Dwyane Wade could miss a second consecutive game against the Los Angeles Lakers, as the Bulls star is dealing with a fractured root canal that forced him to have a tooth extracted on Tuesday.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said that Wade, who missed the Wednesday shootaround, would be re-evaluated before the game, and a decision would be made.
Wade missed the game in Los Angeles last week so that he could get a breather on the back end of a back-to-back.
One player that still isn’t a game-time decision for the Bulls is Doug McDermott, who will miss his seventh consecutive game after he suffered a second concussion of the season almost two weeks ago.
“Every case is individualized,’’ Hoiberg said of McDermott in the concussion protocol. “You look at it based on what their symptoms are, and Doug, unfortunately has two of them in this early portion of the season, so he’s just not ready yet. From talking to our team doctor he’ll continue to get treatments, continue to be re-evaluated on a daily basis, and hopefully we’ll get him back soon.’’