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October 28, 2014 Updates
October 27, 2014 Updates

Butler and the Bulls have until Oct. 31, the deadline for first-round picks heading into their fourth season, to come to terms. He will become a restricted free agent after the season if a deal cannot be agreed upon before the deadline. “I think we’re going to figure it out,” Butler said prior to the Bulls' game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “My main focus is now of all time is to get healthy. If you’re healthy, you’ll get paid anyway. That’s all I’m worried about it." ESPN.com

Has Butler ever wavered about wanting to be with the Bulls? “No, no, no, no.This is definitely the city, the team I want to be on," Butler said. "At the end of the day, at the beginning of the day, I want to be a Chicago Bull for as long as possible.” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau commended Butler on how he’s dealt with the contract discussion. “I think Jimmy’s handled it well,” Thibodeau said. “He’s allowing his agent to take care of the business side for him so we can lock into the basketball part of it. Jimmy has done a good job with that. I want him to continue on that path.” ESPN.com

October 26, 2014 Updates

The former league MVP was at the Foot Locker on South State Street this afternoon to show off adidas’ new signature shoe, the adidas D Rose 5 Boost. Rose spoke to reporters for nearly 10 minutes and covered a range of topics including the new shoe, and his outlook on the upcoming season. Of particular interest was Rose’s response to being picked as “just” a top-30 player by several of the major websites. “I hear about the rankings here and there, but I know where I’m at with my game and the league," Rose said. "I know I’m not a top 30 player, I know I’m much higher. Everybody has their own opinion, and I can’t get mad that their voicing their opinion through a magazine or through a ranking. I can’t get mad at it.” CSN Chicago

Sure, there were hiccups for Rose and his teammates, but none seemed to have Rose the least bit worried. “I’m not concerned at all,’’ Rose said after the Bulls finished exhibition play 4-4. “I’m not concerned with the team. I know how hard we work as a team. Individually, I’m definitely not concerned with that. But as a team, seeing how everybody is focused. As long as everybody is focused on the same page, keep putting in that consistent work, that’s all you can ask for. That’s all you can ask from your team." Chicago Sun-Times

October 24, 2014 Updates
October 22, 2014 Updates
October 21, 2014 Updates

One knee shredded. Then, after a heralded return—and 10 games of 35.4 percent shooting—the other. Life has come at Derrick Rose fast. Monday night, he came back at James' new team even faster. "The fastest guy on the court by far," Bulls center Joakim Noah said, smiling. Bleacher Report


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