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Bulls' Marko Simonovic: Assigned to G League
Simonovic was assigned to the G League's Windy City Bulls on Wednesday.
Simonovic was recalled by the parent club Monday but didn't see any playing time for Chicago. He should see increased run now that he's back in the G League.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Dalen Terry: Back in G League
Terry was assigned to the G League's Windy City Bulls on Wednesday.
Terry spent the last few weeks with Chicago but saw minimal run with the parent club. He should see more playing time in the G League.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Andre Drummond: Non-existent role continues
Drummond had two points (2-4 FT) and five rebounds across four minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 loss to the Clippers.
Drummond played just four minutes in the loss, only the third time he has seen the floor in the past eight games. At this point, he has basically been phased out of the league, at least from a viability perspective. He can be used for streaming purposes when afforded additional playing time. That is happening less and less as we move forward.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Alex Caruso: Sturdy defensive production in loss
Caruso recorded 10 points (3-3 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 23 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 loss to the Clippers.
Caruso did his thing Tuesday, racking up four combined steals and blocks despite playing just 23 minutes. He continues to be an elite source of steals and can typically be found floating around on waiver wires, even in competitive leagues. Unless he can work his way to at least 28 minutes per night on a regular basis, his value starts and ends with streaming.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Grabs career-high 14 boards
LaVine finished with 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), 14 rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal over 39 minutes during Tuesday's 108-103 loss to the Clippers.
LaVine was a beast on the boards in the loss, hauling in a career-high 14 rebounds. While the scoring and assist numbers were right where we need them to be, it's fair to say his efforts on the glass were a bit of an outlier. Rumors surrounding the makeup of the Bulls moving forward continue to swirl, although no matter what happens over the next week or so, LaVine should continue to be a solid top-50 asset ROS.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Marko Simonovic: Will suit up Tuesday
Simonovic (neck) is available for Tuesday's game versus the Clippers.
Simonovic was probable Tuesday due to a right cervical strain but has been upgraded to available Tuesday. However, he has yet to receive more than two minutes of action in a game this season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Derrick Jones: Officially available Tuesday
Jones (ankle) will be in uniform for Tuesday's game versus the Clippers.
Jones was termed probable leading up to the contest, so this isn't exactly a surprise on that front. He should continue in his frontcourt depth duties logging double-digit minutes off the bench, but he doesn't produce enough to warrant fantasy consideration in most formats.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Marko Simonovic: Tabbed probable
Simonovic (neck) is probable for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.
Simonovic was called up to the NBA on Monday and is expected to be available for Tuesday's contest. However, his presence should have minimal impact on the Bulls' rotation considering he has appeared in just two games this season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Derrick Jones: Probable Tuesday
Jones is probable for Tuesday's contest against the Clippers due to a left ankle sprain, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The high-flying forward has come off the bench in 13 consecutive contests for the Bulls and appears likely to suit up again Tuesday. During that stretch, Jones has averaged 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 18.8 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Marko Simonovic: Back with parent club
Chicago recalled Simonovic (neck) from the G League's Windy City Bulls on Monday.
Though he'll be rejoining the NBA team, it's unclear if Simonovic is healthy enough to suit up for the Bulls' next game Tuesday against the Clippers. Simonovic's last appearance in either the G League or the NBA came on Jan. 19, as he's otherwise been sidelined with a right neck strain for the past week and a half.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Goran Dragic: Returns after multi-game absence
Dragic (illness) posted seven points (2-5 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 13 minutes during Saturday's 128-109 victory over Orlando.
Dragic was back in action in a limited role off the bench after missing the Bulls' previous three games while battling an illness. The 36-year-old is averaging 7.2 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 16.3 minutes per game on the season and is unlikely to see his playing time or production improve from that level so long as Chicago is at relatively close to full health in the backcourt with the exception of Lonzo Ball (knee), who has been sidelined all season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Nikola Vucevic: Bounces back with double-double
Vucevic produced 26 points (11-18 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 39 minutes during Saturday's 128-109 win over Orlando.
After a poor shooting performance in the previous game, Vuc bounced back Saturday night and had an especially explosive first half. He ended the game with yet another double-double, shooting over 61 percent and posting two blocks for the second time in three games. Fantasy managers can continue to expect reasonably consistent scoring and rebounding numbers from the veteran center who hasn't missed a game all season.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Zach LaVine: Excellent scoring night
LaVine finished with 32 points (11-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 37 minutes during Saturday's 128-109 win over Orlando.
LaVine helped lead the Bulls to victory by scoring a team-high 32 points and hitting over 50 percent of his shot attempts for the first time in four games. While his shooting percentages were especially helpful for category leagues, the 27-year-old failed to contribute much in some other areas. In fact, he's only recorded nine total assists over his past four contests.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' DeMar DeRozan: Leads team after slow start
DeRozan recorded 32 points (11-14 FG, 5-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), two rebounds, eight assists and one block over 38 minutes during Saturday's 128-109 win over the Magic.
DeRozan began with another one of those unusual games where he doesn't shoot the ball, going the entire first quarter without an attempt. However, when he did get going, the veteran forward barely missed. His 5-for-5 from deep was particularly surprising, as it marked a season high for made threes in a game. Fantasy managers naturally shouldn't expect that kind of production to continue from a player who averages less than one per game over his entire career.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Derrick Jones: Good to go
Jones (leg) has returned to Saturday's game against the Magic, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Jones went to the locker room earlier in the contest after suffering an apparent leg injury. However, he has returned to the game and will resume his duties as the top backup big man behind Patrick Williams and Nikola Vucevic.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Derrick Jones: Heads to locker room
Jones limped to the locker room Saturday after suffering what appeared to be a leg injury against the Magic, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The specifics of Jones' injury are unknown, and he should be considered questionable to return.... See More ... See Less
Bulls' Lonzo Ball: 'Nowhere close' to returning
Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said before Saturday's game against the Magic that Ball (knee) is "nowhere close" to returning and the team will have a formal conversation about a cut-off date if his condition doesn't improve over the All-Star break, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports.
It's looking increasingly unlikely that Ball will appear in a game this season. Despite making tangible progress this month through light running and dunking, Ball is still experiencing significant discomfort in his surgically-repaired left knee. Fantasy managers still holding onto Ball in redraft leagues are probably safe to drop him, especially if those leagues end in mid-to-late March rather than April.... See More ... See Less