Otto Porter Jr. misses Bulls practice with ankle injury, probable to play Tuesday vs. Lakers
While Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter Jr. missed practice on Monday, head coach Jim Boylen says the swingman is probable to play on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers at home.
Porter didn’t practice on Monday due to an ankle injury:
Otto Porter didn’t practice with that mildly sprained left ankle. Jim Boylen called him probable vs. Lakers.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 4, 2019
Porter and the Bulls fell to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday by a final score of 108-95. Porter played 27 minutes, but he finished with just four points, three rebounds and three assists.
Chicago is 2-5 on the young season. The Bulls face a tough test on Tuesday with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers coming to town. LA is 5-1 on the season and riding a five-game winning streak.
Porter is averaging 10.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game for the Bulls. He’s shooting only 34.8 percent from the field, 31.0 percent from beyond the arc and 75.0 percent from the free-throw line.
This isn’t the Porter the Bulls saw last season when they acquired him from the Washington Wizards. In the 15 games he played for Chicago last season, Porter put up 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 48.3 percent from the floor and 48.8 percent from the 3-point line.
It looks like the hip and ankle injury Porter is dealing with is affecting his play on the court.