UPDATE: On the 5:30 p.m. ET NBA injury report, the Bulls listed all four players as available for tonight vs. the Hornets. This doesn’t exactly impact much, because we expected most of them to play anyway after being listed as probable. Status quo.
The Chicago Bulls generally have a lengthy injury report, but it doesn’t always mean anything in the grand scheme of things. SG Zach LaVine and PF/C Wendell Carter Jr. are both listed as probable, along with guards Kris Dunn and Ryan Arcidiacono for Friday vs. the Charlotte Hornets.
Fantasy Basketball Analysis: Chicago Bulls
So let’s start with LaVine ($8,000), who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, but hasn’t missed any games this season. Like Anthony Davis, LaVine is just always probable. This is a good thing, since LaVine has been on a scoring mission since being benched in late November. On the season, LaVine is averaging 25.2 points per 36 minutes while shooting 41.8% from distance. I love him tonight in GPPs given the matchup and his ceiling.
WCJ ($6,500) should also be fine, dealing with three separate ailments. This is also a good spot for Carter, who is having a nice breakout season in his second year in the NBA. He’s averaging close to a double-double at 12.2 points and 9.8 rebounds this season. The other two guards, Dunn and Archy, aren’t exactly fantasy basketball plays, so you don’t really need to focus on them. If they were out, we’d get extra Coby White and Tomas Satoransky.