Wendell Carter Jr.
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Wendell Carter Jr. (thigh) will not suit up Friday night against the Hornets
Carter will miss his first game of the season with the injury. His absence will open up some extra minutes and usage in the frontcourt for Lauri Markkanen, Thaddeus Young, and Daniel Gafford.
After injuring his thigh during practice on Wednesday, Bulls center Wendell Carter, Jr. is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Hornets.
The good news is that WCJ is traveling with the team, suggesting the injury is relatively minor. Carter, Jr. should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers. Daniel Gafford will likely see increased playing time in Carter's absence.
Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. left Tuesday's practice early after suffering a bruised thigh.
While it doesn't sound like the injury is overly serious, he should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets. Daniel Gafford would be the biggest beneficiary if Carter was forced to sit.
Wendell Carter Jr. logged 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, and one steal in Monday's 120-125 win over the Rockets.
We're 14 games into the season and Carter has only logged 20 points in two outings. His lack of offensive game really limits his ceiling, although he offers a pretty solid floor. He's averaging 12.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. He's seeing a 1.5 point per game increase from last season but his rebounds per game have dropped by 1.4.
Wendell Carter Jr. logged 12 points (3-7 FG, 1-1 3PT, 5-8 FT), seven rebounds, five steals, an assist, and a block in Sunday's win against the Mavericks.
Carter crushed his previous career-high of three steals on Sunday while stuffing the statsheet. He has been hot and cold this season but his averages of 13.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.4 steals make him worth consideration as a starter every night in most fantasy leagues.