The Chicago Bulls will get some reinforcements back on the court after Saturday's 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics, as point guard Kris Dunn and forward Bobby Portis will return Monday against the Sacramento Kings after extended absences, according to the team. 

Both players will come off the bench and could play fewer minutes than usual, but they should give the team a much-needed injection of energy and purpose no matter what after a nightmarish weekend in The Windy City.

Dunn has missed all but one of the Bulls' games thus far this season. He initially missed two games due to the birth of his child, and then he suffered a sprained MCL in his return to action.

Portis played the team's first four games of the season before being sidelined with a knee issue of his own, averaging 10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and a block before hitting the shelf.

The return of these two players couldn't come at a better time, given how Bulls players have been at odds with Jim Boylen's new regime of long, exhausting practices and constant attention to detail.

They will get a first-team all-motor competitor in Portis and a defensive ace in Dunn, two players who have been highly praised by the new coach and should play a part in righting the ship moving forward.