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March 5, 2015 Updates

Speaking of people who have been there since Day 1, what kind of impact has Derrick Rose made on you? Jimmy Butler: Derrick is one of the better people that I've come to know because, if you look at what he does in this community — and I'm not even talking about the basketball aspect of it, we all know how great of a basketball player he is, but what he does for the city of Chicago, the passion that he has for kids — I think that is what really shows you who he is. You see him on the billboards and on the commercials, but you take that away from him, he's still a person like everybody else on our roster. And that's what I get from him the most, how much he cares about people other than himself, man. What else can you want in a point guard? I call him my brother. What else can you want in a brother? CBSSports.com

Scottie Pippen said he sees your career as being very similar to his because you were both doubted and had to work for everything. What's it like to hear that, and have you had the chance to pick his brain in Chicago? Jimmy Butler: It means a lot coming from a guy like Scottie because you see what he's done for this league, this city, this community. A Hall of Famer, all of that. As far as picking his brain, I ask Scottie a lot of questions and he's always honest. Brutally honest, however you want to put it. He's never lied to me a day and he's always told me how good I can be and how much potential that he sees. I have a lot of respect for him and I thank him all the time for that. CBSSports.com

Randy Wittman dissected the tape of his Washington Wizards’ disappointing loss Tuesday night to an undermanned version of the Chicago Bulls and came away with one prevailing assessment: his team didn’t sustain the necessary intensity for 48 minutes and it cost them. “We’ve got to go out and play. Play hard every play. Play with more effort. More plays with effort than non-effort,” Wittman said. “That’s kind of basically what it is. Until we do that we’re going to struggle and it’s all of us together in that. And that’s kind of basically what it boils down to. I wish it was a strategy thing. We just take too many plays off. In a three-point game, as last night was coming down the stretch, it’s magnified.” Washington Post

March 4, 2015 Updates

KC Johnson: Noah, whose foundation just produced that powerful anti-violence video, joked about how retaliating on Nene "wouldn't have been a good look" Twitter @KCJHoop

The Bulls big man reiterated that playing for France is not one of his priorities. “Playing for France is a great experience as I have always said. But it has never been my priority” said Noah to L’Equipe. “I have always been very frank about it but some players and people don’t understand that” added the Bulls big man. “My priority is my career. Before making a decision I will first speak with the other players that I respect a lot. At the moment I have no answer for the technical director of France NT. I am not in the position to make a decision” added Noah. Coach Collet said that if Noah is not at Eurobasket he won’t play also in Rio if France makes it to the Olympic Games. Sportando

March 3, 2015 Updates

A worse feeling came when Monday’s MRI exam revealed a grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury and doctors told Butler he’d miss three to six weeks. “It was devastating for me,” Butler said. “I hate missing games. I want to be out there with my team. Injuries happen, so I gotta get back as soon as possible.” Chicago Tribune

Taj Gibson thought about getting even when his longtime friend was shot in the head. Derrick Rose also lost a childhood friend to a gun, but he never wanted condolences. He and Gibson were simply talking about friends they've lost to violence. So did Bulls reserve Nazr Mohammed and former teammate Luol Deng. And so did several friends and siblings of Chicago teens who have been killed in recent years. They all appear in "You're Not Alone," an anti-violence video produced by Bulls center Joakim Noah and directed by award-winning author and documentarian Alex Kotlowitz. The video also serves as an invitation for people to talk candidly about the emotional toll of gun violence, much like several interview subjects did during the 8-minute film. Chicago Tribune

In the video, Gibson looks away wistfully as he recalls the slaying in 2010 of Charles Wynn on the porch of his Brooklyn home several months after Gibson finished his rookie season. "I thought about retaliation. I thought about it," Gibson says in the video. "It was right before training camp. My whole mind frame changed. I didn't care about anything. I was just so mad all the time. I was short-fused. "To this day I just sit in my room sometimes and I just think about it. I think about it every morning, every day. Even if I'm just daydreaming I just think about him." Chicago Tribune

March 2, 2015 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today that an MRI of Jimmy Butler confirmed a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. It is estimated that Butler may be out three to six weeks. On the year, Butler has appeared in 55 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.73 spg (ninth in the NBA) and 0.58 bpg in 38.9 mpg (first in the NBA). NBA.com

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