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Bulls forward Javonte Green’s knee still has uncertainty

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Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

‘He’s never run or jumped,’ says coach Billy Donovan When asked about the status of Bull’s injury, he said.

And no, for the first time in almost a year it wasn’t a guard Lonzo Ball he was talking

he was referring forward Javonte GreenHe underwent preliminary surgery on his right knee two weeks ago and is still recovering. The length of that journey was still up in the air, especially after the latest update from Donovan.

“I think it was all about getting his strength back and the weight room. Whatever they made him do, they did,” Donovan said. “If they said he could get out on the court and start moving a little bit, we’d probably have a better idea of ​​where he was physically, but he couldn’t do anything about it.

Even if Green returns, he’s unlikely to return to the starting lineup.

Green took over after an embarrassing show in Phoenix in early December Patrick Williams’ Starting spot, Williams moved to second unit. The look was obvious, however, as Green started for Golden State in the next game and had problems with his knee following that loss.

He was in and out of games after that, but never appeared as a starter due to knee problems and limited playing time.

The starting ship may have sailed.

“It’s hard to say what will happen once you move on. [Green] We need to see where he is, so get healthy and start playing,” Donovan said. I needed it.

“Patrick did a great job and I don’t think he would necessarily make that change. can you cut the

home alone

guard Goran DragicMissing a game with the Hawks and not traveling with the team for a Pacers game is dealing with illnesses other than COVID.

Dragic’s hope is that he will feel better in the next few days and will be able to join the team at some point during the three-city tour.

“With us going abroad and coming back, there were a lot of people around him trying to keep him out of the team so that it wouldn’t spread,” Donovan said.

Dragic is averaging 7.2 points and 2.8 assists off the bench.

load up

Medical staff are still watching security guards, Donovan said Zach LaVine After hurting his left knee in back-to-back games, it sounded like LaVine’s load management schedule from the start of the season was long gone.

“I’m fine,” said Lavigne. “I’ve played every game since the beginning of the season, so I’ve played more games than anyone else on the team.”

LaVine last played in November, missing the first of two games. Since then he has not missed a match.


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