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2016 Schedule
42-40, 4th in Central
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'85 Bears ended Chicago's long drought

After the 90s Bulls and the Blackhawks' current run, it's easy to forget the Windy City's lack of titles from 1964 to January of 1986. According to Bill Barnwell, that stretch is the third-worst run of misery ended by a championship, trailing Cleveland and Seattle. Sports Misery Index


Denzel Valentine, Chicago Bulls SG

The newest Bull, Denzel Valentine, joins Fred Huebner. He discusses being drafted by the Bulls, what he can add to the team, and the excitement of draft night.

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Butler stepped up in Rose's absence

The Bulls reportedly shopped Jimmy Butler before the draft but couldn't agree to a deal. The numbers he put up in 11 games without Derrick Rose last season suggest a big upcoming season.

Bulls' final draft grade: C

Chad Ford loves the pick of Denzel Valentine, who he calls "one of the most NBA-ready prospects in the draft." But the Bulls could have done so much better had they traded Jimmy Butler. Draft grades (Insider)

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NBA stars who will be going for gold

Ten of the league's biggest names have decided to compete for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio under coach Mike Krzyzewski .

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5-on-5: Ranking top NBA free agents and fits

NBA free agency is almost here. With a huge salary-cap jump expected, who are the top available players this year? Can the Cavs add a piece for a second title run? Our NBA experts go 5-on-5.

Can Butler and Bulls get on same page? (1:22)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls GM Gar Forman on the sales pitch he is going to give to prospective free agents this summer. "Great city, great organization a really good young core of players," Forman said after the draft in an interview on ESPN 1000. "I think there's a lot to sell here. We like the young core of players we have. It starts with Jimmy, who I said is a veteran, but is still 26 years old. The Bobby Portis' and [Cris] Felicio's and [Doug] McDermott's and Niko [Mirotic]. Now we add a couple more young guys today, Jerian Grant, who we're high on. So you can kind of see the direction that we're headed."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman said sales pitch to free agents this summer would revolve, at least in part, around selling the city of Chicago. It always is for Bulls, but will be even more important with lack of game changing talent on the roster.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

FWIW, Forman did not think the divorce between Thibs and the Bulls would have any impact on any potential deals between Minnesota and Chicago in the future.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman says he still hasn't spoken to Derrick Rose. Also acknowledged that he hasn't spoken to Tom Thibodeau since Thibs took Minnesota job.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Gar on trade speculation. "We've read a number of things that are comical ... We never made a single call. We're not looking to move Jimmy."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman said nothing has caught Bulls' attention as far as calls they've received about a potential Butler trade.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't remember Forman ever publicly knocking down trade speculation so forcefully before.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman: "We like Jimmy Butler. We didn't shop Jimmy Butler." Says Bulls took calls on Jimmy Butler, but shot down any trade discussions.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman: "I didn't even know Jimmy was here to be honest." Says there was no talk at all about a potential move regarding Jimmy Butler.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Forman: "Our medical staff was very, very comfortable," while discussing concerns about Valentine's knee.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls GM Gar Forman calls Denzel Valentine a "big time winner." Bulls love prospects from big schools who have played at a high level for multiple years.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Told that Jimmy Butler has been in Bulls' facility tonight. Unclear at this point how much interaction, if any, he's had with Bulls' front office.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Bulls pick Denzel Valentine doesn't feel that being a senior means he's maxed out his potential, saying: "I just got better every year, and why is that going to stop now? You know, I feel like when I get to the next level I'm just going to keep on getting better. You just keep on getting better, those guys that have more potential than me, they're supposed to keep getting better, so I will keep getting better."

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Denzel Valentine on being drafted by Bulls

Bulls F Denzel Valentine tells P.J. Carlesimo, Marc Kestecher and Ryen Russillo about being selected by Chicago with the No. 14 pick in the NBA draft, dealing with rumors regarding his knee and more.

Team Stats

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

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