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Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Empty 14 point line Wednesday
Blakeney had 14 points (6-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt), and one rebound in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 victory over the Suns.
Blakeney finished with double-digit scoring for the third consecutive game, totaling 14 points in 24 minutes. Across that same stretch, however, he has recorded a combined six rebounds and two assists. He is purely a scorer and despite the consistent points totals, needs to be left alone in all standard formats.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono: Has four triples Wednesday
Arcidiacono totaled 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 victory over Phoenix.
Arcidiacono drained a season-high four three-pointers Wednesday, producing one of his better all-around games of the season. Until Kris Dunn (knee) returns from injury, Arcidiacono appears to have the starting point guard job locked down. He doesn't offer a lot of upside but could be used in deeper formats if you are in need of some guard stats.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Tops all scorers with 29 points
LaVine had 29 points (10-20 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, one rebound, and one steal in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 victory over the Suns.
LaVine was in some doubt heading into Wednesday's game but managed to play 37 minutes in the victory. The illness did not appear to hamper LaVine as he produced his highest points total in over two weeks. Barring any lingering effects from the illness, expect to see him on the floor for Friday's game against the Heat.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Jabari Parker: Double-doubles in victory
Parker finished with 20 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-10 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 124-116 victory over the Suns.
Parker was excellent for the Bulls Wednesday, helping them to just their fifth win of the season. He finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds while also adding a season-high eight assists. Parker is seeing plenty of court time right now but things could change as they start to get healthy players back. His recent form likely warrants a chance to stick in the starting lineup but whether that happens remains to be seen.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Chandler Hutchison: Ruled out WEdnesday
Hutchison (back spasms) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Suns.
Hutchison was a game time decision after dealing with back spasms. His next opportunity to play will come on Friday against the Heat, and he should be considered questionable at this time.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Cameron Payne: Heads to bench Wednesday
Payne will head to the bench for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Payne will return to the bench with Zach Lavine (illness) returning to the lineup Wednesday. Prior to getting the start in Lavine's absence on Saturday, Payne was out of the rotation and had played just 11 minutes total in his past four games. Until he gets more run, Payne isn't a viable fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Chandler Hutchison: Gametime decision Wednesday
Hutchison (back spasms) is a gametime decision Wednesday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
The issue cropped up earlier Wednesday at the Bulls' practice. If Hutchison were forced to miss the game, Cameron Payne and Jabari Parker could be in line for a boost in minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Good to go Wednesday
LaVine (illness) will play Wednesday against the Suns, Will Gottlieb of Bleacher Report reports.
LaVine was battling an illness earlier in the week, but the expectation all along was that he'd play Wednesday, and that'll be the case. Expect the Bulls' leading scorer to return to his role as the No. 1 option on offense.... See More ... See Less
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