Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nikola Mirotic impressive in Bulls' camp debut


Nikola Mirotic, the Bulls "rookie" who is far from your average NBA rookie, is turning heads early in training camp, according to the Bulls' (with all due respect to newcomer Pau Gasol) "Big Three" - Tom Thibodeau, Joakim Noah, and Derrick Rose.

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past three years, the name Nikola Mirotic has become synonymous with "mixed attitudes" since he was drafted by the Bulls in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Bulls fans have described him with comparisons ranging from Dirk Nowitzki to Darko Milicic.

Some believe he will barely play season, while some expect the Bulls to trade Taj Gibson to clear playing time for the 23-year-old who has been All-Euroleague and ACB (Spanish League) Most Valuable Player over the last two seasons.

His first time on the Bulls' practice floor seems to have impressed the most important people in the Bulls' organization.

Read the entire article HERE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dick Bavetta announces his retirement after 39 years

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Veteran NBA referee Dick Bavetta has announced his retirement. 

The official NBA press release:

NEW YORK, August 19, 2014 – NBA President, Basketball Operations Rod Thorn announced today that longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta will be retiring after 39 years of service.

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

NBA schedule 2014-15 press release

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NEW YORK - Aug. 13, 2014 – The NBA today released its complete game schedule and broadcast schedules for ABC, TNT, ESPN, NBA TV, and NBA on ESPN Radio for the upcoming season, with the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs tipping off the league’s 2014-15 campaign at home against the Dallas Mavericks.

The NBA’s 69th season begins on Tuesday, Oct. 28, with a TNT doubleheader, marking the 19th straight year the network has tipped off with two games on the season’s first night. In keeping with NBA tradition, the defending NBA champion Spurs will be home on opening night to receive their rings in a nationally televised ceremony as part of TNT’s pregame coverage, which begins at 7 p.m. ET. After the ceremony, the Spurs will host Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks at 8 p.m. ET, with Kobe Bryant returning to action in the nightcap as the Los Angeles Lakers, with new coach Byron Scott, host James Harden and the Houston Rockets (10:30 p.m. ET).

Friday, July 4, 2014

Stupid, worthless, no good. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all...... Bulls fans
You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful. - John Bender, "The Breakfast Club".

Yes, I'm a huge fan of "The Breakfast Club". I'm assuming that many of my readers are as well - it was set in Chicago, after all. While there are thousands and thousands of Bulls fans who don't live in Chicagoland, there are lots and lots of Breakfast Club fans all over the world, and odds are that some of them are also Bulls fans.

Bullsville is the home of the intelligent Chicago Bulls fan - it started out as a catch-phrase, but it has become reality. I am truly humbled when I read the comments to my articles, because they are so... intelligent. Seriously, I am honored to reply to the comments I read, because they often challenge me and make me do more research on the subjects I write about.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Arron Afflalo Bulls SG target? He should be

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The Arron Afflalo Bulls era is possibly less than a month from beginning. Afflalo is an absolute perfect fit for the Bulls, for several reasons:
  • He is a very accomplished defender
  • At 6'5", 215 pounds, he has good size for a shooting guard
  • He is an outstanding 3-point shooter (over the last six seasons, he has shot .402, .434, .423, .398, .300 and .427 from behind the arc)
  • He has a very reasonable salary ($7.5 million this season)
  • He has 5 postseasons worth of playoff experience

Melo as a free agent AND trade for Love? Bulls can do it

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Can the Bulls sign Carmelo Anthony as a free agent (without a sign and trade) and then have enough assets left to trade for Kevin Love?

A reader sent me that question (kudos to Jay Sparkz)but when he asked, it was with the attached condition that Melo sign for the same salary as Derrick Rose (who will make $18,862,876 in 2014-15). That answer is... well, I can't tell you in the second paragraph, where's the fun in that? I'd rather explain the reasons on the way.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mario Chalmers flagrant foul should have been called a flagrant 2


Mario Chalmers was called for a flagrant foul with 6:43 left in the 4th quarter of the Heat's 98-96 Game Two victory that tied the Finals at one game apiece.