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  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    Billy Donovan has agreed to a deal to become the next head coach of the Bulls, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Five weeks after firing Jom Boylen, the Bulls have wasted no time picking up Donovan who recently parted ways with the Thunder. Donovan had been highly sought after by many teams and his decision to head to Chicago speaks volumes in regards to their young core. After a string of questionable front office moves, this is certainly a positive for a team that has struggled to find success in recent years.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Bulls fired Jim Boylen on Friday and will need to find a new coach prior to the start of next season.

    The new front office for the Bulls took their time in determining if they would like to stay with Boylen or if they wanted to move in a new direction. Boylen went 39-84 in his tenure with the Bulls across two partial seasons and received plenty of criticism from the media as well as fans for his approach. The team has some intriguing young talent in Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Colby White, Kris Dunn, Chandler Hutchison, Denzel Valentine and Daniel Gafford as well as two young veterans in Otto Porter Jr. and Zach LaVine. Whoever they decide to hire will look to take the Bulls to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls are in no rush to determine Jim Boylen's future according to ESPN.com.

    It was reported in April that several executives believed Jim Boylen's time was up as head coach of the Bulls after they hired a new VP and GM but now there are reports saying that he might stay for financial reasons alone. Either way, the new management will take its time making a decision and apparently want to first see how he communicates with his team and learn about his staff, especially with many possible candidates currently in the Orlando bubble.

    Source: ESPN.com

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    SNY's Ian Begley reports that the Knicks and Nets are among the teams that have done background work on a potential Zach LaVine trade.

    To be clear, this is in preparation for the scenario where LaVine makes it clear to the Bulls that he's not happy with the team and would not re-sign. If it becomes public that LaVine would prefer a trade, expect a long line of teams to form with trade offers. We're a long ways off from any of that happening, but the new front office in Chicago is going to have to show progress or risk losing its young star. As for the Knicks, they're loaded with first-round picks and are desperate to attract star-level talent, so it's not surprising that they'd be turning over every rock in search of a player like LaVine. Brooklyn's situation would be far more complex, as a top-heavy roster might not leave them with enough to trade for an All-Star caliber guy. Expect the rumor mill to heat up if the Bulls still look lost next season.

    Source: SNY

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine ended the season with top-30 value in 8-category leagues while averaging 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals.

    LaVine's season finished on February 29 due to a quad injury, but it made sense for the Bulls to be careful with their top player. He managed to increase his scoring average from 23.7 points per game in 2018-19. LaVine also averaged 3.1 made 3-pointers compared to 1.9 makes the season before, while his conversion rate rose to 38 percent. LaVine finished just outside the top 40 in 9-category formats, but he may not be available on next season's draft boards by the fourth round.

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Shaq Harrison held top-290 value in 8-category leagues (top-270 in 9-category) while averaging 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.8 steals in just 11.3 minutes per game in 2019-20.

    Harrison made the most of some starts down the stretch with averages of 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.6 blocks during five games in March. His defensive stats would make him worth owning if he maintained a regular role in the lineup. However, many of Harrison's big nights occurred with Zach LaVine out of action.

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times reported that the Sixers' assistant coach, Ime Udoka, is the front-runner to be hired as the Bulls' new head coach.

    New president Arturas Karnisovas and GM Marc Eversley are looking to part ways with current head coach Jim Boylen. This will likely be a positive for younger players on the Bulls' roster as Boylen seemed to have a disconnect with them. Raptors' assistant coach Adrian Griffin is also in consideration to be the Bulls' coach.

    Source: Chicago Sun Times

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bulls were cleared by the Governor of Illinois and are in talks with city officials to open practice facilities on Friday for voluntary workouts that would follow the NBA guidelines.

    The NBA's guidelines currently state that a maximum of four players are allowed in the facility at any given time and there can only be one player per hoop. The Bulls are currently eight games behind the Orlando Magic for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls may not play again this season given how far behind they are in the standings and the recent reports of proposals to not continue the regular season.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    According to a report by Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, there are at least a couple of members of the Bulls who would like the franchise to move on from current head coach Jim Boylen.

    This hardly comes as a surprise, as the Bulls have made a number of organizational and front office changes recently. It would make sense to just go ahead and allow new management to select a head coach of their choosing. This is especially true if the reports of Boylen's lack of chemistry with several of his players. Apparently, the Bulls could have a new coach by the time (if) the season resumes. In the report, Cowley indicates that the front office is essentially just waiting until the league makes a decision about the current season before making their own moves.

    Source: Jim Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    While the Bulls have yet to say anything about Jim Boylen's future, multiple executives around the league expect him to be dismissed.

    That is usually the case when a new front office arrives, and Chicago just hired a new VP of Basketball Ops and GM. It's being reported that Arturas Karnisovas is expected to bring in a coach of his choosing as he reworks the team, with Toronto's Adrian Griffin and Philadelphia's Ime Udoka among the named candidates. Boylen has brought in new assistants and helped the Bulls become a legitimately good defensive team, but overall there are too many questions about how young Bulls have developed under his tenure — to say nothing of a dismal record — to declare him safe in any way.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    According to Shams Charania, the Bulls are hiring Pelicans executive JJ Polk to be their assistant general manager.

    This is the first personnel move made by recently installed head of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas. It's good to see him settle in quickly and already working on getting his culture integrated in the front office by surrounding himself with his people. The new regime will have its work cut out as the Bulls were in disarray in 2019-20.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    Jim Boylen expects to retain the Bulls' head coaching role despite a new regime as of Thursday's reports.

    A Boylen firing seemed like one of the most obvious early moves from the new front office personnel in Chicago, but he seems to think that he will retain his role. It comes as a surprise for a franchise that has looked lost with no direction. There's some unrest in the locker room at this point so it seems apparent that something has to give and either Boylen or some of the younger Bulls will be shown the door.

    Source: The Score on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will hire Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as their new VP of Basketball Operations, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    A deal between parties is being finalized but Karnisovas has been considered the frontrunner since his name emerged as one of the candidates. Karnisovas is replacing John Paxson and will be tasked with hiring a GM and a number of lower level staff to help reshape Chicago's entire basketball hierarchy. It's a much-needed move for a franchise that's looked listless despite having some talented young players.

    Source: ESPN

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Denver's GM Arturas Karnisovas completed a "second lengthy interview" for the Bulls' top basketball executive position on Wednesday.

    The interview was with owner Jerry Reinsdorf and COO Michael Reinsdorf. Karnisovas is the "clear frontrunner" for the job, and a change in the front office can only be positive for the Bulls franchise and their players' fantasy values. Karnisovas joined the Nuggets as assistant GM in 2013 and was promoted to GM in 2017. During his time in the front office Denver has steadily improved and was headed for a second straight 50-win season. Hopefully he can bring in a coach that can reproduce Denver's offense, as the Bulls currently rank 29th in offensive rating this season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and ESPN are close to finalizing a televised Horse competition that expects to feature Trae Young, Chris Paul, Zach LaVine and others.

    It is also believed that there will be some participants from the WNBA as well as recent NBA alumni. The NBA has been trying to find any way to get their product back on television and this seems like the easiest way to make that happen in the current environment. The NBA might still be a ways away but NBA fans will be able to watch some of their favorite athletes in a good old fashioned Horse competition.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter