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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

The Miami Heat will be at the United Center Thursday, and so will Derrick Rose.

Unfortunately, for different reasons.

Rose conducted his first media conference since his knee injury Nov. 22 in Portland that will keep Rose out the rest of the 2013-14 regular season and playoffs,

Rose’s surgery Nov. 25 was said to have gone well and after an …

Nov 27

Luol Deng is one of the best players in Bulls franchise history. He is in the top 10 in franchise history in 10 major statistical categories and with this being his 10th season with the Bulls tied with Jerry Sloan and Tom Boerwinkle and behind only Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in years with the franchise. Deng is behind only …

Nov 20

If you think Toronto mayor Rob Ford had a bad week…

Well, the Bulls’ next week is looking like it may have some cracks in it as well.

The starting lineup changes with the news that shooting guard Jimmy Butler is out “week-to-week” with a turf toe injury. Butler did not accompany the team for the Western Conference road …

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 11

When the Bulls host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving will cross paths for the first time in their basketball careers.

Widely regarded as two of the top point guards in the game, Rose in his fifth season and Irving in his third season have never faced off due to one or the other being …

Nov 8

The Chicago Bulls know there is always room for improvement.

After a 1-3 start, that’s become even more evident, but Joakim Noah and the Bulls are hopeful that Friday’s game against the winless Utah Jazz at the United Center will help get them moving in the right direction.

“We’re a work in progress,” said Noah following the team’s Friday morning …

Nov 6

There used to be this 1960’s TV show which you can still find on reruns, the Munsters, about a curious family led by a gentle Frankenstein sort of family head who thumped around somewhat awkwardly in heavy boots.

No, it wasn’t Pacers center Roy Hibbert.

But Indiana’s somewhat deliberate 7-2 center suddenly has become a center of attention, a monster …

Nov 5

The Bulls, especially coach Tom Thibodeau, do not like to talk about games being crucial or vital, especially this early in the season. But when Chicago visits the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, it’s something of a showdown given Indiana’s undefeated start and that the Bulls and Pacers are considered rivals for the defending champion Miami Heat.

“For us getting off to …

Nov 1

The Bulls now pretty much know their No. 1 guy is healthy and ready to go, Derrick Rose making his points most dramatically Friday with a fantastic running shot to beat the Knicks with 5.7 seconds remaining.

But as the Bulls Saturday are in Philadelphia to play one of the remaining two undefeated teams in the Eastern Conference, the concern …

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