LaVine (quadriceps) is expected to participate Sunday in a televised H-O-R-S-E shooting competition between NBA and WNBA players and recent NBA alumni, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
All eight players taking part in the competition will film their shot attempts at indoor or outdoor locations at home, with LaVine set to take on retired NBA legend Paul Pierce in a first-round matchup. LaVine missed the Bulls' final five games before the NBA suspended its season March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but his involvement in this weekend's event suggests he's healthy now after having more than a month off to recover from the quad injury.
LaVine (quad) is doubtful for Thursday's contest against the Magic.
As expected, LaVine will probably need some more time to recover from his strained left quad, which has kept him out since Mar. 2. Assuming he's out Thursday, his next chance to play arrives Saturday against the Heat.
LaVine (quadriceps) said after putting in a workout Tuesday that he feels "good" and hopes to return to game action within the next week or so, Cody Westerlund of 670TheScore.com reports.
LaVine was idle for Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Cavaliers, marking his fifth consecutive absence on account of a left quad strain. While he seems to be encouraged by his progress, the fact that LaVine didn't describe his recovery timeline in terms of games suggests that he's probably unlikely to play in the Bulls' next contest Thursday in Orlando. A more official update on his status for that game should arrive later Wednesday, when the Bulls release their newest injury report.
LaVine (quad) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Cavs, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
It'll be the fifth straight absence for LaVine, who was initially hoping to get back on the floor Tuesday night. He'll miss at least one more game, however, with his sights now set on a potential return Thursday in Orlando. The Bulls appear poised to start Coby White and Denzel Valentine in the backcourt Tuesday, with Tomas Satoransky shifting to the bench.
Coach Jim Boylen said that LaVine (quadriceps) won't play in Sunday's game against the Nets, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
After missing three straight games with a left quad strain, LaVine was able to go through portions of Saturday's practice, prompting the Bulls to upgrade him to questionable for Sunday. The Bulls apparently want to see the star guard go through a full workout before clearing him to play however, so LaVine looks like he'll have to wait until at least Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers before returning to action. LaVine's continued absence should open up another start on the wing for Denzel Valentine.
LaVine (quadriceps) will continue to be considered questionable for Sunday's tilt with Brooklyn after taking part in a partial practice Saturday, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
LaVine's status remains up in the air as the team has yet to make an official change to his availability for Sunday's contest. His inclusion in practice was a positive step in his recovery from a sore left quadriceps, though the reduced nature of it could indicate that the team plans on holding him out against the Nets. That said, a more detailed update on LaVine's status should come out in the leadup to tipoff.
LaVine (quad) said Tuesday that he expects to miss roughly a week with a sore left quad, KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
LaVine already missed Monday's game against the Mavs, and he appears poised to miss at least three more games as the Bulls exercise caution with their leading scorer. Assuming LaVine's self-proclaimed timetable holds up, he could make his return to action next Tuesday (Mar. 10) at home against Cleveland. Denzel Valentine started in LaVine's place Monday night.
LaVine (quad) will not play Monday against the Mavericks, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
As expected, LaVine will sit out Monday due to a quadriceps injury. He's considered day-to-day, per Swirsky, with Denzel Valentine starting in his place vs. Dallas.
LaVine (quadriceps) has been downgraded to doubtful for Monday's game against the Mavericks, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
LaVine's injury appears to have worsened overnight, though the severity of the issue remains unclear. While a team update should clarify his status ahead of tipoff, in the event that LaVine is held out, Coby White (back), Ryan Arcidiacono and Denzel Valentine would all be candidates to enter the starting lineup.
LaVine (quad) is considered probable for Monday's game against Dallas.
LaVine appeared to tweak his quad during Saturday's loss to the Knicks, but the probable designation implies that it's nothing serious. His status is something to monitor over the next 24 hours, but expect the Bulls' leading scorer to be in the lineup Monday night.
LaVine had 26 points (10-25 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-5 FT), three rebounds, seven assists and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to the Knicks.
The free throws are somewhat concerning as LaVine is now 10-for-21 over the last five games, but it was otherwise a fairly standard performance. The 24-year-old apparently tweaked his quadriceps pregame and rode the stationary bike throughout the contest to keep it loose, per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, but it's not believed to be a serious concern. That could certainly change after playing through the injury, so it's worth keeping an eye on the injury report for Monday's matchup with the Mavericks.
LaVine posted 41 points (19-35 FG, 3-13 3Pt, 0-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one steal across 39 minutes during Tuesday's 124-122 loss to the Thunder.
LaVine accounted for 35 of the Bulls' 97 shot attempts Tuesday, and he scored efficiently. The effort marked LaVine's sixth 40-point game of the season and the fifth game of his career with at least 40 points, five rebounds and four assists. In February, LaVine is averaging 28.1 points on 21.0 shots, plus 5.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals.
LaVine notched 32 points (11-20 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 4-6 FT), four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 126-117 win over the Wizards.
LaVine has topped the 30-point mark thrice in his last five games -- just the latest and greatest stretch for one of the league's most electric scorers. He's made 22 threes in that five-game span, and he's racked up a dozen steals in that time as well.
LaVine went for 20 points (8-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 112-104 loss against the Suns.
LaVine has been playing at a high level in February and while he's always going to be a scoring threat, he's doing it with a high degree of efficiency. One of the league's natural-born scorers, LaVine has reached the 20-point mark in four of his last five games and has made 49.6 percent of his shots in six February outings.
LaVine scored a game-high 41 points (15-21 FG, 8-11 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 126-114 loss to the Wizards.
The 24-year-old got a good warmup from beyond the arc prior to his All-Star Weekend appearance in the three-point contest, but LaVine once again didn't get a lot of help from the rest of the Bulls roster. He's now scored 40-plus three times in the last 12 games, averaging 27.8 points, 5.3 boards, 4.7 assists, 2.8 threes and 1.8 steals over that stretch.
LaVine (neck) is starting Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
Lavine was considered probable with neck spasms and a knee contusion, so it's not a surprise he remains in the starting five Tuesday. The 24-year-old is averaging 22.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.8 steals in 36.6 minutes over the last five games.
LaVine (neck/knee) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
LaVine is dealing with neck spasms and a knee contusion but is still expected to take the court Tuesday. Across three games this month, the 24-year-old is averaging 24.0 points, 6.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 34.3 minutes.
LaVine (neck) logged 32 points (11-21 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, three steals, one rebound and one block in 40 minutes during Sunday's 118-111 loss to the 76ers.
LaVine had been listed as questionable after sitting out Saturday's practice with a neck injury. However, he was able to give it a go and finished two dimes shy of a double-double, though he did amass more turnovers (nine) than assists. Assuming LaVine doesn't suffer a setback, Tuesday's contest versus Washington represents a friendly matchup for fantasy purposes.
LaVine (neck) is available to play Sunday against the 76ers, Jamal Collier of the Chicago Tribune reports.
After being forced to sit out Saturday's practice, LaVine's neck injury has turned out to be very minor, as the guard will not be forced to miss any time due to the injury. Expect the 24-year-old to continue filling the role that he has occupied all season, leading the team in scoring, and averaging just under 35 minutes per game.
LaVine was unable to practice Saturday and has been deemed questionable for Sunday's tilt with the 76ers due to a neck injury, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
LaVine was hit in the back of the neck in Friday's matchup with New Orleans, though he finished the game with 22 points in 30 minutes of play. Although the injury's not expected to be anything too concerning, it flared up overnight and kept him from the practice gym Saturday. Look for an official update to come ahead of tipoff clarifying LaVine's availability.
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|03/10||vs CLE||W 108-103||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|03/08||@ BKN||L 107-110||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|03/06||vs IND||L 102-108||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|03/04||@ MIN||L 108-115||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|03/02||vs DAL||W 109-107||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|02/29||@ NY||L 115-125||38||26||3||7||1||1||0|
|02/25||vs OKC||L 122-124||39||41||5||4||5||1||0|
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