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Aggrey Sam

A Washington, D.C., native, Aggrey Sam is a graduate of Temple University and a longtime writer for SLAM, a popular basketball magazine. He began his journalism career at the Philadelphia Tribune after graduation before working for various news outlets in the Philadelphia area, as well as writing for several national publications. Sam relocated to New Orleans in early 2008, where he continued to serve as a Senior Writer for SLAM and was a Program Director for a non-profit basketball skill development and academic enrichment program for youth, something he did informally in Philadelphia, assisting over 40 student-athletes with their goal of attending college and playing basketball on the next level in both cities. Outside of covering the Bulls and the NBA, Sam is an avid observer of college and high school basketball and has written for ESPN and the Chicago Sun-Times since moving to Chicago. When he isn't covering the Bulls, chances are he's watching basketball on television or attending a game in person. Although Sam's playing career is long over, his claim to fame is the ability to still dunk a basketball despite being an increasingly infrequent participant in actual games.

Aggrey Sam Insights

  1. Thibodeau not overlooking regional rival Milwaukee

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    Mon, 21 Oct 2013

    Milwaukee hasn't given Chicago a lot of trouble in recent years. But coach Tom Thibodeau refuses to sleep on the improving Bucks.

  2. Hinrich, Butler, Noah all out for Bulls' matchup with Milwaukee

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    Mon, 21 Oct 2013

    As the Chicago Bulls prepare for the Monday night matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks, they will have to do it with yet another short roster. Insider Aggrey Sam has the latest updates.

  3. Bulls newcomer Dunleavy proving to be quick study

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    Mon, 21 Oct 2013

    Mike Dunleavy came to Chicago to fill a specific role on the perimeter, but early injuries have forced him into different roles that he's filling quite well.

  4. Bulls' Thibodeau, Pacers counterpart Vogel make preseason game more intense than usual

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    Despite the win over the Indiana Pacers only being classified as a preseason game, the intensity displayed felt more like a playoff atmosphere according to a few Bulls' players.

  5. Deng focuses on Bulls' success during 'contract year'

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    Despite this being a 'contract year' for Bulls All-Star forward Luol Deng, his focus is only geared toward the success of the season and not what may happen at the season's end.

  6. Thibodeau confirms Hinrich concussion

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    The Bulls have successfully navigated an injury-filled preseason, improving to 5-0 after beating the Pacers by the score of 103-98. But veteran guard Kirk Hinrich concussion concerns were confirmed Saturday afternoon.

  7. Hinrich's possible concussion latest Bulls' injury

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    During the Friday night win over division rival Indiana Pacers, veteran reserve guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a head injury, adding yet another Bulls' player to the injured list.

  8. 'Special' Rose looks very familiar in Bulls' win over Pacers

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    Derrick Rose was dominant during the Chicago Bulls' big win over the Indiana Pacers' Friday night at the United Center and drew praise from members of both benches after a 32-point performance.

  9. Rose shines in Bulls' intense win over rival Pacers

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    Sat, 19 Oct 2013

    Derrick Rose is back. The superstar point guard scored 32 points and dished nine assists in 31 minutes as the Bulls beat the Pacers 103-98 in a preseason contest at the United Center Friday night.

  10. Bulls' Noah (groin) to be shut down for a week

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    After appearing in Wednesday's preseason action for the first time, the Bulls announced Friday they will shut down Joakim Noah for at least a week to rest his injured groin.

  11. Noah out for a week, expects to be ready for opener vs. Miami

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    Joakim Noah will miss the next week after experiencing lingering effects from a strained-groin injury, but the Bulls center says he should be ready for the season opener Oct. 29 against Miami.

  12. Bulls' Gibson continues strong, consistent preseason

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    Lost in the shuffle of Derrick Rose's return to the United Center was another solid performance from Taj Gibson, who will need to be a major part of the "Bench Mob" in 2013.

  13. Bulls' Deng won't jump the gun, but has high hopes for team

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    Luol Deng won't buy into the hype of the Bulls needing to succeed with Derrick Rose back in the lineup, but he also admits that there's a sense of this team being committed to winning.

  14. Like it or not, Pacers are a legit rival for Bulls

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    Though Derrick Rose may not admit it, the Pacers' resurgence in the last two seasons have proven that they are indeed a legitimate rival in the Central division with the Bulls.

  15. Rose a big fan of Bulls shootarounds at United Center

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    Fri, 18 Oct 2013

    The Bulls practiced at the United Center on Friday afternoon instead of the usual Berto Center in Deerfield. Derrick Rose, who got to the arena in five minutes, is a fan.

  16. Noah makes his presence felt in season debut

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    Thu, 17 Oct 2013

    Joakim Noah played 20 minutes in his preseason debut on Wednesday night, corralling eight rebounds, blocking three shots and scoring two points in the Bulls' victory over the Pistons.

  17. Bulls' Snell shows his potential in Chicago debut

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    Thu, 17 Oct 2013

    Chicago Bulls rookie swingman Tony Snell hopes to be a major contributor to Coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation despite learning the rigors of the NBA.

  18. Thibodeau embraces 'normal' adversity of NBA season

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    Wed, 16 Oct 2013

    Coach Tom Thibodeau believes facing adversity is the new normal in the NBA. The Bulls look to have Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah together again when they take on Detroit at 7 p.m. tonight on CSN.

  19. Rose makes triumphant return to United Center in Bulls' win

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    Wed, 16 Oct 2013

    In his first game back at the United Center since tearing his ACL, Derrick Rose scored 22 points in 22 minutes as the Bulls defeated the Pistons, 96-81, in preseason action on Wednesday night.

  20. Bulls to face revamped Pistons in Rose's United Center return

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    Wed, 16 Oct 2013

    The Bulls will host the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night as former league MVP Derrick Rose is set to play his first game at the United Center since he tore his ACL back in April of 2012.