LaVine (knee), who took part in his first full-contact practice Monday following February surgery to repair his ACL, suggested that he's hopeful to make his Bulls and season debut in mid-to-late December, Sam Smith of the Bulls' official site reports. "It should be [mid or late December]," LaVine said when asked about the return timeline Monday. "That's what I'm going for. As long as I'm progressing and I'm doing what I need to on the court, this thing could go fast and I could be out there playing with the guys. My jumping and my athleticism are good. All my strength numbers are there. [I've] been out of basketball -- contact wise -- for nine months, and that's not going to come back in two or three practices. I have to get my timing down. I've been doing everything from dunking to running. Only thing I hadn't been cleared for was contact. I've been pushing it as much as I can."
Hardaway, who is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Clippers, implied Sunday that his sore left foot would likely prevent him from suiting up for the contest, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. "I think it was just nagging, just nagging pain right there and me continuing to play on it, it got worse," Hardaway said of the injury, which he first started feeling the morning after playing 37 minutes in a Nov. 15 game against the Jazz. "Just not really taking it serious. I'm thinking, 'I'm strong enough, able enough to go out there and compete, so it's not really that much. I don't feel nothing as bad, so no need for me to get it right.' But it got worse and worse and worse."
Fleetwood closed with a two-over 74 on Sunday at the DP World Tour Championship to finish 11-under and tied for 21st. The result was good enough for Fleetwood to remain in the No. 1 spot on the Euro Tour's Race to Dubai standings as the season came to a close.