| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:50 AM
“One of these days,’’ Jimmy Butler was saying between Bulls losses out west last weekend, “we're going to get tired of getting our ass kicked and decide to play defense.’’
Wednesday at Houston would be a good start....
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:05 PM
The applause swelled as fans at Staples Center rose to their feet Thursday, generously welcoming back Pau Gasol and the memories of better times, of moments such as the one shown on the video board of Gasol leaning on the NBA championship trophy after one...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:36 PM
DALLAS — Friendly tip: In case you ever get the chance, do not ask Jimmy Butler anything related to his contract.
A question after Friday night's 102-98 victory against the Mavericks prompted the Bulls swingman to end his interview session....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:22 PM
DALLAS — Early in the third quarter Friday night, Joakim Noah grabbed an offensive rebound — a great sign.
An instant later, Noah had the ball knocked from his hands, giving it back to the Mavericks — a bad sign.
The Bulls center...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:32 PM
The distinction between what coaches say and what they mean has long involved a considerable chasm, unless that coach is Gregg Popovich.
So, for what it's worth, consider the words of Hornets coach Steve Clifford before Wednesday's game against the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:16 AM
The final result from Cleveland on Monday night: Cavaliers 108, Bulls brain-dead.
And you might want to check their hearts while you’re at it.
That’s six losses in eight games. That’s five straight opponents scoring more than 100...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:02 PM
It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents.
Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival.
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Derrick Rose is not one to gloat, but he could not contain himself after nailing a jumper Tuesday night that all but clinched the Bulls' stirring 99-91 victory over the Wizards.
"I never celebrate," he said. "My emotions just came...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 7:28 AM
I know it’s early in the season, and I know that only the playoffs matter -- heck, only June matters -- but goodness, Derrick Rose looks like Derrick Rose.
Finally. Rose finally looks like the guy he continually said he would be – said he...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 7:42 PM
At some point in the next month, somebody close to Derrick Rose needs to pull the Bulls star aside and make him realize more than a playoff run hinges on his return.
Rose’s legacy hangs in the balance too.
Nothing Rose said Monday at the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:57 PM
You’d think I would hear about Derrick Rose sightings around town more often. The former NBA MVP is the most recognizable athlete in Chicago along with the Bears’ Jay Cutler and Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane. Rose, however, manages to keep...