Both players are ill.
Butler has a strained right shoulder.
The Bulls are “hopeful” that Dunleavy can return.
The Bulls are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
One after another, teams trotted into rowdy Oracle Arena the past two months confident they could cool off the NBA’s hottest team on their home floor. It took 113 points, 53 minutes and one big shot from a former MVP to finally make it happen.
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.