Bulls News

Lauri Markkanen    F  Bulls

 

 

Vice president John Paxson said the Bulls will use Lauri Markkanen to create space for the guards. Many basketball people are taking shots at the Bulls for the way they're rebuilding. Plus, they continue to roster point guards who can't shoot, which certainly doesn't fit with how the NBA is changing. It sounds like they're hoping they can open up the floor enough to let guys like Kris Dunn have better success in the lane -- Dunn can be really good when he's not facing traffic in the paint. Markkanen should be doing most of his work off the ball, so his upside doesn't figure to be too high in his rookie season.

NBA.com

Jun 24 - 7:08 PM

Chris Walker    F  Bulls

 

 

Walker agreed to a free-agent contract with the Bulls on Friday, Michael Scotto of The Associated Press reports.

RotoWire

Jun 23 - 7:40 PM

Zach LaVine    G  Bulls

 

 

The Bulls will "err on the side of caution" with Zach LaVine (knee) next season, according to vice president John Paxson. LaVine tore his ACL on Feb. 3 and an ACL recovery can vary anywhere from 8-12 months, so that would put him highly doubtful for the start of the season. Plus, the Bulls could be tanking next year, so they may not want the former dunk champ out there to help them win games. While he was in the midst of a breakout season before his injury, LaVine will be tough to stash in fantasy.

K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Jun 23 - 2:46 PM

Nikola Mirotic    F  Bulls

 

 

The Bulls remain interested in re-signing Nikola Mirotic. Well, their interest probably dropped on Thursday with their selection of Lauri Markkanen at No. 7. Mirotic is also 26 years old, so he's not quite as young as the rest of this rebuilding team. Mirotic was also in coach Fred Hoiberg's doghouse for his defense, so the Bulls drafting another stretch four with even more size is worrisome.

K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Jun 22 - 8:54 PM

Lauri Markkanen    F  Bulls

 

 

After trading Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves the Bulls used Minnesota's No. 7 pick to take Arizona big man Lauri Markkanen in the NBA Draft. This seven-foot Finnish big man gets the Dirk Nowitzki comparisons for his shooting touch. Markkannen lived on catch-and-shoot scoring, making 42.3 percent of his treys with 94.2 percent of those coming off an assist. While he didn’t do much damage around the basket, the Arizona product made 69.5 percent at the rim. The lack of defense sticks out with only 0.9 blocks per game while also being a sub-par rebounder at his size. He'll battle with Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic for minutes as a rookie, so he could have a quiet season this year.

Jun 22 - 8:23 PM

Kris Dunn    G  Bulls

 

 

Bulls acquire G Kris Dunn from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the Jimmy Butler blockbuster. The entire deal will see Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick sent to Chicago in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 overall selection. Dunn should immediately get a chance to start in Chicago, where there is no long-term answer in place at the point guard position. The rebuild has officially begun in the Windy City.

Jun 22 - 7:51 PM

Kris Dunn    G  Bulls

 

 

Bulls acquire G Kris Dunn in exchange from the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the Jimmy Butler blockbuster. The entire deal will see Dunn, Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick sent to Chicago in exchange for Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 overall selection. Dunn should immediately get a chance to start in Chicago, where there is no long-term answer in place at the point guard position. The rebuild has officially begun in the Windy City.

Jun 22 - 7:51 PM

Zach LaVine    G  Bulls

 

 

Zach LaVine will reportedly head to Chicago as part of the trade sending Jimmy Butler to the Wolves. Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick in the draft are also headed to Chicago, as coach Tom Thibodeau pulled off a major deal to land Butler, whom he's been interested in since taking over in Minnesota. LaVine should have a massive role once he's fully recovered from ACL surgery, filling in the void left by Butler on the wing. LaVine's fit alongside Dwyane Wade will be interesting, but from a fantasy perspective he should still pull down mid-round value once at full strength.

K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Jun 22 - 7:46 PM

Jimmy Butler    G/F  Bulls

 

 

The Bulls and Timberwolves are "seriously engaged" in trade talks centered around Jimmy Butler, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and draft picks are reportedly on the table, but Minnesota doesn't want to part with Andrew Wiggins in any deal. The Celtics have reportedly dropped out of talks involving Butler, at least for now, and the Wolves appear to have a real shot at him. We'll know for sure within the next few hours.

The Vertical

Jun 22 - 6:48 PM

Jimmy Butler    G/F  Bulls

 

 

The Celtics are currently not included among teams looking to trade for Jimmy Butler, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. This report says the Celtics haven't been included for a while. To be clear, a lot of things can change here, but for now it seems like the Celtics are going after Kristaps Porzingis or perhaps someone else. The Bulls are considering a trade with a team owning a high pick as they look to go after De'Aaron Fox or Josh Jackson.
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C Pau Gasol    
C Tom Thibodeau    
C Nazr Mohammed    
F Pau Gasol.    
F Paul Zipser    
F Marcus Simmons    
F Cameron Bairstow    
F Taj Gibson    
F Toni Kukoc    
F Doug McDermott    
F Cristiano Felicio    
F J.J. Avila    
F Nikola Mirotic    
F Ater Majok    
F/C Brian Scalabrine    
F/C Joakim Noah    
F/C Pau Gasol    
F/C Louis Amundson    
G Ben Hansbrough    
G Kim English    
G D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera    
G Ben Hansbrough    
G Kim English    
G Kirk Hinrich    
G Aaron Brooks    
G Derrick Rose    
G Mike James    
G Stefhon Hannah    
G Jake Anderson    
G Thomas Walkup    
G/F Dahntay Jones    
G/F Mike Dunleavy    
G/F Richard Hamilton    
G/F Tony Snell    
G/F Adrian Griffin    
G/F Ronnie Brewer    
G/F Jimmy Butler    
PF Cristiano Da Silva Felicio