John Paxson says Bulls may ‘run out of time’ to play Otto Porter Jr. again this season
Porter is dealing with a shoulder injury and hasn’t played in the Bulls’ previous two games. The swingman won’t play on Saturday against the Utah Jazz either.
Paxson said “we may run out of time” with Porter too.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 23, 2019
The Bulls acquired Porter from the Washington Wizards on Feb. 6. Chicago will finish with one of the worst records in the league this season, so there’s no point to play Porter if he’s not 100 percent.
In 15 games with the Bulls, Porter is averaging 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest while shooting 48.3 percent from the field, 48.8 percent from beyond the arc and 90.6 percent from the free-throw line.
The Bulls definitely won the trade with the Wizards. Porter gives Chicago something they haven’t had a long time at the small forward position: a versatile shooter and scorer who can impact the game on both ends of the floor.
After Saturday’s game versus the Jazz, Chicago has eight games left in the season.