2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central
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Walker calls Butler a 'bad locker room guy' (0:38)
Lauri Markkanen walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves
14hKevin Pelton

Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?

Kevin Pelton's ranking of Lauri Markkanen's immediate impact matches the draft slot of the former Arizona star.

ESPN Stats & Info

Bulls banking on Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen, the No. 7 overall pick whom the Bulls acquired in the Jimmy Butler trade, was the Pac-12's third-leading scorer among freshmen last season.

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SC Featured: Markkanen is the Finnisher (6:36)
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Butler begins new chapter in Minnesota (2:06)
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Thibodeau says Butler is a 'perfect fit for us' (1:35)
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Paxson: We've always been honest with Butler

Bulls VP John Paxson discusses the decision to trade Jimmy Butler, saying the deal was "far and away the best they've encountered in terms of defining the team's direction."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Said Celtics had "many conversations" with Chicago about him over last year but suggested there were none in recent weeks.

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Gar Forman, Bulls GM

Bulls GM Gar Forman joins David Kaplan the day after the NBA draft. They talk about trading Jimmy Butler and drafting Lauri Markkanen.

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3dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Bulls earn solid marks for pick

The Jimmy Butler trade aside, Chicago did well getting Lauri Markkanen at No. 7. With Nikola Mirotic heading into free agency, the freshman fits a need.

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Bulls executives prioritizing emotions over franchise (2:35)
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Thibodeau on Wolves' deal for Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau talks about Minnesota's acquisition of Jimmy Butler, being reunited with Butler, Butler's development with the Bulls, the timing of the trade and more.

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Did friction with Hoiberg lead to Butler trade? (1:52)
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Spain on Bulls' decision to trade Jimmy Butler

ESPN Radio's Sarah Spain shares her thoughts on the Bulls' decision to trade Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves, Chicago's future, Butler's relationship with Fred Hoiberg and more.

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3dChad Ford

Bulls among the losers of draft night

In exchange for their star, the Bulls apparently didn't get an anchor to build around. This is going to be a long rebuilding process.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.923rd
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game22.614th
Points Allowed102.46th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585
2012-134537.549