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Bulls' Jones out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

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Chicago Bulls forward Derrick Jones Jr. is expected to miss two-to-four weeks after exiting Wednesday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets with a bone bruise in his right knee, the team announced Thursday.

Notably, Jones did not suffer any damage to his ligaments.

In 31 appearances for the Bulls this season, Jones has averaged 6.3 points and 3.4 rebounds in just over 17 minutes per game.

The 24-year-old started his six most recent outings with Chicago's previous starting small forward, Javonte Green, sidelined multiple weeks by a groin injury. Green himself entered the Bulls' starting lineup in large part because Opening Night starter Patrick Williams suffered a season-ending wrist injury in his fifth game of the campaign.

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