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  1. Bulls upgrade Taj Gibson to questionable

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson, who hasn't played since Nov. 21 at Portland because of a left ankle injury, has been upgraded to questionable for Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors. Gibson participated in practice Frida...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. GMs like Bulls' current/future coaching options

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The NBA's general managers have spoken and the Chicago Bulls are being thought of in high regard for the 2014-15 season. In a poll at NBA.com, the league's general managers were asked about a wide-range of topics, including who will win...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  5. Joakim Noah vows improved rebounding

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Just because it is the preseason does not mean the Chicago Bulls have not taking the results seriously. Red flags have been raised with the team's rebounding as the Bulls have been beaten on the glass 314-312 in seven preseason games. Op...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Healthy Bulls await official starting five

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The run of relative good health has continued for the Chicago Bulls, despite coach Tom Thibodeau's intense preseason regimen. The latest scare came in practice Saturday when forward Nikola Mirotic took a finger to the eye, but he partic...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Thibodeau gets Bulls' attention with surprise practice after back...

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The preseason schedule just started, while the regular season remains three weeks away and Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau felt it was the perfect time to set a hard-working tone. Originally scheduled as an off day, Thibodeau put his ...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  15. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Young Washington Wizards come of age, oust C...

    Doug Padilla

    The inexperienced Wizards -- led by their exciting young guards -- grew up quickly in their first-round series win over the Bulls, writes Doug Padilla.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014
  16. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Randy Wittman says Washington Wizards must b...

    Doug Padilla

    When the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards tip off at the United Center on Tuesday night for what could be the final game of their first-round series, it might not be easy to identify the more desperate team.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2014