November 4, 2017, 10:53 pm
Fred Hoiberg says that Lauri Markkanen will continue to start despite Bobby Portis eligible to come back on Tuesday.
Portis has served his eight game suspension for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in the face, and will be eligible to play on Tuesday against the Raptors. This is great news for the Markkanen owners out there who would have been nervous about the eventual return of Portis. Markkanen will continue to hold mid-to-late round value while Portis should play in a backup PF role behind him as Paul Zipser shifts to the backup SF spot.