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Wendell Carter Jr. hopes to return to Bulls’ lineup Thursday

Wendell Carter Jr. watched as his fellow first- and second-year players ran up and down the United Center court for the Rising Stars game Friday. He wanted to join them but couldn’t due to a high ankle sprain he suffered Jan. 6 in the Bulls’ loss to the Mavericks.

Still, Carter left NBA All-Star Weekend feeling extra motivated.

“I want to be on that big stage in front of everybody,” Carter said Tuesday. “That’s something that I’m definitely looking forward to accomplishing in my career.”

But for now, the primary goal for Carter and several other Bulls players is to get healthy.