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Sep 29

Yes, Mrs. Lincoln. But other than that, how did you like the play?

It was a productive first day of Bulls practice Tuesday morning under new coach Fred Hoiberg.

Yes, other than that.

“That” was once again Derrick Rose’s luck turning bad.

Rose sustained, according to a statement released by the Bulls later in the afternoon, a left orbital fracture …

Aug 14

Next stop training camp.

And so ends the NBA’s version of sleep away camp as USA Basketball Thursday concluded it’s brief invitational camp for the 2016 Olympics with an All-Star game like dunk fest exhibition won by the “white” team coached by a sedentary Tom Thibodeau, 134-128.

The exceptionally relaxed camp was more like a pre-school playground attendance drill with …

Aug 12

Derrick Rose may not be going to the Olympics next year, but he may be getting closer to reaching his own olympus, the place where he once ruled in the NBA.

“He looks like the old Derrick to me,” said Rob McClanaghan, Rose’s trainer, at the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas. “Now having that full year (back playing), a …

May 7

Often we wonder who are these guys, these NBA stars, like Jimmy Butler, Thursday in the United Center receiving the NBA’s 2015 Most Improved Player award, yet another accolade in a career arc probably too great to even be in his dreams. Butler wore a tuxedo-like suit, gray with matching handkerchief, cable vest with white button down shirt buttoned to …

Apr 9

Derrick Rose Wednesday returned from knee surgery and a six-week absence and had an encouraging bounce in his step. The Bulls, well, they didn’t look quite as energized in a 105-103 loss to the Orlando Magic.

“Tough loss, bad loss on our part because it’s a game we needed, a game we should have wanted 100 million times more than …

Feb 14

The 2015 NBA All-Star game Sunday in New York City brings with it some of the best visual delights the game can offer with the defending league MVPs in LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the special shooting and panache of Stephen Curry and James Harden and the veteran savvy of Tim Duncan and Chris Paul.

But there are only two …

Jan 30

Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers’ leading scorer at more than 22 per game, had just gone out for the season with shoulder surgery. Second leading scorer Nick Young was out injured. The Lakers were starting some guys the Bulls had heard of, but not many along with Jordan Clarkson, Ryan Kelly and Wayne Ellington. The Lakers had lost nine …

Jan 29

The new Jimmy Butler was introduced Thursday to start against the Lakers.

You know, All-Star Jimmy Butler.

“It’s an honor,” Butler told reporters before the game in his first comments about being named a first time All-Star. “I think everybody would love to make the All-Star team in their career. I feel like I’ve come a long way since I …

Jan 22

Bulls center Pau Gasol Thursday was voted to start the NBA All-Star game, the first All-Star start and fifth All-Star appearance for Gasol. He will join his brother as the first brothers in NBA history to start against one another in an NBA All-Star game.

And Pau was one very happy man after the Bulls Thursday defeated the San Antonio …

Jan 11

It was the first game for Pau Gasol after he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008. Gasol took a pass, spun and put the ball in smoothly. Kobe Bryant lit up. As he ran back on defense, he yelled to coach Phil Jackson, “We’ve got a big man.”

And so do the Bulls, who got one of …

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