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Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison out ‘for some time’ due to personal issue

Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 1: Chandler Hutchison #15 of the Chicago Bulls shoots the ball during training camp on December 1, 2020 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Joe Pinchin/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison has played fewer than 12 minutes since contracting coronavirus in late December.

He’ll remain out of Chicago’s lineup longer.

Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago:

Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison is out indefinitely with a personal issue, head coach Billy Donovan said before the team’s matchup with the Washington Wizards Monday night.

“The conversations I have had with him have been absolutely terrific. I give him a lot of credit. He’s handled himself like a complete pro,” Donovan said. “But right now there’s some things he needs to focus on personally and that’s where his attention is at.”

Donovan said he doesn’t know how long Hutchison’s absence will endure, but that he will continue to be with the team and on the sideline for games.

“We had a conversation right before the (second Magic) game a little bit,” Donovan said. “And I wanted to get back and have him sleep on some things and digest some things about the things he expressed to me. And when we got back (to Chicago) we had a chance to visit a little bit further and obviously with what he’s dealing with right now, it’s gonna be apparent that he’s gonna be out for some time.

It seems a bit odd Hutchison will go so long without playing – but still be with the team and at games.

Hopefully, whatever he’s going through turns out alright.