Paul Zipser (ankle) will not play Friday against the Suns or Saturday against the Cavs.
We should get a decent amount of Denzel Valentine for this game while Michael Carter-Williams should see decent minutes, as well. With Doug McDermott out of town, the Bulls clearly want to get a look at Zipser once he's healthy.
Enes Kanter (arm) will be available and is expected to play Friday night vs. the Lakers.
Victor Oladipo (back spasms) is a game-time decision to face the Lakers on Friday.
This is a new injury for Oladipo for his first game after the break, so that's not really a good sign. If he can't play the Thunder may have to turn to Alex Abrines more often, especially with Anthony Morrow in Chicago. Abrines would be a risky play, of course.
Kyle Lowry (right wrist) will not play against the Celtics on Friday night.
Ouch. Coach Dwane Casey said he doesn't know how long Lowry will be out and the team announced he will receive further evaluation over the weekend. Lowry has owned the Celtics this season, but now the Raptors will have to turn to Cory Joseph as their primary scoring one. Although, it is certainly possible Delon Wright or Fred VanVleet get the start. DeMar DeRozan should be very busy tonight.
Anthony Morrow is available for Friday against the Suns.
The Bulls are dying for 3-pointers and maybe they could use Morrow. That said, he's not a lock for playing time and most fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Joffrey Lauvergne will be active but is not expected to play Friday night vs. the Suns.
This means more minutes for starter Bobby Portis. Nikola Mirotic will also likely to see a bump in playing time. The Bulls next game is Saturday vs. the Cavs. We could see Lauvergne make his Bulls debut then.
Cameron Payne (illness) will not play against the Suns on Friday.
The other former Thunder players are good to go, but Payne has the flu. The Bulls overpaid for Payne, so they will likely give him decent minutes once he gets a grip on the offense. He'll have a lot of bumps in the road in his new role, but he's worth a look in fantasy leagues if you need a point guard.
Omer Asik (illness) will not play on Saturday against the Mavs.
Asik is not expected to be in the rotation with DeMarcus Cousins in the fold.