March 21, 2019, 1:15 amTimothe Luwawu-Cabarrot - G/F - Chicago Bulls
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot put up 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and two steals in a win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
He will not have much of a long-term fantasy impact, but he did outplay starter Antonio Blakeney in this one. Blakeney had two points and four rebounds on 1-of-4 shooting. Neither Luwawu-Cabarrot nor Blakeney are worth owning in most formats.
March 21, 2019, 1:09 amCristiano Felicio - F/C - Chicago Bulls
Cristiano Felicio played well on Wednesday in an overtime win against the Wizards as he had 15 points and six rebounds on 7-of-11 shooting.
He played 21 minutes and added one assist, one steal and one block to the box score. Robin Lopez played 31 minutes, but had just eight points, two rebounds and one assist. Lopez has contributed top-80 value over the past month, so this performance is not encouraging. However, expect him to bounce back and continue to return late-round value at the very least.
March 21, 2019, 1:04 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn destroyed the Wizards on Wednesday as he had a 26-point, 13-assist double-double in 39 minutes of action.
Dunn has hovered around top-100 value for the entire season and should continue that trend for the remaining nine games. He added three 3-pointers, six rebounds and two steals and shot 10-of-24 from the field.
March 21, 2019, 12:58 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen went off for 32 points and 13 rebounds on 12-of-21 shooting in 38 minutes in a 126-120 win over the Wizards on Wednesday.
He added five assists and five 3-pointers to his monstrous stat line. He should easily carry middle-round value due to his scoring and rebounding alone. Although he has slowed down over the past two weeks, he should turn it round and have a strong finish to the season.
March 20, 2019, 7:30 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion) has been scratched from Wednesday's lineup.
LaVine was probable to play and given the green light but this status update comes right at tipoff. Wayne Selden, Shaq Harrison, Ryan Arcidiacono and Antonio Blakeney are going to fill in the gaps with LaVine and Otto Porter sidelined for this one.
Source: Zach Rosen on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 7:12 pmOtto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter (right rotator cuff strain) plans on returning this season.
The Bulls have nine games left, not counting tonight's game that Porter will miss. He's still a shutdown candidate despite his own desire to play, but the fact that he is so upbeat following an MRI does mean that we're probably looking at a day-to-day situation here. It's going to be a big headache for fantasy owners until the Bulls provide a target return date, if they do at all. We wouldn't blame you for holding or dropping either way.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 6:21 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion) will play in Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
LaVine was able to go through this morning's shootaround and looks primed to finish the season on a high note with Otto Porter (shoulder) getting sent for an MRI. Make sure LaVine is locked into all lineups for the stretch run.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 1:27 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion) went through shootaround and is probable to play the Wizards on Wednesday.
This is great to hear if you own LaVine. With Otto Porter not playing on Wednesday, there will be even more offensive upside for LaVine. Fire him up as usual.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 20, 2019, 1:23 pmOtto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter Jr. (right rotator cuff strain) is out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
This is a big blow to owners of Porter, as he doesn't get the chance at a revenge game. Shaq Harrison and Wayne Selden will look to absorb the majority of Porter's minutes, and are both decent streamers in a good matchup. Porter went through an MRI and Jim Boylen said simply, "He's hurt." This late in the fantasy season, it's time to look at dropping Porter if you need the space.
Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter
March 19, 2019, 5:41 pmZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh contusion) is questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Wizards.
LaVine posted 17-8-7 in Monday's win over the Suns and didn't look to be hobbled despite a fairly quiet night on offense, so hopefully his inclusion on the report is only precautionary. Wayne Selden, Shaq Harrison and Ryan Arcidiacono will need to step up if LaVine can't play tomorrow, but hopefully it doesn't come to that.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 19, 2019, 3:06 pmOtto Porter Jr. - F - Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter Jr. (right rotator cuff strain) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
This is a big blow to owners, as Porter looks unlikely to play against his old team. Wayne Selden has started in the past at the three, while Shaq Harrison figures to get a substantial minutes bump as well. Both Harrison and Selden make for quality streams in a good matchup if Porter can't give it a go on Wednesday.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 19, 2019, 12:25 amLauri Markkanen - F - Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with nine rebounds, two assists, a 3-pointer and two blocks on Monday.
Markkanen finally broke through his slump tonight and it was only a matter of time before it happened. The 1-for-4 mark from deep is still a bit low, but he went 6-for-11 from 2-point range and focused more on getting buckets closer to the basket to establish a rhythm. He'll look to carry his momentum on Wednesday against the Wizards.
March 19, 2019, 12:24 amZach LaVine - G - Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine scored 17 points with eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal and two 3-pointers against the Suns on Monday.
He went 5-for-10 from the floor and hit all five of his free throws tonight. LaVine delivered a full line tonight and took a backseat to his two big men. The game flow was what dictated the low shot attempts as LaVine is still a nightly threat to pop off for 30+ points. Although he committed seven turnovers, it's good to see him able to produce strong value while toning back his usage.
March 19, 2019, 12:24 amRobin Lopez - C - Chicago Bulls
Robin Lopez led the Bulls in scoring on Monday with 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting while adding seven rebounds, two assists and a block.
Lopez absolutely crushed whenever Deandre Ayton was off the floor and he's been solid for the Bulls as we close out the year. He shouldn't be on any waiver wires as a top-70 value over the last month with averages of 15.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks on .590 shooting.
March 19, 2019, 12:22 amKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Kris Dunn scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting while chipping in two rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Dunn's going to get high usage on a bad team and with Otto Porter (rotator cuff) sidelined, we're looking at some extra value here. The efficiency won't always be this pretty, but the defensive numbers are what draw us to Dunn.