Portis, who had a career-high 38-points Thursday, has proven that he can be counted on moving forward.
Even with the Bulls organization making efforts to redirect Forman’s focus on scouting and the upcoming June draft, the GM’s job status is very safe.
How much of an impact did “Hoosiers” have on Hoiberg? Enough that he took the time to put his own spin on the famous final play for Jimmy Chitwood.
The regular season is down to 25 games for the Bulls, but this is still a franchise with unanswered questions looming.
After a solid showing for Team USA in the Rising Stars game, Dunn knows the focus now is on the Bulls’ “Big Three.”
The Bulls have two major issues that likely will keep them from the bottom four: Their schedule and too much talent.
Markkanen has slowly pushed his way onto the NBA map, but even an appearance at All-Star Weekend won’t earn him Rookie of the Year honors.
Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday could see significantly less playing time with just 25 regular-season games left, as the rebuild assessment continues.
Fred Hoiberg didn’t like seeing his young team run off the floor in the finale before All-Star Weekend, but he still sees a lot of positives overall.
Dunn made his return Wednesday after missing the previous 11 games with a concussion and has been cleared by the team to head to Los Angeles.
The Bulls have gone 3-8 with Dunn sidelined in the concussion protocol, but they’ll get a glimpse of him heading into All-Star Weekend.
Dunn, who has missed the last 11 games with a concussion, could return Wednesday night against the Raptors.
The Bulls watched an 18-point lead vanish against the Magic on Monday night, but LaVine’s late-game heroics once again bailed them out.
Portis, under fire since his flagrant-2 foul Saturday in the loss to the Wizards, was no longer going to sit quietly and take the criticism.
Before Dunn went into the concussion protocol more than three weeks ago, he and Markkanen were developing into a potent one-two punch late in games.