Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division102.9 (4th)102.4 (1st)
Eastern Conference12th2nd
NBA23rd6th

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Game Leaders

BullsRaptors
PTS R. Lopez (14) N. Powell (15)
REB R. Lopez (7) J. Valanciunas (10)
AST J. Grant (5) K. Lowry (5)

Schedule

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Tue Oct 3
W 113 - 109@NO
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Wed Oct 4
L 71 - 118@DAL
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Fri Oct 6
W 114 - 101MIL
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Sun Oct 8
L 95 - 108NO
*
Tue Oct 10
W 108 - 94@CLE
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Fri Oct 13
L 104 - 125TOR
Thu Oct 19
37 - 58
3rd
@TOR
GAMETRACKER
Sat Oct 21
8:00 pm ET
SA
Tue Oct 24
7:00 pm ET
NBAt@CLE
Thu Oct 26
8:00 pm ET
ATL
Sat Oct 28
8:00 pm ET
OKC
Wed Nov 1
7:30 pm ET
@MIA
Fri Nov 3
7:00 pm ET
@ORL
Sat Nov 4
8:00 pm ET
NO
Tue Nov 7
7:30 pm ET
TSN@TOR
Fri Nov 10
8:00 pm ET
IND

Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland1-01-0
Detroit1-01-0
Indiana1-01-0
Milwaukee1-01-0
Chicago0-00-0
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Bulls' Kris Dunn: Nearing return to full contact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Dunn recently had the stitches taken out of his left index finger and could be cleared for live contact in four-to-five days, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After suffering an open dislocation in his finger at the start of the preseason, Dunn was given a timetable of two-to-four weeks, so it appears he's trending towards returning on the earlier side. He's slated to go full contact in less than a week, which means a return shouldn't be ruled out ahead of next Tuesday's tilt with the Cavaliers. Dunn may need to get his conditioning in order first, but continue to monitor his status for an update on his eventual return to practice. Originally considered the favorite to open the season as the Bulls' starting point guard, it's unclear if, or how long, Dunn will have to play behind Jerian Grant once available.

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Bulls' Quincy Pondexter: Available to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pondexter (hamstring) has been cleared for Thursday's regular-season opener against the Raptors, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said that Pondexter is available if needed, so that doesn't necessarily guarantee he'll see the court. Still, with both Nikola Mirotic (face) and Bobby Portis (suspension) facing extended absences, the Bulls could certainly use the added depth in the frontcourt from Pondexter, so he could get some added run if the hamstring injury doesn't flare up.

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Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Will start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Markkanen will draw the start at power forward during Thursday's regular-season opener against the Raptors.

With both Nikola Mirotic (face) and Bobby Portis (suspension) sidelined for an extended period after an altercation during Tuesday's practice, Markkanen will be thrust into a starter's role. The No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft remains one of the few realistic options the team has at power forward, so it's possible he sees near 30 minutes per game. While his defense and rebounding are question marks at the NBA level, Markkanen should provide the team with plenty of floor spacing, as he drilled 42.3 percent of his looks from beyond the arc last season at Arizona.

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Bulls' Quincy Pondexter: Expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pondexter (hamstring) "should be" ready to play Thursday, Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports.

Though it hasn't yet been confirmed, it appears Pondexter is recovering from his left hamstring strain well. With both Nikola Mirotic (face) and Bobby Portis (suspension) out for an extended period, Pondexter could end up seeing significant run at small forward while the team figures out a rotation.

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Bulls' Nikola Mirotic: Expected to miss 4-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mirotic (face) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after suffering facial fractures during an altercation with teammate Bobby Portis at Tuesday's practice, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Portis, who has been suspended eight games by the Bulls, reportedly struck Mirotic in the face, sending the forward to the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures. Mirotic is expected to undergo surgery in the near future, at which point the timeline may become more clear. Perhaps the most significant hurdle for Mirotic will be clearing concussion protocol. Regardless, with both he and Portis sidelined, rookie Lauri Markkanen figures to pick up increased minutes to begin the year.

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