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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 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 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 …

Oct 5

With the long-awaited return of Derrick Rose finally here, one might expect the star point guard to have a case of the butterflies.

But Rose reported no such emotions as he prepared for the team’s morning shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday.

“I’m good,” said Rose, whose Bulls will face the Pacers at 6 p.m. CT on …

Oct 3

The Bulls knew they were getting one of the NBA’s premier shooters when they added Mike Dunleavy on the first day of official free agent signings this summer.

But aside from that, two things have stood out about Dunleavy after a handful of practices—his off the charts aptitude for the sport and his ability to pass the ball.

“He’s a …

Oct 2

It wasn’t until last season that Jimmy Butler saw meaningful minutes on a regular basis, so he has yet to truly experience playing alongside Derrick Rose in the backcourt.

That is about to change, as Rose, Butler and the Bulls will play the first of eight preseason games Saturday when they visit the Indiana Pacers.

And both players, who spent …

Sep 9

One of the more cultured players in the NBA, Joakim Noah, as usual, has enjoyed an eventful offseason with trips to Africa and China.

But the Bulls center is back in Chicago now for most of September with the team set to open training camp at the Berto Center in just two and a half weeks.

While Noah has battled …

Jul 1

Like most draft hopefuls, Tony Snell spent last Thursday night watching the proceedings at home with family and friends, waiting for his name to be called.

But when he received early notice that he would be heading to Chicago to play for the Bulls, owners of the 20th overall selection, he kept the news to himself, a surprising move given …

Jun 27

The Chicago Bulls selected Tony Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound forward, with the 20th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday. Later in the evening, they added Erik Murphy, a 6-10, 230-pound forward, with the draft’s 49th overall pick.

Both players will have an opportunity to help the Bulls get better in an area with room for improvement: shooting …

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