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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March 18, 2019 | 9:33 pm EDT Update
James Edwards III: Blake Griffin-less #Pistons fall to the Kevin Love-less #Cavs, 126-119. Detroit is 0-3 in games in which Griffin has missed with rest. Pistons move to 36-34 on season and begin a West Coast excursion on Thursday, starting in Phoenix.
March 18, 2019 | 9:24 pm EDT Update
Eddie Sefko: Dirk Nowitzki hecks out at 7:23, hugs Rick Carlisle and high-fives pretty much anybody within his long arm’s reach. Mission accomplished by moving up to No. 6 on the all-time scoring list.