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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bulls Injury Update: Mike Dunleavy will likely return Sunday against Hornets


By on 10/19/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Chicago Bulls enter Sunday's game against the Charlotte Hornets with a 3-2 record on the preseason. One area the Bulls are looking to improve upon heading into the season is the offense which ranked 30th in the NBA in points per game. On the injury front, Mike Dunleavy should be ready for the game today following an injury on Thursday which caused him to miss the game against the Hawks.

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As reported by Jack McCarthy at the Chicago Tribune, Dunleavy missed Thursday's game against the Atlanta Hawks after he slipped in practice on a wet spot and irritated a knee injury. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Dunleavy should be ready to play today at the Advocate Center.
“He did everything; he’s fine. The one good thing is that we have a lot of depth there so we’ll see how he feels. (But) he should be fine."
With Dunleavy out of the lineup on Thursday, Doug McDermott stepped up and played 27 minutes and had four points, nine rebounds and two assists.

Dunleavy is in his 12th NBA season out of Duke. The veteran has played for the Warriors, Pacers, Bucks and Bulls.  In his first season with the Bulls, he averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Dunleavy has career averages of 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.


 
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