Injury Reports Bulls – Pistons: Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan return to lineup?

On Thursday afternoon in the City of Lights, the Detroit Pistons will play host to the Chicago Bulls. The Pistons enter the game with a 12-35 record, while the Bulls have a 20-24 mark.

Latest Injury Updates Chicago Bulls – Detroit Pistons

Injury Reports Bulls - Pistons


Lonzo Ball PG Mon, Jan 16 Knee Expected to be out until at least Mar 15
Javonte Green PF Tue, Jan 10 Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 26

K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports that Lonzo Ball said on Monday that he is still feeling some discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee and that he acknowledged the possibility that he might not be able to play during the 2022-2023 season.

Ball told reporters that despite missing a year of basketball due to a left knee injury, which he treated with two arthroscopic procedures, the most recent of which was in late September, he has remained mentally strong. The Bulls will play in Paris on Thursday.

In spite of the fact that Ball has resumed light running and some on-court work, he is unlikely to be given clearance to increase to full-speed, full-contact practice until the pain in his knee completely subsides. Ball’s comments on Monday suggest the 25-year-old isn’t completely confident he’ll be ready to play before the Bulls’ regular-season finale on April 9. At this point, it seems safe to rule out Ball through the All-Star break.

Most redraft leagues with limited injured list spots will find it difficult to justify holding Ball in 2022-2023, assuming he plays at all.

DeMar DeRozan (quadriceps) is not listed on the game day injury report for Thursday’s contest in Paris against the Pistons.

After missing three straight games with a quadriceps injury, it’s not surprising that DeRozan is not on the injury report because he practiced Monday and said afterwards that he expects to play Thursday.


Hamidou Diallo SF Wed, Jan 18 Calf Game Time Decision
Buddy Boeheim SG Wed, Jan 18 Toe Expected to be out until at least Jan 23
Cory Joseph SG Wed, Jan 18 Knee Game Time Decision
Jalen Duren C Sun, Jan 15 Ankle Game Time Decision
Cade Cunningham SG Sun, Jan 15 Lower Leg Out for the season
Nerlens Noel C Sun, Jan 15 Knee Game Time Decision
Marvin Bagley III C Wed, Jan 4 Hand Expected to be out until at least Feb 15