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How to handle Zach LaVine’s injury Sunday vs. 76ers

Bulls G will play against Philly due to neck injury. He hasn’t missed a game all season.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine passes the ball past Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby in the first half at Scotiabank Arena.  Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Both LaVine and Gafford are available to play vs. the Sixers.

Chicago Bulls G Zach LaVine is questionable to play Sunday vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. C Daniel Gafford is also questionable. LaVine missed practice Saturday and hasn’t missed a game all season. Gafford has been sidelined with an ankle injury.

LaVine hurt his neck in the Bulls loss to the Pelicans on Thursday and the injury flared up on Friday, per K.C. Johnson. Chicago is already down Kris Dunn, so if LaVine is also out the back court will be pretty thin. We could see Coby White jump into the starting lineup with Tomas Satoransky. Both would be decent plays against the Sixers, but wouldn’t offer too much upside. If LaVine is out and Gafford is still sidelined, Chandler Hutchison should continue to be a strong option value-wise. If Gafford is back, Luke Kornet likely takes a seat and would see fewer minutes.