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Sat Oct 2314:26Zach LaVine's 32 Points Leads Bulls To Victory
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine totaled 32 points, six rebounds, five assists, one block and six turnovers on 11-for-19 shooting from the field and 6-for-9 from three-point range in Friday's 128-112 victory against the Pelicans. LaVine bounced back from a slow start and exploded offensively to finish with another 30-plus point performance to begin the season. LaVine is the main option on the new-look Bulls and one of the top overall shooting guard options across all fantasy formats, making the 26-year-old a must-start player for Saturday's game against the Pistons.
Source: NBA.comRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 2110:22Zach LaVine Drops 34 Points In Season Opener
Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine led all scorers in the team's 94-88 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. He shot 11-for-17 from the field and 11-for-11 from the line on the way to 34 points. He hit one three-pointer and also added seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block while turning the ball over twice. LaVine's teammates DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic combined for 38 field goal attempts, but they were far less efficient than LaVine as they only managed 17 and 15 points, respectively. LaVine is coming off of a fantastic season in which he averaged a career-high 27.4 points per game. He should have another strong offensive season in store this year.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Fri Oct 817:53Zach LaVine And Starters To Play Solid Minutes On Friday
Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan told the media on Thursday that he expects his starters to play between 24 and 28 minutes in Friday's preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Lonzo Ball saw the most action in the team's first preseason game, logging 26 minutes while DeMar DeRozan (25), Nikola Vucevic (24) and Zach LaVine (24) were close behind. It sounds as if they should all see a slight uptick in Game 2. LaVine was the team's leading scorer in their preseason opener, dropping 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting.
Source: NBC SportsRotoBaller.com
Sat Sep 1121:51Zach LaVine Could Be On Celtics Radar
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has yet to agree on a contract extension with his current employer. However, with the 26-year-old entering the final year of his most recent deal, the Celtics are a possible favorite to acquire his services in a trade, especially if the Bulls are in danger of not getting anything back for him if he decides to walk. Still, it seems as if Chicago will do everything it takes to keep LaVine on the roster, mainly after bringing in Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan, and Alex Caruso during the offseason. Nonetheless, regardless of where the former UCLA Bruin is playing, he is anticipated to be a prime fantasy producer. His health has been an issue, which is the only thing that has limited his fantasy ceiling over the years.
Source: Gary WashburnRotoBaller.com
Mon May 1718:36Bulls look to future after frustrating, promising season
CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine insisted he had never played on a team as talented as the Chicago Bulls were this season. That made it all the more disappointing. Instead of gearing up for a potential playoff appearance, the Bulls are once again on the outside looking in. “I'm not upset or spiteful about things that happened," LaVine said Monday. “I just know that we have to work on things and get better at them. We are a good team, and this season made us better.” The Bulls finished 11th in the Eastern Conference at 31-41, two games behind Charlotte for the final play-in spot and out of the postseason for the fourth straight year. They think they are on the right track after their first year with Arturas Karnisovas leading the basketball operation and Billy Donovan coaching them. But they're also frustrated. “I'm optimistic because I know that each player is disappointed with the season, and I want them to go into the offseason feeling that way and remember what it feels like,”... [More]
Sun May 1621:46Bucks hold Antetokounmpo, Middleton out of finale
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was a late scratch from the Milwaukee Bucks’ lineup with the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference out of reach, and Khris Middleton missed the regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls because of lingering soreness in his left ankle. The Brooklyn Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to secure the second seed. That locked Milwaukee into the third spot and a first-round matchup with Miami. And the Bucks opted to scratch Antetokounmpo and the rest of their starters. Milwaukee had already ruled out Middleton. The two-time All-Star missed his fourth game this season after scoring 21 points the previous night in a win over Miami. “We feel like if we can kind of get on top of it this 24, 48 hours, I think he’ll be in a great place heading into the week of prep and playoffs,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. The Bucks began the day a game behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They needed a win ... [More]
Sun May 1620:26Bucks' Middleton to miss regular-season finale against Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton will miss the regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls because of lingering soreness in his left ankle. Middleton, averaging 20.4 points, was ruled out Sunday after scoring 21 points the previous night in a win over Miami. The two-time All-Star is missing his fourth game this season. “We feel like if we can kind of get on top of it this 24, 48 hours, I think he'll be in a great place heading into the week of prep and playoffs,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. The Bucks began the day a game behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They needed a win over the Bulls plus a loss by the Nets to the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the second seed. Otherwise, they would finish third in the East. Milwaukee had won three straight and eight of nine entering Sunday's matchup. The Bulls were missing their two best players with Zach LaVine sitting out his second consecutive game with tendinitis in his right knee and Nikola Vucevic held out because of nagging hip issues. Daniel Theis (sprained right hip), Tomas Satoransky (sprained left ankle) and Troy Brown Jr. (sprained left ankle) also were unavailable. Chicago was eliminated from contention for the play-in tournament Friday when Washington beat Cleveland. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun May 1616:16Bucks' Middleton to miss regular-season finale against Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton will miss the regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left ankle. Middleton, averaging 20.4 points, was ruled out Sunday after scoring 21 points the previous night in a win over Miami. The two-time All-Star is missing his fourth game this season. The Bucks began the day a game behind Brooklyn for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They needed a win over the Bulls plus a loss by the Nets to the Cleveland Cavaliers to clinch the second seed. Otherwise, they would finish third in the East. Milwaukee had won three straight and eight of nine entering Sunday's game. The Bulls held out stars Zach LaVine (right knee tendinitis) and Nikola Vucevic (rest) as well as Daniel Theis (sprained right hip), Tomas Satoransky (sprained left ankle) and Troy Brown Jr. (sprained left ankle). Chicago was eliminated from contention for the play-in tournament Friday when Washington beat Cleveland. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Fri Mar 2613:22Analysis: How the trade deadline could pay some dividends
The NBA called this season’s trade deadline the busiest in the last 35 years, with 46 players from 23 teams involved in 16 different deals. What’s unclear is how many of those deals will have an impact on this season. Face it: Some will not register much of a blip. Brad Wanamaker getting moved to Charlotte by Golden State for a draft pick that will probably never change hands, that’s not exactly swinging a balance of power. Same goes for the Warriors sending Marquese Chriss to San Antonio, and Toronto trading Matt Thomas to Utah and Terence Davis to Sacramento — getting second-round picks back in both cases. Those Raptors moves were almost certainly made to clear roster spots for a Kyle Lowry trade that never happened. And it says something about the busiest trade deadline in 35 years when the biggest news of the day was a trade that didn’t happen, in Lowry’s case. That said, there were some moves that have potential to affect the postseason races. Here are some of the team... [More]
Fri Mar 2601:12Nuggets acquire forward Aaron Gordon from Magic
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets made another aggressive move at the trade deadline by acquiring forward Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic. The Nuggets officially announced the deal for Gordon late Thursday night. In exchange, the Magic receive veteran shooting guard Gary Harris, rookie R.J. Hampton and a future first-round draft pick. Denver also is receiving forward Gary Clark as part of the trade package. Earlier in the day, the Nuggets acquired backup center JaVale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Hartenstein and two second-round picks. The 25-year-old Gordon averaged 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Magic this season. He was the fourth overall pick by Orlando in the 2014 draft. Gordon could find himself in the running to be in Denver's starting rotation — possibly in place of veteran Paul Millsap. He would join a lineup that includes Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray, Will Barton and All-Star big man Nikola Jokic as the Nuggets chase after their... [More]
Thu Mar 2520:52Bulls take big step toward turnaround with deal for Vucevic
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls acquired an All-Star center and sent a loud message to the rest of the NBA with one blockbuster trade. They're serious about becoming a contender. And they're ready to welcome top free agents. The Bulls pulled off their first major trade since Arturas Karnisovas was hired to lead their basketball operation last spring by acquiring two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from Orlando prior to Thursday's deadline. They also added Al-Farouq Aminu in the deal and sent Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter Jr. and two future first-round selections with certain lottery protections to the Magic. “We're trying to improve our team,” Karnisovas said. “That was an opportunity. You don't get so many opportunities to improve with players like that. I think we've done pretty well today." Vucevic is averaging a career-best 24.5 points and 11.8 rebounds in his 10th NBA season and ninth in Orlando. He has two full seasons remaining after this one on the four-year, $10... [More]
Thu Mar 2514:52AP source: Nuggets acquiring Gordon from Magic
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets made another aggressive move at the trade deadline by acquiring forward Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said Thursday. In exchange, the Magic receive veteran shooting guard Gary Harris, rookie R.J. Hampton and a first-round draft pick, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending NBA approval. Denver also is receiving forward Gary Clark as part of the trade package. Earlier in the day, the Nuggets acquired backup center JaVale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Hartenstein and two second-round picks. The 25-year-old Gordon averaged 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Magic this season. He was the fourth overall pick by Orlando in the 2014 draft. Gordon could find himself in the running to be in Denver's starting rotation — possibly in place of veteran Paul Millsap. He would join a lineup that includes ... [More]
Sun Mar 722:14NBA Slam-Dunk Contest Winners
2021 — Anfernee Simons, Portland 2020 — Derrick Jones Jr., Miami 2019 — Hamidou Diallo, Oklahoma City 2018 — Donovan Mitchell, Utah 2017 — Glenn Robinson III, Indiana 2016 — Zach LaVine, Minnesota 2015 — Zach LaVine, Minnesota 2014 — John Wall, Washington 2013 — Terrence Ross, Toronto 2012 — Jeremy Evans, Utah 2011 — Blake Griffin, L.A. Clippers 2010 — Nate Robinson, New York 2009 — Nate Robinson, New York 2008 — Dwight Howard, Orlando 2007 — Gerald Green, Boston 2006 — Nate Robinson, New York 2005 — Josh Smith, Atlanta 2004 — Fred Jones, Indiana 2003 — Jason Richardson, Golden State 2002 — Jason Richardson, Golden State 2001 — Desmond Mason, Seattle 2000 — Vince Carter, Toronto 1999 — No competition 1998 — No competition 1997 — Kobe Bryant, L.A. Lakers 1996 — Brent Barry, L.A. Clippers 1995 — Harold Miner, Miami 1994 — Isaiah Rider, Minnesota 1993 — Harold Miner, Miami 1992 — Cedric Ceballos, Phoenix 1991 — Dee Brown, Boston 1990 — Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta 1989 — Kenny Walker, New York 1988 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1987 — Michael Jordan, Chicago 1986 — Spud Webb, Atlanta 1985 — Dominique Wilkins, Atlanta 1984 — Larry Nance, Phoenix
Thu Mar 421:13James, Durant choose their teams for Sunday's All-Star Game
LeBron James has faced Giannis Antetokounmpo as an opponent in the last three All-Star Games. The Los Angeles Lakers' star got him as a teammate this year. James used the No. 1 overall pick on Antetokounmpo — the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP from Milwaukee — in the draft for Sunday’s All-Star Game in Atlanta. Kevin Durant, who will not play in the All-Star Game because of injury but still is the captain for Team Durant, took Brooklyn teammate Kyrie Irving with his first pick. The other starters for Team LeBron will be Stephen Curry of Golden State, Luka Doncic of Dallas and Nikola Jokic of Denver. The other starters for Team Durant will be Joel Embiid of Philadelphia, 2020 All-Star MVP Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers, Bradley Beal of Washington and Jayson Tatum of Boston. This is the fourth year of the NBA's playing captain format for the All-Star Game. James is 3-0, beating teams captained by Curry in 2018 and Antetokounmpo in the last two seasons. “I just try to p... [More]
Tue Mar 219:52NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants
Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in the other on-court events besides the All-Star Game in Atlanta, with the overwhelming majority of them pulling double-duty between those competitions and the game itself. Curry, Booker, the Boston duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell — all of them All-Stars — will be the six competitors in the 3-point contest. All-Stars Luka Doncic of Dallas, Domantas Sabonis of Indiana, Julius Randle of New York, Nikola Vucevic of Orlando and Chris Paul of Phoenix will be five of the six entrants in the skills competition. They’ll be joined by Portland’s Robert Covington, the only current NBA player who is a graduate of a historically Black college and university. Covington went to Tennessee State. HBCUs will... [More]
Tue Feb 2319:42NBA chooses All-Star reserves, with Zion among first-timers
New Orleans forward Zion Williamson now can be called an NBA All-Star, and only three others in the game’s 70-year history have gotten there at a younger age. Williamson is one of four first-time All-Stars, all revealed Tuesday night when the league announced the reserves for the March 7 game in Atlanta. Joining him as fellow All-Star rookies: Boston’s Jaylen Brown, New York’s Julius Randle and Chicago’s Zach LaVine. Phoenix’s Chris Paul is an All-Star for the 11th time, and Brooklyn’s James Harden is one for the ninth consecutive year. The rest of the reserves include Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic from the Eastern Conference, along with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis, the Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul George, Utah teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, and Portland’s Damian Lillard from the Western Conference. “It's definitely an honor," Mitchell said. Team captains LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lake... [More]
Thu Sep 24 202017:22For Donovan, job with Bulls 'came out of left field'
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons. Things sure changed in a hurry. “I wasn’t looking at anything," Donovan said. "It was five great years in Oklahoma City. I think it’s always emotional when you leave a place that you enjoyed working with the people you were working with. I was around some terrific people in the organization, tremendous players. You’re just kind of decompressing. So this kind of came out of left field for me.” The Bulls introduced Donovan as their coach on Thursday, two days after they announced they landed arguably the most attractive candidate on the market to help turn around a struggling team with new management. Donovan goes from working with stars such as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and Paul George and Chris Paul to trying to lift a franchise with one playoff appearance in five seasons. He was 243-157 with the Thunder and led them to ... [More]
Fri Aug 14 202014:53Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen after missing playoffs again
Months after the world was reminded of the best run in Chicago Bulls history, the franchise closed a chapter on one of its worst.The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years — — a tough stretch for a franchise whose dominance in the 1990s was chronicled in the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”The Bulls finished 22-43 this season and were one of the eight teams that didn't qualify for the NBA's restart at Walt Disney World, where the playoffs begin next week. The move was hardly a surprise. Only Tim Floyd (.205) had a lower winning percentage than Boylen (.317) in franchise history.“This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our franchise to take that next step as we move in a new direction and era of Chicago Bulls basketball,” said rturas Karnisovas, the team's new executive vice president of basketball operations. “Jim is a great human being t... [More]
Fri Aug 14 202012:03Bulls fire coach Jim Boylen after missing playoffs again
The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, the new front office beginning its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. The Bulls, who finished 22-43 this season, were one of the eight teams that didn't qualify for the NBA's restart at Walt Disney World. That meant they wouldn't make the postseason for the fourth time in five years — a tough stretch for a franchise whose dominance in the 1990s was chronicled in the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance.”The move was hardly a surprise. Only Tim Floyd (.205) had a lower winning percentage than Boylen (.317) in franchise history.“This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our franchise to take that next step as we move in a new direction and era of Chicago Bulls basketball,” Karnisovas said in a statement. “Jim is a great human being that cares deeply about this organization and the game of basketball.”A longtime NBA assistant, Boylen got his first head coaching job in the league in December 2018 when ... [More]
Mon Apr 27 202014:10AP source: Bulls hiring 76ers' Eversley as general manager
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have hired Philadelphia 76ers executive Marc Eversley to replace the fired Gar Forman as general manager and work under new top basketball executive Arturas Karnisovas, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move hadn't been announced. ESPN first reported the hiring.Eversley, a Canadian, becomes the Bulls' first black general manager after four years in Philadelphia's front office — the past two as senior vice president of player personnel. He spent a decade at Nike, managing company-owned retail stores in Ontario before moving to their corporate office in Oregon and becoming the point person for their basketball player relationship division. He then worked in Toronto's front office for seven years and Washington's for three before joining the 76ers.Eversley had a big hand in Philadelphia trading up with Boston to get Matisse Thybulle with the No. 20 overall pic... [More]
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