Detroit News "To beat the Tom Thibodeau-coached Chicago Bulls, offensive explosions cannot be counted on, as a team must take on the personality of the Bulls and out-Bull them. After dealing with some lethargy and ineffectiveness in the first half, the Pistons shook off their Chicago cold to get themselves..." December 08
CSN Chicago "Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler is making slow progress toward a return from his turf-toe injury. Listed as “week-to-week” ahead of the team’s “Circus Trip,” Butler was able to do some running Friday afternoon, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. “I don’t know if it’ll be a full week,..." December 07
CSN Chicago "Luol Deng will miss Saturday night’s game against the Pistons at the United Center with a sore left Achilles, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed. Deng’s status is day-to-day, according to Thibodeau, though it seems feasible that after two days off, the Bulls’ top scorer could return for..." December 07
CSN Chicago "If it isn't obvious, Mike James isn't the type to go down without a fight. An unheralded prospect coming out of college, the 38-year-old toiled overseas and in the minor leagues before breaking into the NBA and even after a couple of D-League stints over the past few seasons, he's remained..." December 06
Chicago Tribune "Murray Park sits on Chicago's South Side, roughly nine miles down Ashland Avenue from the United Center. Derrick Rose's world has expanded exponentially in superficial ways like riches and fame since his youthful days spent honing his skills on that playground in Englewood. But those..." December 06
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
CSN Chicago "We’ve seen this movie before: A short-handed team, facing adversity, is tasked with playing a supposed juggernaut and put together an inspired, team-oriented contest, coming out with the win in the end — which is exactly what happened Thursday night, as the Bulls (8-9) completely dominated the..." December 06
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose said Thursday he won't close the door on returning for the playoffs if his surgically repaired knee is up to it. "If I'm healthy and the situation is right, I'm going to be back playing," Rose said Thursday during a news conference in his first public comments..." December 05
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Teague expected back at practice Weds, sources say. DLeague stint called off due to Mike James injury. Story soon at http://t.co/IzxSelvtgN.
Inside Hoops "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned guard Marquis Teague to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League (D-League). Teague (6-2, 190) has played in nine games for the Bulls this season and averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.8 apg in 8.9 mpg. Teague was selected by Chicago in the..." December 03
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Without their best player, Anthony Davis, available, the New Orleans Pelicans came to the United Center on Monday night seeking to close out their three-game road trip unbeaten. But they had no idea they would have to endure a marathon -- a triple overtime thriller -- before celebrating a tough..." December 03
Chicago Sun-Times "The San Antonio Spurs are the exception, not the rule. In 1997, they hit lottery gold. With David Robinson sidelined and their record suffering, the Spurs landed the No. 1 pick and grabbed Tim Duncan. It was their only appearance in the draft lottery since the NBA went to a weighted system..." December 02
CSN Chicago "The early bird gets the worm, Mike James is proving. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was reluctant to show his hand, but as of Saturday night's loss to the Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena, the 38-year-old veteran is the team's second-string point guard, supplanting Marquis Teague, who is 18..." December 01
Chicago Tribune "Remember the plan? The Bulls signed Kirk Hinrich to a two-year deal in 2012 to hold the fort down as a starter until Derrick Rose returned last season from knee surgery. Then, Hinrich would slide into backup roles for both guard positions, playing occasionally with Rose to ease his..." December 01
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Coach Mike Brown had a long list of compliments to hand out after the Cavaliers 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night at The Q. He praised Kyrie Irving for setting the tone and pushing the pace, Tristan Thompson for his double double (14 points and 14 rebounds), Anderson..." December 01
CSN Chicago "Jimmy Butler was in good spirits, wearing brightly-colored sneakers and shooting—one long-distance shot off one foot, on a basket on the other end of the floor, went in, then hit a news camera while Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was addressing the media—Friday at the Berto Center. The..." November 30
CSN Chicago "Don’t break out the champagne just yet. Just because the Bulls snapped their four-game losing streak Wednesday night in Detroit doesn’t mean they’ll cruise for the remainder of the season. Of course, that’s not the expectation from outside observers anyway, in the wake of Derrick Rose’s knee..." November 30
CSN Chicago "Even after giving rookie swingman Tony Snell’s temporary two-game stint as starting shooting guard a review after the fact, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was pleased with the results. Now, as exacting as the coach can be, he didn’t say the rookie’s performance—nine points in Monday’s loss at..." November 30
Chicago Tribune "Some may look at the Cleveland Cavaliers' 4-12 record and five-game losing streak and see opportunity. Coach Tom Thibodeau views those same things and thinks dangerous. "When you dig deeper into their record and their season, they’ve had a heavy road schedule and they’ve had injuries,"..." November 30
Chicago Tribune "Bulls legend Michael Jordan is going to be a father again. He and his Cuban-American model wife, Yvette Prieto, are expecting their first child, celebrity magazine Us Weekly reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed Jordan representative. No due date was reported. Jordan, 50, and Prieto, 34,..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are actively shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Three teams the Cavaliers are known to have spoken with are the New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers, the sources said. It is believed..." November 28
Chicago Tribune "At least for one night, the Bulls took a break from the turmoil that has defined this six-game trip. They lost Jimmy Butler for the entirety of it as the trip began. They of course lost Derrick Rose for the entire season on the second stop in Portland, Ore. And they lost four straight, which..." November 28
CSN Chicago "Bulls general manager Gar Forman has been making the local media rounds over the past two days, offering one-on-one phone interviews to beat reporters covering the team to discuss Derrick Rose’s season-ending right-knee injury Friday in Portland and subsequent surgery to repair his medial meniscus..." November 27
Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken w/Chi, NYK & Philly. No deal imminent. Waiters is open to being traded.
Gar Forman on DRose: "The prognosis is 100 percent recovery. He will go through a rehab period that’s going to take approximately 6 months."
USA Today "By ruling out Derrick Rose for the season, the Chicago Bulls eliminated any speculation about his return. That allows them to concentrate on this season without his status overshadowing everything. Even though they're off to a slow start, hovering around .500, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau,..." November 26
Salt Lake Tribune "With the basketball gods providing them nearly every advantage, the Jazz won their second game of the season Monday night at EnergySolutions Arena. Barely. Marvin Williams scored 17 points, Gordon Hayward contributed a 15-point, 12-assist double-double and rookie Trey Burke hit the game’s..." November 26
Bulls just announced Derrick Rose is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery Monday, the team announced. The former MVP had the medial meniscus repaired in his right knee at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The surgery was supposed to be performed by Dr...." November 25
Hits keep coming: Jimmy Butler tells team web site he still can't put full weight on his right foot, which remains swollen/in walking boot.
Los Angeles Times "The Clippers were warned by Coach Doc Rivers before their game Sunday that the Chicago Bulls would be a "dangerous, angry team" without Derrick Rose. Apparently the Clippers took Rivers' words to heart, as they coasted to a 121-82 win over the Bulls at Staples Center, the largest margin of..." November 25
CSN Chicago "So now what? In the wake of Derrick Rose's right medial meniscus tear, which will require surgery, the Bulls have some decisions to make. Depending on Rose's recovery time — the point guard is out indefinitely — the championship expectations the team entered this season with haven't been..." November 24
Pro Basketball Talk "The news of the latest injury to Derrick Rose, a torn meniscus that will require surgery, is devastating on multiple levels. You have to feel for Rose personally, of course, considering all of the hard work he put in to come back from an injury to his other knee that forced him to miss all of..." November 24
If Derrick Rose has meniscus reattached---the way it's leaning---and misses rest of season, he'll have played in 50 games over 3 seasons.
Unlike Rose's torn ACL, Bulls won't wait on this surgery because no "prehab" needed or wait for swelling to subside. Should happen soon.
CSN Chicago "The old adage “out of sight, out of mind” doesn’t apply to Jimmy Butler, especially not after the Bulls’ lack of athleticism was on center stage during Thursday night’s 97-87 loss in Denver. Due to his turf-toe injury, Butler’s health status is currently a major source of concern to Bulls fans,..." November 23
Rotoworld "Derrick Rose has a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, and he'll be out indefinitely after having surgery. This isn't the same knee which cost Rose the entire 2012-13 season, and the good news is that there's been no mention of his ACL or MCL, two ligaments frequently associated with medial..." November 23
CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers stormed all the way back from 21 points to steal a game at home by defeating the Chicago Bulls 98-95, extending their winning streak to nine games. Portland (11-2) outscored Chicago (6-5) 34-12 in a pivotal third quarter. Wesley Matthews is playing the best ball of..." November 23
Fansided "The worst possible scenario for the Chicago Bulls and their fans happened on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Late in the third quarter, when the Trail Blazers were transitioning to the other end of the floor following a turnover, point guard–and team star–Derrick Rose stepped..." November 23
Rose out rest of game with what's called right knee injury. Looked like his knee buckled a bit on a drive and turnover when he slid.
CSN Chicago "In the first half of Thursday night’s 97-87 loss to the Nuggets at the Pepsi Center, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose looked like he had started to turn the corner. Not just in the literal sense — though he did that, too — but in terms of making meaningful progress in fighting through his..." November 22
Denver Post "Nuggets coach Brian Shaw was next up. Derrick Rose's sluggish start to the regular season has already begun to attract media questions of opposing coaches to get their take on why. Shaw obliged, then hoped. Hoped that Rose wouldn't find his rhythm until after the Bulls left town. No such..." November 22
Thibodeau still won't say who is starting for Butler. Dunleavy worked mostly with starters yesterday. Hinrich had starters jersey at shoot.
Rose says he is still dealing with turf toe. He's dealt with it twice already in his career and knows exactly what Butler is going through.
Chicago Sun-Times "Tom Thibodeau doesn’t go out on limbs. There’s little gray or ‘‘what if.’’ So when discussing Derrick Rose on Tuesday, the Bulls coach was very matter-of-fact. ‘‘Derrick will be Derrick very shortly,’’ he said. But what if he’s not? What if, after surgery and a long rehabilitation for his..." November 20
NBA.com "Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler sustained an injury to his right great toe against Charlotte on Monday night. Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a sprain (turf toe) to his right great toe. Butler will not accompany the team on its current road trip and he is listed as week-to-week." November 20
Per Thibodeau, Butler didn't practice today and will have an MRI this afternoon. X - rays on his toe were negative.
ESPN.com "Derrick Rose swears he is feeling fine. Despite the fact he has battled a sore right hamstring for more than a week, the former MVP insists that he is feeling fine as he continues to work his way back after missing the last year and a half to recover from reconstructive knee surgery. "I'm..." November 19