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Bulls' Bobby Portis Suspended 8 Games For Punching Nikola Mirotic

19 October 2017, 12:58 | Rodolfo Quinn

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

Bobby Portis suspended 8 games for punching Bulls teammate Nikola Mirotic

While unable to play, Portis will be able to continue practicing with the team.

Both players will not travel with the team to Toronto for the regular season opener on Thursday night, which means the start at power forward will go to rookie Lauri Markkanen. Mirotic was hospitalized after the incident.

Mirotic was punched by fellow forward Bobby Portis, leaving him with a concussion and multiple fractured facial bones.

"We understand where we are as an organization", vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said.

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According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Mirotic and Portis got into a shoving altercation during practice before Portis threw a punch, connecting with Mirotic's face. He's a good kid, he's a competitive kid.

The Bulls announced Wednesday that Mirotic suffered maxillary fractures and a concussion and will likely undergo surgery. But in this instance, he made a mistake. They say they are "evaluating disciplinary action" after Tuesday's incident.

Portis will be eligible to return for the Bulls' ninth game of the season against the Raptors on November 7. A restricted free agent, he signed a two-year contract that could pay as much as $27m in September.

Mirotic, 26, averaged 10.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 70 games last season and was expected to have a starting role for the Bulls this season after inking a two-year deal worth $12.5 million with Chicago. Portis was a first-round pick in 2015, and has averaged 6.9 points and five rebounds per game.

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