Denzel Valentine

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  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine did not play in the 2018-19 season due to ongoing ankle injuries.

    Valentine suffered the original injury in late September and after not responding well to treatment in early November, he underwent surgery for instability in his left ankle. With Otto Porter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison penciled in at small forward for next season, with a likely top-5 draft that could be a wing player, Valentine is not guaranteed a roster spot for next season.

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine underwent surgery to treat his left ankle instability and will not return this season.

    It wasn't expected that Valentine would be able to play again this year but the Bulls have made it official. Antonio Blakeney and Shaq Harrison will continue to work as the backup shooting guards for now.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine has been diagnosed with ongoing ankle instability and will undergo a surgical reconstruction with a recovery timetable of 4-to-6 months.

    It would be a surprise if Valentine was able to take the court this year. His ankle hadn't been responding well to treatment and he'll now hope to be ready for offseason work. Valentine was a solid rotation player last season but his absence will solidify the jobs of Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney for the rest of the year.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) is out "indefinitely" after his ankle did not respond well to treatment.

    He shouldn't have been owned as he was still considered week-to-week, but you can drop him in all formats now. This will secure Justin Holiday's minutes and therefore his fantasy value.

    Source: Sun-Times Basketball on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) did straight-line running on a track on Saturday according to beat writer K.C. Johnson.

    Valentine hasn't done any lateral movement and there is no timetable for his return, which seems like it's still a week-to-week situation. When he returns, he'll steal 20-25 mpg if he can keep up with his previous level of play, but we wouldn't put Justin Holiday on the drop radar just yet. It's likely that Valentine's minutes come at others' expense, first.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    According to Friday's reports, Denzel Valentine has been cleared to update his activity but remains without a timetable.

    Valentine's status is still murky right now as we don't know when we could see him back on court. In his stead, Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney are filling those minutes and will both take a hit when Valentine eventually returns.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) will get a scan and update on Thursday.

    Valentine was set for a re-evaluation in a few days so he is right on his timeline, if not a few days ahead. Upon his return, Justin Holiday will likely be the one getting minutes taken away. Valentine's status will be updated Thursday and a clearer timetable should be available.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine remains sidelined with his ankle injury and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

    Valentine's continued absence will give more breathing room to Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney, though Holiday is the only guy that fantasy owners should really be looking at. The Bulls' second unit is a little weaker with this news but it doesn't change much for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) will miss Saturday's game against the Pistons.

    Valentine missed all of preseason with his ankle injury and looks like he's still a while away if he's getting ruled out a day earlier. Justin Holiday and Antonio Blakeney look to be the primary beneficiaries but neither is a great option for a stream or DFS in standard leagues.

    Source: Daniel Greenberg on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) is out Thursday.

    Valentine missed the entire preseason, but he is not too far from a return. Unless a wing gets traded, Valentine will have a hard time carving out enough minutes to hold fantasy value, especially if he is not 100 percent upon return.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    G, Chicago Bulls

    Coach Fred Hoiberg said Denzel Valentine's playing status will be determined on Thursday.

    Valetine missed the entire preseason so there is a good chance he sits this one out as well. The versatile forward played 27 mpg last season, but will have a hard time getting to that this year unless Justin Holiday is traded or benched. Until that happens he is just a bench stash at best.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    F, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine (ankle) "did a little bit more" in Tuesday's practice but remains questionable for Thursday's opener.

    This one could come right down to the wire, though the Bulls might want him to get into some full practices considering he missed the preseason. If Valentine were to sit it'd open up extra minutes for Justin Holiday and Zach LaVine.

    Source: Daniel Greenberg on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    F, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine will only participate in parts of Monday's practice.

    It's not great that Valentine is still limited after missing all of preseason, but the fact that he's already been doing some contact work suggests he's not too far off from a return. Deep league players can view him as a source of threes and rebounds once he's healthy enough to play.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Denzel Valentine
    F, Chicago Bulls

    Denzel Valentine will participate in "a little bit" of the contact work in Sunday's practice but still remains uncertain to play in the season opener.

    Valentine missed the entire preseason because of an ankle injury. He emerged as a quality bench presence for the Bulls last season but should only be viewed as a deep league option for threes and low-end scoring when the team is at full health. If he's forced to miss time early it could be Antonio Blakeney holding things down for the second unit.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter