For the first time all season, Mike Dunleavy will be available to the Bulls. The versatile wing said he is finally able to return from an injury that has kept him out the entire year.
Dunleavy was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report and was considered a true game-time decision. Roughly 45-minutes before the Bulls tip against the Minnesota Timberwolves Dunleavy said he was able to play.
Dunleavy sitting at his locker with a smile on his face. "I'm back."— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 7, 2016
The Bulls will need Dunleavy for depth, if nothing else. Jimmy Butler was ruled out earlier in the game after leaving Friday’s game with a knee injury.
Pau Gasol was also listed as questionable for the game and was considered a game time decision. The Bulls said Gasol would also be available Saturday night. Gasol missed only one game with a hand injury.
Pau Gasol and Mike Dunleavy are both available to play tonight for the #Bulls. Tipoff coming up at 7PM!— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) February 7, 2016
A back injury had kept Dunleavy sidelined for the entire season, to-date. Dunleavy had briefly been sent to the NBA D-League while recovering.