2016-17

Record: 41-41
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (Front row): Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka, Assistant Athletic Trainer Armando Rivas, Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo, Jerian Grant, Isaiah Canaan, Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Director of Sports Performance Chip Schaefer. (Middle row): Assistant Equipment Manager Charrod Saddler, Denzel Valentine, Paul Zipser, Nikola Mirotić, Joffrey Lauvergne, Robin Lopez, Bobby Portis, Cristiano Felício, Michael Carter-Williams, Physical Therapist Mike Orr. (Back row): Basketball Operations Associate Ryan Nadeau, Basketball Operations Associate Derrick Mallison, Video Coordinator Paul Miller, Assistant Coach Charlie Henry, Assistant Coach Randy Brown, Associate Head Coach Jim Boylen, Head Coach Fred Hoiberg, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Assistant Coach Mike Wilhelm, Player Development Coordinator Chase Buford, Strength Coach Matthew Johnson, Assistant Strength Coach Ed Streit.

Team Leaders (avg)

23.9

Points


Jimmy Butler

129

3pt FGs


Nikola Mirotic

6.9

Rebounds


Taj Gibson

6.7

Assists


Rajon Rondo

1.9

Steals


Jimmy Butler

1.4

Blocks


Robin Lopez

Regular season

For the 12th time in 14 seasons, the Chicago Bulls qualified for the NBA playoffs … Chicago clinched the eighth seed in the East with 41 victories … the Bulls recorded their ninth straight season without a losing record … the Bulls 67 rebounds at Portland on Nov. 15 were the most in a single game in the league, and the fourth-highest total in team history … Chicago’s defense ranked sixth in the NBA (102.4), offense rebounds per game ranked second (12.18) and total rebounds per game ranked third (46.29) … on Jan. 2 vs. Charlotte, Jimmy Butler scored 52 points and became the second Bull ever to post multiple 50-point games … Butler became the first Bull to record back-to-back seasons with multiple triple-doubles since Joakim Noah (2012-13, 2013-14) … Butler finished the season fifth in steals per game in the NBA (1.88) and tied for fourth in minutes per game (37.0) … Rajon Rondo reached 75 career games with 15+ assists, which ranks eighth among NBA players over the last 30 years … Rondo ranked 10th in the league in assists per game (6.7) … the Bulls led the league in home attendance for the eighth consecutive season with an average of 21,680 fans per game.

Draft


First Round: Denzel Valentine (Michigan State); Second Round: Paul Zipser (Germany)

Playoffs


Eliminated in the First Round of the Eastern Conference Playoffs by the Boston Celtics (2-4).

Honors


Jimmy Butler was voted by NBA fans as a starter for the NBA All-Star Game, making it his third consecutive appearance for the Eastern Conference squad … Butler earned All-NBA Third Team honors … Butler received the April NBA Cares Community Assist Award … he earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors three times (Nov. 21, Jan. 9 and April 3) … Butler was a member of the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s National Team that won the gold medal in the Rio Olympics … Nikola Mirotić was a member of the 2016 Spain Men’s Basketball National Team that won the bronze medal in the Rio Olympics.