Chicago Bulls: 2012 Regular Season



ESPN analyst and former NBA player Tim Legler takes a look at what the Chicago Bulls need to do with Luol Deng as he enters the final year of his contract.

Bulls' Noah, Belinelli out against Heat

March, 27, 2013
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The Chicago Bulls will be without Joakim Noah (plantar fasciitis) and Marco Belinelli (abdominal strain) against the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

"It's better, but he's not quite there so I just want to be smart about it," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said of Noah, who will miss his third straight game.

Thibodeau hopes to have both players back for Saturday's game against the Dallas Mavericks.

"Yeah, we're hopeful. They're close. They're close," Thibodeau said. "The big thing is we just want to make sure they get completely healthy before we move forward."

Collins surprised by stir over comments

February, 28, 2013
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
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Doug CollinsJim McIsaac/Getty ImagesDoug Collins has grown frustrated with his 76ers, who entered Thursday's game with a 22-33 record.
CHICAGO -- Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins was surprised by the reaction to his postgame comments made after a disappointing Tuesday night loss to the Orlando Magic.

Collins, who went off on a number of topics during a 10-minute press conference, was clearly frustrated by his team's performance.

"If everybody looked inside themselves as much as I did, this world would be a CAT scan. OK?" he told reporters Tuesday. "Believe me, there's not two days go by that I don't go to (president) Rod (Thorn), I don't go to (general manager) Tony (DiLeo), 'What can I do? Can I do anything different? How can I be a better coach? How can I be a better leader? How can I help these guys?'

"Sometimes, you've got to help yourself, you know? Sometimes you've got to help yourself. Youth is a very blaming thing."

Collins laughed about all the attention his remarks got before the Sixers game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.

"I guess I was trending," Collins joked. "Viral, trending."

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Hamilton hopes he won't miss a month

December, 7, 2012
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BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. -- In his first comments since tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton said Friday he was originally told he would be out about four weeks.

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Bulls' Hamilton (foot) out indefinitely

December, 3, 2012
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DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls guard Rip Hamilton will be out indefinitely after tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot Saturday night.

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Obama still believes in Bears after loss

December, 3, 2012
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The Chicago Bears have dropped three of their last four games to fall into second place in the NFC North after a 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, but the First Fan isn't giving up hope.

During a Q&A on middle class tax cuts on Twitter, President Barack Obama was asked which Chicago team, the White Sox, Bulls or Bears would win a title first.

"da bears still gotta shot, despite sad loss this weekend! plus rose will return for playoffs!!! -bo," Obama tweeted.

Bulls star Derrick Rose is working his way back from May knee surgery and his return date is uncertain.

Back when the Bears were flying high at 7-1 following a 51-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans, Obama expressed his support for the Bears the night before the Nov. 6 election, telling "Monday Night Football" that the Bears have the "best defense in the league right now. You saw (Sunday's) game. (Charles) Tillman may be defensive player of the year the way he's playing."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Derrick Rose
PTS AST STL MIN
15.9 4.3 0.5 31.1
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Noah 11.3
AssistsJ. Noah 5.4
StealsJ. Butler 1.9
BlocksJ. Noah 1.5