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Dec 13

The Bulls finally are again starting to take shape for the 2013-14 season as Jimmy Butler Friday against the Bucks returned to the starting lineup after missing 11 games with a turf toe injury. Luol Deng remained out, but Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said his return is close.

“We won’t know (how effective Butler can be) until he gets out …

Nov 26

Luol Deng never really had a summer like this where he was so excited about basketball. Deng traveled extensively, but more than ever he spoke regularly with his buddy and teammate, Derrick Rose. Rose mostly continued his rehabilitation from ACL surgery in Los Angeles, and while Deng did clinics and appearances all around the world, he was constantly on the …

Nov 23

I’m out of jokes and witty repartee. Our greatest concerns as basketball fans were on display again late Friday night in Portland as Derrick Rose, headphones covering a black stocking cap, hobbled on crutches leaving the arena after Portland’s 98-95 victory over the Bulls.

Rose suffered an apparent right knee injury with 3:30 remaining in the third quarter with the …

Nov 9

So long sad times, we are rid of you at last. You are now a thing of the past. Happy days are here again.

Let’s sing a song of cheer again. Happy days are here again.

Those are some of the classic lyrics from one of the great songs, Happy Days Are Here Again, an attempt at uplifting a stunned …

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 …

May 17

Probably someone in this stats infested sports world measures it, though I haven’t seen it yet. But the Bulls probably just completed the best ever 45-win regular season with a second round playoff loss.

Of course, they knew they’d be missing for part, and it turned out all, their best player and a former league MVP, Derrick Rose. But then …

Apr 13

The Bulls’ 97-88 loss Friday to the Toronto Raptors, in a sense, celebrated a great American tradition. Some 200 years ago, Americans invaded Canada in the guise of liberation that even then former president Thomas Jefferson declared would be little more difficulty than “a matter or matching.”

So coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season Thursday …

Mar 27

These days in the NBA, and elsewhere, you wonder about many things. I know I’ve heard it debated whether if a parsley farmer is sued they garnish his wages. If you are a vegan, can you eat animal crackers? And how exactly with 27 consecutive wins can you beat the Heat?

Punk ‘em, I say.

Nothing dirty or sinister, now, …

Feb 20

It’s the Bulls playing the Miami Heat Thursday at the United Center on national TNT, and the Bulls know what’s coming.

Heck, they knew it a few minutes after beating the Heat last month in Miami.

“I know (coach Erik) Spoelstra is going to come in and I know what’s going to happen,” Joakim Noah said after famously suggesting that …

Jan 3

Derrick Rose will be there in Miami Friday when the Bulls get their first crack this season at the defending champion Miami Heat. But it’s not quite the same, obviously, with Rose sidelined likely another few months recovering from his knee injury and surgery.

These were the kind of games you circled the calendar for the last few years, the …

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