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2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors were able to acquire Jordan Bell with the No. 38 pick from Chicago in exchange for cash, sources tell ESPN. The Warriors did not own a single pick prior.

Penn: Butler trade gives Bulls direction (1:32)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Justin Patton is the first Creighton freshman to be drafted in any round, the 2nd in the last 4 years to be drafted in the first round (2014 Doug McDermott).

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 16 overall pick, the Bulls selected Justin Patton (C, Creighton), but he's headed to Minnesota as part of the Jimmy Butler trade. Patton is the fourth player ever drafted out of Creighton in the first round.


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Horace Grant, who played for the Lakers in 2001 and 2004, says he'd give the 2000-01 Lakers, who went 15-1 in the postseason, the edge over the 2016-17 Warriors, who just went 16-1 in the postseason, in a hypothetical matchup. Grant then showed off his four championships rings with the Bulls and Lakers.

Bulls get Markkanen through Butler trade (0:46)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Jimmy Butler did not have a comment, when reached by ESPN, about the trade to Minnesota when reached in Paris. Found out from his agent Bernie Lee at about 2 a.m. local time.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Lauri Markkanen becomes the first Finnish-born player drafted in the lottery. His 69 3-pointers are the most by a 7-footer in college basketball in the last 20 seasons. He's reportedly headed to the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler trade.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Bulls get Lavine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen as they start their rebuild. Going to take time for Chicago to get back to the playoffs.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Lauri Markkanen is 9th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model: 2% chance to play like an all star and 47% chance to be a bust.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 7 overall pick, the Timberwolves selected Lauri Markkanen (F, Arizona), but this pick is headed to the Bulls as part of the reported Jimmy Butler trade.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

The proposed CHI-MIN deal thru lens of ESPN RPM: MIN gets: Jimmy Butler (7th in RPM) 16th pick CHI gets: Zach LaVine (388th) Kris Dunn (399th) 7th pick

Butler a good fit for the Timberwolves (1:41)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

As several Bulls' staffers have noted here at the Advocate Center -- "Fans wanted a direction -- now they've got one."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

If ever there was a time to make a deal happen -- the Bulls knew it was now. Bulls knew Butler still had two years left on his deal and they never committed to him as the face of the franchise.

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Butler goes to Wolves in draft-night mega-deal

Chicago has traded All-Star Jimmy Butler and the No. 16 pick to Minnesota in exchange for guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine and the No. 7 pick. Arizona's Lauri Markkanen was drafted at No. 7, while Creighton center Justin Patton went 16th.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

If this was the best offer the Chicago Bulls got for Jimmy Butler, I would have kept him. I'm stunned no other team was able to beat it.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

So the Bulls get another point guard in Kris Dunn after trading for Cameron Payne at the deadline last season. On top of Rondo, Jerian Grant and Isaiah Canaan. Alright.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Our @WindhorstESPN reports that the Timberwolves are also getting the No. 16 pick in this deal for Jimmy Butler deal ...

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

One pick in and one blockbuster done: Jimmy Butler is on his way to Minnesota ...

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Sources: Nuggets eye deals for Butler, Bledsoe

The Nuggets have discussed two separate draft-day trade possibilities Thursday to acquire Eric Bledoe from the Suns or Jimmy Butler from the Bulls in deals that would include draft picks, sources say.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

The black curtains are up again at the Bulls' facility this year as the front office decides which direction it wants to go.

Team Stats

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

Team History