Chuck Swirsky

However the Bears spin it barring an injury to Clausen has Cutler played his last game in a Bears uniform ?

Chuck Swirsky

Harbaugh , regardless of next destination Oakland ,Jets , Bears , Dolphins, Cuba , North Korea is going to get PAID .

Chuck Swirsky

If I'm Harbaugh I take the Michigan job and rebuild the program. It's a great fit. Unless he hates recruiting and the weather um...yea.

Chuck Swirsky

I never use Twitter to disrespect or use it to be hurtful but Bo Pelini really needs to look in the mirror and do some soul searching .

KC Johnson

Noah: "I’m really happy with what we have. We’re a deep team & striving for something pretty different than what (Knicks) are striving for."

Sam Smith

Some podcast discussion this week: League MVP, all time NBA top 10, injuries and my perhaps unscientific view. soundcloud.com/stream

Mike McGraw

You know Thibs is still coach, right? No pacing. RT @ChiBulls_Chris: why doesn't he rest thursday and play friday?

Shams Charania

Column: The continued evolution and untapped tier of Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum. tinyurl.com/nkthtzu

Nick Friedell

Dunleavy on how free agency worked for Bulls in summer "Sometimes it's nice to have a Bentley but a Honda Accord will get you there as well"

Mike McGraw

#Bulls added Taj Gibson to injury list -- questionable w/ right ankle. That's a new one. Noah also questionable, but said he'll play vs. NYK

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls update -NY Joakim Noah (right ankle) is questionable. Taj Gibson (right ankle) is questionable. Doug McDermott (right knee) is out.

KC Johnson

Classic Dunleavy on Bulls' pursuit of Carmelo: "Sometimes it’s nice to have a Bentley. But a Honda Accord will get you there as well."

KC Johnson

Bulls officially list Noah, Gibson as questionable. Both practiced fully. Noah said he's "likely" playing Gibson's right ankle is new injury

Nick Friedell

FWIW: Bulls just released injury update for the day listing Noah and Gibson (right ankle) as questionable vs. NYK. Noah said he'll play.

KC Johnson

Noah praises Jabari Parker's involvement in Chicago community. Said "we wish him nothing but the best" for ACL recovery.

KC Johnson

Noah said it's "likely" he's playing vs. Knicks.

Nick Friedell

Noah says he's playing tomorrow against the Knicks.

Joe Cowley

But Dunleavy quote of the day - "Sometimes it’s nice to have a Bentley, but a Honda Accord will get you there as well.’’

Joe Cowley

Dunleavy on what his life would be like if the Bulls would have signed Melo - "I’d be playing basketball … somewhere.''

Sam Smith

New Sam Smith Podcast now available to stream and download wp.me/p5oOFx-U

Joe Cowley

Can't spell Melo without an M and an E. Never could.

Joe Cowley

The nice thing about Melo is he can count all that money freely, not worrying about a bulky championship ring slowing that process down.

Joe Cowley

As far as any Melo talk, Thibs said he has turned the page.

Joe Cowley

One of the few days Thibs has had his regular nine-man rotation to practice with.

Joe Cowley

Full practice for Noah today. Unless the knee wants to swell up in the next 24 hours once again, he could be unleashed against the Knicks.

KC Johnson

McDermott is riding a stationary bike with no brace or wrap on knee.

Mike McGraw

Thibs says Noah is likely to play tomorrow vs. NYK

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Noah practiced. Sounds hopeful he will play tomorrow against the Knicks.

KC Johnson

Noah practiced fully and is expected to play vs. Knicks if he responds well tomorrow.

Shams Charania

RealGM Sources: Unsatisfied with his NBA role, Alexey Shved will strongly consider returning to Europe as free agent. tinyurl.com/o4z6x6c

Pau Gasol

My sincere condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy in Pakistan #PrayForPeshawar

Pau Gasol

Mis sinceras condolencias a todos los afectados por la tragedia en Pakistán #PrayForPeshawar

KC Johnson

Rough year injury-wise for rookie class. Hard to find anybody who didn't appreciate Jabari Parker on and off court.

Chuck Swirsky

For those who celebrate ...Happy Chanukah !

Nick Friedell

Feel terrible for Jabari Parker. Derrick Rose has always been a big supporter of his. I'm sure he will reach out and try to boost JP up.

KC Johnson

Rough year injury-wise for rookie class. Hard to find anybody who didn't appreciate Jabari Parker on and off court.

Sam Smith

It would be difficult to imagine a Margot Kerr coached team losing as many as a third game after seven weeks

Sam Smith

You see Memphis beat Golden State and you wonder if the Warriors can win another game this season.

Chuck Swirsky

Great Bulls corporate partners function tonight.,...players had fun enjoying a rare night off.

Chuck Swirsky

2014 Bulls Bowling Champion Cameron Bairstow http://t.co/PaXRaEVKdd

Nikola Mirotic

Hahaha, crazy pictures with @bennythebull . He's got nothing on me thought!! http://t.co/6vgF4Xcids

Nikola Mirotic

Bowling night with my bro dougmcd03 and the rest of the squad. chicagobulls #SeeRed instagram.com/p/wr9pUvRzcc/

Nick Friedell

Experienced the Pink Pig ride today. Heard it's an Atlanta staple. Would be an SG fave @jon_greenberg. http://t.co/uAEYsgorZx

Joe Cowley

Three rights, three wrongs - and of course, Thibs' favorite kid - Jimmy Butler - read it - chicagosuntimes.com/sports/butler-…

Pau Gasol

Tough game last night against the #Hawks. Two free days to prepare our next game against the #Knicks! #SeeRed #Bulls

Pau Gasol

Partido duro anoche ante los #Hawks. Ahora dos días para enfrentarnos a los #Knicks! #Seguimos #SeeRed #Bulls

Nazr Mohammed

Off day cardio with Coach Qwik before I hit the court. Only way to survive this long is to change it… instagram.com/p/wrUJnGN0Cg/

Sam Smith

Since hotcakes really never sell that well anyway, there's still time for a signed book by Christmas. samsmithhoops.wordpress.com

Chuck Swirsky

Will Taj Gibson retain his Bulls bowling title tonight? http://t.co/KxLWbX4oVP

Nick Friedell

Question is can Butler keep up same pace playing so many minutes throughout year? He said last night challenge is more mental than physical.

Nick Friedell

Butler shot 39.7 percent from the field last year. This year? 48.4 percent from the field. Most importantly, he continues driving to the rim

Nick Friedell

Butler is averaging 20.9, points 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season. Last year: 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists a game.

Nick Friedell

Jimmy Butler's ascension to stardom continues: Thibs was raving about how he asked for the same minutes despite being sick last couple days.

Nick Friedell

What a joke. I thought you needed class to win that award.RT @adamjahns: Jay Cutler is the #Bears nominee for Walter Payton Man of the Year.

KC Johnson

3-pointers: Breaking down the Bulls' defeat in Atlanta. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1xp9pnu

KC Johnson

Rose has attempted at least 7 3-pointers in 6 of last 8 games. Shooting 25.5 percent on 13-for-51.

Sam Smith

Bulls lose in Atlanta, but after all, tomorrow is another day. blogs.bulls.com/2014/12/hawks-…

Nick Friedell

Watching NBA Tonight. I'm banking on you to make the Thibs mic'd up uncensored version happen soon @CassidyHubbarth.

Nick Friedell

No matter what Lance Stephenson does in his career -- he'll always be remembered as the dude who blew in LeBron's ear.

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down Chicago !

Nick Friedell

11th straight gm he played in. Small win for CHI on bad night RT @ESPNChiBulls: Numbers point to more aggressive Rose es.pn/13sCTEJ

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Sweet Home Chicago !

Sam Smith

Thibs on Taj 15 & 17: "Unreal. Taj has played extremely well as a starter, the rebounding, post play, defense. Every aspect of the game."

KC Johnson

Thibodeau on Rose's night: "There’s no negative. The only way he’s going to come back is by playing and working. That’s it."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Butler sick at Mia: "Old school. Last night, before the game he said, ‘Hey, don’t cut my minutes. I’m going to run that out of me."

Sam Smith

More Thibs: "When it’s not perfect, you have to try to do something else, move the ball, break a defense down. Overall, he’s doing well."

Sam Smith

Thibs on Rose: "Going to be rust. Only way he’s going to come back is by playing and working. Not every game is going to be perfect."

Sam Smith

Rose on Butler w/22: "He's on a mission right now. I can respect him for that. Take my hat off to him. He's performing."

Sam Smith

Rose on 11-4 road start: "It seems like we've been on the road the entire time. It will be good to be home and get some wins."

Sam Smith

Rose approach: "It's all a read. Someone is going I'm not going to (be) shooting up crazy shots or a shot I have no business shooting."

Sam Smith

Rose on Hawks D: "They were in the paint (defensively). Shots we normally make, but tonight they were not going down."

KC Johnson

Rose: "This performance is already out of my mind."

Sam Smith

Rose on shot: "We should have come out more aggressive early in the game. Just missing step in 3s, shots I normally hit. Tonight flat."

Sam Smith

Rose on 2 pts in 4th: "Fourth quarter certain spots I should have chosen to be aggressive and I didn't. It's something I have to learn from"

Nick Friedell

Cutty Does It. RT @ESPNChiBears Cutler now has 24 turnovers on the season.

Sam Smith

Rose w/14 and 8, 0-7 on 3s: "Every step along the way (a positive). Even with a performance like tonight, already out of my mind, on to next

Nick Friedell

Usually @Sam Smith is the coolest person in media room. Tonight he had to share the crown because Ludacris was back here for a minute.

Chuck Swirsky

Just finished our Bulls broadcast and see that the Saints are ahead 21-0. Comeback starts now! Or in 2015

Nick Friedell

Security guard at Hawks game on Cutler: "He's ripping Chicago off!"

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls lose 93-86....Taj 15points 17 reb... Gasol 13-12

Nick Friedell

Rose finishes going 6-for-21 from the floor. He had 14 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 6 turnovers.

Nick Friedell

The Hawks are a good team but the Bulls had plenty of chances to win this one and they didn't take advantage of them.

Nick Friedell

Bad loss for the Bulls. Careless with the ball, poor shot selection. A lot of things to improve upon in this one for Thibs and Co.

KC Johnson

Bulls post season-low for points and Rose finishes 6-for-21 with 6 turnovers and 8 assists.

Mike McGraw

Taj, stop leaving your feet on defense. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

Korver with a closeout block on a Hinrich three that would have cut the lead to one. All those defensive drills with Thibs are paying off.

Chuck Swirsky

Atlanta ball 85-81 Hawks...15 turnovers -35 last 2 games

KC Johnson

Brutal turnover, his 6th, right there by Rose.

Nick Friedell

Rose just turned the ball over for the sixth time tonight. He has struggled to find his rhythm all night.

Chuck Swirsky

Hawks 0-5 in the 4th Bulls down 73-71

Nick Friedell

I thought everybody was already on a Bears break. RT @WaddleandSilvy #Bulls back in it if you need a #Bears break.

Nick Friedell

Hinrich is 0-for-6 tonight. His effort is always there, but his shot is very inconsistent most nights.

Nick Friedell

Thibs just has no faith in Snell right now. He can't even get a couple minutes with McDermott gone for a while. Played 5 min in last 3 games

Nick Friedell

Gasol is playing - and looking - like he's very tired the last couple games. Maybe that's what happens at 34 when you play a ton of minutes.

Mike McGraw

That guy's got some talent, though. I'm OK with him. RT @tommybakas: Pistons announcer? Honorable mention at least.

Mike McGraw

The Miami guy will never be beat for most annoying p.a. announcer. But the Atlanta guy w/ his high-pitched "For threeee" is in conversation.

Nick Friedell

So you'd really rather have Cutler over Flacco, huh? Cutler over Stafford? OK.