Joe Cowley

3. How many times will Thibs slam his own head on the bleachers watching Harden's defense? Fear that beard!

Joe Cowley

Top three storylines in Vegas this week for Team USA: 1. Rose's return, 2. What happened to all the stretch-4s? and finally ....

Joe Cowley

That's why I have Rose penciled in as making it. Note - penciled in, not in pen.

Joe Cowley

Here's how all five PGs should rank: 1. Curry, 2. Lillard, 3. Rose, 4. Wall, 5. Irving. What helps Rose is Curry can also play SG.

Joe Cowley

You don't think Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, D.Lillard and John Wall want to make Rose feel broken down? The bigger question is can they?

Joe Cowley

Because of the rust he was still working through in those 10 games, we haven't seen the "real'' Rose in 2 yrs, 2 months, 29 days. Good luck!

Joe Cowley

...DRose has played 10 NBA games in the last 820 days. The Bulls have paid him $6.8 million per win over that time.

Joe Cowley

Here's a reality check for those that feel DRose can just roll the basketball out and even make Team USA .....

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah's off-court message continues today, as does his competitiveness: trib.in/1phhCDV

Joe Cowley

This might not be the most talented USA Team, but they'll be the best we've ever seen at close-outs. #Thibseffect

Joe Cowley

Best big man left up front for Team USA? Boogie! Be afraid rest of the world, be very afraid!

Joe Cowley

Admit it KLove, you're afraid of the "Thibodeau stare."

Chuck Swirsky

With Kevin Love pulling out of USA team @Taj Gibson should be added!

Joe Cowley

K. Love is now withdrawing from Team USA because of his "current status,'' according to ESPN.

Joe Cowley

And now with another six weeks to work with the league's best at Team USA, the Thibs Legend will continue to grow. #WorldWideThibs

Joe Cowley

Tom Thibodeau - A - Nobody works the back channels like Thibs.

Joe Cowley

.... but until he gets it and has an understanding of what the new NBA is about, let's give DRose an I (Incomplete).

Joe Cowley

DRose - Oh DRose - well, he answered the phone when Gasol called him. Worked out for Melo and spoke to him. ....

Joe Cowley

At age 30 this year and seeing the window can close, Noah's thirst for a title was on full display.

Joe Cowley

A+ - J. Noah - Did it all on the court and off. Started courting Melo in Feb, and never stopped. Flew out to LA to visit Gasol.

Joe Cowley

G Forman and John Paxson - A- - They swung for the fences, that's for sure. Quickly had Gasol as a Plan B, and drove up Love price for Cavs.

Joe Cowley

Bulls offseason recruiting grades now that Love has his heart set on Cleveland: Taj Gibson - B+ - Helped with Anthony Day and dinner.

Nick Friedell

Thanks for being #upforwhatever @erinashley2416 @chone_figgins @thatdangtang. Hope you guys had a blast #budlight http://t.co/HWYtj1sBlQ

Chuck Swirsky

Wishing @BryanFenley all the best as he leaves the fine folks @krem2 for Channel 24 in Memphis. He ll do a great job covering the Mid South

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah's powerful off-court message, and the competitiveness he can't contain: trib.in/1phhCDV

Nick Friedell

Cubs win Cubs win! Great start to the day at Wrigley @chone_figgins @erinashley2416 @t... tmi.me/1eB1Qx http://t.co/2ZNo1hpfjH

Aggrey Sam

Jo on Bulls offseason and more: bit.ly/1lEV4J8

Nazr Mohammed

My guy Patrick just came thru to bless the Black Beauties with a wash. Holla at him if u need ur car… instagram.com/p/q5FyBbN0OJ/

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah's interviewing skills are in midseason form. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1phhCDV

Joakim Noah

I appreciate everybody who makes a positive impact in the community. #ChicagoStandUp

KC Johnson

Classic Noah, on this season's potential: "Even when we sucked, I always felt like we had championship aspirations."

KC Johnson

Noah on Melo: "I can’t control where another man goes. If he feels like New York is the best position for him, I’m happy for him."

KC Johnson

Noah on Gasol: "It’s very humbling to play with somebody who has won championships with his pedigree. He’s somebody I can really learn from"

KC Johnson

Noah: "All this stuff we’re doing in the community gives me strength. It makes me feel like I’m playing for more than winning and losing."

KC Johnson

Noah said his knee is "great" and the Bulls' offseason changes "make you want to work hard and be ready as possible for the season."

Joe Cowley

Sometimes the best move you make is the one you don't make ... or in this case, doesn't make you.

Joe Cowley

It wasn't for a lack of trying. They'll have 30 days to still try and shock the NBA world, but sounding like what LeBron wants, LeBron gets!

Joe Cowley

Bulls starting to get that feeling that they might again be first runner-up in a big offseason move. First Melo, and now Love.

KC Johnson

Noah's Arc Foundation (@NoahsArcFdn) unveiled strong PSA about non-violence today at Major Adams Community Center near United Center.

KC Johnson

Noah: "I'm happy for LeBron. He gets to go home; people are happy over there. I really hope we can kick his ass as many times as possible."

Nick Friedell

Living the dream at Wrigley with @chone_figgins @thatdangtang @erinashley2416 #upforwhatever #budlight http://t.co/Qp8VCLqMi6

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah is dunking at an event for his Noah's Arc Foundation promoting non-violence. So his knee seems good.

Joe Cowley

The lesson? Don't mess with Thibs!

Joe Cowley

Boozer disappears in the fourth quarter of games for the remainder of the season and playoffs, never to be heard from again.

Joe Cowley

...stats that show how bad Boozer is like an assassin carrying out a hit. But Thibs didn't see it? Just happened to have stats available.

Joe Cowley

Thibs is asked about it in pregame, and replies, "Well, what did he say? I didn't see it.'' Then Thibs start rambling off all the 4th qtr...

Joe Cowley

Best Boozer moment of the year: Booze complains about minutes at the end of morning shootaround, media goes into frenzy ....

Joe Cowley

B. Scott to coach the Lakers. C. Booze now has a coach to complain about for lack of fourth quarter minutes.

Joe Cowley

Tryout pool now consists of J. Harden and a bunch of role players named Curry, Durant, Love, Rose, etc....

Joe Cowley

Team USA officially announces John Wall is in the tryout pool, B. Griffin out. Starts Monday in Las Vegas .....

Joe Cowley

J. Noah announcing major public stand against gun violence. Guessing his 6-shooter celebration after hitting jumpers is retired for good.

KC Johnson

USA Basketball makes John Wall's addition official. More PG competition for DRose at next week's minicamp.

Nazr Mohammed

82.3% lol RT @pattomasulo: Based on my observations of people w kids, I can safely estimate that 95% of ... tmi.me/1eAZdi

Joe Cowley

Bad investment by Melo if that's the case. Have fun winning with Rondo and M. Gasol in two years. Was always about the money!

Joe Cowley

Oh, and this just in - Melo again reiterated "I don't want to win. I don't care about money.'' And said he believed in Phil J over Chicago.

Joe Cowley

Booze doesn't even care that his current Batman sold out his historic will to win for a two-year, $48.5 million contract.

Joe Cowley

Booze in Lakers gold ... is so Boozer. Always deemed himself a Robin to a star's Batman.

Mike McGraw

In espn article, Carmelo says he doesn't care about money and it pretty much was always between NY & Chicago. espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s…

Aaron Brooks

Proud these young ladies. Placed 3rd in their heat and 8th overall. Video on my IG: zerofor3 #FinalsOnSaturday #SCAA http://t.co/I5MJs6PiAk

Nazr Mohammed

We're only a week away... Repost this invite with the hashtag #SupportDiabetesNMF and win 2 tickets to… instagram.com/p/q4Ws99t0MP/

Nazr Mohammed

The winner of the sponsored filled gift bag is @valariedmc for the #nmffundraiserthrowback. Next… instagram.com/p/q4Tqujt0Gt/

Pau Gasol

Today the practicing with the #NationalTeam starts. Really looking forward to the World Cup & to competing at our highest level #Spain2014

Pau Gasol

Hoy empiezan los entrenamientos con la #Selección. Con ganas de afrontar este Mundial y de competir al máximo con mis compañeros #Spain2014

Joe Cowley

Business just picked up for DRose to try and make Team USA. Mr. Rose, meet Mr. Wall.

Pau Gasol

My condolences to the families of the victims of the tragedy #Swiftair

Pau Gasol

Mis condolencias a los familiares de las víctimas de esta tragedia #Swiftair

Chuck Swirsky

Start the day with acts of kindness and encouragement to others.Reach out and assist those who are troubled and hurting .Be an impact player

Taj Gibson

Rest in peace to my good friend _stixxwilliams NYC street ball won't be the same without you. Brooklyn… instagram.com/p/q3FXUzvm1y/

Joel Brigham

I also love that Lance Stephenson has a brother named Lantz. #LanceLantz

Joel Brigham

I love that Manute Bol's son is named Bol. #BolBol

Chuck Swirsky

Add another name Jon Lester--either Scherzer, Price or Lester-in a Cubs uniform.

Chuck Swirsky

Take it to the bank.save this tweet--either David Price or Max Scherzer will be in a Cubs' uniform next year..book it. Big bucks. Big splash

Nick Friedell

75 and sunny with a breeze. I could get used to living in San Diecago.

Shams Charania

Jameer Nelson balanced finances and winning in free agency. Dwight Howard made multiple calls recruiting Nelson to Houston, sources say.

Shams Charania

Free agent Jameer Nelson has finalized paperwork on his deal with the Mavericks: $2.75M in Year 1, $3.25M in Year 2, source tells RealGM.

Nick Friedell

Great seeing Jay Gruden in the national spotlight. Still remember when he coached Orlando Predators and his office was at Tinker Field.

Nick Friedell

Likely the leader of the new Bench Mob. RT @ESPNChiBulls: If Love goes to Bulls, what's Gasol's role? es.pn/1AcDx4J

Pau Gasol

Today, I'm shooting a commercial and here I am relaxing between takes...surrounded by basketballs!… instagram.com/p/q18cwyH2HM/

Taj Gibson

Rooftop chilling on this beautiful day in Chicago. Can't beat this scene. #AMLIRiverNorth #Chitown http://t.co/WpD3RedHm1

Joel Brigham

NBA Chat in ten minutes! Last chance to get questions in! basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-… @BBallInsiders

Chuck Swirsky

A man beats a woman and is suspended 2 games.There should be severe outrage about this decision by the NFL.Domestic abuse is reprehensible

Joel Brigham

NBA Chat with me in like an hour-and-a-half. Get your questions in the hopper now! basketballinsiders.com/chat/nba-chat-… @BBallInsiders

Chuck Swirsky

Ray Rice gets only two games for domestic violence .....seriously?

Pau Gasol

I'm proud to be a part of this team. This morning we had the official presentation of our #NationalTeam #Spain2014 http://t.co/9rh5IYanlo

Pau Gasol

Muy orgulloso de estar esta mañana con mis compañeros en la presentación oficial de nuestra #Selección #Spain2014 http://t.co/zA0DMKigE4

Chuck Swirsky

Sad to learn the passing of Canadian broadcasting icon Bill Stephenson. RIP

Chuck Swirsky

Let's do this! A new day to embrace, engage and encourage those around us with a smile and positive attitude ! http://t.co/QUnTADY7zt

Mike McGraw

Why are #Bulls suddenly hot on Kevin Love? An explanation... blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7965

Chuck Swirsky

Many thanks to George, Peter, Ray and to all of you for listening tonight on ESPN 1000. Great guests -better listeners!

Joe Cowley

Hitting up my man @LaurenceWHolmes at 9 pm to talk Love and Bulls. #670TheScore

Chuck Swirsky

Sam Smith joining me on ESPN Chicago 1000 says Love to Bulls not happening.

Nazr Mohammed

My son thinks he's the next @kdtrey5 but his game is more like @jalennrose right now. Time will tell.… instagram.com/p/q0GncKN0PD/

Nazr Mohammed

My son thinks he's the next @Kevin Durant but his game is more like @Jalen Rose right now. Time will tell. #PointGuardForward

Chuck Swirsky

A six man show tonight ESPN 1000 http://t.co/bMnucjCFQW

Nazr Mohammed

We're a little over a week out and I can't wait til August 1st. The donations for the auction and… instagram.com/p/q0A3net0Gl/

Chuck Swirsky

Hosting sports talk on ESPN 1000. My competition across the street .....hmmmmm. Could be a long night for the Swirsk http://t.co/KwOGQ4WLTK