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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. Late chances off the mark for Hinrich

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - With the season hanging in the balance Tuesday at United Center, Chicago Bulls point guard Kirk Hinrich first couldn't muster any heroics, and then he couldn't handle the basics. Late in regulation, Hinrich had two looks at long-range ju...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  13. Bulls' balance is a reason to smile

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There were no idle hands Friday as the Chicago Bulls made sure everybody was involved. Seven players scored in double figures during a 102-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that would have been much easier had the team not lost intere...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Bulls 102, Bucks 90

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls continued their march toward the playoffs Friday with a 102-90 victory over the lowly Milwaukee Bucks. How it happened: The Bulls led it handily throughout, slightly losing focus in the fourth quarter when the Bucks cu...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  15. Portland provides a playoff test for Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- The Chicago Bulls want to use the final nine games of the regular season to test their playoff readiness and the ideal challenge awaits Friday. The Portland Trail Blazers will be at the United Center and the game against the Wes...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  16. Clinching playoff spot won't excite Bulls

    Doug Padilla

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- In baseball, clinching a playoff berth means champagne spraying, beer showers and probably a day off for the starters the following evening as the hangovers settle down. The Chicago Bulls could have clinched an NBA playoff spot ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014