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Daniel Gafford To Miss 2-4 Weeks With Dislocated Thumb

Daniel Gafford To Miss 2-4 Weeks With Dislocated Thumb

Daniel Gafford is expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks with a dislocated thumb, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic. Gafford had been starting in place of Wendell Carter Jr. at center. Gafford is averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds on the season. Full article @ Daniel Gafford To Miss 2-4 Weeks With Dislocated Thumb Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Denzel Valentine After Getting Benched: 'I'm Definitely Not Happy About It'

Denzel Valentine After Getting Benched: 'I'm Definitely Not Happy About It'

Denzel Valentine expressed his displeasure after getting benched by Jim Boylen over a week ago. ”I’m definitely not happy about it. I’m a competitor. I want to play, I want to be productive … He didn’t really say why. He’s the coach, and he feels like he wants to do that,” said Valentine. Valentine, a restricted free agent this summer, has yet to demand a trade. Sources indicated to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that Valentine is not a…

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Max Strus Suffers Torn ACL In G League Showcase

Max Strus Suffers Torn ACL In G League Showcase

Max Strus sustained a torn ACL and bone bruise to his left knee on Dec. 21 in the Windy City Bulls game against the Lakeland Magic at the G League Winter Showcase. The diagnosis was confirmed by an MRI and a physical exam. Strus will undergo surgery in approximately three weeks after his swelling and discomfort resolves, and he is expected to be out for eight-to-12 months. The Bulls signed Strus to a Two-Way contract on Oct. 22. He averaged…

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John Paxson Says He Remains 'Committed' To Jim Boylen

John Paxson Says He Remains 'Committed' To Jim Boylen

John Paxson reaffirmed his commitment to Jim Boylen despite the Chicago Bulls’ struggles this season in an interview with K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. “We’re committed to Jim. There’s no quick fix to this. We’re not thinking of making any changes. Jim is a grinder. He’s going to keep grinding. One thing I respect immensely about him is he’s willing to listen to ideas. The thing he and I do is talk basketball. When I see things, he listens…

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Otto Porter Jr. Out At Least Four More Weeks With Left Foot Injury

Otto Porter Jr. Out At Least Four More Weeks With Left Foot Injury

Otto Porter Jr. was evaluated on Monday by a foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Bob Anderson, in Green Bay, Wis. Anderson confirmed the bone injury and healing response in Porter’s left foot consistent with a small fracture that has become more clearly defined with repeated imaging over the last five weeks. Porter will continue his current period of immobilization and progress as tolerated over the next four weeks when he will be reassessed. Full article @ Otto Porter…

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Otto Porter Jr. Still Has Bone Edema, Set To Visit Foot Specialist

Otto Porter Jr. Still Has Bone Edema, Set To Visit Foot Specialist

Otto Porter Jr. underwent a repeat MRI of his left foot on Wednesday, Dec. 4, which revealed continued bone edema. Following a brief period of immobilization, Porter will resume a program of non-impact activities and targeted therapy. Porter will also be evaluated by Dr. Bob Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist in Green Bay, Wisc., and be reassessed in two weeks. Full article @ Otto Porter Jr. Still Has Bone Edema, Set To Visit Foot Specialist Source:…

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Chandler Hutchison Out With Right Shoulder Contusion

Chandler Hutchison Out With Right Shoulder Contusion

Chandler Hutchison underwent an MRI in Portland on Thursday morning which confirmed a right shoulder contusion sustained in Tuesday’s game at Golden State. Hutchison will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Chicago next week. Full article @ Chandler Hutchison Out With Right Shoulder Contusion Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap

Jerry Reindsorf Frustrated With Gar Forman Over Bulls' Poor Start

Jerry Reindsorf Frustrated With Gar Forman Over Bulls' Poor Start

Jerry Reinsdorf “is livid” about the Chicago Bulls’ slow start to the 19-20 season, according to several sources that spoke with Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. Reinsdorf reportedly is focused on Gar Forman and his unhappiness has been building over time after several questionable decisions. The opinion of Doug Collins has been carrying weight in the matter. John Paxson is thought to be untouchable to Reinsdorf, while Boylen is also well-respected with his three-year extension signed off on by…

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Zach LaVine After Hitting 13 3's: 'Hopefully This Is That Turning Point For Us'

Zach LaVine After Hitting 13 3's: 'Hopefully This Is That Turning Point For Us'

Zach LaVine hit 13 3-pointers, including the game winner, in the Chicago Bulls’ 116-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets. The 13 3’s represent the second-most in NBA history, tied with Steph Curry. LaVine’s 49-point performance comes a day after he was benched in the first quarter by Jim Boylen. “We’ve been playing good in stretches. We just executed to perfection down the stretch. Obviously, you know, we got blessed a little bit with some luck. We can take this energy…

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