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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 …

Dec 23

It’s 800 miles to Chicago, they’ve got almost a full roster, it’s late morning, it’s inside, they’ve got sunglasses and it’s Christmas Day.

Hit it!

The Bulls are putting the band back together.

“Doing better,” Kirk Hinrich said Monday after participating in practice. “Today was big for me to get my legs underneath me a little bit and get a …

Dec 16

Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich is a game-time decision with back stiffness for Monday’s game against the Orlando Magic.

Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said Hinrich did not participate in the team’s morning shootaround at the United Center. He also missed Saturday’s game against Toronto.

“He’s feeling a little better,” said Thibodeau of Hinrich. “But he didn’t do anything this morning …

Dec 10

Though Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng were out for Tuesday’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center, both players are on track to return to action soon.

“It’s still tight,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Deng’s left calf following the team’s shootaround on Tuesday. “It’s better. Both guys are a lot better. They’re close, but not quite …

Dec 9

Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng missed practice on Monday and remain day-to-day for Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said that both players did some shooting, while Mike James, who has been sidelined with a right knee injury since Dec. 2, did practice.

“He’s improved and I don’t want to speculate, but we’ll see where …

Dec 4

Luol Deng always has been a man, a United Nations Refuge Humanitarian of the Year award winner, the NBA’s Sportsmanship award winner, an ICON role model award from a major entertainment publication and various community service commendations.

Now Deng has to be, “the Man,” that much identified, if somewhat of a contradictory designation in a team sport.

“It’s something I’ve …

Nov 25

At least there’s not going to be any more guessing games about Derrick Rose’s return from knee surgery.

Rose’s surgery for a torn meniscus, the Bulls announced Monday morning, went well and he will rehabilitate and be out for the rest of the 2013-14 season.

Bulls general manager Gar Forman discussed the Rose injury and the franchise going forward …

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, …

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