Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for 8 games after altercation with Nikola Mirotić

Bobby Portis

Just hours before the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season was set to begin Tuesday night, reports began circulating of a nasty altercation between Chicago Bulls forwards Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis at practice.

After Bulls forward Bobby Portis punched his teammate and likely starting power-forward - Nikola Mirotic in the face in a mid-practice scuffle on Tuesday, the team announced on Wednesday that Portis will be suspended for eight games. Mirotic later underwent tests and was diagnosed with a concussion in addition to a broken jaw and facial fractures from the fight.

The team believes both parties are at fault in the incident, but Portis had to be suspended because he threw a punch.

"Bobby Portis is not a bad person", Paxson said.




The suspension comes on the heels of reports on Monday night that Portis got into it with Mirotic, resulting in him punching Mirotic. Mirotic is expected to undergo surgery in the near future, at which point the timeline may become more clear.

Wojnarowski reported that Bulls GM Gar Foreman was at practice and witnessed the incident. The Bulls are evaluating disciplinary action. Portis was a first-round pick in 2015, and has averaged 6.9 points and five rebounds per game.

Mirotic ended up signing a two-year deal with the Bulls on media day, and within two weeks was all but named a starter over Portis.

Portis will be eligible to return for the Bulls' ninth game of the season against the Raptors on November 7.

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