After three straight wins last week, the Chicago Bulls playoff hopes took a major dent when they fell to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday despite Zach LaVine’s 40 points. That defeat now means Chicago has to go 4-0 in their remaining games while Washington has to lose their remaining games. The Wizards barely lost to the Atlanta Hawks last night, keeping Chicago alive but barely: Tonight, the Bulls have a chance to get back to winning ways as they face the team right underneath them that has been el...
With Zach LaVine eligible for a contract extension this summer, the All-Star guard might be willing to take a discounted deal from the Chicago Bulls. Per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, if the Bulls add "key role players around him" then that could potentially persuade LaVine to accept an extension for less than the max. LaVine's long-term future has been the subject of speculation while the Bulls have fought for a spot in the playoffs this season.
Games like tonight provide the team with the ability to evaluate the deep end of the roster, while giving rookies Malachi Flynn, Jalen Harris, and Freddie Gillespie opportunities to grow as NBA players. The Raptors’ opponents, the Chicago Bulls, are only two games ahead of Toronto in the standings. But with their chances at the play-in still (just barely) alive and a win-now deadline move for Nikola Vucevic in the books, the Bulls will stick with their regular starters in an attempt to squeeze i...