CBSSports.com "Joakim Noah knows he made a mistake going into the Thunder's locker room following Thursday night's game in Oklahoma City. Via ESPN Chicago, Noah admitted on Saturday that he messed up, but also made sure to take a little jab at Kendrick Perkins. "We don't have to talk about this anymore,"..." December 21
Fansided "Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng will sit for the second straight game due to a sore left Achilles. News of Deng’s status for tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers is from Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau via the Bulls Twitter account. Thibodeau also stated Bulls shooting guard..." December 21
CBSSports.com "The locker room is a sacred place for a professional athlete. And it has imaginary lines that are not to be crossed. Following the Thunder's 107-95 win over the Bulls on Thursday, during interviews in the OKC locker room, Bulls center Joakim Noah was paying a visit to former teammate Thabo..." December 20
Deng said he's gonna shoot for Christmas Day game at earliest.
ESPN Chicago "Despite being mired in a season that has been derailed by injuries, the Chicago Bulls are determined not to trade impending free-agent forward Luol Deng, sources told ESPN.com. Teams are inquiring about Deng's status with the Bulls, who continue to sink in the standings in the wake of the knee..." December 20
The Oklahoman "On the march to matching last year’s sensational mark through the season’s first 25 games, the Oklahoma City Thunder has accomplished plenty. But no singular feat thus far has been as impressive as how the team has quietly quashed any and all questions surrounding its squad coming into the..." December 20
Butler left locker room on crutches before reporters were granted access.
Thibs says Deng is also out because of ongoing Achilles problems.
Thibs says Hinrich is out again. He says Hinrich's back hasn't gotten that much better.
CBSChicago.com "Complaining while not playing is a bad look for someone who has sold a phony reputation as a humble, team-oriented kid. According to a story in the New York Daily News, Rose is now unhappy that the Bulls will have to reconstruct their roster in an effort to win a championship, apparently..." December 19
Houston Chronicle "The search for the right combinations is still going for the Rockets. On Wednesday night, with the Bulls visiting Toyota Center, coach Kevin McHale tried several mixes and found a handful that worked as the Rockets cruised to a 109-94 win. With injury issues continuing to plague his team,..." December 19
CSN Chicago "“I missed the layup.” Not that he could have, but Luol Deng made no excuses. With 6.8 seconds left Monday night, the Bulls finally got back into the game against the Magic, closing to within two points after Orlando swingman Arron Afflalo split a pair of free throws. Bulls head coach Tom..." December 18
Fansided "Earlier this weekend it was noted that the Chicago Bulls met with former first round draft pick Nikola Mirotic, who is currently playing for Real Madrid in Spain. Chicago has been touting the Spanish big man as one of the big missing pieces in their championship puzzle, so it’s not at all..." December 18
Orlando Sentinel "As the Orlando Magic's losses have increased this season, Arron Afflalo has kept a lid on his disappointment. The losses have worn on him, but he never has singled out teammates even though he has played at an All-Star level. On Monday night, Afflalo channeled any lingering frustrations onto..." December 17
Thibs: Kirk is out (as expected)
NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has waived guard Mike James. James (6-2, 188) appeared in seven games with Chicago, and averaged 0.3 ppg and 0.9 apg in 5.4 mpg. He signed with Chicago on Sept. 27. Chicago’s roster now stands at 13." December 16
Thibodeau calls Hinrich (back) a game-time decision tonight vs. Magic. He did not participate in shootaround. #ORLvsCHI
Chicago Tribune "Just last week, Kirk Hinrich fielded questions about being one of the few Bulls not to miss a game because of injury this season. But in a mind-numbingly regular occurrence, the Bulls incurred another setback Saturday when Hinrich sat out with a bad back. "He just said it stiffened up on..." December 15
Toronto Sun "Break up the Raptors. No, really. Break them up. The new-look Raptors look too good to fail, as in, too strong, following the trade of Rudy Gay, to sink into the lottery abyss that the franchise so badly needs to be a part of in order to be relevant long-term. On Saturday night, the team..." December 15
Chicago Tribune "When a team fails to break 80 points in three straight games for the first time in 12 years, as the Bulls had entering Friday, it can’t afford to be choosy. So, yes, D.J. Augustin made his Bulls debut on the same day he drove here with assistant general manager Randy Brown, met his new..." December 14
New York Daily News "Derrick Rose has real concerns these days, but those have nothing to do with returning from his latest round of major knee surgery. Rather, his concerns center on his team’s future makeup. Rose has told several confidantes that he is worried that the Bulls will start to let the team hit the..." December 14
CSN Chicago "You don’t have to believe him if you don’t want to. He claims he meant to do it, no matter how unlikely that seems. But intentional or not, Mike Dunleavy’s banked-in 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds remaining beat the Bucks on Friday night, and the way things have been going for the Bulls, they’ll..." December 14
SNY TV "The way Jim Boeheim sees it, none of the heralded freshmen across the American college basketball landscape are worth tanking for. “There’s no player that’s out there on the horizon that’s a Tim Duncan or a LeBron James,” the Hall of Fame Syracuse coach told SNY.tv by phone Thursday. “I’ve..." December 13
NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has signed free agent guard D.J. Augustin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not announced. Augustin (6-0, 183) is currently in his sixth year in the NBA. Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats with the ninth pick in the 2008 NBA..." December 13
Thibodeau all but ruled Deng out. Thibodeau said Butler did a lot of activity on offday yesterday.
CSN Chicago "When asked about an ESPN.com report that the Knicks could look to hire next season, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau responded predictably: “I have no comment on any of that stuff.” Despite being a native of the East Coast (his home state of Connecticut borders New York), having previously..." December 12
CSN Chicago "For the second consecutive night, Mike Dunleavy Jr. was the Bulls’ leading scorer and while the veteran newcomer isn’t exactly proud of starring in a losing effort, his ability to adapt and step up when needed bodes well. “That’s part of being a pro, being in this league for a long time...." December 12
Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Bulls will sign point guard D.J. Augustin after he cleared waivers on Wednesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Augustin needs to pass a physical with the Bulls on Thursday. He was waived by the Toronto Raptors on Monday. The Bulls lost superstar point guard Derrick Rose for..." December 12
CBSSports.com "The shoes Michael Jordan wore in his famous "Flu Game" sold for $104,765 early Thursday morning, shattering the record price paid for a pair of game-worn shoes in any sport. The shoes, brought to the market by Grey Flannel Auctions and consigned by former Utah Jazz ball boy Preston Truman, were..." December 12
New York Post "The Knicks couldn’t afford to blow this one, not after leading by 23 points in the third quarter to the depleted Bulls, not at the Garden, not with Mike Woodson’s job security in question and Amar’e Stoudemire having a throwback night. Not with a rough back-to-back staring at them this..." December 12
CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah missed Tuesday night’s 78-74 loss to the Bucks at the United Center with what he confirmed as a right-knee injury, though the Bulls initially called it a thigh bruise. The All-Star center suffered the injury “three or four games ago,” Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said..." December 11
Joakim Noah will face the Knicks tonight, while Luol Deng & Jimmy Butler are out. #CHIvsNYK
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A seriously depleted Chicago Bulls lineup faced a short-handed Milwaukee Bucks team Tuesday night at the United Center. So a predictably close game came down to one very unpredictable shot. Bucks center John Henson, with nowhere to go and the shot clock running down, tossed up a 22-footer..." December 11
Noah out with bruised right thigh.
USA Today "Addressing the NBA's weak Eastern Conference on Sirius XM Radio's new NBA channel, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league's competition committee will examine if divisions have outlived their usefulness. "One thing I have learned from David (Stern) over all those years ... is..." December 10
Chicago is a strong frontrunner to sign D.J Augustin, league sources told Yahoo. After Toronto release, clears waivers Wednesday at 5 pm.
Per Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng are out vs. Bucks tonight. #MILvsCHI
Detroit News "To beat the Tom Thibodeau-coached Chicago Bulls, offensive explosions cannot be counted on, as a team must take on the personality of the Bulls and out-Bull them. After dealing with some lethargy and ineffectiveness in the first half, the Pistons shook off their Chicago cold to get themselves..." December 08
CSN Chicago "Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is making slow progress toward a return from his turf-toe injury. Listed as “week-to-week” ahead of the team’s “Circus Trip,” Butler was able to do some running Friday afternoon, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. “I don’t know if it’ll be a full week,..." December 07
CSN Chicago "Luol Deng will miss Saturday night’s game against the Pistons at the United Center with a sore left Achilles, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed. Deng’s status is day-to-day, according to Thibodeau, though it seems feasible that after two days off, the Bulls’ top scorer could return for..." December 07
CSN Chicago "If it isn't obvious, Mike James isn't the type to go down without a fight. An unheralded prospect coming out of college, the 38-year-old toiled overseas and in the minor leagues before breaking into the NBA and even after a couple of D-League stints over the past few seasons, he's remained..." December 06
Chicago Tribune "Murray Park sits on Chicago's South Side, roughly nine miles down Ashland Avenue from the United Center. Derrick Rose's world has expanded exponentially in superficial ways like riches and fame since his youthful days spent honing his skills on that playground in Englewood. But those..." December 06
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
CSN Chicago "We’ve seen this movie before: A short-handed team, facing adversity, is tasked with playing a supposed juggernaut and put together an inspired, team-oriented contest, coming out with the win in the end — which is exactly what happened Thursday night, as the Bulls (8-9) completely dominated the..." December 06
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said Thursday he won't close the door on returning for the playoffs if his surgically repaired knee is up to it. "If I'm healthy and the situation is right, I'm going to be back playing," Rose said Thursday during a news conference in his first public comments..." December 05
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Teague expected back at practice Weds, sources say. DLeague stint called off due to Mike James injury. Story soon at http://t.co/IzxSelvtgN.
Inside Hoops "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D-League). Teague (6-2, 190) has played in nine games for the Bulls this season and averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.8 apg in 8.9 mpg. Teague was selected by Chicago in the..." December 03
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without their best player, Anthony Davis, available, the New Orleans Pelicans came to the United Center on Monday night seeking to close out their three-game road trip unbeaten. But they had no idea they would have to endure a marathon -- a triple overtime thriller -- before celebrating a tough..." December 03
Chicago Sun-Times "The San Antonio Spurs are the exception, not the rule. In 1997, they hit lottery gold. With David Robinson sidelined and their record suffering, the Spurs landed the No. 1 pick and grabbed Tim Duncan. It was their only appearance in the draft lottery since the NBA went to a weighted system..." December 02