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Wendell Carter Jr. will start Saturday vs. Knicks [UPDATE]

Denzel Valentine, Tomas Satoransky and Coby White will all play.

Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. warms up before the game against the Phoenix Suns at United Center. David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 29, 4:44 p.m. — Carter and Satoransky will start vs. the Knicks. White is available to play.

UPDATE: Feb. 29, 1:35 p.m. — Carter is now probable to play and Valentine will be available tonight vs. the Knicks. White is still questionable and Sato is probable.

So this is some good news for Chicago, which has been ravaged by injuries for most of the season. WCJ appears on track to return and Valentine will get back in the lineup on the wing. If White is out, that would mean more Archy and Shaw Harrison in the back court with Sato and Zach LaVine.

The Chicago Bulls injury report for Saturday vs. the New York Knicks is lengthy, per usual. Wendell Carter Jr. is questionable along with Denzel Valentine and Coby White. WCJ hasn’t played since Jan. 6 due to a bad ankle sprain. White has a back injury and Valentine is dealing with a hamstring issue. Tomas Satoransky is probable, but it doesn’t seem serious.

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The Bulls could get some good news or get some bad news here. WCJ is on track to play, so that would be a boost down low defensively. We’d likely see Daniel Gafford head back to the bench if Carter is back. White is coming off a career-high 35 points against the Thunder. If he’s out, Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison would be in line for more minutes. Valentine’s return would also lengthen the rotation a bit. Adam Mokoka likely sees fewer minutes off the bench.