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Jamal Collier


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Jamal:

How will all the pieces mesh? Do they have enough depth? 5 storylines to watch as the Chicago Bulls open training camp.

The Chicago Bulls are about to open raining camp for one of the more intriguing seasons in recent memory. Here are five storylines heading into camp. → Read More

Chicago Bulls injury news: Patrick Williams sidelined 4-6 weeks with a severe left ankle sprain, while Coby White (shoulder) is set to return in November

The Chicago Bulls begin training camp on Tuesday, but they already have a pair of injuries to navigate. → Read More

3 key factors in the Chicago Sky’s WNBA playoff opener tonight vs. the Dallas Wings, including Diamond DeShields’ scoring off the bench

The Chicago Sky began the season with grander hopes than playing in the “win-or-go-home” games to start the WNBA playoffs for the third straight season. Here are three key factors that could help determine the outcome of Thursday’s game vs. the Dallas Wings. → Read More

The Chicago Bulls’ 2021-22 roster will feature a ton of new faces — from free-agent acquisitions to fliers on young players. Meet the new guys.

The Chicago Bulls will feature a ton of new faces this season, including prized free agent acquisitions, fliers on young players with untapped potential and their own pair of rookie second-round picks. → Read More

Stanley Johnson is reportedly the Chicago Bulls’ latest addition to a revamped roster

Forward Stanley Johnson, who reportedly agreed to a free-agent deal with the Chicago Bulls, is a versatile defender capable of guarding multiple positions, which should bolster the team’s wing depth. → Read More

Chicago Bulls Q&A: Are they done adding players in free agency, or is Paul Millsap a possibility? And how does Coby White fit into next season’s rotation?

After one of the busiest offseasons in the NBA, there’s a chance the Chicago Bulls aren't done tinkering with their roster. This edition of the Bulls mailbag begins with a look at the latest player they have been connected to in free agency. → Read More

Illinois opens the college football season — and the Bret Bielema era — with a 30-22 victory over Nebraska

Illinois kicked off the college football season in an emphatic way with a 30-22 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. → Read More

Kamau Murray brings the Chicago Women’s Open — the only Black-produced event on the WTA Tour — to XS Tennis on the South Side: ‘Chicago has a great tennis community’

Kamau Murray is the founder of XS Tennis, a Black owned-and-operated tennis facility in Washington Park, which hosted the Chicago Women’s Open this week. It’s the only Black-produced event on the WTA tour. → Read More

The dust has settled in NBA free agency — and Lauri Markkanen’s future with the Chicago Bulls remains uncertain

Although the dust has mostly settled around the NBA in terms of player movement and salary-cap space, Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent forward Lauri Markkanen still finds himself without a home. → Read More

‘A fair dinkum bloke’: Assistant Damian Cotter entertains the Chicago Bulls with his Australian catchphrases while coaching the Summer League team

When asked to describe what it was like working with Patrick Williams during the NBA Summer League, Chicago Bulls assistant coach Damian Cotter offered his form of high praise. “As we say back home, Pat’s a good bloke,” Cotter said. → Read More

Chicago Bulls at NBA Summer League: Patrick Williams is done after 3 games, while Ayo Dosunmu steps up and scores 26 points

Patrick Williams showed enough to the Chicago Bulls after three games at NBA Summer League — and now his stint in Las Vegas is over. → Read More

For DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, joining the Chicago Bulls to be part of what the team is building was ‘hard to turn down’

The Chicago Bulls introduced their headline free-agent acquisitions — DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso — in a trio of conference calls Friday, and the three were clear they were excited about what the team is building. → Read More

3 takeaways from the Chicago Bulls’ 92-89 win at Summer League, including DeMar DeRozan watching his new teammates and a 30-point game for Patrick Williams

After falling behind by as many as 22 points in the first half and trailing the San Antonio Spurs by 15 at halftime, the Chicago Bulls rallied Tuesday for a 92-89 victory at NBA Summer League. → Read More

Chicago Bulls getting their 1st look at Marko Simonović, a 2020 draft pick, during Summer League games

After playing last season in Serbia, Marko Simonović confirmed that he will join the Chicago Bulls for the upcoming season. The 6-foot-11 forward could have a chance to contribute to a thin Bulls frontcourt, especially with Lauri Markkanen’s future uncertain. → Read More

Patrick Williams impresses for a half in his Summer League debut as the Chicago Bulls try to keep the ball in his hands: ‘He’s got to be the man and score’

Patrick Williams finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in his NBA Summer League debut. He shot 6 for 13 in an impressive first half but struggled to replicate his production in the second half, going 0 for 7 from the field. → Read More

NBA reportedly is investigating potential tampering violations in the Chicago Bulls’ sign-and-trade deal for guard Lonzo Ball

The NBA is investigating potential tampering violations in the sign-and-trade deal that is set to send Lonzo Ball from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Chicago Bulls, according to a report. The deal is yet to become official, but the four-year, $85 million agreement was one of the first reported this week. → Read More

Zach LaVine wins gold at the Olympics with Team USA. His next challenge: Winning with a revamped Chicago Bulls team.

Chicago Bulls star Zach LaVine will bring home a gold medal, making him the fourth player in team history to do so, joining Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Jimmy Butler. → Read More

Chicago Sky star Candace Parker will serve as the grand marshal of this year’s Bud Billiken Parade

Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker will be the grand marshal of the 2021 Bud Billiken Parade. → Read More

Chicago Bulls reportedly agree to a deal with center Tony Bradley, adding depth to their frontcourt

The Chicago Bulls reportedly reached an agreement to sign free-agent center Tony Bradley. The move provides the Bulls with some depth in the frontcourt as they continue their roster makeover during free agency. The Bulls also released their Summer league roster and schedule, which begins Monday. → Read More

Chicago Bulls execs Artūras Karnišovas and Marc Eversley continue their aggressive roster overhaul in Year 2 — and are landing their top targets

After the first three days of NBA free agency, one thing is clear about these Chicago Bulls: They aren’t operating like the old Chicago Bulls. → Read More