“I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line,” Gasol says.
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.”
Chicago used a late first-half run to get back in the game before taking control in the fourth quarter.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau will have a challenge divvying up minutes — if he relies on his bench.
Nikola Mirotic sparkled, and Jimmy Butler’s still not thinking about his contract.
“It’s a learning process,” Doug McDermott says.
From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.
Those around the NBA believe it’s inevitable that Kevin Love ends up in Cleveland.
“If we feel there’s opportunity, we’ll always explore it,” Bulls GM Gar Forman says.
The inclusion of Doug McDermott could change the dynamic.
The Bulls view Pau Gasol as a unique facilitator and finisher they haven’t had in years past.
Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit will be wiped off the 2014-’15 books of Chicago.
Everyone waits impatiently.
Pau Gasol is Plan B for the Bulls if they don’t get Carmelo Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony’s free agent tour is moving quickly.
This is the beginning is something — which the Bulls hope is a big something.
There could come a Kevin Love-vs.-Carmelo Anthony moment of truth for Chicago management.
The Bulls will have their chance to woo Carmelo Anthony to Chicago.
This could be a game-changer if Minnesota desires proven talent, as has been reported.