Chicago Bulls Road Schedule in 2013-14
The Chicago Bulls are ready to charge this season as they hit the road and
travel all over the nation in the search of big victories away from the United Center. This team knows that it's going to
take a lot of road victories this season if they're going to be able to earn a top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Bulls will face tough teams all along the way, and few tougher than division rival Indiana. The Pacers made it to the
Conference Finals last season after winning the Central Division title, and the Bulls would love to leave Indianapolis with
a few big wins this season. Catch the Bulls as they take on the Pacers and the rest of the Eastern Conference elite in 2013-14.
Chicago Bulls Team Info
The Chicago Bulls play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference, a division
that also features the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls spent the entire
off-season awaiting the return of star point guard and Chicago native Derrick Rose, who missed all of last season with a knee
injury, only to see him go down with another injury that would threaten his season. Rose was one of the best players in the
league before suffering his first knee injury, even winning a Most Valuable Player award. However, the Bulls have refused
to fold, even without their best player. Things have not gotten any easier in Chicago, though, as the organization moved forward
Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a midseason trade. Deng had spent his entire career up to that point with the Chicago
Bulls, as the team drafted him in the lottery of the 2004 NBA Draft. Have the Bulls quit? Not a chance.
Head coach Tom
Thibodeau is one of the best coaches in the entire National Basketball Association, and this group of players is about as
disciplined as they come. This team plays hard each and every night, and is one of the more reliable defensive squads in the
league. Without a reliable point guard option, Thibs has leaned heavily on Joakim Noah to help facilitate the offense, turning
the Florida product in to somewhat of a point-center. Noah is thriving this season, playing his usual great defense, crashing
the glass like there is no tomorrow and performing offensively like he never has. Noah is the kind of fiery competitor that
can get his entire team to raise their level of play, something that this group has needed in 2013-14. The team felt comfortable
shipping Deng out of town thanks largely to the presence of emerging star Jimmy Butler. The Bulls nabbed Butler with the final
pick of the first round of the NBA Draft a couple of years ago, a juncture of the draft that sees a lot of non-impact players
selected, but Butler has grown into a fine young player. Butler is already a defensive maven, and his emerging offensive game
has him looking like a star in the making. The Bulls will lean on these two players to take them as far as possible this season.
If you've ever been to an NBA game at the United Center, the home of the Chicago Bulls, then you
know how amazing it is to see this game in person. The most dedicated of Bulls fans also attend games on the road, where the
team needs their fans more than ever. The atmosphere at an away game is always fun, as the Bulls are doing whatever it takes
to silence the home crowd. Let the Bulls hear your cheers for them this season when you head out to an opposing team's arena
to see these players take the floor.
Chicago Bulls Trivia
Did you know that the year the Chicago Bulls
selected Derrick Rose with the first pick in the NBA Draft it was not a consensus that Rose should be the player chosen?
right; some scouts and executives thought that Kansas State's Michael Beasley was the better prospect. To be fair, Beasley
was coming off a monster freshman season at K-State, and Rose's numbers were not all that gaudy. However, in hindsight the
pick appears to be a slam dunk. Rose has already won an MVP award, while Beasley has played for a multitude of different teams
throughout his career, and is currently a bench player for the Miami Heat.
Chicago Bulls History
Bulls first started playing back in 1966, and have had some magical seasons since then. The Bulls had one of the best players,
if not the best, to ever play the game of basketball in Michael Jordan. Jordan led the team to six NBA Championships with
a pair of three-peat runs that have become famous in NBA circles. The Bulls have not won a title since the Jordan era, something
that they are trying to change as soon as possible.