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7hMalika Andrews

Bulls try to extract positives from latest loss

For the second game in a row, the Bulls were booed off their home floor following a loss to the Kings on Monday, but new coach Jim Boylen credited his team for playing "one of the better halves of the year in the first half."

QB1's on the decline (1:58)
Woj: 'No stars' attribute to Bulls' 56-point loss (1:07)
LaVine throws down mammoth one-handed slam (0:18)
Markkanen splits defenders for slam (0:21)

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Jim Boylen, who has referenced Popovich several times over the last week, said that he has texted with the San Antonio Spurs coach over the past week and has spoken to him on the phone. "He is a great resource, but he's also a friend and guy I look up to in the business."

Malika Andrews ESPN 

Boylen was asked about reports that players contacted NBPA. He said: "That's great. They have every right to do that. I am not taking personally. Call 'em. I know the rules. So, yeah. No problem. It doesn't deter from that we're going to work and we're going to practice."

Blackistone: Bulls need the practice (1:50)

Barnwell Show: Orlovsky on Rams-Bears, Connelly on NFL offensive evolution

Bill is joined by Dan Orlovsky of ESPN to analyze the particulars of the Bears' win over the Rams on SNF, including the play of the two young QB's Goff and Trubisky (1:16). Plus, Bill Connelly of SB Nation stops by to discuss the "Big-12-ization" of offense in the NFL, including the possibility of Oklahoma's Kyler Murray ending up playing both baseball and football (26:36).

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16hMalika Andrews

Boylen on Bulls reaching out to NBPA: 'Call 'em'

Bulls coach Jim Boylen on Monday pushed back on the notion that the entire team did not want to practice Sunday and insisted he had no problem with players' reportedly reaching out to the players association to complain about his coaching tactics.

Golic goes off on Bulls' players for gripes with new coach (1:08)
Bears' D overwhelms Goff, Rams (1:44)
Mack: 'When you come in our house it's gonna be a tough one' (0:34)
Nagy: 'We gave the game ball to the city' (1:01)