Valentine was ejected from Friday's game against the Warriors after picking up his second technical foul, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and registered two rebounds along with two assists and a steal in 14 minutes. Valentine picked up his second technical foul after barking at a referee from the bench, so he'll head to the showers early. He turned in solid production off the bench in this one, knocking down 75 percent of his threes.
Valentine was recalled by the Bulls ahead of Saturday's game against the Rockets, NBC Sports Chicago reports. Valentine will rejoin his parent club after an impressive 25-point display in Friday's win over the Wisconsin Herd. It's unclear how many minutes Valentine can be expected to see, but most recently he averaged 27.2 for the Bulls during the 2017-18 season.
Valentine was assigned to the G League on Thursday. Valentine has played in just one game for the Bulls this season, so he'll join Windy City for an opportunity at more regular run as the G League season gets underway.
Valentine had just three points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt), five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Friday's 105-87 preseason loss to Indiana. Valentine continues to work his way back from injury, hitting just 1-of-9 from the field in Friday's loss. The Bulls were without a number of key players meaning the fringe guys saw additional run. Valentine has never really touched standard leagues and it would appear unlikely anything is going to change moving forward.
Valentine (ankle) is "ready to go" for training camp, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Valentine underwent surgery on his left ankle back in November, and the team stated Monday that he's ready to go, though they'll monitor him closely as a precaution. Through 77 games a season ago, Valentine averaged 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
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