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Nov 22

It’s one thing to be sidelined with an injury. But it’s being away from his teammates that is killing Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler.

With the Bulls in the midst of a six-game road trip that started Thursday in Denver, Butler remains in Chicago with a sprain to his right great toe, an injury commonly known as turf toe.

Butler, averaging …

Nov 20

As the Bulls embark on the first of two six-game road trips this season, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, in typical fashion, isn’t about to skip any steps.

“The way we’ve always approached it—and we’re not going to change—is that we’re not looking at it as a long road trip,” stated Thibodeau on Tuesday. “We’re just looking at it as getting …

Nov 19

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler missed practice on Tuesday with a right toe injury and will have an MRI this afternoon to better determine the extent of it.

Butler is officially listed as day-to-day with Chicago playing the first of six games on the road Thursday in Denver.

As for Butler’s availability on the trip, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau was uncertain, …

Nov 18

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is known for his serious nature, intense preparation, and consistent drive to make his team better.

His focus is solely on basketball and he rarely strays off topic into anything remotely personal. But a good friend of his, first-year Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, was happy to share a few tidbits on how Thibodeau has impacted his …

Nov 18

Winners of four consecutive games for the first time since March of 2012, Chicago will try to make it five in a row when it hosts the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night.

Having Derrick Rose back in the lineup at full strength will certainly help. Rose sat out of practices last week with a sore right hamstring and did not …

Nov 14

Though Derrick Rose missed his second consecutive day of practice, the Bulls star point guard is hopeful his sore right hamstring won’t prevent him from playing against the Raptors in Toronto on Friday.

“There’s a chance,” Rose said of his status following practice at the Berto Center. “Right now, I’m feeling alright. Just trying to rest and do a little …

Nov 13

Though he’s improving, Derrick Rose was held out of Wednesday’s practice to rehab a right hamstring injury suffered during Monday’s win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

With Chicago’s first back-to-back set of the season coming up with on Friday in Toronto before returning home to host the Pacers on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said no determination has been made yet …

Nov 11

When the Bulls host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving will cross paths for the first time in their basketball careers.

Widely regarded as two of the top point guards in the game, Rose in his fifth season and Irving in his third season have never faced off due to one or the other being …

Nov 8

The Chicago Bulls know there is always room for improvement.

After a 1-3 start, that’s become even more evident, but Joakim Noah and the Bulls are hopeful that Friday’s game against the winless Utah Jazz at the United Center will help get them moving in the right direction.

“We’re a work in progress,” said Noah following the team’s Friday morning …

Nov 4

While there is a lot of basketball left to be played this season – 79 more games to be exact – it’s safe to say the Bulls didn’t envision themselves opening with a record of 1-2.

And while many of the storylines, whether they are positive or negative, seem to be magnified because it’s so early in the season, that …

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