2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
42-40, 4th in Central
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Central Division Preview

Amin Elhassan, Ethan Strauss, Kevin Pelton, Tom Haberstroh and Dave McMenamin preview the Central Division.

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3hNick Friedell

Rondo making big impact early for Bulls

Rajon Rondo's ability to coexist with various coaches and teammates has been questioned at times, but he's already making a big impact early on in Chicago.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says Gibson, Mirotic and Portis each got some time with the starting group today.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg addresses the media after the Bulls' first practice of the year. Says Rondo has "best voice on the team," and has helped set the tone for everybody else.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

2.5 hours in and Fred Hoiberg's first official practice of the season is still rolling along.

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9hBrian Windhorst

The melancholy end to the Big Three era in Miami

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh turned Miami into the center of the basketball universe. Six years later, the book on the Big Three closes just as abruptly and surprisingly as it opened.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Jimmy Butler is still convinced he could be an NFL wide receiver, as good as anyone out there. Even Antonio Brown? "He's not better than me," Butler insists.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Dwyane Wade at Chicago Bulls media day, on the Colin Kaepernick-led athlete protest movement: "I think it's great. I mean, I'm one of the athletes that stood on stage at the ESPYs and I asked the athletes to use their voice, a call to action for athletes to stand up. I think it's great when you see an athlete use his voice for something he believes in. I think Kaepernick educated a lot of us on things that we wasn't aware of. For me, for guys in this city, from what I've seen, we have a different kind of battle here in Chicago. A different focus. That's where my focus is on. My focus is on this city, and what am I capable of doing to help our youth in this city in a bigger way."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Rondo says Hoiberg is "really intelligent." Says he spoke to Hoiberg for three hours before he signed. Obviously the pair hit it off nicely.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Very clear from Wade's initial comments after he signed -- and his comments again today -- his focus off the floor will be trying to help Chicago be a more unified city.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade remains hopeful that Bosh will return to the basketball floor, but reiterates that as his friend he is happy Bosh is focusing on his health and taking care of his family.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade on Chris Bosh's situation: "It's another bump in the road in life." Happy that Bosh's quality of life is good.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I think it's great when you see an athlete use his voice" while discussing what Colin Kaepernick has done.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade: "I'm like the new kid in class. I've got to find my one friend to talk to before I find new friends."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade hits the podium for his first media day as a Bull.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Doug McDermott getting used to his new number -- 11.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler said he has a specific message for Hoiberg as the season opens. "As much as you can use me as an example." Butler wants to be the guy that young players can learn from.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler is excited to have Wade around. Says he can "model" his game after Wade's and can learn from him.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says he feels that McDermott and Mirotic are two "of the best shooters in the league." Outwardly confident that Bulls will have enough outside shooting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says there will be a lot of "competition" in training camp over rotation spots. Keeps harping on "consistency" group needs to show over course of the year.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says he's "really excited about this group." Says he is focused on getting his team to play more consistently.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman reiterates that the decision to trade Derrick Rose was a "basketball decision," and had nothing to do with his legal situation.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Robin Lopez getting loosened up on media day. Bulls expecting him to be a stabilizing presence on young team.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman believes Bulls will see "growth" from Jimmy Butler both in his game and how he fits into the locker room.

Team Stats

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

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585
2012-134537.549
2011-125016.758

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