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Ayo Dosunmu has agreed to a three-year, $21 million extension with the Chicago Bulls. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old was a restricted free agent and will remain in Chicago for three years. With Lonzo Ball set to miss all of next season, Dosunmu has an opportunity to carve out a large role in the Bulls' backcourt. He averaged 8.6 points, 2.6 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game last season.

Category: Transactions

Patrick Beverley has signed a one-year, $3.2 million deal with the 76ers. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Beverley joins a thin 76ers back court that lost Shake Milton in free agency and figures to lose James Harden via a trade. He should bring some physicality and toughness to the 76ers back court as they aim on still being competitive with Joel Embiid leading the way,

Category: Transactions

Coby White has agreed on a three-year, $40 million deal to stay with the Chicago Bulls. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White said he hoped to stay in Chicago and he will do just that. He saw his role drop a bit in the Bulls rotation last season, but should maintain a solid role in the Bulls back court.

Category: Transactions

Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond is opting into to his player option for the 2023-24 season. (Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were rumors of Drummond opting out to test free agency, but he will remain in Chicago for one more season. He will once again backup Nikola Vucevic who recently signed a three-year extension.

Category: Transactions

The Bulls and Nikola Vucevic came to an agreement on a three-year, $60M contract extension. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vucevic was set to enter free agency prior to this agreement. He averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds last season while starting all 82 games for the Bulls. He should be in line for similar usage next year.

Category: Transactions

Bulls VP Arturas Karnisovas said he does not expect Lonzo Ball to be back next season for Chicago. (Source: Jamal Collier on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It remains to be seen if Ball will be able to play again after undergoing multiple surgeries on his knee. Chicago will likely pursue a guard or two this offseason with Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White set to hit free agency. It is possible the Bulls could bring either of them back as well.

Category: Injury Updates

Derrick Jones Jr. is declining his $3.3 million player option for the 2023-24 season and entering unrestricted free agency. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones will likely be looking for a larger role on a new team. He was playing 14 minutes per game with the Bulls last season.

Category: Transactions

DeMar DeRozan accounted for 23 points (10-19 FG, 0-1 3P, 3-5 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocks during Wednesday’s 109-105 victory over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: DeRozan struggled to get his offensive game going early on Wednesday night, and you could visibly see the frustration on his face. However, the veteran weathered the storm and finished with a more than respectable overall stat line. What he didn’t provide DFS players with offensively, DR made up for with his formidable production in the assists, rebounding, and blocked shot categories while committing only a single turnover. DeRozan often doesn’t string two lowly offensive performances together, so fantasy players should expect his mid-range game to get back to form in a win-or-go-home atmosphere down in South Florida Friday night.

Category: Game Recaps

Zach LaVine finished with 39 points (12-22 FG, 2-7, 13-15 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and a steal during Wednesday’s 109-105 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls became the first 10-seed to win a game in the play-in tournament, largely due to LaVine's masterful 39-point performance. After only scoring nine first-half points against a tough Toronto defense, the veteran locked in and dropped 17 points in the third quarter alone, with another 13 in the fourth. While he only managed to knock down two of his seven attempts from behind the arc, he made up for it by attacking the rim and getting to the charity stripe, where he shot an impressive 13-of-15 (86.7%). The Bulls will now travel to South Florida as 5.5-point underdogs to face off against the Heat Friday night in a pivotal matchup. With a bid to the playoffs on the line, LaVine should again be in line for big minutes and be an excellent DFS option.

Category: Game Recaps

Alex Caruso is questionable for Friday’s game against the Mavericks due to left midfoot soreness. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Caruso missed Wednesday’s game against the Bucks, so it is no surprise he heads into Friday’s matchup carrying a questionable tag. Since the Bulls already have the 10th spot in the East locked up, they likely will elect to keep Caruso on the shelf until the play-in tournament. Patrick Williams should get the starting nod again if Caruso is held out.

Category: Injury Updates

Javonte Green (knee) is likely to play in Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Green will be on the injury report for Tuesday's game thanks to a knee injury. He's been able to play through it for the past couple of games, and he will likely be able to do the same on Tuesday. He likely won't get enough minutes against the Hawks to be fantasy relevant if he's active, however.

Category: Injury Updates

Tony Bradley is working out with the Los Angeles Lakers this week. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tristan Thompson is working out with the Lakers as well. Bradley appeared in a handful of games for the Bulls before being waived last month. With Mo Bamba (ankle) expected to miss the next month roughly, the Lakers could be looking to add some depth at center.

Category: Rumors

Justin Lewis has signed a two-way contract with the Bulls, per the team's Twitter account. (Source: Chicago Bulls via Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Lewis originally signed a two-way contract with the Bulls after going undrafted. However, the rookie out of Marquette saw his season end before even stepping on an NBA court after tearing his ACL. The move is solely for depth and development purposes but doesn't impact fantasy rosters.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Patrick Williams (ankle) is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Williams is listed on Chicago's injury report for Wednesday because of an ankle injury, but it's considered minor and he should be well enough to play against the Pistons. He likely won't be limited and projects to be a good option at the position for fantasy purposes on Wednesday.

Category: Injury Updates

Goran Dragic (knee) is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Lingering left-knee soreness will leave Dragic questionable for Friday's game. It's not thought to be a serious issue, but the team is still taking him day-to-day for the time being. Alex Caruso and Coby White will both get more minutes if the veteran is out against the Nets on Friday.

Category: Injury Updates

The Bulls announced the signing of Carlik Jones to a two-way contract on Friday. (Source: Chicago Bulls team Twitter account )

Fantasy Impact: With no timetable for Lonzo Ball (knee) to return and Ayo Dosunmu managing a pelvic contusion, the Bulls added some backcourt depth by signing Jones. In a corresponding move, the team waived Kostas Antetokounmpo in order to make room. However, it's unlikely Jones sees many minutes and will have no fantasy impact.

Category: Transactions