Found January 22, 2013 on
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Jimmy Butler did some cross-category damage in his second start for the injured Luol Deng (hamstring).
The Bulls' sophomore swingman scored 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with eight rebounds, four assists and a steal in a whopping 43 minutes. And the Bulls beat the Lakers. Not a bad night at all.
This followed Saturday's 18-point, eight-rebound, three-assist, and three-steal coming out party.
Deng is day-to-day, so this could come to an end at any time. But I wonder if the Bulls will consider moving Rip Hamilton to the bench when Deng returns to keep Butler in the mix.
Butler is owned in 2 percent of leagues. He's worth a deep-league add and possibly more depending on how the Bulls use him in Deng's return.
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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose may participate in full contact practice this week, meaning his return to NBA game action might not be too far off.
For some odd reason, people foolishly believed they could beat Brian Scalabrine one-on-one. Ya know, because he was the goofy white guy that sat at the end of the bench during this NBA career. If you remember, we told you about Scalabrine offering a challenge in Boston about month ago anyone who wanted to play him, with the intention of completely obliterating them once he got them...
ESPN Chicago first reported the injury timetable for Derrick Rose’s possible return in February. Rose will be ready for full contact practice by the end of the week, coach Thibodeau revealed.
The Bulls have fared well without their MVP player, and are currently locked in at the 5th seed tied with the Brooklyn Nets. Rose participated in some ‘light’ practice today, which comes...
Luol Deng will miss Monday's game with the Los Angeles Lakers. Deng missed Saturday's game with a hamstring injury; he's day-to-day.
Jimmy Butler filled in with a Deng-esque line: 18 points (5-13 FG, 8-8 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and
three steals. Look for him to continue starting while Deng is out.
Butler is owned in 2 percent of Yahoo leagues. He...
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Former NBA player and coach Bill Cartwright has been hired as coach of the Osaka Evessa in Japan's professional basketball league.
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Jimmy Butler played all but two minutes in the Bulls' win over Detroit Wednesday.
And Luol Deng's understudy filled up the stat sheet: 18 points (6-14 FG, 5-6 FT), a 3-pointer, nine rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
With Deng out with a hamstring injury, Butler has taken advantage of the extra play time:
January 21: 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT), eight...
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Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 on Monday night.
Belinelli came up big in the closing minutes, scoring eight points during an 18-4 run that broke a 75-75 tie and sent the Lakers to their ninth loss in 11 games.
He started it by hitting two free throws...
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The Chicago Bulls, in contrast, have mostly held their own, but coach Tom Thibodeau was anything but pleased with their latest effort.
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