Bobby Portis suspended 8 games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in face


The Bulls suspended Bobby Portis for eight games after he fought with Nikola Mirotic at practice on Tusday, reports the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson.

Before the incident, Mirotic was likely to be the Bulls' leading scorer in 2017-18, not because the career 10.8 points-per-game scorer was ready to elevate his game, but because the Bulls are that bad thanks to a series of bewildering trades ostensibly created to rebuild the franchise that instead yielded startlingly unimpressive hauls. Sources told ESPN that strike left Mirotic with a fractured bone, sending him to the hospital. It disappoints us in terms of what happened. As a result of the incident, Mirotic suffered a concussion and maxillary fractures.

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Take one look at National Basketball Association forward Bobby Portis and it's evident that you shouldn't test him. "He's a good kid".

Bulls general manager Gar Forman was at the practice and witnessed the altercation, league sources said. Rookie Lauri Markkanen will start in place of Mirotic.

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It's unclear what caused the infraction, but Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reported that it was "three years in the making", and that Mirotic instigated it. Chicago opens the 2017-18 season Thursday with a road game against the Toronto Raptors.

Portis, 22, was battling for backup minutes. He averaged seven points and 5.4 rebounds in 17.8 minutes per game, shooting 42.7 percent from the floor, 30.8 percent from 3 and 72.7 percent from the free-throw line.

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