Bulls Alex Caruso likely against Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are preparing to begin a three-game stretch, and it all starts with a nationally televised game Friday night against the Chicago Bulls. James Wiseman continues in the G Leagueso don’t expect to see him, but most of the other warriors will be available.
Here is the latest injury report.
out – Andre Iguodala (left hip injury management)
Do you really need me to explain this to you for the thousandth time? The Warriors provided a recent update on Iguodala, tough. He’s practicing, but not playing, and they’re still a long way from welcoming him back into the fold.
The Dubs intend for Iguodala to be a key piece of this team. Just not soon.
out – Lonzo Ball (left knee surgery)
The Bulls have had a disappointing season, and it’s largely because Ball, their starting point guard and a high-level two-level player, has yet to play in a game. Ball suffered a torn meniscus, the same injury that sidelined Wiseman his rookie year, in April. Her body did not respond well to the first surgery, and she had a second one in September. He is now in danger of missing the entire season, which would be a shame.
out – Marko Simonovic (G League assignment)
Simonović was the Bulls’ second-round pick in 2021, going No. 44 overall … the same spot the Warriors drafted Ryan Rollins this year. He has appeared in just one game this season and 10 in his career.
out – Kostas Antetokounmpo (G League — two-way contract)
Kostas is one of four Antetokounmpos playing under the NBA umbrella, as all the brothers are currently employed by the league in some capacity: Giannis and Thanasis with the Milwaukee Bucksand Alex with the Wisconsin Herd of the G League (Bucks affiliate).
He has played sparingly since joining the NBA during the 2019-20 season, and has yet to play this year.
out – Malcolm Hill (G League – two-way contract)
Hill has played in three games this year, but has only logged one minute and eight seconds of playing time.
probable – Alex Caruso (sprained right ankle)
Caruso rose to fame while playing with him Los Angeles Lakers, when fans fell in love with the dichotomy between the athleticism of his slam dunk contest and the substitute science teacher aesthetic. But he became a super solid player along the way. He’s coming off the bench in Chicago and is averaging 5.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game while shooting 38.5 percent on three-pointers and playing stellar defense. He hasn’t missed any time with his current ankle sprain, and the Bulls hope it stays that way.
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