It turns out that Denzel Valentine seemingly never knows where to be on the court. Remember when Zach LaVine tried to take the game-winning shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Valentine got in the way drawing his defender in on Zach too? Well, he got in the way again, this time at Bulls practice, and accidentally injured Wendell Carter Jr.
Not to pile on Denzel Valentine here, but he’s been in the wrong place at the wrong time on a few occasions now.
According to Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago, the Bulls were running a five-on-five drill in practice yesterday and there was a freak collision involving Carter Jr. and Valentine. This collision resulted in Wendell Carter Jr. sustaining a thigh contusion, which caused him to miss today’s practice. Head coach Billy Donovan said Carter Jr. is doubtful for tomorrow’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
Carter Jr. has been enjoying a decent season and playing with more confidence after a few underwhelming early performances. He’s averaging a career-high in points and assists at 12.8 PPG and 2.4 APG, all while shooting 53% from the field.
With the news of Tomas Satoransky and Chandler Hutchison returning to the rotation, it would be nice for the Bulls to finally be at full health. Hopefully this injury won’t keep Carter Jr. out for an extended period of time.