Gafford is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks with a dislocated right thumb, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The rookie second-round pick suffered the injury less than two minutes into the first quarter of Wednesday's game against the Wizards and immediately went to the locker room. It's a tough blow for the Bulls, who are already without center Wendell Carter (ankle) for the next month. Luke Kornet, Thaddeus Young and Chandler Hutchison could all see increased frontcourt minutes while Gafford is sidelined.
Gafford won't return to Wednesday's game against the Wizards after suffering a right thumb injury.
The 21-year-old immediately went to the locker room after sustaining the injury barely one minute into the first quarter. Gafford's availability for Friday's game at Philadelphia remains up in the air. Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young should see increased frontcourt work during his absence.
Gafford (ankle) is starting Wednesday against the Wizards, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Gafford has been battling left ankle soreness recently but will continue to play through the issue. In three games since joining the starting lineup, Gafford is averaging 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steal in 23.3 minutes.
Gafford (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's tilt against the Wizards.
Gafford has been dealing with left ankle soreness recently, but he's not at much risk of missing Wednesday's contest. He's started the past three games and is averaging 8.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in that role.
Gafford (ankle) amassed 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 20 minutes in Monday's 113-101 loss to the Celtics.
Gafford (ankle) received his third start in a row for the injured Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) and contributed his second straight double-digit scoring effort. As the team's interim starting center, the rookie needs to be more productive on the glass, but nonetheless, it was an encouraging sign to see Gafford record double-digit points in back-to-back games. With Carter Jr. remaining out Friday, Gafford is a cheap option that could surprise in a strong spot against the Wizards.
Gafford (ankle) will start Monday's game against Boston, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Gafford will make his third consecutive start at center in place of Wendell Carter, who's battling through an ankle injury. Over his past two starts, Gafford's managed 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 50 total minutes.
Gafford (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's game against Boston.
Gafford picked up the injury Jan. 6 against Dallas but has played every game since, including starting the last two in place of Wendell Carter (ankle). The Arkansas product should continue to do so Monday.
Gafford produced 14 points (7-9 FG), seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes Saturday in the Bulls' 108-99 win over the Pistons.
Despite fouling out of the contest, Gafford was able to deliver one of the better performances of his young career while making a second straight start in place of Wendell Carter (ankle). While Gafford looks like he'll continue to start for the next several weeks while Carter is sidelined, the second-round pick may be forced into a timeshare with Luke Kornet, who supplied a productive line of his own off the bench (15 points, six rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist in 25 minutes). If a timeshare ultimately sticks, Gafford's fantasy ceiling would be suppressed to a degree, but he's still worth a speculative pickup in 12-team or deeper leagues in the event he emerges as coach Jim Boylen's preferred option at center.
Gafford will be in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Pacers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 21-year-old will replace Thaddeus Young in the starting five in the continued absence of Wendell Carter (ankle). Gafford is averaging 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 12.1 minutes this season, but he should continue to see increased minutes with Carter sidelined.
Gafford (ankle) isn't listed among the Bulls' inactives for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
The 21-year-old was considered probable with the left ankle sprain, so it's no surprise he'll be suiting up Wednesday. Thaddeus Young is starting in place of Wendell Carter (ankle), but Gafford could still see increased run off the bench.
Gafford (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game at New Orleans.
The 21-year-old sustained the left ankle sprain during Monday's game but he still put up 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks while playing through the injury. Gafford should be in line for increased minutes Wednesday with Wendell Carter (ankle) sidelined.
Gafford accumulated 13 points (6-6 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds and two blocks during the Bulls' 118-110 loss to the Mavericks on Monday. Per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, coach Jim Boylen said Gafford played through a left ankle sprain in the contest.
The ankle issue is something to monitor heading into the Bulls' next game Wednesday in New Orleans, but the rookie's ability to play through the injury suggests he may be closer to probable than questionable for the contest. More significantly, starting center Wendell Carter suffered his own sprained ankle Monday, which ended his night early. Carter will be re-evaluated Tuesday, but the second-year big man looks like he could be at risk of missing multiple games. If that's the case, Gafford -- whose 25 minutes Monday were his most of the season -- could be the primary candidate to step in at center. Gafford has seen only limited run behind Carter this season but has produced at a high rate when called upon. Per 36 minutes, Gafford is 13.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.0 blocks.
Gafford suffered a sprained left ankle during Monday's game against Dallas, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Gafford played through the injury Monday night, though it's unclear if the issue will impact his status for Wednesday's matchup in New Orleans. An update should surface closer to tipoff.
Gafford produced eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 17 minutes during Monday's 123-102 loss to Milwaukee.
Gafford played 17 minutes in what was a blowout loss to the Bucks. His role has been up and down over the past few weeks but the upside is certainly there. He contributed across the board and should Wendell Carter ever miss time, Gafford would certainly move into the standard league discussion. As of right now, he is just someone to look at in deeper formats or as a potential stash in more competitive leagues.
Gafford recorded zero stats in just one minute during Monday's 109-106 loss to Oklahoma City.
Gafford missed the previous game with a hamstring injury and perhaps it was still bothering him in this one. He played just one minute in the loss, much to the disappointment of anyone holding him. The upside is clear for Gafford but he is going to need an injury to Wendell Carter to clear the path for consistent playing time.
Gafford (hamstring) has been made available for Monday's game against Oklahoma City.
Gafford will make his return from a one-game absence stemming from right hamstring soreness. The rookie center's averaging 4.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 11.1 minutes across 18 games so far this year.
Gafford is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Thunder due to right hamstring tightness.
Gafford, who missed Saturday's tilt with the Clippers likely due to the same issue, is at risk of missing a second-straight game. If he's unable to go, look for Luke Kornet to receive a moderate boost in minutes.
Gafford (finger) is available for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Gafford is nursing a sprained left finger but won't be forced to miss any time as a result. The rookie big man has seen north of 10 minutes in four of five games this month, posting averaging of 6.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks across 12.2 minutes per tilt during that stretch.
Gafford is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to a left finger sprain.
Gafford is expected to be able to go Wednesday, though the Bulls will check in with the former second-round pick closer to tipoff before clearing him for action.
Gafford had six points, three rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to Miami.
Gafford played 15 minutes off the bench in the loss, blocking another two shots in the process. He has now played at least 15 minutes in three consecutive games, blocking a pair of shots in each outing. Wendell Carter is locked in as the starter but Gafford appears to have carved out some meaningful minutes for himself. He could be a sneaky blocks streamer or even an asset in deeper formats.
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