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May 15

Not only was the surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in Derrick Rose’s left knee a success, the Bulls head team physician believes last season’s NBA MVP is very capable of returning to his pre-injury level of play.

Dr. Brian Cole was joined by Bulls general manager Gar Forman and athletic trainer Fred Tedeschi to discuss Rose’s surgery at …

May 9

Though Joakim Noah’s return from a badly sprained left ankle isn’t imminent, the Bulls center expressed optimism following Tuesday’s Game 5 victory in Chicago that he could be ready in time for Game 6 Thursday in Philadelphia.

“I’m feeling better,” Noah told Chuck Swirsky on BullsTV. “Just trying to get out there for the next game. I feel like we …

May 5

How could this happen?

How after a second straight Bulls best record in the NBA could first Derrick Rose go out in the first game of the playoffs, and Joakim Noah, certainly for the rest of this series with the Philadelphia 76ers, in the third game?

So the Bulls, the No. 1 seeded team going into the playoffs, suddenly are …

May 5

It was something of a surreal scene Saturday morning at the Bulls’ hotel in Philadelphia as players filed in for a team film session instead of practice.

Reporters were asked to wait in the lobby, which didn’t please the hosts at the upscale hotel. Reporters then watched a pained Joakim Noah on crutches, his badly sprained left ankle hanging limp, …

Apr 28

Everything was going so well… and then he was gone.

That’s what it felt like in the wake of the Bulls’ 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs when Derrick Rose fell clutching his knee in what was later confirmed to be a season ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.

It felt like a death, …

Apr 28

The Bulls Saturday opened the NBA playoffs with the definition of a Pyrrhic victory, that being a win at such unpleasant consequences that it mitigated the effects and muted any celebration.

“It might be one of the saddest wins we’ve ever had,” said Carlos Boozer.

That perhaps best summed up the Bulls dominating 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in …

Apr 18

No Derrick Rose and no Luol Deng Wednesday against the Bobcats, which raised the question about whether either would play in the second part of the back-to-back Thursday against the Heat.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau before Wednesday’s game, predictably, declined comment since the Bobcats appeared in his pregame report to somewhat resemble the ’96 Bulls.

But given there would be …

Apr 18

Derrick Rose is the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, a famous sports star and fabulously wealthy. So it’s easy to forget he’s still really a kid, just over 23 years old.

We know he likes his Skittles candy and carries his things in a backpack. And he just wants to play with the other kids.

“It’s hard for someone to …

Apr 10

Will he or won’t he?

It was the story again before the Bulls played the Knicks Tuesday regarding Derrick Rose.

Rose sustained a sprained ankle early in Sunday’s overtime loss, and was pronounced a game-time decision for Tuesday. Yes, again.

So is this something to worry about long term?

Does the team have to monitor Rose more carefully, given he …

Apr 7

The Longacre Theater on Broadway is featuring the show Magic/Bird as basketball comes to the Great White Way. Though with the Magic/Bird presentation, perhaps Great Black & White Way is more appropriate.

Anyway, as usual, the biggest basketball drama and show still is at Madison Square Garden, where the Bulls will be at noon Sunday to face the New York …

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