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The Butler did it ... again? Former Bull still haunts his old team

Butler was traded back in 2017, but still makes a point to do whatever it takes to beat his old team. On Sunday, he found a Herro to help out.

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Kris Dunn’s future as a Bull is in the air, but he’s more than present

This season could have gone very wrong for Dunn and the franchise that traded for him in 2017, but the two seem to be in sync on his role and his strengths. Now, will it keep him a Bull?

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Bulls’ Denzel Valentine might be better-served elsewhere this season

The 2016 lottery pick is getting playing time, but when the Bulls return to full strength, will he be a DNP again? If that’s the plan, the Bulls should consider packaging him in a trade.

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This You Gotta See: AFC slugfests, Bulls-Clippers and college football’s playoff selections

Here’s one guess: No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Utah in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, and No. 2 LSU vs. No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. Because sending the Western semifinalist to the South and the Southern semifinalists to the West would just be so totally college football.

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Bulls lose heartbreaker as Zach LaVine misses three-pointer just before buzzer

For the second time in a little more than a week, the Bulls lost to the Warriors (5-19).

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Bulls veteran Otto Porter Jr. wearing boot as foot injury lingers

The forward will be examined by a specialist and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

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Bulls’ December fortunes might rest on the shoulders of Wendell Carter Jr.

With veteran Otto Porter Jr. still out indefinitely and Thaddeus Young just trying to get consistent minutes off the bench, it’s Carter whose voice and actions might lead a turnaround.

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Bulls never trail in victory against Grizzlies for first winning streak of season

Zach LaVine scored a team-high 25 points, and Wendell Carter Jr. had his 12th double-double

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Wendell Carter Jr. has been doubly good for the Bulls this season

Carter has 12 double-doubles in 22 starts after scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds Wednesday

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Bulls unveil latest in artists hat series

Chicago area artists designed this year’s caps.

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Bulls rookie guard Coby White will play a ‘Microwave’ role ... for now

The first-round pick out of North Carolina continues to contribute off the bench, but even microwaves have an expiration date. White has bigger plans to be a starter at some point.

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Bulls give coach Jim Boylen a much-needed ‘W’ on his 1-year anniversary

"Yeah,’’ Bulls guard Zach LaVine said when asked if there had been a lot of ups and downs under Jim Boylen. But he gave his coach a nice present, a game-high 28 points in the victory against the Kings.

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Bulls vet Otto Porter is still sidelined with no timetable for a return

Yes, the Bulls would love to have their $27 million investment out there, helping advance the rebuild, but the bone bruise in Porter’s left foot is proving to be a slow heal, with no return even mapped out.

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Bulls big man Lauri Markkanen is putting his poor start on himself

There have been a number of excuses thrown out there for Markkanen’s dismal start, and he has used a few himself. No more. This is on Markkkanen, and he knows it.

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Bulls hoping movie cliches and weak Eastern Conference can help turn season around

Bulls players see a path that will lead to a turnaround. Sadly, it’s based on the struggles of other teams in the Eastern Conference.

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This You Gotta See: Blackhawks-Blues, Bears-Cowboys and a big-time test for DePaul

The Blue Demons are off to an impressive start, with Paul Reed and Charlie Moore leading the way. Is this the real thing? Knocking off 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech just might put the "win" and the "trust" in Wintrust.

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Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. is finding losing hard to get used to

After a 107-103 loss in Portland on Friday night, the Bulls are 6-14. That’s not sitting well with Carter, who has won at every level before he became a Bull.

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Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison keeping latest injury in perspective

Since being drafted 22nd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft, the forward from Boise State has only played in 53 games because of injuries. Rather than dwell on the noise about this latest one, however, Hutchison is just staying "with the process.’’

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2019 Chicago GM-coach rankings are here! Bears’ Pace-Nagy worst, White Sox’ Hahn-Renteria first!

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Trubisky helps bring down Bears’ leadership. Sox’ young talent lifts team’s decision-makers.

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Maybe it’s time for Bulls to make a trade and move on from Zach LaVine

If the front office isn’t going to take a hit until possibly after the season, and coach Jim Boylen is still in good standing, then change likely will take place on the roster ... just like the organization set up for all along.

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Zach LaVine scores 36 points, but Bulls can’t keep pace with Warriors

The Bulls now will try to avenge a 117-94 home loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday night when they travel to Portland to play Friday.

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Just Sayin’: Hot streak? Please. ‘Not’ streak? That, sadly, seems to be the Bulls’ specialty

Searching for things to be thankful for about the the Bulls is a bit like picking at a turkey carcass that already has been fed to the dog. Sorry, but how else to regard a band of misfits whose next winning streak — even two measly games — will be their first?

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Bulls’ culture built on survival and deception

The anger directed at coach Jim Boylen and the players is warranted but also misguided.

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Sources: Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf to turn up heat on GM Gar Forman

Few executives have been as protected as Forman, but as this rebuild takes two steps back, sources indicate Reinsdorf is becoming less impressed with Forman’s body of work.

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Bulls fans witness ‘flashback’ Melo Show as Trail Blazers romp 117-94 at United Center

In his fourth game after signing with the Blazers as a free agent for a bargain-basement discount, Carmelo Anthony, 35 — who hadn’t played in over a year — had Bulls defenders on skates, scoring 25 points in 31 minutes.

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Bulls bigs burdened: Markkanen wants to earn more minutes, Carter to take more shots

Never, people — that’s how long it has been since Lauri Markkanen was in a funk like the one he’s in now. And is Wendell Carter Jr. being under double digits in shots in 12 of the team’s first 18 games really cutting it?

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Bulls’ latest win shouldn’t cover up the Lauri Markkanen problem

For the third time this season, the Bulls big man was on the bench in a fourth-quarter crunch-time moment — the same big man that the Bulls have built this rebuild around.

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Bulls are all in favor of NBA commissioner Adam Silver making sweeping changes

There were multiple reports that Silver would like to change the playoff seedings, as well as shrink the regular-season schedule, and several key faces for the Bulls were all for it.

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From a benching to a ‘blackout,’ Bulls guard Zach LaVine plays hero with 13 threes

LaVine was not happy with coach Jim Boylen "singling him out’’ by benching him Friday night, so the two met in Boylen’s suite Saturday in Charlotte. LaVine’s on-court response was one for the ages.

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This You Gotta See: Bears play two, Bulls-Warriors and a Blackhawks-Avs back-to-back

Will the Bears see Matthew Stafford back under center for the Lions, or will it be another outing against backup QB Jeff Driskel? One is a dynamic playmaker capable of turning a game on a dime with his massive talent. The other is Stafford. But we kid our division rival.

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Bulls PG Tomas Satoransky talks Marcin Gortat, his Blu-ray collection and more in this week’s Chat Room

At 28, Tomas Satoransky still has a lot to accomplish in his career. The Bulls acquired him from the Wizards in a sign-and-trade deal in July.

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Former Bull Jimmy Butler reminds his old franchise of what they aren’t

Butler and his new Heat teammates came into the United Center and showed the home franchise just how far the rebuild still has to go, as it was a tale of two completely different cultures.