Bulls fans have been using the hashtag #FreeBobbyPortis all season to express their desire to see more playing time for the rookie forward. Now Portis himself is in on the social media campaign.
Portis retweeted a #FreeBobbyPortis tweet from former Arkansas teammate Dusty Hannahs:
Despite ongoing struggles from Joakim Noah and others, Portis has played sparingly through 12 games this season.
His only playing time has come in blowouts – 10 minutes in a 130-105 loss to Charlotte on Nov. 3 and 10 minutes in a 111-88 win over Philadelphia on Nov. 9. This after he averaged more than 11 points, nine rebounds and 22 minutes in seven preseason games.
He has 12 points in 20 minutes this season.
This isn’t the first time Portis has rocked the boat on Twitter. Last week he appeared to call out high school guard Malik Monk after the teen committed to Kentucky as opposed to Portis’ former school, Arkansas.
I didn't need Kentucky to make it to the NBA but thats none of my business🐸☕️— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) November 18, 2015
After Portis didn’t register a single minute in the Bulls’ first two games of the season, coach Fred Hoiberg said Portis is handling the situation “like a pro” and reiterated that Portis will play key minutes for Chicago this season.
Fans are still waiting.
#FreeBobbyPortis We need number 5 out there @BPortistime— rock selling rockstar (@RockSelling) November 23, 2015
#FreeBobbyPortis @BPortistime— Go Bulls! (@319IAm) November 21, 2015
We definitely could've used your help last night!
BUT! Everyone and their mama's wanted to throw dirt on Thibs. Oh um...#FreeBobbyPortis. I'm sure Thibs would have let him play a game or two— Will Gallion (@Gallion_Mania) November 21, 2015
Was it a nice @chicagobulls game? Yes. @JimmyButler is the best Bulls at the moment? Yes. But please, #FreeBobbyPortis— ホタビオ (@HotavioH) November 21, 2015
Snell and Niko man....Dudes need to step up down the stretch....Disappointed as hell #FreeBobbyPortis— Demetrius Harrison (@DHarrison615) November 21, 2015
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