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0-2, 5th in Central
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LaVine getting closer to resuming contact (1:16)
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NBA Power Rankings: Bulls out of cellar

Lauri Markkanen has been an early bright spot, but Chicago is 0-2. Still, an 0-3 team now occupies the No. 30 spot in our rankings.

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11hNick Friedell

Despite no deal, LaVine plans to stay with Bulls

Bulls swingman Zach LaVine reiterated his belief that his NBA future is in Chicago even though contract talks broke down with the Bulls prior to a deadline to reach an extension.

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Fred Hoiberg says Niko Mirotic remains in concussion protocol. It remains unclear if Mirotic will need surgery to fix facial fractures.

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Fred Hoiberg says Kris Dunn (finger) will practice today but will likely be out tomorrow vs. Cavs.

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LaVine says he has been taking contact "here and there." Will be taking contact "very soon."

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Zach LaVine reiterated that he expects to be a Bull for a long time. Confident he will get a deal done this summer.

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Zach LaVine sounds optimistic about how his rehab is going. Hopeful that he'll be able to start taking contact soon. Mid-November still target for contact.

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That's it from Chicago — Spurs beat Bulls 87-77. Bulls just don't have enough talent to win on most nights, but they do play hard so they have that going for them.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen having a nice first half for the Bulls. He's got eight points and seven rebounds in first half. He'll be a focal point for everything Bulls do moving forward.

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Portis apologizes for hitting Mirotic (0:15)
2dNick Friedell

Portis accepts blame, hasn't heard from Mirotic

The Bulls' Bobby Portis publicly apologized for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in practice, saying he let many people down. He also said Mirotic has yet to respond to Portis in an attempt to make peace.

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Portis: "I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, most importantly my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is."

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Portis: "I'm wrong for what I did. I want to publicly apologize to Niko."

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Bobby Portis, on if he's concerned Niko Mirotic may take legal action: "I'm not concerned [about] that at this point. I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis says he has texted and called Niko Mirotic but has not heard back from him yet.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Portis publicly apologizes to Niko Mirotic for punching him in practice.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says he has texted with Niko Mirotic. He says Mirotic is still sore after sustaining injuries in fight with Portis. It remains unclear when Mirotic will be able to return to practice.

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Denzel Valentine did not practice today because of knee soreness. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

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Fred Hoiberg says Bobby Portis apologized to his teammates in a team meeting.

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Justin Holiday says Bobby Portis practiced as hard as usual today. Holiday says Bulls will continue supporting both players.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Bobby Portis practiced today. He is not expected to address the media for a few days.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.530th
Rebounds Per Game43.522nd
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-22nd
Points Allowed102.012th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1802.000
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585

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