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  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford is probable vs. the Hawks on Wednesday with a left finger sprain.

    Gafford has been the primary backup of Wendell Carter Jr., sending Luke Kornet into the aether of fantasy obscurity. Gafford is worth a spot on watch lists at this time and nothing more.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls are listing Wendell Carter Jr. (thumb) and Colby White (hamstring) as probable ahead of Wednesday's game against the Hawks.

    Joining White and Carter as probable are Daniel Gafford, Ryan Arcidiacono and Denzel Valentine. Look for everyone to play their usual roles in this one.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford hit 7-of-9 field goal attempts in 20 minutes off the bench on Monday on his way to 14 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Outside of steaming for field goal percentage and blocks, Gafford is currently off the standard league radar. If the Bulls were to lose Wendell Carter Jr. or Lauri Markkanen for any length of time, though, Gafford could be a Jarrett Allen-type as a fill-in.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford logged just nine minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.

    Gafford has some potential but he has yet to string anything consistent together. He can be watched on the wire in most reasonably sized formats.

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (sinus surgery) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Warriors after going through Tuesday's practice.

    Jim Boylen mentioned that his big man rotation would be fluid whenever Kornet returns after Daniel Gafford played his way into the rotation during Kornet's absence. Kornet belongs on waiver wires with an uncertain role at the moment.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (left thumb sprain) is available to play against the Pistons on Wednesday.

    Carter has only put up top-120/125 value in 9/8 cat leagues to begin the year as the defensive potential he showed as a rookie has yet to arrive. Carter has some competition brewing at the five-spot after Daniel Gafford busted out for 21 points in 20 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bucks.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford played his first significant NBA minutes on Monday and immediately exploded for 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting in 20 minutes in a loss to the Bucks.

    Gafford added five boards, one assist and two blocks to his night of dunks, as well. The Bulls are now missing their other backup centers, so the rookie could get regular minutes for a while. If you're feeling lucky and in need of big-man stats, Gafford could be worth an add.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    According to Jim Boylen, Daniel Gafford will play "first half minutes" against the Bucks on Monday.

    Luke Kornet is recovering from nose surgery, so Gafford will be given some more time after his recall from the G League. However, he is not a recommended play unless his role increases dramatically.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (nose) underwent surgery Monday to address a sinus obstruction stemming from a broken nose he suffered with the Knicks in 2018 and will be out indefinitely.

    Kornet was only averaging twelve minutes per game this season and was not a regular part of the rotation. With Cristiano Felicio (wrist) still out, this may open up a few minutes for Daniel Gafford but all three
    big men belong on the wire in most formats as coach Jim Boylen most recently just shortened his rotation against the Nets on Saturday.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will send rookie Daniel Gafford to their G League affiliate after Thursday's game against the Bucks.

    Gafford has only seen 12 minutes so far across four games. He will get some much needed playing time in the G League and continue to develop his craft. Gafford will likely stay off the fantasy radar for this season but he is only 21 years old.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Cristiano Felicio
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Cristiano Felicio (wrist) will be out for the next 4-8 weeks with a broken wrist after falling in practice on Monday.

    This is a tough blow for Felicio. Daniel Gafford and Luke Kornet will continue to run as the backup C's behind starter Wendell Carter Jr.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls have recalled Daniel Gafford and Denzel Valentine on Saturday.

    Both players started for the Windy City Bulls' season opener victory on Friday. Gafford, the Bulls' rookie second round pick, shot 9-of-10 from the field for 20 points, five rebounds, three steals and blocks. Valentine finished with 25 points on 10-of-21 shooting with a whopping 18 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and four triples. Neither player is expected to make a fantasy impact on Saturday but Valentine may crack the rotation with Otto Porter out.

    Source: Daniel Greenberg on Twitter

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford played two minutes in his season debut for the Bulls on Saturday and recorded one rebound during his brief time on the court.

    Gafford is not seeing much action yet and is more of a raw project being stashed by the Bulls. He will need the team to deal with multiple injuries before emerging with fantasy-relevant minutes.

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford totaled nine points, eight rebounds, five steals and two blocks in 31 minutes during Friday's loss to the Pacers.

    Gafford got the start for an injured Wendell Carter Jr. while Lauri Markannen and Thaddeus Young rested during this game. Gafford was able to assert himself on the defensive end of the court. His scoring and free-throw shooting (1-for-4) could use some refining, but it appears the Bulls may have something with the second-round pick.

  • Coby White
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Coby White debuted Monday in a Bulls' loss to the Bucks in which he put up 12 points (3-for-10 FGs, 5-for-8 FTs), two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and two turnovers in 25 minutes off the bench.

    White should get a lot of preseason minutes as the Bulls let him gain experience. However, he's likely the third point guard right now and is not worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues. The other Bulls rookie, Daniel Gafford, got off to a good start with 12 points, five rebounds and three blocks in 18 minutes tonight. He's also looking at an uphill climb for minutes.