K. C. Johnson, NBC Sports

K. C. Johnson

NBC Sports

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • NBC Sports
Past:
  • Sun Sentinel
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Sioux City Journal
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant

Recent articles by K.:

Bulls' Alex Caruso on track to return from ankle injury vs. Celtics

Alex Caruso, who has missed the last two-plus games with a sprained ankle, said he plans on playing Monday night vs. the Celtics. → Read More

Bulls midseason superlatives: Best win, worst loss, top performer

The Bulls reach the midway point of an up-and-down season on Monday night in Boston having produced highlights ranging from DeMar DeRozan's scoring dominance to lowlights of head-scratching losses. → Read More

Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan take star turns as Bulls' offense clicks

The Bulls own the NBA's fourth-best offensive rating over their last 11 games, an 8-3 stretch marked by Zach LaVine's offensive game rounding into form and DeMar DeRozan staying consistent. → Read More

Lauri Markkanen motivated to face Bulls amid NBA All-Star push

Lauri Markkanen is producing career-highs in several categories in his first season with the Utah Jazz — and the former Bull never shies away from admitting he has extra motivation when he comes to Chicago. → Read More

Bulls' Zach LaVine joins Steph Curry in rare shooting company

Zach LaVine shot 11-for-13 from 3-point range in the Bulls' victory over the 76ers Friday night, joining Steph Curry as the only players in NBA history to make at least 11 3-pointers while shooting 80 percent. → Read More

Bulls list Alex Caruso, Javonte Green questionable vs. 76ers

Alex Caruso, who left Wednesday's home victory over the Nets with a sprained ankle, and Javonte Green, who has been battling knee soreness, both are listed as questionable for Friday's game in Philadelphia. → Read More

Bulls' Patrick Williams uses mental fortitude for season's best game

Patrick Williams scored a season-high 22 points in his best performance of the season two nights after hitting a low in a loss to the Cavaliers. → Read More

Bulls' Billy Donovan predicts missed call on Donovan Mitchell putback

While not absolving Patrick Williams for his missed boxout, Billy Donovan believes Donovan Mitchell committed a lane violation on his game-tying putback that forced overtime in the Bulls' loss to Cleveland. → Read More

3 Bulls things we'd like to see in 2023, from a trade to Lonzo Ball's return

From Artūras Karnišovas swinging a trade to Lonzo Ball returning from injury, here are three Bulls things we'd like to see happen in 2023. → Read More

Zach LaVine plays waiting game for Bulls' last-second play calls

Zach LaVine said he has no issue watching DeMar DeRozan's number get called for the last-second shots that he used to be tabbed to take. → Read More

Bulls' comeback, DeRozan buzzer beater fall short vs. Cavaliers

Tremendous defense down the stretch nearly propelled the Bulls to a comeback win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the bid fell just short. → Read More

Bulls' Zach LaVine's season-high 43 points continues strong December

Zach LaVine's season-high 43 points featured his full offensive arsenal and continued the strong offensive month the two-time All-Star guard is having after a slow start to season. → Read More

Bulls' record disparity vs. elite, lesser teams a confounding trend

The Bulls have a 7-1 record this season against the Celtics, Bucks, Nets and Heat — but haven't kept the same energy for lesser teams. → Read More

Ranking value of Bulls' trade assets as bad losses continue

To this point, Bulls management has shown no inclination to making a major move and breaking up its core, but continued poor play could force a change in that stance. → Read More

Bulls lose sense of urgency, 3-game win streak in defensive collapse

The Bulls continued their struggles against lower-level teams, losing to the Western Conference bottom-feeding Rockets that snapped a three-game win streak. → Read More

Zach LaVine's finishing kick is returning to form for Bulls

Zach LaVine long has been a strong finisher at the rim and, after a slow start to the season due to rust following offseason knee surgery, he's returning to his career form. → Read More

Bulls' two-game win streak offers blueprint for standard of play

The Bulls have responded to perhaps their low point of the season with two straight victories that have featured the selfless, active style of play that coach Billy Donovan is seeking more consistently. → Read More

How Bulls' Ayo Dosunmu's mental fortitude set table for game-winner

Ayo Dosunmu moved from playing a season-low five minutes on Tuesday to sinking the game-winning, buzzer-beating shot on Wednesday. And his teammates loved every minute of it. → Read More

Bulls' Dalen Terry experiences wild travel day from G League to NBA

Bulls rookie Dalen Terry began Wednesday in Las Vegas as a G League player and ended it inside an NBA locker room, all part of a life he said he wouldn't trade. → Read More

Bulls' LaVine, DeRozan, Vučević respond to reports of team turmoil

After a day filled with drama, and reports of fractures within the Bulls' locker room, Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vučević stepped to the microphone. → Read More