Patrick Williams will miss the start of the season at Chicago Bulls with a severe ankle sprain | Argentina

Chicago Bulls has been one of the most active teams in the offseason, adding weight hires (DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, among others) to try to return to the Playoffs after seeing how his reconstruction started with several young people failed. Of course, a key piece of that nucleus remains, such as Patrick Williams, who faces his second year with the banner of being the starting power forward and with the chance to become a defensive pillar. Nevertheless, you will have to see the start of the Regular Phase from the outside.

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And it is that this Friday, those of Illinois reported that the former Florida State He suffered a severe sprain to his right ankle during optional individual jobs, a problem that will require a recovery of between 4 and 6 weeks. This means that not only will the training camp be missed, but also the official premiere on October 20 against the Detroit Pistons.

Williams, # 4 in the 2020 Draft, had had a solid season as a rookie within overall team irregularities, averaging 9.2 points (48.3% field), 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 27.9 minutes, playing his 71 games as a starter.

In turn, the Bulls updated Coby White’s health status, another of the young values ​​that remain and that had suffered a injury to the left shoulder during the offseason that required surgery. The franchise reported that the point guard has made steady progress over the past four months and it is anticipated that it will make its return in November. In his year as a sophomore, the # 7 of the 2019 Draft averaged 15.1 points (35.9% triple), 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 31.2 minutes, playing 54 of his 69 games from the start.

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