The stretch-four wants to stay in Chicago beyond this season, but first he wants to play Robin to Jimmy Butler’s Batman and help the playoff push.
Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic helped build a 10-point first-quarter lead, but the second unit let go of the rope and another bad loss followed.
In Episode 21 of “Know Your Job, Do Your Job,” Bulls beat writer Joe Cowley talks about Wade’s return if Butler can will this team to the playoffs.
Acquired from the Thunder in a trade deadline deal, Payne remains a work in progress, but progress that may have to wait for the offseason.
Lopez has always had a reputation as a guy that walks to the beat of his own drum, but privately his teammates call him one of the nicest guys around.
Wade has already told Butler that he and his injured right elbow will be ready for the postseason. Now, it’s about getting Wade that opportunity.
The timing of the Lopez suspension for fighting couldn’t have been worse, but Fred Hoiberg and Co. understand why the big man lost his temper.