“It puts enormous pressure on a defense,” Tom Thibodeau says.
Stuck in a slump, Rose scored 13 of his 17 points in the final eight minutes of Thursday’s win.
Twice in the past three games, Nikola Mirotic has seen playing time at small forward.
Rose is last among qualified NBA players in 3-point percentage but shooting a bevy of them.
Hinrich is dealing with a left hamstring strain.
“It’s a different way he’s letting us play,” Derrick Rose says of Tom Thibodeau.
Stardom found Butler, at least for a night, as he scored a career-high 35 points.
“We all feel he’s going to be back to the same guy that he was,” Tom Thibodeau says of Derrick Rose.
“I know where I’m going to be,” Derrick Rose says. “I know how good I am. I’m very confident.”
Tom Thibodeau and Taj Gibson have different takes on Chicago’s defensive troubles.
Chicago’s defense has been largely average this season.
Who cares if Tom Thibodeau can’t sleep at night after seeing his defense. Points are fun.
Taj Gibson is dealing with a sprained ankle; otherwise Chicago is at full strength.
“We’re in this together,” John Paxson says.
Rose’s health struggles remind of some of Chicago’s greatest unfulfilled talent.
A dangerous offense has added a new element to Tom Thibodeau’s squad.
Rose is steal dealing with a strained hamstring.
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has some work to do. He said so himself after a 99-90 loss at home Saturday night against a depleted Indiana team.
Here’s a secret lost in the early season drama: Chicago’s defense has been rather average.
Rose is “a lot better,” but the Bulls are being cautious.