Butler's status for Bulls' opener still uncertain

It's too early to know whether Jimmy Butler's sprained left thumb will prevent him from guarding Carmelo Anthony in the Bulls' Oct. 29 regular-season opener against the Knicks in New York.

Although an MRI exam Tuesday confirmed the original ...

Combo guard latest challenge for Heat's Chalmers

Heat guard Mario Chalmers has never shied from challenges.

The latest obstacle has provided opportunity to showcase his versatility. After playing mostly point guard, Chalmers is being utilized in more of a combo role. He will play both guard ...

Bulls, Cavs ready for rivalry

Monday night in Columbus, Ohio, didn't count. Oct. 31 does.

The Chicago Bulls' home opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers, after both teams face the New York Knicks, begins a regular-season rivalry that many consider a preview of the Eastern ...