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Report: Bulls’ Michael Carter-Williams out 3-4 weeks

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 27: Michael Carter-Williams #7 of the Chicago Bulls handles the ball during a game against the Boston Celtics at the United Center on October 27, 2016 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. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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Let’s get the painful joke out of the way:

He didn’t take Derrick Rose’s number with the Bulls, but Michael Carter-Williams followed No. 1 with a knee injury.

Jeff Goodman of ESPN:

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Carter-Williams will miss 3-4 weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee, source told ESPN. Also suffered a sprained left wrist on Monday night.

Based on this timeline, Carter-Williams will miss 11-13 games.

This puts the Bulls’ rotation where it would have been before they traded for Carter-Williams. Isaiah Canaan likely plays more regularly behind Rajon Rondo with a chance Jerian Grant earns some minutes.

To a certain degree, Chicago can view Carter-Williams’ contributions as a bonus after trading a non-rotation player (Tony Snell) for him. This injury will just mean less of a bonus.