Malika Andrews: Bobby Portis will also play tonight against the Kings, he said. He will come off the bench.
Malika Andrews: Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn will not play for the Bulls tonight against the Celtics. Boylen said he expects them back “soon, any day.”
KC Johnson: Bobby Portis said he went through whole practice and feels fine. Also, no target date yet for return.
Hoiberg said that Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn felt "okay" after participating in the non-contact portions of yesterday's practice. "They are still a ways away," Hoiberg said. "We are not going to get too far ahead of ourselves with those guys, being injuries to their knees." Hoiberg said they'll both participate in workouts today that are "a lot more strenuous than the non contact stuff yesterday."
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg says Markkanen is planning to do some contact tomorrow, hoping he’ll be ready for full practice shortly after. Said Dunn & Portis ran at 80% #Bulls
KC Johnson: Hoiberg on Portis injury: "Bobby has been so durable early in his career. Just to see his reaction, you knew it was something serious when he went flying in the crowd. We’re thankful it wasn’t a more severe injury."
Mike McGraw: #Bulls official update is moderate MCL sprain for Bobby Portis, expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Basically same injury as Dunn.
The Chicago Bulls announced today that an MRI has confirmed that forward Bobby Portis sustained a moderate sprain of the MCL of his right knee during the game vs. the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 24. It is estimated he will be out for four-to-six weeks.
Mike McGraw: #Bulls are not practicing today. Should get a Bobby Portis injury update at some point. He injured right knee in fourth quarter and will likely miss some time.
Bulls power forward Bobby Portis revealed Saturday that he has been playing through a foot injury for the past two months after an incident with a heat pack. Portis said the injury occurred before a March 4 game against the Los Angeles Clippers. "The heat pack burned me before the game," Portis said. "I was actually on the [trainer's] table. I couldn't feel it. I had my headphones in, but I didn't feel [the pack] burn through. ... Ever since then, it's been hurting."
Portis said that he didn't want to reveal the injury and risk losing his place in the rotation. "I had a third-degree burn on my foot," Portis said. "On top of my foot. Every time I tied my shoe up, it was right there on the spot. After the game, it would be bloody and nasty."
May 13, 2021 | 9:32 pm EDT Update
Brian Robb: Celtics have officially locked up the No. 7 seed in East with losses tonight by Hornets and Pacers. They will host No. 8 seed on Tuesday night at Garden in play-in tournament.
Scott Agness: Bucks continue their dominance over the Pacers, winning 142-133. Pacers severely undermanned. T.J. McConnell scored a career-high 23pts. JHoliday (had his best offensive night as a Pacer: 26pts, 8 made 3s. Giannis with 40/15. Up next: vs Lakers on Sat.
Law Murray: 113-90 Clippers win in Charlotte means that Phoenix won’t be clinching the division tonight. Clippers in Houston tomorrow. They’re done with the Eastern Conference… unless they win the Western Conference Finals.
Mirjam Swanson: Nic Batum on Ty’s insistence that he let it fly: “I just let the game come to me, I just try to make the right play… I don’t try to force. I haven’t shot in five minutes, I have to take a shot. No.”
May 13, 2021 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Last week, The Post reported that Webber’s return for next year was very much in question. There had been no contract negotiations. There was a feeling that TNT did not want him back and maybe he didn’t want to return.
Nick Friedell: JTA: “I’m a Warrior for life. Regardless if I’m here the rest of my career or I’m just here for another year, this is always going to be a part of my heart and a part of me…I grew up idolizing Larry Hughes, now I get to play with Stephen Curry.”