 of 18 contests. Okay, there’s a decent chance that there are a few pessimists among us – but the general buzz was that this was a team destined for playoff contention in the spring. Not…

Posted on: November 4, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

What to make of the Chicago Bulls and their 2-5 start

For the Chicago Bulls, it wasn’t supposed to be this way this season. This was going to be the season the rebuild officially ended. So what’s going on? The 2019-20 season was supposed to be about progress, All-Star appearances and maybe even a playoff run. Hey, maybe we were even starting to think Jim Boylen was the right guy to lead the Chicago Bulls toward the promised land. Perhaps we…

Posted on: August 23, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

The Shootaround: Zach LaVine looks great, James Harden hints at media bias and more tidbits

August is a slow month around the NBA, but wait, there’s really topics to discuss Zach LaVine is ballin’ out, we’re still discussing the MVP award and Dwight Howard could be a Laker again? Ahh, the joys of summer in the NBA. It’s nearing the end of August, school is back in session which means Fall is close and so is the NBA season. We’re so close! For now, though,…

Posted on: August 15, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

The Shootaround: What to expect from Lauri Markkanen in year 3

Lauri Markkanen is entering his third season with the Chicago Bulls. Can the team expect their 7-footer to make the leap to stardom? Every talented young player faces what Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen is about to endure – heightened expectations. As a lottery pick, it just comes with the territ0ry. When you’re the centerpiece of a trade that ships out the team’s former franchise player, it’s inevitable. The 2019-20…

Posted on: August 12, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

Chicago Bulls release 2019-20 NBA Schedule – Here’s the breakdown

On Monday, the NBA and Chicago Bulls released the 2019-20 schedule. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. It’s August, two months from the start of the NBA regular season and the NBA offseason keeps ticking along. If you’re a Chicago Bulls fan, you’ve traveled from the NBA Lottery (where we all discovered that tanking does not in fact work very well) to the NBA Draft to free…

Posted on: August 12, 2019 Posted by: JAMES GILMORE Comments: 0

“The Shrug” – Michael Jordan’s epic NBA Finals 3-point barrage #mjmondays

“The Shrug” – Michael Jordan buries the Portland Trail Blazers with an insane shooting display – #mjmondays Michael Jordan scoring a lot of points in an NBA game wasn’t the story. It’s what he did. A lot. Remember though, this was 1992, before Stephen Curry, before the pull-up 3-point shot became as normal as coffee with breakfast. While MJ was the greatest ever, he wasn’t known as an outside shooter,…