DeMar DeRozan Could Miss Second-Straight Game, LaVine "Probable" With Hand Injury DeMar DeRozan Could Miss His Second-Straight Game

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DeMar DeRozan Could Miss Second-Straight Game, LaVine “Probable” With Hand Injury

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The Chicago Bulls may be without DeMar DeRozan again tonight.

According to the NBA’s latest injury report, the Bulls have declared DeRozan as “doubtful” for tonight’s matchup with OKC at the United Center. The team’s leading scorer is still dealing with a quad strain that he suffered after tripping on the foot of Boston’s Al Horford.

DeRozan initially declared himself day-to-day after the game, and the Bulls did have him “questionable” for Wednesday’s meeting in DC before deciding to sit him. With that being the case, it felt as if DeRozan could avoid a multi-game absence, but now here we are.

Let’s just hope that this decision is more precautionary than anything. DeRozan played in every single game of the season before he sat out earlier this week, so perhaps the Bulls simply prefer to give him a little more rest before he can potentially return for a scary matchup again the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, the Bulls’ other leading man is apparently dealing with a hand injury. Zach LaVine is still listed as “probable” for tonight’s game, and he did tell NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson that it’s just “normal basketball stuff” after he was a full participant in shootaround. Still, it’ll be something to keep an eye on as he tries to keep up a tremendous hot streak.



Author: Elias Schuster

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