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FChicago Bulls
Foot
September 18, 1997
Pippen will test his sore left foot in a charity game on Saturday. If he has problems, Pippen will have foot surgery that could keep him out two months, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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FGolden State Warriors
September 20, 1997
Burrell will be traded to the Chicago Bulls for Dikey Simpkins this weekend, the Chicago Tribune reports
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
September 21, 1997
Pippen missed his own charity game yesterday due to his chronic foot ailments. According to the Chicago Tribune, Pippen could possibly miss the first month of the season, should he decide to have surgery.
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FChicago Bulls
September 23, 1997
Burrell was traded to the Bulls for Dickie Simpkins.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
October 7, 1997
According to Chicago radio station WSCR ("The Score"), Pippen secretly underwent surgery on his foot yesterday, and will be out 2-3 months. Bulls management has stated that they will not go outside the organization to replace him in the meantime.
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CChicago Bulls
October 7, 1997
Signed by the Bulls for a second straight preseason.
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FChicago Bulls
October 8, 1997
Rodman has agreed to a one-year incentive-laden contract with the Bulls, many Chicago media outlets report. The team will announce the news and he will report to camp later this week, they add.
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FChicago Bulls
October 11, 1997
Rodman finalized a contract with the Bulls but was not able to take a required physical because he has bronchitis. He will not accompany the team for the preseason McDonalds' Championship in France.
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FChicago Bulls
October 20, 1997
Rodman told the Chicago Tribune that he will not sign his new contract unless certain incentive clauses are reduced. Rodman told the paper Scottie Pippen's foot injury will make it harder for him to earn incentives based on Chicago's win total. Rodman had agreed to a one-year contract but did not sign the deal after he was unable to take a physical because of brohncitis. If he is unable to reach an agreement early this week, Rodman told the Tribune he is prepared to hold out and miss the early part of the season.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
October 20, 1997
Kukoc told the Chicago Sun-Times that he will not need surgery on his sore right foot, despite recent media reports. NBC reported over the weekend that Kukoc was considering surgery to correct the chronic plantar facitis that slowed his play in the McDonald's Championship preseason tournament. Kukoc told the Sun-Times his poor play is more a factor of his poor conditioning.
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GChicago Bulls
Toe
October 20, 1997
Jordan will miss the final three preseason games after minor surgery to correct an ingrown toenail, ESPN reports.
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FChicago Bulls
October 22, 1997
Rodman's contract talks have hit a snag and both sides have agreed to a 1 p.m. Thursday deadline for resolving the issue. Rodman wants many incentives based on Bulls wins taken out of the contract.
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CChicago Bulls
October 22, 1997
Waived by the Bulls.
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FChicago Bulls
October 23, 1997
Rodman has finally signed a 1-year contract, reportedly worth $4.5 million + incentives.
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GChicago Bulls
Toe
October 26, 1997
Jordan returned to the team a few days early after minor surgery on his ingrown toenails and played in Friday's preseason game.
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GChicago Bulls
Hamstring
October 28, 1997
Brown suffered a hamstring strain in Monday's practice.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
October 29, 1997
Pippen's recovery is coming along faster than expected. "Just a week ago, I was on crutches and now I'm able to walk," Pippen told the Chicago Tribune. "But as far as me getting back on the court and being able to run, I don't know. I had pretty major surgery and it's going to have to take some time to heal."
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CChicago Bulls
Elbow
November 4, 1997
Wennington has been nursing a sore elbow that has limited his role in the Bulls' last two games.
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CChicago Bulls
Elbow
November 8, 1997
Wennington will have an MRI on his ailing elbow today to determine the extent of his injury.
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FChicago Bulls
November 9, 1997
Booth was activated from the injured list when Bill Wennington went on IR.
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CChicago Bulls
Elbow
November 10, 1997
Wennington was placed on the injured list with an injured elbow. He will miss the next five games.
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FChicago Bulls
November 12, 1997
Rodman played just 12 minutes and had no points in last night's game against Cleveland.
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CChicago Bulls
Elbow
November 13, 1997
The Chicago Tribune reports that Wennington's elbow is getting better and that the swelling is going down.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
November 15, 1997
Kerr was placed on the five-game injured list with a deep bone bruise in his left knee.
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GChicago Bulls
November 16, 1997
LaRue was signed by the Bulls after Steve Kerr was placed on the injured list.
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CChicago Bulls
November 22, 1997
Wennington was activated from the injured list and played in Friday's game.
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FChicago Bulls
Lower Back
November 22, 1997
Booth was placed on injured reserve when Bill Wennington was ready to return. Booth's injury was listed as a lower back strain.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
November 22, 1997
Kerr will not be ready to be activated when he is eligible to come off the injured list on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
November 24, 1997
Pippen has demanded to be traded this season before he comes back from a foot injury, according to the Arlington Daily Herald. "I ain't coming back. [Bulls GM] Krause is chicken (to trade me),'' he added. "But I want to be traded." Pippen also told the paper he is healthy enough to play, but that he may hold out pending a trade. "Maybe I'm healthy," he told the paper. He added he wants to be traded to Phoenix or L.A.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
November 30, 1997
The Chicago Tribune reports that Pippen could return in two to three weeks and quotes Michael Jordan as saying he hopes Pippen will return to the Bulls.
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FChicago Bulls
General Soreness
November 30, 1997
Rodman received electronic stimulation before yesterday's game to help pain caused by a pinched nerve. He said that before the game he didn't know if he could make it.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
December 2, 1997
Kerr's return to the Bull's has been postponed for another week. The team will do some testing in a couple of days to see if the injured knee is getting better.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
December 4, 1997
Brown has been bothered by a bruised left knee that has affected his playing time. His condition is day to day.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
December 8, 1997
Kerr had a good practice on Sunday and appears ready to return to the Bulls on Tuesday night.
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GChicago Bulls
Knee
December 10, 1997
Kerr was activated from the injured list.
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GChicago Bulls
Toe
December 10, 1997
LaRue was placed on the injured list with a sore toe.
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GChicago Bulls
Hand
December 11, 1997
Jordan has been bothered by a dislocated index finger on his shooting hand. He shot just 6 of 17 from the field in Wednesday's 106-98 loss to the Magic.
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CChicago Bulls
Foot
December 17, 1997
Longley did not play on Monday because of a sprained right foot and was held out of practice yesterday. He may be ready to play the Lakers on Wednesday.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
December 18, 1997
Pippen told the Sporting News he is at least three weeks from participating in regular practices. He also softened his tone about demanding a trade, telling many people he will play for the Bulls when he is healthy.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
December 27, 1997
Pippen told the Chicago Tribune that he will play for the Bulls when he is healthy. He practiced for the first time in a limited workout on Friday. He had been practicing a few weeks ago but halted workouts after he felt pain in his injured foot. He is not expected to participate in full workouts for another two weeks, the paper reports.
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CChicago Bulls
Illness
December 30, 1997
Longley missed Monday's game with stomach flu.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
January 5, 1998
Pippen participated in practice on Monday, although not at full speed. The timetable for his return is still unknown. "I'm guessing a couple of weeks still before we get Scottie and I'm not putting any timetable on it," coach Phil Jackson told the Associated Press.
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FChicago Bulls
Illness
January 10, 1998
Kukoc missed Friday's game with the flu.
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FChicago Bulls
January 11, 1998
Pippen unexpectedly returned to the Bulls lineup and played 31 minutes in Saturday's game and scored 14 points. He was given a clean bill of health by the team trainer.
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CChicago Bulls
Elbow
January 11, 1998
Wennington was placed on the injured list with inflammation in his right elbow.
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GChicago Bulls
Collarbone
January 16, 1998
Kerr fractured his collarbone in last night's game against Philadelphia. He is to be examined further today but the Bulls are not optimistic about his return.
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GChicago Bulls
Collarbone
January 17, 1998
Kerr will miss siex to eight weeks after breaking his collar bone in Thursday's game.
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GChicago Bulls
Toe
January 17, 1998
LaRue was activated from the injured list and played in Friday's game.
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FChicago Bulls
Illness
January 21, 1998
Rodman has been bothered by the flu and did not practice yesterday. Phil Jackson said that if he cannot play tonight Jason Caffey will get the start.
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FChicago Bulls
Suspension
January 23, 1998
Rodman was suspended for Friday's game after he missed a morning practice. SportsChannel, the cable television station that broadcasts Nets games, reported that Rodman was at a New York City strip club between midnight and 4 a.m. Friday.
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CChicago Bulls
January 24, 1998
Wennington was activated before yesterday's game in New Jersey.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
January 24, 1998
Klein was put on the IR with tendonitis in his knee in order to make room for Bill Wennington on the roster.
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FChicago Bulls
Suspension
January 27, 1998
The Chicago Tribune reports that Michael Jordan sat down with Rodman after his suspension and told him how much the team needs him on the court.
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GChicago Bulls
Collarbone
January 28, 1998
Kerr was re-examined by team doctors yesterday and was told that everything was healing right on schedule. He should be out another six weeks.
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FChicago Bulls
Ribs
February 2, 1998
Kukoc sat out the second half of yesterday's game against LA with what coach Phil Jackson called a "mystery injury". The injury was apprently to his ribs.
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FChicago Bulls
Back
February 3, 1998
Kukoc sat out yesterday's game against Denver due to a back strain he suffered over the weekend.
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FChicago Bulls
Hamstring
February 5, 1998
Pippen left last night's game against Utah in the third qurter due to a hamstring strain and did not return.
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FChicago Bulls
Back
February 5, 1998
Kukoc sat out last night's game against Utah because of a back strain. He is expected to return after the All-Star break.
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FChicago Bulls
Hamstring
February 6, 1998
The Chicago Tribune reports that Pippen's injury is not serious and he may be back after the All-Star break.
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FChicago Bulls
February 16, 1998
Rodman missed practice for a second straight day on Monday. On Sunday morning his excuse was that he could not find the keys to his truck. No excuse was given for his absence on Monday.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
February 25, 1998
Longley hyperextended his knee in Monday's game but it does not appear to be serious.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
March 1, 1998
Missed Saturday's game with a hyperextended left knee.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
March 11, 1998
Longley missed his fourth straight game last night with a hyperextended knee.
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GChicago Bulls
March 18, 1998
Brown was activated off the DL, and should be ready to play in Friday's game against Vancouver.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
March 18, 1998
According to the Chicago Tribune, Longley was placed on the DL with his sprained knee.
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FChicago Bulls
Illness
March 29, 1998
Pippen missed Friday's game with the flu.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
April 3, 1998
Longley could miss the rest of the regular season after reinjuring his knee on Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times report.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
April 5, 1998
Placed on the DL and out for at least 5 games due to a flare up in the foot troubles that have plagued him the past couple years.
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GChicago Bulls
April 9, 1998
For those of you who are in keeper leagues and wish to consider how offseason moves may affect your club, Alleyoop.com has a list of those players who will be free agents this coming offseason.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
April 13, 1998
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, there's a decent chance that Kukoc could return from the DL on Wednesday, or soon thereafter.
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FChicago Bulls
Illness
April 15, 1998
According to ESPN SportsZone, Pippen will likely miss tonight's game due to kidney stones.
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FChicago Bulls
Foot
April 15, 1998
Kukoc was activated off the DL and probably will play in tonight's game at Detroit.
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FChicago Bulls
Lower Back
April 15, 1998
Booth's bad back apparently flared up again, conveniently just in time for Toni Kukoc to return off the DL.
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CChicago Bulls
Knee
April 29, 1998
Longley did not pracitce on Tuesday. He will dress for Wednesday's game but probably will not play, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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FChicago Bulls
June 16, 1998
The Bulls are prepared to offer Pippen a two-year contract worth between $35 million and $40 million, the Chicago Tribune reports. Pippen is a free agent now that the season is over.
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GChicago Bulls
June 25, 1998
Benjamin was the 28th pick in the NBA draft by the Bulls.
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FChicago Bulls
Back
July 28, 1998
ESPN is reporting that Pippen underwent surgery this week on his herniated discs in his back.
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FChicago Bulls
August 21, 1998
According to the WGN radio, Pippen reportedly has said that "he doesn't see any way he could return to the Bulls for the coming season."
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GFree Agent
October 29, 1998
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Jordan took an active role in yesterday's negotiations between the players and owners.
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FChicago Bulls
November 1, 1998
According to the Chicago Tribune, Rodman indicated that he wants to return to the Bulls once the lockout ends.
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FChicago Bulls
November 17, 1998
According to published reports Rodman got married over the weeked to ex-Baywatch actress and MTV host Camren Electra.
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GFree Agent
January 6, 1999
The lockout has reportedly ended, as David Stern and Billy Hunter broached an agreement this morning after an all-night bargaining session. Now the agreement is subject to approval from both sides, but there is a strong chance of that happening.
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FFree Agent
January 7, 1999
According to the Arizona Republic, the new agreement will severly limit the Suns from making a run at a major free agent such as Pippen. The club spent two years trying to free up enough cap room to make such a move.
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CFree Agent
January 7, 1999
WIth Scottie Pippen now a pipe dream, thanks to the new agreement, the Suns will probably look to sign a lesser free agent such as Longley, the Arizona Republic reports.
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FFree Agent
January 7, 1999
According to Rodman's agent, speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, Rodman's first choice is to return to the Bulls.
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CFree Agent
January 7, 1999
According to the Chicago Tribune, you can expect the Bulls to pursue re-signing Longley, as he knows the system well and the Bulls struggled without him.
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FFree Agent
January 9, 1999
Pippen's first choice is to return to Chicago, his agent told the Chicago Sun-Times "Scottie loves Chicago, loves the team and so, if we can work a deal out that works for Scottie, I think he would like to stay there," agent Jimmy Sexton told the paper.
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GFree Agent
January 11, 1999
The word tonight from various sources is that Michael Jordan will announce his retirement on Wednesday.
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GFree Agent
January 13, 1999
Jordan officially retired Wednesday.
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FFree Agent
January 13, 1999
Pippen told a local TV station he is Chicago's to lose, but his agent told the Chicago Sun-Times that Houston and Chicago are the top two suitors.
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