Chicago Bulls News – 2013 Bulls Updates
11/1/13 – Entering the 2013-14 season, Chicago Bulls tickets are the fourth most expensive NBA ticket, averaging $269 (up 68% since last year). The $109 jump in average price is a result of the Bulls MVP point guard being back on the court. Last year we saw the rise of young players like Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler, and Taj Gibson; add Rose back into the mix and the team is a true, Eastern Conference title contender. While we saw the Bulls lose the season opener to the Heat, Chicago did outscore their opponents in the second half proving you can never count them out coming down the stretch. It was a different story against the Knicks in Rose’s homecoming two nights later. A baseline floater by the Chicago native with 5.7 seconds left on the clock, gave the Bulls their first win of the season. Another must-see Eastern Conference matchup will come on Christmas Day
against the Brooklyn Nets in a rematch of last year’s seven game series in the first round of the playoffs. The two big market teams
will kickoff NBA Christmas of high-caliber matchups of top players and teams.
8/7/13 - The Bulls did not make any major moves during free agency, but they hope that the return of a healthy Derrick Rose
will propel them back to the top of the Eastern Conference. Rose looks to regain his MVP form and bring championship-level basketball back to the United Center after missing the entire 2012-13 season. The Bulls will open the 2013-14 season on 10/29 in Miami, hoping to avenge their hard-fought second round playoff loss to the Heat last season
4/1/13 - The Chicago Bulls have grinded out some close wins of late. Their toughness was rewarded last week when they broke the Miami Heat 27-game winning-streak and clinched a playoff berth. Miami is a likely opponent should the Bulls get to the second round. Chicago has proven that they can win against the best (even with multiple injuries to key players), are physical, and resilient. Many feel the only question mark around the team is whether or not Derrick Rose will return to the court before the end of the season. We’ll all stay tuned as the Bulls finish the regular season with four home games against the Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and Washington Wizards.
Chicago Bulls 2013-14 Season
When thinking of the Chicago Bulls, what usually comes to mind are the Bulls squads of the Michael Jordan days, the Bulls who won several NBA
titles while blowing away the opposition. The Bulls of today are not quite the same caliber, but remain a formidable opponent to play, and are well in the playoff hunt. While as a team, they are no offensive juggernaut — near the bottom of the league in points scored per game — the Bulls make up for their lack of offense with one of the top team defenses in the NBA, and they're doing it without their superstar, Derrick Rose, who suffered a major knee injury in last season's playoffs
Rose's rehab is just about completed and he is starting to practice again, which will definitely provide a lift to the Bulls offense. In his absence, Joakim Noah (the son of retired French tennis star Yannick Noah) is picking up much of the slack, along with forward Luol Deng. While Deng leads the team in scoring, Noah is a force in the center, leading the team in rebounding, steals, and blocked shots. Carlos Boozer and Richard Hamilton also provide offensive punch; while Kirk Hinrich, when healthy, is an assist machine, distributing the ball to teammates. Coach Tom Thibodeau has to be praying for Rose's ultimate return to the United Center floor; when that happens, the Bulls will have to be considered as a serious contender for the NBA title chase once again.
Bulls tickets at the United Center in Chicago average $168, currently the 5th most expensive NBA tickets this season. Bulls fans on a budget in the Windy City will find cheap Chicago Bulls tickets under $40 in the 300 level for select 2013 Bulls home games. On the road, Bulls basketball tickets average $141 — only the
Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and OKC Thunder are more popular NBA road teams. If you're in Chicago this spring and looking for the hottest Bulls tickets, check out these upcoming home games on the 2013 Bulls schedule: Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.