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Lessons learned? Bulls coach Billy Donovan hopes so after victory against Cavaliers

Lauri Markkanen and Coby White have been inconsistent this season, but each played winning basketball Saturday.

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Bulls end five-game losing streak, finally embrace urgency

Coach Billy Donovan was unhappy about the lack of urgency and physicality his players displayed Friday and let them know about it. They seemed to get his message against the Cavaliers.

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Bulls coach Billy Donovan is not against riding out latest lineup change

Daniel Theis was inserted into the starting lineup for Thad Young on Friday, and as long as Donovan sees production, especially from Young with the second unit, he’s willing to stay the course with this group.

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Bulls begin life without Zach LaVine with loss to Grizzlies

The All-Star guard isn’t expected back anytime soon because of a positive test for the coronavirus. Though the Bulls’ first half was solid, LaVine’s absence was felt in the second half.

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Bulls hope Coby White starts figuring it out

The second-year guard was back in the starting lineup, filling in for an ill Tomas Satoransky. Though White played well in the first quarter, the Bulls need him to string solid games together.

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No one better to present the late Kobe Bryant at the Hall of Fame than his idol, Michael Jordan

If there hadn’t been an MJ, there wouldn’t have been a Kobe as we knew him.

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Bulls’ Zach LaVine expected to miss several games in coronavirus protocol

The team was expected to practice Thursday but was quickly shut down for health and safety reasons. The Sun-Times confirmed that LaVine was put into the protocol.

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Michael Jordan will induct Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Hall of Fame

Isiah Thomas will present fellow Chicago high school star Kevin Garnett.

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Bulls get desperate too late, fall in embarrassing fashion again

On a night in which defense was optional, the Bulls let Wendell Carter Jr., their former big man, and his new Magic teammates get comfortable. Coach Billy Donovan wants to know if his players truly understand urgency.

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From Orlando to Chicago, new Bull Nikola Vucevic discusses the journey

It’s been a whirlwind since the big man was traded at the deadline, but he still remembers where he came from and also where he wants to go with the Bulls franchise.

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Asking nicely: Can the Bulls win with Zach LaVine?

He can do things with a basketball that very few people on the planet can do. And yet the answer to the question is that it’s hard to know if he’s what ails the team.

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Rookie wall or no rookie wall, the Bulls need Pat Williams to step up

The 19-year-old rookie forward claims that he is still learning and building a foundation for the future, but his scoring has all but disappeared lately, and the Bulls need him to play like a No. 4 overall pick down the stretch.

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Reggie Miller says he would have never teamed up with Michael Jordan

"If Michael Jordan ever would have called me and tried to sway me to come to Chicago, I would have told him to go (expletive) himself," Miller told ESPN.

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As losses pile up, so do questions about this Bulls team finding its way

On a night when the defense bounced back from an embarrassment in Minnesota, there were moments to build on. But key plays down the stretch still weren’t made, and the Bulls fell in Memphis for their third straight loss.

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For starters, Bulls coach Billy Donovan sticking with his first unit

Since the trade deadline changed the roster and Donovan settled on a starting unit, the results have been better. That’s why he wants to stay the course with the group.

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Real talk from Bulls coach Billy Donovan after a really embarrassing loss

Facing a Timberwolves team that sported the worst record in the league, the Bulls suffered one of their worst losses of the season. There were plenty of reasons why, starting with the usual suspects.

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Loss on big individual scoring night is nothing new in NBA

Zach LaVine would have traded his first 50-point game for a win over the Hawks, but he shouldn’t feel that bad. Of the 10 players to score 50-plus points this season, their teams are 6-4.

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Despite a career-high 50 from Zach LaVine, Bulls lose a heartbreaker

It wasn’t a must-win game with 21 left in the regular season, but a victory not only would have helped the Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings, it would have made LaVine’s career night more special.

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Bulls coach Billy Donovan has finally settled on his rotations

It took some trial and error, as well as some stinging losses, but Donovan feels pretty good about the rotation and combinations he has been using in the wake of the trade-deadline changes.

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Bulls coach Billy Donovan keeps emphasizing focus after win over Raptors

Donovan knows it’s human nature to get caught up in the scores and standings on a nightly basis. But with 22 regular-season games left, he wants the focus to be in the right place.

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New roles, new expectations for Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen and Coby White

Both were counted on as pillars in the rebuild last season, and now Markkanen and White find themselves just key reserves. Not easy for either to swallow, but roles they need to embrace if the Bulls want to see the postseason.

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A give-and-take has emerged between Zach LaVine and new-look Bulls

LaVine’s scoring has dipped since Nikola Vucevic was acquired, but he’s fine with that if it means winning. Coach Billy Donovan, however, wants LaVine to understand that he’ll still be called upon to take over.

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Big-body Bulls hammer Pacers, led by Nikola Vucevic’s 32 points

While many NBA teams are focused on a small-ball lineup, Billy Donovan is going the other direction with certain rotations. Is the Bulls coach being an innovator? Nope, simply playing to his roster’s strengths as Indiana found out on Tuesday.

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Denzel Valentine says Loyola basketball hired an ‘it’ factor with brother Drew

According to the Bulls guard, he would not have his success if not for big brother, and the Ramblers program made the right decision in promoting Drew Valentine to head coach.

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The roster has changed, but the goal hasn’t: It’s go time for Bulls

All eyes are on new acquisition Nikola Vucevic for the stretch run, but the big man isn’t alone. Other players need to step up if the Bulls want to play a postseason game.

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Bulls end six-game losing streak with win over powerhouse Nets

Changing the roster and their identity hasn’t been easy for the Bulls over the last 10 days, but the hope was Sunday’s victory against Brooklyn was a sign of things to come.

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Bulls’ backcourt rotation remains unsettled

Coby White was sidelined again Sunday, this time because of a coronavirus test that came back questionable, and coach Billy Donovan is still trying to figure out how he wants to use his new-look backcourt combinations.

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Less of Lauri Markkanen this season has been more for the Bulls

The 7-footer remains on a strange career path. Coach Billy Donovan now is experimenting with Markkanen at small forward.

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Latest loss to Utah is another reminder of Bulls’ point-guard play

Jazz veteran guard Mike Conley wasn’t spectacular in his team’s victory Friday, but he affected the outcome. Bulls point guards remain inconsistent in that aspect. So guess who’s a free agent this offseason?

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Bulls guard Coby White is 'shocked' by Roy Williams’ retirement

White only played one season for the UNC/Kansas coaching legend, but he knows it’s a relationship he will have for a lifetime.

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Bulls feel like their struggling defense is on the mend, but when will it be fixed?

The Bulls have lost five in a row — three straight since the trade-deadline moves — and the defense remains a major culprit in their struggles. There are signs it’s getting better, but there isn’t much time to get it right.

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Bulls drop fifth straight as Zach LaVine misses first game of season

The All-Star guard was sidelined with a sprained right ankle, so Lauri Markkanen returned to the starting lineup. The 7-footer had a solid game, but the perimeter defense continued to be an issue in the loss to the Suns.