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Bulls’ Kris Dunn, Otto Porter Jr. available to play vs. Grizzlies

Kris Dunn, Otto Porter Jr., Bulls

Point guard Kris Dunn and small forward Otto Porter Jr. will return to the Chicago Bulls lineup when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Both Dunn and Porter missed Monday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Porter was dealing with a leg injury, while Dunn had a migraine.

The Bulls enter Wednesday with a record of 16-45 on the season, which puts them at the 13th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Without Otto Porter Jr. and Kris Dunn on Monday versus Milwaukee, Chicago lost by a final score of 117-106.

In six games with the Bulls, Porter is averaging 17.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 54.5 percent from the field, 51.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line. Chicago is 4-2 with Porter in the lineup.

It’s been a tough second season in Chicago for Dunn. The Bulls were hoping he would develop into a starting-caliber point guard, but that hasn’t happened yet. Dunn is putting up 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists this season while shooting 43.2 percent overall, 31.7 percent from the 3-point line and 78.4 percent from the foul line.

Chicago has been more fun to watch since the Porter trade. Wednesday could be an ugly basketball game, though, as the Grizzlies play very slow on offense and have a tough defense. Points may be hard to come by for both teams in this one.