| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Once the Knicks and team President Phil Jackson removed doubt by offering Carmelo Anthony a maximum deal, the Bulls' summer focus shifted from getting Melo to getting real.
Eventually, that means getting Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic, too, but more...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Theoretically, until the Bulls hear otherwise, they still have a chance at signing Carmelo Anthony.
Optimistically, no news was good news Tuesday as Chicago endured another long day of guessing Anthony's intentions.
Realistically, the longer this...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:11 AM
The Bulls believe the longer Carmelo Anthony takes to decide, the better their chances of signing the scoring monster.
The Bulls can’t offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Alonzo Mourning will carry a part of Jason Cooper into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, when the former Miami Heat center is inducted in Springfield, Mass.
That will make it more than a basketball story.
But from a storyteller's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:10 PM
With due respect to Carmelo Anthony, his was not the signature a winter tenant of the United Center simply had to have to make this Chicago sports summer complete.
Whereas the Bulls can find a way to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference without...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:34 AM
It was about a week before free agency opened that Carmelo Anthony told the Knicks he would opt out of his contract, and I wrote we might be seeing the earliest the Bulls had ever been used in a contract negotiation.
And now, with Anthony returning to...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Reserve any rancor over Carmelo Anthony choosing the Knicks over the Bulls for something truly hypocritical. This wasn't.
His re-signing was understandable and defensible, as pragmatic as it was personal. This was Anthony doing Saturday exactly what...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:24 PM
It was about 15-6, Wizards, when TNT analyst and future Knicks coach Steve Kerr pointed out that the Bulls reached their ceiling during the regular season and didn't have much more to go on when it comes to the playoffs.
Other teams, however, do have...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK — He wasn't going to let in a goal. Not on this glorious night. No way. No how.
After what happened in Montreal two nights earlier, after Henrik Lundqvist was pulled in the second period by coach Alain Vigneault, the last guy the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:50 PM
On the day after the Blackhawks delivered Chicago a new sports low of this decade, it still stung badly enough to wince at the memory.
It felt worse instead of better. It made even less sense Monday morning than it did Sunday night when Alec Martinez...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Remember when Derrick Rose denied he was aware of criticism over his decision not to play near the end of the 2012-13 NBA regular-season?
Recall how oblivious Rose sounded during those playoffs, suggesting he might return during the Heat series?