Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis got into a fight in October that sent Mirotic to the hospital with a concussion and facial fractures.
Mirotic returned to the team on Monday but will not speak to Portis.
The situation is ugly and awkward as the Bulls hope time will heal the wounds.
Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are both back with the Chicago Bulls, but that hasn’t eased any awkwardness stemming from their early-season altercation.
Mirotic and Portis got into a fight during a practice in October. Portis punched Mirotic, sending him to a hospital with a concussion and several facial fractures. The team suspended Portis for eight games after the incident.
Mirotic returned to the team on Monday but has not spoken with Portis despite being at the Bulls facilities to work out as he gets back into game shape. He hasn’t resumed basketball activities yet.
The situation has created a sense of awkwardness around the team, as the Bulls hope Mirotic will eventually come around.
“Niko has had interaction with the other players and we’ll continue to work on getting (Portis and Mirotic) together. Hopefully, that will happen soon,” Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said (via K.C Johnson of The Chicago Tribune).
He added, “But …read more
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