Thanks to Carter’s 19 points and 12 rebounds, as well as a defense that looked like it had somewhere else to be all evening, the Bulls dropped to 3-8 since the roster facelift, losing 115-106. After the game, coach Billy Donovan wasn’t about to sugarcoat this one. “We are not in a position right now to be looking at anybody and thinking we’re better than anybody,’’ Donovan said. “It doesn’t make a difference who we line up against. It could be a college team or high school team. If we’re not going [to] really be desperate and have that sense of urgency, I think this idea of when we sit there and say, ‘Well this team’s record is this.’ ‘This is one of the worst teams.’ Well, where are we at?’’
Kerith Burke: James Wiseman is around the team during the homestand, and he plans to spend much of his off-season in San Francisco to work with the Warriors training staff. Kerr called Wiseman “willing” and “patient” about his rehab.
Kendra Andrews: Steve Kerr says it’s hard to say when Eric Paschall is coming back. His injury has healed well, but he’s still getting back in condition. He’s been able scrimmage a bit, but since the team hasn’t practiced much, most of Paschall’s work has been done solo. He’s still day to day.
Jovan Buha: The Lakers list Kyle Kuzma (lower back tightness) as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against Phoenix. Talen Horton-Tucker (right calf strain) and Alex Caruso are questionable. LeBron James and Dennis Schröder are out.