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Nikola Mirotic tweeted that his knee is fine.

Mirotic had a knee-on-knee collision with Aron Baynes during Spain's bronze medal game, but he played through the injury and was in good spirits after the contest, so it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything all that serious. While we still haven't heard official word on Mirotic’s test results, it sounds like he’ll be good to go for training camp.
Aug 23 - 3:27 PM

Nikola Mirotic doesn't think that his knee injury is serious.

He banged his right knee in a collision with Aron Baynes on Sunday, but was able to return to the game after a brief stint on the bench. "I didn’t want to miss that opportunity to play. I was hot in that moment too, so I didn’t feel a lot of pain," Mirotic said. "Right now, I’m feeling hurt. But it’s OK. We won the medal. That’s the most important thing. Hopefully, this is nothing. I need to do some tests now and I expect it’s all good." We should hear the results of the tests today, but the good news is that he doesn't seem too concerned about his knee. The Bulls need his floor spacing, so he could be poised for a huge role this season.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 22 - 10:07 AM

Nikola Mirotic banged his knee during the Bronze medal game on Sunday and will have "some tests" done.

He was down in obvious pain after colliding with Aron Baynes, though he did check back into the game down the stretch. Mirotic said that the pain got worse after the game ended, but we should get an official diagnosis soon. Mirotic finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and three treys.
Aug 21 - 12:52 PM

Nikola Mirotic was locked in during a 92-67 victory over France on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, no turnovers and five 3-pointers.

The Bulls could definitely use this version of Mirotic. He's playing much better these days and now sits on a pristine 65.6 true shooting percentage in his six Rio games. With the Bulls really lacking 3-pointers from their three primary ball-handlers in the first unit, there is tremendous pressure on Mirotic to knock down jumpers for spacing. He's a very interesting fantasy target after a strong post-break run last year.
Aug 17 - 3:22 PM

Nikola Mirotic scored 17 points in an easy win over Lithuania on Saturday, adding four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

He made all seven attempts from two-point range with his four attempts from deep. Mirotic is finally starting to get it going with a 19-point game coming on Tuesday. He'll be asked to shoot a ton of 3-pointers for the Bulls next year, which makes him a late-mid round pick.
Aug 13 - 7:46 PM

Cristiano Felicio played only a minute and a half in Saturday's 111-107 loss to Argentina, finishing with two points and one rebound.

Felicio has an opportunity in Chicago behind Robin Lopez, so make sure you don't forget about him in deeper formats as a late-round flier on draft day.
Aug 13 - 4:03 PM

Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that it's his responsibility to get the Bulls playing more "consistent basketball."

"We’ve got to be more consistent on a nightly basis and that’s on me," he said. After an up-and-down inaugural season as Chicago's head coach, Hoiberg has a completely new cast of characters to work with and will have to tweak his approach in order to fit the personnel on the roster. "It's going to take sacrifice," Hoiberg added.
Source: CSN Chicago
Aug 13 - 2:43 PM

Fred Hoiberg said that his relationship with Jimmy Butler continues to improve.

"Jimmy and I have had a lot of conversations," Hoiberg said. "There’s a lot of things [that happened] last year. The big thing was the comment after the New York game…We got it handed to us and the comment was made." Hoiberg is referring to Butler's "coach us harder" comment after a tough stretch in December which put their relationship under a microscope, but the good news is that it sounds like they are both looking forward to working together with a revamped roster.
Source: CSN Chicago
Aug 12 - 11:01 AM

Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said he expects Rajon Rondo to "thrive" in his offensive system.

Hoiberg helped Rondo with a hitch in his shot last week with the hope that he will be an improved outside shooter this season, so it sounds like their relationship is off to a good start. The Kings led the NBA in pace last season which really helped Rondo's numbers, and while Chicago is also expected to get out and run, he's going to have to share the rock with two ball-dominant players in Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade. Hopefully we'll see some improved efficiency from Rondo, but his fantasy value will likely take a hit in Chicago.
Source: CSN Chicago
Aug 12 - 10:54 AM

Nikola Mirotic scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting vs. Croatia, making four 3-pointers with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 31 minutes.

Mirotic drained a wide-open 3-pointer to bring Spain within one point with 12 second left, but it wasn't enough in a 72-70 loss. The Bulls need Mirotic to spread the court after a season in which he led the team in 3-pointers made (2.0 per game) and attempted (5.2), making him a perimeter specialist with upside as a source of scoring, rebounds, blocks and FT percentage.
Aug 7 - 8:25 PM

Dwyane Wade said that he wants Jimmy Butler to step up as a leader of the Bulls.

"I said look man, I’m okay with whatever role you want me to play," said Butler. "He wants me to step up and lead. He wants this to be my team." Butler went on to say that he wants to win a championship, and that's why he wanted to play alongside Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade (both owners of championship hardware). While all three will be competing for time with the rock, Jimmy Buckets should be No. 1 in the pecking order. He'll make for a solid early-round selection.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 31 - 6:31 PM

Dwyane Wade said his decision to leave Miami wasn't just about money.

"Last year I wanted more money — just to be real; I got more money," Wade said. "This year, the direction and the focus for that organization in Miami — which I have nothing but love and respect for — was a little different than it has been in years past." Wade added that playing in Chicago has always been a dream of his, but he was noncommittal about whether Chicago would be his final NBA stop -- he has a player option for the second year of his deal. Wade's usage rate and minutes will likely drop in his age-34 season.
Jul 31 - 12:27 PM

Dwyane Wade said the Bulls are "Jimmy Butler's team."

"This wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for Jimmy Butler," Wade said. He said he's just going to play his game, so it doesn't sound like he'll be adding many 3-pointers to his arsenal. Wade ranked in the top five for usage rate among qualifiers in the last two years, so it'll be interesting to see how the shots are distributed in the Chicago offense. Wade will be a risky mid-round pick.
Jul 29 - 3:24 PM

Jimmy Butler believes that he will be a good fit next to Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo.

"There are multiple ways to score the basketball. I don’t get into analytics and the numbers," Butler said. "I think D-Wade has put the ball in the basket for a lot of years. He’s a great player because of the way he scores the ball. I don’t think you can call him a non shooter because he can definitely shoot the ball. Rondo, call him what you want, but he’s effective at what he does." Butler's usage rate will likely drop playing next to Wade and Rondo, but he's still locked in as a solid target in the second round.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 29 - 10:00 AM

The Bulls have officially signed G Spencer Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie will be competing for reserve minutes with Jerian Grant, meaning that his fantasy value will be non-existent in most leagues.
Jul 28 - 5:50 PM


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