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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 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 …

Oct 26

Time to start over now, Derrick Rose was saying after the Bulls Friday completed an 8-0 preseason with a 94-89 come from behind victory over the Denver Nuggets.

“If anything, we accomplished what we wanted to accomplish, which was to go out there and try to win every game,” said Rose, who added 15 points and eight assists to finish …

Oct 25

One of the most popular players in Bulls history returned Friday in the final preseason game. He didn’t start much for the Bulls and his name won’t appear on any banners.

But the United Center audience greeted Nate Robinson warmly when he entered the game to open the second quarter.

“This is something special to me just because of the …

Oct 6

Joakim Noah isn’t quiet much. He’s not Nate Robinson loud. But there’s often some sort of cacophony rising around Noah, as there was almost throughout Saturday’s Bulls opening night exhibition game win in Indianapolis.

“Woooooooo,” Noah bellowed as he sat on the bench with his blue blazer over, well, an outfit that traditionally doesn’t blend with a blue blazer.

“Wooooooooo,” …

Aug 14

Bulls second year point guard Marquis Teague is going to be doing a little pitching Wednesday.

He’ll be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cubs/Reds game at Wrigley Field. But his best and most important pitch will come a few hours before when Teague addresses about 100 youngsters at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club as part …

Aug 8

Nazr Mohammed has heard all this talk about the hole in the donut that is the Bulls’ upcoming season, a mound of sweetness with something missing in the middle, presumably a backup center.

But Mohammed says the Bulls should not worry.

“That’s how I look at it,” says the 15-year veteran from Kenwood Academy who’ll turn 36 next month. “That …

Jul 10

It’s tough to be the next great one. Grant Hill and Vince Carter never much cared for that Next Jordan label, and many others have tripped up being advertised as the next Wilt or Russell or Oscar or Magic or Bird.

Mike Dunleavy Jr. as well since being a good shooting, unselfish, ball handling white guy, well, you have to …

Jun 27

In the annual NBA Draft Thursday, the Bulls selected the potential replacement for Marco Belinelli.

The Brooklyn Nets apparently added two of the top players in NBA history, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Edge Bulls?

The story of the draft was less the surprise of Anthony Bennett going No. 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Nerlens Noel falling to No. …

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 …

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