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Butler Questionable for Road Trip

Bulls Insider Sam Aggrey reported this afternoon that Jimmy Butler did not practice today and his status for the Bulls’ upcoming road trip is uncertain. During last night’s game, Butler left during the third quarter but ended up returning a short time later in the fourth quarter.  After the game Butler mentioned to reporters that […]

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Rose’s return is being hamstrung by hamstrings

During the first quarter of today’s Bulls-Lakers game, ESPN’s Doris Burke reported that Derrick Rose’s hamstrings — and not his surgically-repaired left knee — are delaying his return. Rose has been taking part in full-contact practices for a month and the big “news” on Friday was that he’s been medically cleared to play (although that […]

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And now Taj Gibson is down

The Basketball Gods giveth…and they also taketh away. To wit: The good news of Derrick Rose dunking in warm-ups (click here for video) has been tempered by an injury to somebody else. ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell writes: “An MRI on Taj Gibson’s left knee revealed a sprained MCL on Monday, according to a league source. The […]

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Derrick Rose not returning any time soon

Many people — myself included — suspected Derrick Rose might return from left knee surgery late this month or early next month. That now seems very unlikely. During a Monday interview with USA TODAY Sports, Rose said: “I don’t have a set date [for my return]. I’m not coming back until I’m 110 percent. Who […]

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Bulls-Hawks Preview

Update: Kirk Hinrich (elbow) and Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Carlos Boozer (hamstring) are all out again tonight. Hinrich is expected to be out at least a week with this injury. Taj Gibson, Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler, Rip Hamilton and Nate Robinson are starting for the Bulls, which means extended minutes for Gibson, Deng and […]

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Derrick Rose’s rehab has progressed

Even as the Bulls prepare to face the division rival Indiana Pacers tonight, good news has arrived in the form of Derrick Rose actually sprinting in bursts at practice. But wait. There’s more. There are rumors he could be only weeks away from actually practicing with the rest of the team. According to an unnamed source: […]

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The Bulls are now another man down

Life without Derrick Rose continues for the Chicago Bulls. Now they’ll also be living without Rip Hamilton for the foreseeable future. Hamilton injured his left foot in Saturday night’s 93-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. And although Rip returned to knock down some clutch free throws, it was fairly obvious something was wrong. After the […]

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Derrick Rose is a fast healer

According to his brother and manager Reggie Rose (via ESPNChicago’s Nick Friedell), Derrick Rose’s rehab is going well and ahead of schedule. Said Reggie: “He’s walking without a (brace). He’s way ahead of schedule. It’s just keeping him focused, and we’re not trying to rush him. Basically, just rehab, rehab, rehab. We haven’t put nothing […]

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