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Oct 22

OK, the Bulls are ready. Anyone else?

Still another week until the regular season begins and two more exhibition games? Geez.

The Bulls Monday made quick and painless work of the Milwaukee Bucks, leading by 16 points less than six minutes into the game, by 23 at halftime and by fewer than 10 points for all of 5.2 seconds late, …

Oct 21

As the Bulls entered the final week of this year’s preseason, the team was without Jimmy Butler (left knee contusion), Kirk Hinrich (concussion) and Joakim Noah (right groin strain) when it hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night.

Hinrich suffered a concussion during Friday’s victory over Indiana when he hit the back of his head on Erik Murphy’s knee.

“I’ve …

Oct 19

I’ve been hearing the Bulls talk about this new offense this season, about motion and read and react and subtle alternations of their schemes.

Pssst, c’mere. I’ll tell you a little secret.

The offense is named Derrick Rose.

“I’m not holding back,” said Rose, who was brilliant in the Bulls’ second half 103-98 comeback win over the Indiana Pacers with …

Oct 18

Here we go again?

“It flared up on me,” Joakim Noah said before Friday’s preseason game against the Indiana Pacers after the Bulls earlier in the day said he would be held back another week due to his groin tweak. “Just need a little bit more time. I wanna be out there; we’re looking good. I gotta be healthy. It …

Oct 18

In a departure from the normal routine, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau conducted the team’s game day shootaround on Friday at the United Center rather the Berto Center.

“It’s great; it’s different,” said Thibodeau. “We’ve got some new guys who want to get some more work down here so I think it makes a lot of sense.”

When asked if he’ll …

Oct 18

Joakim Noah made his preseason debut on Wednesday, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said on Friday the All-Star center continues to experience soreness in his groin and will miss the next few games.

“We’re going to shut Jo down,” Thibodeau said following the team’s shootaround at the United Center. “He’s got a little soreness (in his groin) so we want …

Oct 17

Lost Wednesday in the excitement of Derrick Rose’s first game in the United Center in 18 months was those half dozen naked streakers spelling out “Bulls” during timeouts.

And first round draft pick Tony Snell having a breakout night with a dozen points that included a pair of three pointers, four assists and three steals.

Yeah, missed that, too?

Well, …

Oct 17

With Derrick Rose, now after four Bulls preseason games, it’s perhaps just about looking for flaws. And, amazingly enough, there don’t seem to be any.

“As long as I’m playing the way I’m playing and we’re winning games, I couldn’t care less about getting back to my regular self,” Rose said Wednesday after the Bulls’ easy 96-81 victory over the …

Oct 16

Derrick Rose is back.

Again, and again, and again, this latest one being Wednesday for Rose’s first home game at the United Center since his serious knee injury.

Rose was greeted with a standing ovation as public address announcer Tommy Edwards stretched out, “Froooooooommmmmmmm Chicago, No. 1…”

“I think I’m in good shape,” said Rose. “I’m really not worried about

Oct 16

While Derrick Rose is expected to be back in the lineup after a one game absence as Chicago plays its first preseason game of the 2013-14 campaign at the United Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. CT on CSN-Chicago), his counterpart at point guard for Detroit will be sidelined for a few weeks.

Brandon Jennings, whom the Pistons acquired from Milwaukee …

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