Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic is out until after the All-Star break after he underwent an appendectomy in Chicago for acute appendicitis.
Fresh off season-ending shoulder surgery, Joakim Noah left the door open to a return to the Bulls in free agency but seemed resigned to the diagnosis of the procedure ending his 2015-16 season.
The Miami Heat practiced Sunday in Chicago, and head coach Erik Spoelstra implored his leaders to do just that: lead.
Dwyane Wade got the message.
Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler shared space on the list of Marquette’s famous basketball alumna, the Eastern Conference All-Star ballot and Monday, the United Center floor.
Jimmy Butler's rise to stardom came rather unexpectedly. But two players who knew the reigning Most Improved Player and All-Star before his fame knew the signs were there.