Chicago Bulls Player News: All Positions

News: Satoransky scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt) while adding 11 assists, three rebounds and two steals in 38 minutes during Monday's 93-92 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: The fourth-year guard produced his first double-double of the season, and just the ninth of his career. Satoransky has started every game for the Bulls this season after bouncing between the bench and the starting five during his three years with the Wizards, and he's on pace for modest career highs in scoring (9.4 points a game), assists (5.4), steals (1.5) and threes (1.1).
News: LaVine scored a team-high 20 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 5-7 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block in 34 minutes during Monday's 93-92 loss to the Raptors.
Impact: He had a strong statistical night while posting his first double-double of the season, but it could have been much better -- LaVine scored all his points in the first half, and missed a runner in the closing seconds that would have given the Bulls the win. The 24-year-old has still hit for at least 20 points in six of the last seven games, averaging an impressive 25.3 points, 5.9 boards, 4.4 assists, 3.4 threes and 1.1 steals over that stretch.
News: White (hamstring) will be available for Monday's game against Toronto, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: White has been battling with hamstring tightness, but he'll be ready to go off the bench for Monday's clash. He's averaging 10.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and three assists over his last five games.
News: Hutchison (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Raptors.
Impact: Hutchison will miss a sixth consecutive game as he continues to battle through a nagging shoulder issue. He'll remain day-to-day heading until the team provides an official timetable for his return.
News: White is listed as probable for Monday's game against Toronto due to right hamstring tightness.
Impact: White's a bit banged up after playing 32 minutes Sunday against Miami. His availability will likely hinge on how his hamstring responds to pregame warmups.
News: Markkanen had 22 points (8-15 FG, 4-10 3PT, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 38 minutes during Sunday's 110-105 overtime loss at Miami.
Impact: Markkanen seems to be turning a corner in recent games, as he has scored 13 or more points in each of his last five outings, reaching the 20-point plateau in three of his last four. His struggles have been palpable over the course of the season since the European wing has been very inconsistent, but he is averaging 18.0 points in 33.0 minutes per game over his last five games. He will try to extend his solid run of form Monday at home against the Raptors.
News: Dunn had 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, three steals and two assists in 41 minutes during Sunday's 110-105 overtime loss at Miami.
Impact: Dunn moved to the starting unit five games ago and while he hasn't light it up, he is averaging 10.0 points, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game over that span. Those numbers are an increase over what he has done during the entire season and the fact that he has played at least 29 minutes in four of his last five games should be a boost for fantasy owners moving forward. He will try to extend his solid run of form Monday at home against the Raptors.
News: Carter had seven points (2-3 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds and one steal in 40 minutes during Sunday's 110-105 overtime loss at Miami.
Impact: Carter has been Chicago's most consistent player this season and while he has registered double-digit boards in each of his last four outings, he has failed to top the 10-point mark thrice over that span. The second-year center has at least nine rebounds in nine of his last 10 games, however, so he is proving to be a force on the glass even if he's not scoring as well as he was doing it earlier this season. He will try to bounce back Monday at home against the Raptors.
News: LaVine had 18 points (5-19 FG, 1-8 3PT, 7-9 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 41 minutes during Sunday's 110-105 overtime loss at Miami.
Impact: LaVine has scored at least 15 points in each of his last nine games and he has been efficient -- for his standards -- since he is shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 46.1 percent from three-point range over that span. That said, he has never been a very accurate shooter so his value will remain tied to his volume and not his efficiency when it comes to his scoring totals. He will try to extend his solid run of form Monday at home against the Raptors.
News: Young (personal) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Heat.
Impact: Young missed his first game of the season Friday due to personal reasons, but he's back with the team for Sunday, as expected. The 31-year-old should see his usual role off the bench for the Bulls.
News: Hutchison (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Miami.
Impact: Hutchison will miss his fifth straight contest due to a right shoulder sprain. The 23-year-old seems likely to also be sidelined for the second half of the back-to-back Monday versus the Raptors.
News: White recorded 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-5 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes during Friday's loss to the Warriors.
Impact: White eclipsed 50 percent shooting for the first time in his past six games. The rookie's clearly struggled with the consistency of his shot this year, though he continues to have ample opportunities. At this point, he's not viable in season-long leagues, though he may be worth a flier in DFS as he's scored 25 points on four sperate occasions.
News: Markkanen recorded 20 points (8-17 FG, 4-11 3Pt), three rebounds, three steals and an assist in 36 minutes Friday against Golden State.
Impact: Markkanen scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game and 16th time on the season. Though he continues with an inconsistent shot, his last three games offer a glimmer of hope going forward. In that span, Markkanen's averaging 18.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal while shooting a combined 20-of-38 from the field and 12-of-27 from behind the arc. Based on the track record from his first two seasons, there remains a good chance that Markkannen will be able to turn his season around.
News: Valentine was ejected from Friday's game against the Warriors after picking up his second technical foul, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He scored 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and registered two rebounds along with two assists and a steal in 14 minutes.
Impact: Valentine picked up his second technical foul after barking at a referee from the bench, so he'll head to the showers early. He turned in solid production off the bench in this one, knocking down 75 percent of his threes.
News: Young won't play Friday against the Warriors due to personal reasons, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: It will be the first time this season the 31-year-old has missed a game, and he'll link up with the team in Miami for Sunday's contest. Daniel Gafford and Luke Kornet could see increased minutes in the frontcourt Friday in Young's absence.
News: Porter (foot) underwent an MRI on Wednesday and will be reevaluated in two weeks after the results showed continued bone swelling.
Impact: Porter has been sidelined since Nov. 6 with the bruised and strained left foot, and the continued swelling will keep him out for at least a couple more weeks. The 26-year-old will have a "brief period of mobilization" before resuming "a program of non-impact activities and targeted therapy."
News: Hutchison (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Golden State.
Impact: Hutchison is set to miss his fourth straight game due to a right shoulder sprain. His next chance to take the court will come Sunday in Miami, though a timetable for his return remains uncertain.
News: White posted three points (1-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), five rebounds and one assist in Wednesday's 106-99 win against the Grizzlies.
Impact: In the last five games, White has struggled to score and is averaging 7.4 points per game, making a dreadful 26 percent of his field goals and 25 percent of his threes. Despite the recent struggles, the 19-year-old is still receiving plenty of opportunities and is playing over 20 minutes per game. If White is able to find consistency in his shooting, he could see a slight jump in his playing time.
News: Young posted nine points (3-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound and one block in Wednesday's 106-99 win against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Despite playing his least amount of minutes per game since his rookie year (21.2), Young continues to be one of the leaders of Chicago's second unit. Through 22 games this season the 31-year-old is averaging a solid 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Now in his 13th year in the league, Young's role is to provide a veteran presence and serve as a backup behind Lauri Markkanen.
News: Satoransky supplied 13 points (3-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-9 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and three steals in 33 minutes Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Satorasnky made up for an off night shooting the ball by getting to the line a season-high nine times. He's now topped double-figures in each of his past six games and is averaging 13.2 points, 6.8 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 31.2 minutes during that span. While Satoransky won't blow owners away with his day-to-day production, he's found a steady role at the helm of the Bulls' offense and is generating respectable enough numbers to be worthy of a roster spot in standard formats.
News: LaVine generated 25 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-11 FT), six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 33 minutes Wednesday against Memphis.
Impact: The star shooting guard was back at it again, topping 20 points for the fourth consecutive game and 13th time on the year. He's been remarkably efficient over his past two outings, needing just 26 total shot attempts to score 53 points and getting to the line 22 total times. While the efficiency isn't expected to last in perpetuity, LaVine's impressed in his age-24 season and is averaging 22.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 3.0 threes and 1.3 steals in 32.3 minutes.
News: Carter recorded 16 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3pt, 6-8 FT), 13 rebounds and four blocks across 32 minutes in Wednesday's win over Memphis.
Impact: Carter provided his 12th double-double of the season while generating a season-best four swats in a tough matchup with Jonas Valanciunas. The second-year center's providing solid value for fantasy owners as he's nearing a double-double on average through 22 games. That said, the fact that he's averaging just 0.9 blocks per game is a bit worrying as Carter was expected to eclipse his average of 1.3 blocks from last year.
News: Coach Jim Boylen said Hutchison (shoulder) will not play Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Impact: Hutchison is battling a sprained right shoulder and will miss a third straight game as a result. The 23-year-old is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on Wednesday, after which an updated timetable for his return should emerge. Kris Dunn and Shaquille Harrison should benefit from increased run in Hutchison's absence.
News: Satoransky had 14 points (3-9 FG, 0-4 3PT, 8-8 FT), five assists, two rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes during Monday's 113-106 win at Sacramento.
Impact: Satoransky was dealing with a toe injury prior to this game, but he started and looked as good as he has been in recent games. He is yet to register a double-double this season, but Satoransky has been incredible consistent thus far -- he has scored in double digits while dishing out at least five assists in each of his last five starts. He will aim to extend that streak Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
News: LaVine had 28 points (7-13 FG, 5-7 3PT, 9-11 FT), three assists, one rebound and one steal in 35 minutes during Monday's 113-106 win at Sacramento.
Impact: LaVine has always been an inconsistent scorer who's more known for his occasional high-flying dunk instead of his nightly contributions, but that has changed in recent weeks. The former Timberwolves guard has scored at least 28 points in four of his last five contests, and he will look to extend that sizzling run of play Wednesday at home against the Grizzlies.
News: Carter had 10 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals and one assist in 37 minutes during Monday's 113-106 win at Sacramento.
Impact: Carter continues to produce at a strong rate for the Bulls despite the team's results. He has scored in double digits in all but five games this season, while grabbing at least eight boards in eight of his last nine appearances. He is averaging close to a double-double this season, and will look to extend his solid run of play Wednesday at home against the Grizzlies.
News: Markkanen scored 20 points (6-12 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and one assist in 30 minutes during Monday's 113-106 win at Sacramento.
Impact: This is just the third time Markkanen scores 20 or more points this season. He has been underperforming all season long, but he might be showing signs of a breakout since he has scored in double digits in three of his last four four contests, while grabbing at least four boards in four of his last five appearances. Chicago plays Memphis at home Wednesday.
News: Satoransky (toe) is listed as available for Monday's matchup with the Kings.
Impact: No surprise here, as Satoransky was considered probable heading into the evening. Look for him to take on his usual workload assuming he avoids any setbacks.
News: Hutchison (shoulder) will not play Monday against the Kings, NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: A sprained right shoulder will cost Hutchison his second straight game after he was held out of Friday's loss to the Trail Blazers. He's set to be evaluated when the team returns to Chicago on Tuesday, at which point we should have a clearer picture of his status heading into Wednesday's meeting with the Grizzlies.
News: Porter (foot) said Monday that he remains without a timetable to return to game action, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Porter is set to be re-evaluated on Tuesday, at which point a clearer timeline could emerge, but his words Monday imply that he's still likely to miss additional time going forward. For what it's worth, Porter did note that he's "feeling better" as he continues to recover from a bruised and strained left foot. Porter hasn't played in almost a month, with his last appearance coming back on Nov. 6.
News: Arcidiacono (elbow) wasn't listed on Monday's injury report.
Impact: Arcidiacono appears to be over the elbow issue that was plaguing him last week. The third-year guard's averaging 4.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game so far this year.
News: Hutchison (shoulder) is considered doubtful for Monday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Though unlikely, there's a chance Hutchison returns to action against the Kings. He's battling a bruised right shoulder and was initially expected to miss a week after injuring his shoulder in last Wednesday's battle with Portland. If he's held out, look for Shaquille Harrison to see an increase in activity.
News: Satoransky is considered probable for Monday's game against Sacramento.
Impact: Satoransky should be in line for his usual role in the starting lineup, but the Bulls list him on the injury report with a sore toe for the second straight game. He played through the ailment Friday against the Blazers to finish with 12 points and eight assists in 30 minutes.
News: Carter had 16 points (7-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 34 minutes of a loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Impact: Carter recorded at least nine rebounds for the fourth consecutive game and the fifth time in his last six games as he posted one of his more productive efforts of the season. The second year pro will try to keep the momentum going heading into his next game against the Kings on Monday.
News: Markkanen had 13 points (4-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes of a 107-103 loss to Portland on Friday.
Impact: Markkanen reached double figures for just the second time in his last five games as he suffered through another cold shooting day. The third-year vet has struggled finding his stroke this season, posting a career lows in shooting percentages. He'll look to break out of his slump Monday against the Kings.
News: Dunn had nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 29 minutes of a loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Impact: Dunn logged a season high in rebounds and minutes in the loss, as he got his first start of the season in the contest. The 2016 first round pick has been mostly a secondary option this season, scoring in double digits just three times. The increased playing time increased his rebounding but otherwise it was an uninspiring performance. The Bulls face the Kings on Monday.
News: Satoransky had 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three boards, eight assists and one steal in 30 minutes of a 107-103 loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Impact: Satoransky scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game while dropping at least eight assists for the fifth time this season. The third-year pro was able to log a full workload despite entering the game with a questionable status due to a toe injury. He'll face the Kings on Monday.
News: LaVine had 28 points (8-24 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 7-10 FT), six boards, five assists and one steal in a loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday.
Impact: LaVine continued to pour in points on a recent hot streak despite his team's cold spell. He's scored more than 25 points in three of his last four games while handing out five assists in each of his last three games. He'll face the Kings on Monday.
News: Dunn will start at point guard for Friday's tilt against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: The Bulls waited until just minutes before tip-off to announce this one, but Dunn will get the start at point guard and Tomas Satoransky will slide down to small forward replacing Shaquille Harrison. It will be Dunn's first start this year, as he has played a reserve role in 19 games.
News: Satoransky (toe) will play and start in Friday's tilt against the Trail Blazers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Satoransky was originally given a probable designation ahead of Friday's game, but was downgraded to questionable earlier in the day. However, he participated in warmups and got cleared to play. Look for him to take on his usual workload assuming he avoids any setbacks.
News: Hutchison was diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion after undergoing an MRI on Thursday. He'll miss at least the Bulls' final two games of their ongoing road trip before being re-evaluated when the team returns to Chicago on Tuesday.
Impact: Hutchison's injury was originally referred to as a sprain, but the latest diagnosis suggests he's dealing with a less significant concern. In any case, Hutchison will be sidelined for games Friday in Portland and Monday in Sacramento before potentially returning as soon as Dec. 4 versus the Grizzlies.
News: Satoransky (toe) has been downgraded to questionable for Friday's matchup against the Trail Blazers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: A sprained toe is putting Satoransky's status in jeopardy, and if he misses the contest, it will mark his first absence of the year. He's played well recently, averaging 13.3 points, 6.7 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals across the past three games.
News: Hutchison (shoulder) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Hutchison sprained his right shoulder in the first quarter of Wednesday's 104-90 loss to the Warriors and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of that contest. Two days later, Hutchison apparently hasn't made any notable progress in his recovery. His absence for at least the final contest of the Bulls' road trip should open up additional time on the wing for the likes of Shaquille Harrison, Ryan Arcidiacono and Denzel Valentine.
News: Satoransky (toe) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Satoransky was able to play through Wednesday's loss to the Warriors, registering a season-high 35 minutes, so it seems fair to assume he'll be good to go Friday. Considering Ryan Arcidiacono (elbow) is also expected to return Friday, it's possible Satoransky might see closer to his season average of 26.1 minutes-per-game.
News: Arcidiancono (elbow) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Impact: Arcidiancono managed to play in Wednesday's contest against the Warriors, albeit only 13 minutes, so it's reasonable to assume the guard should be available Friday. Through 19 games, Arcidiancono is averaging just 4.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists across 17.1 minutes per game.
News: LaVine had 36 points (13-24 FG, 4-9 3PT, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 loss at Golden State.
Impact: LaVine's inconsistencies are reflected in his last four appearances, where he has scored 15, 49, 18 and 36 points, respectively. He remains a high-usage player and Chicago's most important player on offense, but fantasy owners should know LaVine's scoring efforts tend to feature a huge lack of consistency on a nightly basis.
News: Satoransky had 19 points (7-12 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 loss at Golden State.
Impact: Satoransky has settled as one of Chicago's main scoring threats of late, pouring 10 or more points in four of his last five appearances. He has also dished out at least five assists in each of those five contests, so he is on a good run of form ahead of Friday's matchup at Portland.
News: White had two points (0-7 FG, 0-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), two steals and one rebound in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 loss at Golden State.
Impact: The rookie point guard has been extremely inconsistent this season, registering 11 double-digit scoring performances while not reaching the 10-point mark eight times, including in the last two games. He routinely plays over 20 minutes while coming off the bench, however, so he will have a good chance to bounce back Friday at Portland.
News: Markkanen had eight points (3-10 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 104-90 loss at Golden State.
Impact: Markkanen's poor season continues -- he hasn't topped the 10-point mark in five of his last six outings, and has scored over 20 points just twice all season long. He is also struggling from three-point range, as he is making just 28.2 percent of his long balls. His value continues to decrease on a nightly basis.
News: Hutchison won't return to Wednesday's game against the Warriors after suffering a right shoulder sprain.
Impact: In a strange series of events, Hutchison exited the floor only to fall in pain in the tunnel according to Nick Friedell of ESPN.com. He was later diagnosed with a right shoulder strain, though the severity of the injury is unclear. Pending an official team update, Hutchison can be considered questionable for Friday's tilt with Portland.
News: Harrison isn't starting Wednesday's game at Golden State.
Impact: Harrison received four straight starts but will head to the bench after totaling only three points, five rebounds and six assists in the last two games. Chandler Hutchinson enters the starting five Wednesday for the Bulls.
News: Arcidiacono (elbow) is a game-time decision Wednesday against Golden State according to coach Jim Boylen, Chuck Swirsky of the Bulls Radio Network reports.
Impact: A decision on Arcidiacono's status will be made right before tipoff according to coach Boylen. If he's unable to go, look for Kriss Dunn and Coby White to see expanded workloads.
News: Hutchison will start Wednesday's game against Golden State.
Impact: Hutchison will enter the starting five in place of Shaquille Harrison. In five other starts this year, Hutchison's averaging 8.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 22.0 minutes.
News: Arcidiacono (elbow) is questionable Wednesday against the Warriors.
Impact: Arcidiacono was unable to practice Tuesday due to a sprained right elbow, though he might be able to see the court Wednesday. That said, if he's ruled out, more time could open up for Shaquille Harrison, Coby White and Kris Dunn.
News: Kornet (nose) was upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game at Golden State.
Impact: Kornet was previously considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, but it appears he'll return to action after undergoing surgery surgery on his nose Nov. 18. The 24-year-old was a healthy scratch the previous three games prior to the procedure, so he may not be returning to a role in the rotation.
News: Kornet (nose) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Golden State, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Kornet took part in Tuesday's practice and has a chance to make his return Wednesday following an eight-game absence. The Bulls figure to update his status closer to tip.
News: Arcidiacono didn't practice Tuesday due to an elbow injury, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Arcidiacono is still expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Warriors despite failing to practice Tuesday. The team should clear up his status closer to tipoff.
News: White scored just eight points (3-13 FG, 1-8 3Pt) while adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals in the Bulls' 117-94 loss to Blazers on Monday night.
Impact: White was unable to repeat his 28-point outing from Saturday's win versus the Hornets and struggled with his shot Monday. The rookie has shown flashes of brilliance and has multiple explosions under his belt this season. His role should continue to expand as the Bulls look to evaluate their young nucleus. White is a sneaky stash and occasional DFS play as the season goes on.
News: Satoransky posted 11 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt), five rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes during the Bulls' 117-94 loss to Portland on Monday.
Impact: Brought on to be a veteran presence by the Bulls this past offseason, Satoransky has played over 25 minutes per game for the franchise. The former Wizard is more than capable of solid, unspectacular play and Monday was no exception. His biggest highlight will likely be getting dunked on by Carmelo Anthony. Coby White could begin to see more usage as the Bulls quickly fall out of contention. Kris Dunn could also get more run if the Bulls are looking to trade him. Both of these scenarios would result in a reduced role for Satoransky.
News: Markkanen scored 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added three assists, a rebound and a block in 27 minutes as the Bulls were defeated 117-94 by the Trail Blazers on Monday night.
Impact: Now with a combined 22 points over his past three games, Markkanen has been remarkably inconsistent in 2019. Only gathering one rebound is also eye-catching, however the larger issue is that the third-year player is experiencing sizable drops in his field goal and three point shooting percentages. With little competition in the Bulls' frontcourt, Markkanen should have time to turn things around in this young season.
News: Carter supplied 12 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 31 minutes during the Bulls' 117-94 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
Impact: The second-year Duke product is still seeing fluctuation in his involvement in the offense, but the 12 points Wednesday were in line with his scoring average. He is nearly logging a double-double on the season and is tied with Clint Capela for sixth in offensive rebounds per game. Carter should receive ample opportunity to grow as the Bulls continue to rebuild, although the lack of bigger performances with Otto Porter (foot) missing is uninspiring.
News: LaVine posted 18 points (6-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT) along with five assists, two steals, a rebound and a block in 30 minutes during the Bulls' 117-94 Wednesday night defeat to the Trail Blazers.
Impact: After a 49-point effort in which he made 13 threes Saturday, LaVine was much quieter Monday. His 18 points were a team high, but he also had six turnovers on an overall sloppy night for the Bulls. LaVine remains a focal point of the offense in his second full season in Chicago.
News: Hutchison (shin) will be active for Monday's game against the Blazers, but he will not start, Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports.
Impact: As was the case Saturday against Charlotte, Hutchison will be available off the bench, but it's very much unclear if coach Jim Boylen plans to utilize him. Hutchison did not see the floor Saturday night, and the Bulls have already confirmed that Shaquille Harrison will log another start on the wing in his place.
News: Kornet (nose) was cleared to resume basketball activities Monday, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: After undergoing nasal surgery earlier this month, Kornet has missed the Bulls' last seven games and will be sidelined again Monday against the Trail Blazers. The Bulls will presumably see how he checks out during practice Tuesday before determining his status for Wednesday's game against the Warriors. Once he's cleared to play again, Kornet could unseat Daniel Gafford for the backup center job behind starter Wendell Carter.
News: White scored 28 points (12-19 FG, 4-9 3Pt) while adding three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 34 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 116-115 win over the Hornets.
Impact: The rookie's performance was overshadowed by a record-tying night for Zach LaVine, but White set a new career high in scoring in his own right. The seventh overall pick in this year's draft has now topped 25 points four times in his first 17 games, but it's the consistency he's displaying while running the second unit that might be more impressive -- White has scored in double digits in nine of the last 10 games despite his inexperience, and drained multiple three-pointers in six of the last seven.
News: Carter scored 17 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-6 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes during Saturday's 116-115 win over the Hornets.
Impact: The 20-year-old big is far from consistent right now, alternating double-doubles with games where he can't reach double digits in either category over the past week, but Carter has still managed to rack up 10 double-doubles in 17 games after managing only seven all of last season. With Lauri Markkanen struggling at both ends of the court, Carter's role as a frontcourt complement to Zach LaVine only figures to grow.
News: LaVine exploded for 49 points (17-28 FG, 13-17 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding four rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Saturday's 116-115 win over the Hornets.
Impact: He became an honorary Splash Brother with the performance, as LaVine tied the NBA record for made three-pointers in a game held jointly by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, and he did it in dramatic fashion -- he drained his final trey with 0.8 seconds left on the clock to seal a comeback win for the Bulls. The 24-year-old had scored only 31 points in his prior three games combined, but the streaky LaVine may have just gotten locked in again in a hurry.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) is active for Saturday's game against the Hornets but won't start, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Despite Hutchison being healthy, it appears coach Jim Boylen will opt to continue starting Shaquille Harrison at small forward. It will mark the third time this season Hutchison has come off the bench.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Hornets.
Impact: Hutchison was originally listed as probable, but he seems to be feeling better than expected. Even if he does return, he could be on a minutes limit.
News: Gafford had six points, three rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to Miami.
Impact: Gafford played 15 minutes off the bench in the loss, blocking another two shots in the process. He has now played at least 15 minutes in three consecutive games, blocking a pair of shots in each outing. Wendell Carter is locked in as the starter but Gafford appears to have carved out some meaningful minutes for himself. He could be a sneaky blocks streamer or even an asset in deeper formats.
News: Dunn amassed eight points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals in 22 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to Miami.
Impact: Dunn collected another three steals in the loss, taking his season average to 2.2 steals per game. He comes in as the third-ranked player in that category behind Jimmy Butler and Kawhi Leonard. He continues to come off the bench and is typically playing around 20 minutes per night. This certainly puts a cap on his overall value, which makes him more of a steals streamer in 12-team leagues.
News: Markkanen had just nine points (3-12 Fg, 0-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to the Heat.
Impact: Markkanen blundered his way to nine points in the loss, continuing his terrible season. Coming off what was arguably his best performance of the season, Markkanen regressed back to his offensive ineptitude. He is barely a top-150 player for the season and has likely been the reason a number of fantasy teams are struggling. He is not a drop at this point but if things don't turn around soon, he could be headed down that path.
News: Harrison totaled 10 points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 23 minutes during Friday's 116-108 loss to the Heat.
Impact: Harrison made his second straight start for the Bulls, filling in for the injured Chandler Hutchison (shin). He played 23 minutes in the loss but still managed to contribute across the board. Harrison is a much better option than Hutchison and it would make sense for the Bulls to keep him in the starting unit even when Hutchison is cleared to return. If Harrison is playing at least 25 minutes per night, he should be looked at as a standard league asset moving forward.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) has already been ruled out for Friday's game against Miami and is doubtful for Saturday against Charlotte, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Hutchison will reportedly travel with the team, but his chances of playing are slim Saturday. It remains to be seen who will start at small forward over the weekend with Hutchison out of action.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Miami.
Impact: Hutchison was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, but the team has ultimately decided to hold him out of this one. Thaddeus Young and Shaquille Harrison could see an uptick in playing time as a result.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's matchup against the Heat.
Impact: Hutchison was previously listed as doubtful, but his shin splits apparently aren't causing him as much pain as expected. Still, if he plays, it's possible he would be on a minutes limit.
News: Hutchison (lower leg) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Heat, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Hutchison is trending towards missing a second straight game due to shin soreness. Should Hutchison ultimately prove unable to play, Shaquille Harrison would likely pick up another start in his absence.
News: Satoransky totaled 15 points (6-11FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven assists, four rebounds and two steals across 26 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Impact: Satoransky reached double-figures for the fourth time this season while continuing his strong complementary play. The 27-year-old tends to defer offensively, despite posting excellent season-long shooting numbers from all areas of the floor himself. This tendency lowers Satorasnky's fantasy ceiling, though his averages of 8.1 points, 4.6 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.1 threes provide a workable floor. Long term, however, Satoranksy may end up losing playing time to first-round pick Coby White, who's shown a better scoring propensity through the first 15 games of the season.
News: Harrison amassed 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-2 FT), 11 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in 26 minutes during Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Impact: Harrison had a fantastic performance, impacting every facet of the game, shooting well and ultimately finishing with a plus-29 net rating. Prior to Wednesday's effort, Harrison had been a non-factor in the rotation and was averaging just 3.4 minutes across seven appearances going in. While he's unlikely to suddenly leap into a starting role, Harrison's strong game may have earned him an expanded role off the bench going forward.
News: Carter supplied 12 points (3-7 FG, 6-8 FT), 15 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 33 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Impact: Carter posted his ninth double-double of the year, falling just shy of a season-high rebounding number. Although he's not the focal point of the Bull's offense or has figured out a consistent three-point shot, Carter's dramatically improved his offensive game from a year ago. Through 15 games, he's totaling 13.1 points, 9.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks while shooting 59.2 percent from the field and 70.2 percent from the line in 27.8 minutes.
News: Markkanen amassed 24 points (7-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 7-11 FT), six rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 29 minutes Wednesday against Detroit.
Impact: Markkanen bounced back from a rough shooting night Monday to top 20 points for the second time this season. The third-year forward's hitting just 36.2 percent of his shots from the floor and 26.8 of his attempts from three, while seeing his chances decrease by nearly five per game from a year ago. While his decrease in workload hurts his fantasy ceiling, Markkanen's primary barrier to success is his woeful shooting and lack of defensive impact. He'll likely find his rhythm as the season draws on but until then, he's somewhat of a tenuous play as his volume stats -- 14.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 threes -- aren't high enough to counteract his struggles with efficiency.
News: Strus was recalled from the G League on Wednesday, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Strus will provide the Bulls with added depth on the wing for Wednesday's game against Detroit with Otto Porter (foot) and Chandler Hutchison (shin) both unavailable. Through four appearances with Chicago's G League affiliate, Stus is averaging 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 38.2 minutes per game.
News: White (ankle) will play in Wednesday's contest against Detroit, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
Impact: White reportedly sprained his ankle during warmups but will ultimately fight through it and play Wednesday. The rookie is currently averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per contest so far this year.
News: White (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: White was on track to play Wednesday before spraining his ankle during warmups. The rookie is currently being evaluated by the team's training staff; look for his status to clear up closer to tip-off.
News: Harrison is starting Wednesday versus Detroit, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: It's a surprising move by the Bulls considering that Harrison has found himself buried on the depth chart before Wednesday's contest. Nevertheless, Harrison is starting over the injured Chandler Hutchison (shin).
News: Coach Jim Boylen said Hutchison (shin) will not play Wednesday against the Pistons, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Hutchison is dealing with sore shins and will miss at least one game as a result. It's not yet clear who will start in his place Wednesday, though Thaddeus Young should benefit from an uptick in minutes. Hutchison's next chance to play will come Friday against Miami.
News: The Bulls announced Wednesday that Porter will be re-evaluated in two weeks after he recently underwent a second MRI that revealed bone bruising in his left foot that wasn't apparent in his initial tests.
Impact: When Porter first sustained the injury Nov. 6 in Atlanta, the prevailing thought was that he was only dealing with a day-to-day concern, but follow-up reports have suggested the foot issue is more significant than originally believed. As Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic notes, Porter won't be cleared to play until at least Dec. 6 versus the Warriors based on the timeline provided by the Bulls, but the forward's fantasy managers should probably prepare for him to miss further time beyond that date. While Porter has been sidelined the past five contests, Chandler Hutchison has stepped in as the starting small forward but hasn't provided much in the way of interesting fantasy production, averaging 8.8 points (on 41.2 percent shooting from the field), 4.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals in 21.8 minutes per game.
News: Kornet (nose) is expected to miss the next 7-to-10 days while recovering from Monday's surgery, Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Kornet went under the knife Monday for a sinus obstruction, though he's not expected to be sidelined for much more than a week. With Kornet on the mend, Danil Gafford could see an uptick in minutes.
News: LaVine (ankle) will be available for Monday's game against the Bucks.
Impact: The high-flying guard tweaked his ankle against the Nets on Saturday, but his status was never in much doubt, as he carried a "probable" tag into Monday's contest. Despite the ankle issue, LaVine finished Saturday's game with 36 points on 11-of-24 shooting (11-12 FT) to go with three rebounds and one assist.
News: Kornet underwent surgery to address a sinus obstruction Monday and is without a timetable for return.
Impact: In an unexpected development, Kornet underwent surgery to repair a sinus obstruction stemming from a broken nose he suffered on December 19th, 2018 as a member of the Knicks. Details surrounding the injury are unclear as is a timeline for Kornet's return. The 23-year-old had been a healthy scratch in the past three games and is averaging just 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 11.6 minutes this season. Kornet's absence could open up additional minutes for Danil Gafford.
News: LaVine is considered probable for Monday's game against the Bucks due to a sprained right ankle.
Impact: LaVine apparently suffered the injury during Saturday's loss to the Nets, in which he went for 36 points on 24 shots in 32 minutes. While he might not be 100 percent, LaVine appears on track to play Monday night.
News: Coach Jim Boylen said Saturday that Porter (foot) is undergoing a "slow, meticulous" recovery process, Cody Westerlund of 670 The Score Chicago reports. "I don't think it't months. I think it's weeks," Boylen said, when asked about a timeline for Porter's return to the court.
Impact: Porter sat out Saturday's 117-111 loss to the Nets with the sprained left foot, marking his fourth consecutive absence. Leading up to that contest, Porter's foot issue looked to be more of a day-to-day concern, but Boylen's comments implied the forward's injury was more significant. Based on the fact that the Bulls are viewing Porter's timeline in terms of "weeks," it's probably safe to rule him out from playing for the rest of November. Chandler Hutchison has been serving as the Bulls' starting small forward in Porter's stead, averaging 9.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.0 minutes over his four outings with the top unit.
News: Markkanen scored 16 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 36 minutes during Saturday's 117-110 loss to the Nets.
Impact: It's Markkanen's second double-double of the season, and his first since Opening Night. The 22-year-old has not taken the step forward many expected from him so far in 2019-20, but Chicago has nothing to lose by letting Markkanen work through his shooting woes as they try to find someone who can give Zach LaVine some consistent help at the offensive end of the court.
News: Carter scored 18 points (5-10 FG, 8-8 FT) while adding 14 rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes before fouling out of Saturday's 117-111 loss to the Nets.
Impact: The second-year big has three double-doubles in his last four games and eight in 13 contests to begin the season -- an impressive start, considering Carter managed seven double-doubles all of last year. While he isn't seeing a big improvement in his offensive numbers, the 20-year-old is establishing himself as a fantasy asset thanks to his strong percentages in addition to his contributions on the glass.
News: LaVine scored a game-high 36 points (11-24 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 11-12 FT) while adding three rebounds and an assist in 32 minutes during Saturday's 117-111 loss to the Nets.
Impact: The 24-year-old's lack of production in other categories was a little disappointing from a fantasy perspective, but LaVine had his hands full carrying the Bulls offense -- none of his teammates managed to crack 20 points. He's now delivered 25 or more points in three straight games and five of the last eight, and LaVine is so far proving that last season's breakout was no aberration.
News: Porter (foot) will remain out for Saturday's game against the Nets, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Impact: Porter is still experiencing soreness in his strained left foot and will sit for the fourth straight game. Chandler Hutchison has started each of the last three games in his absence.
News: Dunn tallied just five points, three rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 22 minutes during Thursday's 124-115 loss to Milwaukee.
Impact: Dunn appears to have fallen to third in the point guard ranks for the Bulls, playing the fewest minutes of the three. He continues to rack up the steals during his limited time on the floor but is not contributing outside of that category. There may be occasions where Dunn gets hot early and the coach runs with him. However, typically, he is only going to be a viable steals streamer in 12-team leagues.
News: LaVine had 25 points (8-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, three steals, and one block in 33 minutes during Thursday's 124-115 loss to Milwaukee.
Impact: LaVine rolled his ankle during Wednesday's practice but was able to take his place in the starting lineup Thursday. He appeared relatively untroubled by the ankle, filling the boxscore in 33 minutes of playing time. He has been good to start the season and is currently the 36th ranked player in 9-category formats. He is basically returning value on where he was being drafted and should remain to do so as we move through the season.
News: White totaled 26 points (9-23 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 124-115 loss to the Bucks.
Impact: White kept his foot on the gas during Thursday's loss, hitting six triples on his way to a team-high 26 points. The loss of Otto Porter Jr. (foot) has opened up more playing time for the rookie and he is taking advantage of the situation. White did begin the season shooting the ball well before falling away quite quickly. The Bulls need all the help they can get on the offensive end and so White is worth a look in 12-team leagues if you need points and three's. Just be prepared for plenty of bumps in the road.
News: Markkanen had 11 points (2-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes during Thursday's 124-115 loss to the Bucks.
Impact: Markkanen struggled again Thursday, continuing his terrible start to the season. The lack of production is beginning to be a real issue for Markkanen who needs to get something going sooner rather than later. He is barely a top-90 player through his first 12 games, a world away from where he was being drafted. Given the Bulls' current direction, there is no reason to think he is losing playing time moving forward. That at least ensures him an opportunity to get things turned around.