March 7, 2017, 7:02 am
The one Bulls player that has benefited the most since Taj Gibson got traded to the Thunder is power forward Bobby Portis, who is averaging 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds over his last four games.
Portis has seen his minutes nearly double since the deadline deal sent Gibson and Doug McDermott packing, clearing way for more playing time for the youngster. “He’s taken advantage of the trade and inserting him in the starting lineup . . . playing with great energy,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He gets out and runs. He’s one of our better screeners. He’s going to rebound and battle, and that’s what we’re looking for out of Bobby every night.” Portis is owned in only 25 percent of Yahoo leagues at the moment. If your team needs a boost in rebounds, he might be worth a pickup.