The Bulls took the first step in an awkward process Friday. While trying to prepare for Saturday's home opener against San Antonio, the Bulls also have to find a way to get past the practice altercation that sent forward Nikola Mirotic to the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures. Bobby Portis, suspended eight games for throwing the punch that caused those injuries, returned to practice Friday.
There weren't many positives in the Bulls' season-opening loss at Toronto on Thursday, but coach Fred Hoiberg was upbeat about rookie Lauri Markkanen's debut. The 7-footer from Finland produced 17 points and 8 rebounds in a 117-110 loss. "One thing I think Lauri has is underrated feet," Hoiberg said. "He cut off the baseline a couple times on drives. He's got a chance to be, I think, a really good defender. He's a rebounder, he's getting it at the top of his jump.
Here's the first lesson from the Bulls' rebuild:When a team is already expected to be one of the worst in the league, losing three starters and an experienced backup doesn't bode well. The Bulls' starters were competitive against Toronto in Thursday's regular-season opener, but the reserves struggled badly. After falling behind by 27 points in the second quarter, the Bulls came back to make the score respectable, but lost 117-101 at the Air Canada Centre.
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