Chicago Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan won’t be with the team for Wednesday’s match against the Orlando Magic due to a family matter, but he’s anticipated to return on Friday, as reported by Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report.
This marks DeRozan’s inaugural absence this season, despite not being listed on the initial injury report.
Alex Caruso, dealing with a toe issue, is uncertain for the game; if he returns, he’ll likely replace DeRozan.
In the event of Caruso’s continued absence, Patrick Williams is expected to rejoin the starting lineup.
DeRozan’s sideline stint is a brief one, ensuring that Caruso or Williams will experience a performance boost only for Wednesday’s game.