Earlier in the NBA season, Nikola Mirotic asked the Chicago Bulls to either trade him or Bobby Portis, who punched Mirotic in the face during a fight in practice.
While Mirotic is still sidelined from fractured bones in his face, Portis has returned to the hardwood from his eight-game suspension.
Bobby Portis played a solid game in his return, scoring 21 points and collecting 13 rebounds last night: pic.twitter.com/cB4Ivqf6gb— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) November 8, 2017
Rumor: Bulls siding with Bobby Portis over Nikola Mirotic https://t.co/ntR8xqYc6j— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) November 8, 2017
There aren't many players who currently have it worse than Nikola Mirotic. Not only has he missed the beginning of the season due to a punch from a teammate, but now he lost the respect of his teammates.
This is unfortunate for Mirotic, who has been a solid role player for Chicago in his three seasons there. However, it doesn't look like he'll be there much longer with this situation continuing to get worse.