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Chicago Tribune

Bulls play musical All-Stars but will miss Jimmy Butler

Bulls will miss so much while Jimmy Butler recovers from his left knee sprain that coach Fred Hoiberg just sums it up as "everything." Butler sat on the bench Wednesday night and still will travel to Toronto for All-Star festivities, including Friday's media session. But his injury paved the way...

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How Jimmy Butler's injury could help the Bulls

The news came Tuesday afternoon: Jimmy Butler’s knee injury will keep him out another 3-4 weeks. Good thing the Bulls have a big playoff lead in the Eastern Conf -- oh, wait. To recap, the Bulls woke up Wednesday in the seventh playoff spot, just one game ahead of the Pistons and one knee strain...

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Bulls try to stop the bleeding

Derrick Rose is scheduled to return Wednesday night against the Hawks after missing last game with general soreness. And the Bulls could use some positive momentum heading into the All-Star break that starts Thursday after losing 12 of 17. It won't come from the injury report, which is dire beyond...

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Jimmy Butler will miss 3-4 weeks with knee injury

The Bulls finally released a timeline on Jimmy Butler's left knee injury. It's not a good one. The Bulls said Butler will miss three to four weeks after team physician Brian Cole re-examined the strained knee. That means Butler will miss this weekend's All-Star Game in Toronto, for which coaches...

Chicago Tribune

Still no timetable for Jimmy Butler's return to Bulls lineup

There was mixed news on the Jimmy Butler injury front Monday. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said Butler, who suffered a strained left knee against the Nuggets on Friday, "is feeling a lot better." Hoiberg went on to say there is no timetable for Butler's return to the lineup, other than the All-Star...

Chicago Tribune

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg: Jimmy Butler 'feeling a lot better'

Jimmy Butler's return to the Chicago Bulls' lineup following a left knee injury remains undetermined, but the guard is "feeling a lot better," according to coach Fred Hoiberg. "Jimmy is receiving treatment back home," Hoiberg said following the Bulls' shootaround in Charlotte where they will face...


Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue wants to be cautious with Matthew Dellavedova hamstring injury

The Cavaliers play two more games before beginning a seven-day All-Star break. Coach Tyronn Lue wants to shut down injured guard Matthew Dellavedova until the season resumes with a home game Feb. 18 with the Chicago Bulls.Dellavedova (sore left hamstring) and forward Kevin Love (left thigh contusion) were in street clothes for the game with the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb.

Chicago Tribune

3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' loss to the Nuggets

It was not a good night for the Bulls as they not only lost a game during which they held an 18-point lead, but they lost Jimmy Butler to a knee injury. It appears the injury, which the team called a sprain, is not serious but Butler will undergo an MRI on Saturday morning in Minnesota. Danilo...

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Jimmy Butler leaves game with knee sprain; Bulls fall to Nuggets 115-110

The Bulls' injury woes went from bad to worse even if apparently not devastating. With Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic and Mike Dunleavy already sidelined, the Bulls suffered another significant blow when Jimmy Butler left Friday night's game against the Nuggets with a left knee sprain. ...

Denver Post

Darrell Arthur sits out of Nuggets vs. Bulls with quad injury

While it is improving, Darrell Arthur missed Friday's game against the Bulls with a sore left quadriceps. It was the second consecutive game he has missed.

Northwest Herald

Nuggets rally for win after Bulls lose Butler to injury

DENVER – Danilo Gallinari scored 33 points Friday night, and the Denver Nuggets rallied for a 115-110 victory against Chicago after the Bulls lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to a sprained left knee.

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MRI confirms knee strain for Bulls' Jimmy Butler

The MRI exam on Jimmy Butler's left knee injury confirmed a strain, according to the Bulls. Butler will miss at least Saturday's game against the Timberwolves and very likely more games. The team said in its release that "the timeline for his return to play will be determined by further evaluation...

Chicago Tribune

Pau Gasol calls out Bulls collectively for lack of team-first play

With their season in danger of slipping away, the Bulls at least appear to be getting a handle on the root cause of their inconsistent play. While injuries haven't helped, center Pau Gasol pinpointed the main culprit as players having their own agendas on the court. "We all have to look at ourselves...

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Jazz notes: Trey Lyles named to Rising Star Challenge game

Trey Lyles set a goal for himself before his rookie season: He wanted to become one of the best first-year players in the NBA. Now, that goal has been realized. There was some frustration on Lyles’ part when the original rosters for the Rising Stars Challenge on all-star weekend were revealed. But on Wednesday morning, with Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic ruled out of the game due to injury, Lyles was named as his replacement. For Lyles, next week’s game will be a trip home of sorts. He li...

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No timetable for Bulls' Nikola Mirotic to return to action

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic remains hospitalized following surgery to repair a hematoma that developed on the heals on an appendectomy. "He developed a hematoma ... which is a collection of blood (and) he had to go back in and have a second surgery to remove that," coach Fred Hoiberg said...

Chicago Tribune

Jimmy Butler, Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose dismantle Lakers 114-91

Purely by coincidence, the NBA schedule-makers sent the Bulls their version of a get-well card Thursday via a matchup with the Lakers. In the first game since Nikola Mirotic's appendectomy added to the Bulls' injury woes, they dismantled the hapless Lakers 114-91 at the Staples Center. With movie...

Chicago Tribune

Pau Gasol, injury-depleted Bulls understand importance of 7-game trip

Pau Gasol has competed at Staples Center in better places mentally than how he entered it Thursday night. Gasol, who won two NBA championships with the Lakers in far happier times, first was snubbed for a coaches' reserve selection for next month's All-Star Game, an honor he openly sought after...

Chicago Tribune

Joakim Noah has stitches removed, wishes Bulls luck vs. Lakers

In an Instagram post, Joakim Noah got his stitches out and wished his Bulls teammates luck in their matchup with the Lakers Thursday night. Noah also thanked "everybody for their love and support" after undergoing surgery Jan. 19 to repair a dislocated shoulder.  While Noah's season is likely over,...

Chicago Tribune

Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic sidelined following appendectomy

Already hit hard by injuries, the Chicago Bulls suffered another significant blow to their lineup Wednesday when forward Nikola Mirotic was diagnosed with an acute appendicitis and had surgery. The appendectomy was performed at Rush University Medical Center and according to a Bulls statement "went...

Chicago Tribune

Recovering from injury, Joakim Noah hopes to be back with Bulls next season

The Chicago Bulls had an interested observer during practice Tuesday as veteran big man Joakim Noah sat on the sidelines with his left arm in a sling following last week’s shoulder surgery. “It’s getting better every day,” said Noah, who dislocated the shoulder Jan. 14 against the Mavericks and...

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Joakim Noah on watching Bulls practice

The Bulls' Joakim Noah speaks for the first time since his shoulder surgery.

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Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy eyeing return from back surgery in February

An upbeat Mike Dunleavy will be paced through a controlled contact scrimmage Tuesday and said he's targeting a return from offseason back surgery sometime in February. Of course, Dunleavy, who has yet to play this season, also had ramped up activity in late November and eyed a December return when...

Chicago Tribune

Derrick Rose leaves with injury as Bulls lose fourth straight home game

Derrick Rose descended from his driving basket over two defenders, landed and winced. He ran gingerly downcourt, made eye contact with his brother Reggie sitting in the end zone and shook his head. Not again, the gesture indicated. Not again. Rose played about three minutes more before Aaron Brooks...

Chicago Tribune

Mike Dunleavy targeting February return

On a day the Heat got better injury news than the Bulls for Monday's meeting, at least there is some potentially positive news for the future. Coach Fred Hoiberg said Mike Dunleavy, out all season following offseason back surgery, will be paced through a controlled scrimmage with contact on Tuesday...

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Monday's matchup: Heat at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Monday; CSN, WMVP-AM 1000. Storylines: This is the first of four meetings after the Bulls captured two of three games last season. The Heat, who have been fighting injuries, are 0-2 on this five-game trip with two blowout losses. They've lost four straight overall and seven of...


Bulls 96, Cavaliers 83: Tyronn Lue loses debut as coach as Cleveland misses ton of shots

CLEVELAND — Tyronn Lue’s NBA head coaching career started the same way David Blatt’s did: The Cavaliers lost. The Chicago Bulls, who had dropped six of their last eight and had three key players out with injuries, downed the Cavs 96-83 in front of 20,562 booing fans at Quicken Loans Arena and a national television Read More... The post Bulls 96, Cavaliers 83: Tyronn Lue loses debut as coach as Cleveland misses ton of shots appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain...