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Oct 22

Derrick Rose Friday will play in his first preseason game for the 2015-16 season.

Unless, of course, he doesn’t.

But it is now looking—even if Rose’s rose colored glasses still are showing two of everything—as if Rose will at least play for a few minutes when the Bulls close the preseason in Lincoln, Neb.

“Every day I’m improving,” Rose said …

Oct 19

The Bulls aren’t exactly building toward opening night.

Seemingly taking a step backward from the aim of playing a faster, unselfish game, the Bulls Monday reverted to more individual play and a tentative game in a 94-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler with 18 points while playing 37 minutes, Taj Gibson with an …

Oct 13

You can imagine that Derrick Rose is more weary of this than anyone.

But here we go again with the latest Rose series of injury/return updates, which Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, taking the explanation baton from predecessor Tom Thibodeau, Tuesday put in perspective after Bulls practice.

“It’s a long season, 82 games, and, hopefully, playoffs,” Hoiberg observed in showing how …

Oct 13

Long after the Bulls blew a 20-point lead Monday and lost 123-115 to the New Orleans Pelicans, long after Bobby Portis had come in for a foul plagued Nikola Mirotic and provoked a turnaround with 11 first quarter points, long after Portis led the Bulls in the game with 20 points and 11 rebounds while playing a team high 31 …

Oct 11

Last year it was the fall of Doug McDermott. This year the Bulls preseason has become the Fall of Doug McDermott.

The second year forward, who is emerging as one of the team’s most important players, Saturday continued his hot shooting to help lead the Bulls to a wire-to-wire 114-105 preseason win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Winnipeg, Canada.

The …

Oct 5

Already, Fred Hoiberg is proving a coaching iconoclast.

Hoiberg Tuesday will coach his first NBA game, albeit exhibition, in the United Center against the Milwaukee Bucks. Yet, Hoiberg boldly is risking the Bulls chances for the preseason championship that the Bulls last won in 2013 with an 8-0 preseason.

“We’re going to hold some guys out,” Hoiberg said after practice …

Sep 30

The stormy skies and clouds that hovered Tuesday began to recede, bringing some much needed relief and brightness.

And, yes, the sun came out in Chicago, also.

But it was the Bulls who got some much needed clarity and cheer Wednesday with the disclosure that Derrick Rose’s surgery for an orbital fracture sustained in the first minutes of the first …

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 …

Sep 29

It felt and sounded a lot like 2010 and 2011 Monday for the Bulls as they began training camp for the new season.

There was a new coach getting his first NBA head coaching opportunity and thrilled about it. There was Taj Gibson talking about his ankle—he said he hopes to play the season opener Oct. 27 against Cleveland–which Gibson …

Sep 28

The Bulls certainly hope it becomes an era, and presumably Fred Hoiberg does as well. It basically began Monday with the opening of Hoiberg’s first training camp as Bulls coach, media day interviews and team meetings.

After a summer of visiting with all the players at their homes or training facilities, like with Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in California, …

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