Bulls’ wing depth is shot as Chandler Hutchison joins Otto Porter Jr. on the pine with injury
The Chicago Bulls’ depth on the wings has taken another hit, as Chandler Hutchinson has joined Otto Porter Jr. on the team’s injury report.
According to a report from K.C. Johnson of NBC Chicago, Hutchinson has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s matchup against the Pistons due to sore shins. He is currently without a timetable for return:
“Hutch is out. He has very sore shins, and doesn’t feel comfortable going,” Bulls head coach Jim Boylen said after Wednesday’s shootaround, via K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. “He came in yesterday and it flared up for him, and today it was very sore. We held him out of shootaround, he did a couple things and those things bothered him. So, I’m not gonna put anybody in jeopardy of hurting something else because something’s hurt. I’m not doing that.”
In his seven appearances with the Bulls this season (five starts), Hutchison has racked up averages of 8.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting from the field (36.4 percent from beyond the arc), 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 20.6 minutes per outing. The second-year man missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury.
The Bulls’ wing depth was already thin, and now their two primary small forwards are sidelined. Denzel Valentine, Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaquille Harrison will all be considered to take the spot in the starting lineup, so we’ll be seeing a lot of three-guard lineups.
Porter is slated to miss at least two more weeks after MRI results showed bone bruising in his left foot.
Wednesday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Pistons is set to tip inside the United Center at at 8:00 p.m. ET.