VP of basketball operations John Paxson doesn’t want to spend many more Aprils in tank mode. Maybe the draft will begin a shift away from that course.
John Paxson praised Robin Lopez and wants him back, and that wasn’t Paxson’s only roster indication.
LaVine will be a restricted free agent, and there’s a serious debate raging regarding his value heading into next season. Let the summer fun begin.
Year 1 of the rebuild had a punch, a winning streak and some growing pains, but the Bulls feel confident that they’re headed in the right direction.
It was only a six-week showing back in December and into January, but LaVine feels that it was a preview of just how good this team can be.
Markkanen became the first Bulls rookie since Elton Brand to get 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, but bigger news was the tank-a-thon loss to the Nets.
This summer will be when Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn have to start making up for lost time after playing only 12 games together.
The loss to Brooklyn, in which a franchise-high 24 threes were allowed, was another reminder of why the defense has to be put under the microscope.
The Nets shot the Bulls out of the gym, making 24 three-pointers. In doing so, though, they rubbed Portis the wrong way, with a rematch on tap Monday.
Fresh off their run to the Final Four, the Ramblers’ players and coaches took a trip Saturday to watch the Bulls host the Nets.
The Bulls saw their three-game winning streak end at the hands of the Celtics on Friday, but hopefully they took notes for future reference.
Coach Fred Hoiberg continued to dodge credit for the effort his team is giving, but he admitted that certain guys still have something to show.
Markkanen is averaging 20.5 points in his last four games but wants to be playing for something much bigger in his sophomore season.
The rookie scored a team-high 24 points in the win over Charlotte, and the Bulls have won three straight and moved into a tie with New York.
With his season over — he’s scheduled for a “minor procedure” Wednesday on his left knee — Valentine already is focusing on his role next season.