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Bulls Suspend Bobby Portis Eight Games After Scuffle with Nikola Mirotic

Bulls Suspend Bobby Portis Eight Games After Scuffle with Nikola Mirotic

Bulls forward Bobby Portis has been suspended eight games for punching teammate Nikola Mirotic in practice Tuesday.

Before the incident, Mirotic was likely to be the Bulls' leading scorer in 2017-18, not because the career 10.8 points-per-game scorer was ready to elevate his game, but because the Bulls are that terrible thanks to a series of bewildering trades ostensibly designed to rebuild the franchise that instead yielded startlingly unimpressive hauls.

It's the latest episode in what has been a frustrating start to the season for Mirotic, who spent the whole summer waiting for news on his future.

The suspension came after Portis and Mirotic got into it during a practice on Tuesday and ended with Portis laying out Mirotic with a single punch that broke multiple bones in Mirotic's face and gave him a concussion.

One player absent from those workouts throughout the offseason?

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Como parte de la investigación, se cuantifica el monto al que asciende el daño patrimonial provocado por esta conducta ilícita.

Wojnarowski reported that Bulls GM Gar Foreman was at practice and witnessed the incident.

Paxson called Portis' actions "inexcusable", but added, "Bobby Portis is not a bad person".

The Bulls will be horrendous this year, desperate for someone, anyone, to be able to knock down a shot. "And as we all know when you make mistakes, you have to suffer the consequences". "He's a good kid, but he made a mistake". We did get counsel and advice from the league because this is really unprecedented in a practice situation.

Portis, 22, averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 64 games last season and was competing with Mirotic to start at power forward.