Ethan and Neil discuss the Chicago Bulls roster and the NBA draft results.
October 11, 2019, 1:00 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will rest Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr., Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky in Friday's matchup vs. the Pacers.
The Bulls are basically resting their entire starting lineup here. There's no need to play these guys too much in the preseason and they should be fresh and ready when the regular season starts in two weeks.
Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter
October 9, 2019, 11:53 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine scored 28 points with three rebounds while shooting 10-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-7 from three against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
LaVine shot the ball well and showed his scoring potency in this game. LaVine should be the primary scorer for the Bulls this season and will provide a big boost in that category for your fantasy team. He averaged 23.7 points per game last season and should score in the same range this season.
October 7, 2019, 11:40 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine posted solid numbers over 22 minutes in Monday's loss to the Bucks, providing 16 points (5-for-13 FGs, 3-for-6 FTs), six rebounds, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers.
LaVine didn't shoot well, but the rest of his line looks just fine for the limited minutes. He's worth a look if you need a shooting guard with point-guard stats in round four or five of drafts.
September 16, 2019, 5:49 pmZach LaVinePG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine has been fine tuning his playmaking skills in the offseason, according to an interview with FanSided.
LaVine enjoyed the best field goal percentage of his career for the Bulls last season. He also scored a career best 23.7 points per game. However, LaVine averaged 3.4 turnovers and his fantasy value will increase if he can take better care of the ball.
June 12, 2019, 8:08 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Front offices around the league believe that the Bulls are open to trades for 'anybody or anything' on their roster aside from Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. according to Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic.
This would be quite a departure from the stance John Paxson publicly made last month in which he indicated that the Bulls felt comfortable with virtually all of their positions aside from PG. Of the bunch that figures to be available, Zach LaVine stands out as having the most potential value. Given his youth and recent success shooting the ball this past season, we'd peg it as less than likely that he gets traded, even if his name is floated around for potential deals.
Source: The Athletic
April 10, 2019, 10:56 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine battled ankle and knee injuries in 2018-19 and ended up missing 19 games but still managed top put up top-35/60 value in 8/9-cat formats.
LaVine came out of the gates firing this season and he ended up posting a career high 23.7 points per game on 46.7% from the field, 37.4% from the 3-point line and 83.2% from the charity stripe. He should be able to replicate this season, to a degree, next season, depending on who the Bulls draft. He could see a slight decline in usage with a full season of Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.
April 8, 2019, 6:14 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine will miss Tuesday's game as he continues to deal with a right thigh contusion and right knee tendinitis.
LaVine hasn't officially been shut down but there's no way we'll see him again this year. The Bulls will keep leaning on Wayne Selden, Walter Lemon Jr., Shaq Harrison, Ryan Arcidiacono, Antonio Blakeney and Rawle Alkins in the backcourt.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 7, 2019, 9:38 amZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Jim Boylen was noncommittal when asked about the rest of the year status for injured starters Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee), Otto Porter Jr. (right shoulder strain) and Kris Dunn (back).
Boylen indicated there was no "final decision" made on any of injured starters aside from Lauri Markkanen (rapid heart rate) for Chicago's final two games of the season. We can't think of a reason why any of them would come back for these meaningless games, but we will keep updating their status until they are. Fantasy owners that are still in it to the bitter end can still expect value from all of Chicago's fill-in starters going forward.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times
April 5, 2019, 3:50 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee) will not play on Saturday vs. the Sixers.
While LaVine hasn't officially been ruled out for the rest of the season, it's looking extremely doubtful he makes it back and owners should have moved on.
Source: Daniel Greenberg on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 3:31 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee) missed practice on Thursday.
Fantasy owners can move on from LaVine, as he is unlikely to play again this season. The Bulls continue to throw out relative unknowns on a night-to-night basis. Walter Lemon Jr., Shaquille Harrison and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot have all been quality options since being inserted into featured roles.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 5:59 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are listing Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee) as out vs. the Wizards on Wednesday.
The early out designation doesn't seem to bode well for LaVine to make a return this season, but it is anyone's guess as to what the team will ultimately decide to do. Shaq Harrison, Walter Lemon Jr., Wayne Selden, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Antonio Blakeney, Rawle Alkins, Ryan Arcidiacono and seemingly anyone with a uniform will contiunue to get lots of run for the remaining games.
Source: NBA Injury Report
April 1, 2019, 6:09 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee) did not travel with the Bulls on their current two-game road trip.
LaVine had already been ruled out of Monday's game and we're guessing that he won't meet up with the team for Wednesday, either. Chicago has a home game on Saturday but you shouldn't get your hopes up. Jim Boylen's still playing semantics and saying that they haven't decided to shut LaVine down officially, but it certainly looks like he's done for the year. Shaq Harrison, Walter Lemon Jr., Wayne Selden, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Antonio Blakeney, Rawle Alkins and Ryan Arcidiacono will get lots of run over the last week and change.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
March 31, 2019, 2:13 pmZach LaVineG, Chicago Bulls
Zach LaVine (right thigh, right knee) has been ruled out Monday vs. the Knicks.
LaVine has appeared in just three of his last ten games and with the Bulls having just five games left he may not be returning this season. With LaVine out, Shaq Harrison should continue to pick up the bulk of minutes and is definitely worth adding if you haven't already.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
The Bulls were supposed to take a step forward with their young core. A lot of teams are supposed to do a lot of things...