| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:45 AM
HOUSTON — Fourth-year pro Jimmy Butler had come home to play before, but never as an All-Star. And never with so much of the spotlight directed at his 6-foot-7 frame.
Before the Bulls' Wednesday morning shootaround, he reminded an area reporter...
| 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 26, 2015
| 6:04 AM
Jeff Van Gundy is right: Bulls management has undermined coach Tom Thibodeau.
Van Gundy made that comment and several others while working the Bulls-Mavericks game on ESPN on Friday night, painting a picture of a devious front office.
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 8:59 PM
There was talk of Kobe Bryant before the game. And Michael Jordan.
That speaks to the outrageous level of Russell Westbrook's play. The Thunder guard is the ultimate playmaker, a man who determines how nearly every possession will go.
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline.
After an 11-month battle with leukemia, he planned on an orange selection for TNT&...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Everything about the Bulls revolves around Derrick Rose. Still.
The way everything about the Cavaliers revolves around LeBron James and everything about the Thunder revolves around Kevin Durant. That's the way it works in the NBA galaxy; superstars...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:17 PM
July 15, 2014, was a good day in Bulls history. It was the day a good 90 percent of loyal fans (give or take) hoped and prayed for. On that day, the Bulls finally amnestied Carlos Boozer.
In summer 2010, many Bulls fans held their breath and waited to...