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Friday, Jan 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Taj Gibson Wants Sixth Man of the Year Consideration

Taj Gibson Wants Sixth Man of the Year Consideration

“I'd like to look at a sixth man as a guy who helps the team in any kind of situation. I play defense, I rebound; do a lot of different things to help my team."--Taj Gibson 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 12:44 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Gibson, Dunleavy Talk Game Winning Play Against the Lakers

Gibson, Dunleavy Talk Game Winning Play Against the Lakers

"I didn't think he was going to call my number, but Coach has faith in me," --Taj Gibson Read »

Monday, Jan 20, 2014 at 10:03 PM
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By Associated Press

Bulls Beat Lakers On Gibson OT Buzzer Beater

Bulls Beat Lakers On Gibson OT Buzzer Beater

Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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By Associated Press

Taj Gibson Leads Bulls Over Suns

Taj Gibson Leads Bulls Over Suns

Taj Gibson had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Phoenix Suns 92-87 on Tuesday night in their first game after parting with Luol Deng in a trade. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 1:22 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Carlos Boozer: 'We Love Luol'

Carlos Boozer: 'We Love Luol'

Luol Deng being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers came as a shock to many. But no one was more shocked than his Chicago Bulls teammates. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Technical Foul Sparks Dunleavy, Puts Toughness on Display

Technical Foul Sparks Dunleavy, Puts Toughness on Display

"I’m good for one or two [technical fouls] a year. I make sure I always get my money’s worth and go home a happy man.” --Mike Dunleavy Jr. Read »

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau: 'We Put Pressure On Ourselves'

Thibodeau: 'We Put Pressure On Ourselves'

"Right when you're feeling too good about yourself, somebody smacks you." --Taj Gibson Read »

Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 8:25 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Earn Much Needed Victory In Rout of Cavaliers

Bulls Earn Much Needed Victory In Rout of Cavaliers

The win was especially impressive considering the Bulls were without Jimmy Butler (ankle), Luol Deng (Achilles) and Kirk Hinrich (back). 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