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Bulls voted against changing draft lottery

Daily Herald NBA owners struck down a proposal to revamp the draft lottery. The new system would have given the worst teams less chance to earn the No. 1 selection. As it stands, the worst team hasn't won the top pick since Orlando in 2004.
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Bulls hoping Butler will recover quickly

Daily Herald Jimmy Butler's sprained left thumb should be a minor injury. But it's tough to ignore memories of last year when Butler missed time in training camp with a bruised knee and never found his shooting stroke during the regular season. During the first five preseason contests this year, Butler averaged 18.6 points and shot better than 60 percent from the field.
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Could Rose-Irving could be the league's best rivalry?

Daily Herald Monday's Bulls-Cavaliers game was merely a dress rehearsal for the Oct. 31 home opener. But the first meeting between expected Eastern Conference powers highlighted some interesting issues heading into the regular season.
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Rose's night big ‘positive' for Bulls

Daily Herald The Bulls lost to Cleveland 107-98 on Monday in Columbus, Ohio, in a preseason matchup of expected Eastern Conference contenders. But this game was a sight for sore eyes, as far as the Bulls were concerned, because Derrick Rose was brilliant, scoring 30 points in just 24 minutes.
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Butler a bit banged up in Bulls win

Daily Herald Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points, leading the Bulls to their fourth straight preseason win, 101-96 over the Charlotte Hornets at the United Center. The bad news is Jimmy Butler suffered a sprained left thumb and figures to miss Monday's first look at the Cleveland Cavaliers in Columbus, Ohio.
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McGraw: Gasol OK with sitting out end of games sometimes

Daily Herald Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau talked about wanting to get a look at his fourth-quarter lineup options in the final three preseason games. There will be some tough calls to make, but newcomer Pau Gasol is planning to be on the floor when it counts.
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Go-to guy? Bulls have some options

Daily Herald The Bulls made a 21-point, fourth-quarter comeback against Atlanta on Thursday. Derrick Rose stayed on the bench late in the game, which means the Bulls may have found a new late-game scorer.
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Spellman: What a move to bring in Coach Q

Daily Herald Joel Quenneville's accomplishments include being one of only three coaches to reach the 700-win plateu, or his 270-127-60 regular season record with the Hawks or his .606 postseason winning percentage since arriving in town. I guess what I'm trying to say is simple: the guy's a treasure.
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Bulls' Butler not worried about his next contract

Daily Herald Jimmy Butler's game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer on Thursday against Atlanta continued the preseason-long trend of improved offense. Butler is averaging 18.6 points and shooting 60 percent from the field, but his strong performance might actually decrease the chances he'll sign a contract extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.
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McDermott still finding his way

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Big comeback ... but big deal

Daily Herald The Bulls put together a brutal performance for three quarters, but Jimmy Butler erupted for 20 points in the final six minutes and drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to complete a 21-point rally. The Bulls improved to 3-2 in preseason with an 85-84 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center.
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Noah's slow start no big deal

Daily Herald Joakim Noah is off to a slow start in preseason, which could have a couple diffferent causes. On Wednesday, the Bulls center expressed confidence that he'll be going full speed when the regular season begins in two weeks.
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Thibs fondly recalls his days with T'wolves

Daily Herald Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is well-aware of why he's fanatically obsessed with preseason preparation. On Wednesday at the Advocate Center, Thibodeau gave some credit to his first mentor in the NBA, who did his best to make an expansion team competitive.
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Thibodeau, Rose concerned about NBA's 44-minute game plan

Daily Herald The NBA announced plans to play an experimental 44-minute preseason game later this week, with the Celtics and Nets serving as guinea pigs. On Tuesday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and Derrick Rose voiced concerns about the plan.
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McGraw: Bulls' Rose doesn't share coach's pessimism

Daily Herald Even though the Bulls beat Denver by 20 points on Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau continued to give warnings about doing what it takes to prepare for the regular season. On Tuesday, Derrick Rose added his thoughts on the state of the Bulls' preseason.
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