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Just hours after meeting with Chicago Bulls star Joakim Noah about an anti-violence event, the manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk was gunned down in the Avalon Park neighborhood. Uchenna Agina — known as Chino Dolla and OTF Chino — was sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue when a gunman walked up and opened fire about 1:50 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Police said a friend drove him to Advocate Trinity Hospital. A police source said Lil Durk was not the friend that took Agina to the hospital. My FOX Chicago
Mirotic has fared surprisingly well as the nominal small forward alongside two of the Noah–Pau Gasol–Taj Gibson trio in jumbo lineups. Chicago is minus-3 in the 229 minutes the three most-used supersize groups have been on the floor, per NBA.com, and Mirotic has flashed some nimble feet in tracking wing players. Grantland
Mike McGraw: Jimmy Butler is listed as a starter for #Bulls tonight, with Brooks, Dunleavy, Gasol & Gibson. Twitter @McGrawDHBulls
It's sportswear lore that Michael Jordan was a fan of adidas before going pro and eventually signing with Nike in 1984. But until now, nobody knew exactly why adidas missed on signing the young man who would go on to become the greatest basketball player of all time. According to new information from the Wall Street Journal, adidas distributors were keen on signing Jordan, but the brand's execs in Germany weren't interested. The reason? They felt he was too short. Sole Collector
The backcourt could be back soon as Jimmy Butler (elbow) is nearing a return and a source told Yahoo Sports that Derrick Rose (knee) is progressing well. Yahoo! Sports
But coach Tom Thibodeau said "it appears that (Rose is) pretty close" to being cleared for contact. "It's just step-by-step," Thibodeau said. "The first week is just range of motion, strengthening the knee. And then you progress from there. He's doing just about everything now except the contact." Chicago Tribune
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