2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
27-55, 5th in Central
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12hNick Friedell

Bulls bulk up with Duke's Carter at No. 7 pick

The Bulls chose to stay put at No. 7 overall and selected Duke center Wendell Carter Jr., whom they hope will pair up nicely with young forward Lauri Markkanen.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Wendell Carter Jr. allowed 0.41 points per play defending post-ups last season, the best rate in Division I, per Synergy Sports. The Bulls ranked 26th (tied) in defending post-ups last season, allowing 1.00 points per direct post, per Second Spectrum.

Carter Jr. picked by Bulls with 7th pick (2:15)
Kobe illustrates how future stars can learn from greats of the past (3:34)
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Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).

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8dNick Friedell

Young: Will 'change the narrative' about defense

Trae Young said it's his job to prove that concerns over his defensive play aren't justified and that there's not "anybody like me in the draft."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Young: "They're going to get somebody different." Says there isn't anybody like him in the Draft.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young says he will "change the narrative" regarding how people think he plays defense.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Young says this was one of his best workouts to date. Believes he would fit "real well" with Bulls.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young shooting some free throws with Fred Hoiberg after his workout.

Prospect Profile: Chandler Hutchison (0:36)
On this date: SC breaks down MJ's shot over Russell (1:39)
Prospect Profile: Wendell Carter Jr. (0:44)
Pippen remembers MJ's 'flu game' (2:57)
Iguodala, Pippen find their games are similar (3:36)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Anfernee Simons, named by his parents after Penny Hardaway, worked out for the Lakers today and is eager to show teams that he is NBA-ready despite skipping one year of college for the IMG Prep Academy. The 6-4 guard averaged 22.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 45% from 3 for the post-grad team and he turns 19 on June 8. Simons — who has worked out for Chicago, Phoenix and Portland and has visits scheduled with Utah, Orlando, the Knicks, Philadelphia and Milwaukee — said he made an impression on Lakers president Magic Johnson and GM Rob Pelinka. "They said you played really well and they were impressed by me coming in being so young and playing like I'm older than everybody else," Simons said.

Carter laughs and says Bulls are his No. 1 (1:48)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bridges has now worked out for the Hornets and the Bulls. He is also scheduled to work out for the Knicks and Sixers.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bridges believes he fits "perfectly" with the Bulls' young core. He takes pride in the defensive intensity he brings to the floor.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Mikal Bridges on coming into the Draft with a winning background: "I know what it takes. You sacrifice a lot for it."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Carter says the biggest piece of advice Coach K gave him about NBA workouts was to "live in the moment."

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.926th
Rebounds Per Game44.76th
Assists Per Game23.510th
Points Allowed110.027th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182755.329
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585