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  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The February 6th trade deadline is drawing closer but Jim Boylen surprisingly insisted that he wants the current band to stay intact.

    “Yeah, absolutely,” Boylen said. “I’ve said before that we have a hardworking, high-character group of guys who are willing to be coached and willing to work. That’s a credit to them. Those are things I think are important.” The Bulls have absolutely underachieved this season but there has been no indication that they are willing to shuffle their roster. Boylen continues to believe that everything is going to be alright but time is running out and someone will soon have to take the blame for a poor season that has seen Lauri Markkanen take a step back and become more of a spot-up shooter.

    Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (left ankle sprain) Chandler Hutchison (right shoulder soreness) and Ryan Arcidiacono (right elbow discomfort) are being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Expect all three to play as the Bulls injury list has been like this all season. Play them as you normally would.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn grabbed three more steals in a well-rounded performance with 14 points (6-for-12 FGs), five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes in a 98-111 road loss to the Bucks on Monday.

    Dunn continues to hang around the back of the top-100, but he's not built for all teams. His value is almost solely tied to his 2.0 steals per game. Zach LaVine also had three steals to go with his 24 points, five rebounds, one steal and two treys in the loss.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young stuff the box score with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 28 minutes off the bench in a loss to the Bucks on Monday.

    Young has a good chance to get some increased minutes with Chicago's top two centers out. He's a smart streaming option if you're looking for a little bit of everything except free throw percentage.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (left ankle sprain, illness) struggled to get his shots to fall on Monday as he hit just 2-of-11 from the floor, missing all seven of his 3-point attempts, on his way to eight points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes vs. the Bucks.

    Markkanen's up and down (mostly down) season continues. He has the proven ability to provide top-50 value, but Markkanen has struggled with consistency all season. His points and rebounds are down significantly from last season. Hold onto him or look to buy low if you're up for taking a risk.

  • Adam Mokoka
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Adam Mokoka will be active for the Bulls on Monday against the Bucks.

    Mokoka has averaged 9.5 points and 5.7 points for the Windy City Bulls of the G League. He's just a depth player for now.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (left ankle sprain) is being listed as probable to play in Monday's game against the Bucks.

    Markkanen isn't in any danger of missing this one, as this has been the standard for the Bulls injury reports all season. Feel free to continue to plug him into fantasy lineups.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) recently shared that his rehab has been progressing well and that he anticipates a return to the court on the early side of his initial 4-to-6 week timetable.

    Carter was initially injured on January 6th, so an early return would mean he plays shortly before the All-Star Game weekend. When asked when he'd expect to return relative to his timetable, Carter responded, “Definitely closer to the four. My progress has been really good lately, so definitely closer to the four than the six.’’ This is an encouraging sign, but keep in mind players have an incentive to feel optimistic about their rehab and the Bulls could still choose to hold him out through the All-Star weekend given if it gives him a few extra days to heal. Carter was hovering around top 100 value on the season, but his upside warrants rostering, particularly in leagues with an IL spot.

    Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison is probable to play against the Bucks on Monday due to a sore right shoulder.

    The injury has not cost him any games yet, although there were some concerns when it first arose back on Wednesday. You should feel comfortable including him in your lineup if you own him. Hutchison has been on a roll in the steals department lately.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ryan Arcidiacono
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Ryan Arcidiacono (right elbow discomfort) is probable to face the Bucks on Monday.

    Arcidiacono receives this designation all the time but does not seem to have any issue playing through it. You can assume he'll be out there on Monday, but he is not going to do much stats wise.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen is probable, as always, to play against the Bucks on Monday due to a left ankle sprain.

    You know the drill by now if you follow the Bulls' injury reports. They always throw the probable tag on a player if there is any sign of a problem. Markkanen will be out there and should be able to improve upon the late-round value he has been delivering so far this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    LaVine dominated the Cavs on Saturday with 42 points (19-of-31 from the field), six rebounds, five steals and two blocks in a 118-116 victory.

    LaVine increased his career-best streak of 20-point games to 10 with an exclamation point on Saturday. LaVine is on a roll posting first-round value this month while shooting 50 percent from the floor. Try to sell-high on him before he cools down.

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting and added three rebounds, four assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Kornet's best fantasy contributions are blocks and threes and he provided them on Saturday. He has short-term value in standard leagues while Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) are out. Thaddeus Young (seven points in 15 minutes) and Cristiano Felicio (two points in 14 minutes) both flopped on Saturday, so Kornet may have the upper hand over those two in the rotation while the Bulls are short-handed.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauuri Markkanen (left ankle sprain) is listed as probable against the Cavs on Saturday.

    We are just shocked as you are that Markkanen is listed as probable again with the ankle issue for the seventh straight game. This is just a continuation the Bulls new protocol this season of listing their entire roster on the injury report prior to every game. Fire him up as you normally would.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White scored 14 points (5-of-13 from the floor) on Friday with four rebounds, four assists and two threes in 25 minutes off the bench.

    White can pop off for flashy scoring lines once in a while, but he is inconsistent and is outside the top-250 on the season. His poor percentages (.379 from the field and .723 from the line) and lack of defensive stats hold him back. He is a name to watch late in the season in case he gets hot, but for now he is only a points streamer that is better suited for 14-team leagues.