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LA Lakers vs Chicago Bulls: Injury Report, Predicted Lineups and Start 5 – December 19, 2021

Two historic franchises in the NBA, LA Lakers and Chicago Bulls, is preparing for a hot contest at the Unity Center in Chicago.

The Los Angeles Lakers are currently sixth in the Western Conference standings with a 16-14 record, after winning three of their last four games against the likes of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic. LeBron James Continue to be their star as King James is currently averaging over 25 points per game this season.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls, after a great start to the season, have been devastated by the absence of their superstars. Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. With that said, they are sitting as second seed in the Eastern Conference and will be hoping to get their season back on track after their last two games were postponed.


LA Lakers Injury Report

Los Angeles Lakers will need their star LeBron James to appear again
Los Angeles Lakers will need their star LeBron James to appear again

LA Lakers superstar Anthony Davis was ruled out of the game after sustaining a knee injury against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Davis will be reevaluated in four weeks’ time. Meanwhile, veterans Trevor Ariza likely to make his pre-season debut against the Bulls as he is listed as problematic for the game.

Dwight Howard, Monk Malik, Avery Bradley, Talen Horton-Tucker, Austin Reeves, and Kendrick Nunn were all absent from the game after testing positive and participating in health and safety protocols.

Player Status Reason
Anthony Davis Outside Knee
Trevor Ariza Doubts Fish’s eyes
Monk Malik Outside Covid-19
Avery Bradley Outside Covid-19
Talen Horton-Tucker Outside Covid-19
Austin Reeves Outside Covid-19
Dwight Howard Outside Covid-19

Chicago Bulls injury report

Chicago Bulls superstar Zach LaVine
Chicago Bulls superstar Zach LaVine

Superstar Zach LaVine will be a major shortcoming for the Chicago Bulls as he’s on health and safety protocols and won’t be in the game. Derrick Jones Jr., Ayo Dosunmu, Troy Brown Jr. and Alize Johnson were both absent for Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls. However, they will have the services of Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic.

Player Status Reason
Zach LaVine Outside Covid-19
Derrick Jones Jr. Outside Covid-19
Alize Johnson Outside Covid-19
Troy Brown Jr. Outside Covid-19
Ayo Dosunmu Outside Covid-19

LA Lakers vs Chicago Bulls: Predicted Lineups

LA Lakers

Russell Westbrook and Wayne Ellington are both poised to be the last mile for the Lakers, with LeBron James and Kent Bazemore set to start on the main run. With Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard absent, let’s hope DeAndre Jordan continues to start as the LA Lakers’ big man.

Chicago Bulls

With Zach LaVine absent, the task will fall to Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso to handle the back lane duties for the Bulls. Javonte Green and DeMar DeRozan are expected to take the lead with big man Nikola Vucevic starting at center.

DeMar could play against the Lakers. “It’s been 10 dull days… physically, conditioning wise I feel like I’ll be fine.”


LA Lakers vs Chicago Bulls: Starting 5 Game Predictions

LA Lakers

Protect points – Russell Westbrook; Guard – Wayne Ellington; Small progress – Kent Bazemore; Power transition – LeBron James; center – DeAndre Jordan.

Chicago Bulls

Protect points – Ball Lonzo; Guard – Alex Caruso; Small progress – DeMar DeRozan; Power transition – Green Javonte; center – Nikola Vucevic.

Also check: Complete NBA TV schedule for the 2021-22 season



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