Age: 51 Height: 6-5 Weight: 189 lbs School: UCLA
The Chicago Bulls will shoot for their third win in a row when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Chicago is coming off back-to-back victories over the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets to pull within two games of .500 during its first season under head coach Billy Donovan. With another triumph, the Bulls would match their longest winning streak of the season.
Julius Randle and Zach LaVine are in, but no Heat players are.
There was a playful moment involving Chicago rookie forward Patrick Williams and guard Zach LaVine following the Bulls' victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday that highlighted the levity attached to the lobbying to get LaVine selected as an All-Star Game reserve. With LaVine to his left essentially coaching the answers, Williams declared that LaVine is an All-Star. The prodding was equal parts obvious and humorous -- LaVine was clearly visible on the post-game Zoom call -- but it was also unnecessary given how productive LaVine has been this season.
Carter matched a season-high with 5 assists in Saturday's win over the Kings, and made Zach LaVine's life easier in the process.
Now that Milwaukee has snapped its longest losing streak in more than four years, thanks to Friday night's home-court win over Oklahoma City, the Bucks will try to prolong another team's misery. The Sacramento Kings, losers of six straight, visit the Bucks on Sunday night. The Kings couldn't contain Zach LaVine during a 122-114 loss to the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday night.