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  1. NBA: Chicago Bulls rookie Nikola Mirotic making big impact

    Nick Friedell

    Power forward Nikola Mirotic has emerged as a rookie of the year candidate for the Bulls.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  2. Pau Gasol gives Bulls missing element

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol never doubted he could still be this good. Many in the basketball world wondered how much gas the 34-year-old big man had left in the tank when he inked a three-year deal with the Chicago Bulls this summer, but Gasol has answ...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  3. Derrick Rose looking more like his old self

    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 himse...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  4. Rose clears another hurdle in win over Nets

    Nick Friedell

    NEW YORK -- As the rest of the basketball world wonders whether he will ever be the same player, Derrick Rose remains confidently defiant when it comes to the trajectory of his career. He hears the criticism that has come his way over the past co...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  5. Bulls, Rose try to find right path to recovery

    Nick Friedell

    BOSTON -- From the moment Derrick Rose set foot back onto a competitive basketball floor this summer, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has maintained that Rose's recovery from two different knee injuries was deeper than just a physical rehabilitation. ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  6. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls unfazed by critics of comments

    Nick Friedell

    After acknowledging 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 were upset by his comments.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  7. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls acknowledges concerns for long-term...

    Nick Friedell

    Derrick Rose says his long-term health is becoming more of a concern to him.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2014
  8. What's the rush on Derrick Rose's return?

    Nick Friedell

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Bulls are stuck in a multi-million-dollar catch-22. When Derrick Rose plays, the entire basketball world holds its breath, hoping he doesn't re-injure himself after two knee surgeries, and now, two ankle sprains. When h...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  9. Rose's mindset changed more than game

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Every move Derrick Rose makes on a basketball floor is scrutinized. Every movement is watched and picked apart. That would still be the case if Rose had never gotten hurt, but it's even more evident now, as the 26-year-old tries to make hi...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  10. Confidence soars for lighter Jimmy Butler

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Jimmy Butler's performance during Thursday night's win over the Atlanta Hawks prompted excited cheers from all over the basketball universe. How big was Butler's 20-point fourth quarter, coupled with a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer? ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  11. Noah out against Pistons; Rose plays

    Nick Friedell

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah will not play Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons, as he continues to recover from offseason left knee surgery. The night off did not come as a surprise given Tom Thibodeau said Monday it ...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  12. Thibs: Derrick Rose 'still finding his way'

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau remains upbeat about Derrick Rose's progress, despite the fact that his star shot so poorly from the field during the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain last month. Rose shot just 15-for-59 in the World...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  13. Nikola Mirotic opening eyes in Bulls camp

    Nick Friedell

    CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau is not an easy man to impress. The veteran coach has lived and breathed basketball his entire professional life so it's not often Thibodeau goes out of his way to praise young players early on, especially rookies making t...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  14. Rose and Davis? Imagine the possibilities

    Nick Friedell

    Anthony Davis' play for Team USA has made the collective mind of Chicago basketball dance. Would Davis, a Chicago native, come back home to team with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls? That scenario is still several years off, but that doesn't m...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. Team USA beats Brazil in Derrick Rose's return to United Center

    Nick Friedell

    Team USA beat Brazil in an exhibition game 95-78 Saturday night at the United Center. Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose made his first game appearance in his home arena in almost nine months after tearing the medial meniscus in his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  16. Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose making United Center return Saturday

    Nick Friedell

    The rebirth of Derrick Rose's basketball life in Chicago begins on Saturday night when Team USA takes on Brazil at the United Center.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2014