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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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Paul Zipser Undergoes Surgery On Broken Left Foot

May 18, 2018 7:04 PM

 Paul Zipser has had surgery to repair a broken left foot.

The Bulls said Friday the operation was performed in his native Germany, but gave no timetable for his recovery.

Zipser averaged 4.0 points in 54 appearances before sitting out the final nine games last season.

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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ESPN, Netflix Announce 10-Hour Documentary On Michael Jordan

May 15, 2018 9:57 AM

ESPN Films and Netflix are partnering on a 10-hour documentary on Michael Jordan called "The Last Dance" that will be released in 2019.

Jordan has signed off on his participation on the project.

The film will be directed by Jason Hehir who also worked on 'The Fab Five' and 'Andre The Giant'.

The series will feature more than 500 hours of previously unseen footage of the Bulls' last title run in the 97-98 season.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, NBA

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Warriors Had 'Lackluster' Interview With Fred Hoiberg In 2014

May 7, 2018 8:30 PM

When the Golden State Warriors fired Mark Jackson in 2014, they considered hiring Steve Kerr, Stan Van Gundy and Fred Hoiberg.

Hoiberg's potential interest in the Golden State job was downplayed at the time, but he had a "quick, secret and ultimately lackluster" interview.

The Warriors were zeroed in on Kerr and Van Gundy, ultimately hiring Kerr.

Hoiberg remained at Iowa State for another season before joining the Chicago Bulls.

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Hornets Receive Permission From Bulls To Interview Jim Boylen

May 3, 2018 3:53 PM

The Chicago Bulls have granted permission to the Charlotte Hornets to interview Jim Boylen for their head coaching vacancy.

Boylen has head coaching experience in college with Utah.

Boylen served on Rudy Tomjanovich's staff during the 1990s with the Rockets. Mitch Kupchak is known to be close with Tomjanovich.

Boylen also worked with the Gregg Popovich in the past.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Zach LaVine Not Stressed About Free Agency

Mar 29, 2018 10:24 AM

The Chicago Bulls have been confident they will re-sign Zach LaVine in restricted free agency.

LaVine was asked if he believes he's worth a max contract.

“There are things you work for,” LaVine said. “Max players are top of the line. There are a lot of dudes in the NBA who haven’t been top of the line because of money situations or the cap is bigger or a weird offseason.

“You are what you’re worth. Obviously, you can’t say no to getting one. I see myself being an elite player in this league. I’m going to work for that every day until I get there.”

LaVine is represented by Bill Duffy.

“There’s a lot that goes into it,” LaVine said. “The agency and front office, they’re both trying to get the better of each (other), but I think this situation is a little bit different because there’s mutual respect on both sides and understanding. There’s no bad blood between us, so I think everything will go smoothly.

“I’m not stressed at all. Whatever the number is or terms they’re going to come to, it will happen. That’s why I have great agents. And we have respect, communication and understanding with the front office (so) we’ll let that work itself out.

“I can’t let it get to me. It’s not going to. I have to prepare myself for next year and be ready to take on a bigger role and help the team get better.”

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Bulls Waive C.J. Fair

Mar 26, 2018 4:45 PM

The Chicago Bulls have waived C.J. Fair.

Fair was signed earlier on Monday but was waived to create a roster spot to sign Sean Kilpatrick.

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Bulls Sign Sean Kilpatrick To Three-Year, $6.2M Deal

Mar 26, 2018 2:41 PM

The Chicago Bulls have signed Sean Kilpatrick to a three-year, $6.2 million deal.

The Bulls will hold team options on Kilpatrick for the next two seasons.

The Bulls signed Kilpatrick as part of their midlevel exception.

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Bulls Sign CJ Fair, Waive Jaylen Johnson

Mar 26, 2018 9:50 AM

The Chicago Bulls have signed forward CJ Fair. 

In a related move, prior to signing Fair, Chicago waived forward Jaylen Johnson. 

This season, Fair (6-8, 218) appeared in 47 G League games (25 starts), splitting time between the Windy City Bulls and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. On the year, he averaged 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 25.4 minutes per game.

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Bulls Sign Jaylen Johnson
Jaylen Johnson holds G League averages of 11.7 points, 7.6 boards and 2.9 assists in 29.0 minutes per game.

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Antonio Blakeney Out For Season With Wrist Fracture
Antonio Blakeney saw action in 19 games with Chicago and averaged 7.9 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 16.5 minutes.

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Bulls Warned By NBA About Resting Veterans
The Bulls play Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday extensively again.

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Bulls Plan On Discussing Extension With Bobby Portis
Bobby Portis will make $2.49 million next season in the final year of his rookie contract.

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Jarell Eddie Likely To Sign 10-Day Contract With Bulls
Jarell Eddie was with the Bulls during preseason.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Bulls Waive Tony Allen
Tony Allen was acquired on February 1 in a trade with the Pelicans.

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Blazers Trade Noah Vonleh To Bulls, Drop Below Luxury Tax
The Blazers will also send cash in the deal to the Bulls.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Pistons Acquire Jameer Nelson From Bulls For Willie Reed
Jameer Nelson will reunite with Stan Van Gundy.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

Forbes

Thunder, Bulls, Pistons Interested In Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Bulls Intensify Robin Lopez Trade Talks
Robin Lopez has one more season remaining on his four-year, $54 million deal.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Bulls To Release Quincy Pondexter
Quincy Pondexter was acquired from the Pelicans earlier in the season.

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Bulls Trade Nikola Mirotic To Pelicans
The first round pick to the Bulls will have minimal protections.

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Bulls Will Likely Sit Nikola Mirotic Through Trade Deadline
The Bulls are attempting to trade Nikola Mirotic, who can veto a trade.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Pelicans' Trade For Nikola Mirotic Falls Apart
Nikola Mirotic can veto a trade unless the Bulls pick up his $12.5 million option for next season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Kris Dunn Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Kris Dunn's two dislocated front teeth were stabilized and have been splinted with braces as the form of treatment.

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Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday Could Be Dealt By Bulls
Robin Lopez is signed through the 18-19 season.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Bulls Remaining Patient On Nikola Mirotic Trade Talks
Chicago has been seeking a first round pick in exchange for Nikola Mirotic.

Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Pistons, Jazz, Blazers Interested In Nikola Mirotic
The Bulls are seeking a first round pick for Nikola Mirotic.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Zach LaVine To Make Season Debut Saturday
Zach LaVine will be one a 20-minute limit and won't play on back-to-backs before the All-Star break.

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