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Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (knee) has been making good progress during his rehab program, according to Bulls general manager Marc Eversley. Finally, there is some good news on Ball after he missed the final three months of last season. There have been multiple reports that Ball wasn't improving, but it appears he's making progress now. Hopefully, Ball won't suffer any setbacks and will be ready for opening night. The concern of injury is always there, but Ball is usually a reliable fantasy option when healthy.
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine is expected to re-sign with the team this summer, according to sources. A new deal for the multi-time All-Star would pay him around $200 million over five years, keeping one of the most sought-after free agents in the Windy City for the foreseeable future. The 27-year-old averaged 24.4 points, 4.6 boards, and 4.5 assists while shooting nearly 39% from deep last season. His inability to stay healthy has been a problem since he entered the league in 2014, so it's realistic he may miss more games moving forward, a risk fantasy managers need to accept before drafting him ahead of the 2022-23 campaign.
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic could be on the move this offseason. The stud big man heavily struggled during his first season in Chicago. That being said, the Bulls are trying to find a better fit to place alongside DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine. There have been rumors that the Bulls are interested in Rudy Gobert. It sounds like the Bulls are hesitant to move young talent such as Coby White or Patrick Williams. Although, that could change, assuming Gobert is available this offseason. A move to Utah could increase Vucevic's long term fantasy value.
Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vucevic has been rumored to be on the move, especially if a deal would include Rudy Gobert or Deandre Ayton. Yet, with the veteran widely respected by many throughout the organization, there's a strong chance he could remain in the Windy City. The 31-year-old averaged 17.6 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 1.0 steals last season. However, while Vucevic has historically been proficient on the offensive end and the glass over the years, he has yet to play an entire year since entering the league in 2011.
Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (knee) was forced to miss a majority of the 2021-2022 season and could be sidelined even longer. There is growing concern that Ball won't be ready for the beginning of next season. He underwent meniscus surgery roughly five months ago. Sadly, his knee continues to be unresponsive, so Ball might need a second surgery. Ball would most likely miss the beginning of next season, assuming he needs another surgery. Regardless, Ball could miss time if he knee doesn't begin getting better soon. His draft stock continues to drop, but hopefully Ball won't need another surgery.