Kirk Hinrich

Bulls guard Derrick Rose, right. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: In Rose, Bulls Get Their Closer Back

“He’s our guy” late in games, Kirk Hinrich says of Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2014

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 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

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

Westerlund: Thibodeau Sending Early Message To His Bulls

“We need to get an edge,” Tom Thibodeau says. “We don’t have an edge right now.”

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

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

Bulls rookie wing Doug McDermott. (Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Defense May Be McDermott’s Ticket To Playing Time

“It’s a learning process,” Doug McDermott says.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2014

Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Schuster: Hinrich Bullish On Bulls’ Revamped Roster

Kirk Hinrich returned to Chicago because he loves the city and the team.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

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 guard Kirk Hinrich. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls Announce Signings Of Hinrich, Bairstow

Kirk Hinrich will be relied upon for backcourt depth.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Kirk Hinrich, right. (Getty Images)

Report: Hinrich, Mirotic To Join Bulls

The 2014-’15 Bulls roster has nearly taken full shape.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2014

Carmelo Anthony. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bulls Casting Wide Net In Free Agency As They Wait On Anthony

Chicago is casting a wide net in the free agent market, but it all depends on Carmelo Anthony.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

Reports: Bulls Expressing Interest In Gasol

Chicago has been working the phonelines with many free agents already.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Getty Images)

Vote: How Long Will Bulls-Wizards Series Go?

Chicago trails the series 2-0 entering Friday’s Game 3.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2014

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

D.J. Augustin. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Augustin On Future With Bulls: ‘I Would Love To Be Back’

It’s no longer about if D.J. Augustin is wanted. It’s about how much someone will pay.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2014

Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics and Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls fight for position following a free-throw in the second half during the game at TD Garden on March 30, 2014 in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bulls Topple Celtics 107-102

D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls held off the slumping Boston Celtics 107-102 on Sunday night.

03/30/2014

Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge drives on Chicago's Joakim Noah. (Getty Images)

Westerlund: Game Puts Bulls Back In Their Place

When shots aren’t falling within the system, there’s little to no recourse for the Bulls.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2014

Kirk Hinrich, left. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Hinrich, Trapping Bulls Defense Stymie Curry

Chicago used “contained traps” to force Steph Curry into a season-worst performance.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

Joakim Noah boxes out Robert Sacre  of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Gibson, Noah Lead Bulls To 92-86 Win Over Lakers

Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls held off the stubborn Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sunday after nearly blowing a 19-point lead.

02/09/2014

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors shoots a free throw against the Chicago Bulls on February 6, 2014 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors To 102-87 Win Over Bulls

Stephen Curry finished with 34 points and nine assists, Klay Thompson scored 22 points and the undermanned Warriors rallied to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-87 Thursday night.

02/07/2014

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