Bulls Rumors & News

  • Mason Plumlee on if he'll pay Jimmy Butler's fine: 'Absolutely not'

    USA Today "According to Mason Plumlee, Jimmy Butler’s request for the Portland player to play his incoming fine for a technical foul is denied. “Absolutely not,” Plumlee said. “He just signed a new contract. He shouldn’t be hurting for money.” Butler made the demand after a play in the fourth quarter..." November 26

  • Bulls end three-game western swing with win over Trail Blazers

    CSN Chicago "The fourth quarter at the Moda Center is generally known as “Lillard Time” because Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has created more than his share of magical moments in that building with his exploits. But the Chicago Bulls had no plans on being on that next highlight package, going..." November 25

  • Jimmy Butler: Mason Plumlee 'cost me $2,500'; I'm asking him to pay me back

    ESPN "Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler plans to ask Trail Blazers big man Mason Plumlee to pay his fine after Butler was called for a technical foul during the fourth quarter of Chicago's 93-88 win over Portland when the two got tangled up. The play in question came with 4:17 left in the game and..." November 25

  • Derrick Rose to play and start vs. Trail Blazers

    CSN Chicago "Derrick Rose went through a second full practice Monday in Portland and barring anything crazy happening, will play Tuesday night against the Trail Blazers, a place that hasn’t been the kindest to him or the Bulls. Many will remember Rose tore his right meniscus, two years ago yesterday, in..." November 24

  • Bulls' Joakim Noah 'frustrated' by his play this season

    CBS Sports "It is almost unfathomable to believe now but two years ago, Joakim Noah was considered to be one of the best centers in the league. In the 2013-2014 season, Noah finished fourth in MVP voting, was an All-Star, won the Defensive Player of the Year award and was an All-NBA first team..." November 23

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said Rose went through full practice, will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

  • Curry, Barnes lift Warriors over Bulls, to 14-0

    CSN Bay Area "For the fourth consecutive game, the Warriors were sent wobbling and staggering about the floor. And, like the three previous occasions, they stayed upright long enough to finish off another stubborn opponent. So the streak lives on. The season-opening win streak moved to 14 after a 106-94..." November 21

  • Derrick Rose out vs. Golden State

    ESPN "Because of a sprained ankle, Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will not play Friday night when Chicago faces the Golden State Warriors. "Not yet," Rose said after Friday's shootaround. "Big game tonight. Of course I would love to play in it, but I got to be smart about what I have going on and..." November 20

  • Bulls survive nicely as Derrick Rose sits out with sprained ankle

    Chicago Tribune "Playing without Derrick Rose is a position the Bulls know well. Perhaps that’s why they didn’t miss a beat Wednesday night when Rose succumbed to the sprained ankle he suffered on Monday, kicking off their four-game trip with a 103-97 victory over the Suns. Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 32..." November 19

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Per Bulls injury report, Derrick Rose officially listed as doubtful vs. Suns with sprained left ankle.

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Tom Thibodeau could be a long term candidate in Houston. Ex-JVG assistant was in camp last month. Relationship w/Harden from Team USA.

  • Bulls' Derrick Rose listed as 'doubtful' vs. Suns with ankle sprain

    CSN Chicago "It looks likes the Bulls will be without Derrick Rose to start off the Circus Road trip. Rose is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's matchup against the Phoenix Suns, according to the Bulls' injury report. The Bulls guard suffered a sprained left ankle in Monday's 96-95 win over the Indiana..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Per Bulls injury report, Derrick Rose officially listed as doubtful vs. Suns with sprained left ankle.

  • Bulls hold off the Pacers as Derrick Rose watches the final minutes from the bench

    Chicago Sun-Times "As much as Tom Thibodeau would often try and deflect, there were two storylines that the former Bulls coach couldn’t escape. It was either the outside overhyped concern of the minutes he handed out or the cold war with the front office. Now it’s Fred Hoiberg’s turn, as the ever-changing..." November 17

  • Bulls Point Guard Derrick Rose Leaves Tonight's Game With Ankle Injury

    Complex "Let us know if this sounds familiar, okay? Derrick Rose left tonight's game early with an injury. In the fourth quarter of Monday's contest against the Indiana Pacers, Rose rolled his left ankle while driving towards the basket on Monta Ellis." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Ron Harper: 72-win Bulls would sweep Warriors 'for sure'

    The Score "With the Golden State Warriors off to an 11-0 start and coming off of a 67-win championship season last year, whispers of 70 wins and the fabled 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are starting to emanate from the Bay Area. At least one member of that 72-win Bulls team, though, doesn't think Stephen Curry's..." November 17

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Tony Snell will start in place of McDermott tonight, Hoiberg says. Mirotic still in starting lineup.

  • Bulls' Taj Gibson playing slightly different role under Fred Hoiberg

    Chicago Tribune "The bulk of the first quarter had wound down before Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg finally gave a nod to Taj Gibson to enter the game against the Hornets on Friday night at the United Center. The veteran forward shed his gray warmup shirt, stretched his legs and ambled onto the court with 2 minutes,..." November 16

  • Michael Jordan's last regular-season Bulls jersey sells for $173K at auction

    CBS Sports "It is crazy how much Michael Jordan's used gear still goes at auctions. Two years ago, the "Flu Game" shoes went for over $104,000 and on Sunday, the jersey from his last regular season game with the Bulls went for a whopping $173,240 ESPN reports: The jersey that Michael Jordan wore in his..." November 16

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    D-Rose wants Jimmy Butler to shoot more: "Especially with what I’m dealing with. Certain games, I’m going to have it. Other games, I’m not."

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said Rose's double vision could last 3 months.

  • Rose could be impacted by blurry vision for up to three months

    ESPN "Derrick Rose says he is feeling more comfortable on the floor as he continues to recover from a left orbital fracture, but Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged Sunday that Rose may be dealing with blurred vision for another couple months. Rose suffered the fracture during the Bulls'..." November 15

  • Kevin Garnett compares Steph Curry to Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "Kevin Garnett was around when Michael Jordan was still in his heyday, so when he favorably compares Jordan and Stephen Curry, people take note. It’s the takeaway Garnett had after his Minnesota Timberwolves were beaten 129-116 on Thursday night, a night in which Curry put up 46 points. “Like..." November 15

  • Ron Harper says 72-win Bulls team would sweep Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "With the Warriors getting off to a perfect 10-0 start, and in such dominating fashion, it’s not surprising there’s talk of if they can challenge the record of 72 wins set by 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls. Players are managed differently in today’s game, with some coaches opting sit players for one..." November 15

  • Bulls squeeze past Hornets 102-97

    Chicago Sun-Times "There was a clear theme to coach Fred Hoiberg’s words after the Bulls’ Friday shootaround. He was asked about the competitive Eastern Conference race, a rematch with a Charlotte Hornets team that routed the Bulls and the looming circus trip, but a lot of his answers sounded similar. He wanted..." November 14

  • Warriors GM doubts his team can break Michael Jordan Bulls' wins record

    Sporting News "If you think the 10-0 Warriors can tie or break the record for most wins in an 82-game NBA season, first ask the team's general manager Bob Myers. Klay Thompson said earlier in the month that while it will be extremely difficult, Golden State has the talent to win 70 or 72 games . But in an..." November 14

  • Garnett compares Curry to Jordan: 'This guy is his own thing'

    CSN Bay Area "Prior to Thursday's game in Minnesota, Kevin Garnett offered some high praise for Stephen Curry. "Michael Jordan was a whole 'nother thing and this guy is his own thing," the future Hall of Famer declared. "It's beautiful for basketball and beautiful for the sport." How did Curry respond? By..." November 13

  • Joakim Noah back at practice, on track to play Friday

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah experienced some initial soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, according to Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, but practiced fully Thursday and, barring a setback, will play Friday against the Hornets. Unlike Monday, when he succumbed to the soreness as a late scratch, Noah isn't..." November 12

  • Dunleavy on the mend, could return in two weeks

    CSN Chicago "Mike Dunleavy was drenched in sweat, doing his usual routine of jump shots and free throws after Bulls practice, another sign his return is in the near future although not immediate. Dunleavy declined to speak to reporters after his workout following Bulls practice, but it’s clear he’s on the..." November 12

  • Bulls bounce back, cruise past Sixers on the road

    CSN Chicago "If there was anybody who needed a bounce back game in the worst way, Nikola Mirotic was the obvious candidate running in a one-person race. And the surprise starter—yes, the guy who started all year was a surprise starter at the last second, benefitted most from Joakim Noah’s unexpected absence..." November 10

  • Noah, a last-minute start for Bulls, scratched with knee trouble

    CSN Chicago "First he wasn’t starting, then he still wasn't, then he was. And finally, Joakim Noah was out altogether, a late scratch for the Bulls after being slated as a surprise starter, yet another late wrinkle from Fred Hoiberg in this early season. After Hoiberg repeated he wasn’t making lineup..." November 10

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Hoiberg said no lineup changes. But Noah worked with starters at shootaround. Mirotic played coy when asked if he's coming off bench.

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Mike Dunleavy (back) has ramped up rehab process, Hoiberg said. He's working on core strength, then next step is to get on floor and run.

  • Wolves work overtime in Chicago to beat Bulls

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Still winless at home and undefeated on the road, the Timberwolves left United Center on Saturday 102-93 overtime winners over the Chicago Bulls, mainly because of two things they had delivered too infrequently in recent seasons: attention to defense and rebounding. “This year, different team,”..." November 08

  • Derrick Rose's fourth-quarter takeover leads Bulls past Thunder

    CSN Chicago "A response was necessary after a submission led to embarrassment in Charlotte, and the Bulls put forth a requisite effort against perhaps the deepest team in the league. Derrick Rose put his stamp on the game after Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah kept them in it early, with the Bulls winning,..." November 06

  • The Bulls would be insane to give up on Derrick Rose

    USA Today "Derrick Rose brushed off the critics on Thursday night, when the Bulls point guard and former NBA MVP went off for 29 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in a huge win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game was a needed one for Rose, who was coming off the worst three-game stretch of his..." November 06

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    Mike McGraw @McGrawDHBulls

    Doug McDermott listed as starter tonight vs. OKC, instead of Snell. #Bulls

  • Is the writing on the wall for a Derrick Rose breakup with Bulls?

    CBS Sports "The fairy tale has become a nightmare and eventually one of these sides, if not both, have to wake up. Derrick Rose became a national star at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago, just a couple years before the Chicago Bulls took him with the No. 1 overall pick. Few players get to be the star of..." November 05

  • Hornets blow out Bulls for first win of season

    Charlotte Observer "This was more like it. The Charlotte Hornets lost a different way in each of their first three games, but that still added up to 0-3 with a three-game Western Conference trip pending. Tuesday against the Chicago Bulls needed to be a rallying point, and certainly it was, as the Hornets drilled..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Jimmy Butler: Bulls haven't been playing defense

    ESPN Chicago "Jimmy Butler saw this coming. He could sense in the way the Chicago Bulls have been playing lately that his team was destined for a defensive clunker. But few, if any, figured the Bulls could play as poorly as they did in a 130-105 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night. "We ain't been..." November 04

  • Derrick Rose finally understanding that he doesn't need to be 100 percent to be productive

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mornings have become an adventure for Derrick Rose. That’s when the Bulls point guard wakes up, looks around, and takes an inventory on where his vision is. Unfortunately, since about Sept. 30, when Rose underwent surgery to repair a fractured left orbital bone, he’s getting an all too..." November 03

  • Bulls avert crisis in close win over Magic

    CSN Chicago "“Force” and “intent” should’ve been the words written on the whiteboard in the Bulls locker room before Sunday evening’s game against the youthful, athletic Orlando Magic. On the immediate heels of the disappointing loss to Detroit, two things were clear: When cutting down on silly plays and..." November 02

  • Pistons grind past Bulls in OT to go 3-0

    Detroit News "Welcome to the grind, where every rebound, every loose ball and every bucket comes with blood, sweat and a little bit of skin. The bump-and-grind Pistons have an identity now until they can get this shooting problem straight. They cannot score but they stay in games because every possession..." October 31

  • Joakim Noah says coming off Bulls' bench was not his idea

    ESPN "Joakim Noah wanted to set the record straight in advance of Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons -- he did not ask to come off the bench this season. When asked whether he told new Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg he wanted to come off the bench, Noah responded quickly. "No," he..." October 31


    NBA.com "The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has exercised its fourth-year option for guard Tony Snell and its third-year option for forward Doug McDermott. By exercising their options, both players will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2016-17 season." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Bulls stay perfect, knock off Nets with strong offensive showing

    CSN Chicago "All that matters is the result, and the Bulls can worry about style points later. Two games into the Fred Hoiberg era, the Chicago Bulls haven’t played consistent or pretty basketball for extended stretches but they’ve yet to register a loss, as they took care of the Brooklyn Nets, 115-100 at..." October 29