Bobby Portis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sources: Bulls 'will discuss' contract extension for Bobby Portis this summer

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Bobby Portis story has evolved from the preseason, where he put the punch in punchline following his incident with Nikola Mirotic and many felt he shouldn’t have played another game in a Bulls uniform. It’s a distant memory as he prepares for his first stint as a starter Monday against the..." March 05

  • Yes, Bobby Portis is on the floor to irritate, but he just might have some game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bobby Portis is an irritant. Whether it’s running down the court flexing his chest after a key play, a subtle shove into the chest of an opposing player, or some oldfashioned trash talking, Portis has become a master of getting under a player’s skin in his third season in the NBA. And he has..." February 26

  • Did Nikola Mirotic troll Bobby Portis after Bulls’ loss?

    Larry Brown Sports "Nikola Mirotic dropped an interesting, well-timed tweet on Thursday night that has many wondering whether he was trolling his former team and teammate. Mirotic is now with the New Orleans Pelicans after being traded there by the Chicago Bulls earlier this month. His team was off on Thursday,..." February 23

  • Portis, Mirotic didn't get past altercation: 'Off the court, we never talked'

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Portis on Friday further addressed the Nikola Mirotic altercation that resulted in a hospital visit for Mirotic and eventually led to him being traded. The Chicago Bulls forward said that he is “sorry” for what happened. He also said that he and Mirotic tried to keep a professional..." February 03

  • Bulls' hot stretch sparked by Niko Mirotic's and Bobby Portis' handling of preseason altercation

    ESPN "In the wake of his team's ninth win in its past 11 games, a 92-87 triumph over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, Chicago Bulls forward Niko Mirotic acknowledged that his and Bobby Portis' handling of an ugly preseason practice incident has been "huge" for the streaking group that continues..." December 28

  • Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis still not talking off court

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Bulls are 5-0 since Nikola Mirotic returned from an injury suffered when Bobby Portis punched him in the face during a preseason practice. Mirotic and Portis are both excelling individually, and Chicago has outscored opponents by a whopping 34.3 points per 100 possessions when those two share..." December 18

  • Nikola Mirotic Returned To Action And Declared The Bobby Portis Saga ‘All Over’

    Dime Magazine "Nearly two months have passed since Nikola Mirotic was hospitalized following a fight with teammate Bobby Portis in practice, but on Friday evening, the Chicago Bulls forward returned to action against the Charlotte Hornets. Both Mirotic and Portis came off the bench for Fred Hoiberg’s team, but..." December 09

  • Nikola Mirotic will be professional with Bobby Portis, but that’s it

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic said he has accepted teammate Bobby Portis’ public apology. He just hasn’t told Portis that to his face and likely won’t anytime soon. ‘‘I guess he will know now,’’ Mirotic said Wednesday, when he met with reporters for the first time since a practice altercation..." November 30

  • Nikola Mirotic practices with Bulls for 1st time since the Oct. 17 punch

    Chicago Tribune "Nikola Mirotic has still lost his starting power forward position to Lauri Markkanen. He still hasn’t had a sitdown with Bobby Portis, although the language of basketball on the practice court Monday surely had to have been spoken. Regardless, Mirotic’s return to practice for the first time..." November 27

  • Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic are still not on speaking terms

    Chicago Sun-Times "The stalemate between Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic continues. As of Sunday, there still had been no contact between them since Portis punched Mirotic in a fight during practice Oct. 17, sending him to the hospital with a concussion and two broken bones in his face. There was,..." November 27

  • Bobby Portis has put Oct. 17 behind him, even if road fans haven’t

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bobby Portis still isn’t running away from what he did. Fans on the road make sure of that, eagerly bringing up the punching incident whenever possible. But Portis is hearing the noise less and less. In the Bulls’ locker room, it’s hardly a topic these days. Coach Fred Hoiberg freely..." November 23

  • Nikola Mirotic Is Still Not Speaking To Bobby Portis At Bulls Practice

    Dime Magazine "Nikola Mirotic has returned to the Bulls practice facility to workout and continue his comeback from facial fractures and a concussion. Those injuries were famously sustained during a practice fight when teammate Bobby Portis punched him in the face. Portis was suspended for eight games, but..." November 14

  • John Paxson: It’s on Nikola Mirotic to be around Bulls more now

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bobby Portis is thriving on the court since returning from an eight-game, team-issued suspension for punching Nikola Mirotic in the face during practice. Mirotic is still recovering from the injury he suffered, the distinction a sore spot for him. Bulls teammates are reportedly siding with..." November 14

  • Bulls players reportedly side with Bobby Portis over Nikola Mirotic after incident

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bulls foward Nikola Mirotic reportedly doesn't want to be on the same team as Bobby Portis, who sent Mirotic to the hospital with two broken bones and a concussion after punching him in the face on the first day of the NBA season in October. That's understandable. But, according to Joe..." November 08

  • Bobby Portis And Nikola Mirotic Still Haven’t Spoken Since Their High-Profile Practice Fight

    Dime Magazine "The practice fight between Chicago Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic in mid-October was a stunner on a number of levels. First, it isn’t every day that teammates scrap to the degree that one ends up injured for weeks and, through that same prism, the other is assessed with a lengthy..." November 08

  • Nikola Mirotic upset Portis will make Bulls return before him

    Larry Brown Sports "When the Chicago Bulls take on the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, forward Bobby Portis will take his spot on the bench and play back-up to Lauri Markkanen, possibly even seeing some reserve minutes throughout the game. It will be Portis’ first action of the season after serving a team-issued..." November 07

  • Bulls to figure out Bobby Portis' role as he returns from suspension

    ESPN "Bulls forward Bobby Portis will make his season debut Tuesday night against the Toronto Raptors now that his eight-game suspension is up, but what remains unclear is how exactly he'll fit into coach Fred Hoiberg's rotation. Portis was suspended for punching Bulls forward Niko Mirotic during an..." November 05

  • Bulls pick up 4th-year options on Payne, Portis

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Bulls have picked up the fourth-year option on Cameron Payne's rookie contract. Shams Charania of the Vertical reported the Bulls exercised the option for 2018-19 on Friday. Payne has yet to appear in a game for the Bulls this season. He had surgery in September after breaking..." October 27

  • What’s Next For Mirotic, Portis, Bulls?

    Hoops Rumors "After trading Jimmy Butler, waiving Rajon Rondo, and buying out Dwyane Wade, the Bulls appeared set to lay low this season, embarking on a full-fledged rebuild with virtually no pressure to win games in 2017/18. However, the franchise, plagued by on-court and off-court drama in recent years,..." October 27

  • Report: Bulls pessimistic Portis and Mirotic can co-exist moving forward

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls reportedly are pessimistic about the ability of Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic to co-exist moving forward. Earlier this month, the Bulls suspended Portis eight games for an altercation with Mirotic that left Mirotic with a concussion and facial fractures. Mirotic was..." October 27

  • Portis’ punch of Mirotic will mar Bulls’ entire season

    Chicago Sun-Times "There’s only one real question now: Can Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic ever play together again? During a practice last Tuesday at which no media members were allowed, Bulls power forward Portis punched fellow power forward Mirotic in the face after some type of confrontation. Mirotic suffered..." October 25

  • There are more growing concerns about the Mirotic-Portis relationship

    Chicago Sun-Times "Robin Lopez is well aware that the Nikola Mirotic-Bobby Portis situation might need a lot more fixing than first anticipated. Lopez’s hope was that there would be a healing period and then both players could sit down with the team, mend the damaged bridge and move on, but the fact that Mirotic..." October 24

  • Bobby Portis apologizes to Bulls for scrap with Nikola Mirotic

    ESPN "Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. "He didn't address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of," Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday's..." October 20

  • Nikola Mirotic was aggressor in Bobby Portis altercation

    Yardbarker "More details continue to emerge in the ugly incident between Chicago Bulls teammates Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis. Veteran basketball writer Peter Vecsey reported on Wednesday that Mirotic was the aggressor in the altercation with Portis at Bulls practice this week that left him with facial..." October 18

  • Bulls’ Bobby Portis Suspended 8 Games For Punching Nikola Mirotic "Bulls forward Bobby Portis has been suspended eight games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in practice Tuesday. Portis’ punch came after the two engaged in an altercation that involved shoving, and the blow landed Mirotic in the hospital with two broken bones in his face and a concussion...." October 18

  • Report: NBA schedules call with Bulls' Bobby Portis to talk about fight with Mirotic

    CBS Sports "Just hours before the 2017-18 NBA season was set to begin Tuesday night, reports began circulating of a nasty altercation between Chicago Bulls forwards Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis at practice. A short time later, the team released a statement indicating that the reports were..." October 18

  • Bobby Portis sends Nikola Mirotic to hospital after altercation

    Chicago Sun-Times "Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis came into Bulls camp last month fighting for a starting forward spot. Tuesday, they were just fighting. And the results of that physical altercation wasn’t the typical NBA non-fight fight. According to multiple witnesses, Portis and Mirotic had a heated..." October 18

  • Nikola Mirotic Reportedly Hospitalized After Fight with Bobby Portis at Practice

    Bleacher Report "Chicago Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic were reportedly involved in a "serious altercation" at practice Tuesday that sent Mirotic to the hospital. According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Mirotic—who recently returned to the Bulls on a two-year, $27 million deal—will be out..." October 17