Archive for January 2011

Joakim Noah gets cast off, return likely to come after All-Star break

Per Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago: DEERFIELD, Ill. — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is getting the cast taken off his right hand on Monday, and he’ll begin traveling with the team. Coach Tom Thibodeau believes Noah can begin non-contact drills on Tuesday — although he spent time after practice on Monday working with Bulls... Read more »

Bulls improve to 33-14, roll past Pacers 110-89

Although the score board at game’s end showed 110-89 in the Chicago Bulls’ favor, make no mistake about it: the Indiana Pacers played the Bulls tough. Until the 4th quarter that is. The Bulls outscored the Pacers 33-17 in the 4th quarter, getting whatever they want offensively and shutting down an isolation-heavy Pacers offense. Still... Read more »

Derrick Rose 'more than likely' to play tonight vs. Magic

Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: A subdued Derrick Rose said it’s “more than likely” that he would play Friday night against the Orlando Magic despite battling two stomach ulcers. Rose said he would be a gametime decision as he continues to battle fatigue from lack of eating. “I’ll have to see when I... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose named NBA Eastern Conference All-Star starter

Per the Official Release from the NBA: Joining Howard in the Eastern Conference starting lineup at forward are the Miami Heat’s LeBron James (2,053,011), the 2006 and 2008 All-Star Game MVP, and the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire (1,674,995). The starters for the East at guard are the Heat’s Dwyane Wade (2,048,175), last year’s All-Star... Read more »

Derrick Rose misses practice, Noah "two steps away", and Carlos Boozer deals with affair charge

Per Staff Report – Chicago Tribune: The Bulls’ Derrick Rose missed practice on Wednesday with what the team called “flu-like symptoms.” Rose, who has been bothered by a sore back, stayed home, while the rest of the team practiced at the Berto Center. The Bulls had Tuesday off and don’t play again until Friday, when... Read more »

Bulls' three days off is good news for Derrick Rose

Per Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago: CHICAGO — Derrick Rose is battling another injury but, as usual, he continues to play through it. “My back is killing me right now,” he said after the Bulls’ 92-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at the United Center. The good news is the Bulls have... Read more »

Chicago Bulls midseason report card and more

At 30-14, the Chicago Bulls have just passed the midseason point in the 2010-11 NBA season. I know, this isn’t the halfway point of the season, but the talk around the team is still similar. Derrick Rose is a monster, Carlos Boozer is a double-double machine, Luol Deng continues to play his role, and Joakim... Read more »

Carlos Boozer ready to go for Saturday vs Cavs barring a setback

Per Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune: Carlos Boozer has been cleared for takeoff. Almost. “The ankle is feeling pretty good,” he said after Friday’s Bulls practice. So does that mean he’ll play Saturday against Cleveland? Asked to put his status in NFL injury terms, Boozer passed on whether he’d be listed as “probable.” “I... Read more »

Bulls win ugly over the Mavericks 82-77

Everything about tonight’s game was just about ugly. The stats especially. But the Chicago Bulls, as they have several times the past few weeks, found a way to win an ugly one over the Dallas Mavericks at the United Center. The Bulls, improving to 29-14, got solid performances from several players, but besides star guard... Read more »

Are the Chicago Bulls back in the 'Melo sweepstakes?

Per K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: A league source confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report that Carmelo Anthony’s camp has engaged the Bulls’ camp in the seemingly never-ending trade talks with the Nuggets. However, the talks — which the Bulls, according to sources, always monitored and stayed involved in — never have progressed past where... Read more »