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2015-16 Schedule
27-24, 3rd in Central
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11hJohn Cregan

Fantasy fallout from Jimmy Butler's injury

John Cregan serves up the fallout in fantasy basketball from Jimmy Butler's latest injury, including which Bulls you should add.

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Friedell: Butler loss 'couldn't come at a worse time' (2:50)
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Jimmy Butler (knee) out 3-4 weeks

The Bulls swingman will miss the All-Star Game with a strained left knee he suffered in last Friday's game. Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season.

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Hornets top shorthanded Bulls (1:09)
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Hornets take care of short-handed Bulls

Chicago was without Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose, and Charlotte made the most of it, outscoring the Bulls 38-20 in the first quarter and cruising to a 108-91 win to get to .500 on the season. Box score

Bulls down big at halftime

With no Jimmy Butler and no Derrick Rose, the Bulls are struggling to put the ball in the basket. They're shooting 35% from the field and trail the Hornets 57-42 at the break. Follow live

Hornets nearly double up Bulls

Eight different Hornets players scored in the first quarter, as they put up 38 points, taking an 18-point lead over the visiting Bulls after 1. Charlotte has won 3 of its past 4 games coming into tonight. Follow live

Hornets fly out to big lead

Charlotte has made 7 of its first 9 shots from the field, taking a 17-6 lead and forcing an early Bulls timeout. Chicago is playing without Derrick Rose (soreness). Follow live

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Derrick Rose out vs. Hornets

The Bulls guard will miss tonight's game due to general body soreness. "Just soreness all over," Rose said before the game. "That's pretty much it. Body soreness."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Clifford said that Thibodeau has made himself a better coach during his time off from basketball. "I think what he's done is exactly what I thought he would do is I think he used it to grow as a coach," Clifford said. "We talk regularly and when you talk to him -- he's an expert on this league. He's using this to study teams, study trends, study players. He's always been on top of it anyway, but a sabbatical, it's not like he's -- he's relaxing and doing different things like that, but he's studying. He'll be an even better coach when he comes back."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford is one of Tom Thibodeau's closest friends and confidants. Clifford was asked before the game how much interest he thought Thibodeau would have in the New York Knicks job now that Derek Fisher has been fired. "I don't have any idea," Clifford said before Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls. "Obviously, he wants to coach again and that's a great job, he worked there and everything, but you'd have to ask him about that."

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Ranking Air Jordans

As all the sneakerheads know, the Air Jordan XXX drops Friday. What better time to look back at all 29 looks of past Jordan kicks? Full ranking

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Tom Thibodeau for next Knicks coach?

He's one name mentioned by ESPN's expert panel in the wake of Derek Fisher's firing. Would that require Phil Jackson to scrap his beloved triangle? 5-on-5 (Insider)

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Jimmy Butler out again on Monday

The Bulls' All-Star swingman will miss another game with a left knee strain he suffered on Friday. Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg is unsure when Butler would return and said he likely would also miss Wednesday's game, the last one before the All-Star break.

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Taj Gibson's fantasy stock rising

The Bulls' big man is one of the only healthy members of its frontcourt. Gibson can help your team with his rebound production and is available in just over half of ESPN leagues. Fantasy Forecaster

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2dAdam Reisinger

Ranking every Air Jordan sneaker 1-XX9

Before the newest Air Jordan comes out, we take a look back at every previous model and pick the best, worst and everything in between.

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Chicago Bulls SportsCenter Throwback - Feb. 7, 1996 (1:50)
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3dNick Friedell

There is no joy in Bullsland

The Chicago Bulls continue to show a lack of mental toughness in losing for the 11th time in the past 16 games.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Dunleavy discusses how he felt after his first game of the season. The 35 year-old, who sat out all year after off-season back surgery, scored 5 points in 14 minutes of play. "A little late to the party, but good to be back," Dunleavy said. "I felt quite honestly like I hadn't played in eight months, but got a little better rhythm in the second half. And just testing out my hops again with that dunk."

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.417th
Rebounds Per Game48.01st
Assists Per Game21.914th
Points Allowed101.716th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-162724.529
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585
2012-134537.549
2011-125016.758

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