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Michael Carter-Williams out 3-4 weeks with knee injury

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NBA: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Damn, it was fun to have the Bulls be 'all available' for 3 games there...

From Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com:

Michael Carter-Williams will miss 3-4 weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee, source told ESPN. Also suffered a sprained left wrist on Monday night.

It was an injury suffered on this play in the Bulls win over the Nets:

Especially unfortunate as that play was a great defensive one from MCW and the Bulls, as they gave up a live-ball turnover and hustled back to prevent an easy score (the Nets wound up not scoring at all.

Carter-Williams was acquired near the end of training camp and was immediately handed the backup PG job. No other options really stood out in the preseason. Though you’d figure that given his hot shooting, Isaiah Canaan will get a chance (likely alongside Wade who’ll handle the ball). We should also be seeing more Denzel Valentine minutes as a result of this.

On the bright side, we won’t have to hear Neil Funk call the guy ‘Michael Carter’ for no apparent reason.

The Bulls play next on Wednesday in Boston.