The Bulls took the first steps toward keeping Jimmy Butler long-term by extending a max qualifying offer to the wing. It now puts Butler in a situation to decide how he wants his future to play out.
Bobby Portis introduced himself to the Chicago media on Monday, calling himself a "low-maintenance, high-character" player who could see himself in Chicago for the next "12-13 years."
The Bulls made an unprecedented move of giving Jimmy Butler a maximum qualifying offer, limiting the shooting guard's options in free agency.

Team talk

  • 3y
    John Lucas III has known Jeremy Lin for a while and understands the rags-to-riches "Linsanity" that has swept the nation, in part because the two players are alike.
  • 3y
    Derrick Rose is still suffering through back issues and will not play in the Bulls' matchup with the Boston Celtics Thursday night.
  • 3y
    CSNChicago.com's Aggrey Sam talked to Peter Roby, a childhood friend of Tom Thibodeau, about the Bulls coach's blue-collar upbringing and how it's shaped him into the person he is today.
  • 3y
    Derrick Rose, who has missed the past three games with back spasms, is a game-time decision tonight against the Celtics.
  • 3y
    Luol Deng, who had a career-high 11 assists during the Bulls' win over the Kings on Tuesday night, got valuable experience while playing for Great Britain in the offseason.
  • 3y
    With the 121-115 win over the Sacramento Kings, the Bulls (24-7) clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference which earned Coach Tom Thibodeau and his staff the coaching duties for the East in the All-Star Game in Orlando on Feb. 26. The NBAs reigning Coach of the...
  • 3y
    Sacramento gave Chicago all it had, but ultimately the Bulls were able to pull away with a 121-115 victory in their first game back from a nine-game road trip. Luol Deng led the way with 23 points and 11 assists.


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    Team Schedule

    5/14vs. CleL 73-94
    5/12CleL 101-106
    5/10vs. CleL 84-86
    5/8vs. CleW 99-96
    5/6CleL 91-106
    5/4CleW 99-92
    4/30MilW 120-66
    4/27vs. MilL 88-94
    4/25MilL 90-92
    4/23MilW 113-106
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    Injury Report

    5/9/2015Pau GasolStrained left hamstring
    4/21/2015Nikola MiroticStrained quadriceps
    4/13/2015Kirk HinrichSore left foot
    4/13/2015Joakim NoahLeft knee tendinitis
    4/9/2015Jimmy ButlerStrained calf
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    Final Boxscore
    Cavaliers win series 4-2
    PointsM. Dellavedov 19J. Butler 20
    ReboundsT. Thompson 17J. Noah 11
    AssistsL. James 11D. Rose 6
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    Team Stats

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    Per Game
    Jimmy Butler6538.7.462.834.37820.0
    Pau Gasol7834.4.494.803.46218.5
    Derrick Rose5130.0.405.813.28017.7
    Aaron Brooks8223.0.421.833.38711.6
    Taj Gibson6227.3.502.717-10.3
    Nikola Mirotic8220.2.405.803.31610.2
    Mike Dunleavy6329.2.435.805.4079.4
    Joakim Noah6730.6.445.603.0007.2
    Tony Snell7219.6.429.800.3716.0
    Kirk Hinrich6624.4.373.700.3455.7
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