Joakim Noah, the Bulls high-flying rookie, won't play when the Nets host the Bulls Wednesday and Ben Wallace is questionable. Both have ankle injuries. But ESPN is reporting that the Bulls and Lakers are talking daily about a deal that would send Kobe Bryant to Chicago. Chicago Sun-Times asks, perhaps in time for opening night? Talks appear serious.
- Sources: Chicago still the most likely preference for Bryant - Chris Sheridan - ESPN
- Kobe trade remains possibility for Bulls - Brian Hanley - Chicago Sun-Times
- Banged-up Bulls prepare for tipoff - Brian Hanley - Chicago Sun-Times
- Bulls' starting situation tricky due to injuries - K.C. Johnson - Chicago Tribune