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Oct 29

It was like the Finals Tuesday before the beginning, the first game day shootaround before the first game of the 2013-14 NBA season.

The TV networks, TNT and ESPN, were there with cameras rolling as the Bulls prepared to play the Miami Heat in Miami’s first game since winning the championship in the same arena five months ago. The commissioner’s …

Oct 28

The Bulls aren’t certain what they’ll be doing when the Miami Heat receive their championship rings and raise their 2013 title banner before Tuesday’s NBA season opener between the Bulls and Heat.

Though it would be hardly surprising if there’s some Black Eyed Peas lyrics making the rounds:

“Let’s get it started in here;

Let’s get it started in here.”…

Oct 26

The Bulls finished the NBA preseason the only undefeated team, leading everyone in point differential and one of two teams yielding fewer than 90 points per game. The Bulls were leading in field goal defense and in the top three in rebounding.

Of course, the statistics don’t count. But they suggest a Bulls team as prepared as any for the …

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 14

Derrick Rose survived the first crisis.

“My knee was good,” Rose late Monday told breathless, expectant reporters after staying on the practice floor longer than any of his teammates. “I never was worried about it. I could have played (Saturday in Rio). But the front office made a decision to sit me out. My health is No. 1.”

So crisis …

Oct 5

When you think excitement, you think Indianapolis. I know I do. Hey, they had the Super Bowl! Chicago didn’t.

Anyway, it’s another big event in Indianapolis Saturday night, the return from knee surgery of…

Danny Granger?

Oh, yes, and Mike Dunleavy returns to the city where he had his best season, averaging 19.1 per game in 2007-08 playing for the …

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 …

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