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Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Despite Rumors, Paxson Says Thibs Isn't Going Anywhere

Despite Rumors, Paxson Says Thibs Isn't Going Anywhere

"If there is a different opinion between Gar and myself and Tom or anybody else, people want to make more out of it than it is.” --John Paxson Read »

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:46 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau Not Expecting Trades at Deadline

Thibodeau Not Expecting Trades at Deadline

“You just lock into what you have. It doesn’t seem like there’s a whole lot of movement, so I feel real good about the guys we do have.” --Tom Thibodeau Read »

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson Talks Trade Deadline, Nikola Mirotic Arrival

Paxson Talks Trade Deadline, Nikola Mirotic Arrival

As the trade deadline approaches and rumors of potential moves on the part of Chicago continue to swirl, Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson expects the team to be idle. 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 »

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 »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:52 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Trade a Precursor to Eventual Amnesty of Carlos Boozer

Deng Trade a Precursor to Eventual Amnesty of Carlos Boozer

"Everybody knows that we have the amnesty clause available to us. And it's a decision that will be made but it's not being made today." --John Paxson Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

Paxson Discusses Deng Trade With Media

"Over the weekend we realized how far apart we were in terms of coming to any type of agreement." --John Paxson on last week's rejected extension offer to Luol Deng Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Says Bulls Not Good Enough

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith Says Bulls Not Good Enough

“I’m not telling you no. I’m going to engage in a bit of hyperbole and tell you, hell no. No way does this team win a championship as presently constructed." --Stephen A. Smith Read »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

John Paxson Says Time Off Will Make Rose Better

John Paxson Says Time Off Will Make Rose Better

“There's no question in my mind that the time he spent on his body this past year was the best thing he's ever done." --John Paxson 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
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