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Bulls' Alex Caruso: Iffy for Wednesday's contest
Caruso (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against Washington.
Caruso continues to battle a sprained right ankle but has yet to miss a game this season. However, the veteran point guard has just two points over his past two appearances (both starts), so Chicago may elect to rest him in an effort to get him back on track.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Javonte Green: Deemed doubtful for Wednesday
Green (knee) is doubtful for Wednesday's matchup against the Wizards.
Green will likely miss a second straight game due to a bone bruise, but the issue isn't expected to be serious. In Green's expected absence, Patrick Williams figures to reclaim his starting spot, while Derrick Jones would emerge as a candidate for an increased role off the bench. Green's next chance to suit up will come Saturday against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Malcolm Hill: Drops 20 points Monday
Hill tallied 20 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 29 minutes in Monday's 109-107 loss to the Charge.
Hill's seven fourth-quarter points led the team but it wasn't enough for Windy City to pull out a win on the road. The 27-year-old is averaging 16.0 points while making 44.0 percent of his shots through seven games this year.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kostas Antetokounmpo: Perfect from field Monday
Antetokounmpo amassed 21 points (8-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 37 minutes in Monday's 109-107 loss to the Charge.
Antetokounmpo put together arguably his best game of the season, making all eight of his shots and swatting four blocks on defense. He's averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks through eight contests -- six starts -- for Windy City.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Five defensive counters in loss
Caruso finished with zero points (0-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four assists, three steals, three rebounds and two blocks across 30 minutes during Sunday's 110-101 loss to Sacramento.
Caruso failed to score in the loss but managed to salvage his evening with five defensive counters. He's now started in two straight games and appears to have at least temporarily unseated Ayo Dosunmu as the Bulls' top point guard. While Caruso can't be relied upon to regularly reach double-digit scoring even in a 30-minute role, he still looks like a strong two-category contributor (assists and steals) while he's locked in as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Patrick Williams: Moderately productive in start
Williams amassed 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and one steal over 33 minutes during Sunday's 110-101 loss to Sacramento.
Williams moved back into the starting lineup Sunday, delivering yet another ho-hum fantasy line. Despite a consistent role this season, he has been unable to establish himself as a must-roster 12-team player. He can have limited value at the backend of a roster but honestly, if you are looking for upside, it may be wise to search elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Goes ballistic in Sunday's loss
LaVine totaled 41 points (16-28 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, four steals and two assists in 36 minutes during Sunday's 110-101 loss to the Kings.
LaVine had easily his best game of the season Sunday, establishing a new high in both points and steals.Unfortunately, his teammates were unable to feed off his productivity, falling to their fourth loss in the last five games. After a slow start to the campaign, LaVine is starting to turn things around with averages of 28.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.4 three-pointers and 1.6 steals over his last five contests. Given the Bulls have lofty expectations and have thus far failed to deliver, LaVine will need to continue his upward trend should they hope to contend again this season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Available vs. Kings
Caruso (ankle) is starting Sunday's game against the Kings.
Caruso was considered a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup, but he'll be able to play through his ankle injury while remaining in the starting lineup for a second consecutive game. He's averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 assists in 26.2 minutes per game over his last five appearances.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Game-time call Sunday
Caruso (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Kings, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Caruso was initially considered probable for Sunday's contest before he was downgraded to questionable, and his availability remains up in the air. Ayo Dosunmu and Goran Dragic should see more run at the point should Caruso be unavailable.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Patrick Williams: Returns to starting lineup
Williams will start Sunday's matchup against the Kings, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Williams moved to the bench for the first time this season Friday, as Javonte Green (knee) moved into the starting lineup for the first time this season. However, Green will be sidelined Sunday, paving the way for Williams to re-enter the first five. Across 21 appearances as a starter, the third-year forward has averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 26.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Javonte Green: Downgraded to out
Green (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Kings, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Green drew the start Friday over a healthy Patrick Williams, but he appears to have picked up a knee injury that'll sideline him for at least one game. In his absence, Williams will be re-inserted into the starting lineup, per K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, but coach Billy Donovan may elect to give Derrick Jones more minutes, as well.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Downgraded to questionable
Caruso (ankle) has been downgraded to questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Kings, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
The fact that Caruso has been downgraded only a few hours before the 6:00 p.m. ET tipoff isn't encouraging, though he'll still have a chance to play. Caruso unseated Ayo Dosunmu for the starting point guard role in Friday's loss to the Warriors, but he finished with a lowly two points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt), six assists and one steal across 28 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Kostas Antetokounmpo: Double-double in loss
Antetokounmpo compiled 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes in Saturday's 121-115 loss in Fort Wayne.
Antetokounmpo recorded his first double-double of the season before fouling out in the game's final minute. Nine of his 11 shot attempts came from within five feet, typical for the 25-year-old and one of the reasons he's made 64.8 percent of his shots this year.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Javonte Green: Questionable for Sunday
Green is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Kings due to right knee soreness.
Green unseated Patrick Williams for a starting role at forward in the Bulls' last game Friday, finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 23 minutes in a 119-111 loss to the Warriors. He may have picked up the injury along the way, however, temporarily clouding his status for Sunday's game. If Green is forced to sit Sunday, Williams could recapture a spot in the starting five.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Probable at Sacramento
Caruso is probable for Sunday's game at Sacramento due to a sprained right ankle.
Caruso got the start at point guard during Friday's loss to the Warriors, while Ayo Dosunmu was relegated to the bench. Caruso saw 28 minutes in the matchup and may continue seeing elevated minutes if he remains in this role. In his six starts this year, he's averaged 4.5 points, 5.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 30.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Andre Drummond: Barely plays in loss
Drummond ended Friday's 119-111 loss to Golden State with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-2 FT), two rebounds and one assist in five minutes.
Drummond missed both of his field-goal and free-throw attempts Friday. His five minutes played marked a season-low in 16 games. Drummond also posted his lowest rebounding total of the season due to his limited action.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Rehab proceeding slowly
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said Wednesday that Ball (knee) remains without a timeline for making his season debut, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports. "It's been really slow," Donovan said, in reference to Ball's rehab process. "It's gotten better, but is he clearly without any pain? No, he's not. He still has pain. We're seeing the slow, gradual strides getting better, but I just don't have any timetable of when he could even be back."
Ball initially injured his left knee Jan. 14 of last season and underwent surgery approximately two weeks later to repair a small meniscus tear. Even after missing the rest of the season and rehabbing throughout the summer, the 25-year-old didn't respond to that procedure as well as the Bulls had hoped and required another knee surgery -- an arthroscopic debridement -- in late September. Nine weeks after having that second surgery, Ball is still unable to run, jump or cut, though he's been able to perform moderate weightlifting and core exercises. Ball doesn't appear to be particularly close to resuming basketball activities, so his 2022-23 debut looks as though it could be weeks or possibly even months away, if it even happens at all.... See More ... See Less