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Dwyane Wade good to go vs. Pacers after migraine episode

Dwyane Wade good to go vs. Pacers after migraine episode

Dwyane Wade was shooting around after Bulls practice with passes from Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg and assistant Jim Boylen, apparently over his recent bout with the debilitating migraine headache that caused him to miss most of the second half of Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

With the last two games of the calendar year up ahead, Hoiberg said Wade should be good to go against the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks on back-to-back nights starting Friday.

Having dealt with it in spurts throughout his career, it crept up on him last week before the Bulls played the Charlotte Hornets, as he missed the morning shootaround but played. It came back in full effect Wednesday, and Wade said he was having trouble with his vision and recognizing his wife sitting courtside.

“It’s something he has dealt with his whole career. He has missed a couple games every year because of it,” Hoiberg said. “It’s something you have to try to manage. It’s something where certain things may trigger it. Usually he says he wakes up with it if it does happen, like he did last week.

“But it subsided as the day went on, and he was able to play in the game. That was the first time we had to pull him out of a game because of it. And obviously, he’s a key member of our team down the stretch and we missed him.”

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Wade missed games before during his career with the Heat when the migraines left him unable to play, and Hoiberg knows it’s something that likely will pop up again during his time in Chicago.

It’s more than just your random headache that a Tylenol can cure, and because of its unpredictable nature, there’s no way Wade or even the Bulls can prepare for it.

“No, it's just something that will pop up a few more times this year, deal with it the best way you can,” Hoiberg said. “We're fortunate to finish the game without him last night. He knows what triggers it, and he has to do the best job possible to limit the times it happens to him over the course of the season.”

Bulls reportedly agree to two-year, fully guaranteed deal with Luke Kornet

Bulls reportedly agree to two-year, fully guaranteed deal with Luke Kornet

According to a report from Shams Charania, the Bulls have agreed to a fully guaranteed,  two-year, $4.5 million deal with Luke Kornet. The 7-foot-1 big man out of Vanderbilt is a stretch-five with some shot-blocking ability as well. 

Last season Kornet shot a career-best 36.3 percent from the 3-point line on 193 attempts. He will likely get a chance to compete for a rotation spot in a very young Bulls frontcourt that contains third-year player Lauri Markkanen, second-year players Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison, and rookie Daniel Gafford.

Over 66 career games, Kornet has averaged 14.8 points, 6.2 rebounds. 2.5 assists and 1.9 blocks per 36 minutes.

Kornet played his best basketball of the season against the Bulls last year averaging 15 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2assists, and 3.3 blocks while shooting a scorching-hot 53.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from the 3-point line. The Bulls front office hopes those flashes against the Bulls were a forecast of what’s to come from the 24-year old Kornet.

Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

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Zach LaVine’s parents surprised him with an amazing gift this offseason

Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine has had a great and busy offseason. He had some grueling workouts with his father, supported his teammates during NBA Summer League and even took some batting practice with former NL MVP Kris Bryant. But the best part of LaVine’s busy offseason was a very, very cool gift from his parents. 

LaVine’s mom and dad gifted him a 1968 Pontiac LeMans, a rare and very collectible vehicle.

Bulls fans were first exposed to LaVine’s love of classic cars last season when he discussed his infatuation with the stable of classic vehicles owned by Jabari Parker

With his ‘68 Pontiac LeMans now in tow, LaVine is well on his way to amassing his own impressive collection. He has a reputation in league circles for being an extremely hard worker already but there is no doubt that this awesome gift from his parents will serve as a little extra motivation as the 2019-20 season nears.