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Numbers point to more aggressive Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — ATLANTA -- Derrick Rose missed 15 of the 21 shots he took in Monday night's 93-86 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. He turned the ball over six times. He was 0-for-7 from the three-point line and made several poor decisions with the ball in his 31 minutes and 30 seconds of play. But as a tired Bulls squad got dressed and made their way on to the bus awaiting them outside Phillips Arena, Rose and...
  • 2 days ago

Bulls' Noah out again vs. Hawks

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — ATLANTA -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks. It is the fourth straight game the All-Star center has missed because of lingering ankle and knee injuries. "He's doing more and more," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. "I think he's getting close. He's feeling a little bit better. But we're just going to take it day by day, let him...
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Bulls' decision to deal Luol Deng prudent

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — MIAMI -- Luol Deng made big plays and provided great moments throughout much of his 9 1/2 year tenure with the Chicago Bulls, but it was one of his last decisions as a member of the Bulls that may provide the biggest dividends for the organization in the future. That's because when Deng decided to reject the Bulls' three-year, $30 million extension in January, Bulls GM Gar Forman and executive...
  • 3 days ago

Derrick Rose looking more like his old self

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- While the rest of the basketball world doubted whether Derrick Rose would ever be the same player he used to be before knee injuries changed the course of his career, the former MVP remained steadfast in the personal belief he had in himself. If he ever had doubts that he would return to being an elite level player, he never aired those out publicly. His game may have changed, his...
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Obama thinks Bulls will top Cavs in East

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama, a die-hard Chicago Bulls fan, is hopeful his favorite team can get past LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in this season's Eastern Conference playoffs."I tell you, the Cavs are starting to jell. But, I just like [Tom] Thibodeau as a coach," Obama said during an interview Friday morning on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. "The guy's tough; they play hard....
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Pau Gasol making presence felt in Chicago

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol admittedly didn't think he'd be able to put up these kinds of numbers this quickly for the Chicago Bulls. But now that he is, now that he appears to have turned back the clock, he wants to make sure the world has an accurate count on what he has been responsible for each game. When asked after Thursday's practice if he expected to be a 20-point, 10-rebound player at this...
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Joakim Noah to sit out against Trail Blazers

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said his right ankle is improving, but he will sit out against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.“I mean if I could play, I could play,” Noah said after the team’s shootaround. “But right now, my ankle is still bothering me. Yeah, I have to be smart.“Yeah, it’s lingering, it’s lingering, but...
  • 5 days ago

Noah, Gasol, two others held from practice

ESPN (justinverrier) — CHICAGO -- Bulls big men Pau Gasol (shoulder/chest) and Joakim Noah (knee/ankle), along with second-year swingman Tony Snell (personal reasons) and rookie Doug McDermott (knee), did not practice on Thursday. Gasol, who said he took a shot to the chest from Brooklyn Nets guard Sergey Karasev in Wednesday night's win, expects to play on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Noah's...
  • 6 days ago
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Rose gets message about attacking basket

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose got the message Wednesday night. He heard all the chatter about how he hasn't been driving to the rim enough during games and how he's been settling for too many three-pointers, and he decided to do something about it. In what was arguably his best offensive performance of the season, Rose drove to the rim and opened up the floor as he racked up 23 points in a 105-80...
  • 7 days ago
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Thibs, Gibson differ on problem with D

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- For four years under Tom Thibodeau, the Chicago Bulls have exuded trust on the defensive end. They know where each other is going to be on the floor and they play hard together. They know that if one player makes a mistake, another player will be there to pick them up and cover for them.Twenty games into the season though, that trust was lacking, according to two of their defensive...
  • 7 days ago
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Noah still dealing with knee, ankle injuries

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- On the official injury release the Bulls sent out in advance of Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets, All-Star center Joakim Noah was listed as "out" because of continuing problems with his right ankle. But when asked after Wednesday's shootaround whether it was just the ankle that was bothering Noah, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau acknowledged there was another lingering...
  • 7 days ago
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Derrick Rose lacking attack in game

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau shares many words of advice with his star guard Derrick Rose on a daily basis, but he’s been using one more than any other as of late.Thibodeau has stressed for Rose to attack.“He’s got to attack,” Thibodeau said after practice on Tuesday. “That’s the bottom line. Some teams are going under [picks] and some teams...
  • 8 days ago
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Noah (ankle) questionable against Brooklyn

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is questionable to play against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday due to a right ankle injury.Noah did not participate in the team’s practice for a second consecutive day on Tuesday. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said it was an opportunity to give Noah another day of rest.“I’m feeling all right,” Noah said. “My ankle is still...
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Warriors pass test against Bulls, who need to get back to practice on defense

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- The high-flying Golden State Warriors came into the United Center with a long winning streak and as the early frontrunner for the best team in the NBA. Needless to say, they were looking forward to playing the Chicago Bulls, the foot soldiers of Tom Thibodeau’s defensive empire. The Warriors (17-2) passed the test, winning their franchise-record 12th straight game in a 112-102...
  • 11 days ago
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Noah, McDermott, Gibson gametime decisions

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Joakim Noah (right ankle), Taj Gibson (left ankle) and Doug McDermott (right knee) are all game-time decisions for Saturday night's game against the Golden State Warriors. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Gibson and McDermott went through all of Saturday morning's shootaround, while Noah went through part of it. Noah, who initially sprained his ankle in Tuesday's loss to the...
  • 11 days ago
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