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Bulls should tank in light of Markannen injury

By Michael Urbanec | October 7, 2018

The Bulls preseason initially featured an aura of cautious optimism, but injuries and sloppy play should worry fans.Second year forward Lauri Markkanen will miss the next few weeks with a sprained elbow after looking primed to take a large leap forward...

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler wants out...again

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler wants out…again

By Associated Press | September 22, 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler (23) watches in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Minneapolis. Butler isn't the first NBA star to ask for a trade, nor will he be the last. But it's far from guaranteed that even if he succeeds in forcing Minnesota into making a move he'll wind up in a place he wants. 

Mirotic deal blessing for Bulls

By Khobi Price | February 5, 2018

The Chicago Bulls saved their season and brightened the outlook of the franchise Thursday by trading forward Nikola Mirotic.The trade was a great move for the Bulls. It allows them to get back on the path they set for themselves after they traded former...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives to the lane against Houston Rockets center Nene in their game Saturday in the Rockets 116-108 home win. Curry received the most votes for the Western Conference.

NBA All-Star reserve predictions: Western Conference

By Khobi Price | January 22, 2018

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry drives to the lane against Houston Rockets center Nene in their game Saturday in the Rockets' 116-108 home win. Curry received the most votes for the Western Conference.

Bulls complete final step to rebuild

By Khobi Price | October 2, 2017

The divorce between the Chicago Bulls and guard Dwyane Wade finally happened, and it’s a divorce that is necessary for both Wade and the Bulls organization to move forward.Wade agreed to a buyout of approximately $15 million, which is about $8 million...

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade speaks at his introductory press conference July 29, 2016. Wade signed a two-year contract with the Bulls with a player option in the second year. 

Bulls facing decision with Dwyane Wade

By Julian Nunnery | September 14, 2017

Bulls guard Dwyane Wade speaks at his introductory press conference July 29, 2016. Wade signed a two-year contract with the Bulls with a player option in the second year. 

Bulls staying quiet this summer

Bulls staying quiet this summer

By Sharjeel Siddiqui | July 30, 2017

Chicago Bulls seventh overall draft pick Lauri Markkanen, left, Kris Dunn, center, and Zach Levine, pose for a photo at the NBA basketball team's training facility, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Chicago. Dunn and Levine was acquired by the Bulls from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Jimmy Butler and this year's No. 16th overall pick, Justin Patton. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

Bulls retooling team after underwhelming 2016 season

By Tom Burton | July 11, 2016

After a disappointing season that saw the Chicago Bulls miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the team needed to make changes for the future.Chicago brought in former Bull and successful collegiate coach Fred Hoiberg last offseason, his first...

San Antonio Spurs center Boris Diaw (33) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) as forward Luol Deng watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bulls to keep core in offseason

By Jacob Onak | July 1, 2013

With all the big offseason trades and acquisition rumors going around in the NBA, don’t expect the Bulls to make any moves.In fact, expect there to be a couple of faces from last year’s team disappearing.Nate Robinson, who played such a big role for...