2018-19

Record: 22-60
(Fourth Place)

Roster

Left to Right: (Front row): Equipment Manager John Ligmanowski, Walt Lemon Jr., Antonio Blakeney, Denzel Valentine, Otto Porter Jr., Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, Shaquille Harrison, Ryan Arcidiacono, Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Tanaka. (middle row): Basketball Operations Associate Chris Kent, Wayne Selden, Chandler Hutchison, Cristiano Felício, Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez, JaKarr Sampson, Brandon Sampson, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Rawle Alkins, Basketball Operations Associate Martin Rancik.(back row): Assistant Athletic Trainer Arnold Lee, Assistant Strength Coach Geoff Puls, Assistant Coach Paul Miller, Physical Therapist Mike Orr, Director of Performance Health Chip Schaefer, Assistant Coach Dean Cooper, Head Coach Jim Boylen, Assistant Coach Pete Myers, Assistant Coach Karen Umlauf, Assistant Coach Nate Loenser, Player Development Coach Shawn Respert, Head Strength Coach Matt Johnson, Assistant Equipment Manager Steve Pankow

Team Leaders (avg)

23.7

Points


Zach LaVine

120

3pt FGs


Zach LaVine

9.0

Rebounds


Lauri Markkanen

6.0

Assists


Kris Dunn

1.8

Steals


Justin Holiday

1.3

Blocks


Wendell Carter Jr.

Regular season

The Bulls’ rebuild entered its second year with the additions of Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison through the Draft, and veteran Otto Porter Jr. through a trade ... Chicago’s young talent continued to develop through a season that included the challenges of injury issues and a head coaching change ... the Bulls started the season 5-19 under Fred Hoiberg before turning the reins over to Jim Boylen, who finished the season 17-41 ... Chicago lost 290 games to injury, most notably with all 82 games lost for Denzel Valentine after he underwent left ankle surgery. Wendell Carter Jr. (38 games), Kris Dunn (34 games), Chandler Hutchison (36 games), Zach LaVine (29 games), Bobby Portis (31 games) and Lauri Markkanen (30 games) also missed significant time ... after the team traded for Porter Jr., starting with a win in his first game in a Bulls uniform at Brooklyn on Feb. 8, Chicago won seven of 12 games before injury issues cropped up again ... the Bulls averaged 117.7 points per game over that stretch ... LaVine played in 63 games, which was his most since his 82-game season in 2015-16, and he posted a career-high 23.7 points per game ... Markkanen again participated in the Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend in Charlotte.

Draft


First Round: Coby White (North Carolina); Second Round: Daniel Gafford (Arkansas)

Playoffs


Failed to qualify.

Honors


Lauri Markkanen to the World Team, for 2019 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars at NBA All-Star Weekend, as selected by NBA assistant coaches.