Lauri Markkanen Headlines List of Bulls’ Inactives vs. Wizards
December 31Matt LaMarcaSportsGrid
The Bulls will be without four players on Thursday vs. the Wizards due to health and safety protocols. Markkanen headlines this group, and he’s averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds through his first four games this season. He’s also shot the ball extremely well, posting a mark of 50% from the field and 47.8% from 3-point range. With Markkanen out of the lineup, Otto Porter is the top candidate to move into the starting lineup. Thaddeus Young is another possibility, but he has yet to see the court for the Bulls this season.
Tomas Satoransky, Ryan Arcidiacono, and Chandler Hutchinson are the other team members who will not suit up vs. the Wizards. None of those players make a huge difference, but collectively it leaves the Bulls thin in the backcourt. Expect Coby White to carry a large workload as the starting point guard, making him an appealing option on FanDuel.
This news has also had an impact on the betting line, with the Bulls moving to eight-point underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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