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Feb 21

Cameron Payne feels Bulls’ style this season fits his skill set better

Cameron Payne says the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, which he has broken three times and had surgically repaired twice, feels “pretty good” and “regular.” But injuries aren’t what ended Payne’s nine-game stint in the rotation last season afte…

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Feb 21

Justin Holiday takes one for the cause as Bulls’ rebuild shifts into overdrive

With the Bulls’ rotation in upheaval and their competitiveness over the final 25 games uncertain, speculative questions seemed to fit best Wednesday at the Advocate Center. And so it was that veteran Justin Holiday, who will be benched for David Nw…

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Feb 21

Thursday’s matchup: 76ers at Bulls

TV/radio: 7 p.m. Thursday; NBC Sports Chicago, WSCR-AM 670. Storylines: The new-look Bulls will start Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba ahead of Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday, and Cameron Payne will make his season debut after September foot surge…

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Feb 21

Bulls Q&A: Should David Nwaba be starting? What’s Zach LaVine’s maximum potential?

Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba are starters and Cameron Payne is the primary backup point guard. And you have questions? John Paxson is credible when he says putting Cristiano Felicio and Cameron Payne in the rotation is about seeing “what they …

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Feb 21

Mark Cuban ’embarrassed’ by allegations of ‘corrosive’ Mavericks workplace culture

Responding Tuesday to a Sports Illustrated story alleging a “corrosive” workplace culture within his NBA team, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was “embarrassed” and vowed to “fix” the “problem.” The lengthy story recounted numerous allege…

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Feb 21

Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba will replace Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday as Bulls starters

Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday and Jerian Grant are out. Cristiano Felicio, David Nwaba and Cameron Payne are in. And the Bulls’ rebuild remains centered on Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen. That’s the gist of executive vice president John P…

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Feb 21

Bulls’ youth movement begins in earnest with starting roles for Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba

Robin Lopez, Justin Holiday and Jerian Grant are out. Cristiano Felicio, David Nwaba and Cameron Payne are in. And the Bulls’ rebuild remains centered on Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen. That’s the gist of executive vice president John P…

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Feb 20

That time Kobe Bryant almost became a Bull — the first time

It’s confirmed: The Bulls missed out on Kobe Bryant – twice. The Lakers great demanded to be traded to Chicago in 2007, but in a sit-down with former teammate Shaquille O’Neal, Bryant admitted he was making moves to join the Bulls three years earli…

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Feb 20

Bulls’ standard of play for stretch run remains same regardless of personnel

The Bulls reconvene Tuesday for an evening practice at the Advocate Center, their roster whole and the standard the same. “I want to see us battle every time we step on the floor,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Simple as that.” There are no excuses for…

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Feb 19

LeBron James, Laura Ingraham shouldn’t be so quick to write each other off

The dumbish spat between Laura Ingraham and LeBron James would be more interesting if both of them weren’t such self-sellers. As it is, not a single thing will be accomplished by their TV-Twitter non-dialogue, because their remarks are so clearly c…

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Feb 18

Donovan Mitchell soars to dunk title, Devin Booker sets 3-point record

The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father’s old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out h…

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Feb 18

Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen caps All-Star weekend with runner-up skills finish

Lauri Markkanen said he practiced this week in advance of his appearance in Saturday’s Skills Challenge at All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. It showed. Capping an eventful weekend that Markkanen and the Bulls hope is merely an appetizer for coming y…

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Feb 18

NBA commissioner Adam Silver lauds refs, players for airing differences

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league’s players and referees are on their way to forging an improved relationship. In his state-of-the-league news conference before the All-Star Saturday festivities at Staples Center, Silver said the NBA…

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Feb 18

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron James, Steph Curry

The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates. But w…

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Feb 18

LeBron James won’t shut up and dribble: ‘I’ve defeated the odds, and I want every kid to know that’

When LeBron James was first made aware of Laura Ingraham’s comments on Fox News earlier this week – including telling James and fellow NBA star Kevin Durant to “shut up and dribble” – he laughed. But that was before he saw the video, and before the…

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Feb 17

Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber a…

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Feb 17

Bulls hope Rising Stars Challenge is taste of what’s to come

The day after Lauri Markkanen almost made coach Fred Hoiberg pass out, the unflappable Bulls rookie acted as if nothing happened. “He had a good spirit about him,” Kris Dunn recalled. “He didn’t brag or act cocky. He just came back to work.” Markka…

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Feb 17

5 things to watch during the Bulls’ remaining 25 games

Unless the Bulls go 1-24 down the stretch, they’re going to make the over on the Las Vegas odds for victories. Several prominent sports books placed the Bulls over/under at 21½, projected to be the league’s worst team. The Bulls are on pace for 28….

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Feb 17

2018 NBA All-Star Weekend

Photos from 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. 

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Feb 16

The NBA must sever ties with Wynn hotels in wake of sexual harassment allegations

The NBA is the league that banned former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he was taped uttering racist remarks, the league that saw Jason Collins become the first openly gay player in any of the four major North American pr…

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