Chicago — Jazz shooting guard Raja Bell (internal matter) won't be available for a game Saturday night against the Bulls.
Utah announced Bell's absence at 2:30 p.m. CT.
Bell had started the last three games for the Jazz, after missing six consecutive contests due to a strained left adductor.
With Bell out, Utah coach Tyrone Corbin could start Gordon Hayward, C.J. Miles or Alec Burks at the 2.
Hayward spent the first 36 games of the season as the Jazz's starting small forward and filled in at shooting guard during Bell's six-game absence, teaming with Josh Howard in the first unit. Hayward was moved to the bench Monday against Cleveland.
Burks filled in for Bell at shooting guard Friday during Utah's road loss to Philadelphia, playing the final 10 minutes and 3 seconds, and closing the game against 76ers shooting guard Evan Turner.
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