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David Haugh: For Bulls, rebuilding offers Fred Hoiberg second chance to make first impression

One day last week, as I walked toward the Advocate Center for the Doug Collins news conference, Lauri Markkanen stood alone waiting for an Uber.

A white pickup truck pulled over in front of Markkanen, but it wasn't his driver. It was a Bulls fan - a very excited Bulls fan who enthusiastically approached the rookie forward.

"Could I take a picture with you?" the fan asked the 7-footer standing near the curb. "You're one of the guys I keep telling my friends about."

The 20-year-old first-round draft pick, who admits he

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