According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld , Carlos Boozer has his cast and pins removed from his fractured right hand Wednesday morning. And now he can start rehab today as well.
Aftr the initial injury, Boozer's timetable to return was for late November and potentially December. And everything seems to be right on that pace.
In his steed, Taj Gibson has been starting and has played well, averaging 13 points per game and almost five rebounds a game. So far, the Bulls are 2-1 and coming off a nice win against the Blazers Monday. And with Boozer set to return in a few weeks, it looks like Chicago will be able to weather the storm.
A lot of that was helped Tuesday by Luol Deng's 40 points against Portland, but maybe that's a taste of how Boozer's injury could be a good thing. With him out, players have been forced to step up. Deng is becoming a legit scoring threat on the wing, Derrick Rose has been fairly fantastic and now the Bulls' bench is deeper than previously thought because of Gibson's strong showing.
Barring any setbacks for Boozer or any other ninja gymbags that sneak up and take out his legs, he'll be back in a few weeks. And once he's there, Chicago will have a stout front line to go with a developing backcourt. Joakim Noah has been outstanding in the early going and once he gets his new tag-team partner, the Bulls might be ready to make a little noise.