Bulls Rumors & News

  • Bulls depth key as Derrick Rose and Taj Gibson out again

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose never left Chicago, Taj Gibson hasn't done anything basketball-related since practicing Wednesday and Doug McDermott isn't running. Otherwise, the Bulls are in great shape. "This year, I've never seen anything like it," coach Tom Thibodeau said of the disjointed nature to his..." December 20

  • Butler continues star turn with 31 more as Bulls top Grizzlies

    CSN Chicago "After the scoring night of his life, Jimmy Butler insisted: "I don’t want to be a star. I just want to be a decent role player on a really good team." Too late. After dropping a career-high 35 points on the New York Knicks on Thursday at the United Center, Butler followed it up with 31 in a..." December 20

  • Adam Silver on taking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose'

    ESPN.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 20

  • Gasol, Butler proving more than Melo consolation prizes

    CSN Chicago "Even though Carmelo Anthony didn’t play on Thursday night as the Bulls hosted the Knicks — Anthony’s first foray back to Chicago since nearly joining the team during this summer’s free agency period — it was a sore reminder of what could’ve been. That being said, Thursday was also a resounding..." December 20

  • Carmelo Anthony turning down the Bulls was a blessing in disguise for Chicago

    Pro Basketball Talk "The first game at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks should have been a spectacle. After the Bulls’ much-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony this summer, here was an opportunity for the Chicago’s fans to make their feelings known. But then, nothing happened...." December 19

  • Jimmy Butler with a career-high 35 as Bulls squeak by Knicks

    CSN Chicago "With the Bulls reeling at home and on the verge of their worst loss of the year, Jimmy Butler, in the midst of a career night, poured in his biggest shot of the night to lead the Bulls to victory. Butler finished with a career-high 35 points and the shorthanded Bulls, playing without Derrick..." December 19

  • Illness sidelines Derrick Rose vs. Grizzlies

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game to illness and 10th overall this season Friday in Memphis. Rose didn't accompany the Bulls on their charter flight late Thursday. He hadn't recovered sufficiently to travel there on his own on Friday either." December 19

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gibson also out vs. Knicks.

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    Steve Popper @StevePopper

    Derrick Rose is questionable tonight -illness.

  • Carmelo won’t allow himself to think ‘what if’ on Bulls

    New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18

  • Joakim Noah says he'll play Thursday

    ESPN.com "Bulls All-Star center Joakim Noah says he will play Thursday night against the New York Knicks after missing the past four games because of lingering issues with his ankle and knee. Noah, who is still recovering from offseason knee surgery, initially sprained his right ankle on Dec. 2 in a loss..." December 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah practiced fully and is expected to play vs. Knicks if he responds well tomorrow.

  • Atlanta survives in 93-86 win over Chicago

    Peachtree Hoops "The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks got together on Monday night for a clash of Eastern Conference playoff teams (at least right now), and the home team emerged with a victory. The Hawks nearly led wire to wire, and when the jumbotron flipped to triple zeroes at Philips Arena, Atlanta improved to..." December 16

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Noah is out vs. Hawks. Butler is fine.

  • 6d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls list Noah doubtful vs. Heat with sore ankle.

  • Behind Derrick Rose's season-high 31, Bulls take down Blazers

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose has played much of this season with a passiveness in his return from back-to-back knee surgeries, admitting earlier in the year to taking more what opposing defenses gave him rather than attacking and creating on his own. That wasn’t the case Friday night. Rose lived in the..." December 13

  • Bulls rookie Doug McDermott to have knee surgery, no timetable for return

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bulls rookie Doug McDermott was ruled out for a fifth straight game in advance of Friday night’s contest against the Blazers, and it appears as though he’ll be out even longer after the team announced the need for knee surgery." December 13

  • Who’s better? Lakers’ Kobe Bryant on verge of surpassing Michael Jordan on NBA’s all-time scoring list

    L.A. Daily News "Kobe Bryant sat on the team bus, offering unmatched confidence as a high school senior on how he would fare against one of his favorite idols. “I remember Kobe saying, ‘Michael Jordan can’t stop me,’” said David Lasman, one of Bryant’s former teammates at Lower Merion, a suburban high school..." December 12

  • Rose (23 points) shows more flashes in victory over Nets

    CSN Chicago "The Bulls needed a remedy for their home woes, and Brooklyn’s porous defense proved the perfect fix. For two days, players and coaches had stewed over lingering trust issues and the team’s perplexing 2-5 home record, but Wednesday offered a reprieve as the Bulls dismantled Brooklyn 105-80. The..." December 11

  • Derrick Rose on 'I can't breathe' shirt: 'Just happy that people paid attention'

    The Score "After wearing an "I can't breathe" t-shirt in support of Eric Garner on Saturday, Derrick Rose was unavailable to media. He opened up about his gesture on Monday, explaining that his post-game absence was unrelated to the shirt. Rose said he didn't speak after the Chicago Bulls' loss to the..." December 08

  • Derrick Rose wears 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

    CBSSports.com "Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose wore an undershirt Saturday during warmups before the Bulls' game vs. the Warriors with the words "Let Me Breathe" on it, a nod in protest to the death of Staten Island, N.Y., resident Eric Garner. Garner died last July as the result of a chokehold applied by..." December 07

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Noah on his ankle: "It's felt better." Wants to get more treatment before the game before making final decision

  • 14d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Gibson and McDermott went through all of shootaround. Noah went through part of it. Thibs is hopeful all 3 will play tonight.

  • Bulls' McDermott (knee) out for second straight game

    CSN Chicago "Chicago Bulls rookie Doug McDermott suited up for pregame activities on Wednesday night as the Bulls readied themselves to take on the Charlotte Hornets at Time Warner Cable Arena, but ultimately had to rule himself out. McDermott, whose right knee began swelling after the Bulls got back from..." December 04

  • Balanced Bulls forget the excuses, down Hornets

    CSN Chicago "The excuses came prepackaged like leftover Black Friday specials. The Bulls were coming off a double-overtime loss in which Pau Gasol logged a season-high 50 minutes. Derrick Rose hadn’t been able to finish back-to-back games since returning from injury, and the Charlotte Hornets had been off..." December 04

  • Melo: Bulls were 'perfect fit' in free agency

    ESPN New York "At one point over the summer, Carmelo Anthony says he decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls. "It was one part of time where I was just like, 'Yo, I'm going,'" Anthony said in a documentary detailing his free agency that aired Tuesday night on MSG Network. Anthony ultimately decided to..." December 04

  • One of 'dumber' fouls Dirk has seen helps Mavs take 132-129 2 OT win over Bulls

    Dallas Morning News "It took what Dirk Nowitzki called “one of the dumber fouls I’ve ever seen” in his 17-year career for the Mavericks to get to overtime Tuesday night against Chicago. Once they got there, the two teams put on a whale of a show. In a classic game of “can you top this?” the Mavericks got a..." December 03

  • Joakim Noah's Offseason Knee Surgery More Serious Than Expected

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah posted 15 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and six blocks in the Chicago Bulls' win over the Boston Celtics on Friday. Noah is still regaining 100 percent form physically and is confident he will reach that point this season. "There is no question in my mind — 100 percent — that..." December 03

  • Bulls continue to win with Derrick Rose on court, rout Nets 102-84

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is no stranger to coaching a polarizing figure in a big NBA market. On Sunday, he recalled his days as a New York Knicks assistant and the constant scrutiny Patrick Ewing was under. So the fact that every move Derrick Rose makes — or doesn’t make some nights — is..." December 01

  • KG on bite: 'Shout out to Mike Tyson'

    ESPN.com "Kevin Garnett tried to bite Joakim Noah during the Chicago Bulls' 102-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Noah couldn't believe it either. The Bulls' All-Star center has a long history with Garnett and admitted in the past that the future Hall of Famer is one of the players he looked up to..." December 01

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls officially list Taj Gibson as out for Sunday. Gibson said as much Friday. Grew up blocks from Barclays Center so tough one to miss.

  • Jimmy Butler turned down four-year, $40 million extension to stay with Bulls

    Pro Basketball Talk "We knew Jimmy Butler turned down whatever it was the Bulls were offering in terms of a contract extension, when it was reported he decided to “bet on himself” this year and deal with his next contract once the season was finished. But what we didn’t know was just how high that offer was. We..." November 30

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls officially list Taj Gibson as out for Sunday. Gibson said as much Friday. Grew up blocks from Barclays Center so tough one to miss.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Media had access before Bulls practice today. Rose and Noah said they felt good. Thibs expects all but Taj available vs. Nets.

  • Bulls erase 16-point deficit, outlast Boston

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose didn't play a minute of Tuesday's second half against the Nuggets. But on Friday in Boston, he made his presence felt. And his teammates did the rest. The Bulls outlasted the Celtics in Boston, 109-102. Rose scored the first nine Bulls points of the third quarter, and 12 total..." November 29

  • Behind-the-scenes look at Carmelo’s would-be plot to join Bulls

    New York Post "A new documentary detailing his two-week free-agent odyssey in July depicts how close Carmelo Anthony was to requesting a sign-and-trade to join Chicago, saying, “There was one point in time I was like, ‘Oh, I’m going.’’’ The behind-the-scenes, day-by-day look at Anthony’s free-agency tour will..." November 29

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Rose: "My confidence is through the roof. I don't need more confidence. I just need to play. I know how good I am, how good I'm going to be"

  • Strength of schedule skews how NBA bettors view these four teams

    Covers.com "Two months have gone by in the NBA schedule and sometimes what you think you know about a certain team is completely wrong. Easy and hard opening slates can skew the way a team performs, both on the scoreboard and at the sportsbook. Here are four NBA teams who you think you know, but you..." November 28

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Derrick Rose continues to work out on the TD Garden floor and has been listed as a starter #bulls #celtics

  • Don’t tell him but Jimmy Butler’s star is shining

    Chicago Sun-Times "Taj Gibson (left ankle) was expected in Boston on Thursday night, but he might not be ready to go Friday afternoon against the Celtics. Joakim Noah (left knee, left eye) and Derrick Rose (hamstring) participated in practice, but their availability has yet to be decided. At least the gang is..." November 28

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls list Gibson as out and Rose, Noah and Hinrich all probable for Celtics.

  • The coddling of Derrick Rose has to stop

    Chicago Sun-Times "The company line for the Bulls is alive and well. It has to be to protect Derrick Rose. “It’s important, everybody’s health, to tell you the truth, and a hamstring is nothing to play with because that could lead to other things,’’ Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler said after the game Tuesday..." November 27

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Thibs said post game he preferred to be cautious and told Rose not to play in the second half. No specific additional injury, Thibodeau said

  • Nuggets win fifth straight in dramatic fashion over Bulls

    Denver Stiffs "The Nuggets played well enough to have beaten the Bulls by 20, but Tom Thibodeau's stubborn squad refused to go down without a fight. That shot by Gallinari should have counted. His heel was off the baseline and it was an incredible make. I'm frankly just disappointed that the crew didn't..." November 26

  • Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol return to help lift Bulls over Jazz

    CSN Chicago "omewhere between the floating assist to Pau Gasol, a catch-and-shoot jumper for two and a buried 3-pointer in the first four minutes of the game, it was clear Derrick Rose was back. Blatantly obvious, in fact. Rose and Gasol returned for the Bulls on Monday night after missing a few games..." November 25

  • Thibs: Rose is 'not real comfortable'

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the floor in Monday night's 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz after missing the previous four games because of a strained left hamstring. Rose went 5-for-10 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes, but it was..." November 25

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape

  • 26d
    Fred B. Mitchell @kicker34

    Rose and Gasol both playing tonight

  • Bulls' Rose, Gasol game-time decision vs. Jazz

    ESPN Chicago "Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for Monday night's contest against the Utah Jazz as he continues to recover from a strained left hamstring he suffered Nov. 13. Rose has missed the Bulls' last four games. "If it feels good enough and it's not fatiguing when I'm out there during..." November 24

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Gasol sounds confident about playing tomorrow. Says he's feeling much better and hasn't had a setback with calf strain.