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Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Belinelli Says He Wanted to Remain in Chicago

Belinelli Says He Wanted to Remain in Chicago

"I was almost sure, 100 percent, that Chicago was [going to] offer me good money, good [years]." --Marco Belinelli Read »

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Twitter Reaction to Rose Knee Injury

Twitter Reaction to Rose Knee Injury

Concern for the Chicago Bulls guard was expressed by everyone, especially considering the former MVP is coming off an 18-month layoff after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs. Read »

Friday, Aug 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

SI Gives the Bulls an Offseason Grade of 'B'

SI Gives the Bulls an Offseason Grade of 'B'

“Chicago didn’t have all that much to do in free agency but managed to grab a quality wing player at a bargain (Dunleavy signed a two-year, $6 million deal)." --Sports Ilustrated Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls' Marco Belinelli Agrees to Contract With Spurs

Bulls' Marco Belinelli Agrees to Contract With Spurs

The recent acquisition of Mike Dunleavy Jr. made it nearly impossible for the team to keep Belinelli around. Read »

Monday, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls' Plans Uncertain As Free Agency Opens

Bulls' Plans Uncertain As Free Agency Opens

Monday marks the official opening of free agency in the NBA. Next to the draft, it’s one of the most exciting times in the offseason. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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By Bryan Crawford & Megan Purazrang

Grading the Bulls' 2012-2013 Season

A recap of the Chicago Bulls' 2012-2013 NBA season on a player-by-player grading... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Grading the Bulls: Marco Belinelli

Grading the Bulls: Marco Belinelli

Belinelli's skills and his game seemed to be a perfect fit for the Bulls. Read »

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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By Brian Mahoney/ Associated Press

Bulls Beat Nets 99-93 in Game 7

Bulls Beat Nets 99-93 in Game 7

Joakim Noah climbed over the baseline seats, his foot that hurt so much two weeks ago that he feared he couldn't play looking pain-free as he embraced his mother. Read »

Monday, Apr 8, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Sunday's Loss Highlights Deng's Value

Sunday's Loss Highlights Deng's Value

"The one thing about Luol is he gives you that edge. When he’s out, we need people to step up to give us that edge." --Tom Thibodeu Read »

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Amid Controversy, Bulls Lose Heartbreaker to Nuggets

Amid Controversy, Bulls Lose Heartbreaker to Nuggets

The Chicago Bulls gave it all they had on Monday night against the Denver Nuggets and a controversial call – and non-call – ultimately made the difference in their 119-118 overtime loss. 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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