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Nick Friedell's Season Preview

Bulls beat writer Nick Friedell speaks with John Brickley about Chicago's offseason moves and whether they are better off for them.

Most unforgettable injury comebacks (1:00)

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Denzel Valentine went through all of practice. Fred Hoiberg expects him to play on opening night. Valentine missed over two weeks because of a sprained ankle.

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Fred Hoiberg says Taj Gibson will start at the 4 on opening night against the Boston Celtics.

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New acquisitons, new outlook

With Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo, and now Michael Carter-Williams joining the fray, optimism is abound in the Windy City. But Marc Stein still has concerns about the Bulls' shooting abilities. Preseason Power Rankings

How many games will Chicago win?

Kevin Pelton takes a look at the win projections for all 30 NBA teams using ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). FiveThirtyEight's CARMELO is projecting 45 wins for the Bulls. However, Pelton and ESPN's BPI estimate under 40 wins. Final predictions (Insider)

LeBron unsure of World Series bet with Wade (0:31)

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Dwyane Wade is hoping he will be able to attend Game 3 of the World Series. He said if the Cubs ask him to sing the 7th Inning Stretch along with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo they'll be ready.

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Dwyane Wade says he hasn't finished off his World Series bet with LeBron James but they will figure something out soon.

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Fred Hoiberg, a lifelong Cubs fan, says he appreciates the Cubs' "swagger," and loves the camaraderie they play with. He believes the Cubs are a team you can "learn from" in the way that they play together.

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Cris Felicio didn't practice again because of a throat injury, but Fred Hoiberg remains confident he'll be ready for opener. Denzel Valentine remains questionable with an ankle injury. He did not take contact in Sunday's practice.

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Are the Bulls a playoff team?

Zach Lowe presents his annual preseason tiers for all NBA teams. He explains why Chicago is among a cluster of teams that will be fighting for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Lowe's NBA tiers

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Taj Gibson says he worked with the starters today. Says he's been switching up between the first unit and second unit and enjoys playing with everybody.

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Taj Gibson chuckles when asked if he expects to start in season opener. Says he'll be ready for "whatever decision coach makes."

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Nikola Mirotic went through all of practice and is expected to play on opening night. Cris Felicio did not practice after being elbowed in the throat in a game last week, but he is expected to be ready on Thursday. Denzel Valentine did non-contact drills. His status is still TBD for opening night.

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Hoiberg said he still hasn't decided on who will start at the 4 on opening night.

Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)
The Bulls have a new leader in Butler (1:38)
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Dinwiddie among Bulls' final roster cuts

Chicago waived guard Spencer Dinwiddie on Friday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. The team also parted ways with forward J.J. Avila, guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and guard Thomas Walkup. The roster stands at 14.

Despite Wade's performance, Bulls fall in preseason finale (0:40)
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Ultimate Standings: Bulls fall hard in 2016

In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, the Chicago Bulls dropped to 97th after massive tumbles in roster, coaching and ownership.

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.621st
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game22.812th
Points Allowed103.116th

Team History


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