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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

D. Rose an Inspiration in the Bulls Locker Room

"Just watching him work every day is extra motivation for us to go harder." --Joakim Noah Read »

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Taj Gibson: "We Smell Blood"

Taj Gibson:

"Our whole thing is playing with more of an edge than the other team. That's our mentality.” --Joakim Noah Read »

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:22 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Augustin Would Like to Remain in Chicago Long Term

Augustin Would Like to Remain in Chicago Long Term

"I would love to be a starter again, but I want to be on a winning team, I want to be in a winning organization." --DJ Augustin Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Refutes Report Saying He Called Cavs "A Mess"

Deng Refutes Report Saying He Called Cavs

“I don't say anything outside of this locker room to my friends, and second of all, none of my friends would ever talk to reporters." --Luol Deng Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

D. Rose Making Progress, Thibs Preaching Patience

D. Rose Making Progress, Thibs Preaching Patience

"He can shoot, he’s doing some jogging on a treadmill, he’s coming along." --Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose Read »

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah "Thankful" For Second All-Star Selection

Noah

“I’m just happy, man. I’m really happy. I’m not going to take any of these experiences for granted. I feel so blessed and really thankful.” --Joakim Noah Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau Responds to Reinsdorf Calling the Bulls "Medicore"

Thibodeau Responds to Reinsdorf Calling the Bulls

"The way I feel about our team is this: I’m really proud of them, and we can do even better. So I’m not selling them short.” --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson, Bulls OK with Rose Not Recruiting

Paxson, Bulls OK with Rose Not Recruiting

“I personally would not have been comfortable doing that as a player. That was me, so I respect and appreciate where Derrick is coming from." --John Paxson Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 11:51 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau: Noah "Playing at a Very High Level"

Thibodeau: Noah

"Jo is very unselfish. He hits the open man, makes the game easy, sets screens, gets to the offensive boards. That stuff goes a long way.” --Tom Thibodeau on Joakim Noah Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Reinsdorf Says Bulls Are "Mediocre"

Reinsdorf Says Bulls Are

“Looks like we probably will make the playoffs but we don't know for sure. But we're not that bad." --Jerry Reinsdorf Read »

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NBC Chicago's Bulls blog tracks the new era of the NBA team known for its storied history of MVPs, three-peats and of course, a dynasty ruled by Michael Jordan. Can the Bulls rise to championship status once again? It's an outside shot for now, but fans aren't giving up the fight.
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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