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Bulls Bobby Portis returns to lineup after punching teammate.

Bulls Bobby Portis returns to lineup after punching teammate.

By John Dempsy, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO)  Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis will be returning to the lineup tonight after slugging and seriously injuring his teammate Nikola Mirotic.   Portis is now finished serving the eight game suspension the team issued after the incident in practice on October 17th. Coach Fred Hoiberg told reporters  it will be normal…

Bulls sign former Badger Bronson Koenig

Bulls sign former Badger Bronson Koenig

(CHICAGO)  The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has signed guard Bronson Koenig. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Koenig (6-4, 194) spent the summer with the Milwaukee Bucks after going undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft. In five games at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Koenig averaged…

Bulls name Doug Collins to top post

Bulls name Doug Collins to top post

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM News (CHICAGO)  The Chicago Bulls have hired their former coach Doug Collins as a Senior Advisor of Basketball Operations.   The move comes 28 years after the Bulls unexpectedly fired Collins in 1989, after he took them to their first conference finals since 1975, citing what team Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said at…

Bulls Sign Markkanen

Bulls Sign Markkanen

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM 890 News (CHICAGO)  The Chicago Bulls have signed forward Lauri Markkanen. Terms of the contract have not been released. Markkanen (7-0, 230) was selected seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2017 NBA Draft, and was acquired by Chicago along with Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine in exchange for Jimmy Butler…

Bulls Introduce Newest Additions

Bulls Introduce Newest Additions

By Jennifer Keiper, WLS-AM (CHICAGO) The Chicago Bulls have introduced their three newest players. Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, and Lauri Markkanen were picked up in last week’s NBA draft and a trade that sent 3-time Bulls All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. “We’ve changed our direction.  We were not satisfied  with being middle of the pack, um, kind…

Jimmy Butler Named All-NBA Third Team

Jimmy Butler Named All-NBA Third Team

  The NBA announced today that for the first time in his career, Jimmy Butler has been named to the All-NBA Third Team. Butler is the first Bull to make an All-NBA Team since Pau Gasol (second) in the 2014-15 season. Butler played in 76 games (75 starts) in 2016-17 and averaged career highs across the…

Celtics eliminate Bulls  from playoffs, 105-83

Celtics eliminate Bulls from playoffs, 105-83

By Andrew Seligman, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. The top-seeded Celtics  simply torched Chicago to finish off a tougher-than-anticipated series and advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Boston regrouped after…

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series 

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series 

By Jimmy Golen, AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to help the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. After the road team won each of the first four games, the Celtics won at home in Game 5 to earn…

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

By Andrew Seligman, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home. The Celtics pulled away after a 20-point lead shrunk…

Bulls clinch playoff spot with 112-73 blowout of Nets

PATRICK ROSE, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the depleted Brooklyn Nets 112-73 in the regular-season finale to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot on Wednesday. Paul Zipser added a career-high 21 points off the bench as Chicago took advantage of a short-handed Brooklyn lineup to…

Bulls acquire Payne. Morrow and Lauvergne from Thunder

Bulls acquire Payne. Morrow and Lauvergne from Thunder

 From Chicago Bulls PR   (CHICAGO) The Chicago Bulls announced today that the team has acquired guards Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow (MORE-roe), and center/forward Joffrey Lauvergne from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick. In his second year in the NBA, Payne (6-3,…

Butler earns third straight All-Star Selection – first as a starter

Butler earns third straight All-Star Selection – first as a starter

(CHICAGO) The NBA announced earlier tonight that for the first time in his career, Jimmy Butler has been selected as a starter for the Eastern Conference in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. For Butler, it marks the third consecutive season that he has been named an All Star. His selection was determined by a collection…