Archive for October, 2012

Oct 9

When the Bulls took the court and opened the preseason against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday at the United Center, they did so with a different look.

The most significant change, of course, was that Derrick Rose remains on the sideline as he rehabs a torn ACL. With Rose out, Kirk Hinrich started at point guard in his return to …

Oct 9

It didn’t appear like the Bulls would able to count on Luol Deng this season.

Deng seemed to be facing wrist surgery. Nevertheless, he was playing in the Olympics, which produced some tension between he and management. There were trade rumors.

But as the Bulls prepare to open the preseason Tuesday at the United Center against the Memphis Grizzlies, Deng …

Oct 8

Following a week of training camp at the Berto Center, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau moved practice downtown to the United Center on Monday, affording his team the opportunity to spend a few hours on the court where it will open its seven-game preseason schedule on Tuesday.

“We have a long way to go,” said Thibodeau. “We’re building habits and hopefully …

Oct 7

Zach Randolph wasn’t ready for this.

First the kid popped to the top of the circle, the long spot for an NBA three, and effortlessly swished one. Then Zach went into the post and started backing him down with his big weight advantage. But the kid came around, poked the ball away and started a fast break. Zach tried again, …

Oct 2

Maybe this 2012-13 Bulls season, or at least the part until and whether Derrick Rose can return to play, will and should be known as “Booz and Rip unchained.”

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge,” Carlos Boozer said. “I did a lot of things this summer. I’ve got a lot to show.”

Added Richard Hamilton: “I probably have to …

Oct 2

The NBA officially opens its season, as it did Monday, with so-called “media day,” which is not unlike baseball in February. You know, when the Cubs believe they can win a World Series and Ozzie Guillen isn’t going to say or do anything stupid this year.

It’s the time when anything is possible, and sometimes it is.

So why can’t …

Oct 1

In a perfect world, Derrick Rose would join his teammates on the Berto Center court when the Bulls hold their first practice of the season on Tuesday.

After all, there were times when he certainly sounded—and looked—ready on Monday, when the Bulls held their annual media day. But the reality is that Rose has a ways to go as he …

Oct 1

As the Bulls’ annual media day got underway at the Berto Center on Monday, General Manager Gar Forman addressed those in attendance with a few minutes of opening comments.

Forman spoke about his excitement for camp to get started, the return of the team’s core and the progress each of those players made this summer, as well as the team’s …

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