Sam Smith

Doug's a Bull: "Being a Midwest kid, watching the Bulls I have to pinch myself. Driving by those banners. I'm not tak(ing) it for granted."

Sam Smith

More McDermott: “Went to bed early, woke up, thought it was time to go, but looked at my phone and it was 3:30. Like, 'I have to stop this'

Sam Smith

McDermott first day of school: "Last night I set like 3 alarms. I woke up every hour. I had Thibs' voice in my head."

Sam Smith

Doug McDermott's initiation: “So much quicker, more physical. The coach is already screaming 3 seconds on the shot clock. It goes by faster.

Mike McGraw

No one has asked yet. Give it some time. RT @REMILOVESPORTS: Hv Thibs mentioned anything abt Bairstow?

KC Johnson

Thibodeau doesn't sound high on Snell again. Said he needs to be more consistent.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau: "Who we finish games with, that remains to be seen. We’re going to finish with the guys who give us the best chance to win."

KC Johnson

Thibs said there may come time where Rose plays more than normal in preseason: "I want him to build some confidence built off playing well."

Nick Friedell

Rose on if we'll see anything different in his game this year: "Everybody keeps asking that. I don't know. What more do ya'll want?"

KC Johnson

Rose said this is the first time he can remember scrimmaging on the first day of training camp. Said starters tied second unit.

Nick Friedell

Thibs said the starters today in practice were Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol and Noah. Things can change, but that's what I'd expect at MSG.

Mike McGraw

Thibs said Aaron Brooks had a great practice today. #bulls

Nick Friedell

In new Rose detail he says he has a new chef -- but hasn't given up candy all the way.

Nick Friedell

Rose in good spirits after first practice. Says his confidence is high right now. He knows he must stay on the floor to quiet critics.

Joe Cowley

How do you know it's Camp Day 1? Rose asked what his favorite meal is. Pasta with a red sauce and grilled chicken, by the way.

KC Johnson

DRose has a new chef this year. I do not.

Chuck Swirsky

Six days and counting to see the new look Bulls take on the Wiz.Gar and Pax have done an amazing job adding quality pieces.A fun year ahead!

Nick Friedell

Butler sounds pleased with the way negotiations are going. Trying not to let ongoing talks become a distraction.

Mike McGraw

Someone asked Butler how to impress Thibs as a rookie. Answer: Know your job, do your job. He's listened well.

Mike McGraw

First practice in new gym. J Butler in foreground http://t.co/WjiadOIWLa

Nick Friedell

McDermott said he set 3 alarms last night and went to sleep with Thibs' voice in his head. He's learning quick.

KC Johnson

McDermott said he set 3 alarm clocks so he wouldn't miss first practice. Said he heard Thibodeau's voice in his head before sleeping.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said 74-75 Warriors are last title team to use 2 rookies in rotation. Jamaal Wilkes and Phil Smith.

Joe Cowley

The jumbo lineup of Pau, Taj and Noah likely won't happen.

Joe Cowley

Who will close games is yet to be determined.

Joe Cowley

Starters today were Rose, Butler, Noah, Pau and Dunleavy.

KC Johnson

Yesterday, Thibodeau said you rarely see championship teams use 2 rookies in rotation. Today, he said that doesn't mean it can't happen.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau called Taj Gibson the Bulls' best 4th-quarter player last season.

KC Johnson

Thibodeau said starting lineup isn't set but used Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah today. Expect that to stick.

Joe Cowley

Noah knee-watch is alive and well, as Day 1 of camp started this morning. suntimes.com/sports/3018496…

Nick Friedell

The rarely seen @jeremythum photobomb of @Steve Aschburner and Mr. Rose. http://t.co/w8sG8CpNOG

Nick Friedell

Gibson's agent Mark Bartelstein was in the Bulls' locker room hammering out the final details of the deal with Bulls' personnel.

Nick Friedell

Bulls went down to the wire a couple years ago with Taj Gibson and ended up just getting deal done a few minutes before the deadline.

Nick Friedell

Bulls have til Oct. 31 to get an extension done with Butler. If they don't, he would become restricted FA at the end of the year.

Nick Friedell

The new @Orlando Magic jerseys are terrible. Why did they ever stop wearing the original pinstripe ones? Those are still awesome.

KC Johnson

Nice touch in new Bulls practice facility w/ plaque honoring Sheri Berto, after whom last facility was named http://t.co/oZ70shlQDw

Shams Charania

Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, source tells RealGM. Gee is reporting to camp today.

Nick Friedell

Fesenko sighting in Minnesota. Last time I saw him he was chugging coffee before a Bulls exhibition game in Champaign.

Nick Friedell

I love the Dunks After Dark idea from the T'Wolves. Looks like a great atmosphere. Why not try something new to get fans excited?

Nick Friedell

I had forgotten @SophiaBush was in Van Wilder. When are we going to party @lottiespub, Sophia?

Aaron Brooks

Who does Brady miss the most... Randy Moss, Wes Welker, or Aaron Hernandez

Chuck Swirsky

Jimmy Garoppolo's 1st TD toss..they are dancing in the streets in Charleston

Aaron Brooks

Tom Brady on the bench looking like Drew Bledsoe

Aaron Brooks

So you can't pray after you score?? When did going to your knee become a penalty??

Chuck Swirsky

automatic penalty....really?

Chuck Swirsky

That's unsportsman like?

Nick Friedell

Remember the Titans and Van Wilder are both on right now. What a way to start the beginning of the new year.

Nazr Mohammed

17th training camp starts 2moro. #blessed Top left pic is what happens when u ask someone to take a… instagram.com/p/tjZDBUN0H3/

Chuck Swirsky

I'm a closet Chiefs fan and have been one for years dating back to the Tank Robert Holmes , Otis "My Man" Taylor, Willie Lanier ,Great fans.

Nazr Mohammed

Thank u for your support RT @Chuck Swirsky: @Nazr Mohammed Appreciate the interview and always being so positive ... tmi.me/1eM2BY

Chuck Swirsky

What a mess..Welcome to your 2014 Patriots offensive line.

Sam Smith

It's the story of the Three Bulls to fight off the wolves of the NBA. bit.ly/1sLmYw4

Pau Gasol

Hoy tuvimos #BullsMediaDay! Muy ilusionado de formar parte de este equipo y con ganas de entrenar con mis compañeros! http://t.co/6PlOnLkjqS

Pau Gasol

Media Day is in the books. I'm very excited to be a part of this team. Time to start working with my teammates! http://t.co/QL5L2NfvdG

Nick Friedell

Deerfield was nice -- but being able to drive home in 15 minutes from practice is awesome. Players have to be loving the new setup.

Nick Friedell

Noah gets ready to leave facility. Fan screams, "Hey Noah, I named my first son after you! I need you to take a picture with him!" He did.

Chuck Swirsky

Just a tweet to all @Pau Gasol fans and there are millions around the globe...what a true professional. He joins a great locker-room. #Bulls

Nick Friedell

So are his teammates. RT @ESPNChicago Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls confident NBA title within grasp es.pn/1qPrhyS

Nick Friedell

Noah on how knee surgery affected his summer: "A lot more rehab, a lot more boring stuff. But you know, the boring stuff is important."

Nick Friedell

Best way to sum up Bulls' media day: Confident. The players weren't cocky -- they just believe they can win this year.

Chuck Swirsky

The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah http://t.co/gGu9gekwVg

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler is killing the media spread. I guess that contract talk isn't going so well.

KC Johnson

Jimmy Butler just crashed the media workroom for the sandwiches. http://t.co/ensef79XvI

Sam Smith

Pau said needed to be in position he'd be highly stimulated and to get going with career again.

Sam Smith

Pau said Kobe urged him to stay with Lakers and retire together.

KC Johnson

Taj Gibson said Thibodeau pushed him to play for USA Basketball in World Cup when others dropped out but Gibson wanted to focus on Bulls.

Sam Smith

Pau said he was recruited by Phil Jackson for Knicks. Congratulated Pau after decision and said he would love Chicago.

Sam Smith

Pau says Chicago was his choice for combination of players and potential. Did know winters can be cold.

Mike McGraw

Taj is also growing his beard out http://t.co/ruI7fFgMHt

Sam Smith

Noah says he loves team, is excited to get to work and no regrets about no 'Melo with team that's in place

Sam Smith

Noah commends Pau for "picking the cold" about coming to Chicago over cities with warm weather and considerable talent.

Nick Friedell

Noah says he thought Bulls had "no shot" to land Gasol. Respects Pau for wanting to win and doing so in the cold weather.

KC Johnson

Noah on helping recruit Gasol: "I thought we had no shot with all the teams that were looking at him."

Sam Smith

Noah calls Gasol one of best offensive bigs in league. Says Pau will be at rim and is hard to score over.

KC Johnson

Noah on Gasol: "Pau is definitely one of the best offensive bigs in the league. Just to have him around is so big for our team."

Sam Smith

Noah says Bulls clearly have considerable talent but comes down to working together.

Sam Smith

Noah says spent summer basically getting healthy after knee surgery.

Sam Smith

Noah says will be "interesting" to see how Thibs uses everybody, which is a principal question of camp.

Sam Smith

Noah said felt terrible end of year before knee surgery and feels better now.

KC Johnson

Noah on his knee: "I felt terrible at the end of the year. And I feel better now."

Nick Friedell

Noah: "I think the sky's the limit for this team."

Sam Smith

Noah says "sky's the limit" for this team.

Sam Smith

Noah says he's thrilled to have Pau as a teammate and as a champion someone he can learn from.

KC Johnson

Noah: "I worked really hard to get my leg as strong as possible. I’m hoping there are no limitations. But I have to be a little cautious."

Nick Friedell

Noah knows he has to be cautious with knee. Isn't sure what kind of limitations he will have early on.

Sam Smith

Noah says hoping he has no limitations with first knee surgery but needs to be cautious.

Mike McGraw

Just heard a new nickname from Noah, "Snellycat"

Mike McGraw

Gasol working on his pregame self introduction for TV http://t.co/oo5Yu4jCYT

Sam Smith

Rose says he should have two years on the "back end" of his career now with missing these two seasons.

Nick Friedell

Derrick Rose: "I just want to be healthy ... I just want to go out there and win games. My biggest goal is to win a championship."

Sam Smith

Rose says could care less about accolades and awards. Says just wants to be healthy.

KC Johnson

DRose: "I just want to be healthy. I could care less about the awards. I just want to win games. My biggest goal is just winning a (title)."

Sam Smith

Rose calls Bulls depth dangerous as far as being impressive and effective.

Joe Cowley

Rose said he's willing to play however many minutes they need him to, as long "as we win the game."

Sam Smith

Rose says he's willing to play whatever minutes necessary to win games.

Sam Smith

Rose says Bulls have a lot of threats on team. Sees himself in a lot of catch and shoot with Pau