This is the first meeting this season between the Wizards and the team they eliminated from the 2014 NBA Playoffs.
When: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: The United Center in Chicago, Illinois
Watch on: CSN-Mid Atlantic if you're in the DMV. CSN-Chicago for the folks in the Midwest. League Pass for everyone else.
Listen to: 99.1 FM - WNEW
Bradley Beal (ankle) and Alan Anderson (fibula) are still out for the Wizards while Kris Humphries (knee) and Nene (triceps) are questionable. It looks like Marcin Gortat's blood-squirting ear won't affect his ability to play on Monday.
UPDATE: But it appears Gortat's knee may cause some issues:
Nene said he’s going to “try” to play tonight + Gortat might not play because of a left knee injury. It’s really swollen. Hurt it in Orlando— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) January 11, 2016
For the Bulls, Mike Dunleavy (back) is out. Joakim Noah will play tonight.
Most Likely Wizards Killer
Bulls' rookie power forward Bobby Portis has been on a tear lately and his superb play have led many to speculate whether the Bulls might trade a big man or two at the trade deadline. He didn't play well in his last game, but in the six games before that - all wins for the Bulls - he averaged 10 points and eight rebounds per contest.
If Nene and Humphries can't go, Portis could take advantage of the smaller players at the 4-spot for the Wizards and gobble up rebounds while scoring with ease in the paint.