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Mike Dunleavy inching toward a return, but won't be pressured — PORTLAND - There would seemingly be very few lessons left for Mike Dunleavy to learn after 14 years in the NBA. Check that: Never mix pain medicines and announced timetables at the same time. It was back on the opening day of training camp in late September - just a day after Dunleavy, 35, had ...

Jimmy Butler wants 'Mister Dukie' Mason Plumlee to pay his upcoming fine, and he's 'not playing' — PORTLAND - Jimmy Butler wants Portland's Mason Plumlee to pay the $2,500 fine he's about to be hit with from the league, and as Butler said following the 93-88 win over the Trail Blazers Tuesday night, "I'm not playing.'' It was in the fourth quarter when Plumlee appeared to drop a shoulder into Butler, who ...

Bulls continue looking for an identity and Jimmy Butler would like to find one quick — PORTLAND - At some point, and one that needs to come sooner than later as far as Jimmy Butler was concerned, the Bulls would like to figure out what exactly they are. Are they a defensive team with that Tom Thibodeau DNA still flowing through them?

Pau Gasol wants the ball more and the chance to facilitate — PORTLAND - Pau Gasol wants the ball more. He's said it several times throughout this current four-game Circus Trip, and continued to reiterate it moving forward. But while it's easy to take that as a "Me, me, me'' attitude, that's not what the Bulls big man was saying.

Derrick Rose ready to return against Portland, and doing so ghost-free — PORTLAND - Derrick Rose obviously wasn't seeing ghosts on Tuesday. The Bulls point guard was cleared to start against the Portland Trail Blazers after missing the last two games with a sprained left ankle, and said that he wasn't dwelling on the house of horrors that has been the Moda Center for him and his ...

Jimmy Butler challenges his teammates to bring the fight every night — PORTLAND - Jimmy Butler is just fine with the personnel surrounding him. In the eyes of the Bulls star guard, talent level isn't the culprit in too many slow starts and disappointing nights even going back to last season. What has to change as this season goes on remains effort and energy, because as Butler ...

Derrick Rose to the rescue as Bulls bigs look for more touches — OAKLAND, Calif. - Derrick Rose went through a full workout at the Warriors practice facility on Sunday, and sounded confident that he will be able to return to the court in time for Tuesday night's game in Portland. That's good because a few Bulls players could use a bit of that optimism these days.

The search party continues as Joakim Noah still remains lost — SAN FRANCISCO - Joakim Noah claims the left knee is fine. The Bulls big man has made no public criticism of the Fred Hoiberg offense, no complaints about coming off the bench all season long, and feels like he's bringing energy to the court. Yet, Noah is lost.

Derrick Rose remains spooked by injury, while Bulls fall to Golden State

Derrick Rose is out and admittedly dealing with mental hurdles with this latest injury — SAN FRANCISCO - Stephen Curry will have to wait. The toughest competition Derrick Rose was facing on Friday was himself. Dealing with a sprained left ankle suffered last week in the win over Indiana, Rose said after the morning shootaround that his history of injuries, well, has him spooked.
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Jan 26, 2015

RT @FisolaNYDN: Where was John Paxson's outage when some Chicago radio guy said that Tom Thibodeau suffers from Aspergers? Can't recall him saying anything.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @fran_the_man: @cst_Cowley Think some folks need another reminder of The Scorpion and The Frog: #becauseitscowl ...

Apr 29, 2012

Relax Chicago, the Bulls will get as far as they were going to get with Rose. Still a team that can get to the ECF.

Apr 29, 2012

Standing room only in the media closet at the Berto Center. So this is what a team's playoff funeral looks like.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @ATLchamp11: @cst_Cowley I always think its funny when ppl take twitter too serious,...lighten up ppl, its fucking twitter!!!

Apr 29, 2012

RT @bocephus731: BREAKING NEWS: @cst_cowley is still a smart ass. More unfollows to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Been a long time since I've used my medical background to sketch an injury ... might be time to dust off the notepad.

Apr 29, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Rose ACL is still torn. More to come.

Apr 29, 2012

Just read Deadspin. Very well done. A blog site built on satire doesn't get satire. Maybe I can e-mail a QB penis picture into them now.

Apr 29, 2012

RT @willbrinson: Creating a parody account for @cst_cowley would be amusing. Unfortunately it would also be redundant.

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