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Diva? Jimmy Butler doesn't think he is, and doesn't care who does — Jimmy Butler isn't blinking. Whether it's in the face of his own front office talking about trading the two-time All-Star last month or the perception that the Bulls guard has turned diva in helping escort Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah out of town this offseason. Not a blink.

Wanting more shooters, Bulls make Isaiah Canaan signing official — The Bulls continued to all but finalize their fall camp roster, making the Isaiah Canaan signing official on Wednesday afternoon. The two-year deal was reported last week, but with most of the front office in Las Vegas for Summer League there was a delay in the process.

Bulls make it official and sign rookie Denzel Valentine — Plans change. No team knows that this summer like the Bulls. When they selected Denzel Valentine 14th overall in the June draft, the feeling right away was the combo guard/small forward was going to be penciled in as a starter. That's how highly they thought of the 6-foot-6 former Michigan State standout.

Bulls add to the frontcourt by signing draft pick Paul Zipser — Last week in Las Vegas, Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg reiterated that come fall camp, there "will be a lot of competition for spots.'' The team threw another name in the mix on Friday afternoon, announcing that they had signed forward Paul Zipser.

Bulls hope to help out outside shooting by signing Isaiah Canaan — Shooters wanted. The Bulls are hoping that Isaiah Canaan can help fill that vacancy. According to a league source, it was confirmed that the Bulls have reached a two-year agreement with the 25-year-old guard, hoping the volume shooter can give them a backcourt threat from the outside.

Joakim Noah left at least one thing behind in his departure — LAS VEGAS - At least Joakim Noah left the nickname. "Crazy Eyes.'' That's what the former long-time Bull now turned New York Knick, called Bobby Portis when the two hit it off in training camp last season. Oh, and the eyes are still crazy.

Tom Thibodeau is no longer concerning himself with Bulls business — LAS VEGAS - Tom Thibodeau doesn't really concern himself with Bulls business these days. "They got great players,'' Thibodeau said of his former team's roster now that they've added Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade.

Doug McDermott is spending the summer changing perceptions — LAS VEGAS - It's not a badge that Doug McDermott wears proudly, but he wears it. There's something to be said about that. Going into his third NBA season, the former 11th overall pick from the 2014 draft admittedly has been overwhelmed on the defensive end some nights.

Denzel Valentine is just fine sitting and learning from D-Wade — LAS VEGAS - Plan D - as in D-Wade - has changed everything for Denzel Valentine. When the rookie was drafted out of Michigan State 14th overall last month, there was growing momentum that he could start for the Bulls. Now? No chance.

Fred Hoiberg is done trying to dispel being too mild-mannered — LAS VEGAS - Fred Hoiberg knows that perception is still out there. He can punch all the dry boards and drop all the curse words that he wants behind closed doors, but it's still going to follow him around.
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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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