February 23, 2018, 1:21 pmRobin LopezC, Chicago Bulls
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg confirmed that Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday took the option to not dress for the Bulls game against the Sixers on Thursday night.
Hoiberg also was non-committal about their availability for the remainder of the season, but Lopez did say on Thursday that he expects to play again at some point. The Bulls understandably need to see what they can get out of their younger players, but it’s created a tough situation for Holiday and Lopez who were both having solid seasons prior to the All-Star break. It’s very likely that both players will miss multiple games going forward. It’s going to be tough to let them loose, especially Holiday who has been a top-100 player on the season, but they’ll provide no value if they’re not on the court on a regular basis.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter