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Jimmy Butler and his sprained left thumb still didn’t have a contract extension in place as the deadline approaches tonight, but did participate in the Friday morning shootaround. Considering LeBron James awaits the Bulls in tonight’s home opener at the United Center, it’s all hands on deck. Butler’s injured one was still a question
Scottie Pippen appeared on WGWG-FM’s “Kap and Haugh” show Friday morning and disputed host David Haugh’s assertion that Pippen once said he would take LeBron James over Michael Jordan. “No. Not at all,” Pippen said. “Did I ever say I would take LeBron over Michael? Where are you guys getting it from? “No, I did
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The NBA mashed up some Derrick Rose highlights to honor his return to the court before this highly anticipated Bulls season tips off Wednesday night. If that doesn’t get you in the mood, try Rick Telander’s column: Story of Bulls’ season: Can Derrick Rose do this?
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The 2014-15 NBA season is five days away, and Las Vegas is preparing to take your sports bets. The oddsmakers at MyTopSportsbooks.com have released the early odds for the NBA season, and the Bulls are 6-to-1 to win an NBA title. The Cavaliers (3-to-1) and Spurs (4-to-1) are the favorites. Stunningly, Derrick Rose, reconstructed knees
Sky coach Pokey Chatman barely slept Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. She was just too eager to sleep for what was coming Wednesday – visits with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau and a chance to watch practice. “I was like a kid at Christmas. Last night I couldn’t sleep,” Chatman said.
NBA.com released the results of its annual general manager survey Wednesday, and the consensus around the league is the Chicago Bulls will be a defensive force. The league’s GMs responded to 56 questions about the best teams, players, coaches, fans and offseason moves and were not permitted to vote for their own team or personnel.
Jimmy Butler will miss the Bulls’ final preseason game Friday vs. the Timberwolves, according to the Bulls. The Bulls guard sprained the ligaments in his thumb on Monday night vs. the Hornets. An MRI, follow-up examinations confirmed the sprain. Butler will not practice this week and will be re-evaluated after the Bulls face the Timberwolves.
Derrick Rose has never looked more ready than he did Monday night. The Bulls may have lost to the Cavs in their penultimate preseason game, but Rose scored 30 points and had a few stellar plays. Rose blew past a spinning Kyrie Irving on the way to this third-quarter layup: There was also this one-on-all