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Wendell Carter Is Ready To Form An ‘Unselfish’ Frontcourt Duo With Lauri Markkanen

Wendell Carter has dreamed about all this. The former Duke standout is at Panini’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot, decked out in his Chicago Bulls uniform for the first time, and can sum up what he’s feeling in three words.<p>“It feels amazing,” Carter tells Dime. “It’s something I’ve been looking forward to …

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Yao Ming incredibly towers over 6-10 Kevin Love and 7-foot Lauri Markkanen

The Cavaliers’ Kevin Love and the Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen snapped photos with Hall of Famer Yao Ming while they were in China this week, and the shots are just amazing.<p>Love and Markkanen are big guys — 6-foot-10 and 7-foot tall, respectively — but they look almost tiny when standing next to 7-foot-6 …

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Bulls open regular season Oct. 18 in Philadelphia, shut out of Christmas Day games

At his season-ending news conference in April, executive vice president John Paxson pointed to the 76ers’ rebuild as an example of success and as a reminder of how far the Bulls must travel in theirs.<p>The Bulls’ process — with a small “p” — will get an early test against “The Process” with a capital …

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Lauri Markkanen has reportedly put on 14 pounds of muscle

Outside the buzz of Donovan Mitchell, Lonzo Ball, and others — Lauri Markkanen proved himself in his first season in the Windy City. But, as he …

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Lauri Markkanen beefing up this offseason

Listed at 7 feet and 240 pounds, Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen is more lanky than bulky. However, he has been using the summer break to …

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Chicago Bulls: Can Lauri Markkanen continue his development?

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen is entering his second NBA season. Can he take the next step in a career destined for stardom?<p>As the seventh …

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Bulked-up Lauri Markkanen lauds Jabari Parker's addition and downplays offensive friction

The bulked-up biceps are noticeable. The stoic, unflappable demeanor remains as sturdy as ever.<p>Some things have changed about Lauri Markkanen, while others have not. And that’s a good thing for the Bulls and the player executive vice president John Paxson has labeled a franchise …

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Chicago Bulls: Whose team is it?

From left, the Chicago Bulls' Denzel Valentine, Lauri Markkanen, and David Nwaba celebrate a 3-point field goal late in the second half against the …

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Bulls sign former Arizona guard to two-way contract

The Bulls signed 6-5 guard Rawle Alkins to two-way contract Wednesday. He spent the past two years at Arizona, averaging 13.1 points and 4.8 rebounds …

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Reports: Former Arizona basketball star Rawle Alkins signs with Chicago Bulls

Former Arizona Wildcats basketball star Rawle Alkins has agreed to a two-way contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to Yahoo's Jordan Schultz and …

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Rawle Alkins signing two-way contract with Bulls, joining Lauri Markkanen in Chicago

Two college buddies are reuniting in the Windy City.<p>Rawle Alkins has agreed to a two-way deal with the Bulls, joining former Arizona teammate Lauri …

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Jabari Parker Says The NBA ‘Doesn’t Pay Players To Play Defense’

Not only is Jabari Parker getting a fresh start to his somewhat floundering NBA career; it’s a homecoming, of sorts. As such, during his introductory press conference with the Bulls on Wednesday, he was effusive in his praise of fellow Chicago native former franchise star Derrick Rose, who called …

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Chicago Bulls: It’s time for the tanking to officially end

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 17: Fred Hoiberg and Zach LaVine<p>It’s safe to say that the Chicago Bulls weren’t trying to win games during the 2017-18 NBA …

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Would Wendell Carter Jr. be picked higher if the NBA Draft was today?

According to Bleacher Report, Wendell Carter Jr. would be taken fourth overall by the Memphis Grizzlies if the NBA were to redraft this year's class …

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Parker not concerned with history of local stars failing with Bulls

Jabari Parker is happy to be back in Chicago, and he doesn't want to hear stories of how other native sons - Derrick Rose and Eddy Curry, …

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Sources: Jabari Parker, Bulls making progress on offer sheet

Restricted free-agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on an offer-sheet deal, league sources told ESPN on Friday.<p>NBA free …

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#Fantasy100 - #81: Lauri Markkanen | NBA.com

Copyright © <i>2018</i> NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.<p>NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment …

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Lauri Markkanen Finnishing for Finland in the FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifiers

Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls is representing his country of Finland in the FIBA World 2019 Qualifiers in only one way he knows how, the …

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Arizona Basketball: Lauri Markkanen reflects on rookie season with Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen looks back on his rookie season in the Windy City.<p>It did not take long for the Arizona Basketball fan base to …

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Wendell Carter was taken by the Bulls, slotting next to Lauri Markkanen as their front court of future. Carter has low double-double potential but looks like the dirty work player in the tandem. Could be better real life than #fantasybasketball player

Wendell Carter was taken by the Bulls, slotting next to Lauri Markkanen as their front court of future. Carter has low double-double potential but …

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Bulls Draft Wendell Carter Jr. to 'Fit Perfectly' with Lauri Markkanen

Star forward Wendell Carter Jr. will get his NBA career started with the Chicago Bulls <b></b>after being selected with the seventh <b></b>overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft Thursday.<p>Many praised Chicago for finding a great frontcourt partner for Lauri Markkanen:<p>Carter was part of Mike Krzyzewski's excellent 2017 …

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On the Clock: Texas C, Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba could be an ideal fit with Lauri Markkanen. We give you the full scouting report in our "On the Clock" series.

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The last 7 No. 7-overall picks in the NBA draft

The Bulls hold the No. 7 position in next week's NBA draft, a slot that has yielded some quality players recently, including Lauri Markkanen last year. Here's a look at the last seven players chosen with the seventh-overall pick.

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Chicago Bulls Talk: Is 2018 the year of Lauri Markkanen?

Lauri Markkanen is coming off an excellent rookie season and performed better than most people had expected. The Chicago Bulls rebuild could end …

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Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen named to All-Rookie first team

Talk about the icing on Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen’s birthday cake.<p>Markkanen, who is celebrating 21st birthday Tuesday, was voted to the NBA’s …

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Lauri Markkanen named to NBA All-Rookie First Team

The Arizona product had an outstanding rookie year with the BullsFormer Arizona Wildcats standout Lauri Markkanen has been named to the NBA …

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Markkanen named to NBA All-Rookie 1st Team

Bulls Forward Lauri Markkanen got a nice 21st Birthday present Tuesday afternoon. Markkanen was named to the NBA All-Rookie 1st team after averaging …

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Wendell Carter Jr would love to play with Lauri Markkanen

Wendell Carter Jr interviewed with the Chicago Bulls and he says he knows they want to get up and down the court more and he would love to be on the c

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Bulls at No. 7, from Quintin Dailey to Lauri Markkanen

The Bulls own the No. 7 pick in the NBA draft, which will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center in New York. Here's a look at their other picks at No. 7 — whether it was their selection or was acquired in a draft-day deal.

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The last time the Bulls picked 7th they got a Lauri Legend

Don't fret Bulls fans, the last time the Bulls picked 7th in the draft, they got Lauri Markkanen... and he turned out alright.

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