Chicago Bulls tickets
Over this offseason, the Chicago Bulls’ roster received a whole new look. They traded Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks in exchange for Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon. The Bulls also let fan favorites Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol leave the city of Chicago as free agents. In return, they signed Dwayne Wade as well as Rajon Rondo to pair with All-Star Jimmy Butler, in the hopes that this Bulls team can get moving in the right direction. It will be interesting to see how those three can gel together on the same team, and how coach Fred Hoiberg deals with each of their personalities.
The Central Division within the Eastern Conference will arguably be the toughest, but expect Chicago to at least be competitive most nights. Cleveland is capable of a repeat, but the rest of the teams should have a decent shot at contention. With the Bulls new roster construction, look for Chicago Bulls tickets to be in higher demand this season, so be sure to grab yours today. Fans won’t want to miss out on any of the exciting action on the hardwood throughout the 2016-2017 NBA season.
The Chicago Bulls started playing professionally back in 1966. Then they were part of one of the first major expansions undertaken by the NBA. The club quickly established itself as a competitive team. They had a pair of tough guards in Norm Van Lier and Jerry Sloan and relied on Bob Love and Chet Walker in the front court. This group had four 50-win seasons in the franchise’s first decade in the league. The Bulls went as far as the conference finals.
All this changed once the NBA merged with the ABA. The Bulls were one of the rare NBA teams to endure worse seasons after the dispersal draft. Of course, this all led to the pivotal summer of 1984. That summer the Bulls drafted Michael Jordan with the third pick. He would alter the direction of the franchise. Before the arrival of Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant as teammates and Phil Jackson as the head coach, Chicago would consistently reach the playoffs and Jordan would consistently lead the league in scoring.
MJ actually changed the way the game was played and was a major reason the league was able to expand once again. Yet, Jordan had to learn to play with the rest of the team before his team would become serious contenders. Jackson convinced Jordan to play within the Tex Winters triangle offense and the Bulls quickly overtook the Detroit Pistons and became the best team in the Eastern Conference and the NBA. With this offense, which worked with Jordan pre and post-baseball, and an oppressive defense the Bulls had two three-peats and won a total of six championships in eight seasons.
These glory days came to an end just as the 21st century began and the front office struggled to find its star for a decade. The dependable Elton Brand and the talented high school duo of Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry were not enough to avoid the lottery year after year. The next supreme talent to arrive in Chicago was Derrick Rose. Rose has been a dynamic point guard with another level of athleticism that has Bulls fans waiting for the next three-peat.