Off to a poor 4-7 start to the season, the Chicago Bulls are going to need all the help they can get if they want to get things back on track before this team collapses in upon itself. The good news is that the Bulls have a favorable pair of games against the Orlando Magic next up on the schedule, both ripe opportunities to walk away with a victory.
The bad news, however, is that they’ll have to do so while being short-staffed. This seems to be a constant source of frustration for the Bulls at this point, but hopefully, all this practice playing without a fully powered and rested roster will give them the mental edge necessary to eke out a win. Here is tonight’s full injury report and updates as the Bulls prepare to host the Magic.
DeMar DeRozan Injury Update for tonight’s Bulls vs. Magic game
DeMar DeRozan has been officially ruled out for tonight’s game against Orlando for personal reasons, per Yahoo’s Chris Haynes. Hopefully, this means he will be absent for just one game and can rejoin the team for their next game in a rematch against the Magic. Look for Patrick Williams to assume a larger workload in place of DeRozan tonight.
Alex Caruso Injury Update for tonight’s Bulls vs. Magic game
Alex Caruso has missed his last three games recovering from a toe sprain and is once again questionable to play tonight. Caruso’s injury hasn’t been described as severe by head coach Billy Donovan, but the team is going to continue exercising caution with his injury to prevent re-aggravation. We’ll update you here when a decision is made.
Projected starting lineups
- PG: Coby White
- SG: Zach LaVine
- SF: Patrick Williams
- PF: Torrey Craig
- C: Nikola Vucevic
- PG: Cole Anthony
- SG: Jalen Suggs
- SF: Franz Wagner
- PF: Paolo Banchero
- C: Goga Bitadze
Bulls full injury report
OUT: DeMar DeRozan, Dalen Terry, Lonzo Ball
QUESTIONABLE: Alex Caruso
PROBABLE: Patrick Williams
Magic full injury report
OUT: Markelle Fultz, Wendell Carter Jr.
Chicago’s next 3 opponents on the schedule
- Nov. 17 vs. Orlando Magic
- Nov. 18 vs. Miami Heat
- Nov. 20 vs. Miami Heat
- Nov. 22 @ Oklahoma City Thunder
- Nov. 24 @ Toronto Raptors