Alkins will start Saturday's game against the 76ers, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Alkins will get his first career start Saturday, replacing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot at at small forward. Across seven games this season, Alkins is averaging 3.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 9.7 minutes.
Alkins accumulated 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, and three assists in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 115-114 win over the Wizards.
Alkins finished with a career high scoring total in this his seventh NBA appearance. The rookie has seen double-digit minutes in three of the last four games, and based on the injury report Alkins is likely in line to earn ample time across the final three matchups.
Alkins did not see the court during Monday's 112-99 loss to the Bucks.
Alkins has appeared in only two games this season, both of which were back in late December. At this point the 21-year-old rookie should be avoided across all formats.
Alkins was recalled from the G League's Windy City Bulls on Saturday, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
Alkins will provide the Bulls with a healthy body on the wing after starter Chandler Hutchison (foot) was diagnosed with an injury Saturday that will confine him to a walking boot for at least 2-to-4 weeks. It's unlikely that Alkins will get the first crack at taking Hutchison's spot in the starting five at small forward, however, as Shaquille Harrison, Wayne Selden and Jabari Parker are probably more viable candidates to fill that void in Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.
Alkins contributed six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 0-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 25 minutes Wednesday in the G League Windy City Bulls' 118-109 loss to the Wisconsin Herd.
After hitting double figures in the scoring column in his first four G League outings of January, Alkins has topped out at seven points over the last three games. For the season, the undrafted rookie out of Arizona is averaging 13.9 points (on 44.6 percent shooting from the field), 6.0 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.5 treys and 0.9 steals in 28.5 minutes per game with Windy City. Even with the parent club in rebuilding mode, Alkins doesn't look at NBA ready at this point and probably won't play meaningful minutes for Chicago in the second half of the campaign.
Alkins was recalled from the G League on Saturday, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports. He will be available for Monday's game against the Thunder.
With Zach LaVine (ankle) expected to miss multiple games, the Bulls will opt for some additional backcourt depth by bringing up Alkins. In the G League this season, he's averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.0 steal while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from distance.
Alkins struggled to deliver two points (0-12 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal over 27 minutes in Tuesday's 91-72 road loss to the Westchester Knicks.
Yes, Alkins missed all twelve of his field goal attempts. Through 12 games, Alkins has collected nine starts and is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 boards per game, including Tuesday's clunker in Westchester. As a team, the Windy City Bulls shot only 25.8 percent from the field from Tuesday, so all the blame for the ugly loss can not be directed towards Alkins.
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