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ClutchPoints

Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. sidelined at least 4 weeks with ‘severe’ quad injury

Just when the Chicago Bulls got stretch big man Lauri Markkanen back, they lose another big. According to the team, Wendell Carter Jr. will be out for at least four weeks with a severe right quad contusion. INJURY UPDATE: Wendell Carter Jr. will be re-evaluated in four weeks after an MRI confirmed a severe right […] The post Bulls’ Wendell Carter Jr. sidelined at least 4 weeks with ‘severe’ quad injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Wendell Carter Jr. is now going to be out for a month

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports this quad contusion is worse than it seemed We’ve officially come to the point in the Bulls season that a member of da young exciting core gets some lengthy recovery prognosis out of the blue: Wait up, Lauri, this is not your time this year. For those who guessed Wendell Carter in this pool, you ‘win’: the team announced today that Carter will be ‘evaluated in four weeks’. Carter had already missed the prior three contests due to this quad contusion, so theoretically this injury will keep him out of game action for over five...

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Superb Marcus Smart performance fuels victory over Chicago, Celtics 119 - Bulls 103

Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports Jayson Tatum had 24 points in his return for Boston, Brown led the C’s with 26 points and Theis had 19 points in a dominate win. Boston turned things around yesterday with a classic blowout victory over Cleveland at home, with the later Monday night time in Chicago for the second night of a back-to-back. A game in which the C’s would welcome back All-Star forward Jayson Tatum, however, Boston would be without point guard Kemba Walker as he works his way back from a knee injury. 1st Quarter: Boston’s fast start at both ends last night...

NESN.com

Jayson Tatum Off Celtics Injury Report, Is Expected To Face Bulls On Monday

Jayson Tatum is nearing the end of his comeback trail, and that’s good for his team. The Boston Celtics forward doesn’t appear on the team’s latest injury report, which means he’ll be available to play Monday night against the Chicago Bulls. Tatum has missed the Celtics’ last five games because he reportedly tested positive for […] The post Jayson Tatum Off Celtics Injury Report, Is Expected To Face Bulls On Monday appeared first on NESN.com.

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Bulls vs. Hornets highlights: another good-looking win for, wait, the Bulls???

Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via impressive and attractive Friday night’s 123-110 win for the Bulls over the Charlotte Hornets was good stuff. Charlotte isn’t terrible, it was in their building (for what that’s worth this no-fans season), they were well-rested and they had an unblemished injury report. If the Bulls are to challenge the play-in portion of the Eastern Conference playoffs, this was a good benchmark and they looked to be the outright better team. I don’t know how John Paxson even shows himself to anyone in this franchise. Maybe he’s...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: LeBron James injured for Lakers in tonight’s game

Although it might not hold him out of the matchup between the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls on the night of Jan. 23, superstar forward LeBron James could be at least limited on minutes. LeBron is currently dealing with a reported ankle injury that has him listed as “day-to-day”. He […] Chicago Bulls: LeBron James injured for Lakers in tonight’s game - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

At The Hive

Cody Zeller expected to be back in the lineup when the Hornets play the Bulls on Friday

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Hornets will be back at full strength. Charlotte Hornets center has been upgraded to probable for Friday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls according to the Hornets PR team and a confusing Tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski. INJURY REPORT: @hornets vs CHI 1/22Cody Zeller (left hand fracture) is PROBABLE #AllFly— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) January 21, 2021 Zeller has been out since the second half of the Hornets first game of the season. Without him, the Hornets have given almost all of the center minutes to Bismack Biyombo and...

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I don’t know what Denzel Valentine is doing out there, but it’s working

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports it’s a trip Denzel Valentine’s Bulls career seemed to be finished after a disappointing 2019-20 season in which he found himself in Jim Boylen’s doghouse. He had appeared in just 170 games in four seasons to start his career, with the 2018-19 a total loss thanks to ankle surgery. That was the third lower-body surgery of Valentine’s Bulls tenure. Valentine showed flashes of his intriguing skill set when he played 77 games in 2017-18, averaging 10.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 38.6% on 3-pointers. But taking...

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John Wall-Victor Oladipo Rockets debut will have to wait a while longer due to injury

The Houston Rockets will not see their new-look rotation at full strength at least until next week. While the newly acquired Victor Oladipo made his debut Monday night against the Chicago Bulls, point guard John Wall remains sidelined due to knee issue. Rockets head coach Stephen Silas said he met with Wall on Wednesday, adding […] The post John Wall-Victor Oladipo Rockets debut will have to wait a while longer due to injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Lauri Markkanen is returning, here’s who it will affect the most

POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports Wait, do the Chicago Bulls have depth? Lauri Markkanen returned to practice Tuesday after doing hard time in the NBA contact tracing protocol. Prior to his calf injury that held him out even before the health protocol absences, a case could be made that Lauri Markkanen was playing like the Bulls best player. But a funny thing happened while he, along with Tomas Satoransky, Ryan Arcidiacono and Chandler Hutchison, were away. The Bulls played better. Was this simply the game by game, day by day improvement of a real head coach correcting...

Liberty Ballers

League fines Sixers over Ben Simmons injury reporting, clearly has priorities straight

Photo by Sarah Stier/ After going ahead and forcing the Sixers to play with seven available players on Saturday, the league has postponed yesterday’s Celtics-Heat game, tonight’s Mavericks-Pelicans game, and tomorrow’s Celtics-Bulls game. The NBA has issued an apology to Philadelphia for putting their players and those of the Nuggets at an unnecessary health risk, while also placing the Sixers at an unfair competitive disadvantage...(someone yells offscreen)...wait, they didn’t? They did what? The NBA has fined the Sixers $25,000 for violating the league’s...

Pippen Ain't Easy

Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. could miss the game vs. Clippers

On the afternoon of Jan. 10, the Chicago Bulls could be without a key cog in their starting five, with SF Otto Porter Jr. doubtful. Injury troubles and just important absences in the rotation are starting to pile up for first-year head coach Billy Donovan and this building Chicago Bulls team of late. While the […] Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr. could miss the game vs. Clippers - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Lakers star Anthony Davis out with obscure injury vs. Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Anthony Davis was a late-scratch against his hometown team Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on Friday. The Brow won’t be able to go due to a right adductor strain, according to Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet. Anthony Davis is out tonight with a right adductor strain. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) January […] The post Lakers star Anthony Davis out with obscure injury vs. Bulls appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blazer's Edge

Blazers vs. Bulls Game Day Thread

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports The Blazers take on the Bulls back at the Moda Center. Discuss the game here! The Portland Trail Blazers are back at home in the Moda Center tonight as they take on the Chicago Bulls. Portland is coming off a tough loss at Golden State, and the Bulls are shorthanded due to Covid-19 and injuries. If Portland can play decent defense and make their shots, this game should be a fun one to watch! Here’s the basic info on the game, courtesy of our Game Preview staff: Tuesday, January 5 - 7:30 p.m. PTHow To Watch: NBCSNW, NBCSCH, NBA TV, or see...

Rip City Project

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls: Preview, injury report, and how to watch

The Portland Trail Blazers are on the search for consistency, starting with tonight’s interconference battle against the Chicago Bulls. Here’s what to watch for. Six games into the season, the Portland Trail Blazers have introduced fans to every part of themselves. Borderline unmatched offensive versatility, late-game mastery, serviceable team defense, you name it. The only […] Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls: Preview, injury report, and how to watch - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Smoking Cuban

Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets

Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic missed Monday’s game against the Bulls with a quad injury. His team fell in Chicago and has just two wins in their first six games. Doncic returned for the second of a back-to-back in Houston and showed no ill effects of the injury. […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from road win over Rockets - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Bulls vs. Mavericks final score: Chicago controls second half to take home 118-108 victory

Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Zach LaVine blew up in the first half, and then Coby White blew up in the second While the Bulls are currently shorthanded thanks to COVID-19 issues, they certainly caught a break with Luka Doncic sitting out Sunday night’s game due to a quad injury. With the Mavericks missing their two stars (Kristaps Porzingis hasn’t played yet this season), there was no excuse for the Bulls to come up short on their home floor. For a good chunk of the game it looked like the Bulls were going to disappoint despite a monster first half from Zach...

The Dream Shake

Rockets vs. Mavericks game preview: Southwest Division Rivals Meet in Houston

Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via First, the bad news: James Harden is questionable to play tonight. He’s likely a game-time decision. Second, Luka Doncic missed Dallas’s game last night against the Chicago Bulls with a quad bruise and is also questionable to play tonight. Kristaps Porzingis is still unavailable to Dallas after getting offseason knee surgery. The most recent update was that he’s practicing with the team, but that there is no timetable for his return yet. It’s entirely possible that the matchup that fans and the league wanted to see does not come...