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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 29

It’s probably a long shot for Derrick Rose to be added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team Thursday when the reserves are announced in a vote of the conference coaches.

But Rose is lobbying for his teammate, Jimmy Butler, who is among the favorites to be added.

“I’ll be happy for him,” Rose said before the team’s morning practice at …

Jan 28

It was a little bit of June Tuesday played out in January, a Golden State Warriors team fast breaking toward greatness and a Bulls team with the resume if not always the resolve. But this time the Bulls endured and excelled, perhaps as effectively as they have all season with a thrilling 113-111 overtime victory over the league’s winningest team.…

Jan 27

He’s the kid, the astonishing point guard who makes you gasp in delight when you watch him, apparently on the way to being the NBA’s Most Valuable Player with the league’s winningest team. It was Derrick Rose not long ago. Tuesday in Oakland, it will be Rose and the Bulls trying to keep up with—or slow down—Stephen Curry. And the …

Jan 25

It appears to be an intriguing strategy the Bulls have embraced, and once again on display Sunday in a 96-84 loss to the Miami Heat in which someone named Hassan Whiteside had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks in just under 25 minutes off the bench.

That’s now Bulls losses to four teams recently who either will miss the …

Jan 24

There are certain accoutrements required for the Texas two step, like the plaid shirt, perhaps a bandana, cowboy boots and a big belt buckle. That sounds like the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler of good ‘ol Tomball, Texas.

And Friday Jimmy B. did a nice dance on the Dallas Mavericks, helping the Bulls complete their favored kind of Texas two-step with a …

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 20

The Bulls basically had one wish, one hope this season, and, really, it’s occurred. Just give the team a healthy Derrick Rose steadily increasing his production as the season progressed and the rest would take care of itself. It seemed the only missing element for the ultimate riches the team has been pursuing.

Rose is back, but the Bulls everyone …

Jan 19

It was a long time ago when they last met, two of the last three league Most Valuable Players, Derrick Rose and LeBron James. It was the Bulls home opener and there was uncertainty for both. James was in his celebrated return to Cleveland and having lost the home opener. Rose was back again trying to prove he could return …

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