Morning Update: Bulls rally comes up short at Wizards

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Morning Update: Bulls rally comes up short at Wizards

Here are some of the top stories from Friday in Chicago sports:

Five Things to Watch: Blackhawks collide with Maple Leafs tonight on CSN

Bradley Beal, Wizards hold off Bulls for win

Oozing with confidence, Northwestern not afraid of showdown with top-seeded Gonzaga in NCAA tournament

Class 3A-4A state championships today on CSN, CSN+

Why Jake Arrieta thinks he can pitch until he’s 40 (with or without the Cubs)

Projected as a starter, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech dominates Cubs in relief

Bears free-agency analysis: Better does not necessarily mean good

Fire to get early season test in Atlanta

Edgar Martinez? Miguel Cabrera? Eloy Jimenez made a huge impression on Joe Maddon in Cubs camp

For Omar Narvaez, knowledge is power at the major league level

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

The Chicago Bulls will introduce Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen today, and you can watch on CSN or live stream at CSNChicago.com/watchlive.

Tune in as coverage starts at 11 a.m. with players set to take the podium. 

The trio was acquired in the Bulls' trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. LaVine is rehabbing from a torn ACL, which cut his strong campaign short last season. Dunn is coming into his second season and was a player Gar/Pax thought highly of in last year's draft. Markkanen is a stretch-four that was drafted out of Arizona with the No. 7 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

Read more about the new Bulls in Mark Strotman's scouting report. 

 

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman? Executive of the Year conspiracy theories

Who voted Gar Forman for the NBA's Executive of the Year award? That's the question on Bulls fans' minds late Monday.

As the Athletic's Sean Highkin tweeted, the Bulls general manager received one vote for the award, sparking speculation from Evanston to Evergreen Park. 

670 The Score's Julie Dicaro had one theory: 

While Locked on Fantasy podcast host believed it was Sam Presti, referencing the midseason Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott trade Gar/Pax made with the Oklahoma City Thunder:

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg went a third route: 

Twitter stays savaging.