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Recap: 9-6 Chicago Bulls Lose to 7-7 Denver Nuggets 114-109 in Denver
November 25th, 2014 at 11:13 PM
As usual when Derrick Rose leaves a game with an injury, does the result even matter? Rose left the Chicago Bulls 114-109 loss to the Denver Nuggets late in the second quarter after he appeared to show some discomfort in his lower body, forcing him to leave the contest and...

Preview: 9-5 Chicago Bulls at 6-7 Denver Nuggets
November 25th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Chicago Bulls are a better basketball team when Derrick Rose plays. This isn’t new, or news, really. After last night’s win over the Utah Jazz, the Bulls are now 5-1 on the season when Rose plays, and 4-4 when he has sat out due to injury. It’s better to...

Preview: 8-5 Chicago Bulls on the Road Against 5-9 Utah Jazz
November 24th, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Injuries are an inherent obstacle, but these days, it feels like there’s been an omnipresent barricade placed in front of the Chicago Bulls. There’s a distinct possibility that the Bulls could be without Derrick Rose (hamstring), Pau Gasol (calf), Kirk Hinrich (chest), and Taj Gibson (ankle) tonight against the Utah...

Recap: (8-5) Chicago Bulls Blown Out by (9-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM
There’s something about games in Portland, man. The Chicago Bulls lost the game to the Trailblazers 105-87, but they also may have lost Taj Gibson, who went down holding his ankle in the third quarter. The team announced that Gibson suffered a left ankle sprain in the 105-94 loss to...

Preview: (8-4) Chicago Bulls Continue West Coast Trip Against (8-3) Portland Trailblazers
November 21st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Chicago Bulls are coming off of their worst loss of the season efficiency-wise last night against the Sacramento Kings. Chicago scored 88 points on 91 offensive possessions, resulting in a season-worst 96.7 Offensive Efficiency Rating. The Bulls also pitched their second worst defensive outing of the season, allowing 103...

Joakim Noah Supports Derrick Rose, Says People Need to ‘Chill’
November 14th, 2014 at 1:56 PM
Joakim Noah is the best. After Chicago’s 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, the Bulls’ All-NBA center and All-NBA personality spoke his mind on the subject of his much maligned teammate, Derrick Rose. In a colorful and expressive post game rant, Noah offered some NSFW food for...

Recap: (7-2) Chicago Bulls Drop (7-2) Toronto Raptors 100-93, Rose Leaves with ‘Minor’ Injury
November 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
***UPDATE*** ***PHOTO1*** Derrick Rose went down awkwardly on a drive attempt about midway through the fourth quarter, and all of a sudden the meaning of an otherwise brilliant basketball game was rendered inconsequential. The Bulls did end up with an impressive 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors, but Rose’s status is...

Injury Roundup: Chicago Bulls Lack of Transparency Causing Confusion
November 7th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Whether it’s a strategic ploy to throw off their opponents or an annoying string of miscommunication between head coach, training staff, and front office, nobody is really sure what to believe on injury news for the dinged up Chicago Bulls these days. The best advice you could give the Bulls’...

Preview / Injury Report: Chicago Bulls (2-1) Versus Orlando Magic (0-3)
November 4th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Tonight’s game against the visiting Orlando Magic marks the first of four games in five days for the Chicago Bulls. That’s a lot of basketball cramped into not a lot of time, and to make matters worse the Bulls are already fighting the injury bug, but the silver lining is...

Cavaliers Edge Bulls 114-108 in OT, Rose Leaves in Fourth Quarter with Sprained Ankle
October 31st, 2014 at 10:21 PM
It sure was an entertaining affair Friday night at the United Center. The Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in the overtime victory. Led by LeBron James who finished with 36 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals on 14-30 shooting and Kyrie Irving who had 23 points...

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...