Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison Tests Positive For COVID-19

Bulls head coach Billy Donovan announced that forward Chandler Hutchison has tested positive for COVID-19, ESPN’s Eric Woodyard writes.

Hutchison is currently in Washington, D.C., where Chicago beat the Wizards on Thursday. In addition to Hutchison, the Bulls were without Lauri Markkanen, Ryan Arcidiacono and Tomas Satoransky for Friday’s tilt against the Bucks under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

“He’s going through the NBA safety and protocols,” Donovan said of Hutchinson.

This is not the Bulls’ first encounter with COVID-19 this season. Noah Vonleh tested positive during the preseason and was subsequently released. Guard Garrett Temple confirmed he tested positive in late November.

Hutchison, 24, has appeared in four games for Chicago this season, averaging 3.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG off the bench. He will have to clear the league’s safety and protocols before returning, which includes a quarantine period and producing several negative COVID-19 tests.

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12 thoughts on “Bulls’ Chandler Hutchison Tests Positive For COVID-19

  1. hiflew

    It looks like those league protocols are useful after all and not just a conspiracy to put the Rockets a couples of games behind everyone else.

    • HailRodgers12$

      But what about building team chemistry with all those new teammates harden isn’t going to pass to anyway..?

      • Little_Dunker_45

        Isn’t Harden like top 10 triple doubles all time? That includes assists so…yeah I think he can pass.

        If you come here just to bash Harden at least come up with something original (and factual) to say. I’ll wait…

          • Little_Dunker_45

            Don’t worry being sensitive and being smarter than u r not mutually exclusive.

            Another day, another dunk lol

            • hiflew

              I don’t tend to equate people too lazy to write out the words “you” and “are” as smarter than anyone. But that’s just me.

  2. raz427

    If we’re discussing a real Harden deal for Chicago

    Harden
    PJ Tucker

    Lavine
    Thad Young 2022 team option TBD
    Satornsky 2022 team option TBD
    WCJ 4th year player TBD
    Future 1st top 10 protected 2023
    Future 2nd round pick unprotected 2024
    Future unprotected 2025 pick

    White
    Harden
    OPJ
    Tucker
    Gafford

    Wall
    Lavine
    Gordon
    Wood
    WCJ

    • raz427

      SMH I forgot Markkanen would be the stretch 4, then Tucker is the 3. OPJ off the bench. My fault.

      • hiflew

        Houston would never accept that package for Harden alone let alone Harden and Tucker.

        A better package for the two would be
        Porter
        White
        Markkanen
        Carter
        along with 1sts in 22, 24, & 26

        Anything less and Houston will probably just keep Harden and muddle along.

        • raz427

          White in untouchable. Harden already had massive baggage and is a notorious coach killer. I would do that deal and replace White with LaVine, and make those picks Top 10 protected until 2026.

          • hiflew

            When you are a mediocre team trading for a top 5 player in the game, there is pretty much no one that is untouchable.

            Plus any team trading for Harden is not likely to be picking in the top 10, so I don’t think protections are that important.

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