Jimmy Butler

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

NBA GMs Tab Bulls As 3rd-Most Likely To Win Title

Chicago is widely considered the best defensive team in the NBA in a league survey.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Jimmy Butler. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jimmy Butler’s MRI Confirms Sprained Thumb

Butler won’t practice the rest of this week, and his status for the season opener is unclear.

10/21/2014

Kirk Hinrich #12 of the Chicago Bulls passes the ball against the Charlotte Hornets on October 19, 2014 at United Center, Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hinrich Scores 26 Points, Bulls Beat Hornets

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.

10/19/2014

Bulls big man Pau Gasol. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pau Gasol Has Sights On Being In Bulls’ Closing Group

“I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line,” Gasol says.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2014

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

McCaffrey: Relentless Thibodeau Goes (Nearly) All-In On Preseason Game

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Tom Thibodeau.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2014

Bulls wing Jimmy Butler smiles as his teammates celebrate after he hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for an 85-84 win against the Hawks on Thursday at the United Center.  (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Comeback Doesn’t Cover Up Bulls’ Lingering Challenge

Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball against the Denver Nuggets on October 13, 2014 at United Center, Chicago, Illinois. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Bounce Back To Rout Nuggets, 110-90

Chicago used a late first-half run to get back in the game before taking control in the fourth quarter.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against the Milwaukee Bucks during the game on October 11, 2014 at BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Notch First Preseason Win

Pau Gasol scored 20 points, and Jimmy Butler added 18.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

Tom Thibodeau. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schuster: Thibodeau Needs To Relent, Rely On Bench

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will have a challenge divvying up minutes — if he relies on his bench.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2014

Derrick Rose. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images).

Schuster: Rose Aggressive In Preseason Debut

Derrick Rose and Nikola Mirotic were the headliners for Chicago on Monday.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

Jimmy Butler. (Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Butler On Contract Talks With Bulls: ‘I Want To Be Here’

Jimmy Butler and the Bulls are working on a contract extension before the Oct. 31 deadline.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Tom Thibodeau.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thibodeau Reveals Starting Lineup — For The Moment, At Least

Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah got the nod Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Storylines From Bulls Media Day

From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2014

Kevin Love. (Getty Images)

Reports: Bulls Make Offer For Love

The inclusion of Doug McDermott could change the dynamic.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Carlos Boozer. (Getty Images)

Bulls Use Amnesty Provision On Boozer

Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit will be wiped off the 2014-’15 books of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Report: Lakers, Knicks Both Offering Anthony Max Money

Carmelo Anthony’s free agent tour is moving quickly.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

Joakim Noah, left, defends Roy Hibbert. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Noah Named 1st Team All-Defense, While Butler Makes 2nd Team

It’s the second straight year Joakim Noah was named to the all-defensive first team.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

The Wizards' John Wall drives against the Bulls' D.J. Augustin. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bulls Eliminated After 75-69 Loss To Wizards

For the Bulls, a season that unfolded in ways they never envisioned is finally over.

04/29/2014

Joakim Noah, left, grabs a rebound. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Lacking Crunch-Time Closer, Bulls Hit By Reality

There’s only a few tomorrows left for Chicago without a go-to guy late.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives against the Chicago Bulls during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Newly Eliminated Knicks Stop Bulls’ Streak At 7

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.

04/14/2014

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