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2018 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Six weeks (October 1) until the qualifying offer (QO) for restricted free agents expire (unless extended). There are still five players that can sign the QO; Nerlens Noel ($4.2M), Mason Plumlee ($4.6M), Nikola Mirotic ($7.3M), Alex Len ($4.2M) and JaMychal Green ($2.8M). A player will see still be a RFA past October 1 but with no qualifying offer on the table. A player signing the QO would have veto power to any trade.

Wade could be on his way out of Chicago (1:30)
Stephen A.: No way in hell Wade stays in Chicago (1:43)
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6dNick Friedell

Picked as worst in the NBA, Bulls are where they want to be

With incredible talent poised to enter the league in the 2018 NBA draft, the Bulls would be best served to lose as often as possible this season, and it looks like they're set up to do just that.

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February 9 on ESPN, Jimmy Butler makes his highly anticipated return to Chicago. On draft night, the Timberwolves acquired Butler from the Bulls, who is looking to get Minnesota back to the postseason for the first time since 2003-04. Their 13 straight seasons of missing the playoffs is the longest active drought in the league.

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Bulls' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

They'll open at Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 19 and host the Spurs two nights later. Jimmy Butler's return to the United Center with the Wolves will be Friday, Feb. 9.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the most jarring parts of the Bulls' 2017-18 schedule is that they are only scheduled to appear on national television once. Their Feb. 9th home game against Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and the Minnesota Timberwolves will be televised by ESPN. For a team like the Bulls that has lived on national television for most of the last decade, the reality that there isn't much interest in a rebuilding team hit home again on Monday with the schedule release.

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Team Turmoil for 2017-18 season: Bulls

After trading perennial All-Star Jimmy Butler, there are so many questions surrounding this young Bulls team that it's fair to wonder how bumpy this season could get in Chicago.

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The Undefeated

The 50 Greatest Black Athletes: No. 1 Michael Jordan

The "GOAT" designation extends beyond the court, to the six-time NBA champion, five-time MVP and only current African-American majority owner in big-league American sports.

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18dKevin Pelton

Projected records: Bulls nearing rock bottom

The bright side of the Jimmy Butler trade is that Chicago could be well-positioned for a top draft pick. Only one team ranks worse.

What would a banana boat reunion look like? (0:33)
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19dKevin Pelton

Offseason grades: Chicago Bulls

You can't do much worse than the Bulls, who shipped off their best player for a minimal return and then mostly sat out free agency.

Elias Stein
19dAdam Reisinger

All aboard the boat

How likely is a Banana Boat reunion in 2018? We take you step by step through the ways LeBron, Melo, CP3 and D-Wade could all come together.

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Bulls sign Arcidiacono

The Bulls have signed former Villanova standout Ryan Arcidiacono, an undrafted free agent in 2016, to a two-way NBA contract. Arcidiacono appeared in five games for the Bulls' summer-league team, averaging 5.8 PPG and 2.8 APG. He was a four-year player at Villanova and the 2016 Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four.

Should Jordan have replied to Ball? (0:41)

Bulls announce 2017-18 preseason schedule

The Bulls will open the preseason on the road against the Pelicans on Oct. 3 and the Mavericks on Oct. 4. Chicago comes home to face the Bucks on Oct. 6 and the Pelicans again on Oct. 8. The preseason wraps up on the road vs. the Cavaliers on Oct. 10 and at home vs. the Raptors on Oct. 13.

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21dTom Haberstroh

Next NBA superteam: Watch the Bulls

The Bulls could follow the model of the 2011 Miami Heat by building a superteam through free agency. Chicago is going to have a projected $52 million in cap space, not to mention the draw of a big market and potentially enticing young players.

Vintage Derrick Rose (0:51)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Free agent guard Isaiah Canaan will participate in a group workout for the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to the Knicks, Spurs, Heat and Timberwolves, Kyrie Irving also considered the Chicago Bulls as a potential trade destination before the club traded Jimmy Butler, per Cavs sources.

Team Stats

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

Team History


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