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Bulls' Kris Dunn: Coming off bench Thursday
Dunn will come off the bench Thursday against the Magic but will join the starting lineup "eventually", K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Dunn returned from a 24-game absence Monday against the Kings, posting nine points, six assists and three rebounds in 20 minutes. It seems coach Jim Boylen will opt to ease him back into his full workload.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Inefficient in Monday's loss
Markkanen managed 13 points (5-16 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's 108-89 loss to the Kings.
Markkanen couldn't find a rhythm, finishing with more field-goal attempts than points for the fourth time in five appearances this season. Markkanen has scored 20-plus points twice already while notching a double-double as well, so he hasn't been all bad. However, he hasn't been great from an efficiency standpoint.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Jabari Parker: Plays 19 minutes in Monday's loss
Parker had seven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and three rebounds in 19 minutes during Monday's 108-89 loss to the Kings.
Parker saw the same amount of playing time as Bobby Portis, who made his return to the lineup following a lengthy absence with a knee injury. It's not comforting that Portis, who was expected to be limited to 20-to-24 minutes in this one, earned just as much time as Parker. Furthermore, Parker has now scored in single digits in consecutive contests after reaching double figures in 25 of his first 26 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Bobby Portis: Nears double-double in 19 minutes
Portis put up nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one block in 19 minutes during Monday's 108-89 loss to the Kings.
Portis played well, albeit in the limited minutes he was expected to see in his first game back after missing over a month with a sprained knee. He has proven he can deliver a decent stat line without earning a ton of minutes, which provides reason for optimism despite the crowded front-court. Portis and company have a few days to rest up for Thursday's matchup with the Magic.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kris Dunn: Dishes six assists in Monday's loss
Dunn finished with nine points (3-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six assists, and three rebounds in 20 minutes during Monday's 108-89 loss to the Kings.
Dunn returned to the lineup following seven weeks on the shelf with a sprained MCL. As expected, he saw limited minutes. However, his stat line was solid all things considering. Provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Dunn seems poised to reclaim the starting point guard role in the near future.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kris Dunn: On minutes restriction Monday
Dunn will see between 20 and 24 minutes during Monday's game against the Kings, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
This is no surprise as Dunn has spent the majority of the season recovering from a knee injury. It may take a couple games for Dunn to return to his normal fantasy impact as it's likely the Bulls will try to ease him back into game action and make sure no setbacks take place.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Bobby Portis: Slated for minutes limit
Portis will have his playing time capped in the range of 20-24 minutes Monday night against the Kings, Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports.
As expected, Portis will face some limitations in his first game back from a long injury layoff, but he won't be restricted to the point that he can't make a tangible impact. The forward is still a rather risky DFS play, however, and it may take several games until his longer-term role is solidified.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Recalled from Windy City
Blakeney was recalled from the G League on Monday.
Blakeney spent the day with the Windy City Bulls but will return to the NBA club in advance of the night's matchup with Sacramento. Blakeney saw 18 minutes of action in Saturday's blowout loss to Boston, but he was a DNP-CD in three of the previous five contests.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Sent back to G League
Blakeney was assigned to the G League on Monday.
Blakeney wasn't seeing consistent minutes for the Bulls -- appearing in just four of the last seven games -- so he'll head to the G League to continue his development.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Justin Holiday: Could have role impacted
Holiday could see his role impacted as the Bulls near full strength.
Holiday emerged as one of the team's leaders in minutes over the first month-plus of the season, and he heads into Monday's game against the Kings averaging 34.9 per game. He saw just 20 minutes of action Saturday against Boston, but that was due in large part to the fact that the game was a 56-point blowout, so a number of the Bulls' regulars were done for the night early in the second half. Holiday is a more natural fit on the wing, but with Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn both set to return Monday following extended absences, it remains to be seen whether Holiday will continue to regularly play 30-plus minutes. The 29-year-old holds season-long averages of 12.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting a career-best 39 percent from deep on 7.6 attempts per game.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Bobby Portis: Will make return Monday
Portis (knee) will make his return off the bench Monday night against the Kings, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
Portis hasn't played in well over a month, last taking the court on Oct. 24 before going down with a sprained right knee. The Arkansas product has been working his way back up to full speed over the last several days, and he'll return in a bench capacity Monday, while likely facing a minutes restriction. Portis had a few notable games before the injury -- highlighted by a 20-point, 11-rebound double-double on opening night -- but it's unclear how he'll fit back into the rotation with Lauri Markkanen now healthy, and Jabari Parker still looming as an option at both forward spots.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kris Dunn: Cleared to return Monday
Dunn (knee) will come off the bench Monday against the Kings, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Dunn wound up missing around seven weeks with a sprained MCL. He only appeared in one game prior to suffering the injury, notching nine points, seven assists and four rebounds across 30 minutes. While Dunn figures to be on some sort of minutes restriction, that number has yet to be determined, per Johnson.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Cristiano Felicio: Plays 16 minutes in huge loss
Felicio had four points, seven rebounds, and one steal in 16 minutes during Saturday's 133-77 loss to the Celtics.
Felicio, who hasn't played more than 15 minutes in almost three weeks, saw 16 minutes of playing time in Saturday's embarrassing loss. Felicio is way down on the depth chart and is a non-factor in all formats.... See More ... See Less
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