Chicago Bulls reserve guard C.J. Watson underwent an MRI late Monday confirming he won't need surgery. However that doesn't mean he's ready to hit the court. According to the Chicago Tribune, Watson planned to travel with the Bulls to Detroit Wednesday but he is now day-to-day and may not play at all this week. Watson suffered a sprained left elbow in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game which sidelined him Tuesday. Coach Tom Thibodeau told the Tribune that he needs to manage the pain and get the swelling down. He commented, "As soon as he's ready to go, he'll go. He's as tough as they come."On the bright side, the Tribune is also reporting that Richard Hamilton could play Wednesday when the Bulls visitDetroit. It won't be easy though. Hamilton told the Tribune, "I just don't know how I'm going to act. When I get to the arena, I'm sure it will be emotional."Hamilton played nine seasons and won a championship while with the Pistons. He was dealing with a sore groin, which has sidelined him for two straight games.
Mark Schanowski and Mark Strotman break down what the Bulls need to do to get back on track on this edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
A stellar win over the Grizzlies on Sunday has all but been forgotten, as the Bulls lost to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Now back under .500 for the fourth time this season, the Bulls will have to regroup as they prepare for a back-to-back against the Hawks and Kings.
See what else they had to say in this week's Bulls Road Ahead.
In the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Justin O'Neil assess what went wrong for the Bulls in their Tuesday-night loss to the Mavericks and wonder why the Bulls struggle against good teams but win against the league's top teams.
Also, the guys discuss whether the Bulls are over reliant on isolation plays for Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade in the fourth quarter. And, Robin Lopez says he might start taking 3-pointers. What does Kendall think about the new era of the stretch five?
Plus, Kendall shares which NBA city was the biggest road party scene, and the guys discuss the possible comeback of Ben Gordon.