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Report: Bulls rookie Chandler Hutchison undergoes MRI for toe injury

Chandler Hutchison

Chicago Bulls rookie wing Chandler Hutchison underwent an MRI on Saturday morning due to a right toe injury, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.

Hutchison had X-rays on Friday night, which raised concern that Hutchison could be sidelined for an extended period of time.

On the season, Hutchison has played in 44 games and made 14 starts, averaging 5.2 points and 4.2 rebounds over 20.3 minutes per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor, 28 percent from three-point range and 60.5 percent from the free-throw line.

The 22-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at Boise State University, was selected by the Bulls in the first round (22nd pick overall) of the NBA Draft back in June.

While he is primarily a defensive specialist thus far in his young NBA career, Hutchison was an explosive scorer in college, registering 20 points per game while making 47.5 percent of his field-goal attempts, 35.9 percent of his long-distance tries and 72.8 percent of his foul shots during his senior campaign. He also averaged 7.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals across 31 minutes a night.

A rare four-year collegiate player, Hutchison arrived at Boise State for the 2014-15 campaign but did not become a full-time starter until his junior season, when he recorded 17.4 points, 7.8 boards, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals through 31.7 minutes per game while connecting on 49.5 percent of his shots, 37.7 percent of his triples and 66.5 percent of his free throws.

The Bulls currently own a record of 11-38 and have lost 12 of their last 13 games, most recently falling to the Los Angeles Clippers.

They will take on the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday afternoon.