Joe Cowley

Benny Bowling made the trip from the UC. Joy.

Joe Cowley

Bulls suddenly becoming the Bears ... can't stop anyone.

KC Johnson

The ol' 35-point 1st quarter will produce some profanity and defensive film fodder for Sir Thibodeau.

Joe Cowley

TWolves on pace to score 140 points ... guessing the Thibs won't like that.

Joel Brigham

The last hoops I cover in the spring are high-intensity contests. Then I come back to... preseason ball, which is sloppy, to be kind.

Joe Cowley

Nice cheap option for MyTeam on NBA2K15 off the bench - C. Budinger. He can stroke it in that game, and an auction house steal.

Sam Smith

Impressive start for Rubio with 8 pts and 4 assts in 9 minutes. Looks like he really enjoys playing without Kevin Love dominating ball

Joe Cowley

Mirotic's beard called for travelling.

Joe Cowley

In case anyone was looking for Mo Williams - he's here in St. Louis, playing for the TWolves.

Sam Smith

Perhaps not the ideal tuneup for regular season. Bulls given up 31 points in 9 minutes, slow getting back and 10 players in game already

Joe Cowley

M&M boys coming in - McDermott and Mirotic.

KC Johnson

Brooks and Gibson in for Rose and Noah, who look like they're on their typical 24-28 minute run.

Joe Cowley

Gibson and Rose out ...damn you minutes restrictions!!!!

Joe Cowley

Thibs can't be happy with the defensive effort and the turnovers from the bigs. Calls a timeout to vent and swear at them.

Sam Smith

Good start for Rose: 3-3 with jumper, fast break silver streak and baseline floater. Rest of team 3-8.

Sam Smith

Thaddeus Young with three three pointers five minutes in. 76ers saying they are so happy they got rid of him because they knew he was good

Joe Cowley

Gasol just blocked Non from Superman 2.

Joe Cowley

The explosive #1 is being out-scored by Rubio 8-4. This is not a misprint.

Joe Cowley

For those wanting to see Wiggins ... check next week when the games matter. For those wanting to see Muhammad ... D-League starts soon.

KC Johnson

St. Louis Spirits would be pleased with the pace of this game.

Joel Brigham

Well, if Rubio shoots layups all the time his FG% is going to be just fine.

Joel Brigham

Nikola Pekovic is ginormous, you guys.

Joe Cowley

T. Young not messing around from outside. Might want to D him up.

Joe Cowley

Rubio just turned his back on Rose in the paint ... great D Rick.

Joel Brigham

St. Louis native Larry Hughes is in the house for a Bulls game in St. Louis. Makes sense, but where's Nelly?

Joe Cowley

Rubio and Pau hug it out before tip. Rubio missed the hug .... because Rubio misses everything.

KC Johnson

Former Bull Larry Hughes in the house sitting courtside.

Joe Cowley

This is a Bulls home game. For those that care about things like that.

Joe Cowley

Kirk Hinrich starting for Jimmy Butler. Very exciting stuff.

Joel Brigham

Jimmy Butler confident an extension will get done before Halloween deadline: basketballinsiders.com/butler-confide… @BBallInsiders

Nick Friedell

If you're at the game in STL go say hello to Scotty P. RT @ESPNChiPowers: Derrick Rose: Patrick Kane pushes me es.pn/1zpfwJO

Sam Smith

Butler remains the early season mystery for the Bulls. blogs.bulls.com/2014/10/jimmy-…

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls Radio is on the air. I'm rocking the Mr Rogers look tonight http://t.co/spUCQy9hyM

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls starters http://t.co/hzRxk43a9S

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls warming up. 630 pre Bulls Radio Network. ESPN 1000 http://t.co/3TMJG1lyE7

Joe Cowley

Butler reiterated that he feels like his contract will be done, and he wants to stay in Chicago. When he plays again? Start guessing.

KC Johnson

Butler wouldn't guess as to whether or not he'll be ready for opener vs. Knicks.

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler: "I think we're going to figure it out. At end of day, I want to be a Chicago Bull for as long as possible."

Joel Brigham

Butler has left hand all wrapped up but went through pregame workout. "Good" thing about hand injury is it doesn't affect conditioning.

Joel Brigham

Zach LaVine does not have an attractive jumpshot. Not Noah or Marion ugly, but oogly all the same.

Joel Brigham

One journalist here hasn't covered pro hoops since the Spirits of St. Louis, which I love.

Joel Brigham

Odd feeling, covering NBA basketball in St Louis. Love this city though. The Arch is quite a welcome mat.

KC Johnson

Haven't been inside Scottrade Center since 2000 on hockey beat. Still remember Doug Gilmour jokingly drilling me with stick while I did TV.

Shams Charania

OKC forward Lance Thomas has been informed he will make the Thunder regular season roster as the 15th man, league sources tell RealGM.

Sam Smith

Thanks for the questions, I'll do this regularly. FYI, I have an excerpt from my new Jordan book hitting Bulls.com Sun. #AskSam

Sam Smith

There's another? Him, except when I'm doing The Chamber Brothers "Time has come today." @KeatzTweets

Sam Smith

That injury concerns about Derrick Rose seem to be about 5th priority now. @TheChicagoNinja

Sam Smith

Mirotic is better than I thought. It's going to be hard to get minutes unless Noah has health problems. @ignaciogv

Sam Smith

There is a lot of talk about Washington but I like Toronto, I like Charlotte and I think the Knicks could surprise. @Arnav7G

Sam Smith

I like New Orleans. I think Golden State will be really good. I think Denver will surprise. @johnmac161

Sam Smith

I think he'll be able to play like an MVP. Not sure about the award as his role may be a bit more limited with talent additions @Reloadednow

Sam Smith

Pau became underrated again. I think he became mentally debilitated as the franchise had lost its way. He is a terrific competitor @snewstat

Sam Smith

It's really good. 1 amazing thing about the Bulls the last 4 years is how well the players get along. Better than I've ever seen. @noelmose

Sam Smith

That's the problem, he's going to be a four or five possibly. I don't see him guarding the three position. @mrwagner25

Sam Smith

I think it should be much better because of McDermott. That's why I'd like to see him in the starting role. @Kele_Sports

Sam Smith

No it's not going to upset my stomach quite yet. No, but I think Thibs eventually comes around to starting him. @MarioPersico12

Sam Smith

Bulls easily, I think the Heat are going to have trouble making the playoffs. @_Bones

Sam Smith

I don't think it's a big issue at this point because of the rotations they've been playing with Noah in and out. @Jihfy

Sam Smith

I would love to see that because it opens up the court for so many Bulls options. And Derrick can handle it. @aultlj

Sam Smith

Not surprised. You could see Thibs hasn't gotten comfortable with him yet. But I get the sense he's OK with being patient. @ktillo16

Sam Smith

Arrived in St. Louis and thought to do a quick live Twitter Ask Sam. The digital people tell me you should reply with #AskSam & a question.

Shams Charania

The Houston Rockets met with free agent Kenyon Martin today -- to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources tell RealGM.

Pau Gasol

Congrats to @miss_belmont @Jgomeznoya #SelFem @Simeone and all the winners of the National Sports Awards!

Pau Gasol

Muchas felicidades a @miss_belmont @Jgomeznoya #SelFem @Simeone y a todos los ganadores de los Premios Nacionales del Deporte!

Chuck Swirsky

I saw Joe Maddon at Mariano's......not really..I just made that up.

Shams Charania

Wizards recently pursued Julyan Stone out of his Italian team, sources tell RealGM. Stone has NBA out but is first option, lead guard there.

Nick Friedell

Picked up my tux. First song in the store? Kris Kross. Jump. First CD I ever owned. Good sign.

Nick Friedell

I'm in Sarasota for a wedding. I'll be disappointed if I don't bump into @DickieV and see what he thinks about the Bulls this year.

Chuck Swirsky

Ulysses S Grant. Pretty good power forward for the Bulls http://t.co/azPBmgsUOB

Chuck Swirsky

Downtown St Louis http://t.co/pWB3AFtRWJ

Sam Smith

The fans' concerns, questions and observations as the 2014-15 season is about to begin. So Ask Sam. Hey, that's me! bit.ly/1wugSxF

Chuck Swirsky

Ballgame tonight in Saint Louis. @34billy42 will bring his A game despite the fact Honey Boo Boo has been cancelled . 630 pre ESPN 1000

Sam Smith

Bulls ready to go on offensive with opener five days away? bit.ly/1FMbGLB

Chuck Swirsky

Final preseason game .....yes! Bulls-Minny here in St Louis . 630 CT pre Bulls Radio Network and ESPN 1000.

Chuck Swirsky

Mike Carey ....hmmmmm.

Chuck Swirsky

I m in a time warp. For a moment I actually thought Va Tech beat Ohio State this season. Nah...Silly me.....

Chuck Swirsky

Whatever path Steve Nash elects to follow I wish him nothing but the best. A future Hall of Famer and a credit to basketball and Canada.

Nick Friedell

The cab line at O'Hare right now is almost as long as the one in Vegas usually is. An impressive display.

Pau Gasol

El otro día disfruté mucho de #DonGiovanni en la @LyricOpera! Una ópera magnífica con un reparto excelente! http://t.co/ebCkI6ZhNJ

Shams Charania

RealGM Source: Boston Celtics awarded waiver claim on Atlanta Hawks free agent Jarell Eddie after multiple bids. basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/235301…

Pau Gasol

I had a great time enjoying #DonGiovanni at the @LyricOpera the other day! Magnificent opera with an excellent cast! http://t.co/gVXK1VhUK1

Nazr Mohammed

On the plane with my young boys dougmcd35 @@TonySnell20 @@nikolamiritic44 @etwaun55 #SeeRedinstagram.com/p/ug3_u5N0Mn/

Nazr Mohammed

Great room view of the St. Louis Arch and Mississippi River. #LastPreseasonGame #GatewayArch #StLouisinstagram.com/p/ug3aPGt0L6/

Nazr Mohammed

Great seeing u 2day RT @DrIanSmith: With my man @Nazr Mohammed after the @Chicago Bulls practice today. ... tmi.me/1eP4C8

Pau Gasol

We're already in St. Louis where tomorrow we'll face the Wolves of my friend @Ricky Rubio on our last preseason game! http://t.co/r8T28m6yV1

Pau Gasol

Ya estamos en St. Louis donde mañana jugaremos el último partido de pretemporada contra los Wolves de @Ricky Rubio! http://t.co/OLWht8mo4h

Shams Charania

The Boston Celtics have claimed forward Jarell Eddie -- Hawks' recent release -- off NBA free agency waivers, league source tells RealGM.

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down St.Louis!

Joel Brigham

And what are your predictions for the upcoming season? Tip-off is only a few days away! basketballinsiders.com/50-nba-predict…

Joel Brigham

Every year I do my 50 NBA predictions article over @BBallInsiders. Check it out if you haven't already: basketballinsiders.com/50-nba-predict…

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to St.Louis . Go Bulls!

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler's thumb and hand looked like the Mummy. Jo and Derrick are expected to play tomorrow, but then again, who knows? #BullsCamp

Chuck Swirsky

ESPN reporting 76ers target date for MCW's return is November 13. Bulls play at Philly Nov. 7th

Shams Charania

RealGM Source: The Houston Rockets have waived forward Josh Powell, who had a non-guaranteed deal for this season. tinyurl.com/ktfarlx

Shams Charania

The Houston Rockets have waived forward Josh Powell, league source tells RealGM. Powell had a non-guaranteed deal for this season.