The Chicago Bulls have been struggling as of late. The injuries and absences haven’t helped. Zach LaVine hasn’t played since April 14th due to the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. Troy Brown Jr. hasn’t seen the floor since April 19th due to an ankle sprain. On top of these long-term absences, the Bulls had to take on the Milwaukee Bucks without Lauri Markkanen and diamond-in-the-rough Cristiano Felicio due to illness.
Now, the Bulls may be even thinner against the Atlanta Hawks. According to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, the Bulls will definitely be without LaVine, Brown, and Felicio. Lauri Markkanen is questionable, too.
Vucevic Joins the Injury Report
This would be a similar look to what the Bulls trotted out against the Bucks, but per Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago, big man Nikola Vucevic is now questionable as well due to right adductor tightness.
For those who don’t know, the adductor is one of the primary muscles in your thigh. The seriousness of the tightness is unknown. It might just be in the Bulls’ best interest to just sit Vucevic and make sure he can heal. Plus, that helps them potentially increase their top-four pick odds as they compete with the Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings for the NBA’s seventh-worst record.