Bobby Portis returned from his eight-game suspension on Tuesday but his future with the Chicago Bulls remains uncertain. Portis and Nikola Mirotic had a fight at practice that left Mirotic with a concussion and facial fracture.
“No, I haven’t talked to Niko,” Portis said before the game.
In his first public comments after the fight last month, Portis said he texted and called Mirotic but did not hear back from him. On Tuesday, Portis noted that he has not tried to reach out to Mirotic since.
“I just let bygones be bygones with that,” Portis said before the game. “I can’t control that. Only thing I can control is myself at this point. I’m not worried about who goes, who stays. Only thing I’m worried about is coming in trying to play at the highest level possible. I’m living my dream right now. This is my dream. I’ve always wanted to play in the NBA. I’m here, and that’s all I want to do at this point.”
Portis didn’t seem concerned with recent reports that Mirotic’s representatives have made it clear to the Bulls that Mirotic isn’t interested in sharing the floor with Portis again in Chicago.
“I’m just here to play basketball,” Portis said before Tuesday’s game. “I can’t control who goes. I go, he goes, I don’t control that. Only thing I can control is me coming in to work every day, working hard, being the same kid that I’ve always been. If I can continue to do that, then that’s all I can really control.”
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Source: RealGM Basketball Wiretap