Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine agree to 5-year, $215M max contract extension

The Chicago Bulls and Zach LaVine have agreed to a five-year, $215 million max contract extension, Klutch Sports announced Friday. LaVine, 27, has blossomed into a two-time All-Star in Chicago, where he arrived in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2017, and — along with DeMar DeRozan — was the … Read more

Chicago Bulls remain hopeful Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful All-Star guard Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign with them rather than join another team as an unrestricted free agent. Executive vice president Arturas Karnisovas has been consistent in saying publicly the organization wants to keep LaVine. And he did it again on Monday. “We hope Zach is … Read more

2022 NBA Draft: Analysis, fits for every pick from John Hollinger and Sam Vecenie

The 2022 NBA Draft is now complete. Check out NBA Draft analyst Sam Vecenie and front-office insider John Hollinger judging each pick as it happened. This features instant analysis, projections and live reactions to all 58 picks – plus any key trades that occurred. We began with a late curveball at the top of the … Read more

2022 NBA Draft Combine: From Pablo Escobar to team interviews, and trade talk in between

CHICAGO — Do you want to have a staring contest? The question from a Western Conference team official came unexpectedly during an interview last week during the NBA Draft Combine. It caught Kansas guard Christian Braun by surprise. Braun had come prepared for the string of meetings he would take part in over the course … Read more

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball ‘at a standstill’ in recovery from torn meniscus in left knee

3:19 PM ET jamal necklaceESPN CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball said Thursday he remains “at a standstill” in his recovery from a torn meniscus in his left knee. He will meet with a knee specialist next week to determine the next step in his recovery. Ball had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in … Read more

Chicago Bulls rule out Zach LaVine, Alex Caruso for Game 5

10:35 AM ET jamal necklaceESPN Chicago Bulls guards Zach LaVine (health and safety protocols) and Alex Caruso (concussion protocol) will both miss Game 5 on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls were hoping either player’s health would approve ahead of their win-or-go-home game in Milwaukee, but they downgraded both guards on their injury … Read more

Grayson Allen sinks Chicago Bulls amid boos as Milwaukee Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead

7:25 PM ET jamal necklaceESPN CHICAGO — In the days leading up to the team’s first road playoff games in Chicago, the Milwaukee Bucks used every opportunity they could to shower Grayson Allen with boos. They booed Allen when he walked onto the team bus. They booed him when he arrived in the lobby of … Read more

Milwaukee Bucks lose forwards Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis to injury in Game 2 loss to Chicago Bulls

8:50 PM ET jamal necklaceESPN MILWAUKEE — Bucks forwards Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis each exited because of injury on Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls and did not return as Milwaukee lost 114-110. Middleton slipped on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of this first-round series, which is now … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – Complete first-round matchups, schedules and news

The NBA postseason is here, and it’s shaping up to be a wide-open chase to the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns ran away with the league’s best regular-season record — eight games clear of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the reigning Western Conference champs are on a mission to redeem themselves … Read more

NBA playoffs – Experts’ picks for every first-round series

What lies ahead in the NBA postseason? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves are advancing as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. … Read more