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Noah on the team coming together: "It’s getting better every day & that’s encouraging. ... Chemistry is probably the most important thing."
Joakim Noah: "It’s always exciting when the season is starting. To play in front of my family and friends where I grew up is special too."
Jimmy Butler on if he’ll play vs. Knicks: “I don’t know. I feel better. I’ll put some ice on it and see how it feels in the morning.”
Thibodeau on D Rose: "He has been putting a lot of extra work in at night. And it’s showing in his game."
Thibodeau indicated Rose and Noah will play similar minutes to end of preseason (both approx. 32 minutes vs. Timberwolves).
Thibs: "I don’t want to undersell how important Taj Gibson is to our team. He had a great camp. He’ll be ready to go. That’s a big plus."
Thibodeau on Butler: "He has to be able to play. He does a lot of other things besides shoot the ball. We’ll see. We have more than enough."
Per Tom Thibodeau, Jimmy Butler (left thumb) did not practice Tuesday. Status for the opener in New York on Wednesday is to be determined.
Phil Jackson on @paugasol: "He’s the guy who made all the difference in the world for the team in Los Angeles." bit.ly/10wUium
ICYMI, Sam Smith spoke with Phil Jackson about a Bulls-Knicks rivalry revival, his former teams & his current one: bit.ly/10wUium
Doug Collins: Though the core is intact, Bulls are a very different team (via @SamSmithHoops) bit.ly/1wDuNRX pic.twitter.com/JVaEK7lMlX
Excited for our season opener? Stop by @BubCityChi for an official Chicago Bulls road watch party this Wed. night! pic.twitter.com/eYHEfjsXIr
By exercising @TonySnell20’s option, he will be under contract with the Bulls for the 2015-16 season.
The Bulls announced today the team has exercised its third-year option for the 2015-16 season for guard Tony Snell. pic.twitter.com/62toD4IgLM
Gibson on practicing against Noah, starters: "It's good for basketball & it's good for us. We need that mentality to push each other."
Gibson on playing in NY for the opener: "It's going to be a loud and crazy atmosphere. We've got to go in there and handle our business."
Gibson likens this year's team to Bulls that made East finals in 2011: "We've got the potential. We've just got to put the work in."
Gibson: "We're looking forward to taking the next step & showing we're one of those teams that want to compete in late April & late June."
Thibodeau on Wednesday's opener against the Knicks: "They're tough. They've got a lot of weapons. They're big and they can shoot."
Thibodeau on Butler (left thumb sprain): "Jimmy's a little better. He did a little more shooting. We'll see where he is tomorrow."
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East doesn't meet West quite yet, but an early look at the conferences for 2014-15. bit.ly/12RyYAB
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. @SamSmithHoops takes an early look at how the NBA's regular season races could play out: bit.ly/12RyYAB pic.twitter.com/RrqcTzPfiV
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30 years ago today, Michael Jordan made his @nba debut with the Chicago Bulls
30 years ago today, Michael Jordan made his @NBA debut. Historical perspective via Sam Smith bit.ly/1wzpyTp pic.twitter.com/q2POGmUH5K
#Repost @adidashoops D Rose enjoying time with fans earlier today in Chicago while celebrating the release of the #DRose5 #Boost.
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Bulls close 4-4 preseason with 113-112 loss but Rose keeps progressing, writes @SamSmithHoops: bit.ly/1wwLoGU pic.twitter.com/0VWzrRKsUu
Rose scored 27, but Bulls couldn't withstand a late rally from Minnesota, falling 113-112: bit.ly/1z62AYm pic.twitter.com/yEs47AbzzK
Bulls fall to Timberwolves 113-112 in the preseason finale. #MINvsCHI
Rose 3 gets Bulls within a basket, down 111-109 with 10.7 seconds left. Timberwolves ball. #MINvsCHI
Timberwolves (11-0 run) back in this game. It's now a one point lead for the Bulls, 104-103, with 2:54 left in regulation. #MINvsCHI
Bulls, up 104-94 with 5:22 left in the 4th, trying to close out the preseason at 5-3. #MINvsCHI
Noah (15) and Gibson (10) are outrebounding the entire Timberwolves team 25-24. Noah also has 6 points and 8 assists. #MINvsCHI
Nice play run for McDermott to open 4th quarter with Noah finding him for driving score. McDermott much more than just spotup shooter
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At the end of 3, Bulls up 91-83 over Timberwolves in St. Louis. Five players in double digits for Chicago (43-24 rebounding edge). #MINvsCHI
Bulls lead 84-78 late in the 3rd. Rose with a game-high 24 points (11-18 FG), while Dunleavy has added 14. #MINvsCHI
Job well done by the first unit in this 3rd quarter, outscoring Timberwolves 20-11 before Rose and Noah head to the bench. #MINvsCHI
Rose lighting it up again... he's got a game-high 22 points in 21 minutes to go with 4 assists. #MINvsCHI
Timberwolves with 5 points in first 5 minutes of second half after 64-point first half. Someone talked defense at halftime.
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Bulls open 3rd on a 9-2 run to take a 73-66 lead. #MINvsCHI
Video: @JoakimNoah makes the backdoor pass to @drose cutting baseline for the power flush. bit.ly/1tS7jeT #MINvsCHI
Second half in St. Louis with the game tied at 64 is about to get started. Catch the action on @CSNChicago and @ESPN1000. #MINvsCHI
Good news: Bulls put up a gaudy 64 points in the 1st half. Not so good news: They allowed 64. Intermission in St. Louis. #MINvsCHI
Timberwolves lead by a bucket, 54-52, with 4:48 left in the half. Rose (11) and Gibson (10) in double figures for Chicago. #MINvsCHI
Down by 10 in the first, Bulls now within one, 43-42, with 8:57 left in the half. Brooks has 8 off the bench. #MINvsCHI
After a quarter in St. Louis, Bulls trail Timberwolves 35-31. Minnesota 62% from the field & 71% from 3. Chicago: 9 turnovers. #MINvsCHI