Nikola Mirotic

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

Nikola Mirotic. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

McCaffrey: Rookies Provide Spark For Bulls

Doug McDermott shined early, and Nikola Mirotic had a big second half.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

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

Chicago's Doug McDermott drives around Washington's Kris Humphries on Monday night. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: 5 Takeaways From Bulls’ Preseason Opener

Nikola Mirotic sparkled, and Jimmy Butler’s still not thinking about his contract.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

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

Nikola Mirotic, right. (Getty Images)

Noah: Mirotic Is Bulls’ ‘Secret Weapon’

“He adds a lot more than just being a great shooter,” Joakim Noah says.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

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

Bulls center Nazr Mohammed. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bulls Re-Sign C Nazr Mohammed

Mohammed will likely serve as Chicago’s fifth big man.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2014

Kevin Love. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: T’Wolves Only Discussing Love Trade With Cavs

Those around the NBA believe it’s inevitable that Kevin Love ends up in Cleveland.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Doug McDermott. (Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Forman: McDermott ‘A Fit With This Team In The Long Term’

“If we feel there’s opportunity, we’ll always explore it,” Bulls GM Gar Forman says.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson. (Getty Images)

Paxson: We’re Not Sacrificing Defense

The Bulls will have more options but don’t plan to alter their identity.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2014

Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

Gasol Comes To Chicago Championship Dreaming

The Bulls view Pau Gasol as a unique facilitator and finisher they haven’t had in years past.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2014

Nikola Mirotic. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernstein: What If Mirotic Is Great?

If he fulfills his promise, Nikola Mirotic will change the equation for the Bulls.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2014

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

Kevin Love. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

AP Source: Timberwolves, Warriors Restart Love Trade Talks

Will Golden State include Klay Thompson in a deal? That’s the big question.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Pau Gasol. (Getty Images)

‘Instinct’ Told Gasol To Choose Bulls

“Nothing is guaranteed wherever you sign,” Pau Gasol says. “I’m happy with my choice.”

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Anthony Randolph. (Getty images)

Bulls Trade Randolph To Clear More Cap Space

Anthony Randolph’s stay in Chicago was short-lived.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

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

more