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Antonio Blakeney out for rest of 2017-18 Bulls season with wrist fracture

Julius Randle and Antonio Blakeney

Antonio Blakeney has just been bursting on the scene for the Chicago Bulls and just as he was proving what he was worth, it seems it will be all over for this season.

Blakeney injured his wrist in Monday night’s game against the New York Knicks and after an MRI, the Bulls announced he was out for the season with a wrist fracture.

The former LSU guard went undrafted in the 2017 draft but played well enough in college to get a look on the Bulls Summer League team.

Although he didn’t make the Bulls roster, he was offered a spot on their G-League Roster by the way of a two-way contract.

For the Windy City Bulls, he played in 32 games averaging 32 points and 6.6 rebounds a contest. He went up and down between the two teams, but before the injury, he looked like he would probably spend the rest of the season with the NBA team.

With the Chicago Bulls this season, he averaged 7.9 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 16.5 minutes. He, of course, will be out the rest of the season but if he continues to improve this off-season, there is a good chance that he could find himself on the Bulls opening game roster next season.