Porter won't play Saturday against the Lakers due to rest.
Porter will sit this one out being the second game of a back-to-back. Rookie Patrick Williams will likely see increased run as a result. Porter should be good to go for the Bulls' next contest against Boston on Monday.
Porter scored 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3PT) to go along with eight rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes in Friday's win over the Hornets.
Porter returned from a one-game absence and shot the ball well from the paint. He also rebound the ball well and has managed at least eight boards in his last three contests. While his contributions in those two categories have remained strong, Porter's defensive contributions have fallen off as he's managed only one steal across his last six games.
Porter (back) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game agains the Hornets.
Porter was held out of the second half of the team's last back-to-back, but he's ready to return after several days off. The 27-year-old has come off the bench in his last two appearances after six previous starts this season.
Porter (back) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Rockets.
Porter strained a muscle in his back during Sunday's win over the Mavs, so he'll be held out on the second half of the back-to-back set. The good news for the veteran wing is Chicago has three full days off before Friday's game in Charlotte.
Porter posted 14 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a steal across 23 minutes in Sunday's 117-101 win over the Mavericks.
Porter came off the bench and scored 12 of his 14 points in the final period and shot an impressive 70 percent from the floor in the victory. After missing most of last season to a foot injury, Porter is a welcome addition on both sides of the ball. Although Patrick Williams has the inside track to the small forward spot in the starting five, Porter is one of the first men up in the second unit and will be valuable if the rookie struggles.
Porter (back) is available for Sunday's game at Dallas.
The 27-year-old was listed as probable with a back strain, and he'll be available as expected Sunday. Porter made his return from a one-game absence Friday and had eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds one assist and one block in 25 minutes off the bench.
Porter (back) is probable for Sunday's game against the Mavericks.
Porter is still dealing with soreness from a back injury that caused him to miss a game, but he's expected to take the court Sunday. He's having a good season relative to the minutes he's receiving, averaging 12.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 23.6 minutes.
Porter (back) saw 25 minutes off the bench Friday in the Bulls' 127-125 overtime loss to the Thunder, scoring eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt) and adding eight boards, one assist and one block.
After sitting out the Bulls' most recent game Sunday against the Clippers, Porter took on a relatively normal minutes load in his return to action. Chicago also had Lauri Markkanen (35 minutes) back after he missed the past seven contests due to the NBA's health and safety protocols, so Porter likely won't have much of an opportunity to see his workload expand from this level. In fact, Porter's role might be at risk of getting suppressed even more once Tomas Satoransky (illness) eventually clears COVID-19 protocols.
Porter (back) will play Friday against the Thunder, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Following a one-game absence, Porter will be back in the rotation. In 23.5 minutes per game this season, he's averaging 12.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
Porter (back) is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Thunder.
Porter looks like he has a good chance to return Friday from a one-game absence due to back spasms. Patrick Williams could see a slightly decreased role if Porter is able to play.
Porter (back) went through practice Thursday and should tentatively be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Porter has last played Jan. 8 and exited that game early due to back spasms, but he could return Friday. If he does play, Patrick Williams and Garrett Temple could see a reduction in workload.
Porter (back) is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 27-year-old was considered doubtful for Sunday's contest, so it's no surprise he won't be suiting up Sunday. Thaddeus Young, Garrett Temple and Denzel Valentine should be in the mix for increased run against Los Angeles.
Porter (back) is doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Clippers.
Porter left Friday's game against the Lakers early due to back spasms. Assuming he's out Sunday, Garrett Temple, Thaddeus Young and Denzel Valentine are strong candidates to see increased usage and minutes.
Porter won't return to Friday's game against the Lakers due to back spasms, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Porter only played six minutes in the first half of Friday's contest, and he was ruled out at halftime due to back spasms. It's unclear whether the issue will impact his availability for Sunday's game against the Clippers.
Porter managed just three points (1-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 128-124 loss to the Kings.
Porter was coming off arguably his best game of the season but regressed heavily in the loss. He couldn't get anything going on the offensive end and accumulated no defensive numbers to cap off what was a forgettable performance. The Bulls are likely to start getting some bodies back on the floor in the not too distant future, something that could send Porter back to the bench. That said, he remains a serviceable 12-team asset and those invested in Porter should wait to see what happens before discarding him.
Porter put up 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 111-108 win over Portland.
Porter logged both his second double-double and 20-point game in four starts since Lauri Markkanen entered the league's COVID protocols. With the latter likely to miss at least another three games, the former should continue to see plenty of opportunities. The 27-year-old has failed to score double-digit points just once in eight outings this season.
Porter registered 15 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and two steals across 29 minutes in Sunday's win over the Mavericks.
Porter might have a rough day from the field, but he still ended as Chicago's third-highest scorer behind Zach LaVine and Coby White. He's making the most of his time as a starter due to Lauri Markkanen's (COVID-19) absence, and he will try to maximize both his minutes and his production before moving back to the bench. His next chance to play will come Tuesday at Portland.
Porter scored 28 points (10-14 FG, 5-9 3PT, 3-3 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals across 31 minutes in Thursday's loss to the Wizards.
Porter stepped into the starting lineup in the absence of Lauri Markkanen (Covid-19/calf) and topped 30 minutes for the first time this season. He shredded the Wizards' defense in the process and connected on at least five three-point field goals for the first time since March 1, 2019. Porter also used his increased role to secure multiple steals for the third consecutive contest. So long as Markkanen is sidelined, Porter should have the chance to continue to provide solid numbers across the board.
Porter will start Thursday's game against the Wizards, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Porter has seen relatively limited run this season, seeing 23.0 minutes per game, though he's been putting up good numbers, averaging 13.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He'll presumably get more action Thursday considering he's starting and Lauri Markkanen (Covid-19/calf) is out.
Porter provided 16 points (4-10 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three rebounds and an assist in 29 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Bulls' 115-107 win over the Wizards.
Facing off against the team that drafted him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2013, Porter got hot early and finished with his best scoring total of the season. Perhaps more notable than his offensive production was his minutes total, as the veteran saw more run than starting small forward Patrick Williams (20 minutes) for the first time all season. Whether the Bulls prioritize Porter over Williams in future contests remains to be seen, but both players should be in store for decent minute counts in Thursday's rematch with the Wizards if Lauri Markkanen (calf) is unable to play.
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