Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (right quad strain) is down to questionable, and Tony Bradley (Covid-19) is out for Wednesday night’s road game against the Washington Wizards.
Alex Caruso (sprained right ankle) was upgraded to probable, and Javonte Green (right knee) is out indefinitely. Green is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee this afternoon. It will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Based on a few NBA betting sites, the Bulls have the 10th-lowest odds to win the championship. Some sportsbooks are giving the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks better odds to qualify for the playoffs.
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– Kristaps Porzingis (fractured right rib)
– Daniel Gafford (right ankle)
– Corey Kispert (lower back pain)
Bradley Bell (left hamstring strain) is out but needs to be re-evaluated.
DeMar DeRozan (quad strain) is questionable.
— Neil Dalal (@NeilDalal96) January 10, 2023
In 41 starts this season, DeRozan is averaging 26.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He also shot 50.6% from the field and a career-best 88.7% from the foul line.
In the year On November 4, in the Bulls’ 123–119 loss to the Boston Celtics, DeRozan scored a game-high 46 points in 36 minutes. He finished 13-of-23 (56.5%) from the floor and 20-22 (90.9%) from the free throw line.
Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (quad) is questionable, Tony Bradley (Covid-19) expected against the Wizards on Wednesday
As for Tony Bradley, the sixth-year guard has only appeared in nine games off the bench. He averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 boards against Chicago. Last season, in 55 games, the UNC product averaged 3.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest.
Three players are listed as questionable on Washington’s injury report: Kristaps Porzingis (ribs), Daniel Gafford (ankle) and Corey Kispert (back). Jonny Davies (hip) has been demoted to the sidelines as well as Bradley Bell (hip) being ruled out indefinitely.
Both teams are 6-4 in their last 10 games. However, the Wizards are currently on a three-game skid. Chicago has won three of its four games, but Monday night’s 107-99 loss to the Boston Celtics snapped a three-game winning streak.
INJURY UPDATE: Javonte Green will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday.
It will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 10, 2023
Additionally, the Bulls are 13-6-1 ATS in their previous 20 games against Washington. And Chicago is 4-1 in their last five road games against the Wizards. Forty-one games into the 2022-23 season, the Bulls are 8-13 away from home, 13-15 as underdogs and 19-22 overall.
Meanwhile, Washington is 3-9 in the last 12 meetings against Eastern Conference opponents. Not to mention, the Wizards are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games played in January. They are 10-8 at home, 8-6 as favorites, and 17-24 overall.
According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Bulls have a 54.5% chance of beating Washington on the road. Sportsbooks show Chicago as a 1.5-point underdog.