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.

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Injury Reports Bulls - Pistons


Lonzo BallPGMon, Jan 16KneeExpected to be out until at least Mar 15
Javonte GreenPFTue, Jan 10KneeExpected 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 DialloSFWed, Jan 18CalfGame Time Decision
Buddy BoeheimSGWed, Jan 18ToeExpected to be out until at least Jan 23
Cory JosephSGWed, Jan 18KneeGame Time Decision
Jalen DurenCSun, Jan 15AnkleGame Time Decision
Cade CunninghamSGSun, Jan 15Lower LegOut for the season
Nerlens NoelCSun, Jan 15KneeGame Time Decision
Marvin Bagley IIICWed, Jan 4HandExpected to be out until at least Feb 15