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March 3, 2015 Updates

A worse feeling came when Monday’s MRI exam revealed a grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury and doctors told Butler he’d miss three to six weeks. “It was devastating for me,” Butler said. “I hate missing games. I want to be out there with my team. Injuries happen, so I gotta get back as soon as possible.” Chicago Tribune

Taj Gibson thought about getting even when his longtime friend was shot in the head. Derrick Rose also lost a childhood friend to a gun, but he never wanted condolences. He and Gibson were simply talking about friends they've lost to violence. So did Bulls reserve Nazr Mohammed and former teammate Luol Deng. And so did several friends and siblings of Chicago teens who have been killed in recent years. They all appear in "You're Not Alone," an anti-violence video produced by Bulls center Joakim Noah and directed by award-winning author and documentarian Alex Kotlowitz. The video also serves as an invitation for people to talk candidly about the emotional toll of gun violence, much like several interview subjects did during the 8-minute film. Chicago Tribune

In the video, Gibson looks away wistfully as he recalls the slaying in 2010 of Charles Wynn on the porch of his Brooklyn home several months after Gibson finished his rookie season. "I thought about retaliation. I thought about it," Gibson says in the video. "It was right before training camp. My whole mind frame changed. I didn't care about anything. I was just so mad all the time. I was short-fused. "To this day I just sit in my room sometimes and I just think about it. I think about it every morning, every day. Even if I'm just daydreaming I just think about him." Chicago Tribune

March 2, 2015 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today that an MRI of Jimmy Butler confirmed a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow. It is estimated that Butler may be out three to six weeks. On the year, Butler has appeared in 55 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 20.2 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.73 spg (ninth in the NBA) and 0.58 bpg in 38.9 mpg (first in the NBA). NBA.com

Jimmy Butler will miss an extended period of time and be evaluated on a week-to-week basis after Monday's MRI exam confirmed a sprained left elbow, league sources said. Butler suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Clippers when he ran into a DeAndre Jordan screen in the third quarter. He didn't return. Chicago Tribune

David Aldridge: Despite Bulls' latest backcourt injury, with Jimmy Butler (elbow) out 3-6 weeks, no contact yet with FA guard & former Bull Nate Robinson. Twitter @daldridgetnt

But in classic Bulls fashion, an injury, this time Jimmy Butler's hyperextending his left elbow while on defense on a DeAndre Jordan screen, delayed things for a few minutes. After a commercial break, Breen asked Van Gundy if he could discuss his previous comments, which occurred on-air in a January game between the Bulls and Dallas Mavericks and then this past week, to a Chicago media writer. Van Gundy told Ed Sherman, writing for the Chicago Tribune, that he was asked by Thibodeau's agent to "tone it down" after the Mavericks game, while noting Forman yelled at him at the Dallas game. “Can you speak about it without sleeping with the fishes?” Breen said. ESPN.com

Van Gundy was happy to, and during his conversation with Breen, the ESPN cameras cut to Forman and Paxson, with the latter staring intently at his phone. “What I said previously, I stand by,” Van Gundy said. “I think, over the course of time, they’ve been unfriendly and they haven’t been pro-coach. “I think you go all the way back to Doug Collins’ time here, then Phil Jackson, and go on and on and on. So I don’t really feel the need to reiterate too much. That’s what I said. That’s what I believe.” ESPN.com

March 1, 2015 Updates

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