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  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter continued to gain steam in Tuesday's win over the Cavs, scoring 15 points while adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and two triples in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Porter also shot 6-for-11 and should be due for another minutes increase shortly. He's had three good games, one mediocre one and one dud since returning from his left foot fracture but right now it seems like OP is heading in the right direction. Porter definitely has appeal as a universal add if he's still available in your leagues.

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter responded nicely to Wednesday's dud and Friday's quiet game, dropping 23 points, three rebounds, two assists, four steals and three 3-pointers while shooting 9-of-17 on Sunday.

    Porter played 25 minutes and made the most of them. We'd bet on his minutes ramping up again shortly and he's someone to consider scooping up if he's free in your leagues. He's now got four steals (all from today, curiously), three blocks and six threes in his four games back and is heading towards a starting role. Thaddeus Young was able to keep his place once more today, putting up 17 points, five rebounds, two steals and two threes in 25 minutes of his own, but you can't help but feel that his days are numbered with Porter and Lauri Markkanen both ramping up to full speed.

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter and Lauri Markkanen will be moving up to 20-22 minutes on Friday night, per Jim Boylen.

    Both players had been operating in the 15-18 range in their first games (two in Porter's case) back from lengthy absences. Markkanen needs to be rostered in all formats while Porter could reestablish his standard-league cred with a few good games. He's still a flier for the time being but has been bad even when healthy this season, albeit in a tiny 11-game sample. We'll see how long Thad Young can hold off the competition.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter had a rough go of it on Wednesday, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shooting in 18 minutes of action.

    Porter added four rebounds, three assists and a block to salvage things somewhat, but this is a letdown after Porter checked in for 18 points in 17 minutes in his first game back on Monday. Some rust is to be expected and Porter is still a worthwhile flier in standard formats in case he rediscovers his old form. We wouldn't feel great about counting on him, but as the last guy on a bench he's a great lottery ticket.

  • Lauri Markkanen
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Lauri Markkanen (pelvic stress reaction) will start Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Thaddeus Young owners should expect a dip in value going forward. Markkanen has been out since January 22 but is averaging 15.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season. Jim Boylen just got Otto Porter Jr. back from a lengthy absence as well.

    Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Jim Boylen said that Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. will both have their minutes limit increased during Wednesday's game against the Wolves.

    Both Carter Jr. and Porter Jr. recently returned to game action and should be ready to roll with no minutes restrictions by the time the fantasy playoffs arrive. Owners of the injured Bulls have to be ecstatic that a minute increase is already here.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. returned to action on Monday, coming off the bench to score 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers in 17 minutes of action.

    Porter Jr. made his return on Monday and it was his first game since November 6th, 2019. His foot injury sidelined him for much longer than we thought, but he produced a great line in limited minutes tonight and should be owned in all leagues. He can fill up the stat sheet and with the fantasy playoffs incoming, he could be a difference maker for your league.

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot fracture) says he'll be making his return to the lineup on Monday night.

    Porter has only appeared in nine games all season and is going to have some minutes limit for the next few games at least, but it'll be good to see him back on the floor. His return figures to eat away at the minutes for Thad Young and Shaq Harrison first and foremost, and if he can get up to speed quickly there's very little competition at the SF spot these days. Porter was terrible before getting hurt this season but has a long history of middle-round production and beyond, so he's a fine enough flier if you think he can recapture his form down the stretch. He'll be limited to 16-20 minutes tonight.

    Source: Rob Schaefer on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot fracture) is questionable to play on Monday.

    The Bulls have kept quiet about Porter's potential return, but it sounds like he's got a decent shot at returning to the floor sometime this week. Chicago's got almost nobody left to play small forward so OP could be back in a big role if he can ramp up quickly. He's a watch list guy in standard formats but his track record of success means you won't get much guff about a pickup, even if he was pretty bad before getting hurt this year.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. has been ruled out well in advance of Saturday's game vs. the Knicks as he works his way back from a left foot fracture.

    Porter has not played since early in November and was not standard league relevant in a nine-game sample-size. It is still possible for him to return soon but he will probably be ramped up very slowly. The Bulls' next game is on Monday vs. the Mavs. Consider Porter doubtful at best.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (left foot fracture) is being ruled out ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Thunder.

    The Bulls continue to take the cautious approach with Porter Jr. and will give him an additional five days to ramp up his activity before potentially being activated for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter Jr. (left foot fracture) is doubtful to play during Tuesday's game.

    Porter is working his way back but is unlikely to face the Thunder. It might be worth stashing him if you have an empty IR spot.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot) is not ready to return for Saturday's game against the Suns, despite participating in 3-on-3 action during Friday's practice.

    There is no reason for the Bulls to rush him back to action. Porter broke his foot in early November but was leaving much to be desired in his short stint with the Bulls prior to going down. If you have a spot and Porter is available he's worth a speculative add, but don't drop anyone with top-150 value in order to add him.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Wendell Carter Jr.
    C, Chicago Bulls

    Otto Porter (left foot fracture), Wendell Carter Jr. (right ankle sprain) and Denzel Valentine (left hamstring tightness) were able to participate in 3-on-3 at Friday's practice.

    All three players will have their statuses updated tomorrow but it sounds like they're all getting close to a return. Carter should reprise his starting role almost as soon as he's cleared, though there might be a small ramp-up period since he's been out for over a month. Porter has only played nine games this season and will need longer to get his conditioning back up to speed, while Valentine might come into some minutes on the wings with Chandler Hutchison sidelined once again. Carter will be a must-start option, while Porter's rough season makes him a solid flier but not someone that you necessarily want to be leaning on down the stretch in 12-teamers. The upside is definitely there, though. Valentine is only an option in deep leagues.

    Source: KC Johnson on Twitter

  • Otto Porter Jr.
    SF, Chicago Bulls

    K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago fully expects Otto Porter to exercise his player option and return to the Bulls next season.

    No surprises here, as Porter has been hurt pretty much all year and would be a fool to pass up the $28.4 million he's set to earn next year. Even a healthy Porter might not get that much on the open market with teams trying to save space for the summer of 2021. Porter was great in his first half-season with Chicago but has been limited to nine lackluster games this year. Formerly a top-50 lock, he's lost a lot of luster this campaign. He recently returned to practice and should be back in action soon, though expectations need to be tempered. Porter's a fine flier in most formats but he isn't a must-stash player unless you have IR spots free.

    Source: NBC Sports Chicago