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Kirk Hinrich expected to play as the Chicago Bulls prepare for opener

Kirk Hinrich practiced yesterday, expects to practice today, and will start in the season opener barring any setbacks. If Hinrich were injured for any period of time, the Bulls would really struggle to hold it together until he returns, but they should at least have a fighting chance at making it through November with a positive record if they can remain healthy...

Bulls couldn't have gotten involved in James Harden deal

The trade of James Harden to the Rockets shakes up the power structure of the NBA. On the surface, Kevin Martin seems like a fair replacement for Harden in a scenario where OKC needs to save cash. Martin's one of the few players in the league who scores with high volume and efficiency, much like Harden and has done so without two more dangerous scorers next to him to relieve the pressure...

Thibodeau gets four year extension and other media day goodness

It felt like a black cloud was hanging over media day on the way there. A series of questions on uncompleted extensions, underwhelming off-season moves, and Derrick Rose's ACL. The Bulls pulled a circus trick to turn a potential negative day into a veritable fun fair breaking the news of a four year extension for Tom Thibodeau...

Correcting some of my misconceptions of Bulls flexibility; Lakers land Nash; Howard still in play

I have probably perpetuated some of these myths, but after doing some further information on the Bulls salary cap situation, their flexibility is more limited than I thought. A combination of rules and guarantee dates means the Bulls are a bit more limited in what they can attempt to pull off...

Joakim Noah back to his old self

Joakim Noah back to his old self
Bulls fans have noticed that Joakim Noah's been back to his old self. His shooting percentage is back up, his numbers are back in line with his career averages, and he's affecting wins again...

Latest Bulls trade rumors

Per The Bulls and Bobcats have discussed an 8 player deal that would send Stephen Jackson to the Bulls and James Johnson and Taj Gibson as the key players heading to Charlotte. The Bulls want to keep Taj, but seem willing to pull the trigger if they can’t get OJ Mayo or JR Smith... Read more »

Boozer to return to practice Monday; could play Dec 1st

Per K.C. Johnson: Carlos Boozer said it’s “100 percent” he will participate in Monday’s practice at the Berto Center, his first contact since fracturing the fifth metacarpal on his right hand on Oct. 2. Boozer shot jumpers and lifted weights before Friday’s game against the Nuggets, his second straight day of more intense workouts. “It’s... Read more »

Boozer scheduled to return roughly on Dec 10th or 11th

Carlos Boozer Dec 10th Target return date: Tuesday will mark eight weeks since Carlos Boozer had surgery on his broken right hand, and that’s the optimal target date the power forward said the team doctors have established for him to begin participating in contact drills during practice. But even if Boozer practices Tuesday — which... Read more »

Taj Gibson says he's playing tonight

Per Chuck Swirsky’s twitter: Just recorded pre game interview with Taj Gibson-he plans on playing tonight. Good to see the pinched nerve isn’t worse than feared.  I’m a bit scared that he makes the injury worse, but if it’s close enough to being a judgment call, then that’s a great sign his immediate future. Only... Read more »

More foot issues for Taj Gibson

Per KC Johnson: LOS ANGELES — Taj Gibson didn’t practice Sunday after suffering what he called a pinched nerve in his right foot. Gibson suffered the injury during slide drills at the start of practice and limped out of Staples Center. “It’s real sore,” Gibson said. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to play... Read more »