For those who feared the Bulls would forget how to play defense post-
Thibs, looks like they have: 99 points for the Hornets thru 3 Qts.
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) November 4, 2015
It's so broken RT @KCJHoop: Rose 1-for-17 on 3-pointers this season.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) November 14, 2015
The trio of Rose/Mirotic/Noah has only played 10 minutes all season. Would like to see Hoiberg try it more.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) November 28, 2015
Huge win. Bulls fans were amazing tonight..need that the rest of the way! #SeeRed
— Doug McDermott (@dougmcd3) December 1, 2015
Just finished Bulls-Spurs. Some nice reads on D from Pau. Good to see Noah presenting at least a token threat on O last week-plus.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 1, 2015
When opponent is elite (Spurs, Cavs, GS, OKC) Bulls bring it…otherwise, they can't summon it vs Charlotte and PHX…
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) December 8, 2015
If the Bulls could cut Rose w/o having to pay him, at this point…would anyone argue they wouldn't?
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) December 11, 2015
You wonder how long a roster of players this talented will lazily play down to the level of bad opponents…
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) December 15, 2015
Brief "Bob-by Port-is" chant in Chicago. One guy has a #FreeBobbyPortis sign. People are excited for Bobby Portis, is what I'm trying to say
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 15, 2015
Yes, I'm watching Rose.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) December 17, 2015
Gasol, Rose, and Butler have 100 combined points.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 19, 2015
Update: The Bulls remain weird.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) December 27, 2015
Tony Snell frustrates a lot of Chicago fans. The kind of playmaking he showed off the dribble last night is why you can't give up on him.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) December 29, 2015
You've got to like what @BPortistime brings to the table. Energy, toughness and an impressive set of skills. He has an edge the Bulls need.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) December 31, 2015
Is Brooks hurt? Why is Hinrich the back-up PG when both Rose & Butler are off the floor? Or… why are Rose & Butler both off the floor?
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) January 8, 2016
Bulls announce that Joakim Noah will have shoulder surgery. Out 4-6 months.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) January 17, 2016
Also…don't care what the box score says, I loved what I saw from Rose tonight. He keeps attacking like that, it'll work out.
— Russillo (@ryenarussillo) January 24, 2016
Hopefully it's nothing serious with Jimmy!! Hold on man! Stay strong guys, keep up the good game.
— Nikola Mirotic (@threekola) February 6, 2016
Huge night for @dougmcd3! A game like this will do wonders for his confidence. I hope he can build on it.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) February 20, 2016
Portis, Felicio, Holiday, McDermott and Brooks on the floor for the Bulls. Again a reminder — this is not a summer league game.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 25, 2016
Difference between Rose then vs now is that each game is no longer life& death. He's much more cautious with his body given injury history.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 26, 2016
Saddest part for Bulls, aside from the losses, is that there are long stretches where it looks like they are just going through the motions.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 3, 2016
From something I'm working on: Every non-rookie on Bulls' current roster has a lower free throw rate (FTA/FGA) than they did last season.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) March 9, 2016
For the record, though, Bulls are a playoff team. If they are healthy and everyone is on the same page, they could make some noise.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) March 11, 2016
The Bulls have owned the Raptors for a while. The one team they actually want to see in the playoffs.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 15, 2016
Having a really nice season, doing a little bit of everything: Taj Gibson. Just reliable, night in, night out.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) March 22, 2016
The Bulls' ESPN-televised games should come w a Thibs cam, so we can see his in-game reactions to how bad Chicago's defense is without him.
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) March 24, 2016
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) March 24, 2016
Gibson: "Hell yeah I'm embarrassed. I take pride in wearing this jersey. I love wearing the Bulls jersey."
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 25, 2016
Beat us 3 out of 4🤔🤔 but at the end of the day we both outside looking in… @derr13k https://t.co/VA6nP73Wc7
— Taj Gibson (@TajGibson22) March 25, 2016
Bulls held a pre-practice meeting to clear the air after loss to Magic. https://t.co/newu3M7Oba
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 27, 2016
The Cristiano Felicio-Nikola Mirotic front-court saved the Bulls season is a sentence about the NBA in 2016. Also, Jimmy Buckets!
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) March 30, 2016
This Bulls thing of, "We're dead, no, we're alive, random dudes are doing things!" is strangely riveting.
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) April 1, 2016
Maybe the most reflective Butler has been all year. Admitted he was too passive last night. Hopes to work out with Rose in the summer.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 6, 2016
You miss the playoffs w/ this core — injuries or not (esp bc Thibs always had to deal w injuries — people are gonna wonder whats going on.
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) April 9, 2016
Why didn't the Bulls play like this more often?
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 10, 2016
Bulls survive! Jimmy Butler drops 21 Pts to keep Chicago's playoff hopes alive edging out Cavs, 105-102. pic.twitter.com/5TEUkW3Z8h
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 10, 2016
The Bulls probably won't make the playoffs, but they went 7-1 against the East's top 2 seeds.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) April 10, 2016
The Bulls will miss the postseason for the first time in the last 8 seasons. pic.twitter.com/qALVGhTkf3
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 11, 2016
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) April 14, 2016