If you think the Bulls' season can't get any worse, boy have we got some news for you. Second-year man Wendell Carter Jr. was carted off of the floor with an ankle injury in Chicago's game against Dallas Monday night. If severe, this will deeply damage the Bulls chances of sneaking back into the playoff picture as the NBA season ramps up in 2020. They're currently three games behind the Brooklyn Nets, but Carter's massive presence inside will be sorely missed if this injury turns out to be one that keeps him sidelined for a while.
Carter was shelved for most the 2018 season after requiring left thumb surgery, and it'd be a shame for Bulls fans and the rest of the league if his clear talent was hampered by injury as his young career wears on. He's currently averaging 11.9 points-per-game, and is 11th in the association in rebounds, averaging 10 a night.