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Derrick Rose has no one but himself to blame for his soft reputation — Derrick Rose's right knee is fixable. A scope here, a snip there, and then lo and behold there's adidas rolling in with cameras ablazing for a new "The Return III: This Time He Really, Really Means It'' commercial. Rose's reputation?

The Bulls still have no timetable on a Derrick Rose surgery or a return — As an organization, the Bulls are no strangers to picking up the pieces in the wake of a Derrick Rose knee injury. On Wednesday, however, it sounded like those pieces are getting heavier and heavier. "Just really feeling for him,'' teammate Kirk Hinrich said after the morning shootaround. "I mean, initially ...

Frustrated Joakim Noah trying to find his way — Joakim Noah is no stranger to multi-effort. It's been on display on the court for years, and lately it's been on display in post-game interviews in trying to pull answers from the Bulls big man.

Taj Gibson clears the air on his real frustrations and his injuries after Bulls win — Posted: 02/21/2015, 10:33pm | Joe Cowley Taj Gibson's warrior-mode took place on the court Saturday night. The therapy session for the Bulls big man came soon after. Thanks to 12 points - 10 coming in the fourth - and playing possessed on defense, Gibson helped the Bulls rally in the final 12 minutes, beating the Phoenix Suns, 112-107, at the United Center.

Derrick Rose answers questions about commitment after missing practice and an awful performance Friday — Posted: 02/20/2015, 10:14pm | Joe Cowley DETROIT - The apology to the team came on Thursday from Derrick Rose. It shouldn't have ended there. After missing the Wednesday night practice - the first practice out of the All-Star Break - because of travel plans gone bad, Rose played one of his worst games of the season in Friday's 100-91 loss to the short-handed Detroit Pistons, scoring just eight points with six turnovers.

Tom Thibodeau talks injuries and excuses — Mike Dunleavy gave a quick head nod that he felt good following the Tuesday morning shootaround, but feeling good and playing have been two very different things for the small forward over the last 19 games that he's missed. What was offered up by his coach was that Dunleavy (bone bruise right ankle) again did ...

Thibodeau and Bulls seem to be headed for a breakup — Posted: 01/28/2015, 06:24pm | Joe Cowley LOS ANGELES - Tune out all the background noise for a moment. That means putting the Jeff Van Gundy-John Paxson war of words on mute, ignoring the rumors that Van Gundy and Bulls management continued that war of words in an American Airlines Center bathroom afterwards, and downplaying the conspiracy theories about why certain players have been medically excused from everyday drills.

It would be a good time for Rose to play like a $20-million a year player — Posted: 01/27/2015, 04:47pm | Joe Cowley SAN FRANCISCO - This would be the perfect road trip for a Derrick Rose hostile takeover. Jimmy Butler has been struggling, Pau Gasol looks tired, and Joakim Noah has put out an APB for his conditioning.

A swift kick from Thibodeau might be just what the Bulls needed — The Tom Thibodeau message to his players has always been a consistent one. It just so happens that this week, they've been getting the Rated-R version of it from their coach. According to Bulls forward Taj Gibson, home games admittedly haven't been played with an urgency.

Rose 'happy people paid attention' to his statement T-shirt — It isn't often that a horde of media members surrounds Derrick Rose to discuss non-basketball related issues these days. Then again, Rose has never been the type to draw attention to himself away from the court.
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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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