Bulls’ Otto Porter Jr. now part of Chicago’s leadership committee
The newest member of the Chicago Bulls, small forward Otto Porter Jr., is now on the Bulls’ leadership committee, joining shooting guard Zach LaVine, power forward Lauri Markkanen and center Robin Lopez, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
For those wondering, and you know @ZachLowe_NBA is, Otto Porter Jr. is now on Bulls' leadership committee, joining holdovers Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Robin Lopez.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) February 27, 2019
The Bulls formed this leadership committee back in December to serve as a liaison between the players and coaches. After Chicago lost to the Boston Celtics by 56 points, head coach Jim Boylen wanted to practice the next day and the players weren’t on board at all, as they had just completed the second night of a back-to-back.
The players almost didn’t show up to the practice to send a message to Boylen. They ended up coming, but didn’t practice and instead talked things over with the head coach and formed the leadership committee.
The Bulls were the laughing stock of the league when this whole mess was taking place. They had six wins at the time. Chicago is now 16-45 on the season entering its Wednesday matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Porter was acquired by the Bulls from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forwards Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker. Chicago is 4-2 with the swingman in the lineup. It will be interesting to see what impact he has on the leadership committee.