November 16, 2017, 10:32 am
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is unsure on whether or not Nikola Mirotic will travel with the team on their upcoming 4-game road trip that begins on Sunday.
When Mirotic does return, the Bulls will have a major logjam on their hands at the power forward position. While Hoiberg said that Lauri Markkanen will continue to start, Bobby Portis has looked great and they’ll have to give Mirotic some run even if they hope to trade him. He has yet to speak with Portis and there still seems to be tension between him and the team as a whole. He can’t actually be traded until January 15, but if you’ve been holding him this long there’s no sense in dropping him now.