Tag: Mike James

Joakim Noah appears doubtful to return in Bulls' series

Joakim Noah appears doubtful to return in Bulls' series
Barring a miracle, Joakim Noah is most likely not going to return to the Chicago Bulls during the first-round series of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers. The center severely sprained his left ankle during the Bulls’ stunning 79-74 Game 3 loss on Friday night, and he has been in crutches since leaving... Read more »

76ers' Evan Turner the latest foe desiring matchup vs. Bulls

Add Phildelphia 76ers guard Evan Turner to the list of opponents who believe they would be able to topple the Chicago Bulls in a playoff series. The Chicago native made that observation over the weekend when asked about a potential first-round matchup between the Sixers and Bulls, claiming the Miami Heat would be a more... Read more »

Bulls earn East's top seed

While the Chicago Bulls weren’t in action Tuesday night, they secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight season as the Miami Heat lost to the Boston Celtics 78-66. After a 93-83 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, the Bulls improved to 48-16 and lowered their magic number to... Read more »
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Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'

Bulls' Mike James: Thibs 'a true general'
The relationship between Mike James and Tom Thibodeau goes all the way back to the 2004-05 season, when James was a reserve guard for a Houston Rockets team that featured Thibodeau as the lead assistant coach under Jeff Van Gundy. Both James and Thibodeau quickly formed a bond, and the two men still share similar... Read more »

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality

Mike James knows Bulls must elevate physicality
Uncharacteristically, the Chicago Bulls didn’t match their opponent’s level of physicality on Thursday night when they suffered an 83-72 loss to the Miami Heat. The Bulls were punched in the mouth first and failed to retaliate the rest of the game. It all started in the second quarter when James Jones shoved Bulls center Joakim... Read more »

Bulls re-sign Mike James for rest of year

Bulls re-sign Mike James for rest of year
As Derrick Rose continues to improve with his groin injury and is nearing a return, the Chicago Bulls have re-signed Mike James for the rest of the season, his agent, Bernie Lee, told me Thursday morning. The veteran point guard will be at the team’s shootaround on Thursday and available in that night’s nationally televised game... Read more »
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Derrick Rose's return to Bulls not imminent

Derrick Rose's return to Bulls not imminent
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose badly wants to return from the groin injury he suffered March 12, but it’s likely that he will miss at least the team’s next two games as he continues to rehabilitate. Coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after Sunday’s practice that Rose has now started to run on a treadmill. However,... Read more »

Bulls' Derrick Rose likely to sit out weekend's action

Bulls' Derrick Rose likely to sit out weekend's action
The Chicago Bulls have already seen Rip Hamilton battle lingering groin issues and miss extended stretches of this season due to the injury. Obviously, they are not about to let that happen to their reigning NBA MVP, Derrick Rose. Rose will most likely not play this weekend when the Bulls close out a six-game homestand... Read more »

Trade deadline passes quietly for the Bulls

Trade deadline passes quietly for the Bulls
Par for the course, the Chicago Bulls did not make an acquisition ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. While general manager Gar Forman talked to the other 29 executives in the league, the Bulls have made it clear all season long that they have supreme confidence in the team as currently constructed.... Read more »
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Bulls re-sign Mike James for a third stint

Bulls re-sign Mike James for a third stint
With a banged-up backcourt heading into Wednesday night’s highly anticipated game against the Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls have signed Mike James for the third time this season. The veteran point guard was at the team’s morning shootaround and will be available when the Bulls take on the Heat, which had been reported here earlier in the... Read more »