Sunday, May 22, 2022

Bulls Players React To The Portis/Parker Trade


Certainly, Otto Porter is the most important piece of yesterday’s shocking trade.

Still, the locker room lost two prominent figures in Jabari Parker and especially Bobby Portis. Parker, whose homecoming didn’t go nearly according to plan, spoke briefly with reporters before tip-off last night once the news broke.

It’s been said a million times in this city over the last few months that the Parker deal should’ve never happened, and his 39 appearances this season proved that. Tough to see a Chicago high school and community legend struggle so mightily in his hometown.

As far as Portis’ exit, that was more abrupt.

Portis was always outspoken about how he loved Chicago and the Bulls. It’s tough to see guys like that go, but at the end of the day, the team and his representation weren’t seeing eye to eye about the impending free agent’s worth.

Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen had nothing but love for their now ex-teammates.

It’s been a whirlwind for the Bulls the last 24 hours. Saturday’s home game against the Wizards will certainly be interesting.



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