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Rose suffered a sprained left ankle Monday but didn’t seem overly concerned by it.
“Certain games, I’m going to have it,” Rose says. “Other games, I’m not.”
Jimmy Butler stepped up like the max-contract player the Bulls needed him to be Friday.
The Bulls’ lack of intensity Saturday left coach Fred Hoiberg fed up.
It was the Derrick Rose show in the fourth quarter.
Fred Hoiberg has made a change after his team’s poor performance Tuesday.
The Bulls held on for a 92-87 win as Derrick Rose was big on the pass and conservative on the shooting.
Nikola Mirotic impressed, and Jimmy Butler came up with a big defensive play late.
Will Nikola Mirotic start at power forward for the Bulls? Signs are pointing that way.
The Bulls were “really encouraged” by Rose’s workout Tuesday, coach Fred Hoiberg said.
The Bulls envision McDermott adding a scoring punch to their second unit.
Chicago has allowed at least 112 points in three preseason games.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg preaches spacing, and he gets it with Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic on the floor.
Jimmy Butler is intent on being the Bulls’ leader and driving force.
“I feel great,” Noah says after knee issues slowed him in 2014-’15.
Rose underwent surgery Wednesday on an orbital fracture.
Health is once again a big worry, and opportunity awaits Doug McDermott and Niko Mirotic.
Rose says he wants to remain in Chicago, but he’s zeroed in on nabbing his fair share of money in a changing financial landscape.
“We don’t feel like there’s going to be any distraction,” Forman says.
Chicago will open the season against Cleveland on Oct. 27.