September 22, 2020, 8:55 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are narrowing to finalists for their head coaching job, with Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr., Sixers assistant Ime Udoka, Bucks assistant Darvin Ham and former Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson among the coaches who have had strong interviews so far.
Atkinson has a more proven resume after what he did in Brooklyn, but the other three are top assistants who have earned their shot in the big chair. This is undoubtedly a great opening for a young Bulls team that has quality young talent on the roster with Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Coby White and Wendell Carter. The Bulls are expected to conduct the final round of interviews in the next few days and a hire looks more and more imminent.
Source: The Athletic
July 8, 2020, 2:46 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. produced top-110 value for owners in 8-category leagues while averaging 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks over the course of the season.
Carter missed 22 games with an ankle sprain. He started strong, with averages of 13.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks during October. While it would be unfair to term the campaign a disappointment, Carter didn’t take a major step forward from his rookie season. The rebounds and field goal percentage rose, but his blocked shots plummeted from 1.3 to 0.8 per night despite Carter receiving more playing time.
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 8, 2020, 5:59 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. posted just seven points, three rebounds and an assist in 28 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.
Not good. Carter is reportedly restriction-free in terms of playing time, and if he's going to settle below 30 mpg it might be more of a top-100 finish to the season than the top-80 run that we know he's capable of. Keep an eye on his playing time in the next one but it's starting to look like we should dial down expectations to an extent.
March 6, 2020, 1:57 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle) is nearing a point of no minutes restrictions.
Carter has been back for three games but has played in 18, 23 and 25 minutes. More minutes means more stats, so Carter is going in the right direction even if he hasn't posted any truly impressive lines since returning. Just stay patient here, as WCJ has nice upside and a fairly safe top-100 floor.
Source: KC Johnson on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 10:55 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. had six points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in 25 minutes on Wednesday.
This limited usage is interesting amidst the backdrop of Carter viewing himself as a power forward, as well as the returns of both Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter. Even if he's not a perfect fit at the five, that's where WCJ will stay to wind down the season. Expect top-100 value, with clean middle-round upside should he get back towards 30 mpg.
March 4, 2020, 8:59 amWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. will continue doing whatever is asked of him, but again made it very clear that he’s always been a power forward and wants to discuss that with the coaches and the front office during the end-of-season exit meetings.
Carter grew up playing power forward, he played it in high school and he played the position during his one season at Duke, interchanging with fellow big man Marvin Bagley III. Since making him the No. 7 overall pick in the 2018 draft, however, the Bulls have found Carter’s skills more suitable at center, in order to pair him with Lauri Markkanen. It has been a growing experience for the second-year forward who often finds himself mismatched against bigger and more athletic bigs. This looks like it’s going to be a long offseason for the Bulls and a lot of dominoes are expected to fall. In the meantime, Carter will look to remain healthy and finish the season on a positive note.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
March 3, 2020, 2:42 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Jim Boylen said that Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. will both have their minutes limit increased during Wednesday's game against the Wolves.
Both Carter Jr. and Porter Jr. recently returned to game action and should be ready to roll with no minutes restrictions by the time the fantasy playoffs arrive. Owners of the injured Bulls have to be ecstatic that a minute increase is already here.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 2, 2020, 10:35 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. returned to action on Monday, starting and scoring seven points to go with six rebounds, one assist and a block.
Carter Jr. joined the starting lineup and looked like a guy who had missed extended time. Expect him to take a few more games to get his legs underneath him, but mid-round production should be coming when he does.
March 2, 2020, 1:09 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) will be in the starting lineup on Monday.
No surprise here, as Carter is consistently listed as probable despite little danger of missing time. Expect Chicago's other probable players to get the same clearance soon.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
March 1, 2020, 6:14 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain), Zach LaVine (left quad soreness), Coby White (back) and Ryan Arcidiacono (back) are all probable for Monday's game.
Nobody here seems to be in danger of missing any time, though Carter is the one to watch considering he returned from a 22-game absence on Saturday. Check back tomorrow for confirmation but you can plan on deploying all these Bulls as usual.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 29, 2020, 7:45 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) returned from a 22-game absence on Saturday night to log 18 minutes, six points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block against the Knicks.
Carter started and was on a 22-minute limit, though he ended up short of that mark. His shooting touch was off as he went just 1-for-5 from the field but it's great to see him back on the floor. WCJ should go back into all fantasy lineups as soon as his minutes cap is lifted, and he shouldn't be on any waiver wires.
February 29, 2020, 3:50 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) will return to the starting lineup on Saturday but is limited to 22 minutes.
Carter has missed the last 22 games so it's reasonable that the Bulls want to limit him for a bit. Make sure he isn't on any waiver wires, though you don't necessarily have to plug him back into lineups today. This will limit Daniel Gafford's upside slightly, and keep a close eye on whether this affects Thad Young's minutes.
Source: KC Johnson on Twitter
February 29, 2020, 2:26 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) has been upgraded to probable against the Knicks on Saturday.
Carter is expected to play but will surely be on a minutes cap after missing almost seven weeks. He has been a top-100 guy in standard leagues this season and even higher if your league counts offensive rebounds as he is 6th in the league with 3.5 of those per game.
February 28, 2020, 6:24 pmWendell Carter Jr.C, Chicago Bulls
Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is questionable to face the Knicks on Saturday.
Not too much progress for Carter still. He will be a standard league player when he returns and is worth waiting on if you have an IL spot, or if you can just ride him out on the bench for a few more games. The competition for center minutes remains weak in Chicago.
Source: NBA Injury Report