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  • Zach LaVine
    SG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls will hire Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas as their new VP of Basketball Operations, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    A deal between parties is being finalized but Karnisovas has been considered the frontrunner since his name emerged as one of the candidates. Karnisovas is replacing John Paxson and will be tasked with hiring a GM and a number of lower level staff to help reshape Chicago's entire basketball hierarchy. It's a much-needed move for a franchise that's looked listless despite having some talented young players.

    Source: ESPN

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Denver's GM Arturas Karnisovas completed a "second lengthy interview" for the Bulls' top basketball executive position on Wednesday.

    The interview was with owner Jerry Reinsdorf and COO Michael Reinsdorf. Karnisovas is the "clear frontrunner" for the job, and a change in the front office can only be positive for the Bulls franchise and their players' fantasy values. Karnisovas joined the Nuggets as assistant GM in 2013 and was promoted to GM in 2017. During his time in the front office Denver has steadily improved and was headed for a second straight 50-win season. Hopefully he can bring in a coach that can reproduce Denver's offense, as the Bulls currently rank 29th in offensive rating this season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trae Young
    PG, Atlanta Hawks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and ESPN are close to finalizing a televised Horse competition that expects to feature Trae Young, Chris Paul, Zach LaVine and others.

    It is also believed that there will be some participants from the WNBA as well as recent NBA alumni. The NBA has been trying to find any way to get their product back on television and this seems like the easiest way to make that happen in the current environment. The NBA might still be a ways away but NBA fans will be able to watch some of their favorite athletes in a good old fashioned Horse competition.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Pacers GM Chad Buchanan declined to interview for the Bulls' top basketball operations position.

    Buchanan said he and his family are happy in Indianapolis and he is not interested in leaving. The Bulls are clearly moving fast with building their new front office after the announcement that GM Gar Forman and VP of Basketball Ops John Paxson are expected to move to different roles in the organization. A change in the front office and coaching staff could only be positive for fantasy purposes as the Bulls rank 29th in offensive rating this season. Hopefully a change would bring a more fantasy-friendly system with an emphasis on developing the younger talent on the roster.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Bulls have begun their search for a top executive who will have full authority on basketball decisions.

    Interviews will begin next week, with Toronto GM Bobby Webster and Denver GM Arturas Karnisovas on Chicago's wish list. Ownership will have discussions with current GM Gar Forman about his place in the organization moving forward, whlie VP of Basketball Ops John Paxson is expected to move to an advisory role with the franchise. The Bulls have been lost in the wilderness for some time now, and it's mildly surprising that it's taken them this long to hunt for someone to take the power out of GarPax's collective hands.

    Source: ESPN

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) is officially listed as doubtful for Thursday's matchup vs. the Magic.

    LaVine told the media on Tuesday that he expects to return over the next week or so. It appears highly unlikely that he returns for Thursday's game which is a welcome sign for those who picked up Shaq Harrison. Harrison should continue to have appeal in standard leagues as he has produced 7th/6th round value over the past month. The Bulls play twice over the weekend after Thursday's game so continue to monitor for updates over the coming days.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine felt good after a workout on Tuesday and said that he expects to return sometime in the next week or so.

    This is a tough pill to swallow for owners fighting for a playoff spot, but he should be back to help in the playoffs if you're there. Colby White will continue to see a usage bump until LaVine can get back out there, while Shaq Harrison is remaining in the starting lineup for now.

    Source: Cody Westerlund on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) will miss Tuesday's matchup against the Cavs.

    LaVine will miss his fifth game in a row on Tuesday when the Bulls take on the Cavs. Coby White has already told sources that he will be making his first start. He's definitely the big winner until LaVine gets back on the court so keep rolling Coby out there.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Nets. .

    This was pretty expected as LaVine said he's looking at missing about a week. The Bulls have a four game week next week so hopefully he'll be fresh and ready to suit up for all of those games. When he does come back, Shaq Harrison and Denzel Valentine will lose opportunity.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) is formally listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

    LaVine said he was looking at about a week on the sidelines iast of last weekend, so this tracks. Hopefully he's able to return to the court tomorrow and put fantasy GMs at ease ahead of Chicago's four-game week next week. If he does return, it'll limit the work for Denzel Valentine and Shaq Harrison.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) is expected to practice on Saturday with the possibility of playing on Sunday against the Nets.

    LaVine has missed the last three contests but looks to be nearing a return depending on how practice goes tomorrow. The 24-year old is entering his prime and having his best year as a pro with career highs in multiple categories, averaging top-40 per game value and top-20 total value in standard leagues. His return will would reduce the roles of Shaq Harrison and Denzel Valentine.

    Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) will not play on Friday.

    As was expected, with LaVine admitting that his injury was likely a week-long affair. With him missing his first game on Monday, it's possible that he's back on the court next week. Continue to monitor the situation as the rest of the active Bulls split up LaVine's massive usage.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain), who will not play in Wednesday's game against the Wolves, said that he will probably be out a week as he takes a cautious approach with his injury.

    The Bulls have started to get healthy with the returns of Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr, while Lauri Markkanen is on the verge of a return as well. The team would like to see their core together for a few games to close out the season, but won't be pushing anyone to play if they aren't ready. Keep an eye on how LaVine progresses throughout the week.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) will not play during Monday's game.

    He was already listed as doubtful. Tomas Satoransky and Denzel Valentine will start with Coby White providing bench minutes.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Zach LaVine
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Zach LaVine (left quad strain) is now doubtful to play on Monday, per Jim Boylen.

    LaVine was previously listed as probable due to quad soreness. This is terrible news for the Bulls and fantasy GMs alike. The healthy Bulls will split up LaVine's 34.8 minutes and 20 field goal attempts, and Coby White — assuming he plays through his probable tag — probably has the best shot at putting up gaudy scoring numbers.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter