Malika Andrews: Bobby Portis (elbow) will be on a 28 minute restriction tonight against the Lakers.
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Darnell Mayberry: Bobby Portis (elbow) said he’ll play Tuesday against the Lakers.
KC Johnson: Jim Boylen said Dunn and Portis will play 20-24 minutes.
KC Johnson: Bobby Portis also said he’s playing vs. Kings.
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.”
Mike McGraw: Bobby Portis said he’s done 3 straight full practices and feels fine. #Bulls
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.
Mike McGraw: Hoiberg expects Bobby Portis (arm contusion) to play tonight. #Bulls
Mike McGraw: #Bulls say Bobby Portis is out tonight with a right arm injury. Odd timing.
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.”
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June 16, 2019 | 2:50 pm EDT Update
Tania Ganguli: For those asking about @Adrian Wojnarowski and @Bobby Marks’s report, I did hear yesterday that the trade was expected to be completed as soon as the moratorium ends, but there was some uncertainty about whether that would ultimately change. Seems there still is.
Albert Nahmad: Timing of Anthony Davis trade doesn’t need to be decided now… Lakers could enter Moratorium on 7/1, negotiate with free agents, determine how much cap room they need, then sweeten trade to push it back from 7/6 (tho everyday after 7/1 would delay the wait-version of the trade).
The Boston Celtics were serious about trading for Davis, as well. They were willing to discuss young, talented players such as Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, according to sources close to the negotiations. But the Celtics were never going to give up as much as the Lakers.
Calling those discussions in February “negotiations” is a bit of a stretch. The Pelicans were never serious about dealing with the Lakers then. They didn’t like being forced into this position by Davis and his representative, Rich Paul. And they probably weren’t going to let former general manager Dell Demps make this big of a decision anyway. So the Lakers — really just Johnson, because Demps wouldn’t talk to Pelinka — would call and Demps would write names on the board without giving them any feedback. Those names would leak publicly and do damage to the Lakers’ team chemistry.
When everyone came up for air and surveyed the damage, both sides realized there was still a hell of a deal to make if they could get over themselves. Said one source close to the negotiations, “The biggest difference this time was David Griffin [the new Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations]. He wasn’t involved before. He could negotiate frankly and fairly.”
NBA star Caron Butler was honored in his hometown of Racine on Saturday, June 15. The Racine City Council named a road after the former Milwaukee Bucks player: Caron Butler Drive. The road is the home of Dr. John Bryant Community Center, where Butler first picked up a basketball.