Porzingis and Doncic May Skip the Bulls, Porter Jr. Questionable, Living Up to Jordan, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Porzingis and Doncic May Skip the Bulls, Porter Jr. Questionable, Living Up to Jordan, and Other Bulls Bullets

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How many other people here just wear hats because their hair has a mind of its own? Asking for a friend.

  • It could be quite a bit of fun to see Luka Doncic and Kristaps Prozingis on the United Center court tonight, but according to Head Coach Rick Carlisle, they may be on the sideline:

  • Playing the Bulls = Perfect rest day.
  • Doncic is actually on the injury report with a thumb injury, and he was held out of last night’s game against Minnesota. Meanwhile, Proziginis is fully healthy, but when the Bulls are on the schedule, it doesn’t hurt to throw in an extra rest day.
  • Wendell Carter Jr. and Denzel Valentine both returned to the rotation on Saturday, the Bulls’ health continues to improve. However, with losses in 10 of the last 11 games – including a double-digit loss to the freaking Knicks – it’s hard to go into any game thinking the Bulls can pull out the victory. Chances are, even if the Mavs decide to rest their big-two, the Bulls will still have their work cut out for them.
  • Could Otto Porter see his first action since November 6th, 2019?

  • I guess we’ll believe it when we see it at this point (and that’s not a dig at Porter, but rather the Bulls training staff that has delivered some … less than perfect injury/timeline estimates this season).
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  • Yeesh, these folks need to calm down.

  • While it bums me out a bit that it’s been a while since Chicago has seen this hype about an actual Bulls player, this also kind of crosses a line. Maybe I just find this stuff so uncomfortable because I’m not the type to be in that autograph scrum, but I also feel bad for Luka Doncic. It must be so awkward for him to have all these people poking and screaming at him. Oh, and hearing someone named their child after you. What are you supposed to do with that information? If I ran up to you on the street screaming “HEY [insert name here], I NAMED ANOTHER HUMAN AFTER YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING” I have a feeling you might me punch in the face and run.
  • Coby White understands what it means to be a part of the Bulls organization more than this front office.


  • I never want White, nor any Bulls player really, to feel the pressure of the Jordan shadow. I think the drive to honor his legacy is admirable, but living up to it is practically impossible. Whoever is leading this Bulls franchise in the future needs to help young players remove any added stress this city brings and encourage them to pave their own path. Just keep doing you, Coby.
  • I feel like there are about 20 players in this league right now that the Bulls could have easily gotten their hands on and failed.

  • OH: Bleacher Report put together a list of the best trade ideas for “hopeless” NBA teams, and they said the Bulls should trade for Mike Conley. Specifically, the trade is Porter and Valentine for one-year of a 32-year-old point guard making $34.5 million. Consider me hesitant.
  • I would LOVE this first-round matchup.


  • Coby White about to do this tonight … OFF THE BENCH!


  • #TheGoodOldDays

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.