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Bulls injury updates: Rose, Gasol, Gibson

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — TUALATIN, Ore. -- Injured Chicago Bulls stars Derrick Rose (strained left hamstring) and Pau Gasol (strained left groin) are expected to go through all of Sunday's practice, according to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau. Both Rose and Gasol are still questionable for Monday's game against the Utah Jazz. So is Kirk Hinrich, who is still recovering from bruised ribs suffered in Thursday's loss to...
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Misery in Portland continues for Bulls

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Chicago Bulls' night of misery began about an hour before their 105-87 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers even started on Friday night. After a slow bus ride to the Moda Center full of traffic and cold rain, the Bulls' players and coaches filed into the quiet visitor's locker room. As players began heading out to the court, one main sound was audible above the din of the...
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Keeping his cool tough for Noah vs. Kings

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Joakim Noah was about to lose it -- again. WIth 4:30 left in the third quarter in the Chicago Bulls' loss to the Sacramento Kings, Noah couldn't believe he was called for a foul on Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins. It was a "ticky-tack foul," as Noah called it. The whistle set off a tantrum that had the emotional Bulls center jumping around the floor and almost instantly...
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McDermott says he's not a photobomber

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LOS ANGELES -- Doug McDermott says he did not photobomb a Kid Ink picture before Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The rookie made that clear before Wednesday's practice as he laughed about how much attention the pictures of him standing with Kid Ink and Clippers' stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin got on the Internet over the last day and a half. Doug McDermott trying to...
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Rose feeling better, questionable vs. Kings

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LOS ANGELES -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said his strained left hamstring is feeling much better and he was expected to go through all of Wednesday's practice. Rose has missed the last two games after injuring the hamstring in last Thursday night's win over the Toronto Raptors. "It feels a lot better, actually," Rose said before Wednesday's practice. "Just being able to practice,...
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Chat alert: Nick Friedell at 1:30 p.m. CT

ESPN (Staff) —'s Nick Friedell takes your Bulls questions during a live chat at noon CT on Wednesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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Injuries no reason to count out Thibs' Bulls

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — LOS ANGELES -- Tom Thibodeau doesn't believe in excuses, just effort. He doesn't believe in moral victories, just hard-fought wins. The beauty of Thibodeau's mindset, the one he has drilled into his Chicago Bulls over the past five seasons, is that they never step on the floor believing they can't win. No matter who he has, Thibodeau believes he can coach his players to victory. That was the...
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Jimmy Butler rising with career-high night

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- In the midst of racking up a career-high 32 points, Jimmy Butler played so hard that one of the air pockets on his Air Jordans exploded during one point in Saturday night's 99-90 loss to the Indiana Pacers.While the points are a new high, the production has become the norm for Butler throughout the early part of this season. Once viewed as a defensive force and an offensive...
  • 7 days ago

Mutual respect between Hawks' Kane, Bulls' Rose

ESPN (Scott Powers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said Saturday he was honored that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose thought so highly of him.Rose recently said Kane’s success had motivated him in his own career. Kane returned the compliments Saturday.“A lot of people were sending messages about [what he said],” Kane said Saturday. “When you see that stuff,...
  • 8 days ago

The changes of Derrick Rose

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — TORONTO -- Derrick Rose has changed.Not his game. His perspective."Yeah, just letting me know what's real," Rose said Thursday, in the wake of comments he made about his health and future. "As long as I'm being myself and inspiring people the way that I am and touching people the way that I am, that's all I can do, caring about myself and just being positive." The aura of invincibility that...
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Chat alert: Nick Friedell at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) —'s Nick Friedell takes your Bulls questions during a live chat at noon CT on Wednesday. Click here to submit your questions.
  • 11 days ago
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With Rose back, Bulls' balance in order

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- For the first time in the regular season, the Chicago Bulls actually had their entire starting five on the floor playing together Monday in a 102-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons. That meant the return of Derrick Rose, the straw that stirs the drink for Tom Thibodeau's Bulls, who had missed four of the past five games with sprained ankles. With Rose on the court, it should come...
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Rose (ankles) game time call vs. Pistons

ESPN (mauricebrooks) — CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose went through all of shootaround and is a game-time decision against the Detroit Pistons on Monday night as he continues to recover from two sprained ankles. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Rose, who has missed the past two games, and four already this season, will warm up before Monday's game before making a final decision. Once again, Thibodeau shot down the...
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Confidence in Aaron Brooks paying off

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Aaron Brooks came to Chicago looking to find his confidence again. After bouncing around the league for a few years and landing in China for a brief stint, the veteran guard came to Chicago looking for a new start. He had proven he could score in the NBA, but needed a coach to believe in him again. Enter Tom Thibodeau. From the moment Brooks signed with the Bulls over the summer,...
  • 14 days ago

Derrick Rose to miss second straight game

ESPN (Nick Friedell) — CHICAGO -- Derrick Rose will miss his second consecutive game, and fourth of the season, Saturday night against the Boston Celtics as he continues to deal with sprains in both of his ankles. Rose did not participate in the Bulls' walk-through before Saturday's game. "He’s not ready to go yet," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We’ll see where he is tomorrow. Go from there. I feel...
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