3:47 AM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014
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Bulls vs. Timberwolves final score: Chicago blows 13-point 4th-quarter lead in preseason finale

Derrick Rose had another strong game, but the Bulls' offense went into a slumber in the fourth quarter and they dropped their preseason finale. The Bulls and Wolves played a preseason game in St. Louis for some reason, and the game turned out about as weird as the location. Chicago had a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter with its regulars on the floor against Minnesota's reserves, but the Wolves came storming back to steal a 113-112 victory. I was all ready to be super excited about Derrick Rose's performance, and for the most part, it was really good. Rose finished with 27 points on...

Rose's performance brings joy to locker room

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The most noticeable part of Derrick Rose's 30-point explosion was the impact it had on the rest of his teammates. The Chicago Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night, but you wouldn't have guessed it from the smiles that lit up their faces while they talked about Rose performing at the highest level again. They watched as Rose drove to the rim and knocked down jumper after jumper in the first half. They nodded in appreciation as Rose's cuts opened up the floor for everybody else.
Plain Dealer Oct 20, 2014

LeBron James, Derrick Rose set stage for future thrillers: Joe Vardon's instant analysis

LeBron James scored 18 points and teased a matchup against Chicago's red-hot Derrick Rose in the fourth quarter.

Rose could see minutes increased vs. Hornets

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose could take the next step in his return and have his minutes increased in the team’s sixth preseason game Sunday, coach Tom Thibodeau said on Saturday. Rose hasn’t played more than 22 minutes in any of the Bulls’ first five preseason games. The Bulls have three preseason games remaining. They play the Charlotte Hornets in Chicago on Sunday. “I want to see how it unfolds in terms of where he is, where we are in the game,” Thibodeau said after practice Saturday.

Should there be concern over Derrick Rose's lack of crunch time minutes?

CHICAGO -- The most intriguing moment of Thursday night's game did not come when Jimmy Butler drained a winning 3 at the buzzer over some Atlanta Hawks bench players. It came with six minutes and seven seconds left in the fourth quarter, when Butler came to the scorer's table to check back into the game with Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol. That instance was a lot more important than a meaningless preseason win because of who was not with Butler, Noah and Gasol when they went to check in: Derrick Rose.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 17, 2014

Jimmy Butler hits game-winner, proving to be ‘another threat’

Obviously, Jimmy Butler’s spot in the starting lineup is safe. He made a game-winning three-pointer at the horn and had 29 points in the Bulls’ 85-84 victory Thursday over the Atlanta Hawks at the United Center. “We tell Jimmy to shoot the ball more all the time,’’ Derrick Rose said after the victory, which improved the Bulls’ preseason record to 3-2. “Thank God Jimmy is catching his rhythm right now. He’s another threat. Offensively, he knows how to...
Blazersedge Oct 15, 2014

Who Has the More Significant Season: Bryant, Rose, or Lillard?

Two NBA superstars make triumphant, but precarious, returns this year. Which will fare better and will either outshine Damian Lillard? Time for our weekly Roundtable of Blazer's Edge staff members. This week's topic is a doozy! Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant will make their long-anticipated returns from injury this season. Many people have speculated about how their returns will impact their respective teams. The Blazer's Edge panel discusses which of the two will have a greater impact on his team and how that impact will compare to Damian Lillard's impact on the Trail...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 14, 2014

Derrick Rose ‘numb’ to Thibodeau’s perfection

It became obvious on Tuesday that the only numbness Derrick Rose is feeling in his often-injured body these days was toward his coach.
Chicago Tribune Oct 14, 2014

Derrick Rose downplays Tom Thibodeau's concerns

Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau share a burning desire to win a championship and a self-motivated, seemingly constant push for greatness.

Derrick Rose downplays Tom Thibodeau's concerns

Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau share a burning desire to win a championship and a self-motivated, seemingly constant push for greatness.

Rose not in Thibs panic mode

CHICAGO – Unlike his head coach Tom Thibodeau, Derrick Rose is not anywhere near hitting the preparation panic button as Chicago Bulls training camp hits its second week. Thibodeau continues to put his team through a heavy workload, concerned that a squad with a number of new players is nowhere near ready to start the 2014-15 season, which kicks off Oct. 29 at New York against the Knicks. Rose also knows there’s work to be done, he just doesn’t seem stressed about it.
Blog a Bull Oct 14, 2014

Tom Thibodeau is frustrated about minutes restrictions on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have played limited minutes this preseason as they work their way back from injuries. Rose is under 18 minutes per game for the preseason and Noah is at around 20 minutes per game, and the center has also taken a rest day. Noah's low minutes aren't really much of a surprise given he had knee surgery after last season and is still finding a groove, but I have been a bit surprised that Rose's minutes are so low given he sort of had a "preseason" with Team USA at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. I know the Bulls want to be extra cautious with Rose given his history,...

Fantasy basketball 2014-15 sleepers and busts: Gordon Hayward, Markieff Morris, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant on list

Our panel of fantasy basketball analysts name their sleepers and busts for the 2014-15 season.
Blog a Bull Oct 12, 2014

Bulls vs. Bucks preseason game recap: Rose and starters thrive towards first win

With Mike Dunleavy out for the game, the Bulls Saturday night starting lineup of Rose/McDermott/Butler/Gibson/Noah fared very well in their trip (slightly) north, ultimately securing their first win of the preseason. It may have been a bit harder to secure that expected, with Jimmy Butler playing 36 minutes and a lineup of he and Pau Gasol (30 min) to close out the lowly Bucks, but you have to think Thibs wasn't going to let this one go after making them practice approximately 47 hours in the week leading up to it. The great news is that the starters, and Derrick Rose in particular, looked...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 12, 2014

Derrick Rose finds range as Bulls beat Bucks

MILWAUKEE — At least for one night, all the talk about the cursed FIBA basketball and Derrick Rose’s summer of poor shooting seemed to be in the rearview mirror, getting more distant by the day. Thanks to 16 points on 5-for-10 shooting, including 3-for-4 from three-point range, Rose turned in his best performance of the preseason, and the Bulls beat the upstart Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. It was a far cry from last month,...

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