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Eventually, Kris Dunn will start. “Yessir, I'm not dancing around that,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. But for the second straight game, Boylen planned to bring the point guard off the bench behind Ryan Arcidiacono when the Bulls faced the Magic at Mexico City Arena for a late Thursday tipoff as part
Lost in the shuffle of the Bulls' refusal to practice on Sunday and the backlash it caused in-house the past 48 hours was the return of the team's two most energetic and vocal leaders. Kris Dunn and Bobby Portis both suffered sprained MCLs two days apart from each other – Dunn on Oct. 23 and Portis on Oct. 25 – so it wasn't all that surprising that the two returned on the same night in Monday's loss to the Sacramento Kings. Both players were expected, Jim Boylen said before the game, to play between 20 and 24 minutes in their first game back.
As Jim Boylen prepares to make his home debut as the coach of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, his expectations of what is acceptable are just starting to take shape. Boylen, who took over the struggling Bulls this week after Fred Hoiberg was fired, has already make it clear that a lack of energy or competitiveness will no longer be the status quo as had become an issue under Hoiberg. Lauri Markkanen made his season debut this week and Kris Dunn and Bobby Portis are both moving closer to returning from injuries that have kept them sidelined for much of the season.