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Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (ankle) is considered probable for Friday's matchup against Golden State. He continues to pop up on the injury report with a right ankle sprain, but it's not kept him out of the lineup yet and it appears like that won't be the case on Friday either. Caruso is a man of many crafts and he averages over 25 minutes a night, which helps him to pick up all kinds of stats. He typically doesn't score a lot, with his season average standing at 5.8 points per game, but Caruso has improved his offensive production lately and he even notched a season-high 14 points in his last outing. Bench scoring will be vital against a side like the Warriors, who can run up the score in a hurry.
Chicago Bulls guards Alex Caruso (ankle) and Ayo Dosunmu (knee) will suit up for Wednesday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Caruso has been battling through foot and ankle issues recently, but will play through the pain here. The expectation is that he'll have his normal role in the rotation. He'll be a decent streaming option in deep leagues. Dosunmu's return should mean that Coby White returns to his normal role and won't see a boost anymore.
Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan notched 28 points on 11-for-24 shooting in Monday's 121-107 win over the Celtics. He added eight rebounds and four assists with one steal and two turnovers in 35 minutes. As an added bonus, DeRozan rewarded fantasy managers with three three-pointers. The veteran scorer has found some really good form lately, averaging 32.3 points a night across his last three outings. He will need to continue to perform at a high level, with the Bulls struggling and owning a losing record. The team now starts a six-game road trip Wednesday in Milwaukee and we could see some great lines from him in the next couple of weeks, as DeRozan is averaging 30.9 points per game on the road compared to 20.8 at home.
Chicago Bulls guard Coby White is expected to be on the trade block this season. There are rumblings that the 22-year-old guard could be moved prior to February's trade deadline. This shouldn't come as a shock since White's production has taken a hit over the last few seasons. When healthy, White isn't producing the same and the Bulls have more reliable options right now. Ayo Dosunmu and Alex Caruso have stepped up and played well, which could mean the Bulls are considering moving White. At this point, White is extra depth and could be worth something decent on the trade market. Possibly, White would have better fantasy value elsewhere, but that remains to be seen.
Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond (shoulder) is listed as questionable Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans. Drummond has missed the past six games but has a chance to play Wednesday while he recovers from a shoulder sprain. Nikola Vucevic has been playing the bulk of the center minutes while Drummond sits, and he should continue to do so if Drummond is unavailable. If active, Drummond is a good source of rebounds, averaging 10.2 rebounds in just under 17 minutes per game.