March 11, 2020, 5:57 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (left quad strain) is officially listed as doubtful for Thursday's matchup vs. the Magic.
LaVine told the media on Tuesday that he expects to return over the next week or so. It appears highly unlikely that he returns for Thursday's game which is a welcome sign for those who picked up Shaq Harrison. Harrison should continue to have appeal in standard leagues as he has produced 7th/6th round value over the past month. The Bulls play twice over the weekend after Thursday's game so continue to monitor for updates over the coming days.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 11, 2020, 12:16 pmChandler HutchisonSF, Chicago Bulls
Chandler Hutchison will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on March 17 to treat the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder.
Hutchison hadn't played since February 11 and Jim Boylen had already admitted that his season could be in jeopardy. Hutchison averaged 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds this season.
Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 9:37 amTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky could have taken a couple different directions when Jim Boylen told him he’d be moving into a reserve role in favor of rookie Coby White, but he acted and played professionally, as expected.
“I respected that because I kind of expected that, also. It was logical the way I’ve been playing since All-Star break and the way Coby has been playing,” Satoransky said of Boylen’s decision. Sato has shot miserably since the New Year, connecting on just 22.4 percent in January, 28.1 percent in February and 18.2 percent this month from the 3-point land. He plans to ditch the brace he has been wearing to protect a hyperextended thumb that he is quietly playing through, having never landed on the injury report. The Czech guard looks like a drop in standard leagues right now but owners should keep an eye on him with the basketball situation in Chicago always volatile under Boylen.
Source: NBC Sports
March 10, 2020, 10:56 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. woke up after Sunday's dud, putting up 17 points (7-of-9 FG), six rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's 108-103 win over the Cavs.
Carter did well to hang in there against an opponent with lots of frontcourt depth and had his first double-digit scoring game since returning from his right ankle sprain. If he can keep this play going he'll easily return middle-round value but so far Carter has really struggled since getting back on the floor, with value well outside the top-200 over the last month. Better days are ahead and tonight was a good first step.
March 10, 2020, 10:53 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thad Young played 21 minutes on Tuesday night, producing eight points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer.
Young has seen his playing time decrease in five straight contests and as the previously injured Bulls get back to business, you can expect him to settle into this sort of 20-mpg role. He's no longer a must-own in 12-team formats but you can definitely make the case for a hold if you need steals and rebounds.
March 10, 2020, 10:52 pmOtto Porter Jr.SF, Chicago Bulls
Otto Porter continued to gain steam in Tuesday's win over the Cavs, scoring 15 points while adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in 25 minutes off the bench.
Porter also shot 6-for-11 and should be due for another minutes increase shortly. He's had three good games, one mediocre one and one dud since returning from his left foot fracture but right now it seems like OP is heading in the right direction. Porter definitely has appeal as a universal add if he's still available in your leagues.
March 10, 2020, 10:48 pmCoby WhitePG, Chicago Bulls
Coby White made his first career start on Tuesday and was able to deliver 20 points (7-for-17 shooting), five rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers while also committing a whopping nine turnovers.
The good continues to outweigh the bad with White, who has now scored 20 or more points in eight of his last nine games with at least five assists in each of his last five contests. He saw a team-high 38 minutes and should be in all lineups, and likely has enough juice to stay there even after Zach LaVine returns.
March 10, 2020, 10:46 pmShaquille HarrisonPG, Chicago Bulls
Shaq Harrison continued to play well on Tuesday night, stuffing the box score with eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks.
Harrison has taken off lately and is posting top-90/65 value (8/9-cat) in the last month. He's a terrific pickup for any GMs in need of defensive stats and he has likely carved out a full-time rotation spot even after Zach LaVine returns. Shaq will be a steals specialist at minimum through the end of the season.
March 10, 2020, 10:44 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen played 27 minutes in Tuesday's win, scoring 15 points (6-for-13 FG) with four rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Markkanen's minutes continue to increase but he's yet to really impress since getting back on the court. Some rust was to be expected but it could be a few more games before Markkanen starts returning middle-round numbers at this rate. Temper expectations but the Finn is still worth holding onto despite these decent-but-not-great performances.
March 10, 2020, 10:41 pmDenzel ValentineSF, Chicago Bulls
Denzel Valentine turned 23 minutes in 15 points, three 3-pointers and a steal on Tuesday against the Cavs.
Valentine stuck in the starting five and should continue to do so until Zach LaVine is ready to return. He's typically not good for much beyond modest scoring lines and some threes, so your mileage may vary here despite tonight's decent showing.
March 10, 2020, 10:40 pmTomas SatoranskyPG, Chicago Bulls
Tomas Satoransky was pulled from the starting lineup on Tuesday night, putting up five points, eight rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Satoransky has been outside the top-200 over the last month and despite his decent late-middle round standing on the year, it might be time to cut bait in standard formats. The Bulls look ready to empower Coby White and Satoransky could lose more minutes when Zach LaVine returns, so the arrow is pointing down here.
March 10, 2020, 7:19 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine felt good after a workout on Tuesday and said that he expects to return sometime in the next week or so.
This is a tough pill to swallow for owners fighting for a playoff spot, but he should be back to help in the playoffs if you're there. Colby White will continue to see a usage bump until LaVine can get back out there, while Shaq Harrison is remaining in the starting lineup for now.
Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 6:29 pmRyan ArcidiaconoPG, Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arciadiacono (right Achilles soreness) is being listed as out ahead of Tuesday's game against the Cavs.
Arcidacono receives inconsistent minutes and isn't someone to rely on in the fantasy game. He can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 9, 2020, 6:18 pmRyan ArcidiaconoPG, Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono is officially listed as questionable ahead of Tuesday's matchup vs. the Cavs.
Arcidiacono was able to participate in portions of practice on Monday and there is a chance that he plays in Tuesday's game after a two-game absence. He is a depth piece for the Bulls and can be left on the wire in standard leagues.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 9, 2020, 3:19 pmRyan ArcidiaconoPG, Chicago Bulls
Ryan Arcidiacono (right Achilles soreness) practiced partially on Monday and could possibly play on Tuesday.
Arcidiacono got in some practice on Monday and could play on Tuesday against the Cavs. Right now, Chicago has a lot of guys coming in and out of the lineup on a daily basis so keep an eye on lineups leading up to tipoff regarding your Bulls' players. Coach Jim Boylen's favorite guard can be left on waivers.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter