Latest update on DeMar DeRozan’s injury for the Bulls (Updated: Mar. 24)

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DeMar Darnell DeRozan (born August 7, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The latest on the status of the Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan injury

Injury: Quadriceps

Injury Status: Game Time Decision

UPDATE (Mar. 24):

DeRozan might not be able to play against the Trail Blazers on Friday because of a quadriceps injury.

DeRozan left Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia because he strained his right quadriceps. It’s not clear yet if he’ll be able to play on the road on Friday.

He missed five games in January and February because of the same problem, but the Bulls are still trying to get into the play-in tournament. If he can’t play on Friday, Chicago could use more of Javonte Green (knee) and Derrick Jones.

UPDATE (Mar. 23):

Demar DeRozan suffered a right quad strain and will not return to Wednesday’s game, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Now, he should be considered questionable at best for Friday’s game in Portland. The good news is that DeRozan was able to walk off the court under his own power.

UPDATE (Mar. 22):

DeMar DeRozan played all 46 minutes and finished with 25 points (10-22 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and 1 block during Monday’s 109-105 double-overtime win over the 76ers.

The 33-year-old forward has scored more than 20 points in five straight games and eight of nine in March, averaging 27.8 points, 6.1 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.3 threes on the month while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor and a surprising 44.4 percent (12-for-27) from long distance.

DeRozan is putting together a stretch of strong play as the Bulls try to make the play-in tournament.

UPDATE (Mar. 20):

Saturday night’s 113-99 victory over the Heat was a huge one for the Bulls.

The Bulls were led by DeMar DeRozan, who played a season-high 41 minutes and contributed 24 points (10-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3 steals.

UPDATE (Mar. 18):

On Friday, in a 139-131 double-overtime victory over the Timberwolves, DeRozan scored 49 points (15-25 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 17-18 FT), grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, and swiped 3 steals in 52 minutes of action.

DeRozan’s 49 points are the most he’s ever scored in a single season and the third-most he’s ever scored in a single game in his entire professional career.

UPDATE (Mar. 17):

DeRozan scored 33 points (10-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 9-11 FT) in 40 minutes Wednesday night as Toronto fell to Sacramento by a score of 117-114. He also added three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

On Wednesday, DeRozan had his highest point total for the Bulls since January 7; however, it was not enough as Sacramento edged out a victory in the waning seconds.

Recently, the experienced forward’s offensive assertiveness has waned. In his last nine games, however, he has been a reliable scorer, averaging 23.4 points on 52/42/77 percent shooting.

UPDATE (Mar. 15):

DeRozan scored 27 points (9-21 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-10 FT) and added seven boards, five assists, two blocks, and a steal in 39 minutes in Saturday’s 119-111 victory over the Rockets.

DeRozan had a solid fantasy season overall, with unusually strong showings in blocks and threes, but he hasn’t been the pillar in free throw percentage that fantasy managers were probably looking for.

DeRozan’s 7-for-10 performance on Saturday brought his season average to 73.2 percent on 6.8 shots per game over his previous six games. He’s still shooting 86.8 percent from the free throw line this season, so his current slump shouldn’t worry fantasy managers too much.