November 26, 2017, 3:16 pm
Nikola Mirotic (face punched) is doing more work on the floor but still hasn’t been cleared for practice and he still hasn’t spoken with Bobby Portis yet.
This thing is coming to a head and the team sounds prepared to fine Mirotic if he doesn’t return to action on schedule, and if we had to guess he’ll talk with Portis at that time (or not) and the next stage of this play out. We think he’ll talk with him and they’ll begrudgingly work out some sort of peace, but everything from here is still a crapshoot. The Bulls certainly need Mirotic’s offense and he’s still capable of being a top-75 play. At this point in the process he’s a must-own player but nothing about it will be comfortable.