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Luol Deng retires after 15 NBA seasons

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Looking to wrap up his NBA career with the same club where he debuted, Luol Deng signs a one-day contract with the Chicago Bulls

FULL CIRCLE. The Chicago Bulls plan to honor Luol Deng this season. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls extend coaching contract for Jim Boylen

May 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Although Chicago finished 13th in the Eastern Conference, the 54-year-old made an impression as a coach who could get the most from young talent

STAYING. Jim Boylen will call the shots for the Chicago Bulls for the next couple of years. Photo from Chicago Bulls' Twitter account (@chicagobulls)

Embiid, Sixers back in winner's circle

Apr 07, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The playoff-bound Sixers pick up win No. 50 against the Bulls to snap a three-game skid

FIGHTING FORM. Joel Embiid and the Sixers strengthen their grip of the 3rd spot in the East. Photo from NBA Twitter

Without Nurkic, Portland continues streak over Bulls

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:27 PM

The Trail Blazers cruise to their fifth-straight victory with no hint that Nurkic's injury may derail their season

STREAKING. Seth Curry leads the team with 20 points while 5 other players score double-digits. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers rally from 20 points down, snap skid vs Bulls

Mar 13, 2019 - 2:26 PM

LeBron James pumps in 36 points as the Lakers arrest their worst skid of the season

SHOWSTOPPER. LeBron James highlights the Lakers win with two spectacular slams. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

LaVine scores 47 as Bulls outlast Hawks in 4OT

Mar 02, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks battle in a four-overtime marathon to record the third highest scoring game in NBA history

GRUELING. Zach LaVine powers the Bulls to a grueling escape over DeAndre Bembry and the Hawks. Photo from Chicago Bulls Twitter

Bulls waive Carmelo Anthony, set stage for free agency

Feb 02, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The former NBA All-Star is expected to clear waivers amid rumors that he's joining pal LeBron James and the Lakers

NEXT MOVE. His next destination remains a guessing game, but Carmelo Anthony hopes to finally fit in. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls teen rookie Carter needs surgery

Jan 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Wendell Carter Jr undergoes an operation after picking up an injury from the loss to the Lakers

THUMB INJURY. Wendell Carter Jr will be out for 8 to 12 weeks according to doctors. Photo from NBA

Pacers’ Oladipo sinks game-winner in wild OT win vs Bulls

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Chicago's Zach LaVine trade clutch triples, but only the Pacers standout emerges as game hero

BUZZER-BEATER. Victor Oladipo sweetens his 36-point outburst with a clutch trey. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bulls send Holiday to struggling Grizzlies

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies hope to pump life into their campaign by getting Justin Holiday from the Chicago Bulls for Brooks, Selden, and two draft picks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Holiday #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Marco Belinelli #18 of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on November 26, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Bulls, Thunder engage in shoving, shouting match

Dec 18, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The near-fight involves Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Jerami Grant and Chicago's Robin Lopez and Kris Dunn

LAST LAUGH. Russell Westbrook and the Thunder get the last laugh after destroying the Bulls. Photo from

Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Suns spoil Nowitzki's record-setting season debut

Dec 14, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Dallas talisman Dirk Nowitzki becomes the first player in NBA history to suit up for 21 seasons for the same team

RECORD-SETTING. Dallas veteran Dirk Nowitzki high fives Maximilian Kleber after checking out of the first half. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics dominate Bulls for franchise record 56-point win

Dec 09, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Celtics explode for a 17-0 start before dealing the Chicago Bulls their worst loss ever

NO MERCY. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics cruise to their 15th win against the hapless Chicago Bulls. Photo from NBA

Turner stars as Pacers hand Bulls' Boylen losing start

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Behind Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers spoil Jim Boylen's coaching debut with the Chicago Bulls

MOVING UP. Myles Turner and the Indiana Pacers pick up their 14th win to climb to 5th in the Eastern Conference. Photo from NBA

Bulls fire head coach Hoiberg

Dec 04, 2018 - 10:32 AM

The Bulls are languishing one place off the bottom of the standings with only 5 wins against 19 defeats

FAILURE. In his three seasons with the Bulls, they have missed the playoffs twice and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Photo from Wikipedia

Young Bulls show determination despite injuries

Oct 29, 2018 - 6:14 PM

Even with the injury setbacks his team is experiencing, Chicago head coach Fred Hoiberg works to develop his young players

TAKING CHARGE. With key players injured, Zach Lavine needs to carry the scoring load for the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Paul Mata

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The NBA returns to Mexico, the country that has hosted the most number of games outside the United States and Canada

MEXICO-BOUND. Jerian Grant of the Chicago Bulls drives against Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz in last season's NBA action. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago Bulls sign Jabari Parker from Milwaukee Bucks

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:08 AM

'Jabari is a 23-year-old player who is a natural fit with our young core, and is a proven scorer at the NBA level,' says Bulls general manager Gar Forman

HOMETOWN. Jabari Parker returns to his hometown after signing a $40 million, two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Jabari Parker leaves Bucks, signs with hometown Chicago Bulls

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The 23-year-old rising star gets a deal worth $40 million over two seasons

James' 70th triple-double lifts Cavs over Bulls

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:54 PM

The Cavs win despite the injury absences of Kevin Love, Rodney Hood, Kyle Korver, Larry Nance Jr, Cedi Osman and Tristan Thompson

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. LeBron James puts his 70th triple-double in the bag. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Derrick Rose signs up with Minnesota Timberwolves

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:09 PM

The 29-year-old former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks player arrives at Minnesota after an unsuccessful stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs; Sixers edge Bulls

Feb 23, 2018 - 5:12 PM

Lebron James became the seventh player in NBA history with 11,000 career baskets, scoring Cleveland's last 14 points in defeat

FUTILE. In this file photo, LeBron James sinks a basket during the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  Robyn Beck / AFP

LaVine seizes command to lift Bulls past Magic

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Jazz continues to roll on

GO-AHEAD DUNK. Zach LaVine's go-ahead dunk allows the Bulls to break away from the 101-101 tie. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors equal team record with 14th road win in a row

Jan 18, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Splash Brothers let it rain from deep, combining for 13 3-pointers between them

ROAD WARRIORS. Golden State can set a new club record against the Houston Rockets in their next game. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Mirotic comes off the bench to power Bulls over Bucks

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The Bulls contain Giannis Antetokounmpo and earn the win on the road

BIG NUMBERS. Nikola Mirotic came off the bench to score 24 points in the win. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics head to Christmas game after romp over Bulls

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The Celtics warm up for their Christmas showdown with the Wizards with a 117-92 hammering of the Chicago Bulls

MOMENTUM. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and handed out 7 assists as the Celtics bounced back from a loss to the New York Knicks. File photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron James gets candy for 3-year-old daughter

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Christmas comes early for 3-year-old Zhuri as LeBron James gets candy for her

SANTA CLAUS. LeBron James scores bigger points for his daughter Zhuri by finding some treats for her during his game. Screenshot from YouTube

Cavs hang on to end Bulls' seven-game winning streak

Dec 22, 2017 - 1:20 PM

LeBron James contributes 34 while Kevin Love adds 27 in the win over Chicago

HOME WIN. The Cavs get a boost of momentum heading into their Christmas Day showdown with the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Michael Jordan says 'Mabuhay' to the Philippines

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:01 PM

When Jordan speaks, you listen

LEGEND. Michael Jordan continues to inspire Filipino athletes to always give their all and hydrate with Gatorade.

Bulls trample Celtics as Irving sits with thigh injury

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The Celtics miss Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris due to injuries

SHORT-STAFFED. Chicago and Boston switch roles as the lowly Bulls topple the Celtics. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

12 in a row as Love, James lead Cleveland Cavs past Chicago Bulls

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Kevin Love has 24 points and 13 rebounds while James unloads 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers improved to 17-7

POWER. LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Denzel Valentine #45 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 4, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers due to personal reasons

Nov 25, 2017 - 2:02 PM

American sports broadcaster ESPN quotes a team source who says that Rose is 'tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally'

MENTAL TOLL. Derrick Rose was quoted as saying he is "tired of being hurt and it's taking a toll on him mentally." AFP

Late Los Angeles Lakers show sends Chicago Bulls stumbling

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

The win improves the Lakers to 8-10, lifting them into the playoff places in the Western Conference, while the loss sends the Bulls languishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference at 3-12

JUMPER. Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a shot during the game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder over Bulls

Oct 29, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Russell Westbrook has now registered a triple-double against every other NBA team in his career

Bulls' Mirotic doesn't want to play with Portis after being punched

Oct 28, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Mirotic is still recovering from a concussion and broken facial bones sustained in his altercation with Bobby Portis

NOT KEEN. Nikola Mirotic doesn't want to be teammates with Bobby Portis after being punched by him at a practice session. Photo from AFP

LeBron leads revamped Cavaliers lineup over Bulls

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:29 PM

LeBron James scores 34 points and passes out 13 assists

12 YEARS. LeBron James starts as a point guard for the first time since 2005. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images North America/AFP

Bulls suspend Bobby Portis 8 games for breaking teammate's jaw

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Nikola Mirotic will miss 4 to 6 weeks after suffering upper jaw fractures and a concussion

SIDELINED. While unable to play, Bobby Portis will be able to continue practicing with the team. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Mirotic out indefinitely after altercation with Bulls teammate Portis

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis got into a physical altercation in training

INDEFINITE. Mirotic will be undergoing surgery for his fractures, while Portis will be suspended. Photo from AFP.

Dwyane Wade set to join Cavs, reunite with LeBron James- reports

Sep 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Wade is set to sign a one-year $2.3M deal with the Cavs

CLOSE DEAL. 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade is set to reunite with LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers. File Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James hopes Dwyane Wade joins Cavs

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:04 PM

'I would love to have D-Wade a part of this team,' says LeBron James.

REUNION POSSIBLE. LeBron James hopes to reunite with Dwyane Wade, with whom he won two NBA titles. Photo from the NBA on ESPN Facebook page

Dwyane Wade and Bulls to part ways

Sep 25, 2017 - 2:06 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and his former Miami Heat team could all make a pitch for Wade.

LEAVING TOWN. Dwyane Wade has reached a buyout agreement with the Bulls, making his stay in Chicago a one-and-done. File photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls sign Finnish draft pick Markkanen to contract

Jul 06, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Lauri Markkanen was drafted seventh overall by Minnesota but his rights were acquired by the Bulls in the Jimmy Butler deal

SIGNED. The Bulls will get a better look at Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen in the Summer League. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Alpha Wolf: Why Jimmy Butler fits perfectly with the Timberwolves

Jun 23, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The days of the T Wolves being Western Conference cellar dwellers may be over as Butler and co give Minnesota fans something to get excited about

TOP WOLF. The addition of Jimmy Butler to a Minnesota core that already includes Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns ushers in the franchise's most exciting period since the MVP days of Kevin Garnett. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Jimmy Butler traded to Timberwolves in draft day deal

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The Chicago Bulls send Butler north in exchange for Zach LaVine Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen and Justin Patton

JOINING MINNESOTA. Jimmy Butler will be wearing a new uniform next season. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Celtics take control of NBA playoff series with Game 5 wins

Apr 27, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Both the Celtics and Wizards win Game 5 to move within one win of advancing

HOT SHOOTING. Bradley Beal scores 27 points as the Washington Wizards move to within one win of advancing in the playoffs. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls point guard Rondo racing for game 5 fitness

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:04 PM

With Rondo directing their offense the Bulls won the first two games of the series but he broke his thumb in game two and the Bulls dropped the next two games without him

INJURED. Rajon Rondo was a big part of Chicago's 2-0 series lead against the top seed Boston Celtics. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook goes off on reporter: 'Don't try to split us up'

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Don t try to split us up Don t try to make us go against each other says an incensed Westbrook

SNAP. Russell Westbrook snaps at a reporter as he defends his teammates. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Emotional Isaiah Thomas feeds off teammates' love

Apr 24, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Speaking for the first time since his sister Chyna died on April 15 in a single vehicle car crash the Boston Celtics star said he is thankful for the support of his teammates

TEAM SUPPORT. Isaiah Thomas leans on his teammates for support as he goes through the playoffs in grief. File Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas and Boston Celtics bounce back against Bulls, win Game 3

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:12 PM

The top seeded Celtics turn the tables on Chicago to take a win on the road

BOUNCE BACK. Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points to end a hard week with a win. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP