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John Paxson repeating Bulls history with roster turnover in rebuild

CHICAGO - Thirteen months have passed since the Bulls plunged into full-rebuild mode by trading Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves.

That transaction netted them the Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn, the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen and the near certainty they'd be bad in 2017-18. Indeed, the ensuing 27-55 campaign netted them the seventh pick in the draft and, ultimately, Wendell Carter Jr.

The Nikola Mirotic trade to the Pelicans gave the Bulls a second first-round pick, which became Chandler Hutchison. Ample salary-cap space in

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