Bulls list Gibson as out and Rose, Noah and Hinrich all probable for Celtics.
Chicago Sun-Times "The company line for the Bulls is alive and well. It has to be to protect Derrick Rose. “It’s important, everybody’s health, to tell you the truth, and a hamstring is nothing to play with because that could lead to other things,’’ Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler said after the game Tuesday..." November 27
Thibs said post game he preferred to be cautious and told Rose not to play in the second half. No specific additional injury, Thibodeau said
Denver Stiffs "The Nuggets played well enough to have beaten the Bulls by 20, but Tom Thibodeau's stubborn squad refused to go down without a fight. That shot by Gallinari should have counted. His heel was off the baseline and it was an incredible make. I'm frankly just disappointed that the crew didn't..." November 26
CSN Chicago "omewhere between the floating assist to Pau Gasol, a catch-and-shoot jumper for two and a buried 3-pointer in the first four minutes of the game, it was clear Derrick Rose was back. Blatantly obvious, in fact. Rose and Gasol returned for the Bulls on Monday night after missing a few games..." November 25
ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose returned to the floor in Monday night's 97-95 win over the Utah Jazz after missing the previous four games because of a strained left hamstring. Rose went 5-for-10 from the field with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes, but it was..." November 25
Cavs, Bulls, Wizards, Spurs among the 7 teams interested in Ray Allen. Allen's in Miami, keeping himself in shape
Rose and Gasol both playing tonight
ESPN Chicago "Derrick Rose is a game-time decision for Monday night's contest against the Utah Jazz as he continues to recover from a strained left hamstring he suffered Nov. 13. Rose has missed the Bulls' last four games. "If it feels good enough and it's not fatiguing when I'm out there during..." November 24
Gasol sounds confident about playing tomorrow. Says he's feeling much better and hasn't had a setback with calf strain.
Hinrich will do limited parts of Sunday practice. Hinrich, Rose and Gasol all gametime on Monday. Gibson obviously out Monday and Tuesday.
Pro Basketball Talk "Add Jimmy Butler to the list of Chicago Bulls players who think everybody should lay off Derrick Rose. The fourth-year shooting guard said recently that he understands why Rose is sitting out these early-season games with the playoffs and a possible finals run in mind. From USA Today’s Sam..." November 23
CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Bulls are considering adding another point guard to the active roster, if Derrick Rose is unable to return Monday against Utah, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Rose has appeared in only five games this season and has missed the past four games because of a hamstring injury." November 22
ESPN.com "Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson sprained his left ankle in the third quarter of Friday night's 105-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers and did not return. The injury took place midway through the third, and Gibson fell to the floor writhing in pain. Moments after Gibson went down, the..." November 22
Chicago Tribune "The Bulls called Kirk Hinrich's injury a chest contusion. Hinrich said he suffered bruised ribs. Most assumed the injury occurred when Hinrich took a charge from DeMarcus Cousins midway through the fourth quarter in Thursday night's loss to the Kings. Hinrich said it happened when he took an..." November 22
No Rose, Gasol or Hinrich tonight.
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
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
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
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
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
Pau Gasol is out with a calf injury
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
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
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
Bulls officially list Rose as questionable for Pacers.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
Thibs says Derrick Rose is out again tonight.
Bulls say Derrick Rose (both ankle sprains) is questionable tonight vs Boston while Jimmy Butler (thumb, shoulder strain) is probable.
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
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
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
Thibs says Noah is out. Rose will warm up and see how he feels. Butler and Gibson will play.
Bulls injury updates for tonight: Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler probable, Derrick Rose questionable, Joakim Noah doubtful.
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
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
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
Bulls announce Jimmy Butler (L thumb sprain), Taj Gibson (L ankle sprain), Derrick Rose (both ankles sprains) probable tomorrow vs Magic
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
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