The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.
Hinrich is dealing with a left hamstring strain.
Hinrich was injured in a win against the Raptors on Monday.
Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.
Derrick Rose played a season-high 37 minutes in a loss Tuesday.
Derrick Rose is testing his strained hamstring in morning shootaround.
Step right up, Aaron Brooks — you’re about to get big minutes.
Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.
Joakim Noah didn’t finish Saturday’s game because of a minutes restriction.
Bulls over the Spurs in the NBA Finals? You heard it from David Schuster first.
“He’s our guy” late in games, Kirk Hinrich says of Derrick Rose.
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.
Jimmy Butler’s been great, but Chicago’s second five has struggled mightily.
“We need to get an edge,” Tom Thibodeau says. “We don’t have an edge right now.”
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will have a challenge divvying up minutes — if he relies on his bench.
“It’s a learning process,” Doug McDermott says.
Kirk Hinrich returned to Chicago because he loves the city and the team.
Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Mike Dunleavy, Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah got the nod Tuesday.
Kirk Hinrich will be relied upon for backcourt depth.
The 2014-’15 Bulls roster has nearly taken full shape.