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  1. Backcourt battle ahead for Bulls, Warriors

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Backcourt matchups do not get much better than the one that will take place Saturday at the United Center when the Chicago Bulls take on the Golden State Warriors. They also don't get much more diverse. It's the long-range shooting of t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. With opener near, defense not finished product

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While Chicago Bulls players might be happy that the preseason schedule is complete, the coaching staff would not mind more opportunities to fine tune the squad. After a full collection of practice games when Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  3. Bulls remain undecided on improving Butler

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With the season opening game just three days away, Jimmy Butler's status remains uncertain due to the sprained ligaments in his left thumb. Butler had the thumb wrapped heavily Sunday. He didn't practice with the team, but he was taking...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  4. Final dress rehearsal looms for Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If he has even the slightest spare minute of time, the sense is that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will use it to figure out a way to make his team better. So if there is court time available and another NBA team sitting at the benc...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  5. Lottery criticism too much of a gamble

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The NBA voted down the plan to restructure the league's draft lottery, and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau elected not to gamble with his own money. Asked about the vote to not change the current lottery system, which some point to as...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  6. Thibs forced to consider minutes limits

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau will not commit to a minutes restriction plan for any of his players, especially when there still is a week of preparation time remaining before the regular season begins. Yet, with Derrick Rose re...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  7. Thibs prepared if Butler can't go in opener

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago Bulls continue to operate on the premise that Jimmy Butler will need a week for his left thumb injury to heal, coach Tom Thibodeau will move forward as if he won't have one of his top defenders for the season opener. B...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  8. Thibs ready to shift into regular-season mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- By coach Tom Thibodeau's timetable, the last of the Chicago Bulls' preseason games will take place Sunday night at the United Center against the Charlotte Hornets. Sure, two more unofficial games remain before the team's season opener a...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  9. Rose doesn't share Thibodeau's panic mode

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Unlike his coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose is not anywhere near hitting the preparation panic button as Chicago Bulls preseason hits its second week. Thibodeau continues to put his team through a heavy workload, concerned that a squad...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  10. Pau Gasol sits with back tightness

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- New Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol missed practice Tuesday with tightness in his back, but his injury was not deemed to be serious. The 34-year-old veteran, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, did play 24 minutes as the star...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. Bulls refining an underdog mentality

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers matchup in the Eastern Conference finals has been a foregone conclusion for some time now, essentially since the Brooklyn Nets stumbled out of the gate and the Chicago Bulls lost Derrick Rose less than...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  12. Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls participates in drills

    Doug Padilla

    Tentative about starting more Derrick Rose rumors, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said the former MVP has started to participate in non-contact drills during team practices, while also making it clear that there will be no comeback this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  13. Bulls feel good in advance of Thunder

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- For all the criticism that coach Tom Thibodeau gets for running his players into the ground with heavy playing time, the Chicago Bulls are about as healthy as they can hope to be at this time of the season. Of course, Derrick Rose is st...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  14. Choppy guard play only helps doom Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- On a night when Marquis Teague was the best Chicago Bulls guard, the results were predictable. Faced with the challenge of the Detroit Pistons' menacing inside game, led by Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, the Bulls were goin...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  15. Bulls find a game plan to believe in

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. - Attacking the inside with athletic big men is not only a strategy the Chicago Bulls will use against the Miami Heat, it figures to be the blueprint for winning games moving forward. In the wake of another Derrick Rose season-endi...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  16. James shocked at latest Rose injury

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Thursday night's matchup at the United Center, which had the potential to include the past two players to win an MVP award, won't come off as planned. And the Miami Heat's LeBron James is not too thrilled about it. The Chicago Bulls' De...

    Blog | December 05, 2013