Wendell Carter underwent surgery Monday to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. The rookie will remain out for 8-to-12 weeks, conservatively placing him back around mid-to-late-March. If Carter were to return in exactly eight weeks (Mar. 19), the Bulls would have 10 games remaining on the schedule. Given the location of the injury and relatively low risk of re-injury, it's possible Carter could come back and provide some value over the final two weeks of the regular season, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on it.
Just days after the Bulls indicated Robin Lopez would move into an (even more) reduced role, the veteran started Monday's slopfest against the Cavaliers. He played 24 minutes and finished with eight points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and
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