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Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler Confident He'll Break Out of Slump

Butler Confident He'll Break Out of Slump

“This is the roughest patch I can remember." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Open to Returning to the Bulls?

Deng Open to Returning to the Bulls?

“There’s no bad blood or anything. For me to sit here and say I’m taking Chicago out of the equation, that’s stupid. I was there for 10 years.” --Luol Deng Read »

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Says First Game Against Bulls was 'Emotional'

Deng Says First Game Against Bulls was 'Emotional'

"I said I wasn't going to be emotional, but when I went over to hug Thibs, that's when it hit me a little bit.” --Luol Deng Read »

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls to Face Deng for the First Time Since Trade

Bulls to Face Deng for the First Time Since Trade

“It will be fun. It will definitely be weird." --Luol Deng on facing his former teammates for the first time as a Cavalier Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Hinrich Injury Leaves Bulls Thin at Point Guard

Hinrich Injury Leaves Bulls Thin at Point Guard

With the trade of Marquis Teague to the Brooklyn Nets set to become official on Tuesday, injuries at the point guard spot is something the Bulls can ill afford. Read »

Sunday, Jan 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence on Deng Trade

Joakim Noah Breaks His Silence on Deng Trade

“I don't have to be happy with the decision that they made. Everybody has a job to do. At the end of the day, trading Lu is something I won't understand. But I have to live with it." --Joakim Noah Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Sign Cartier Martin to 10-day Contract

Bulls Sign Cartier Martin to 10-day Contract

Martin is currently in his sixth year in the NBA. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Deng Scores 10 Points in Cavaliers Debut

Deng Scores 10 Points in Cavaliers Debut

“It’s my first game, got a great group of guys, I’m just happy we got the win." --Luol Deng on his Cavaliers Debut Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Noah Continues Media Silence Since Deng Trade

Noah Continues Media Silence Since Deng Trade

At this point, the only way we’ll hear from Joakim Noah is if he willingly decides to change his stance or the organization forces him to do so. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Agent Says Bulls Purposely Low-Balled Deng

Agent Says Bulls Purposely Low-Balled Deng

"That was the purpose — to make an offer that we absolutely would turn down without question, and then get into their trade process." --Herb Rudoy 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