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Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng 'Not Bitter' Over Post-Spinal Tap Care

Deng 'Not Bitter' Over Post-Spinal Tap Care

“Did I almost die? Yeah. But I really don't want to hold anything against anybody." --Luol Deng Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 5:31 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

Opinion: Deng Trade a Complete Shock

The subject of Deng being moved had been a topic of discussion since training camp when negotiations on an extension between the two sides stalled during the summer. Read »

Monday, Dec 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Rumor: Bulls Possibly Interested in Andrew Bynum

Rumor: Bulls Possibly Interested in Andrew Bynum

Whenever a story about the Bulls doesn’t originate from Chicago – such as the Derrick Rose “anti-rebuild” fiasco – it’s always wise to take them with a grain of salt. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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By Associated Press

Deng, Butler Out for Bulls Against Cavaliers

Deng, Butler Out for Bulls Against Cavaliers

The Chicago Bulls will be without Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler while Kirk Hinrich will be a game-time decision against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Read »

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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Cavs Hold On to Beat Bulls 97-93

Cavs Hold On to Beat Bulls 97-93

Andrew Bynum and Dion Waiters each scored 20 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late rally by the Chicago Bulls for a 97-93 victory Saturday night. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Boozer on Rose: "I Feel Bad For Him"

Boozer on Rose:

"He puts the time in, so I feel bad for him. Hopefully whatever he’s got going on right now isn’t that bad. I hope the severity of it isn’t too bad.” --Carlos Boozer Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Win, Rose Leaves With Hamstring Injury

Bulls Win, Rose Leaves With Hamstring Injury

Star point guard to be re-evaluated Tuesday. Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

The Rose, Irving Showdown is Finally Here

The Rose, Irving Showdown is Finally Here

It’s hard to imagine that these two super talented players have yet to face off on the court, but that’s the way injuries tend to rob of us of seeing greatness played out on the field of competition. Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Luol Deng to be Traded During NBA Draft?

Luol Deng to be Traded During NBA Draft?

Speculation that Chicago will dump one of their big contracts has been quietly bubbling and Deng is said to be the player most likely to be moved if the team does pull the trigger on a deal. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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By Jay Cohen

Cavs Stop Slide With Victory Over Bulls

Cavs Stop Slide With Victory Over Bulls

Cleveland 108, Chicago 98 Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D