- United Center
|6||C||6' 10"||270||07/07/1992 (27)||3|
|24||PF||7' 0"||240||05/22/1997 (22)||1|
|2||PF||7' 2"||250||07/15/1995 (24)||1|
|21||PF||6' 8"||235||06/21/1988 (31)||11|
|34||PF||6' 9"||270||04/16/1999 (20)||0|
|32||PG||6' 3"||205||03/18/1994 (25)||2|
|51||PG||6' 3"||195||03/26/1994 (25)||1|
|3||PG||6' 7"||190||10/06/1993 (26)||1|
|31||PG||6' 7"||210||10/30/1991 (28)||2|
|8||PG||6' 6"||200||03/10/1995 (24)||4|
|15||SF||6' 7"||210||04/26/1996 (23)||0|
|45||SF||6' 4"||220||11/16/1993 (26)||2|
|22||SF||6' 8"||198||06/03/1993 (26)||5|
Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young got the start with Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) out and he made the most of this opportunity in the loss to the Kings. Young stepped up to score 10 points with eight boards and added two assists with a steal and a block with just one turnover in 29 minutes of action. This is a very typical line of what Young can provide in this role and he should be owned everywhere with Markkanen expected to miss four to six weeks. Young has been thrown around in trade rumors, but until something is definite, keep him going.
Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky was probable entering Friday's tilt with the Kings due to an ankle injury, but the guard managed to suit up only to provide another shaky line in the loss. Satoransky struggled making just 2-for-7 from the floor en route to eight points and added just four rebounds, two assists with a steal. Sato's production has fallen off a cliff over his last five games with averages of just 5.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.6 boards while shooting a meager 30.0% from the floor in that span. The Bulls are going to need more out of him with Lauri Markkanen (pelvis) on the shelf.
Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (hip) is going to miss significant time after suffering an injury on Friday. An MRI revealed a stress reaction of his right pelvis, so he's expected to miss four to six weeks of action. Wendell Carter Jr. (ankle) and Daniel Gafford (thumb) are already sidelined, so the injuries are piling up for the Bulls. Thaddeus Young, Luke Kornet and Cristiano Felicio will all see a significant boost in minutes with the Bulls banged up. All three of them are a worth a look in standard leagues, but Kornet might end up having the most value.
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine shot 8-for-18 from the field on his way to a team-high 25 points in Wednesday's win over Minnesota, sinking exactly half of his six three-pointers. The Bulls leader also extended his streak with at least five assists to six games and added one block. LaVine has been huge for Chicago this month, averaging close to 30 points per game. He's in a good spot to continue the scoring streak on Friday against a struggling Sacramento team, who saw LaVine drop 28 points with five triples on them in the first meeting of the season on Dec. 2.
Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn performed very well on Wednesday against Minnesota, finishing a 117-110 win over his former team with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. He had only four shot attempts from the field but managed to get into double figures with a nice 8-for-9 record at the line. Dunn has now scored 10-plus points in three consecutive games after posting a zero-point dud against Philly on Jan. 17. The next matchup against Sacramento isn't an ideal one for points guards, but Dunn will be carrying some good momentum into the contest, and he should still be able to rack up stats even if he cools down offensively.