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Jan 27

So now what about Booz?

Derrick Rose on Thursday became the 12th Bull and first since 1998 to be named a starter for the NBA All-Star team with the official announcement on the TNT pregame show.

Rose, an All-Star reserve last season, joins Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Dwight Howard as Eastern Conference starters. Boston’s Doc Rivers has …

Jan 25

This kind of season for the Bulls, somewhat unexpected at 31-14 given the serious injuries to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah, makes basketball fun. And the Bulls were enjoying themselves after Monday’s 92-83 United Center win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Derrick Rose, who had 21 points and 10 assists, was laughing that he knew people older than teammate Kurt Thomas, …

Dec 29

The Bulls Tuesday defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 90-77. That was good.

The Bulls did so with still another relatively prosaic effort, mostly grind-it-out half court basketball with way too many jump shots and limited movement for most of the game that was bailed out by some very good defense. That was not so good.

So the Bulls moved to 20-10, …

Dec 28

Count Bucks coach Scott Skiles among those who are not surprised at the job veteran Kurt Thomas has done in filling in for the injured Joakim Noah.

“Nothing is going to occur out there that he hasn’t seen before a hundred times,” Skiles said of Thomas, who filled in for Andrew Bogut in Milwaukee at the end of last season …

Dec 16

Bulls center Joakim Noah had successful surgery to repair a torn ulna collateral ligament in his right thumb on Thursday morning. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mark Cohen and Dr. John Fernandez of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center.

Noah will have a follow up visit with the doctors on Monday, at which point he’ll likely be given …

Dec 15

The Bulls Tuesday left the United States for a game with the Toronto Raptors with a winning streak and a potential All Star center.

They come back after defeating the Raptors Wednesday 110-93 with a seventh straight victory, but no starting center.

Customs may have gotten tougher.

That’s because the Bulls announced as soon as Wednesday’s game ended that potential

Oct 5

The score doesn’t much matter in the preseason, though coach Tom Thibodeau said after the Bulls lost 92-83 Tuesday in Milwaukee that you always want to win.

But the exhibition season really is about development, especially with so many new players like the Bulls have.

On the whole, I didn’t think it was a very good first effort for the …

Jul 23

The Bulls late Thursday filled out their front court rotation by agreeing to a one year deal with veteran center/forward Kurt Thomas, NBA sources confirmed.

Thomas joins Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Omer Asik in what should be a solid five-man interior rotation.

Thomas agreed to a deal for slightly more than the veterans’ minimum, which means the …

Apr 18

Leave it to Joakim Noah to get right to the point of the first day of the NBA playoffs.

“That was unbelievable yesterday, that Boston/Miami game,” Noah was saying after practice Sunday while some wild one-on-one games went on among the reserves. “He’s unbelievable that guy… I’m gonna say it. He’s a dirty player. He’s a dirty player.”

That would …

Apr 12

Well, you knew in watching this Bulls season it wasn’t going to be easy or simple, and the playoffs now come down to this with the Pistons laying down Monday and losing badly to the Toronto Raptors 111-97:

The Bulls probably need to sweep their last two, Tuesday at home over Boston and Wednesday in Charlotte.

That’s because the Raptors …

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