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  • Chandler Hutchison
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Chandler Hutchison, already on the mend from a hamstring injury, sustained another hamstring strain and will miss more time.

    Hutchison returned to a full practice on Monday but was scratched from Thursday's preseason game, and now we know why. His continued absence will give Denzel Valentine more ramp to recapture his old form after a year on the shelf.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Iman Shumpert
    SG, Free Agent

    The Bulls and Grizzlies are among teams that have spoken with Iman Shumpert, per Shams Charania.

    Shumpert is still one of the more notable players left on the market, though fantasy owners would probably want him to stay away from already-crowded spots in Chicago and Memphis. Wherever he signs, Shumpert is unlikely to impact the fantasy landscape.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. played in Thursday's contest, with eight points, eight boards and three blocked shots in 22 minutes despite tweaking his thumb in the pregame.

    It seems like WCJ is fine going forward given that he played minutes in a game that doesn't really matter. We'll keep monitoring the situation, but we should feel pretty good about WCJ to start the year as a high-upside shot-blocking center.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White lit up the scoreboard with 29 points (10-of-14 from the field), six 3-pointers, and six rebounds on Thursday as the Bulls won 111-93.

    Tomas Satoransky was quiet in front of White, and White took full advantage of his 23 minutes. He has been incredibly exciting for a Bulls team that has needed a spark and this is a great upside play with huge long-term potential, especially if the Bulls can clear out some of the glut of bodies in their backcourt (read: Kris Dunn)

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    After officially being given the keys to the Bulls offense as the team's point guard, Tomas Satoransky was quiet in a win over the Hawks, with five points and four assists.

    Satoransky will be fine during the season, but he may string together some quieter games. There's not a ton of upside in his profile so it's hard to get very excited in general. However, the floor is there and he's a good mid-round potential option with some passing skills and solid percentages. He won't win a league, but he won't kill any owners either.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. tweaked his thumb in shootaround and is questionable to play Thursday vs. the Hawks.

    WCJ had surgery on the same thumb that he tweaked in shootaround so this is definitely something to monitor. If it ends up being serious, it is likely that he will not be available to start the season.

    Source: K..C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Luol Deng
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Luol Deng has signed with the Bulls so he can retire with the organization.

    Deng spent nine seasons with the Bulls, so it's fitting that he hangs it up with Chicago. A former two-way force, Deng was a key member of some talented Bulls teams and was widely regarded to be a quality individual off the court.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will be without Shaq Harrison and Chandler Hutchison for Thursday's preseason finale as they continue to battle their respective hamstring injuries.

    Harrison returned to a full practice on Monday so his continued absence is a bit surprising, but we're expecting him to return for the regular season given that the Bulls haven't reported any setbacks. Hutchison was expected to be out for longer than Harrison and his opening night is in jeopardy, though the team should issue an update in the coming days. Neither player is on the radar in leagues with fewer than 20 teams.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will try and get their starters four stints in Thursday's preseason finale, except for Wendell Carter Jr., who is expected to get around 24 minutes of playing time.

    Carter just made his preseason debut on Sunday and was limited to 17 minutes, so the Bulls will continue to ease him in after he underwent core muscle surgery and then battled a tailbone injury in the offseason. The talented sophomore remains a strong middle-round pick with upside in fantasy drafts, but DFS players may want to look for higher-minute options as teams run dress rehearsals in their final preseason contests.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Bulls head coach Jim Boylen announced on Wednesday that Tomas Satoransky will start at point guard to begin the regular season instead of Kris Dunn.

    This isn't all that surprising but does confirm that Satoransky should be drafted ahead of Dunn. Satoransky can be targeted in the later portion of the middle rounds in drafts. He's an excellent long range shooter who has also displayed ability as a playmaker. It will be interesting to see whether the Bulls will attempt to trade Dunn at some point.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Shaquille Harrison
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Shaq Harrison was a full participant in practice on Monday after dealing with a hamstring ailment.

    Chandler Hutchison remained out with his own hamstring issue. Harrison was moving well and should be fine going forward. He is a good source of steals on a per-minute basis but only received 19.6 minutes per game last season.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Tomas Satoransky
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Tomas Satoransky had a solid performance against the Raptors backups on Sunday, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting, hitting three 3-pointers, along with four assists and three rebounds.

    Satoransky had an efficient night as the Bulls' starters had there way vs. the Raptors' bench. Coby White was also productive with 18 points (4-of-12 3-pointers), and Kris Dunn did a little bit of everything with five points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. Everyone had a decent night with the Raptors resting their starters.

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young came off the bench for two points, seven rebounds, three assists and four turnovers against the Raptors on Sunday.

    It is discouraging to see Thad only take two shots in 20 minutes of action, and the Bulls will have a lot of mouths to feed that are probably ahead of him in the pecking order. Nonetheless, he is always a great source of steals in fantasy, and even if his minutes dip from the 30-plus he received as a Pacer, he could produce late-round value.

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. saw his first game action on Sunday and struggled with two points on 1-of-6 shooting over 17 minutes.

    The important thing to note is that Carter took the floor today. He did provide seven rebounds and a block at least, and you should not read too much into this line. Carter should still be expected to emerge with mid-round value, and despite his impressive rookie campaign, he does not have too much fantasy hype to date.

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    After sitting out Friday's contest with left hamstring soreness, Otto Porter Jr. suited up on Sunday vs. the Raptors, posting 11 points, with six rebounds and three assists.

    This was a classic Otto Porter Jr. line that delivered in every category. Porter registered three blocks, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover. After getting plenty of rest during the preseason Porter should be looking to have a healthy season with the Bulls and get back to his early-round status in fantasy. He is someone that could slide in the middle rounds of drafts due to his subtle contributions.