March 7, 2018, 1:40 pmRobin LopezC, Chicago Bulls
Fred Hoiberg said that Robin Lopez will rejoin the starting lineup when the Bulls begin their two-game road trip on Friday.
That will also apply to Justin Holiday, who is back in the starting lineup tonight. The NBA doesn’t like the idea of resting healthy players on the road, where fans may be missing their only chance to see certain players suit up. We doubt that any of the fine people in Detroit or Atlanta are buying tickets for Robin Lopez but the rules are the rules. He’s not likely to see a ton of playing time and his presence will only clog up the works for Bobby Portis. Cristiano Felicio may fall out of the rotation if Lopez gets more burn than expected, though it’s anticipated that the Bulls stay focused on youth development.
Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter