February 5, 2020, 5:58 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) are both listed as doubtful ahead of Thursday's contest vs. the Pelicans.
Gafford made his return on Sunday but only played nine minutes in the game. It doesn't appear likely that Gafford or Valentine will suit up for Thursday's game. Luke Kornet and Thaddeus Young could continue to be streamable assets in standard leagues until the Bulls get some of their frontcourt players back from injury. Chandler Hutchison could also see some short-term value with Valentine sidelined.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 3, 2020, 12:29 amThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thad Young went 9-of-12 from the field to score 21 points in Sunday's road loss, adding seven rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers before fouling out in 30 minutes.
Young's got a nice stat set and an even better runway with Chicago's two frontcourt starters both out for a couple more weeks at least. He's definitely someone that should be rostered in 12-team leagues. Zach LaVine also had a decent game with 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a modest 6-of-10 shooting line.
January 29, 2020, 9:41 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young had a mediocre outing on Wednesday, finishing with 16 points (7-11 FG), two rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Young is worth a look in standard leagues as long as the Bulls front court remains depleted. He won't be your team's strongest contributor, but is a serviceable option for the end of your roster.
January 29, 2020, 8:57 amThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
With the NBA trade deadline coming up, there has been speculation that Thaddeus Young could be headed to a title-contending team, but his minutes have gradually increased due to a plethora of injuries in the Bulls’ frontcourt.
The 31-year-old forward is averaging the fewest minutes and points per game since his rookie year with the Sixers in the 2007-08 season. There were reports last month that Young was unhappy with his role and might even seek out a trade if the situation didn’t change. With
Lauri Markkanen sidelined though, and the Bulls currently only two games out of the final playoff spot in the East, it seems unlikely he will be traded before next Thursday’s deadline. Young deserves consideration even in standard leagues as long as Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford remain sidelined.
Source: NBC Sports
January 27, 2020, 11:36 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Luke Kornet had a strong game on Monday in a win over the Spurs with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.
Kornet has been hit-or-miss since he joined the starting lineup, mainly due to low minutes. In this game, however, he showed some of his Knicks magic from last season. He should have a handful of games left in the starting lineup, so if you're looking for some blocks and threes, give him a look. Thaddeus Young was solid in his starting effort as well, putting up 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a pair of threes in 29 minutes in the win.
January 26, 2020, 12:06 amThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young scored 11 points in Saturday's win over the Cavs, chipping in three rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block in 35 minutes of game play.
With both teammates Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. injured, Young is not only getting the start but also playing major minutes in their absences. He is definitely worth a look in the short-term as he is a nice source of defensive statistics while not fantasy owners in any particular area.
January 24, 2020, 10:39 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young logged 29 minutes in a starting role on Friday, accumulating 10 points (4-for-8 shooting), eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block.
Young is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of the Lauri Markkanen injury and he finished second on the Bulls in minutes in this one. Young won't do anything crazy, but his defensive ability and heavy minutes figure to give him a high floor making him worthy of a roster in most formats.
January 24, 2020, 6:50 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young will start in the place of Lauri Markkanen on Friday after Markkanen was diagnosed with an early stress reaction on his right pelvis earlier in the day.
Thad should be in for a nice run as a starter in the weeks ahead. He is also interested in getting dealt so things could change in a moment's notice, but for now, he is well worth a pickup in standard leagues. Don't forget Wendell Carter Jr. and Daniel Gafford remain out for the Bulls too.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 8:09 pmThaddeus YoungPF, 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.
January 18, 2020, 11:52 pmLuke KornetPF-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.
January 17, 2020, 9:27 pmLuke KornetPF-C, Chicago Bulls
Luke Kornet started on Friday and scored 13 points (4-of-10 from the field) with three rebounds, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
Kornet got the start with Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) both sidelined. Carter is likely out 3-5 more weeks and Gafford is out 2-4 weeks, so Kornet has some short-term value in standard leagues and should have solid production in blocks and threes. Thaddeus Young (four points and two steals in 32 minutes) struggled on Friday but is the preferred option over Kornet while the Bulls are injured.
January 13, 2020, 10:04 pmLauri MarkkanenPF, Chicago Bulls
Lauri Markkanen had a bad night on Monday, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting to go with six boards and two steals.
His night wasn't necessarily bad because of his play, although there are always things to be desired when you go 0-for-3 from deep. He logged 25 minutes, Thaddeus Young (17 points, 8-of-14 shooting with two boards, one assist and one triple) played 24 and Luke Kornet (zero points, five boards and one block) played 22. Out of all of these players, Markkanen had the best plus-minus so it's a bit baffling to see him play so little in a game that was relatively close. The Bulls situation is a bit messy, but Markkanen should push for mid-round value so you can send a buy-low offer after tonight without being laughed at.
January 11, 2020, 9:52 pmThaddeus YoungPF, Chicago Bulls
Thaddeus Young came off the bench Saturday and scored two points with two rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes.
Young flopped on Saturday but is a strong hold in standard leagues with Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) out 4-6 weeks. Be sure to grab him off the waiver wire if someone drops him after this performance.
January 10, 2020, 10:54 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford drew the start for the Bulls on Friday but was only able to put forth a lackluster showing with two points (0-for-2 from the field, 2-of-4 from the line), two rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block.
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks, so Gafford is worth a few bits of patience. Let Gafford play out a few more games before making any drastic moves. Thad Young, who started in the last game, was also quiet with six points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes. Young is the better add at this point.
January 10, 2020, 1:12 pmDaniel GaffordPF, Chicago Bulls
Daniel Gafford will start against the Pacers on Friday.
Gafford will draw the start on Friday for the injured Wendell Carter Jr. (right high ankle sprain). Thaddeus Young started in the first game without Carter Jr. and head coach Jim Boylen told the media that the starting center situation could be fluid moving forward. Expect the Bulls to start Gafford or Young based on matchups going forward.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter