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April 3, 2014 Updates

Wednesday morning, almost two years to that day, Hinrich expressed a similar sentiment. “I like it here,” Hinrich said of his Bulls’ situation. “Obviously, returning home was a big factor in why I came back. I would like to stay here. But I don’t know what’s in their future plans. Right now, I’m just trying to enjoy it while I’m in it and take what comes later.” Chicago Tribune

"At this point of your career, you want to be on a team that is a good fit and has a chance to be a winner," Hinrich said. Coaches and teammates consistently laud Hinrich for serving as an organizer at both ends. And Hinrich said he feels healthier at the end of this season than he has in the last "three or four seasons." He would fit next season if the price is right. "I feel good," Hinrich said. "It's that time of year where you have to stay focused and make sure your game is in good shape for the playoffs." Chicago Tribune

April 2, 2014 Updates
April 1, 2014 Updates

Last summer, Dunleavy cited winning and a chance at a championship as some of the reasoning behind him turning down more lucrative free-agent offers to sign with the Bulls. When Derrick Rose went down, championship chances seemingly did too. Winning didn't. "As a player you want to establish yourself, make some money to support your family but winning always has been such a big priority for me," Dunleavy said. "It has been very elusive. So I'm excited about having a winning record and taking this into the postseason." Chicago Tribune

“I would love to be back here,” Augustin reiterated Monday. “This organization, this team is great, and I think it’s great for me. (Thibodeau) has given me the opportunity to play and get better. It’s been great for me. When the time comes, I’ll let my agent handle it and just kind of relax.” CBS Chicago

Does it make sense financially to go to the NBA? Nikola Mirotic: For me the most important thing is hopes and goals. It's not a money thing. I will do what my heart tells me, whatever it's the best for me, go to Chicago or stay in Madrid to improve my game, give something more and build a future. I don't know now, but I'm close to making a decision. As

Has Real Madrid made a good offer? Nikola Mirotic: That question, you would have to ask the club about it. I know they have talked with my agent, but they haven't come to an agreement yet. As

Rajon Rondo wasn’t in the Celtics lineup Monday against the Bulls, but he did manage to stay engaged during Boston’s 94-80 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Rondo joined the telecast as color commentator, providing analysis, insight, and popcorn everywhere. For The Win

March 31, 2014 Updates

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, though, has a different take on the MVP race. The Bulls have not had an easy ride. It has been rocked by the season-ending injury of Derrick Rose and the dramatic trade of Luol Deng. But they still find themselves at 40-32 and the reputation as a team few want to face in the playoffs. Thibodeau credits this success to their intense man in the middle, Joakim Noah. “It depends on how you define [who deserves MVP consideration],” Thibodeau said. “For us, I think he does. What he’s meant to our team over the course of the season — we faced a lot of adversity. He helped lift the team up and he’s improved, I think, significantly offensively. The defense has always been great, the rebounding. And it’s more than just the passing. It’s his scoring now, making quicker decisions. I think that’s helped us a lot.” Basketball Insiders

Nick Friedell: Noah on Augustin: "I'm just happy he's with the Bulls. I think he found a home here and I hope he can stay for a long time." Twitter @NickFriedell

March 30, 2014 Updates
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Very few doubts with the Top 2, but who comes after Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen?

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