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November 23, 2014 Updates

As for Butler's mindset after not getting an extension deal done with the Bulls, he shook his head when asked if there's any lingering resentment. "Nah, nah," said Butler, who will be a restricted free agent next summer. "I love the city of Chicago. I think everybody knows that. I just feel like I've just got to help win games, man. I want a championship. The money has never been an issue because I'm from Tomball. The money I make now is more than nothing. I just wanted to prove to my teammates, to my coaches, to the city, that I'm here to stay." USA Today Sports

The Chicago Tribune reports from Bulls practice that forward Taj Gibson was sent home from practice after suffering an ankle injury over the weekend. But the good news is that Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, who have been out for over a week with injuries, did practice, which means they could return to action for the Bulls' Monday-Tuesday back-to-back against Utah, and Denver, or at least one of the games. CBSSports.com

November 22, 2014 Updates

With Portland up 61-43 at the 11:40-mark of the third, Bulls forward Mike Dunleavy leveled Blazers point guard with a hard foul on a three-point attempt. Wesley Matthews was quick to defend his teammate, shoving Dunleavy after the foul as the players had to be separated at midcourt. See the video below: Oregonian

Q: How would you describe the foul? Damian Lillard: "Cheap. It was cheap." Q: Safe to say you were angry about it? Lillard: "I've had worse things happen. But that was the last thing I was expecting on a wide-open three-point shot. It was a cheap play. I don't know what else to say about it." Oregonian

Hinrich is day-to-day and the Bulls do have two off days until they play the Jazz on Monday in Utah. X-rays were negative. "It hurts to take deep breaths," Hinrich said. "Any type of just movement in itself, it's hard to even posture up straight. I hope I get better soon." Chicago Tribune

Sam Smith: More Kirk on rib: "I never really thought it was broken. Just took a really good shot and having trouble with any type of movement really." Twitter @SamSmithHoops

If you watch closely, Rose grabs a sharpie along with the jersey and heads to the locker room, where he likely had the entire team sign it for the fortunate young fan. [UPDATE: According to the Bulls, Rose signed the jersey and brought it back out for the fan.] Chicago Sun-Times

November 21, 2014 Updates

Aldridge said he doesn't think about the Bulls trading him on draft day as much as he did early in his career. "I think early in my career I might have used it for motivation," he said. "But now I'm too old to be still holding that grudge." He added that draft day motivation stayed with him until about "three or four years" ago. "For a while that was my favorite team to play against," he said "Just to show them that they missed out. Just to show them that I'm better than they thought I was going to be. Now I'm over that. I have other goals to worry about." Oregonian

KC Johnson: Hinrich X-rays were negative. Bulls say he has a chest contusion. Twitter @KCJHoop

Joe Cowley: No timetable on a Hinrich return. Will be re-evaluated in Portland. Could be down to one true point guard in Aaron Brooks against Portland. Twitter @suntimes_hoops

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