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2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central
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Jimmy bringing buckets to town

Jimmy Butler's 4.82 offensive real-plus minus helped him land in the top 10 in overall RPM last season, while the two players Minnesota parted with, Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn, ranked near the bottom of the league.

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7hKevin Pelton

Free-agent rankings: Mirotic nearly cracks top 10

The best thing that Nikola Mirotic has going for him heading into restricted free agency is his improved outside shooting late in the 2016-17 season, Kevin Pelton notes.

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Bulls won't give Carter-Williams qualifying offer

Backup point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the Rookie of the Year in 2013-14, had failed to live up to that early potential and won't get a qualifying offer of $4.1 million from the Bulls.

Paxson: Wade buyout would have to benefit Bulls (0:36)
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11hNick Friedell

Paxson talks Wade's, Rondo's future with Bulls

Bulls VP John Paxson addressed the speculation about a possible Dwyane Wade buyout and also admitted that the team still hasn't made a final decision on whether or not to bring back Rajon Rondo next season.

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Rank 'Em: The best pro sports appearances in pro wrestling

The Ball family put on a show we won't soon forget Monday night at Staples Center, the latest in a long and animated history of popular figures from the professional sports world getting in the squared circle.

Salley wouldn't bet against Cavs superteam with Melo, Wade and PG-13 (2:27)
Walker calls Butler a 'bad locker room guy' (0:38)
Lauri Markkanen walks on stage with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being drafted seventh overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves
2dKevin Pelton

Pelton mail: Which rookies are most ready to contribute?

Kevin Pelton's ranking of Lauri Markkanen's immediate impact matches the draft slot of the former Arizona star.

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Bulls banking on Markkanen

Lauri Markkanen, the No. 7 overall pick whom the Bulls acquired in the Jimmy Butler trade, was the Pac-12's third-leading scorer among freshmen last season.

SC Featured: Markkanen is the Finnisher (6:36)
Butler begins new chapter in Minnesota (2:06)
Thibodeau says Butler is a 'perfect fit for us' (1:35)

Paxson: We've always been honest with Butler

Bulls VP John Paxson discusses the decision to trade Jimmy Butler, saying the deal was "far and away the best they've encountered in terms of defining the team's direction."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Said Celtics had "many conversations" with Chicago about him over last year but suggested there were none in recent weeks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.923rd
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game22.614th
Points Allowed102.46th

Team History