Porter contributed 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Tuesday's victory over the Cavaliers.
Through his first three games since returning from a foot injury that forced him to miss the majority of the season thus far, Porter saw 18 minutes per game, and averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 dimes, 1.0 triples and 1.0 blocks, while shooting 40.2 percent from the field. Luckily, he seemed to step on the gas a little in his last game, going for 23 points, four steals, three rebounds, three triples and two assists on 52.9 percent shooting. Porter couldn't quite carry that same level of momentum into this contest, but still produced a solid stat line with good shooting percentages. With a four-game week, it's possible that Porter sees some rest soon, but as long as he's on the court, he's worth sticking into your lineups for his ability to produce gems like he did in his last game.
Porter scored a team-high 23 points (9-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding four steals, three rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes off the bench during Sunday's 110-107 loss to the Nets.
Only one Bulls starter scored in double digits, while Porter and Coby White were forced to carry the offensive load from the second unit. The 23 points also represented Porter's best scoring effort so far in an injury-plagued season, topping the 22 he dropped way back on Nov. 1. Chicago continues to ramp up his workload slowly, but the 26-year-old forward should be seeing starter's minutes soon, even if he doesn't officially move into the starting five.
Coach Jim Boylen suggested Sunday he expects Porter to stick in a bench role for the foreseeable future, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Bulls have been cautious with Porter in his three games since returning from a fractured foot, an injury that kept him sidelined for nearly four months. Porter has played no more than 20 minutes in any game since his return, and while he could see his playing time gradually increase, the Bulls are expected to keep some restriction in place for the next several games, if not the rest of the season. Bringing Porter off the bench helps the Bulls manage his minutes a little more easily rather than if he were starting, so Denzel Valentine or Shaquille Harrison look poised to continue getting opportunities with the top unit.
Porter chipped in eight points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and a block in 19 minutes during the Bulls' 108-102 loss to the Pacers.
Porter bounced back slightly from his two point (1-8 FG) performance on Wednesday. The Bulls are reincorporating him at a snail's pace, but owners likely anticipated this from the lottery-bound franchise. Porter averaged a career-best 17.5 points in 15 games for Chicago after the trade deadline last season, so there is genuine stash appeal here.
Porter will remain on a restriction of 20-22 minutes for Friday's game against the Pacers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter has seen 17 and 18 minutes, respectively, in his first two games back from injury. He'll remain on a limit Friday as he's eased back into the flow of games.
Porter will come off the bench Wednesday against the Timberwolves and play 20 to 22 minutes, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter played 17 minutes during his return Monday, scoring 18 points on 11 shots. He'll have his minutes limit upped in his second game back.
Porter (foot) pitched in 18 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists, one rebound and one block in 17 minutes during Monday's 109-107 win over the Mavericks.
Porter rejoined the rotation following a foot fracture that kept him sidelined for nearly four months. He saw limited minutes, as expected, but it was still an extremely sharp performance, considering he hadn't played since Nov. 6. It's unclear how long Porter will be on a minutes restriction, but Wednesday's matchup against the Timberwolves is a fairly appealing one.
Porter will come off the bench Monday night against the Mavericks, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter will make his long-awaited return to the lineup Monday after missing nearly four full months due to injury. It was reported earlier Monday that Porter will likely play between 16 and 20 minutes.
Porter (foot) will see between 16 and 20 minutes in his return from a four-month absence due to a fractured left foot, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.
While his return is great news for owners, Porter can probably be avoided in the majority of formats until he's able to take on a larger role.
Porter (foot) said that he'll play in Monday's game against Dallas, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter appears to be on track to make his return from a left foot fracture that's sidelined him since Nov. 6. That said, he won't be cleared to play until the team makes his availability official. It's unclear what type of role Porter will see if he ends up making a return, but he was averaging 11.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 25.1 minutes per game prior to suffering the injury.
Porter (foot) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against Dallas.
Porter has been though to be close to making a return from a lengthy layoff, but the Bulls haven't set a target date. The questionable tag is an encouraging sign, however, as he was considered doubtful prior to being ruled out of Saturday's game against the Knicks. Porter was able to go through a full practice Thursday, so even if he doesn't play Monday, a return shouldn't be far off.
Coach Jim Boylen said Porter (foot) will not play Saturday against the Knicks, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter returned to practice Thursday, per Johnson, but he's still not ready for game action. He'll look to keep ramping things up over the weekend before potentially returning to the court for Monday's game against the Mavericks.
Porter (foot) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Thunder, KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Bulls have indicated that Porter is nearing a return from the foot injury that's sidelined him since early November, but that return will not come Tuesday night. With Wendell Carter, Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine, Luke Kornet, Chandler Hutchison and Kris Dunn also out, Chicago will once again have just nine available players.
Porter (foot) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City.
Porter is gradually working toward a return from his left foot injury, but it looks as though it will not come Tuesday night. The good news is that following that contest, the Bulls have three full days off, so Porter will turn his attention toward a possible return Saturday in New York against the Knicks.
Porter (foot) is listed as out for Sunday's game against Washington.
Porter continues to move closer to returning from a long-term absence, but it won't come Sunday, as the Bulls play on the second night of a back-to-back. His next chance to play arrives Tuesday versus Oklahoma City.
Porter (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's tilt with Phoenix, Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter hasn't played since Nov. 6 and remains without a firm timetable for return. His next opportunity to take the court comes Sunday against Washington.
Porter (foot) will not play Saturday against the Suns.
Porter has progressed to taking contact in a 3-on-3 setting, but he isn't quite ready to return to the court as soon as Saturday. His next opportunity to suit up arrives Sunday against the Wizards.
Porter (foot) took contact in a 3-on-3 setting during Friday's practice and his status for Saturday's game against the Suns will be determined that day, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
Porter is on the verge of a return from a broken left foot. If he's cleared to play Saturday, he could be on a minutes restriction.
Porter (foot) won't make his return Thursday against the Hornets, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Porter practiced Tuesday and said he's close to 100 percent healthy, but he hasn't hit that mark quite yet. His next opportunity to suit up arrives Saturday against the Suns.
Porter (foot) practiced Tuesday and said he's close to 100 percent healthy, which is when he'll return to game action, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
A broken left foot has kept Porter sidelined since Nov. 9, and his return to the lineup will be significant for a Bulls team that's struggled in his absence. It's unclear exactly when Porter will be back, but it seems like it will be relatively soon. When he does finally return, it's possible he'll be on a minutes limit right out of the gate.
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