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Bulls' Denzel Valentine: Out 4-to-6 months following surgery
Valentine is scheduled to undergo reconstructive ankle surgery and will miss the next four-to-six months as a result.
This is a tough break for Valentine, who will head for his third surgery in three Eason -- second on the ankle. Valentine has been sidelined all season with an ankle issue, which was recently diagnosed as ongoing ankle instability. The 25-year-old is supposed to make a full recovery. While Valentine could theoretically return before the end of the season if everything goes as planned, the Bulls could choose to play it safe with him as they don't figure to be competing for a playoff spot.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kris Dunn: Resumes running
Dunn (knee) is doing straight-ahead running, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
Dunn has been sidelined for nearly four weeks with a sprained MCL. He was originally handed a four-to-six week recovery timeline, which coach Fred Hoiberg said Monday hasn't changed despite his lack of progress up until this point. Look for Dunn's return timetable to be updated as he progresses in his recovery. In the meantime, Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaquille Harrison should continue to benefit from Dunn's absence.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Lauri Markkanen: Going through non-contact
Markkanen took part in the non-contact portions of Monday's practice, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Markkanen is yet to play this season as he works back from a sprained right elbow, but he continues to progress incrementally and remains on course for a return sometime in the next few weeks.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Expected to play Wednesday
LaVine (illness) is expected to play Wednesday against the Suns, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
LaVine missed Saturday's game against the Raptors with an illness, but he's apparently feeling much better and expects to return to action Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Justin Holiday: Puts up 12 points in loss
Holiday tallied 12 points (4-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Saturday's 122-83 loss to the Raptors.
Holiday remains the second-best source of production for the Bulls behind Zach LaVine and his first-half performance against the Bucks on Friday was a great example of how explosive Holiday can be on occasion. The Bulls just have too many issues and it severely limits Holiday's ability to produce on a regular basis.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Jabari Parker: Puts up 12 points in loss
Parker logged 12 points (5-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt) six rebounds, two assists and two steals across 27 minutes in Saturday's 122-83 loss to the Raptors.
Parker's revenge game against the Bucks appears to have set things in motion for the fifth-year forward, who is set to prove that his excellent outing in Milwaukee wasn't a fluke, Saturday's blowout loss shouldn't be much of an indicator for anything other than the sorry state of affairs in Chicago, but Parker's stat line stands out as a portent of things to come in the Bulls' starting five.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Scores team-high 13 points off bench
Blakeney posted 13 points (6-19 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds and an assist across 33 minutes in Saturday's 122-83 loss to the Raptors.
The Bulls couldn't get anything going against the Raptors, but it wasn't a big surprise to see Blakeney do well with Zach LaVine (illness) out. Blakeney actually has the second-highest usage on the team next to LaVine, which is especially intriguing when you consider that he isn't an everyday starter. Blakeney is worth a look if you have a pressing need at the guard position.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Cameron Payne: Starting Saturday
Payne will start Saturday against the Raptors, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Zach LaVine (illness) is out, so Payne will draw the start at guard. He's recently been out of the rotation. But when seeing at least 25 minutes, he's averaged 10.3 points, 3.8 assists and 1.7 steals.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Listed as out Saturday
LaVine (illness) is listed as out for Saturday's contest against the Raptors.
LaVine was reportedly "coughing like crazy" after Friday's loss to the Bucks. While he's sidelined, Justin Holiday could take on an expanded role, while Antonio Blakeney is a strong candidate to see extra run.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Could miss Saturday's game
LaVine is under the weather and could miss Saturday's game against the Raptors, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
LaVine was reportedly "coughing like crazy" following Friday's loss to the Bucks. More information should arrive prior to tipoff. If he ends up sidelined, Antonio Blakeney could see extra run.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Jabari Parker: Gets off to hot start vs. Bucks
Parker had 21 points (9-19 FG, 3-6 3PT) and eight rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Parker came out firing and helped lead the Bulls to a 18-point halftime lead, as 18 of his 21 points came in the first two quarters. Like the rest of the Bulls, Parker quickly cooled off in the second half, ultimately finishing as a minus-15 in 34 minutes of action.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Jabari Parker: Drops 14 points Wednesday
Parker tallied 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one block across 27 minutes in Wednesday's 111-82 loss to the Celtics.
Parker continues to be a consistent source of points for the Bulls, however, after not hitting a single three in the four previous contests, he connected on two Wednesday night. If this can be sustained at a slightly better rate, Parker will be that much more dangerous on the offensive end, resulting in better outings.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Wendell Carter: Contributes 11 points Wednesday
Carter totaled 11 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and one block across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 111-82 loss to the Celtics.
Carter continues to show why he was highly touted out of college, as he remains a consistent double-double threat on a nightly basis. While he certainly has plenty of room for improvement, owners shouldn't be complaining with the rookie's stat lines to begin the season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono: Contributes eight points Wednesday
Arcidiacono recorded eight points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, three assists and one steal across 31 minutes in Wednesday's 111-82 loss to the Celtics.
After being moved into the starting lineup last time out, Arcidiacono followed it up with another start, albeit not as impressive of a stat line to go with it. He has three-category talent with his ability to rebound from the point guard position, and so long as he remains starting, should have plenty of opportunity to build in his first year.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Shaquille Harrison: Scores team-high 16 points Wednesday
Harrison totaled 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four steals and one assist across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 111-82 loss to the Celtics.
Harrison registered his season-high point total Wednesday while being on the floor a season-high 23 minutes. His strong shooting performance, as well as his penchant to find the open man and be selfless with the ball, should warrant more consistent playing time going forward.... See More ... See Less