Minneapolis Star Tribune "For the second game in a row, the Timberwolves slammed the door. In a season that hasn’t included a whole lot of victories, with a young team that at times looked like it had a whole lot yet to learn, tangible proof of improvement is now being offered. Which is why the announced 17,876 fans..." February 07
Butler is listed as out tonight vs. T-Wolves on the injury report. Dunleavy and Gasol are both listed as questionable
Denver Post "For a while, it seemed all of the good fortune in the world couldn't save the Nuggets from their fiercest enemy. Themselves. But then, they created their own fortune, storming back in an electric fourth quarter to stun the Bulls 115-110 on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets, who..." February 06
CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler took a hard fall on Friday and hurt his left knee, but it might not have been as bad as it looked. CSN's Vincent Goodwill reported that Butler hyperextended his knee, and he will "likely" be back in the lineup on Monday or Wednesday. After the Bulls' 115-110 loss..." February 06
Chicago Sun-Times "Breathe. No easy exercise for the Bulls organization for about 20 minutes Friday night, and it had very little to do with the high altitude of Denver, either. With 1:06 left in the first half in the eventual 115-110 loss to the Nuggets, two-time All-Star Jimmy Butler took to the air as he..." February 06
CSN Chicago "Beat up as he may be, Jimmy Butler will give it a go against the Denver Nuggets after missing Wednesday’s game in Sacramento with left knee tendinitis. The Bulls’ leading scorer went through morning shootaround after going through treatments on the muscles surrounding his left knee over the..." February 05
USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05
The Wall Street Journal "More than a decade after Michael Jordan retired from playing basketball, a picture of him is still striking fear into the hearts of professional athletes. The latest Internet meme involves an image of Mr. Jordan’s tear-streaked face superimposed on pictures of athletes or coaches who lost an..." February 05
CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05
CSN Chicago "You know the drill: Bulls team appears on brink of destruction, before someone rises up to save them from themselves, at least for a night. With the stars aligned, and one missing, the Bulls emerged with an emotional 107-102 win over the Sacramento Kings, as the savior was the position that had..." February 04
Yahoo! Sports "Chicago Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy Jr. is set to make his season debut against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. The plan for Dunleavy to play on Saturday is dependent on him not suffering any physical setbacks between now and then. Dunleavy will travel..." February 04
Left knee tendinitis for Butler, it's officially called. Bulls hopeful he'll be back Friday
Jazz forward and Canadian Trey Lyles to replace injured Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic on World Team in Rising Stars Challenge in Toronto.
Pro Basketball Talk "The latest report had the Bulls wanting to re-sign Pau Gasol rather than trade him. Not everyone buys that. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: Two rival executives aren’t convinced the Bulls are done gauging the market for Gasol, whom the Bulls would like to re-sign this offseason but..." February 03
Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic checked into the hospital last Wednesday for an emergency appendectomy and ended up staying a few extra days for a hematoma removal, the Bulls announced Tuesday. " February 02
Salt Lake Tribune "By the end of Utah's 105-96 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls, the Jazz, the media, and all 18,811 at Vivint Smart Home Arena realized what they had seen. Raul Neto thoroughly outplayed Derrick Rose in the extra session. Yes, Neto, Utah's rookie starting point guard had gotten the best of..." February 02
New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02
L.A. Daily News "When Blake Griffin went down with an injury five weeks ago, one had to wonder how well his Clippers would do without him. Almost incredibly, the Clippers had gone 14-3 sans Griffin heading into Sunday’s matinee against the visiting Chicago Bulls. Make that 15-3 as the Clippers walloped the..." February 01
NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today the team has assigned forward Mike Dunleavy to the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the Flexible Assignment Rule." February 01
CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01
ESPN "Pau Gasol has been in the NBA long enough to be painfully honest. That's why the 15-year veteran was so blunt in the criticism of his own team after Sunday's disheartening 120-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "We're not disciplined," Gasol said. "Yep. We're not. That's it. It's true...." February 01
ESPN "Chicago Bulls swingman Mike Dunleavy says he is "pain free" and is hopeful to return to game action soon after missing all year because of offseason back surgery. Dunleavy, who has started taking contact in practice since late last week, will practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Golden..." January 31
Hoiberg on trade talks:"We’re comfortable with this group.Unless something earth-shattering comes up, I don’t anticipate anything happening"
Blog-A-Bull "E'Twaun Moore got the start last night. Is he the solution until Dunleavy comes back? The reason for the surprise should be fairly obvious. He is seen as a role player that can fill in when other players get injured. Sure, Dunleavy is hurt, but that hasn't stopped Moore from having 12 DNPs this..." January 30
Dunleavy will go to Santa Cruz to work out will Warriors DLeague team. Just practices, no games.
Pro Basketball Talk "For at least one night, they looked like one of the more formidable backcourt combinations in the NBA. Thursday night in Los Angeles Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler looked comfortable together — they played 19 minutes together and the Bulls were +18. Early in the game Butler pushed the pace in..." January 30
Chicago Sun-Times "Not a bad day for Jimmy Butler at all on Thursday. Not only did the new face of the Bulls franchise get a bro hug from good friend Mark Wahlberg during the first quarter of the eventual 114-91 win over the Lakers, but then went out and backed up his All-Star nod from earlier in the afternoon by..." January 29
L.A. Daily News "Moments before tipoff, Pau Gasol turned his head and saw Kobe Bryant walking onto the court. The two then shared a hug before Bryant slapped Gasol on the back multiple times. It symbolized the strong partnership through 6 1/2 seasons with the Lakers that spanned three NBA Finals appearances and..." January 29
The Score "The Chicago Bulls are no longer looking to trade their frontcourt players. Injuries to Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) have grounded Chicago's fervent efforts to swing a big for a wing, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, and Noah were..." January 29
Chicago Sun-Times "Despite missing out on being named an All-Star starter by just 360 fan votes, Pau Gasol wasn’t selected by the coaches as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team. Three players all under 6-10 – LeBron James, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony – were voted as the the East’s front court starters,..." January 29
NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29
East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas
Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.
Hoiberg says Rose is "good to go" tonight vs. Lakers.
USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28
SB Nation "The Lakers welcome Pau Gasol and the Bulls to town on Thursday, which put Kobe Bryant in a nostalgic mood. Bryant made a strong statement when asked about Gasol's Lakers career in a Tuesday morning media session. "I think the city of L.A. didn't really appreciate what he did and what we had,"..." January 28
Sportsnaut "Injuries and illness are stealing depth from the Chicago Bulls frontcourt. The team announced Nikola Mirotić underwent an appendectomy that “went as expected” and should return after the All-Star break. Mirotić joins Joakim Noah, who is out for the season after dislocating his shoulder, on the..." January 28
As for Pau Gasol ... latest signals out of Chicago are that the Bulls want to RE-SIGN the free agent-to-be. As opposed to trading him
Miami Herald "Hold the fort. Right the ship. Those are the phrases Dwyane Wade used at Sunday’s practice. He could have chosen others. Stop the bleeding. Turn the tide. Whatever cliché Wade chose, everyone knew who needed to lead the effort. This is how it has worked for so many of his 13 seasons for the kid..." January 26
The Score "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose won't return to Monday's game at the United Center against the Miami Heat due to injuries to both his lower back and right hamstring, the team announced. Backup Aaron Brooks started the second half in his place. He's the only guard head coach Fred Hoiberg..." January 25
Real GM Basketball "Mike Dunleavy Jr. is targeting a February return from his offseason back surgery. Dunleavy will be paced through a controlled scrimmage with contact on Tuesday and will also travel with the team on their seven-game trip. Dunleavy said his back feels "great."" January 25
Chicago Sun-Times "So there is a team actually more mentally fragile than Fred Hoiberg’s bunch. It took a Saturday trip to Cleveland to find them. One day after the Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt and moved Tyronn Lue into that chair, the expected buzzsaw awaiting the visiting team ended up being..." January 24
CSN New England "Jared Sullinger has been a much more dependable player for the Boston Celtics than many thought he'd be prior to the start of the 2015-16 season. And on Friday night against the Bulls, the Celtics needed to depend on him even more. With Amir Johnson missing the game due to personal reasons,..." January 23
Bulls officially list Butler as probable. Remember: He has a bet with his trainer that he'll play all 82.
ESPN "After just one season with the Chicago Bulls, a team starved for a new messiah since Michael Jordan's retirement, Jay Williams destroyed his career when he suffered a horrific motorcycle accident. In an instant, the man with perhaps as fast a first step as any point guard in history could no..." January 22
Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony
Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)
Hinrich won't travel with that left quad contusion.
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors concluded their three-game road trip Wednesday night with a second consecutive emphatic win over an Eastern Conference contender, stifling the Bulls in a 125-94 victory at United Center in Chicago. The Warriors (39-4) raced out to a 70-44 halftime lead and maintained control,..." January 21
Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic consistently displayed a short memory as he led the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring last March and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting. Make a mistake. Move on. If that no longer seems to be the case, well, Mirotic didn't exactly argue. "I'm struggling a little bit..." January 21