2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
41-41, 4th in Central
Butler begins new chapter in Minnesota (2:06)
Thibodeau says Butler is a 'perfect fit for us' (1:35)

Paxson: We've always been honest with Butler

Bulls VP John Paxson discusses the decision to trade Jimmy Butler, saying the deal was "far and away the best they've encountered in terms of defining the team's direction."


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he wasn't surprised to see Jimmy Butler traded on draft night. Said Celtics had "many conversations" with Chicago about him over last year but suggested there were none in recent weeks.


Gar Forman, Bulls GM

Bulls GM Gar Forman joins David Kaplan the day after the NBA draft. They talk about trading Jimmy Butler and drafting Lauri Markkanen.

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1dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Bulls earn solid marks for pick

The Jimmy Butler trade aside, Chicago did well getting Lauri Markkanen at No. 7. With Nikola Mirotic heading into free agency, the freshman fits a need.

Bulls executives prioritizing emotions over franchise (2:35)
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Thibodeau on Wolves' deal for Jimmy Butler

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau talks about Minnesota's acquisition of Jimmy Butler, being reunited with Butler, Butler's development with the Bulls, the timing of the trade and more.

Did friction with Hoiberg lead to Butler trade? (1:52)
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Spain on Bulls' decision to trade Jimmy Butler

ESPN Radio's Sarah Spain shares her thoughts on the Bulls' decision to trade Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves, Chicago's future, Butler's relationship with Fred Hoiberg and more.

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2dChad Ford

Bulls among the losers of draft night

In exchange for their star, the Bulls apparently didn't get an anchor to build around. This is going to be a long rebuilding process.

Thibodeau: Butler is going into prime of his career (0:40)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Interesting ideas just now on potential Cavs buyout candidates from @WindhorstESPN with us on the @NBAonESPNRadio broadcast: D-Wade and Melo

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Back in 2014, the Bulls traded Luol Deng to the Cavs for Andrew Bynum (who was immediately released), two second-round picks and a heavily-protected first round pick from the Kings. That pick became a second-rounder when it didn't convey by 2017. The Bulls then used that pick, the 38th overall this year, to draft Jordan Bell - and immediately sold him to the Warriors.

Team Stats

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

Team History