Bulls news: Kris Dunn and Otto Porter out, Zach LaVine doubtful vs. Raptors
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Kris Dunn and Otto Porter out, Zach LaVine doubtful for Bulls vs. Raptors

Bulls, Zach LaVine, Otto Porter, Kris Dunn

The Chicago Bulls will be pretty short-handed when they take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, as both Kris Dunn and Otto Porter Jr. will be sidelined, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune. Not only that, but Zach LaVine is doubtful for the affair.

Dunn is nursing a back injury that has kept him out of the last two games.

On the season, he is averaging 11.3 points, six assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 30.2 minutes per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the floor, 35.4 percent from three-point range and 79.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Dunn is in his second year with the Bulls after coming over in a draft night trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves back in 2017.

Meanwhile, Porter is dealing with a shoulder issue and has not played since March 17 as a result.

Porter arrived in Chicago via a deadline deal with the Washington Wizards last month.

In 15 games with the Bulls, the 25-year-old is registering 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals across 32.8 minutes a night while making 48.3 percent of his field-goal attempts, 48.8 percent of his long-distance tries and 90.6 percent of his free throws.

Through 56 contests overall this season, Porter is recording 13.9 points, 5.6 boards, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Finally, LaVine is likely to miss his fifth straight game due to a thigh injury.

After signing a massive contract extension with Chicago this past summer, LaVine is posting 23.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal through 34.5 minutes per game, connecting on 46.7 percent of his shots, 37.4 percent of his triples and 83.2 percent of his free throws.