Chicago Bulls release 2016-17 preseason schedule

The Bulls announced their preseason schedule for the 2016-17 season Thursday morning. The schedule features seven total games: four home games, two away games and one game at a neutral site.

Preseason begins Monday, Oct. 3 at home in the United Center when the Bulls face the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls will face the Bucks one other time during preseason: Saturday, Oct. 15. The Bulls will also face two other Central Division teams: the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers, meaning they will face off with former Bull Mike Dunleavy. Dunleavy was traded the the Cavaliers to make salary cap space for Dwyane Wade‘s contract.

The Bulls will only face two non-Central Division teams throughout their preseason: the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets. But the Hawks game will be a bigger one. The game will take place at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, the same place Doug McDermott played his home games at Creighton. Former Bull and current Hawks swingman Kyle Korver also played at Creighton, though never at the CenturyLink Center, which makes the game a homecoming of sorts for the two Creighton alumni.

Per Creighton’s sports information director, Rob Anderson, the last time McDermott played at the arena he dropped a record 45 points on Senior Day.

The Bulls also played last season’s preseason finale in Nebraska, but it was at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and not at Creighton’s home court.

Bulls 2016-17 Preseason Schedule

Ashley is the owner/editor of The Bulls Charge. Follow her on Twitter at @wijangco12.

Ashley Wijangco

<p>Ashley Wijangco is the owner and editor of The Bulls Charge. She is currently a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in news-editorial journalism, minoring in public relations, and earning a SportMedia certificate with the hopes of becoming a professional sports writer or a sports media professional.<br />  <br /> Born in Chicago and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ashley grew up as a Bulls fan, eventually becoming a die-hard fan. Her passion for the team then inspired her to pursue a career in sports media, an area she has been involved with since 2012 when she began writing and live-tweeting games for FanSided’s Bulls site, Pippen Ain’t Easy. She is also Kirk Hinrich’s biggest fan and refuses to stop supporting him no matter how unproductive he has become.<br />  <br /> Aside from The Bulls Charge, Ashley is also the co-editor-in-chief for Illio, her school’s yearbook and a columnist at Hoops Addict, a basketball website.</p>

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