Otto Porter Jr.
F - CHI - OUT
Bulls forward Otto Porter Jr. (back) is practicing more but not with the rest of the team.
It's worth monitoring Porter Jr.'s progression to see what role he will have once good to take the floor. For now, it seems the veteran has many hurdles to climb before suiting up for a game.
Bulls SF Otto Porter Jr. (back) has been listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks.
After returning back from injury on Monday, Porter saw just 18 minutes of action. With the veteran forward being listed as probable for Wednesday's game we could see him return to the starting lineup like he did in the second half of Monday's game. The expectation is that the Bulls will continue to work Porter back in slowly as he deals with back spasms.
Otto Porter Jr., who experienced back tightness in Saturday's loss to the Trailblazers, is questionable for the Bulls game vs. the Knicks on Monday.
Coach Billy Donovan said Porter's back tightness is the reason why the forward didn't play late in Saturday's loss. Per Cody Westerlund, Porter Jr. didn't do much at practice on Sunday. We'll get another update on him before tipoff on Monday but consider him day-to-day for now.
Otto Porter Jr. logged 13 points (4-8 FG, 4-7 3PT, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in Monday's loss to the Celtics.
Porter has looked solid this year but his 24.6 minutes per game keep a tight lid on his ceiling. He's only cracked 20 points in a game once this season, and it came in a spot start in December. If he ends up back in the starting lineup he can become a steady option. But until then, he's best left on your team's waiver wire.
Chicago Bulls F Otto Porter (rest) will not play against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.
Porter played 25 minutes on Friday night and he'll take a night off on the backend on a back-to-back set on Saturday. Expect Thad Young and Pat Williams to pick up the minutes in Porter's absence.