Dunleavy (back) tallied five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt) in 14 minutes off the bench during his season debut in Saturday's 112-105 loss to the Timberwolves. The Bulls were without their top star in Jimmy Butler, who sprained his knee a night earlier in the game against the Nuggets, but were able to help fill some of the void on the wing by plugging Dunleavy back in for his season debut after a long recovery process from offseason back surgery. Dunleavy, who missed 49 games due to the injury, unsurprisingly saw his time on the court limited, and he'll likely see his minutes restricted until after the All-Star break. Butler's injury isn't believed to be a long-term concern, but with Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) facing an uncertain return timeline, Dunleavy could push E'Twaun Moore for the starting wing role alongside Butler.
Dunleavy (back) announced that he will play Saturday against Minnesota, K.C Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports. The veteran Dunleavy is set to make his season debut Saturday against Minnesota after missing almost the entirety of the first half of the year with a back injury. He'll likely be on a heavy minutes restriction as he works his way back into game shape.
Dunleavy (back) is questionable to play Saturday versus the Bulls, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports. Dunleavy has yet to make his season debut after undergoing back surgery late in the summer, but could see an immediate role in the team's rotation if he can return Saturday. The reason being that Jimmy Butler suffered a sprained knee in Friday's game, and the Bulls could use a scoring presence on the wing. Expect an update on his status closer to tip-off.
Dunleavy (back) has been ruled out for Friday's matchup with the Nuggets, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Dunleavy is yet to play this season after undergoing back surgery late in the summer. The veteran had been practicing with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League, but he was recalled Wednesday with the possibility that he could return to NBA action Friday night. While that won't be the case, Dunleavy will make the trip with the team, and he should be considered day-to-day going forward. His next opportunity to debut will come Saturday night in Minnesota.
Dunleavy (back) was recalled from the D-League on Wednesday, K.C Johnson of The Chicago Tribune reports. After logging a pair of practices with Chicago's D-League affiliate, the veteran wing is now extremely close to making his 2015-2016 debut. A back issue has kept him on the sidelines for the whole season to this point, but the expectation is for Dunleavy to travel with the team for Friday's game in Denver. Any owners considering adding Dunleavy should be aware that the 35-year-old coming off a back injury will likely be held under a conservative minutes restriction until he works himself into game shape.
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