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Bulls center Pau Gasol. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: What All-Star Pau Gasol Knew About Chicago And The Bulls

Gasol has found fulfillment on and off the court in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Health Concerns Cloud Bulls’ Opportunity

The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.

670 The Score–01/11/2015

Jimmy Butler goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Bulls Intend To Offer Jimmy Butler A Max Deal

Butler’s going to get paid one way or the other after a career year.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2015

Bulls center Pau Gasol, right. (Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pau Gasol Remains 2nd In East Frontcourt All-Star Voting

Gasol is in line to start the All-Star Game on Feb. 15 in New York City.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2015

Jimmy Butler goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Wojnarowski: ‘Don’t See A Scenario’ Where Bulls Let Jimmy Butler Walk

Butler will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Butler Back For Bulls, While Rose Is Probable With Bruised Hip

In an encouraging sign, Derrick Rose went through morning shootaround.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2015

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy Out Against Celtics

Butler is out on bereavement leave, while Dunleavy has a right ankle injury.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2015

Jimmy Butler, left, and Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Rose-Butler Pick-And-Roll Becoming A Weapon For Bulls

“It puts enormous pressure on a defense,” Tom Thibodeau says.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic goes up for a dunk. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Answering Thibodeau’s Call To Sacrifice

“The guys around this locker room, all we worry about is winning,” Jimmy Butler says.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2014

Kobe Bryant. (Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant Lauds Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose

“It’s not an accident,” Bryant says of Butler’s emergence.

CBS Chicago–12/25/2014

Bulls center Pau Gasol, right. (Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gasol 3rd In Frontcourt, Rose 5th Among Guards In Early All-Star Voting

Pau Gasol trails only LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in the frontcourt.

CBS Chicago–12/25/2014

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler elevates for a layup in a win against the Knicks. (Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Jimmy Butler Shines Again

Stardom found Butler, at least for a night, as he scored a career-high 35 points.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Are Stretch Fours The Bulls’ Defensive Kryptonite?

Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Jimmy Butler goes up for a dunk against the Brooklyn Nets. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Jimmy Butler Asked For $14M Per Year In Extension Talks

The Bulls reportedly only anted up to $11 million per season in negotiations.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, left, and big man Pau Gasol. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/ Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls See The Light In A Tough Loss

Chicago has a good thing going with Pau Gasol’s strong play and Derrick Rose healthy.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Boston Celtics on November 28, 2014 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose Nets 21 In Return, Bulls Beat Celtics 109-102

Jimmy Butler hit four free throws late in the game and finished with 22 points, Derrick Rose scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled out a 109-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday.

11/28/2014

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings goes up for a shot against the Chicago Bulls at Sleep Train Arena on November 20, 2014 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cousins, Gay Lead Kings Past Bulls, 103-88

DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and Rudy Gay scored 20 points.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls shoots against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

No Rose, No Gasol, No Problem; Bulls Beat Clippers 105-89

Chicago improved to 8-3 with an impressive road win.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Bulls Take Confidence, Question Marks Out West

Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2014

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Detroit Pistons on November 10, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose Returns, Scores 24 Points As Bulls Beat Pistons 102-91

Chicago improved to 6-2 with the win.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

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