Lance Stephenson


During his emergence in the second half of last season, Jimmy Butler was cautioned that when things were going well for him, he would get plenty of praise and his flaws would be overlooked.


Now that the starters for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game have been announced, the intrigue really begins.


The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t apply to Jimmy Butler, especially not after the Bulls’ lack of athleticism was on center stage during Thursday night’s 97-87 loss in Denver.


The Bulls might have snapped the Pacers’ nine-game winning streak to begin the regular season Saturday night.


Stating that the Bulls’ success ended in the Michael Jordan era, as Pacers All-Star swingman Paul George recently asserted, is a bit extreme, just as Derrick Rose’s comment that he didn’t se