Temple will start Saturday against the Nets.
With Zach LaVine (knee) sidelined, Temple will start. In his previous 23 starts, he averaged 9.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.0 minutes.
Temple will shift back to the bench Thursday against Charlotte, Bulls radio voice Chuck Swirsky reports.
As expected, Temple will move to a reserve role as the Bulls welcome Zach LaVine back to the starting five. Patrick Williams will remain in the lineup at small forward, while Coby White will still get the nod at point guard.
Temple accumulated 13 points (4-9 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 31 minutes during Monday's win over the Celtics.
The 34-year-old's 31 minutes were the most he's seen since March 3. Temple has now started the past three games for the Bulls, averaging 8.7 points, 3.7 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers in that span. The 11-year veteran should continue to hover around 25-to-30 minutes per game for at least the next week with Zach LaVine (COVID-19) out of the lineup.
Temple (hamstring) played 10 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Bulls' 115-106 loss to the Magic, tallying zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist.
Temple reclaimed a spot on the Bulls' second unit after missing the past eight games with a hamstring injury. Expect Temple, Troy Brown and Denzel Valentine to serve as Chicago's main backup options on the wing over the final quarter of the season.
Temple (hamstring) is available for Wednesday's contest against the Magic.
Temple will be able to make his first appearance since March 29. Given that it's his first game back after a significant absence, he'll be on a limit of 15-20 minutes. His return could mean fewer minutes for Denzel Valentine and Troy Brown.
Temple (hamstring) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Magic.
Temple hasn't played since March 29, which is when he strained his right hamstring. However, the veteran appears to be ready to make his return. We shouldn't be surprised if he's on a minutes limit for his first game back. His return could ultimately mean fewer minutes for Denzel Valentine and Troy Brown.
Temple (hamstring) is listed as out for Monday's game against Memphis.
Temple had been listed as questionable, but ultimately he wasn't expected to play. His next chance to return will be Wednesday against Orlando.
Temple (hamstring) is not expected to play Monday against the Grizzlies, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.
While Temple's listed as questionable, coach Billy Donovan said he doesn't anticipate that he'll play. Temple has been sidelined since late March due to a hamstring strain.
Temple (hamstring) is questionable for Monday's game at Memphis.
The 34-year-old sat out Sunday's matchup with the Timberwolves after being labeled doubtful, so he has an improved chance to play Monday. Temple has missed the past seven games with a strained right hamstring.
Temple (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Temple seems to be making progress since he was previously just ruled out before games. That said, he's likely still not going to play Sunday. If that's the case, it will be seven missed games in a row.
Temple (hamstring) is out for Friday's game against the Hawks.
Temple is set to miss his sixth straight game due to a lingering hamstring strain. His next chance to play will come Sunday at Minnesota.
Temple (hamstring) is out Thursday against the Raptors.
A strained right hamstring will cause Temple to miss a fifth consecutive contest. His next chance to play is Friday against the Hawks.
Temple (hamstring) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Temple is set to miss his fourth-consecutive game while being hampered by a strained right hamstring. His next chance to play comes Thursday against Toronto.
Temple (hamstring) is out Sunday against the Nets.
Temple will miss a third straight game due to a strained right hamstring. His next chance to play arrives Tuesday against the Pacers.
Temple (hamstring) is listed as out for Friday's game against Utah.
Temple will miss his second game in a row due to a strained right hamstring. Javonte Green, Denzel Valentine and Ryan Arcidiacono could see increased workloads with Temple on the sidelines.
Temple (hamstring) is unavailable for Wednesday's game against the Suns.
The 34-year-old was considered doubtful for Wednesday's contest, so it's no surprise to see him ruled out in Phoenix. Temple's next chance to take the court will come Friday at Utah.
Temple (hamstring) is doubtful for Wednesday's game at Phoenix.
The 34-year-old suffered a strained right hamstring during Monday's matchup with the Warriors and is expected to miss at least one game. Javonte Green and Ryan Arcidiacono could have increased roles with Temple likely unavailable.
Temple won't return to Monday's game against the Warriors after suffering a right hamstring injury, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Temple suffered the injury during the first half, though the extent of the issue is not yet known. Javonte Green and Denzel Valentine could be asked to take on a heavier workload the rest of the way as a result.
Temple (ankle), thought to previously be available but unlikely to play, is now expected to see the court Saturday against the Spurs, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Coach Billy Donovan wasn't expected to useTemple on Saturday, but now it appears he's changed his mind. Temple has played a key role for the Bulls this season. In 27.9 minutes per game, he's averaged 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Temple (ankle) will be available for Wednesday's game, but coach Billy Donovan intimated that he likely won't utilize the veteran wing, Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score reports.
It's a great sign that Temple is no longer on the injury report after missing the past six games, but Donovan suggested that he'll likely keep him on the bench due to conditioning concerns. The Bulls have a pair of off days coming up, so the plan is for Temple to use that time as a ramp-up period before Saturday's game in San Antonio.
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