Joe Cowley

Chicago Bulls reporter

Joe Cowley covers the Chicago Bulls for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Caruso has been essential in this team trying to build an identity, and after missing the last two games with a left ankle injury, worked his way back for a Thursday return. It was short-lived, however, as he lasted just under five minutes. Good thing he had some teammates to pick up the slack.
It’s no secret to Bulls coach Billy Donovan and veteran forward DeMar DeRozan why White has started to play at such a high level lately. And according to DeRozan, White is just getting started.
A majority of the players who signed contracts over the summer will become eligible to be traded on Friday, but, even so, the Bulls are finding a very dry market for a LaVine deal. It’s not the ideal scenario for VP of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas.
When Nikola Jokic was ejected from the game just before the end of the first half, it gave the home team every opportunity to take advantage of the situation. That wasn’t the case, as Denver pulls out the “character win.”
The organization announced on Tuesday its new Ring of Honor, as well as the class of 13 heading in. Of course, Jordan will be front and center, as will the entire 1995-96 NBA championship team.
DeMar DeRozan became the first Bull since Michael Jordan to have a 41-point, 11-assist game, but Giannis Antetokounmpo put the Bucks on his shoulders down the stretch.
Billy Donovan understood what Williams was trying to say concerning his development since his rookie season, but the coach also wanted to make sure all sides were discussed.
Williams is enjoying the best stretch of his career, and maybe — just maybe — he has found something sustainable.
Talking with the Sun-Times on Friday, White discussed others’ opinions of him through the years — the media’s included — and how he has used them to his benefit.