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0-1, 5th in Central

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says he has texted with Niko Mirotic. He says Mirotic is still sore after sustaining injuries in fight with Portis. It remains unclear when Mirotic will be able to return to practice.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Denzel Valentine did not practice today because of knee soreness. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Bobby Portis apologized to his teammates in a team meeting.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Holiday says Bobby Portis practiced as hard as usual today. Holiday says Bulls will continue supporting both players.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Bobby Portis practiced today. He is not expected to address the media for a few days.

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Unexpected heroes shine in Raptors' win (1:14)
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Felder dishes a dime to Valentine for three ball (0:16)
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Markkanen gets five points in a matter of seconds (0:19)
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VP Paxson: We will retain Zach LaVine

Chicago Bulls VP Of Basketball Operations, John Paxson, joins Waddle and Silvy to preview the season and discuss a few other issues surrounding the team.

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2dKevin Pelton

What's the fallout from the Mirotic-Portis scuffle?

In terms of wins and losses, playing without Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis might not make a big difference to the Bulls this year. Yet their fight could have important implications for Portis' future.

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The Lab discuss the Hayward injury

Where do the Celtics go from here? Chris, Neil and Kyle are back to discuss what the Gordon Hayward injury means for Boston and more impressions from the NBA's opening night.

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Pippen, McGrady hate to see bad blood between Mirotic and Portis (2:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Lopez: "We as a team feel there is blame on both sides." Acknowledges Portis crossed the line.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says he spent time with Mirotic at hospital. Hoiberg says Portis was remorseful for his actions.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg says Lauri Markkanen will start vs. Raptors.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The team suspension of Bobby Portis Jr. has different ramifications with regards to the Bulls roster. Portis Jr. will be moved from the active/inactive list to the suspended list after the Bulls third game, October 24 at Cleveland. A suspension by the NBA would have resulted in Portis Jr. remaining on the active/inactive list for 5 games and moving to suspended list after the Oklahoma City game on October 28. The Bulls can sign a player while Portis Jr. is on the suspended list.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg: "My job is not to let this (incident) derail us."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson says it's his understanding that the best course of action is for Mirotic to have surgery.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson: "It hurts not players, but it hurts our team."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson: "Bobby crossed the line."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Paxson says Bulls anticipate Mirotic being out 4-6 weeks.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

John Paxson calls the incident between Portis and Mirotic "inexcusable."

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3dNick Friedell

Bulls' Portis suspended 8 games for punch

Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic during practice Tuesday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.024th
Rebounds Per Game39.026th
Assists Per Game22.0Tied-12th
Points Allowed117.024th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1801.000
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585

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