Bulls Rumors & News

  • 9h
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Bulls announce Derrick Rose will have surgery tomorrow morning to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee.

  • Mo Williams sparks Hornets rally against Bulls, 98-86

    Charlotte Observer "Coach Steve Clifford’s message to his Charlotte Hornets: Don’t be satisfied by one victory. He said that repeatedly after a 98-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls that broke a five-game losing streak. “Now we’ll see,” Clifford said. “Now the challenge is to come out Friday (in Boston) and a..." February 26

  • Jeff Van Gundy may 'tone it down a bit' on Bulls management

    Chicago Tribune "Jeff Van Gundy usually operates without a filter. Whatever thought pops into his brain often does a beeline straight to his mouth. But the outspoken NBA analyst says he might have to switch on his rarely used internal censor when it comes to discussing Tom Thibodeau's shaky relationship with..." February 26

  • 11h
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls VP John Paxson: "The hope is that (Rose) will play this season."

  • Derrick Rose has options with his knee surgery

    USA Today "When Derrick Rose undergoes surgery to fix the torn medial meniscus in his right knee, a doctor will have options. The doctor could: Repair the meniscus, like a doctor did last time Rose tore the same meniscus 10 games into the 2013-14 season. Remove the meniscus, known as a..." February 26

  • The Parallels Of Derrick Rose And Penny Hardaway

    The Sports Fan Journal "This isn’t the way this was supposed to go. After having the pleasure of watching Derrick Rose lead my hometown Memphis Tigers to the NCAA basketball promised land. After cheering him on that magical, single season, I was supposed to be able to watch him dominate the NBA for years to..." February 26

  • Nate Robinson, Bulls Hold Exploratory Discussions

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have held exploratory conversations with free agent guard Nate Robinson as a potential roster addition, league sources told RealGM. Discussions have yet to advance, but the Bulls were made aware Tuesday night that Robinson has a strong desire to sign with the franchise...." February 26

  • Thibodeau: Rose injury 'unfair'

    ESPN Chicago "Less than a day after they announced that Derrick Rose again would need surgery on his right knee, the Chicago Bulls remained shocked and sympathetic. "I don't know what to say other than it's just so unfair," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said after the team's morning practice ahead of Wednesday..." February 26

  • Bulls say Rose's spirits are high, optimistic he can return this season

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls looked understandably deflated in their 98-86 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, their first game since learning that point guard Derrick Rose will be out indefinitely after suffering his second right meniscus tear in three years. The sense right now appears to..." February 26

  • 1d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Hinrich and Gibson are expected to play tonight.

  • Bulls' Rose to have surgery on torn meniscus

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team said Tuesday. Rose reported earlier in the day with right knee pain. " February 25

  • 2d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    From the Bulls: "Derrick Rose reported today with right knee pain. Exam and subsequent MRI confirmed medial meniscus tear of the right knee"

  • 2d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Bulls just announced a meniscus tear in Derrick Rose's right knee

  • Bulls keep No. 3 seed in win only Tom Thibodeau could love

    Chicago Sun-Times "If the NBA season had ended Monday, the Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks would be squaring off in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. There might not be enough blindfolds to go around. In one of the uglier games of the season, the Bulls manhandled the Bucks 87-71 at the United..." February 24

  • Bulls' Taj Gibson playing with torn ligament in hand

    Sporting News "Bulls forward Taj Gibson is a critical part of the team's depth off the bench. So critical, in fact, that he's been working through a fairly significant injury to stay on the floor. According to ESPN Chicago's Nick Friedell, Gibson has been playing with a torn ligament in his left hand for..." February 23

  • 3d
    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Gibson and Hinrich both out for the Bulls tonight (illness)

  • Taj Gibson playing through injuries

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson revealed after Saturday night's 112-107 win over the Phoenix Suns that he has been playing with a torn ligament in his left hand for over a month. The veteran forward believes the injury occurred during a Jan. 19 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I..." February 22

  • Derrick Rose: Missed practice 'hurt'

    ESPN Chicago "Derrick Rose said after the Chicago Bulls' 100-91 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Friday night that he had apologized to his teammates for missing Wednesday's practice because of what Tom Thibodeau called "travel issues" during the point guard's return from a beach vacation after the All-Star..." February 22

  • Bulls, Cavs to pursue Kendrick Perkins

    Chicago Tribune "While many prognosticators pegged the Bulls and Cavaliers to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, that may not be their only competition. Both teams will aggressively pursue center Kendrick Perkins when his buyout from the Jazz becomes official, a league source said. In fact, a separate..." February 20

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  • 7d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Chicago Bulls are a VERY significant contender for Kendrick Perkins too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 9d
    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    No serious talks yet for Arron Afflalo, but word is OKC, Kings, Bulls, Clippers have discussed. Would be an interesting add for a contender

  • Pau: 'Felt great' to face Marc in ASG

    ESPN.com "Pau and Marc Gasol fulfilled the dreams of basketball-loving brothers all over the world on Sunday night by becoming the first brothers ever to start against each other in the All-Star Game. After it was over, Pau acknowledged how much the experience meant to the Gasol family. "It was a great..." February 16

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Butler: "9 minutes was plenty; talked to coach, told him how i was feeling. He said we’ll get you out there and get you off,happy with that.

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • Jimmy Butler targets 1st game post All-Star break for return

    Chicago Tribune "In his first comments since aggravating his strained right shoulder and missing the Bulls' final six quarters before the All-Star break, first-time All-Star Jimmy Butler said he's hoping to return on Feb. 20 at the Pistons, the Bulls' first game after the extended break. "That's the plan,"..." February 14

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Jimmy Butler optimistic he’ll be able to play in the All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "For Jimmy Butler, making his first-ever All-Star team is a product of hard work and perseverance. But there’s a chance he might have to miss the big day on Sunday. He missed the Bulls’ Thursday night win over the Cavs with a shoulder injury he suffered on Tuesday, and he’s already been forced to..." February 13

  • Rose does his best All-Star impression as Bulls top Cavs

    CSN Chicago "Thursday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Cavaliers featured three All-Stars, with a fourth sitting out due to injury. Derrick Rose wasn’t one of those players, but you wouldn’t have known by the way he played. The former MVP poured in 30 points and added seven assists as the Bulls won..." February 13

  • Gatorade remasters Michael Jordan's iconic 'Be Like Mike' commercial

    Sporting News "Be like Mike. Those three words changed the game in 1992. Twenty-three years later, the commercial is still amazing. Gatorade is celebrating its 50th anniversary and gave the iconic commercial a little sprucing up. It's every bit as entertaining as the day it premiered. The most suprising thing..." February 12

  • 14d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Confirmed @ShamsCharania report that Butler is dropping out of Skills Challenge on Saturday. Still hopes to play limited minutes in ASG.

  • Gasol, Bulls roll over hapless Kings in return to United Center

    CSN Chicago "Considering how this roller-coaster season has gone for the Bulls, Tuesday’s matchup against the embattled Sacramento Kings could’ve easily been circled as a trap game with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the All-Star break looming. The Kings entered having lost 11 of their last 13 and are dealing..." February 11

  • 15d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Thibodeau said Butler MRI confirmed strain. Listed as day-to-day. Butler didn't practice. Hinrich out vs. Cavs.

  • 16d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Bulls PR say that Butler is out for rest of game after aggravating right shoulder strain he suffered in Orlando.

  • A Disconnected Derrick Rose?

    Basketball Insiders "After pulling out a tough win last night in Orlando, most of the Chicago Bulls players slowly dressed by their lockers. Some were taking their time icing sore body parts, some were a little quicker to get in the shower. But a glance around the locker room revealed something out of place. Where was..." February 10

  • Bulls pull off late game heroics to top Magic

    CSN Chicago "Wins have been hard to come by for the Bulls. Nobody seems to know that more lately than this team, which has had just about everything about them questioned of late – from the job security of the head coach to the defensive principles the team hangs its hat on. The only thing that can change..." February 09

  • 18d
    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Bulls say Mike Dunleavy (right ankle) and Kirk Hinrich (left turf toe) are both out tonight vs. Orlando.

  • 19d
    Teddy Greenstein @TeddyGreenstein

    Thibs says Dunleavy (ankle) might play tonight in NOLA. "He's moving around great."

  • James Harden carries Rockets past Bulls

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets’ lead, once as large as 16 points, was down to five. James Harden, who had dominated the first half, had not scored in the second half. The Bulls, who had blown past the Rockets down the stretch in Chicago, were making another run, this time earlier, but seeming as certain to overtake..." February 05

  • Bulls' Dunleavy still out, unsure of return date

    ESPN Chicago "Mike Dunleavy will miss his 17th straight game because of a right ankle injury Wednesday night when the Chicago Bulls take on the Houston Rockets. The veteran sharpshooter, who initially hurt the ankle in a Jan. 1 win over the Denver Nuggets, acknowledged Tuesday that he may have to sit until..." February 04

  • Butler: Bulls' problems on D on me

    ESPN Chicago "After four seasons of absolute lock-down defense, the Chicago Bulls have been stunningly mediocre this season. And Jimmy Butler believes he knows why. Blame him. "I think it starts with me, to tell you the truth,'' Butler said before Wednesday's game against the Houston Rockets. "I'm..." February 04

  • Adam Silver says he's not pro sports gambling, views himself as 'realist'

    The Score "Given the Tim Donaghy scandal of 2007, it is perhaps surprising that the NBA is the professional sports league at the forefront of the push to legalize sports gambling in the United States. NBA commissioner Adam Silver - thought to be the most influential person in the business of sports - has..." February 04

  • Horace Grant tells about the time Michael Jordan punched Will Perdue

    Pro Basketball Talk "Michael Jordan was legend for going after teammates in practice — not just talking trash and playing hard, I mean physically go after them and throw punches. Steve Kerr got it once. Jud Buechler another. Even Will Perdue once — that would be 7-foot, 250 pound Will Perdue. Horace Grant was on..." February 03

  • Adam Silver likes idea of increasing size of All-Star rosters

    Yahoo! Sports "Every year, NBA fans and coaches select the players who will represent the Eastern and Western Conferences in the midseason All-Star Game, and every year, some deserving player finds himself on the outside looking in. This time around, after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver chose Sacramento Kings..." February 02

  • Mike Dunleavy anxious to return

    NBA.com "Mike Dunleavy woke up the other day ready to go to work. He went through his normal routine, like any worker might with his meal and his exercise and his commute. Just like Dunleavy has done so many times in the last month. One big difference. Dunleavy got there and could not work. As much as he..." February 01

  • Phoenix Suns edge Chicago Bulls to finish homestand 6-2

    Arizona Republic "It might be hard to watch a huge lead slip away at home, but it is even harder to come back from a huge deficit on the road. How the Suns pounced on Washington and Chicago early was an indicator of their readiness for top teams and how they knocked off each team. The Suns closed a 6-2 homestand..." January 31

  • Lakers Over-Pau-er Bulls in Gasol's Return to Staples 123-118 in Double OT

    Silver Screen And Roll "After the returning Pau Gasol got his ceremony and standing ovation, the Lakers' players showed him no such respect, jumping out to a 28-19 lead over the Bulls to end the first quarter behind Jordan Clarkson's 5 points and former Bull Carlos Boozer's 6. After the second quarter, we could..." January 30

  • 28d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Chicago's Jimmy Butler has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Noah backs up '100 percent' healthy assessment

    ESPN Chicago "As Tuesday's shootaround came to an end and Chicago Bulls head trainer Jeff Tanaka wrapped big ice packs around Joakim Noah's knees, the All-Star center sat on a folding chair on the edge of the University of San Francisco's gym and launched into a familiar refrain regarding the knee and ankle..." January 29

  • Bulls GM Gar Forman downplays tension with Tom Thibodeau

    Chicago Tribune "Bulls general manager Gar Forman on Thursday addressed recent reports about the growing tension between management and coach Tom Thibodeau. "While as an organization we try to avoid responding to rumors, there is absolutely no basis to this recent speculation," Forman said in a statement. "We..." January 29