Chicago is widely considered the best defensive team in the NBA in a league survey.
Butler won’t practice the rest of this week, and his status for the season opener is unclear.
Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting and the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-96 in an exhibition game Sunday night. Pau Gasol added 15 points and 10 rebounds to help the Bulls (4-2) win their fourth straight game.
“I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line,” Gasol says.
The more things change, the more they stay the same for Tom Thibodeau.
Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.
Chicago used a late first-half run to get back in the game before taking control in the fourth quarter.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points, and Jimmy Butler added 18.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will have a challenge divvying up minutes — if he relies on his bench.
Derrick Rose and Nikola Mirotic were the headliners for Chicago on Monday.
Jimmy Butler and the Bulls are working on a contract extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.
Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah got the nod Tuesday.
From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.
The inclusion of Doug McDermott could change the dynamic.
Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit will be wiped off the 2014-’15 books of Chicago.
Carmelo Anthony’s free agent tour is moving quickly.
It’s the second straight year Joakim Noah was named to the all-defensive first team.
For the Bulls, a season that unfolded in ways they never envisioned is finally over.
There’s only a few tomorrows left for Chicago without a go-to guy late.
No longer with any hopes of their own, the Knicks snapped the Bulls’ seven-game winning streak and dropped them back into a tie with Toronto for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with two to play.