October 10, 2018, 6:18 pmJabari ParkerF, Chicago Bulls
The Bulls will change their starting lineup on Wednesday night, replacing Robin Lopez and Jabari Parker with Wendell Carter Jr. and Bobby Portis.
Parker moves to the bench rather than displacing Justin Holiday at the three. This was the rumored pair of changes, and while the writing has been on the wall for Lopez since WCJ was drafted, it's a demotion that should sting for Parker. He's a late-round popcorn player, even if this is just a one-game blip for experimentation purposes or a motivational tactic. Of course, it may end up being a positive for Parker if he serves as a high-usage guy on the second unit.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter