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Bulls Injury Update: Joakim Noah's knee issues continue

Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls had minor surgery on his knee last May; He was expected to be perfectly healthy by the beginning of the season but that may not be the case, according to NBA.com.Joakim Noah hopes he won't be limited by his surgically repaired left knee. http://t.co/yx9M9hGETA— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 30, 2014Noah spoke candidly about his injury...
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Why is Tom Thibodeau Limiting Joakim Noah’s Minutes?

Joakim Noah has logged several minutes for the Chicago Bulls. Last season, he started the most games of his career, starting all but two games for the Bulls. With 2,820 minutes logged in 2013-14, and minor knee surgery in the offseason, are Joakim Noah’s knees a bigger problem than we realized? Noah Entered Camp “Panicked” Noah had what was considered ‘minor’ explorative...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose Has the Chicago Bulls Feeling Good

So far the lone bright spot in a very boring (as usual) preseason came last night. In the form of an electric 30 point performance by Derrick Rose against the Cavs achieved by doing whatever he wanted, like old times and that has his teammates feeling really good. Per ESPN. Taj Gibson was feeling nostalgic: “It [brought] up old memories, man,” Bulls power forward Taj Gibson said...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Tim Tebow Try to Baptize Joakim Noah?

In a recent interview with Bill Schulz of the Daily Beast, Joakim Noah was his usual candid self; talking about the fan who showed up in the Bulls’ locker room with a Noah inner thigh tat, getting Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him, and whether or not Tim Tebow tried to baptize him during their time together in college. Here are just a few of the questions and answers from an insightful...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah thinks Tom Thibodeau should do yoga with him

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has always been known as an intense individual. During the playoffs last season, I thought Thibodeau was going to blow a gasket after seeing how red his face was. His coaching staff and players have come to expect that intensity from their head coach. But there is one player who thinks his coach should do some relaxing exercises with him...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah wants Tom Thibodeau to do yoga with him

In terms of interesting people on the Chicago Bulls roster, you have to note that center Joakim Noah would be near the top of the list. Recently, Noah sat down for an interview for The Daily Beast and discussed a myriad of subjects from his time at the University of Florida to growing up in New York to being invited to the White House. When the interview questions went in the direction...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Injury Update: Mike Dunleavy will likely return Sunday against Hornets

The Chicago Bulls enter Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a 3-2 record on the preseason. One area the Bulls are looking to improve upon heading into the season is the offense which ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game. On the injury front, Mike Dunleavy should be ready for the game today following an injury on Thursday which caused him to miss the game against...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler hits preseason game-winner, gets premature Michael Jordan comparison

Thursday, Jimmy Butler scored 29 points on 8-for-14 shooting and 12-for-16 shooting from the foul line in 30-plus minutes. His game-winning 3-pointer sent the United Center into a frenzy and even got Tom Thibodeau pumped. Of course, why were the starters playing in the fourth quarter against the Hawks’ second unit in the fourth quarter? Thibs’ methods are quite mysterious. Really...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler hits preseason game-winner, gets premature Michael Jordan comparison

Thursday, Jimmy Butler scored 29 points on 8-for-14 shooting and 12-for-16 shooting from the foul line in 30-plus minutes. His game-winning 3-pointer sent the United Center into a frenzy and even got Tom Thibodeau pumped. Of course, why were the starters playing in the fourth quarter against the Hawks’ second unit in the fourth quarter? Thibs’ methods are quite mysterious. Really...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Criticism Needs to Stop

With a 205-107 record over the course of his four-year head coach career, Tom Thibodeau deserves very little, if any, criticism when it comes to his coaching. If that doesn’t do it for you, how about his 20+ years of assistant coaching experience and 2010-11 Coach of the Year award. Thibs Knows What He’s Doing While he may seem stubborn at times, Thibs knows what he’s doing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose 'Numb' To Thibodeau's Quest For Perfection

Derrick Rose isn't upset with Tom Thibodeau's criticism of the Chicago Bulls, but he also doesn't agree with it. “Not at all,’’ Rose said. “Everybody has their own opinion. As a coach, his standards are going to be high, very high, just knowing who he is. For the team, all we can do is get better every day, get the most out of every day and try to get better individually...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Time For Marc Trestman And Tom Thibodeau To Grow Mustaches

It’s unclear if anybody told head coaches Marc Trestman or Tom Thibodeau, but to win championships in Chicago, they will need a good mustache. Mike Ditka Discovered The Tradition In the 1980s Think that idea is crazy?  Certainly sounds like it but consider this.  No Chicago sports franchise has successfully won a championship since the 1980s without a head coach who sports a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls News: Pau Gasol becoming a defensive force in the post

Forward Pau Gasol scored only nine points in the Chicago Bulls 110-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. However, he did block another four shots, giving him a total of 12 block shots in four preseason games. Like many coach Tom Thibodeau disciples, Gasol has embraced defense and could become a force inside the paint.Image by Antonio Zugaldia, via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bulls Preseason Player Rankings

At the midway point of the 2014 preseason Bulls fans have witnessed a bit of ups, a bit of downs, but mostly ups if you’re looking at the right things. Derrick Rose seems to have barely lost a step and his shot has improved greatly compared to the sample received from his involvement with Team USA this past summer. Most importantly though, he is playing smart. It’s no secret...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibodeau Wants Bulls To Get Into Mind-Set Like Spurs

Tom Thibodeau is looking for his core players to get in a mindset similar to the San Antonio Spurs. In the two preseason games the Spurs played overseas last week, veteran Tim Duncan played 33 and 35 minutes, while Tony Parker played 35 and 36. ‘‘I’m watching San Antonio, and they’re going after it,’’ Thibodeau said. ‘‘Parker, Duncan, they’re playing huge minutes...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol, Bulls Believe He Can Thrive Defensively In Thibodeau's System

Pau Gasol believes the Chicago Bulls' system on defense will maximize his attributes on that end of the floor. The Bulls won't have Gasol guarding "stretch four" forwards on the perimeter and will allow him to use his length to defend the rim. "I've always been more of an offensive-minded player," Gasol said. "But my shot blocking I think always...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thibs: Gasol could be great defender

Pau Gasol might have known before he signed with the Chicago Bulls this summer that Tom Thibodeau is wired a little differently than most coaches, but over the first two weeks of training camp the veteran big man is seeing first-hand just how big those difference can be. Thibodeau always wants more from his players and never seems to be satisfied. In Saturday's latest example...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls News: Coach Tom Thibodeau 'concernced' despite win

On Saturday night, the Chicago Bulls finally won their first preseason game with a 91-85 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Derrick Rose looked good with 16 points in 22 minutes. Pau Gasol and Jimmy Butler sealed the game, combining 38 points and 18 rebounds. Despite the team effort, coach Tom Thibodeau feels the Bulls could be better.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsPrior...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s the Biggest Piece to a Bulls Playoff Run?

With Derrick Rose back, many Chicago Bulls fans and analysts alike think he’ll be the key to a deep playoff run. While Rose will play a big role on this year’s Bulls team, there is another player who means even more to this team’s championship hopes. So Many Options What makes this year’s Chicago Bulls team so dangerous this season is that they have multiple players who can...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite possibilites, Bulls' Thibodeau feels no added pressure

Without Derrick Rose the past two seasons, there was an apparent ceiling on the Bulls’ potential, dictating how good they could be. Chicago never lost its defensive moxie thanks to Joakim Noah and it did reach the postseason both years – that, despite trading Luol Deng less than halfway into last season. Despite the never-ending effort, it just couldn’t compete on the offensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Taj Gibson Pokes Fun At Thibs’ Tough Practices

It’s no secret that Chicago Bulls head coach, Tom Thibodeau, runs tough practices. What’s even better is when one of his players takes to twitter to poke fun at his coach. That’s exactly what Taj Gibson did when he posted this tweet and vine to commentate on Thibs’ practice session. Practice practice practice and a lot of let's go let's go let's go!!!” https...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Two Rookies Break Into Tom Thibodeau’s Rotation?

Tom Thibodeau has always been known as a stickler when it comes to playing rookies, but this season it seems like he’d be nuts not to let the new guys get some court time if the Chicago Bulls want to compete for an NBA title. Tom Thibodeau’s Rookie Track Record Over the course of his four-year career with the Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau has had five rookies come through his...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls Rumors: Coach Tom Thibodeau impressed with rookie Doug McDermott

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau is known to be a defensive-minded leader. Since coming to the Bulls in 2010, his teams haven't finished outside of the top-3 in scoring defense. However, he knows when a player is more than a defensive stopper. Doug McDermott's "work and preparation," according to Thibodeau, are what will make him an effective rookie this upcoming...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Chicago Bulls’ Rotation

Does Tom Thibodeau already have his Chicago Bulls’ rotation set? It certainly seems that way. If you have watched any of the Bulls’ basketball being played thus far you know who is going to play some significant minutes for them. From the starters at the opening tip, to the substitution patterns, Coach Thibodeau has somehow […] The post Predicting the Chicago Bulls’ Rotation...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Thibodeau Applauds McDermott’s Swag

Doug McDermott is one of those players that always feels like he’s hot. The rookies mentality resembles that of Kobe Bryant. Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau admires McDermott’s confidence.  “I know where confidence comes from,” Thibodeau said. “Work and preparation. What do we call it now? Swag. We called it confidence back in the day. Where does it come from? People say...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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