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October 21, 2014 Updates
October 20, 2014 Updates

Marc J. Spears: Bulls @Derrick Rose had a tough fall at end of first half, but he has looked great & quick so far against Cavs with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Was a little nervous about @Derrick Rose after watching him with @usabasketball, but he does looks like his old self against the Cavs of all teams. Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo

Nick Friedell: Thibs says Butler is out tonight. He will have an MRI tomorrow. Hinrich will start for Butler. Twitter @NickFriedell

Coach Thibodeau always looks like he’s on the verge of an aneurism. What, if anything, could you do to calm him down? Joakim Noah: He looks like that whether he’s happy or sad. But I’d have him do yoga with me. He could use that. The Daily Beast

You’ve hinted that the school’s brass only thinks they have the net from one of your titles: Did you seriously pull a switcharoo on them? Joakim Noah: I honestly don’t remember how I ended up with it, but it’s the real net. I don’t know where the ones they displayed came from, but I have the actual one. The worst part is, I just moved and now I can’t find it! Maybe we shouldn’t print that. The Daily Beast

October 19, 2014 Updates

Gasol’s decision came down to more than just the best place to ply his trade; he also wanted to find a location that was “cultural rich” and diverse. The son of medical professionals, Gasol thought of becoming a doctor before he grew to be a 7-footer with rare basketball talent. He also enjoys the opera, forging a friendship with tenor and conductor Placido Domingo during his time in Los Angeles. “To me, it was important on a personal level because I’m not just a basketball player,” Gasol said. “I have other interests, other desires than basketball, and Chicago had a lot to offer from that aspect.” Washington Post

In visiting with the Bulls when he was free-agent shopping this summer, Gasol said that topic came up. “Yes, yes, we did [discuss it],’’ Gasol said. “Coaches have certain tendencies and feel comfortable in certain ways, so we talked about if the coach likes to finish the game with a smaller lineup. Some teams like to play in those last minutes with a spread floor and a guy that can shoot so that it makes it more difficult for — defensively at least — a bigger lineup. So we talked about that a little bit. Chicago Sun-Times


Very few doubts with the Top 2, but who comes after Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen?


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