KC Johnson

Lotta venom in the in box. Did people get this mad at Grant Hill when he had stops and starts trying to come back from serious injuries?

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to Boston! Go Bulls!

Joel Brigham

My NBA chat over @BBallInsiders gets started in 30 minutes. Get your questions in now, gang! basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-…

Nazr Mohammed

Good morning from Denver. Another chance to get it right. #Blessed

Chuck Swirsky

Happy Thanksgiving week to all my friends @DunkinChicago @DunkinDonuts

Joe Cowley

We all want Rose to succeed. Unfortunately, too many with a voice and a blog allow that to cloud up reality. Human nature, I guess.

Chuck Swirsky

Happy Thanksgiving week to my fellow NBA broadcasters. Safe travels and easy on the gravy!

Joe Cowley

Ask the Spurs how that Finals would have gone last summer without Leonard flat-out dominating. It's a wing game.

Joe Cowley

Show me Chris Paul's rings, then we'll talk. This is a forward-driven league, and Butler is basically a SF playing big guard.

Joe Cowley

Rose should be a piece, not the focus. Always felt that was a bad hand to be all-in on. Tony Parker is just a piece in the machine.

Joe Cowley

The one positive Bulls fans should be embracing? Butler's star rising. Teams that are point-guard driven haven't won a chip in years.

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler said it best yesterday: "Stars play heavy minutes." Always have. MJ, Pippen, Zeke, Duncan as a youngster. Comes with the job.

Joe Cowley

Your 55 mph fastball works on your friends and blog readers. Not in the real NBA world.

Joe Cowley

And one little tip for all those minutes watch dogs: it's a witch hunt stat that those on the outside cling onto for water cooler talk.

Joe Cowley

Tell Oklahoma City the games don't count in November and there's no urgency.

Chuck Swirsky

Good morning. Make it a great day. Psalm 25

Joe Cowley

All Rose is now is a skipping stone. A few splash plays, a ripple, and it's gone.

Joe Cowley

That's at least a two-month process. Thibs knows that and that's why there's an urgency.

Joe Cowley

Rose first has to play without fear, then do so in consecutive games. Then gel with the team, offensively and defensively.

Joe Cowley

Those that are screaming the "it's a long season" card are missing that. Clock is ticking and there are no shortcuts.

Joe Cowley

For Rose to reach the top of the mountain again he must experience the bumps and bruises getting to the first base camp.

Joe Cowley

If this was any other athlete in Chicago there would be complete outrage. Free pass time is tired. It's been tired.

Chuck Swirsky

As many begin a long Thanksgiving holiday please be safe and enjoy this period with family and friends . Special shout to Bulls-UC employees

Joe Cowley

The only one showing the best interest in Rose right now is his coach. Everyone else is catering to a man that needs a look in the mirror.

Joe Cowley

It will be nice when adult discussions concerning Derrick Rose can take place without fans being offended because "He's Chicago, Dog!"

Shams Charania

Lakers and forward Earl Clark have had a level of dialogue on possible reunion, sources tell RealGM. No deal yet. Clark: 29 PPG in D-League.

Sam Smith

Rose out, though not serious. Bulls lose to Nuggets, though also not serious. blogs.bulls.com/2014/11/butler…

Chuck Swirsky

When storms enter your world know that tranquility,peace and mercy are near . Psalm 46

Chuck Swirsky

Thanks for listening Bulls fans. Great effort tonight just came up short. Working on Celtics -Bulls notes. Love it. Friday 1130AM CT pre

Nick Friedell

Butler:"I like role players. "Star" has never been next to Jimmy Butler's name, it never will be. I'm always be just an under the radar dog"

Nick Friedell

Butler's response to Thibs' praise: "I'm not a star. I'm a good role player on a really, really good team. A really, really, deep team ..."

Nick Friedell

Thibs w/high praise for Butler "He's been incredible. He's a star. And he does it on both ends of the floor. He's just an amazing player."

Pau Gasol

Partido duro esta noche en Denver. Me ha gustado como hemos competido hasta el final. Seguiremos luchando contra la adversidad. #SeeRed

Joe Cowley

And if the two sides were actually talking, there would be a candid discussion on what went down tonight.

Joe Cowley

I'm sure the front office isn't pleased with Thibs' honesty, especially after they sent word to the media it was "hamstring tightness.''

Joe Cowley

Rose needs to play every game possible. Those that don't understand that, well, Bears play Thursday. Enjoy.

Joe Cowley

What we saw tonight was Thibs seeing his star drowning, so he threw him a life preserver. And these games are meaningless?

Nick Friedell

Rose: "It wasn't nothing like I'm limping or I pulled it or anything ... it was just that I wasn't moving the way I wanted to."

Nick Friedell

Rose on not playing 2nd half: "Just trying to be smart. Back-to-back, got fatigued, and didn't want to take any steps back."

Pau Gasol

Tough one tonight in Denver. I liked how we competed till the end. We'll continue to fight through adversity. #SeeRed

Joe Cowley

"The way the game was going, the way we were going, I just felt at that point I wanted to go a different way.’’ Thibs. Sure, not a benching.

Joe Cowley

"...Fatigue-wise and just trying to be smart.’’ More Rose. Note to other NBA point guards. SLOW DOWN! Playing way too fast!!!

Joe Cowley

"I felt like I couldn’t get to where I wanted to go, and defensively, just the speed of the game, just wasn’t ready for it. ... '' Rose

Joe Cowley

"I have no setback, no pain. It was just fatigue, and like I said just trying to be smart.’’ Rose on why he didn't play second half.

KC Johnson

Rose's USA Basketball experience was supposed to prevent all this stop-and-go, out-and-in.

Joe Cowley

Rose: "Just tired on both ends of the floor.''

Mike McGraw

Not playing back-to-backs has long been a staple for guys who are not 100%. #Bulls should hold off on Rose for about 2 months.

Nick Friedell

Rose admitted the past month has been both frustrating and humbling. Just wanted to be cautious with his latest setback.

Joe Cowley

Rose admitted he's humbled by all of this.

Sam Smith

Thibs said post game he preferred to be cautious and told Rose not to play in the second half. No specific additional injury, Thibodeau said

Nick Friedell

Rose said with treatment and a couple days off he is hopeful to play in Boston.

Joe Cowley

Thibs protecting his guy as best he could, but Rose even admitted game was too fast.

Nick Friedell

Rose said he didn't feel anything pop or pull. Said Thibs came to him at halftime with the idea to sit and he agreed.

Joe Cowley

Rose said he's not injured. For sure playing in Boston Friday. Thibs approached him with the idea at half so rip cord pulled.

Joe Cowley

"speed of the game, just wasn't ready for it." Rose.

Nick Friedell

Thibs doesn't think Rose will need another MRI. Hopes rest will get his body back in order after a couple days off.

Joe Cowley

"The defense and the speed of the game." Thibs on why Rose was pulled.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says he didn't think Rose re-injured anything. Just wanted to be cautious about the hamstring.

Joe Cowley

That was a benching folks, not so much an injury. Wow.

Nick Friedell

Thibs says Rose will be re-examined. Doesn't sound concerned. Says he just didn't want to take a chance on Rose's health.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls lose--great effort but Denver prevails 114-109 Buter tied career high 32 set career highs in fta ftm 18-20 Gasol dbl-dbl 22-11

Nick Friedell

Bulls lose 114-109. As usual, the game is secondary to the Rose health update that Thibs will give in a few minutes.

Joe Cowley

Final score: Nuggets 114 - Bulls 109. Rose and Bairstow each had 2 points. #pinkystilltight

Sam Smith

Butler ties career high with 32nd point on 13 shots. 18-20 from the line. Bulls within 3 with 23.5 seconds left; Lawson then makes jumper

Chuck Swirsky

Butler 3 point play Denver 109-106 If Bulls win this game I'm taking out @34billy42 for dinner rest of the year

Nick Friedell

People won't remember this because of the Rose news -- but Jimmy Butler has 32 points and is 18-for-20 from the foul line tonight.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler now 17-19 from the line

Chuck Swirsky

Butler with 17FTA...that deserves a WOWZA

Chuck Swirsky

Keep listening http://t.co/0d71nguvjV

Joe Cowley

Done tweeting rest of the game ... tightness in my pinky finger.

Nick Friedell

Rose has not started and finished two consecutive games yet this season.

Joe Cowley

Thibs post-game is going to be real fun. #pullingteeth

Chuck Swirsky

86-76 Denver we go to the 4th..,. Butler 21points

Joe Cowley

You want a true idol to worship on this team to make you feel like a fan? Pick Butler. Foxhole guy, Chicago tough.

Joe Cowley

... by his locker, made noises that a 25-year-old man shouldn't make, limped to the shower, and was shooting in an early group tonight.

Joe Cowley

Just for background, after playing super hero last night in Utah, pulling tape off his shoulder and thumb, Butler leaned against the wall...

Joe Cowley

...at least until he's playing for the Cavs next season.

Joe Cowley

Here's an idea ... how about people start putting Jimmy Butler on that pedestal ...

Chuck Swirsky

Denver 79-72 219 left 3rd Butler at the line where he's 9-11fts

Joe Cowley

For all you Rose critics ... maybe you're forgetting all the titles he's brought to the city. SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET!!

Sam Smith

Hinrich takes another shot in the chest and leaves game.

Sam Smith

Rose with hamstring tightness. Wade's been off seven games with hamstring tightness. Tough Rose going back to back. Skip rest of trip?

Chuck Swirsky

Denver 64-61 7min left 3rd

Joe Cowley

Stop the Rose hate. Not only was the hamstring tight, but he was playing with strained interest. #MVP...MVP

Sam Smith

Cameron Bairstow has taken over this game! Offensive rebound, baseline jumper, block on Faried. Surpasses Longley as top Bulls Aussie

Joe Cowley

Sure, Hinrich is gutting through a chest contusion right now, but hey, who really wants to have a meeting with Hinrich in 15 years?

Chuck Swirsky

Rose left hamstring tightness will not return

Joe Cowley

Rose - left hamstring tightness - will not return.

Nick Friedell

Bulls PR says Rose has left hamstring tightness and will not return to the game.

Sam Smith

Hinrich starting second half for Rose; Rose stays back in locker room

Nick Friedell

Unclear why Rose isn't with the team -- he's not on the bench -- but he looked disinterested in 1st half and lacked aggression.

Joe Cowley

Keeping my positive theme alive and well - 15 years from now, no one in that meeting room will be more comfortable than Rose.

Nick Friedell

Rose didn't take part in warmups with his teammates at halftime. Hinrich starts the 2nd half at the point.

Chuck Swirsky

Rose not on floor to start 2nd half..Hinrich starts

Joe Cowley

No rose to start the second half. Hinrich starting.

Joe Cowley

Was late coming out for second half last night, too. Maybe pacing himself.

Joe Cowley

Sure, Rose could be done for the night. I'd like to think he went back to Chicago to lay hands on Gibson and heal him.

Joe Cowley

No Rose on the court for warm-ups. Warm-ups are overrated.