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  1. Bulls work on ABCs of better D

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A day after he blasted his team's defensive effort, questioning who wanted to be in the inner circle and who was looking to get out, Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau spoke in more measured terms Tuesday. "The good thing about our team ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  2. Noah trying to smooth his bumpy ride

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Now 2.5 months into a season that followed knee surgery over the summer, Joakim Noah continues to work himself toward full strength. He hasn't been a liability this season, but he clearly hasn't been at his best, either, and while his re...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. Gasol starting to see championship DNA

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Pau Gasol is too savvy a veteran to start predicting a championship run for the Chicago Bulls, yet he does see some similarities between his team this season and those he played on in Los Angeles that were able to raise trophies. "There'...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  4. Rose not worried about shooting 'slump'

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Despite missing nearly two full seasons with knee issues, Derrick Rose does not want to be babied, so he was direct Tuesday when taking about his recent lackluster shooting exhibitions. Going 2-of-15 from the field Dec. 30 against the Br...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. Rose, Noah held out of Bulls practice

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Neither Derrick Rose nor Joakim Noah participated in practice for the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, but both are expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. Coach Tom Thibodeau said both players were "sore" and offe...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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