Bulls Rumors & News

  • 4h
    Sun-Times Basketball @suntimes_hoops

    No Rose, Gasol or Hinrich tonight.

  • Joakim Noah absolutely loses it after Boogie Cousins flops

    CSN Chicago "Joakim Noah's on-court reactions are just the best. Thursday night's game didn't exactly go according to plan for Noah and the Bulls as they lost to Sacramento 103-88. Noah's reaction to picking up a foul after Kings center DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins flops in the middle of the third quarter..." November 21

  • Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic accepting the growing pains

    Chicago Sun-Times "The video game world is so much easier for rookies. “The toughest thing was trying to figure out my shot,’’ Bulls rook Doug McDermott said, when discussing playing as himself on NBA2K15. “They made the timing [on the shot] a little weird, but once you get it down it’s cool.’’ First-year..." November 20

  • Derrick Rose will not play Thursday; absence likely to extend to next week

    The Score "Derrick Rose's hamstring strain, which he initially said was just cramping, is starting to appear more serious than first believed. According to head coach Tom Thibodeau, Rose will sit out his third consecutive game with the injury when the Bulls take on the Kings in a nationally-televised..." November 20

  • Taj Gibson just might be the most important player on the Bulls

    Chicago Sun-Times "Pau Gasol will be back. The big man was sidelined in the Monday win over the Clippers, nursing a strained left calf. And all Joakim Noah did in his new teammate’s absence was have his best game of the season, scoring 11 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing out six assists. It was..." November 19

  • Bulls put on a show in Los Angeles, clobber Clippers

    CSN Chicago "It may have been a road game for the Bulls, but they have been making the road seem like home all season. Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 22 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out eight assists as the Bulls started off their road trip with a 105-89 win over the Los Angeles..." November 18

  • 4d
    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Pau Gasol is out with a calf injury

  • Playing angry, Pacers beat Bulls 99-90

    Indianapolis Star "A year ago Sunday they arrived here the toast of the Association, armed with the league's most rigid defense, its most complete starting five and its only unblemished record. Life was good for the Indiana Pacers last November. They traveled to Chicago for an early-season showdown with the..." November 16

  • Jimmy Butler looks like a max player

    Blog-A-Bull "It just seemed so crazy at the time. Butler, while an elite defender, was coming off a season that saw him shoot under 40 percent overall and under 30 percent from three-point range. Even if there were reasons to believe the horrendous shooting was an aberration, a max contract seemed..." November 15

  • Derrick Rose exits late as Bulls hang on to beat Raptors

    CSN Chicago "Pau Gasol spent his flight to Toronto studying up on the Toronto Raptors and their tendencies. It paid off as Gasol scored a season-high 27 points for the Bulls in their 100-93 victory against the Raptors on Thursday night. Gasol’s study guide was game tape of Toronto’s recent blowout victory..." November 14

  • 7d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls officially list Rose as questionable for Pacers.

  • Derrick Rose tweaks hamstring, calls it minor

    Chicago Tribune "There are many reasons Joakim Noah is considered the emotional leader of the Bulls. Perhaps never have they been displayed in fuller force than late Thursday night after the Bulls’ impressive 100-93 victory over the Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Following yet another drama-filled day for..." November 14

  • Joakim Noah on Scouting the Raptors vs Sixers: ‘I Wouldn’t Watch That Sh*t’

    SLAM Online "Ahead of Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls-Toronto Raptors tilt, Joakim Noah spotted teammate Pau Gasol studying the Raptors’ 120-88 beatdown of the visiting Philadelphia Sixers last Sunday. Noah candidly shared his thoughts with the media in Toronto on having to suffer through such gruesome game..." November 14

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says

    ESPN.com "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Bulls' Rose unfazed by critics of comments

    ESPN Chicago "After acknowledging on Tuesday that he was thinking about life after basketball as it pertained to his playing schedule this season, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose says he does not understand why so many people got upset by his comments. "No," he said before Thursday's shootaround. "No,..." November 13

  • Bulls defend Derrick Rose after controversial comments

    Chicago Tribune "Derrick Rose declined to address reporters after practice Wednesday at the United Center. But one day after Rose made comments that created widespread attention about his decision-making process for playing with pain, his coaches and teammates spoke for him. And what they said strongly defended..." November 12

  • Derrick Rose thinking about ‘long-term’ when sitting out games

    Chicago Sun-Times "File this latest explanation from Bulls point guard Derrick Rose under “decent idea, poor execution.’’ Very poor. After his best performance of the season Tuesday in the victory over the Pistons, Rose discussed Wednesday the sprained ankles that forced him to miss four games. That’s when..." November 12

  • 10d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Rose: "When I sit out it's not because of this year. I'm thinking about long term. I'm thinking about after I'm done with basketball."

  • Frontcourt trio gets Bulls' rebounding back on track in win over Pistons

    CSN Chicago "Kirk Hinrich admitted at Monday's shootaround that in past years the Bulls had taken rebounding as a given, knowing that being one of the hardest-working groups and playing for one of the best defensive minds would yield itself to winning the glass more often than not. That hadn't been the case..." November 11

  • Derrick Rose: It's not about this year

    ESPN Chicago "After watching his basketball life flash before his eyes over the past three seasons as he battled a litany of injuries, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose reiterated after Tuesday's practice that he is thinking about his long-term future more than ever. When asked how satisfied he is with his..." November 11

  • No Rajon Rondo, no Marcus Smart, no problem for Celtics against Bulls

    Boston Herald "Without Rajon Rondo and Marcus Smart, the point guard rotation for the Celtics was stripped down to Evan Turner as the starter with Phil Pressey in relief, but so what. Chicago’s former league MVP, Derrick Rose, spent the night resting his ankles. And everyone on the court was looking..." November 09

  • 13d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Derrick Rose is out again tonight.

  • 13d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Bulls say Derrick Rose (both ankle sprains) is questionable tonight vs Boston while Jimmy Butler (thumb, shoulder strain) is probable.

  • Bulls almost spoil strong second half in win over Sixers

    CSN Chicago "The third quarter changed everything for the Bulls in Friday night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers. But a sloppy fourth quarter almost washed it away. The Bulls beat the winless Sixers, 118-115, Friday night despite a slow start and finish. The win moved the Bulls to 5-1. Mike Dunleavy..." November 08

  • Bulls coach Thibodeau has no interest in resting Derrick Rose: ‘If he can go, I think he has to go’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose has missed three of his team’s last four games while dealing with ankle injuries, including Friday night’s win over the lowly Sixers. Rose has been game-time decisions for each, warming up a couple of hours before tip-off to see if he would be able to go. But the soft schedule,..." November 08

  • Bulls earn gutsy 95-86 win over Bucks, improve to 4-1

    CSN Chicago "Even though Derrick Rose returned, the Bulls were far from healthy in Wednesday’s gutsy 95-86 win over Milwaukee. Without Joakim Noah for the second consecutive night due to illness, it was the Bulls’ frontcourt depth that, again, shined in his absence to improve to 4-1 overall and drop the..." November 06

  • 16d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs says Noah is out. Rose will warm up and see how he feels. Butler and Gibson will play.

  • 16d
    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Bulls injury updates for tonight: Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler probable, Derrick Rose questionable, Joakim Noah doubtful.

  • Without stars, Jimmy Butler helps Bulls prevail over Magic

    CSN Chicago "Despite injuries to their two biggest stars, the Bulls dug and scrapped their way to another victory, downing Orlando 98-90 on Tuesday night to improve to 3-1 overall. It was the second-straight game the Bulls were without Derrick Rose, who injured both his ankles last Friday against..." November 05

  • 16d
    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Rose in starting lineup with Bulls about to face Bucks. @SamSmithHoops reports from Milwaukee: http://t.co/WAfdAdiBIn pic.twitter.com/0FRfJfqS5M

  • Bulls expect Rose (ankles) to play Tuesday

    ESPN Chicago "Bulls point guard Derrick Rose went through all of Tuesday's shootaround and is expected to play against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. "He's probable," coach Tom Thibodeau said. Rose sprained both of his ankles during last Friday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and sat out..." November 04

  • Kevin Durant says small market of Oklahoma City was Pau Gasol’s primary concern in free agent meeting with Thunder

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was a virtual certainty that Pau Gasol would leave the Lakers in free agency last summer, after the team hit a downward spiral in terms of its ability to contend for titles, and following two straight seasons where Gasol himself was marginalized by the organization’s head coaches. The only..." November 04

  • 18d
    Jessica Camerato @JCameratoNBA

    Bulls announce Jimmy Butler (L thumb sprain), Taj Gibson (L ankle sprain), Derrick Rose (both ankles sprains) probable tomorrow vs Magic

  • Jimmy Butler is confident he will remain a Bull

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Butler not only is “betting on himself.’’ He’s wagering that a new $24 billion television deal will keep him in Chicago. The Bulls guard and his agent, Happy Walters, walked away from a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the Bulls on Friday. Even with the deadline having passed and Butler..." November 03

  • Derrick Rose sits out, but Jimmy Butler lifts Bulls in win over Timberwolves

    Chicago Sun-Times "If Tom Thibodeau can get through this season, go ahead and name him Coach of the Year. Not only is he dealing with ­minutes restrictions that seem to handcuff his rotation, but the will-he-or-won’t-he controversy surrounding Derrick Rose and his constant injury problems has risen again. A..." November 02

  • Derrick Rose on ankles: 'Don't worry'

    ESPN Chicago "Derrick Rose sprained his left ankle in Friday night's 114-108 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. A league source told ESPN.com that Rose also sprained his right ankle during the second half, but that injury isn't believed to be serious, either. Rose was in good spirits after the..." November 02

  • Cleveland Cavaliers get their first win of the season with a gritty road win over the Chicago Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers and LeBron James bounced back after a disappointing loss to the Knicks and got a hard-fought 114-108 overtime victory on the road over the Chicago Bulls Friday night. The United Center was its usual sold-out, rowdy environment as fans were pumped up for this home..." November 01

  • Jimmy Butler rejects Bulls’ final offer, plans to enter restricted free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "Talks on a contract extension for Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler ended without a deadline deal on Friday, agent Happy Walters told Yahoo Sports. Butler rejected the Bulls’ final offer on Friday morning and plans to enter into restricted free agency in July. “It came down to me deciding..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling

    ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Gasol: Picking Bulls Over Spurs, Thunder Was Most Difficult Decision Of My Life

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks pursued Pau Gasol in the offseason, but they didn't have the cap space or title contender status that he was looking for. Choosing between the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder was "probably the most difficult decision that I made in my career and in..." October 30

  • Rose, Bulls overcome slow start to rout Carmelo, Knicks

    CSN Chicago "The New York Knicks may have jumped to an early 8-2 lead to start the game, but by the end of the contest it was all Bulls. In Derrick Rose's first game back since suffering a season-ending knee injury last November, he and the Bulls defeated the Knicks, 104-80, in the season opener at Madison..." October 30

  • Bulls’ Jimmy Butler to miss 2-4 weeks with thumb injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls are one of the elite defensive teams in the league, and while Joakim Noah anchors things inside, Jimmy Butler is their best perimeter defender, often stopping opposing plays before they can even get started. Butler was originally believed to be a game-time decision for Wednesday’s..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • Bulls' Butler (thumb) questionable for opener

    ESPN Chicago "Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler remains questionable for Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the New York Knicks because of sprained ligaments in his thumb. Butler did not practice on Tuesday, but he did continue taking jumpers with a taped-up thumb. "I feel better," Butler said. "Go..." October 28

  • 24d
    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    #Bulls announce they've exercised third-year option on Tony Snell, so he's under contract through 2015-'16

  • 26d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Butler didn't practice but is shooting afterward and using his left hand as guide hand. Day-to-day.

  • Carmelo: Opening vs. Bulls, Cavs is nothing to worry about

    New York Post "Bring it on, says Carmelo Anthony. The triangle and the shooting doesn’t look quite ready for prime time after Friday’s final dress rehearsal — an 83-80 loss to the Raptors at Bell Centre — but Anthony is ready for the show and Da Bulls at the Garden. “We’re not running from it,’’ said..." October 25

  • 27d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI

  • 30d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Joakim Noah’s knee will be an ‘issue all season’ — source

    Chicago Sun-Times "Those who know Joakim Noah often cite his warrior mentality. According to a member of the Noah camp, that mentality is about to be tested. “Jo’s [left] knee is going to be an issue all season,’’ the source said. “He has played through pain before with the plantar [fasciitis], but this is..." October 22