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20mDavid Schoenfield

Five free agents worth the gamble

Dexter Fowler's consistency puts him on David Schoenfield's list of five free agents teams should consider signing.

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41mAustin Ward

Recruiting wrap: Illinois Fighting Illini

The return of healthy WR Mikey Dudek might just be one of the most important additions in the league as Illinois tries to get back to a bowl.

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Taj Gibson's fantasy stock rising

The Bulls' big man is one of the only healthy members of its frontcourt. Gibson can help your team with his rebound production and is available in just over half of ESPN leagues. Fantasy Forecaster

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No. 5 Iowa at Illinois

The Hawkeyes are taking on the Illini, who have lost three straight at home since upsetting Purdue on Jan. 10. Iowa is averaging 80.8 points, trailing only the Hoosiers in the conference. Follow live

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Chicago Bulls SportsCenter Throwback - Feb. 7, 1996 (1:50)
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1dNick Friedell

There is no joy in Bullsland

The Chicago Bulls continue to show a lack of mental toughness in losing for the 11th time in the past 16 games.

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Mike Dunleavy discusses how he felt after his first game of the season. The 35 year-old, who sat out all year after off-season back surgery, scored 5 points in 14 minutes of play. "A little late to the party, but good to be back," Dunleavy said. "I felt quite honestly like I hadn't played in eight months, but got a little better rhythm in the second half. And just testing out my hops again with that dunk."

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Late run pushes Timberwolves past Bulls (0:57)
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Wolves close hard to steal win from Bulls

Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Gorgui Dieng combined for 71 points as Minnesota picked up its second win in a row against a Jimmy Butler-less Chicago squad. Box score

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Bulls (27-22) at Timberwolves (15-36)

Chicago is without Jimmy Butler, who strained his left knee in the loss to Denver on Friday. The Bulls will miss Butler's defensive presence as Andrew Wiggins is coming off back-to-back 30-point games. Follow live

Jimmy Butler out vs. Timberwolves

The Bulls All-Star swingman will not play Saturday due to a sprained left knee. Coach Fred Hoiberg said the initial diagnosis was positive, but they won't know the outcome until the MRI results are back. Butler was scheduled to have an MRI today in Minneapolis but the results are unclear.