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Preview: Season Tipoff Between Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks
October 29th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony made the justifiable choice, and there’s no disrespect (if you ask TajGibson, anyway) between he and the Chicago Bulls. Anthony flirted with the idea of signing with Chicago as a free agent this summer, but ultimately chose to remain in New York...

Chicago Bulls: Jimmy Butler Contract Extension Talk, Injury News
October 27th, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Time is running out for the Chicago Bulls to strike an agreement on a contract extension with fourth-year swingman Jimmy Butler. The extension deadline for first-round picks from the 2011 draft class is Oct. 31, and if the two sides don’t reach a deal, Butler will face restricted free agency...

Preview: Chicago Bulls Take on Minnesota Timberwolves in Final Preseason Game Tonight
October 24th, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Seven games and nearly one month of basketball later, the preseason is finally set to end for the Chicago Bulls tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. With all the hubbub surrounding the NBA lately pertaining to experimenting with shortening season length, Spurs point guard Tony Parker probably has the most...

Chicago Bulls: Joakim Noah’s Knee Could Be Issue ‘All Season’
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:13 PM
A of couple days ago, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the left knee of Chicago Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah will be 'an issue all season' for the big man who will turn 30 later this season: “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’...

Chicago Bulls Announce MRI Confirms Sprained Thumb for Jimmy Butler
October 21st, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Jimmy Butler sustained a thumb injury early in Sunday night's contest against the Charlotte Hornets. Butler left the game shortly after and did not return. The team initially called the injury a sprained thumb and monitored Butler on a day-to-day basis. It also should be noted that Butler did not...

Chicago Bulls Defeat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96, Kirk Hinrich Drops 26
October 19th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
Game six of the 2014 Chicago Bulls preseason might as well be remembered as the Kirk Hinrich Game. Hinrich, whose season-high last season was 19 points, exploded for 26 points in a victory against the Charlotte Hornets on 11 of 14 shooting, including a couple of threes. The 101-96 win...

Joakim Noah Recovers from Offseason Knee Surgery
October 4th, 2014 at 1:49 PM
In Chicago, knee surgeries are like quarterbacks in Cleveland: when a new one pops up, you can’t help but think about the scarred memories associated with the last one. Bulls All-NBA center Joakim Noah underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to remove cartilage from a troublesome right knee in May, which left...

Derrick Rose “Game Time Decision” Tonight in Exhibition for Team USA
August 20th, 2014 at 5:14 PM
NBA TV’s Matt Winer is reporting Derrick Rose may not play tonight, calling Rose a "game time decision" in Team USA’s exhibition against the Dominican Republic on NBA TV in Madison Square Garden. An earlier report from George Ofman from CBS Chicago also had brought attention to the possibility Rose...

Luol Deng Shouldn’t Rush Back from Spinal Tap Complications
May 9th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Chicago Bulls small forward, Luol Deng, met with the media Thursday to discuss his recent health issues.  Deng experienced severe flu-like symptoms a week ago before game six of the Nets series.  He went to the ER on the suspicion he may have had Meningitis.  Doctors performed a spinal tap...

Rip Hamilton Diagnosed with Torn Plantar Fascia; Expected to Be Out at Least One Week
December 2nd, 2012 at 7:54 PM
Rip Hamilton, who left the Chicago Bulls' 93-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers with what was initially diagnosed as a foot sprain, tore the plantar fascia in his left foot and will be out for a minimum of a week.  It's theoretically possible that Rip could only miss a week, but...

Rip Hamilton Injured in Chicago Bulls 93-88 Win Over Philadelphia 76ers
December 1st, 2012 at 9:38 PM
Well, the inevitable has happened: Rip Hamilton finally got hurt. Hamilton appeared to land awkwardly after throwing an entry pass to Carlos Boozer in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers. He was taken back to the locker room and diagnosed with a mild foot sprain. He would return at the...

Bulls Owner Jerry Reinsdorf Pledges Derrick Rose Will not Be Rushed Back
August 11th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf made an appearance on Chicago's ESPN Radio today, talking about the Bulls offseason so far and the outlook going into next year. But his main concern is that Derrick Rose not rush back from his ACL tear. Reinsdorf compared the situation to 1985-86, when Michael Jordan broke his...

Chicago Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau Believes Luol Deng Won’t Need Surgery After Olympics
June 29th, 2012 at 12:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ever since Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng decided to play a good portion of the 2011-12 season with a torn ligament in his left wrist, most people figured he would elect to have surgery after the Summer Olympics in London. Bulls management (and I'm sure many fans) wanted...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose on Cover of NBA 2K13 Along with Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin
June 26th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
The NBA 2K video game has been my favorite basketball simulation over the past few years. NBA 2K11 had Michael Jordan on the cover, and famously brought M-Jeff and his Chicago Bulls teammates to life in the "Jordan Challenges." NBA 2K12 followed that up with a "Legends Mode" that allowed you to...

Chicago Bulls’ C.J. Watson Undergoes Foot Procedures
May 17th, 2012 at 9:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** We all knew that Chicago Bulls backup point guard C.J. Watson was playing through injuries at the end of the season. He had already missed time with ankle and elbow injuries, and one could venture a guess that those injuries were a key contributor to his shooting woes as...

Chicago Bulls Bullets: Derrick Rose Out 8-12 Months, Tom Thibodeau’s Option to Be Picked up, Luol Deng and the Olympics
May 15th, 2012 at 9:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** If everything was going as planned, the Chicago Bulls would either be playing in or preparing for a second round playoff game tonight. Of course,everything did not go as planned. So instead, the biggest Bulls news of the day was based around ACL's and contracts rather than playoff outcomes....

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery
May 12th, 2012 at 8:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** Let the healing clock begin for Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose. The Chicago Sun Times first reported on Saturday that Rose underwent knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. Rose tore the ACL in the final minutes of the Bulls' Game 1 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.  The surgery was...

Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng Reiterates Desire to Play in Olympics
May 11th, 2012 at 1:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** File this one under the "Knew This Was Coming" folder. Despite dealing with a torn ligament in his left wrist, Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will postpone any potential surgery in order to play for host Great Britain in the upcoming London Summer Olympics.  "I'm looking forward to playing in...

Chicago Bulls Game 6 Injury Update: Joakim Noah Doubtful, Taj Gibson to Play
May 10th, 2012 at 2:13 PM
As expected, it's looking like Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play in Thursday night's Game 6 against the Philadelphia 76ers due to a sprained left ankle. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau spewed his whole "game-time decision" mumbo jumbo, but Noah is still limping and has been very limited in shootaround.  ***PHOTO1*** If...

Chicago Bulls Game 6 Injury Update: Joakim Noah ‘Hoping’ to Play, Taj Gibson Likely a Go
May 9th, 2012 at 11:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bulls will once again attempt to fend off elimination when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls have been killed by injuries this series, with Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson all getting hurt...