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Rose, Hamilton injury update

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Rose, Hamilton injury update

Derrick Rose took a hard fall Wednesday in Detroit hitting his left elbow but there's no need to worry. Rose continued to play through the pain, scoring 17 points and 10 assists and showed positive signs after an x-ray on his elbow. According to CSNChicago.com's Aggrey Sam, he will play vs. the Orlando Magic Friday night. embedly_twitter_92582465background:url(http:a0.twimg.comimagesthemestheme1bg.png) C0DEED; padding:20px; embedly_twitter_92582465 pbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 0px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_92582465 .embedly_tweet_contentbackground:fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px embedly_twitter_92582465 p span.metadatadisplay:block;width:100;clear:both;margin-top:0px;height:40px; padding-bottom: 12px; embedly_twitter_92582465 p span.metadata span.authorline-height:15px;color:999;font-size:14px embedly_twitter_92582465 p span.metadata span.author aline-height:15px;font-size:20px;vertical-align:middle embedly_twitter_92582465 p span.metadata span.author imgfloat:left;margin:0 10px 0 0px;width:48px;height:48px embedly_twitter_92582465 p a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_92582465 p a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_92582465 .embedly_timestampfont-size:13px;display:inline-block;margin-top: 5px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .components-above span.embedly_timestampfont-size:10px;margin-top: 1px;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_92582465 a color: 0084B4; text-decoration:none; embedly_twitter_92582465 a:hovertext-decoration:underline embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-screen-name font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-full-name padding-left: 4px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actionsmargin-left: 10px;font-size:13px;display:inline-block;width:250px embedly_twitter_92582465 .components-above span.tweet-actionsfont-size:10px embedly_twitter_92582465 .controlsline-height:12px!important embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions a margin-left:5px embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions a bfont-weight:normal embedly_twitter_92582465 .components-above span.tweet-actions a bvertical-align:baseline;line-height:12px embedly_twitter_92582465 .components-above .tweet-textfont-size:13px;vertical-align:baseline embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-image float: left; width: 40px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-user-block-image float: left; width: 48px; height: 48px embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-row margin-left: 40px; margin-top: 3px;line-height: 17px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-user-block margin-left: -40px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .stream-item padding-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 12px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .simple-tweet-image img margin-top: 4px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .simple-tweet-content margin: 0 0 13px 0px; font-size: 14px; min-height:48px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .in-reply-to-border border-color: EBEBEB; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px 0 0; embedly_twitter_92582465 .in-reply-to-text margin-left: 4px; padding-left: 8px; padding-right: 10px; color: 999; font-size: 12px; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions i background: transparent url(http:a2.twimg.coma1306889658phoeniximgsprite-icons.png) no-repeat;width:15px;height:15px;margin:0 4px -3px 3px;outline: none; text-indent:-99999px;vertical-align:baseline;display:inline-block;position:relative; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions a.retweet-action i background-position:-192px 0; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions a.reply-action i background-position:0 0; embedly_twitter_92582465 .tweet-actions a.favorite-action i background-position:-32px 0; @CSNBullsInsider
Aggrey Sam Derrick (elbow) participated in Bulls AM shootaround in Orlando, will play vs. Magic tonight. Rip (groin) is a game-time decision.
Jan 06 via txtFavoriteRetweetReplyRichard Hamilton, however is still suffering from an injured groin. After scoring 14 points and five assists Wednesday night he started to feel "sore." He will be a game-time decision Friday according to Sam.

Loyola's March Madness hero Donte Ingram will play with Bulls' Summer League team

Loyola's March Madness hero Donte Ingram will play with Bulls' Summer League team

Donte Ingram's 2018 keeps getting better and better.

The March Madness hero, who buried a game-winning 3-pointer in the first round of Loyola's win over Miami, will play on the Bulls' Summer League team.

Ingram, a Simeon Academy graduate, had himself an incredible senior season with the Ramblers, who advanced all the way to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed.

In five NCAA Tournament games Ingram averaged 7.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Ramblers. He also had 18 points in the MVC Conference Championship Game to secure the Ramblers' March Madness berth.

He'll join first-round draft picks Wendell Carter Jr. and Chandler Hutchison on the Las Vegas Summer League team, which will begin play early next month.

Here's why the Bulls didn't take Michael Porter Jr. last night

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Here's why the Bulls didn't take Michael Porter Jr. last night

There was angst and anger among the Bulls fan base following the team's selection of Wendell Carter in Thursday's NBA Draft. Though the team had been linked to Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. - and he was far and away the biggest fan favorite - the Bulls passed on the former No. 1 prospect, opting to play it safe and find a complement to Lauri Markkanen on the frontline.

Porter fell farther than just past the Bulls at No. 7. Cleveland opted for Collin Sexton. The Knicks and Sixers went with wings similar to Porter in Kevin Knox and Mikal Bridges.

Porter didn't hear his name called until the very last selection of the Lottery, with the Nuggets grabbing the 6-foot-10 scorer. It's a dice roll for Denver, but one it can afford after it won 47 games and was Game No. 82 away from making the postseason. They're a team on the rise that doesn't need an immediate contribution from a rookie. And that's good, because Porter might not be contributing at all in his rookie season.

Gar Forman and John Paxson were asked about whether Porter was in consideration at No. 7, and if his medicals played any part in the decision to pass.

And while Forman wouldn't address medical situations, he did say the Bulls were in contact with Porter throughout the draft process.

"We spent time with Mike, he’s a great young man," Paxson said. "We’re not gonna talk about medical things. We go through a diligent process every single year.

"This year we probably had more debate and dialogue as a staff. Varying degrees of opinion were really strong. We wish him the best out in Denver."

Paxson didn't say that "debate and dialogue" necessarily included Porter, but multiple reports said the Bulls weren't interested in Porter when it came down to choosing at No. 7.

And it makes sense. The Bulls are in a position where they're beginning to move along in their rebuild. They needed a contributor, and someone who could play right away. Porter wasn't that player, and he wasn't going to be a great fit with Markkanen and Zach LaVIne anyway.

It'll always be fun to think about what could have been, but the injury risk was simply too high for the Bulls to consider using an important 7th pick on a guy who might not play for 16 months.