| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Amid the civic uncertainty Saturday night over Derrick Rose's basketball future created by the torn ACL in his left knee came hope from the unlikeliest of places: on a mound inside a baseball park six miles south.
At U.S. Cellular Field hours after...
| May 6, 2012
| 1:52 PM
At times, I don’t know how either of these teams could win a game, much less a playoff series.
The Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers offered a painful exhibition of bad shots, bad shot selection, bad defense and bad ball handling.
But someone had to...
| May 5, 2012
| 5:49 AM
Tom Thibodeau said the Bulls have to play to their strengths, and I’m wondering, do they have any left?
After that miserable Game 2 of the Bulls’ playoff series with Philadelphia, Luol Deng repeatedly said “Derrick’s not here,&...
| May 10, 2012
| 8:08 AM
So, I’m reading that Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer will have to put up another combined game of 40-plus points and 20-plus rebounds if the Bulls are going to win Game 6 in Philadelphia on Thursday night to force a deciding game at home.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Winning 45 games with 15 starting lineups that didn't include Derrick Rose demonstrated Tom Thibodeau's coaching ability even more than the Bulls posting the NBA's best regular-season record in his each of his first two seasons.
The Bulls did it with...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:22 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Final scores for exhibition games matter about as much as the previous 24 hours on Twitter.
But when the Bulls concluded their slate at 5-2 after Friday's 97-90 victory over the Pacers at Notre Dame's Joyce Center, there were...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 9:37 AM
I know there’s a point to this Bulls season that starts without Derrick Rose.
I’m just not sure what it is.
Nobody on the Bulls can be Rose, and nobody should try. The Bulls can’t win a title without Rose, nor can they do it with him...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of Carlos Boozer’s “quiet the haters’’ life.
The Bulls have no hope of winning the NBA title without Derrick Rose. If they did, why did the team pay him an extra $100 million?
| May 1, 2012
| 7:02 AM
The story of Game 1 between the Bulls and Sixers was, duh, Derrick Rose’s shredding the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, plummeting to the floor, and taking the Bulls’ title hopes with him.
But before that, the story was the...
| May 1, 2012
| 8:01 PM
Derrick Rose drew a standing ovation from the United Center crowd as he hobbled to midcourt to present the game ball to the officials.
Rose, of course, would rather being giving the ball to Carlos Boozer for an easy basket, but not even the magical kid...
| May 2, 2012
| 9:08 AM
I’d like to beat up Carlos Boozer for the Bulls embarrassing loss to Philadelphia in Game 2 of a playoff series that is useless in the big picture and even the small picture. I’d like to beat up Boozer because Boozer is responsible for every...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....