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Mar 7

All-Star Joakim Noah said in spite of a sprained thumb he feels good and is confident he’ll be able to play through the injury.

“We don’t have to cut into it. No surgery, everything is good. I feel good,” said an upbeat Noah following the team’s Friday morning shootaround.

“It’s just a sprain. He’s fine,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau …

Feb 26

It’s not unusual for a lockdown defense to face a high-powered offense when teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences meet.

That will be the case again on Wednesday when the Chicago Bulls try to hand the Golden State Warriors an 11th loss in 12 visits to the United Center.

The Warriors are 10th in the NBA in scoring at …

Jan 27

When the Bulls signed D.J. Augustin on Dec. 13, it was a move about needs for both parties involved.

With Derrick Rose out for the season and Kirk Hinrich about to miss the first of five games with a back injury, the Bulls needed a point guard and a scorer. Enter Augustin, who after being let go by the Toronto …

Jan 21

The Bulls are in Cleveland Wednesday to face the Cavaliers and Luol Deng, the loud, vocal leader, the “guiding hand” for the team’s fortunes as they are referring to him in Cleveland media, the player who can step up and save games with big shots.

So, yes, it seems the Luol Deng whom the Bulls traded to the Cavs earlier …

Jan 20

The NBA and its teams are again celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a full slate of games.

A total of 10 contests are on the docket, including the Chicago Bulls’ matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers (7 p.m. | WGN-TV | ESPN 1000/WRTO 1200).

The significance of playing on this holiday is not lost on the players or …

Jan 20

Joakim Noah is a big reason why the Bulls have won seven of their last nine games.

And while statistics tell part of the story—Noah has recorded 13.9 points, 14.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 2.00 blocks and 1.20 steals in 35.8 minutes over his last 10 games—it’s the intangibles that separate him as one of the elite centers in the NBA. …

Jan 13

After missing last game with a left thigh injury, Jimmy Butler will be back in the lineup when the Bulls host the Washington Wizards on Monday while seeking a sixth straight victory.

“He looks good,” said Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau of Butler on Monday morning. “He went through the whole shootaround and feels a lot better. He’s ready to go.”…

Jan 9

After missing two games with a sore right knee, Carlos Boozer will likely return to the lineup on Friday when the Bulls visit the Milwaukee Bucks.

“Carlos is good,” said coach Tom Thibodeau following the team’s practice on Thursday. “He did everything in practice and he’s feeling a lot better. We’ll see how he feels [Friday] morning, but the way …

Jan 6

Sometimes we forget they are just kids.

It’s understandable the way our society celebrates professional athletes, demands they adhere to adult standards and be, despite the debate and objection by some, role models for youth. Their behavior and morality is on public display daily for examination and dissection. The excuses and explanations are many, that they are paid so much …

Jan 2

As 2014 begins, the Chicago Bulls have the ninth best record in the Eastern Conference. But only five games separate the Bulls from fourth-seeded Atlanta.

That’s part of why Joakim Noah says he’s optimistic as ever about the prospects of the New Year.

“We’re 12-18 right now, and we’ve lost a lot of close games,” said Noah following the team’s …

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