Bulls Weekly Preview: Celtics and Trail Blazers – January 25-30, 2021

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Bulls Weekly Preview: Celtics and Trail Blazers – January 25-30, 2021

Chicago Bulls

We’re in store for yet another short week, now that the NBA has postponed the Bulls-Grizzlies matchup originally set for Wednesday.

Meet the Opponents:

•   Boston Celtics (9-6): We just dropped 141 on the Cavs because why not (*gasp*) … and that was without Tatum (*much bigger gasp*)! 

•   Portland Trail Blazers (9-6): Y’all got lucky the first time. Dame Time never forgets. 

Bulls Roster Notes

Expected Starters:

1. Coby White
2. Zach LaVine
3. Patrick Williams
4. Lauri Markkanen
5. Daniel Gafford

Unavailable/Injured: Wendell Carter Jr. OUT (quad)

Additional Roster Notes: Carter Jr. will now miss his third-straight game with a quad injury. The injury still appears to be nothing more than a contusion, but I guess the Bulls are taking the cautious approach to getting him back on the floor. Perhaps with so much time between Monday and their next game (Saturday), the training staff just wants to guarantee that Carter Jr. will be 100 percent by the weekend.

Opponent Roster Notes

Celtics Expected Starters:

1. Marcus Smart
2. Jaylen Brown
3. Jayson Tatum
4. Daniel Theis
5. Tristian Thompson

Trail Blazers Expected Starters:

1. Damian Lillard
2. Rodney Hood
3. Derrick Jones Jr.
4. Robert Covington
5. Enes Kanter

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.