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2017 Schedule
42-40, 4th in Central

Dwyane Wade loses his cousin to gun violence

Just a day after Dwyane Wade appeared on The Undefeated's town hall to speak out against gun violence in America, his cousin, Nykea Aldridge, was killed in a shooting in Chicago.

Dwyane Wade loses his cousin to gun violence (1:46)
Rondo never feared losing endorsements over speaking out (1:32)
Wade: The problem goes way back (1:33)
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Mirotic will be hot item next summer

Nikola Mirotic just finished his second NBA season and has finally regained the shooting eye that brought him from Europe. Kevin Pelton lists the restricted free agent among the most coveted players who will be available next summer. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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New-look Bulls should continue to drop

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus has Chicago, even with Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo coming aboard, remaining below .500 and remaining a lottery team. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 12th pick in draft, Bulls would ...

With Robin Lopez being something of a stopgap in the middle, Chad Ford sees Chicago selecting Texas' Jarrett Allen. The 6-foot-10 freshman won't be an immediate replacement but possesses huge upside. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Quiet Rio finish for Jimmy Butler

Butler played only 14 minutes each in Team USA's semifinal and gold-medal wins over Spain and Serbia. He had no points and two rebounds vs. Spain and two points and five boards on Sunday. Butler's high scoring game was 17 vs. Venezuela. Team USA saves best for last

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Iverson talks favorite players and more

Among the topics that Allen Iverson discussed with rapper Jadakiss in a recent interview was his five favorite players. The upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame inductee naturally included Michael Jordan but couldn't identify a fifth, instead naming five active players as "finalists" for the spot. AI's five faves

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Coach K brought W's back to Team USA

A win for Team USA in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game vs. Serbia would be a record 76th straight for the national team. All of them under Mike Krzyzewski, which is no coincidence to Marc Stein. Pride restored to Team USA

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Mirotic satisfied with Spain's effort

Nikola Mirotic said Spain should be "happy" with its result in Friday's Rio semifinals, an 82-76 Team USA win, Marc Stein reports. "At the end of the day, they beat us by just six points," Mirotic said. "It's not a big difference." Team USA wins ugly


Butler claims he'd be better in the NFL than Thomas and Brown

Jimmy Butler believes he can play in the NFL and says he is better than Demaryius Thomas and Antonio Brown. His teammates and Thomas keep him humble by letting him know that he has ZERO shot in the NFL.

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How will Butler close his Rio run?

Jimmy Butler struggled in Team USA's semifinal win over Spain on Friday. He missed all five of his field-goal attempts and didn't get to the free-throw line. He takes averages of 6.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 14.3 minutes per game into Sunday's gold-medal final vs. Serbia.

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Spain's knees won't knock vs. Team USA?

Fran Fraschilla, ESPN's international basketball expert, doesn't see Spain being intimidated in Friday's Olympic men's basketball semifinal. He cites a roster full of NBA experience, such as Nikola Mirotic. Four biggest things to watch for (Insider)

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Record-setting Bulls among best across all sports

The domination of the U.S. women's basketball team at the Rio Olympics got us thinking about the most dominant teams in sports history. The 1995-95 Bulls broke the regular-season wins record by three and then went 15-3 in claiming the NBA title. Most dominant teams


Team USA, Spain are familiar Oly foes

Team USA and Spain will match up in Friday's Rio men's basketball semifinals along with Australia and Serbia. This will mark the fourth consecutive Summer Games in which the Americans and Spaniards have met on the court.

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Breakout game for Mirotic

Nikola Mirotic scored a game-high 23 points in Spain's 92-67 quarterfinal win over France on Wednesday. ESPN Stats & Info notes that Mirotic was held below 20 points in all five group-play games. Spain will face Team USA in Friday's semifinals.

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Mirotic leads Spain past France

Nikola Mirotic scored 23 points in 26 minutes as Spain routed France 92-67 on Wednesday afternoon in the Rio men's basketball quarterfinals. Spain's opponent in Friday's semifinals will be the winner of Wednesday night's game between Team USA and Argentina. Game recap


The point is Team USA lags in differential

The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team heads into Wednesday's quarterfinal vs. Argentina with a scoring difference that, among America's last nine teams, is better than only the 2004 squad that shockingly lost in the semifinals.

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When MJ ruled American sports

In honor of Americans who have dominated in Rio, Bill Barnwell doled out a figurative "championship belt" to the top U.S. athlete for every year since 1912. Michael Jordan claimed the prize five times outright and shared another. U.S. championship belt


Too close for Team USA comfort?

Team USA's last three games in Group A play didn't resemble the team's first two games. We'll see if that trend continues for Jimmy Butler & Co. in Wednesday's quarterfinal against Argentina.

Team Stats

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

Team History


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