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NBA Live Thread: Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 PM

The woeful Chicago Bulls, racked by trade rumors and some injuries, come to Barclays Center to face the Nets who are on the back end of a back-by-back.

Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

The Brooklyn Nets are back at home Sunday night after beating the Miami Heat 24 hours earlier in the friendly confines of Barclays Center. A win would put the Nets back at .500. They’re currently 7-8 despite their raft of injuries. Meanwhile, the Bulls are off to a horrible start at 5-12, including only one win in seven attempts on the road.

Zach Lavine, the Bulls best player and best asset in a rebuild, is averaging 22.3 points a game, but rumors fly that he’s available for the right price. Not a good look for a franchise that seems to have been in a rebuild mode for 30 years, getting beyond the second round only once since Michael Jordan left.

WHO: Chicago Bulls (5-12) at Brooklyn Nets (7-8)

WHEN: 7:30 PM ET

WHERE: YES Network (TV); WFAN-FM (Radio)

From our Game Preview...

BK injuries: No Ben Simmons, Cam Thomas, or Dennis Smith Jr.

CHI injuries: Alex Caruso (left toe strain) and Zach Lavine (right foot soreness) are questionable. Lonzo Ball is out for the season.

The game: Chicago is at a critical point in their journey and fans are watching every move closely. For tonight, Lavine will have to contend with Mikal Bridges.

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