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Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Play Home Opener Tonight Against Knicks

Bulls Play Home Opener Tonight Against Knicks

"We get to redeem ourselves and it’s at home. We always want to protect our home floor." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Pick Up Options on Butler, Teague

Bulls Pick Up Options on Butler, Teague

By exercising the respective player options, both players will be under contract with the Bulls through the 2014-15 season. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls in Wichita to Face Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder

Bulls in Wichita to Face Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City Thunder

The Bulls and Thunder tip-off from INTRUST Bank Arena at 8:30 p.m. CT. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Butler to Play Against OKC While Hinrich, Noah Still Out

Butler to Play Against OKC While Hinrich, Noah Still Out

“I feel good, man. I feel like it was just a little rest and a lot of rehab, and I'm feeling back to normal." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Defeat Bucks, Remain Perfect in Preseason

Bulls Defeat Bucks, Remain Perfect in Preseason

The Bulls were a perfect 3-0 in their home stand and will move on to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Wichita, Kan. on Wednesday. Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

With Key Players Out, Rose Not Worried About Bulls Chemistry

With Key Players Out, Rose Not Worried About Bulls Chemistry

“We should be fine. The guys know their jobs." --Derrick Rose Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Thibodeau: Hinrich, Butler, Noah Out Against Milwaukee

Thibodeau: Hinrich, Butler, Noah Out Against Milwaukee

It’s hard, but we can’t use it as an excuse. We’ve still got to come out here and play these games.” --Derrick Rose on the Bulls playing without three key players. Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Bulls Look to Remain Unbeaten in Preseason

Bulls Look to Remain Unbeaten in Preseason

With just three more games remaining on their preseason schedule, the Bulls will continue to build momentum and chemistry going into next week’s regular season opener against the Miami Heat. Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jimmy Butler, D. Rose Talk Ice Hockey and Puck-Shooting

Jimmy Butler, D. Rose Talk Ice Hockey and Puck-Shooting

"The only reason I wanted to do it, I couldn’t go back on my word. Two weeks ago I said that I would." --Jimmy Butler Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Jimmy Butler a Game Time Decision, Noah Won't Play Against Pacers

Jimmy Butler a Game Time Decision, Noah Won't Play Against Pacers

For the fifth consecutive game this preseason, the Chicago Bulls will have to take the court with an incomplete starting lineup. Read »

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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D