October 3, 2017, 8:16 am
“I want to start. Let’s just say that first.” Bobby Portis said to Nick Silva of ESPN Chicago.
Although Portis said that he felt his first couple years he didn’t play as much as he wanted to and that he felt this summer he put the time and effort in to have the opportunity to start, the Bulls’ frontcourt is loaded and the power forward competition will include Portis, rookie Lauri Markkanen and Nikola Mirotic. Whoever earns the starting job will probably split minutes with the rest of them, so Portis looks nothing more like a speculative add at this point and doesn’t project to have great value in standard leagues.