The Score "Jimmy Butler is going to be with the Chicago Bulls at least a little while longer. The impending restricted free agent has been steadfast that he hopes to remain with the Bulls beyond this season, which has presented a major breakout at the offensive end. Butler turned down a reported..." January 24
ESPN.com "Amid criticism and speculation that Tom Thibodeau had lost a grip on the Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose came to a strong defense of his coach after Thursday night's 104-81 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Rose said he believes it's up to him and his teammates -- not the coach -- to get the Bulls..." January 23
Bulls officially list Noah as doubtful and Dunleavy as questionable vs. Spurs.
Forbes.com "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Make it three wins in a row as the Cavaliers produced one of their better defensive performances of the season in routing the Chicago Bulls 108-94 on Monday night at The Q on Martin Luther King Night. If this was an Eastern Conference Finals preview, Chicago (27-16) can't like its..." January 20
Rose: "We've got to give a better effort. It seems like we're not even competing and it's f***ing irritating."
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers as he continues to recover from a sprained right ankle. The good news for the Bulls, however, is that the MRI taken Saturday on Noah's ankle came back "clean," and coach Tom Thibodeau hopes the All-Star..." January 19
Joakim Noah, Mike Dunleavy officially out for Bulls tonight vs Cleveland. Doug McDermott is back.
Thibodeau said Noah, Dunleavy and McDermott are out vs. Hawks.
Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah will undergo an MRI exam on his sprained right ankle on Saturday and will miss this weekend's back-to-back series against the Celtics and Hawks. Noah suffered the injury on the final play of the first half in Wednesday's loss to the Wizards and skipped the second half. He has rolled..." January 16
Washington Post "Nene sat at the locker by the showers exhausted. Ice packs were tied to his right shoulder and both knees. More ice filled a vast green container in front of his chair, soaking his feet. The Washington Wizards big man remained there for several minutes, treating the aches that come with shutting..." January 15
CBSSports.com "Hakeem Olajuwon has weighed in on the subject, I hesitate to call it a debate, about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. From CNBC: "When people start comparing him with Jordan then that's not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, he was very creative,"..." January 15
CSN Chicago "Tom Thibodeau said after Wednesday's loss to the Washington Wizards that he's not sure how serious the right ankle injury Joakim Noah suffered might be. Noah suffered the injury on the final play of the first half Wednesday, appearing to trip over his own feet while running in from the left..." January 15
Noah won't return with sprained right ankle.
Orlando Sentinel "Late in the third quarter Monday night, Nikola Vucevic faced up against Pau Gasol, drove to the hoop and threw down a vicious left-handed dunk over the 7-foot-tall Spaniard. Gasol and Vucevic landed on their backsides, and every player on the Orlando Magic’s bench leaped off his seat for..." January 13
Rose says his knee is fine and he will play tonight.
McDermott (right knee) is out. Dunleavy (right ankle) is out. Rose (left knee soreness/right hip contusion) is questionable.
Bulls say Rose is questionable tonight with left knee soreness. Right hip contusion.
Hoops Rumors "The Bulls fully expect to re-sign Jimmy Butler to a new maximum-salary deal in the summer, and they accept that the contract would put the club in position to pay the luxury tax, reports David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Bulls officials are planning a “proactive approach” to have Butler put pen..." January 10
Bulls guaranteed E'Twaun Moore for season. He signed partial guarantee with team option for next season. Wouldn't be surprised if he sticks.
Salt Lake Tribune "Elliot Williams hadn’t been through a practice or a shootaround with his new team when Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder sent the D-League call-up on a 10-day contract into the game Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls. The Jazz have been riddled with injuries, so playing time for new faces has..." January 08
Thibs says Butler is ready to go tonight. Dunleavy is questionable. McDermott is still out.
Updated injury report tonight vs. Boston: Butler (bereavement) Dunleavy (ankle) McDermott (knee) are out. Gasol, Gibson, Hinrich = probable.
Dunleavy out vs. Celtics. Butler out also for bereavement leave.
CSN Chicago "Part of what disappointed Tom Thibodeau following the Bulls’ 82-point outing in a loss to the Nets on Tuesday was that his group could have affected the game in other areas on a clear off-night shooting the ball. Those same shooting woes crept up Thursday, but the Bulls responded with a..." January 02
New York Post "Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler have tried to stake a claim as the NBA’s best backcourt this season. Against the Nets Tuesday night, however, they both looked lost. Rose finished the game a dismal 2-for-15 and scored four points, while Butler — arguably the most improved player in the league..." December 31
No Kirk Hinrich tonight doe Chicago, according to Tom Thibodeau.
ESPN.com "All-Star center Joakim Noah has high praise for New Orleans Pelicans All-Star big man Anthony Davis. "He's a freak," Noah said after Saturday morning's shootaround, in advance of Saturday night's game between Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls. "He can shoot the ball -- there's not a lot of things..." December 28
Thibs says Hinrich is out tonight.
Hinrich didn't practice so he's almost certainly out vs. Pelicans. Brooks is playing lights out anyway. Even E'Twaun Moore contributing now.
ESPN.com "Former Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol said it will be "emotional" and "weird" to face his old teammates on Christmas night when his new team, the Chicago Bulls, takes on his former one. Former Los Angeles Laker Pau Gasol said it will be "emotional" and "weird" to face his old teammates on..." December 25
Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose is not one to gloat, but he could not contain himself after nailing a jumper Tuesday night that all but clinched the Bulls' stirring 99-91 victory over the Wizards. "I never celebrate," he said. "My emotions just came out." After knocking in a 20-footer that put the Bulls ahead..." December 24
CSN Chicago "The Bulls have had their optimal starting five and Taj Gibson available just four times this season. And they’re proving that when fully healthy, they’re still the favorites in the Eastern Conference. Such was the case Monday night, when the Bulls shook off an ugly first half and used yet..." December 23
Fox Sports "Given Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah's well-documented passion for competition, it's not terribly surprising he couldn't contain his instincts to defend a Terrence Ross shot from the perimeter, even while he was not even in the game. Yes, Noah lay in wait, crouched in a corner like a gargoyle..." December 23
Thibs says he expects Rose and Gibson to play tonight. They went through all of shootaround.
Bulls list Rose (illness), Gibson (right ankle), Noah (right ankle) and Gasol (chest contusion) all probable vs. Raptors.
Rose practiced partially. Gibson practiced fully. "Hopefully, it's a go," Thibodeau said of Rose's availability vs. Raptors.
ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21
Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose never left Chicago, Taj Gibson hasn't done anything basketball-related since practicing Wednesday and Doug McDermott isn't running. Otherwise, the Bulls are in great shape. "This year, I've never seen anything like it," coach Tom Thibodeau said of the disjointed nature to his..." December 20
CSN Chicago "After the scoring night of his life, Jimmy Butler insisted: "I don’t want to be a star. I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." Too late. After dropping a career-high 35 points on the New York Knicks on Thursday at the United Center, Butler followed it up with 31 in a..." December 20
CSN Chicago "Even though Carmelo Anthony didn’t play on Thursday night as the Bulls hosted the Knicks — Anthony’s first foray back to Chicago since nearly joining the team during this summer’s free agency period — it was a sore reminder of what could’ve been. That being said, Thursday was also a resounding..." December 20
Pro Basketball Talk "The first game at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks should have been a spectacle. After the Bulls’ much-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony this summer, here was an opportunity for the Chicago’s fans to make their feelings known. But then, nothing happened...." December 19
CSN Chicago "With the Bulls reeling at home and on the verge of their worst loss of the year, Jimmy Butler, in the midst of a career night, poured in his biggest shot of the night to lead the Bulls to victory. Butler finished with a career-high 35 points and the shorthanded Bulls, playing without Derrick..." December 19
Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game to illness and 10th overall this season Friday in Memphis. Rose didn't accompany the Bulls on their charter flight late Thursday. He hadn't recovered sufficiently to travel there on his own on Friday either." December 19
Gibson also out vs. Knicks.
Derrick Rose is questionable tonight -illness.
New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18
ESPN.com "Bulls All-Star center Joakim Noah says he will play Thursday night against the New York Knicks after missing the past four games because of lingering issues with his ankle and knee. Noah, who is still recovering from offseason knee surgery, initially sprained his right ankle on Dec. 2 in a loss..." December 17
Noah practiced fully and is expected to play vs. Knicks if he responds well tomorrow.
Peachtree Hoops "The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks got together on Monday night for a clash of Eastern Conference playoff teams (at least right now), and the home team emerged with a victory. The Hawks nearly led wire to wire, and when the jumbotron flipped to triple zeroes at Philips Arena, Atlanta improved to..." December 16