The Chicago Bulls announced today that rookie Center, Wendell Carter Jr., will miss 8-12 weeks.
It's quite possible #Bulls rookie center Wendell Carter Jr. could miss the remainder of the season. If he's out 12 weeks (back end of timeline), that takes him through April 12. Regular-season finale is April 10.
— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) January 18, 2019
Carter Jr. who was drafted with the 7th pick in the 2018 draft has shown promise this year. He plays a hard styled defensive game and with due time his offensive game will start to improve.
If Wendell Carter Jr'.'s season is over, a distinct possibility, he'll finish with averages of 10.3 points, 7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 blocks in 44 games.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 18, 2019
This is a huge hit to the Bulls young core who already has struggled to play on the court together. Zach Lavine, Lauri Markkanen, and Kris Dunn have all missed time this year, hurting the team’s development and chemistry.
At this point, I would just sit Carter for the rest of the season. Let him get the proper healing he needs and come back stronger next year.