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Doug McDermott opens up about rumors that his father complained to the Bulls about playing time — MILWAUKEE - It wasn't a phone call that could wait. Not this one. Doug McDermott was in the locker room before a game last month, when he was informed that there was a rumor that his father, Greg, had called the Bulls front office to complain about his son's lack of playing time and the role that coach Tom Thibodeau played in that.

Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler combine for 58 points, staying on a collision course with Cleveland — MILWAUKEE - The collision course has always seemed inevitable. Since the Eastern Conference playoff seedings were set, few were expecting it to be anything other than Bulls-Cleveland Cavaliers in Round 2. Thursday was just one step closer. Not an easy step, but definitely one step closer.

Derrick Rose knows he finally has a star running mate in Jimmy Butler — MILWAUKEE - There is a certain freedom to Derrick Rose's game these days. Call it the "Jimmy Butler Effect.'' Back in the early playoff runs for the Bulls point guard it was a one-man show, staring him. Heading into tonight's Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Rose knows he not only has a running partner ...

Bulls players hoping for a hostile takeover of the Bradley Center, even without Nikola Mirotic — Mike Dunleavy knows all too well what it's like to step out onto your home-court, only to find yourself suddenly feeling like the visiting team. The veteran spent two seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2011-13, and was well-versed in knowing that meetings against the Bulls at the Bradley Center were basically road games.

Game 2 gets chippy between Bulls, Bucks, but Jimmy Butler throws last punch — There's a fine line between physical playoff basketball and dirtying a game up. During the eventual 91-82 Bulls win in Game 2 on Tuesday night, the Milwaukee Bucks may have crossed it. They at least put their toe near it and inched it forward. "I didn't see exactly some of the plays, but certainly [they] ...

Derrick Rose vs. Michael Carter-Williams one of many great matchups — It's a small sample size, and a flawed one at that. Bulls guard Derrick Rose only has faced Michael Carter-Williams once - last season, when Carter-Williams was a rookie with the 76ers. Rose was coming off surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was starting only his third game.

Derrick Rose returns, but Bulls still can't get out of their own way in the loss — ORLANDO, Fla. - The hardest part of Derrick Rose's night had very little to do with coming back off injury six weeks later or his 1-for-6 shooting from beyond the three-point line. No, it was sitting in that fourth quarter and watching a one-time 15-point lead slip away into another heartbreaking loss.

Derrick Rose expected to play tonight against Orlando — Posted: 04/08/2015, 09:01am | Joe Cowley Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Derrick Rose is slated to play 20 minutes tonight vs. the Orlando Magic. Rose hasn't played since late February after undergoing knee surgery. "I'm coming in fresh," Rose said. "I can only get better." More to follow.

Will he or won't he? Derrick Rose could play Wednesday, depending on who you ask — ORLANDO - Very little seems to come easy when it involves Derrick Rose and injury talk. Tuesday was just further evidence of that. According to one team source, Rose and his surgically-repaired right knee have been cleared to play by the team medical staff, "...

Joakim Noah not exactly making friends fast in Cleveland — CLEVELAND - Very few can leave a lasting impression in a loss like Joakim Noah. That's why Monday in Cleveland was clean-up day, as Cavaliers fans used the local sports talk airwaves to take shots at the Bulls big man for his play on Sunday, as well as his words.
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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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