Billy Donovan Rumors
That’s because, in Donovan’s words, they’ve moved from “starters and focal points” to “core guys.” But — not in Donovan’s words — reserves, so the coach is basically thanking them for role acceptance. “I still believe they are extremely important pieces to our team,” Donovan said. “But I give them a lot of credit. A lot of stuff has changed and a lot of guys have had to make sacrifices… I appreciate not only the way those guys have handled it but the way they have worked and tried to come to games ready to play and contribute.”
KC Johnson: According to Bulls PR, Theis is not with the team for an excused personal absence. Theis also missed the Bulls’ first game following the trade for what Billy Donovan cited as tending to a family matter.