Nikola Vucevic set to return for Bulls

After being pushed aside for Bulls‘seven games ago, center Nikola Vucevic will reopen on Wednesday night in Houston, tweets Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Vucevic test positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago and is within the NBA’s health and safety protocol through this week. Although he has been allowed to play, he will be limited to minutes tonight, according to Cowley.

Vucevic got off to a slow start this season, averaging just 13.6 PPG shooting 39.5% in 11 games (34.2 MPG). Still, he contributed the best 10.9 RPGs and 4.3 APGs of his career, and played a key role in Chicago’s hot start.

The Bulls are leading 8-3 with Vucevic in the lineup and have drawn 4-3 without him. The big man was also part of many of Chicago’s best defensive formations – the club’s defensive stats were 101.1 when he played, compared to 106.2 when he was on the bench. .

Meanwhile, Bulls defend Alex Caruso It was initially considered a game-time decision for Wednesday due to a left wrist injury, according to Cowley (Twitter link). However, he was listed as available in the team Latest injury report. Nikola Vucevic set to return for Bulls

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