Wendell Carter Jr.

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  • Wendell 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

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Head coach Jim Boylen told the media that he is "hopeful" that both Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Both players were assigned to the Bulls' G league affiliate on Wednesday and this report further confirms that they are close to a return. Continue to monitor the wire as more news will come Friday or Saturday regarding their availability. Wendell Carter Jr. is a must-own player across formats as he has proven to be a standard league value this season.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) and Denzel Valentine (hamstring) have been assigned to the Windy City Bulls in order to participate in Wednesday’s scrimmage.

    Both guys seem to nearing a return and this is another step towards this direction. The Bulls don’t play again until Saturday but you should be looking to add WCS if he’s available in the waiver wire.

    Source: Bulls PR on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    Carter Jr. returned to Bulls' practice over the All-Star break eyeing a return, but he will now miss the first four games after the break. Luke Kornet (ankle) remains out as well, as Daniel Gafford and Christiano Felicio should continue to stay busy. Carter's next opportunity to return will be on Saturday against the Knicks.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.

    The big man last played on January 6 but his return seems to be approaching. He should be added if an impatient owner dropped him in your league.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) still is not ready to return for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

    He still isn't ready to go and was not expected to be able to give a go on Sunday. Look for him to make his return to the lineup sometime during the upcoming week.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr.'s right ankle sprain has him doubtful for Saturday's game against the Suns.

    Carter is slowly working his way back, but a doubtful tag already could indicate we still have a few more games left without him. Carter will have some standard league value when he returns, but it is unlikely he really flips the script for your team by himself.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot fracture), Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) were able to participate in 3-on-3 at Friday's practice.

    All three players will have their statuses updated tomorrow but it sounds like they're all getting close to a return. Carter should reprise his starting role almost as soon as he's cleared, though there might be a small ramp-up period since he's been out for over a month. Porter has only played nine games this season and will need longer to get his conditioning back up to speed, while Valentine might come into some minutes on the wings with Chandler Hutchison sidelined once again. Carter will be a must-start option, while Porter's rough season makes him a solid flier but not someone that you necessarily want to be leaning on down the stretch in 12-teamers. The upside is definitely there, though. Valentine is only an option in deep leagues.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) will not play during Thursday's game.

    Carter was hoping to play, but he is already practicing and a return should be approaching shortly. That's positive news for a player who has been out since early January.

    Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) resumed practicing on Tuesday as he eyes a return to game action.

    Carter is hopeful of playing when the Bulls return to action against the Hornets on Thursday. The Bulls may take a cautious approach and let him get in a few more practices before clearing him, but Carter's arrow is pointing straight up right now. If he is lingering on your league's waiver wire, go grab him.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) is hoping to play next Thursday, the Bulls' first game after the All-Star break.

    Carter has been sidelined since leaving Chicago's game on January 6 and was hit with a 4-6 week timetable, so a return out of the break would certainly line up with that. His return will likely eliminate Cristiano Felicio from the rotation while Luke Kornet will take a sizable hit to his playing time as well. Thaddeus Young also stands to lose some minutes but is worth hanging onto as long as Lauri Markkanen remains out, even if his ceiling will be lowered. Now would be a great time to make sure that WCJ wasn't dropped in any of your leagues.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    According to VP of Basketball Operations John Paxson, the Bulls hope to have Lauri Markkanen (right hip stress reaction), Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Otto Porter Jr. (left foot fracture) back together by early March.

    These three players have only played nine games together so far this season since Porter Jr. injured himself in early November. It is possible that one or more return before March but none of them have received a concrete timetable for a return. Continue to monitor the wire as more news will likely surface around the All-Star break.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet (right ankle sprain) is probable for the contest against the Nets on Friday.

    Kornet has been streamable in deep formats since the entire Bulls big man unit broke down. Daniel Gafford is doubtful to return in this game and Wendell Carter Jr. remains out, so that should continue.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Daniel Gafford
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Daniel Gafford (right thumb dislocation) is doubtful for Friday's contest vs. the Nets while six other rotation players are probable.

    It is likely that Gafford misses his ninth consecutive game on Friday. He could be in line for standard league value when he is able to return if Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. are still sidelined. His next opportunity to play will come Sunday against the Raptors. The expectation for the other six players is that they will all play despite being listed on the injury report. Luke Kornet is streamable for as long as Gafford and WCJ remain out.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, 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.