Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division95.5 (5th)104.9 (2nd)
Eastern Conference15th7th
NBA29th13th

Schedule

Sat Oct 28
L 69 - 101OKC
RECAP
Wed Nov 1
L 91 - 97@MIA
RECAP
Fri Nov 3
W 105 - 83@ORL
RECAP
Sat Nov 4
L 90 - 96NO
RECAP
Tue Nov 7
L 114 - 119@TOR
RECAP
Fri Nov 10
L 87 - 105IND
RECAP
Sat Nov 11
L 94 - 133@SA
RECAP
Wed Nov 15
L 79 - 92@OKC
RECAP
Fri Nov 17
W 123 - 120CHA
RECAP
Sun Nov 19
L 105 - 113@PHO
RECAP
Tue Nov 21
10:30 pm ET
NBAt@LAL
Wed Nov 22
9:00 pm ET
@UTA
Fri Nov 24
10:30 pm ET
NBAt@GS
Sun Nov 26
3:30 pm ET
MIA
Tue Nov 28
8:00 pm ET
PHO
Thu Nov 30
9:00 pm ET
@DEN
Fri Dec 1
8:00 pm ET
SAC
Mon Dec 4
8:00 pm ET
CLE
Wed Dec 6
7:00 pm ET
@IND
Fri Dec 8
7:00 pm ET
@CHA

Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Detroit6-511-6
Cleveland8-510-7
Indiana6-410-8
Milwaukee4-68-8
Chicago3-53-11
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Bulls' Zach LaVine: Takes contact as expected Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaVine (knee) took part in a contact practice as expected Monday, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

According to Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic, LaVine indicated that he'd already been doing everything except contact, so it appears this was the final hurdle in his recovery. It's still unclear exactly when LaVine will be given the green light to play, though it seems very possible to have him back within the next week or two. We'll likely have to wait and see how the knee responds to the increase in activity before a more concrete target for a return is given.

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Bulls' Jerian Grant: Struggles in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Grant registered two points (1-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 113-105 loss to the Suns.

Grant continues to hold onto the starting point guard spot, at least for now. However, sophomore backup Kris Dunn is consistently outplaying Grant this month, especially over the last five tilts. It might not be long before Dunn steals the starting job, but regardless he already appears to have leapfrogged Grant in terms of relevance in most fantasy leagues.

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Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Posts career highs in scoring, rebounding in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen compiled 26 points (10-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 13 rebounds, and two assists in 34 minutes during Sunday's 113-105 loss to the Suns.

Markkanen continues to excel as a scorer, rebounder, and three-point shooter, and he's exceeding all expectations. It appeared as though the return of backup power forward Bobby Portis (suspension) might hurt Markkanen's fantasy value after he stumbled to a pair of two-rebound efforts and a six-point showing in two of Portis' first three games back in the lineup (while playing less than 30 minutes in each of those games). However, the larger body of evidence suggests that the Bulls will lean heavily on their rookie, as he posted career highs in scoring, rebounding, and made field goals on Sunday while earning 30-plus minutes in each of the last three tilts (and in nine of 14 appearances in 2017-18). Moreover, Markkanen has taken at least 10 shots in all but three matchups. The eventual return of Zach LaVine (knee), who will take part in practice on Monday, and Nikola Mirotic (face), will likely be the final tests for Markkanen in terms of sustaining his high usage and steady minutes (if Robin Lopez isn't traded at some point).

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Bulls' Zach LaVine: On track for contact practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

LaVine (knee) will visit his doctor Monday morning in Los Angeles with the anticipation of being cleared for contact practice later that day at UCLA, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports

Coach Fred Hoiberg noted Wednesday that LaVine "should be cleared [for practice] hopefully this week", so things seem to be going as planned. While there's certainly no rush to get LaVine back into games considering the Bulls' struggles, he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. Look for more updates Monday regarding his activity.

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Bulls' David Nwaba: Out Sunday vs. Suns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nwaba (ankle) did not practice Saturday due to lingering soreness and will not play during Sunday's game against the Suns, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nwaba will miss his sixth straight game Sunday while nursing a sprained right ankle. In his stead, Denzel Valentine, Jerian Grant and Kris Dunn will likely continue being the main beneficiaries of his absence.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGLauri Markkanen , F15.6
RPGLauri Markkanen , F8
APGJerian Grant , G5.6
FG%Robin Lopez , C50
FT%Lauri Markkanen , F81.1
3P%Denzel Valentine , F40.7
BLOCKSRobin Lopez , C13
STEALSKris Dunn , G21
MPGJustin Holiday , G34.2
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