Nikola Mirotic

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, right. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls’ Words Don’t Tell Whole Story

The Bulls are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nikola Mirotic Will Play In Rising Stars Challenge

A rookie, Mirotic is averaging 7.8 points for the Bulls.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the game-winning basket over Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in overtime at ORACLE Arena on January 27, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rose’s Shot Lifts Bulls Over Warriors 113-111 In Overtime

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.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2015

Pau Gasol, left, and Joakim Noah. (Getty Images)

Statistical Look At The Bulls’ Big Man Pairings

Tom Thibodeau has a lot of options in his frontcourt.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2015

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Health Concerns Cloud Bulls’ Opportunity

The Bulls are set up to make a real run for the first time in the Thibodeau era, if they stay healthy.

670 The Score–01/11/2015

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, right. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Westerlund: Options Are Endless For The Bulls

Chicago closed on Monday with a frontcourt that stood 7-foot, 6-foot-11 and 6-foot-10.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2015

Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Thibodeau On Mirotic-At-SF Experiment: ‘Good And Bad’

Twice in the past three games, Nikola Mirotic has seen playing time at small forward.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2015

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

Westerlund: Bulls Blossoming On Offense

“It’s a different way he’s letting us play,” Derrick Rose says of Tom Thibodeau.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

Bulls rookie forward Nikola Mirotic. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

McCaffrey: Mirotic Shines Late For Bulls

“I don’t want him to overthink things,” Tom Thibodeau says of Nikola Mirotic. “He’s very good.”

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

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

Bernstein: Thibodeau Already Pushing Too Hard

So much for the agreement forged between Tom Thibodeau and his bosses.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Derrick Rose, foreground, and Joakim Noah, background. (Jordan Johnson/NBAE/Getty Images)

Schuster: 2014-’15 NBA Playoff Predictions

Bulls over the Spurs in the NBA Finals? You heard it from David Schuster first.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

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

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

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