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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."
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'
McDermott first day of school: "Last night I set like 3 alarms. I woke up every hour. I had Thibs' voice in my head."
Doug McDermott's initiation: “So much quicker, more physical. The coach is already screaming 3 seconds on the shot clock. It goes by faster.
Thibodeau doesn't sound high on Snell again. Said he needs to be more consistent.
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."
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."
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?"
Rose said this is the first time he can remember scrimmaging on the first day of training camp. Said starters tied second unit.
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.
In new Rose detail he says he has a new chef -- but hasn't given up candy all the way.
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.
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.
DRose has a new chef this year. I do not.
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!
Butler sounds pleased with the way negotiations are going. Trying not to let ongoing talks become a distraction.
Someone asked Butler how to impress Thibs as a rookie. Answer: Know your job, do your job. He's listened well.
First practice in new gym. J Butler in foreground http://t.co/WjiadOIWLa
McDermott said he set 3 alarms last night and went to sleep with Thibs' voice in his head. He's learning quick.
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.
Thibodeau said 74-75 Warriors are last title team to use 2 rookies in rotation. Jamaal Wilkes and Phil Smith.
The jumbo lineup of Pau, Taj and Noah likely won't happen.
Who will close games is yet to be determined.
Starters today were Rose, Butler, Noah, Pau and Dunleavy.
Yesterday, Thibodeau said you rarely see championship teams use 2 rookies in rotation. Today, he said that doesn't mean it can't happen.
Thibodeau called Taj Gibson the Bulls' best 4th-quarter player last season.
Thibodeau said starting lineup isn't set but used Rose, Butler, Dunleavy, Gasol, Noah today. Expect that to stick.
Gibson's agent Mark Bartelstein was in the Bulls' locker room hammering out the final details of the deal with Bulls' personnel.
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.
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.
Nice touch in new Bulls practice facility w/ plaque honoring Sheri Berto, after whom last facility was named http://t.co/oZ70shlQDw
Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, source tells RealGM. Gee is reporting to camp today.
Fesenko sighting in Minnesota. Last time I saw him he was chugging coffee before a Bulls exhibition game in Champaign.
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?
Who does Brady miss the most... Randy Moss, Wes Welker, or Aaron Hernandez
Jimmy Garoppolo's 1st TD toss..they are dancing in the streets in Charleston
Tom Brady on the bench looking like Drew Bledsoe
So you can't pray after you score?? When did going to your knee become a penalty??
That's unsportsman like?
Remember the Titans and Van Wilder are both on right now. What a way to start the beginning of the new year.
Wow Chiefs 34-7.
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.
What a mess..Welcome to your 2014 Patriots offensive line.
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
Deerfield was nice -- but being able to drive home in 15 minutes from practice is awesome. Players have to be loving the new setup.
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.
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."
Best way to sum up Bulls' media day: Confident. The players weren't cocky -- they just believe they can win this year.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah http://t.co/gGu9gekwVg
Jimmy Butler is killing the media spread. I guess that contract talk isn't going so well.
Jimmy Butler just crashed the media workroom for the sandwiches. http://t.co/ensef79XvI
Pau said needed to be in position he'd be highly stimulated and to get going with career again.
Pau said Kobe urged him to stay with Lakers and retire together.
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.
Pau said he was recruited by Phil Jackson for Knicks. Congratulated Pau after decision and said he would love Chicago.
Pau says Chicago was his choice for combination of players and potential. Did know winters can be cold.
Taj is also growing his beard out http://t.co/ruI7fFgMHt
Noah says he loves team, is excited to get to work and no regrets about no 'Melo with team that's in place
Noah commends Pau for "picking the cold" about coming to Chicago over cities with warm weather and considerable talent.
Noah says he thought Bulls had "no shot" to land Gasol. Respects Pau for wanting to win and doing so in the cold weather.
Noah on helping recruit Gasol: "I thought we had no shot with all the teams that were looking at him."
Noah calls Gasol one of best offensive bigs in league. Says Pau will be at rim and is hard to score over.
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."
Noah says Bulls clearly have considerable talent but comes down to working together.
Noah says spent summer basically getting healthy after knee surgery.
Noah says will be "interesting" to see how Thibs uses everybody, which is a principal question of camp.
Noah said felt terrible end of year before knee surgery and feels better now.
Noah on his knee: "I felt terrible at the end of the year. And I feel better now."
Noah: "I think the sky's the limit for this team."
Noah says "sky's the limit" for this team.
Noah says he's thrilled to have Pau as a teammate and as a champion someone he can learn from.
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."
Noah knows he has to be cautious with knee. Isn't sure what kind of limitations he will have early on.
Noah says hoping he has no limitations with first knee surgery but needs to be cautious.
Just heard a new nickname from Noah, "Snellycat"
Gasol working on his pregame self introduction for TV http://t.co/oo5Yu4jCYT
Rose says he should have two years on the "back end" of his career now with missing these two seasons.
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."
Rose says could care less about accolades and awards. Says just wants to be healthy.
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)."
Rose calls Bulls depth dangerous as far as being impressive and effective.
Rose said he's willing to play however many minutes they need him to, as long "as we win the game."
Rose says he's willing to play whatever minutes necessary to win games.
Rose says Bulls have a lot of threats on team. Sees himself in a lot of catch and shoot with Pau