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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."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls say Portis will be able to practice with the team during his suspension. The suspension begins tomorrow in Toronto.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls announce Bobby Portis has been suspended eight games.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Keep an eye on October 25. Chicago would be eligible for roster relief and apply for the hardship exception. The exception is granted if a team has four players that have missed at least three regular season games with an injury. The Bulls with 15 contracts would be granted a roster spot. Chicago could also start the 45 day clock on one of their two-way contracts, Ryan Arcidiacono or Antonio Blakeney.

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Frustration between Mirotic and Portis boils over (1:53)
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Bulls are evaluating disciplinary action for Portis (1:07)

ESPN Stats and Information  

How do the Bulls, assuming they don't have Nikola Mirotic, compare to a college team? Among players on the current Bulls roster, only five -- Antonio Blakeney, Ryan Arcidiacono, Zach LaVine, Bobby Portis and Kris Dunn -- ranked in the top 50 in ESPN's recruiting rankings. The current Duke team for 2017-18 has eight such players.

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Updated RPM projections: Bulls

Statistical projections give the Bulls a much better chance at not being terrible than conventional wisdom. But even the metrics have Chicago as the East's second-worst team.

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NBA Power Rankings: Where do Bulls debut?

Now that Taj Gibson is on the Timberwolves, the Bulls don't have any players left from the 2010-11 team that reached the Eastern Conference finals. A rough season figures to be ahead for Chicago.

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Markkanen shows off range (0:22)
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Nwaba goes backdoor for score (0:15)

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Noticeable early that Bulls are trying to push pace and finally find a rhythm offensively. Bulls don't have a lot of talent, but they may finally be able to play in the style Fred Hoiberg has always wanted since he came to Chicago.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.923rd
Rebounds Per Game46.33rd
Assists Per Game22.614th
Points Allowed102.46th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1800.000
2016-174141.500
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144834.585

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