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Per Shams, Billy Donovan Head Coach of the Bulls has announced that Coby White has tested positive for COVID. (Source: Shams Charania on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: White will now likely be placed into the leagues health and safety protocols and will miss the Bulls next few games.

Bulls guard Lonzo Ball lead the Bulls passing attack, recording eight assists while also scoring 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 3 PT) in the Bulls 133-119 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Ball excelled at what he does best Monday night, finishing with an assist percentage of 26.7%. He continues to do an excellent job at facilitating the offense when he has the ball in his hands.

Category: Game Recaps

Zach LaVine struggled from three-point range Monday night on his way to scoring 25 points(2-7 3PT) while also grabbing six rebounds and recording five assists in the Bulls 133-119 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: LaVine will continue to be a focal point in the Bulls offense with Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan. LaVine is averaging 25.3 points per game with a usage rate of 29.7% this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan scored 28 points (12-20 FG), grabbed five rebounds, and recorded six assists in the Bulls 133-119 win over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: DeRozan continues to fill the stat sheet for the Bulls on a nightly basis. He is a top three option in the Bulls offense on a nightly basis, with a usage rate of 29.2%.

Category: Game Recaps

Bulls center Nikola Vucevic lead the Bulls offensive charge Monday night, scoring 30 points (12-19 FG, 6-6 3PT) while also grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out five assists in a 133-119 victory over the Hornets.

Fantasy Impact: Vucevic continues to show what he is capable of on a nightly basis for the Bulls. He finished with an offensive rating of 144.6 and usage rate of 26.9%.

Category: Game Recaps

Alex Caruso has been ruled out ahead of Monday's game against the Pacers. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is the second half of a back-to-back as Caruso deals with a left wrist injury. It does not appear to be too serious. Javonte Green and Coby White should both see a bump in potential playing time.

Category: Injury Updates

Patrick Williams suffered a perilunate dislocation (a dislocation of one of the carpal bones) and will be out indefinitely. The hope for him is to return by the playoffs but this is a severe wrist injury that will need monitoring and rehab. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski - Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams likely isn’t on your fantasy roster and his impact will only really be felt by the Bulls with his size and energy in their rotation. Best of luck to the second-year NBA player and Florida State product in his recovery.

Category: Injury Updates

Bulls F Al-Farouq Aminu is planning to exercise the player option in his contract worth $10.2 million and stay with Chicago for the 2021-22 season. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aminu was the second piece Chicago acquired in their trade for all-star center Nikola Vucevic but rarely saw playing time on a developing Bulls team. Aminu averaged just 4.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this past season, and it's unlikely he'll see much more playing time on a team that would rather work on developing their younger talent.

Category: Transactions

Along with the 13 points (6-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT), Thaddeus Young added four rebounds, three assists and one steal in the contest against Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: It was a rough offensive showing for the team as a whole Monday. Young never found a rhythm and missed some shots he usually hits. He draws a matchup against Charlotte next on Thursday night where he'll hope to bounce back.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago Bulls PF Lauri Markkanen (leg) will be available to play against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Markkanen was previously probable to play after suffering a leg injury during the Bulls' previous win against the Pacers on Tuesday. The fourth-year power forward has lost some of his fantasy appeal due to the acquisition of All-Star C Nikola Vucevic, as Markkanen now comes off the bench averaging 22.7 minutes across his last three games played. Markkanen is still a good start in deeper leagues averaging 9.3 points and 4.3 assists per game.

Category: Injury Updates

Tomas Satoransky racked up 19 points (8-10 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-1 FT), 11 assists, two steals, and a rebound in Sunday's win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Satoransky has started 12 games now and his time as a starter hasn't generated much excitement for fantasy players. Through that stretch, he's averaging 10.8 points, 6.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game. His ability as a facilitator makes him a decent DFS option as he showcased his ceiling on Sunday. Still, the consistency makes it tough to rely on him in season-long formats.

Category: Game Recaps

Chicago Bulls C Wendell Carter Jr. has reportedly been traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for All-Star C Nikola Vucevic, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Carter Jr. averaged 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds, and 2.2 assists across 32 games for Chicago and will attempt to fulfill the massive expectations set forth by former Magic C Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic has been traded to the Bulls in exchange for Bulls' SF Otto Porter Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. and should remain a lock-in your fantasy lineup moving forward. Carter's value may have increased a bit due to opportunity but he remains in a much lower tier than Vucevic moving forward.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Chicago Bulls SF Otto Porter Jr. has been traded to the Orlando Magic, per Shams Charania. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The seventh-year forward will join the Magic along with teammate C Wendell Carter Jr. in exchange for All-Star C Nikola Vucevic. Porter will have big shoes to fill in Orlando, as he averaged just 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season in Chicago. Fantasy managers should temper expectations until Porter can solidify a role in the front-court, as more trade rumors surrounding Magic PF Aaron Gordon could come to fruition by 3 pm ET Thursday.

Category: Transactions

Daniel Gafford recorded eight points (4-4 FG), 11 rebounds, and two blocks in Sunday's 100-86 win over the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: The eight points Gafford logged came on a perfect clip from the field and nearly double his season average. In a defensive and gritty game, Gafford saw 14 minutes. Prior to this game, he only played three times in March, seeing 3, 10, and 6 minutes in each outing. Don't expect games like this from the athletic second-year center often.

Category: Game Recaps