Valentine had 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt), an assist and a block in 17 minutes off the bench Friday against Memphis.
The Zach LaVine-less Bulls took another loss, but Valentine showed well while seeing his most minutes in any game since April 2. With LaVine likely to miss roughly two weeks, Valentine could see a slight uptick in his workload, though he's still unlikely to be a viable fantasy option in standard leagues.
Valentine had 19 points (8-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt), six rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's loss to Phoenix.
The Michigan State product's role has fluctuated rather drastically of late, as he was a DNP-CD in Monday night's loss to Golden State. But with Zach LaVine (ankle) sidelined Wednesday, coach Billy Donovan inserted Valentine back into the rotation and it paid dividends. However, the Bulls still dropped their fifth straight game and are now 0-3 since acquiring Nikola Vucevic at the deadline.
Valentine is averaging 17.7 minutes, 5.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.4 rebounds on 32.8 percent shooting in 18 games since the All-Star break.
The 27-year-old has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but even in a relatively healthy season, he's struggled to produce, shooting 37.6 percent from the field (second worst of his career). Valentine remains locked into the rotation despite the struggles, particularly with the departures of Otto Porter and Chandler Hutchison. But without an uptick in production, his value is dismal in fantasy.
Valentine managed 10 points (5-10 FG), five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 20 minutes during Wednesday's 133-126 overtime win over the Timberwolves.
Valentine swiped a season-high three steals Wednesday, and he did a good job of filling out other parts of the stat sheet as well. He's found himself in a legitimate rotational role this season. In his 27 appearances, the 27-year-old has averaged 7.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists.
Valentine totaled five points (2-9 FG, 1-7 3PT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 19 minutes Monday against the Rockets.
Valentine wasn't locked in from downtown in this one, knocking down just one of the seven shots he hoisted up. Despite his struggles, the Bulls ran away with a 120-100 victory on the road. The Michigan State product has managed to contribute outside of the scoring column of late, mainly in the rebounding department. He's averaging 4.6 rebounds over his last 11 contests.
Valentine collected 11 points (3-9 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes Monday against Indiana.
Valentine has been racking up the minutes of late, averaging 28.6 minutes over Chicago's last five matchups. The former Spartan was locked in from downtown in the victory, hitting three of his five attempts from beyond the arc. Valentine has now made two or more shots from three in each of his last seven games.
Valentine isn't starting Friday's game against the Clippers, Garrett Chorpenning of SI.com reports.
Valentine started the last three games for the Bulls, but he'll play a bench role in Friday's matchup, while Garrett Temple will join the starting five. Across the past three contests, Valentine averaged 15.7 points and 4.0 rebounds over 29.0 minutes per game.
Valentine scored 11 points (4-13 FG, 3-8 3 Pt) to go along with six rebounds and one assist across 29 minutes in Monday's loss to the Wizards.
Valentine remained in the starting lineup in the absence of Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) and Otto Porter (back), earning increased minutes for the second consecutive game. However, he was unable to replicate his strong shooting, missing a number of shots from the mid-range. If both Markkanen and Porter remain out, Valentine should be a decent source of points, rebounds and steals, though he'll also be prone to poor shooting nights as illustrated by Monday's performance.
Valentine may have an opportunity to remain in the starting lineup with Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) set to miss the next two-to-four weeks.
Valentine made his first start of the season in Saturday's win over Orlando, playing 37 minutes and posting a season-high 20 points to go with three rebounds, four assists and one steal. It's not a guarantee that coach Billy Donovan will stick with Valentine on the wing, but for the time being he appears to be the top candidate to continue filling Markkanen's spot in the lineup. It's worth noting that Otto Porter (back) has missed the last three games and will remain out Monday against Washington.
Valentine scored 20 points (8-17 FG, 4-10 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, four assists and one steal across 37 minutes in Saturday's win over the Magic.
Valentine drew his first start of the campaign and was on the floor for a season-high 37 minutes in the absence of Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) and Otto Porter (back). He took advantage of that opportunity, drilling four threes to also reach 20 points for the first time on the season. Even in more limited minutes, Valentine has shown an intriguing ability to chip in peripheral stats, a trend that also continued Saturday. It's unclear how long Markkanen will be held out of game action, though Valentine would benefit from any further game action he is forced to miss.
Valentine will start Saturday's game against the Magic.
The 27-year-old will make his first start of the season with Lauri Markkanen (shoulder) unavailable Saturday. Valentine is averaging 7.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.3 minutes this season, but he'll see increased run at Orlando with Markkanen and Otto Porter (back) sitting out.
Valentine recorded 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and two steals during Wednesday's 107-103 loss to the Knicks.
Valentine fared well off the bench in this one, as the guard entered double figures offensively for the first time since Jan. 18 and added many other statistical contributions in 20 minutes of action. Valentine has been earning minutes off the bench for the Bulls throughout the season (16.9 mpg), however, his inconsistent play and often minimal production are two factors that make the former first-round selection not a viable option right now in many fantasy formats.
Valentine finished with 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four boards and three assists in 20 minutes of a 130-127 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.
Valentine had his fourth double-digit scoring day of the season in a well-rounded effort. He doesn't seem close to breaking into the starting lineup, but the Michigan State product has carved out a solid second unit role. He'll face Boston on Tuesday.
Valentine recorded 14 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds and two steals across 21 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss against the Bucks.
Six Chicago players logged more minutes than Valentine, but the former Michigan State standout ended as the team's second-highest scorer -- it was the first second he surpassed the 10-point mark this season. Valentine has only played three games in 2020-21 and has hold a minor role in the rotation thus far, but he has been surprisingly productive given the opportunities he has received.
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said Valentine (hamstring) was a full participant in Sunday's practice.
Valentine missed the Bulls' entire preseason slate with the injury, but his return to full-contact, full-court work Sunday seemingly puts him on track to be an option off the bench in Wednesday's season opener versus the Hawks. Expect the 27-year-old to hold a minor role in the Bulls' wing rotation after averaging 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 triples and 1.2 assists in 13.6 minutes per game over his 36 appearances in 2019-20.
Valentine (hamstring) participated in Sunday's practice, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The extent of Valentine's involvement in the session isn't known, but his presence on the practice court is an encouraging sign after he initially tweaked his hamstring about two weeks ago. Valentine ended up missing the entire preseason due to the injury, so he may need multiple practices to get back up to full speed. Consider him day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's season opener versus the Hawks.
Valentine (hamstring) won't travel with the team for Wednesday and Friday's preseason games against the Thunder, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Valentine will miss the entire preseason for Chicago due to the hamstring strain. The 27-year-old guard's next chance to return will be Dec. 23 against Atlanta.
Valentine hasn't practiced yet due to a hamstring tweak and he won't play in the Bulls' first two preseason games, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Valentine has struggled to stay healthy during his three years in the league, so this isn't a good start to the season. He hopes to practice Saturday, and we'll see if that happens. Regardless, he's unlikely to have a fantasy-relevant role this season.
Valentine and the Bulls have come to terms on a one-year, $4.7 million deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Valentine was drafted by the Bulls in 2016 and has spent three of the last four years with the team. He averaged 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.3 triples across 13.6 minutes in 36 games last season. He projects to play a similar role this upcoming season, as he will primarily provide depth on the wing.
Valentine had 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-1 FT), two rebounds and a steal in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 115-108 loss to Minnesota.
Again filling in for Zach LaVine (quad), Valentine reached double-digit scoring and has now done so in back-to-back games for the first time since mid-December. Potentially usable in deeper leagues, receiving only 18 minutes on a shorthanded roster may be symbolic of Chicago having little interest in expanding his ceiling going forward.
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