KC Johnson

Haven't been inside Scottrade Center since 2000 on hockey beat. Still remember Doug Gilmour jokingly drilling me with stick while I did TV.

Shams Charania

OKC forward Lance Thomas has been informed he will make the Thunder regular season roster as the 15th man, league sources tell RealGM.

Sam Smith

Thanks for the questions, I'll do this regularly. FYI, I have an excerpt from my new Jordan book hitting Bulls.com Sun. #AskSam

Sam Smith

There's another? Him, except when I'm doing The Chamber Brothers "Time has come today." @KeatzTweets

Sam Smith

That injury concerns about Derrick Rose seem to be about 5th priority now. @TheChicagoNinja

Sam Smith

Mirotic is better than I thought. It's going to be hard to get minutes unless Noah has health problems. @ignaciogv

Sam Smith

There is a lot of talk about Washington but I like Toronto, I like Charlotte and I think the Knicks could surprise. @Arnav7G

Sam Smith

I like New Orleans. I think Golden State will be really good. I think Denver will surprise. @johnmac161

Sam Smith

I think he'll be able to play like an MVP. Not sure about the award as his role may be a bit more limited with talent additions @Reloadednow

Sam Smith

Pau became underrated again. I think he became mentally debilitated as the franchise had lost its way. He is a terrific competitor @snewstat

Sam Smith

It's really good. 1 amazing thing about the Bulls the last 4 years is how well the players get along. Better than I've ever seen. @noelmose

Sam Smith

That's the problem, he's going to be a four or five possibly. I don't see him guarding the three position. @mrwagner25

Sam Smith

I think it should be much better because of McDermott. That's why I'd like to see him in the starting role. @Kele_Sports

Sam Smith

No it's not going to upset my stomach quite yet. No, but I think Thibs eventually comes around to starting him. @MarioPersico12

Sam Smith

Bulls easily, I think the Heat are going to have trouble making the playoffs. @_Bones

Sam Smith

I don't think it's a big issue at this point because of the rotations they've been playing with Noah in and out. @Jihfy

Sam Smith

I would love to see that because it opens up the court for so many Bulls options. And Derrick can handle it. @aultlj

Sam Smith

Not surprised. You could see Thibs hasn't gotten comfortable with him yet. But I get the sense he's OK with being patient. @ktillo16

Sam Smith

Arrived in St. Louis and thought to do a quick live Twitter Ask Sam. The digital people tell me you should reply with #AskSam & a question.

Shams Charania

The Houston Rockets met with free agent Kenyon Martin today -- to discuss a possible coaching staff role, league sources tell RealGM.

Pau Gasol

Congrats to @miss_belmont @Jgomeznoya #SelFem @Simeone and all the winners of the National Sports Awards!

Pau Gasol

Muchas felicidades a @miss_belmont @Jgomeznoya #SelFem @Simeone y a todos los ganadores de los Premios Nacionales del Deporte!

Chuck Swirsky

I saw Joe Maddon at Mariano's......not really..I just made that up.

Shams Charania

Wizards recently pursued Julyan Stone out of his Italian team, sources tell RealGM. Stone has NBA out but is first option, lead guard there.

Nick Friedell

Picked up my tux. First song in the store? Kris Kross. Jump. First CD I ever owned. Good sign.

Nick Friedell

I'm in Sarasota for a wedding. I'll be disappointed if I don't bump into @DickieV and see what he thinks about the Bulls this year.

Chuck Swirsky

Ulysses S Grant. Pretty good power forward for the Bulls http://t.co/azPBmgsUOB

Chuck Swirsky

Downtown St Louis http://t.co/pWB3AFtRWJ

Sam Smith

The fans' concerns, questions and observations as the 2014-15 season is about to begin. So Ask Sam. Hey, that's me! bit.ly/1wugSxF

Chuck Swirsky

Ballgame tonight in Saint Louis. @34billy42 will bring his A game despite the fact Honey Boo Boo has been cancelled . 630 pre ESPN 1000

Sam Smith

Bulls ready to go on offensive with opener five days away? bit.ly/1FMbGLB

Chuck Swirsky

Final preseason game .....yes! Bulls-Minny here in St Louis . 630 CT pre Bulls Radio Network and ESPN 1000.

Chuck Swirsky

Mike Carey ....hmmmmm.

Chuck Swirsky

I m in a time warp. For a moment I actually thought Va Tech beat Ohio State this season. Nah...Silly me.....

Chuck Swirsky

Whatever path Steve Nash elects to follow I wish him nothing but the best. A future Hall of Famer and a credit to basketball and Canada.

Nick Friedell

The cab line at O'Hare right now is almost as long as the one in Vegas usually is. An impressive display.

Pau Gasol

El otro día disfruté mucho de #DonGiovanni en la @LyricOpera! Una ópera magnífica con un reparto excelente! http://t.co/ebCkI6ZhNJ

Shams Charania

RealGM Source: Boston Celtics awarded waiver claim on Atlanta Hawks free agent Jarell Eddie after multiple bids. basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/235301…

Pau Gasol

I had a great time enjoying #DonGiovanni at the @LyricOpera the other day! Magnificent opera with an excellent cast! http://t.co/gVXK1VhUK1

Nazr Mohammed

On the plane with my young boys dougmcd35 @@TonySnell20 @@nikolamiritic44 @etwaun55 #SeeRedinstagram.com/p/ug3_u5N0Mn/

Nazr Mohammed

Great room view of the St. Louis Arch and Mississippi River. #LastPreseasonGame #GatewayArch #StLouisinstagram.com/p/ug3aPGt0L6/

Nazr Mohammed

Great seeing u 2day RT @DrIanSmith: With my man @Nazr Mohammed after the @Chicago Bulls practice today. ... tmi.me/1eP4C8

Pau Gasol

We're already in St. Louis where tomorrow we'll face the Wolves of my friend @Ricky Rubio on our last preseason game! http://t.co/r8T28m6yV1

Pau Gasol

Ya estamos en St. Louis donde mañana jugaremos el último partido de pretemporada contra los Wolves de @Ricky Rubio! http://t.co/OLWht8mo4h

Shams Charania

The Boston Celtics have claimed forward Jarell Eddie -- Hawks' recent release -- off NBA free agency waivers, league source tells RealGM.

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels down St.Louis!

Joel Brigham

And what are your predictions for the upcoming season? Tip-off is only a few days away! basketballinsiders.com/50-nba-predict…

Joel Brigham

Every year I do my 50 NBA predictions article over @BBallInsiders. Check it out if you haven't already: basketballinsiders.com/50-nba-predict…

Chuck Swirsky

Wheels up headed to St.Louis . Go Bulls!

Joe Cowley

Jimmy Butler's thumb and hand looked like the Mummy. Jo and Derrick are expected to play tomorrow, but then again, who knows? #BullsCamp

Chuck Swirsky

ESPN reporting 76ers target date for MCW's return is November 13. Bulls play at Philly Nov. 7th

Shams Charania

RealGM Source: The Houston Rockets have waived forward Josh Powell, who had a non-guaranteed deal for this season. tinyurl.com/ktfarlx

Shams Charania

The Houston Rockets have waived forward Josh Powell, league source tells RealGM. Powell had a non-guaranteed deal for this season.

Nazr Mohammed

It's been a while but I had to get the late night cut from @drewthebarber87. I went with the clean cut… instagram.com/p/ue6NE-t0CU/

KC Johnson

Remember when Derrick Rose averaged 31 mpg at start of last season? trib.in/1nzCmJv

KC Johnson

Talking #Bulls on @gamechicago with @NightGameChi at 830 PM, if you're so inclined.

Pau Gasol

Today we had signing appearance at our facility! Lots of things signed for the benefit of our… instagram.com/p/ueUNbVH2C-/

Chuck Swirsky

A week from tonight at MSG...Bulls-Knicks. Need I say more?

KC Johnson

Joakim Noah said his knee responded well to his first back-to-back set of games. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1rqC5nu

KC Johnson

Noah's knee surgery took more rehab than Bulls projected. Noah will wear brace all season. Noah said difference between pain/maintenance.

KC Johnson

Noah said he's had no pain or setbacks but "has to get more strength" in leg. With Gasol/Gibson, Bulls have depth to be smart.

Joe Cowley

He feels fine from the "minor'' surgery in May, but yet will remain on a minutes restriction moving forward. Thibs couldn't say how long.

Joe Cowley

The tale of Joakim Noah and the mysterious knee continued today at the Advocate Center.

KC Johnson

Noah, on whether he's confident he can handle extended minutes during regular season: "Yes."

KC Johnson

Bulls gave Hinrich "a maintenance day." He got up shots afterward. Let record show we got Thibs' first "we have more than enough" today.

Mike McGraw

Thibs chatting with Sky coach Pokey Chatman after practice. http://t.co/LZzQQ4LS3c

Chuck Swirsky

Thoughts and prayers go out to Canada after today s tragedy.

Pau Gasol

Ánimo Juan Carlos Navarro en tu recuperación! Best wishes to JC Navarro in your recovery!

Shams Charania

Column: Lance Stephenson's broken ties with the Indiana Pacers, bet on himself and Charlotte -- and no turning back. tinyurl.com/mafo694

Chuck Swirsky

Don't take for granted things we do almost every day such as changing of the colors. Beautiful in the Midwest. http://t.co/g8FndYRYMc

KC Johnson

Here is whole survey: on.nba.com/ZNK5sy. Wall and Westbrook faster than Rose with ball? Hmmm.

KC Johnson

GMs vote Thibodeau at overwhelming 92.9% for best defensive schemes.

KC Johnson

GMs rank Paul, Westbrook, Parker as top-3 PGs. Tab Noah as league's best defensive player.

KC Johnson

In annual GM survey, Bulls receive 3rd-most votes to win title behind Spurs and Cavs.

Shams Charania

The Denver Nuggets are releasing forward Quincy Miller, league source tells RealGM. Miller's deal was partially guaranteed for the season.

Taj Gibson

One of the Vets told me u gotta have a old school. #64impala going to bend some corners in Brooklyn… instagram.com/p/ucEg1zvm3v/

Chuck Swirsky

Is there a baseball game going on tonight?

Chuck Swirsky

Excellent job by @MichaelRapaport ESPN's 30 for 30 on the Knicks was superb.

KC Johnson

Good news: No surgery for Butler. Bad news: More lost practice time for Bulls' starting 5. trib.in/1zjN1x6

Shams Charania

Nikola Vucevic's new contract extension with the Orlando Magic is fully guaranteed through four seasons, no options, source tells RealGM.

Shams Charania

Nikola Vucevic's new contract extension with the Orlando Magic is fully guaranteed through four seasons, no options, source tells RealGM.

Joe Cowley

Butler will be re-evaluated next week ... ruh-roh!

Joe Cowley

Butler's MRI showed a sprain in the left thumb. He will not practice this week, and will miss the game against Minnesota on Friday.

Chuck Swirsky

Butler will be re-evaluated after that.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls announce Jimmy Butler MRI confirmed sprained left thumb. He will not play Friday vs. Minnesota and will not practice this week.

KC Johnson

Still too early to know if regular-season opener is in jeopardy for Butler.

Nick Friedell

Bulls say Butler's MRI confirmed thumb sprain. He will not practice this week and will not play Friday. He'll be re-evaluated after that.

KC Johnson

Bulls say MRI confirms sprained thumb ligaments for Butler, who will sit this week & preseason finale on Friday. Will be re-evaluated then.

KC Johnson

That signature Rose performance only underscored how fun this Bulls-Cavs rivalry could be. Tribune Blog: trib.in/1vITA90

Pau Gasol

Happy birthday to my good friend @Ricky Rubio! Hope you have a great day and I’ll see you soon on the court!

Pau Gasol

Muchas felicidades a mi buen amigo @Ricky Rubio! Que pases un buen día y nos vemos pronto en la cancha!

Pau Gasol

Despite the defeat, we keep making progress. Great game by @Derrick Rose with 30 points! #rightdirection #SeeRed

Pau Gasol

Seguimos creciendo a pesar de la derrota. Partidazo de mi compañero @Derrick Rose con 30 puntos! #seguimos #SeeRed

Nikola Mirotic

Desde Chicago mando todo mi apoyo y fuerza a la familia del CAI, familia y amigos de Abós. Descanse en paz