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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Reaction to the Bulls preseason opener

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Bulls Outsiders Podcast: Reaction to the Bulls preseason opener

On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders Podcast, Matt Peck, John Sabine, and Dave Watson react to the Bulls 122-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks to open the preseason.

1:20 - Reasons for optimism from the Bulls loss to the Bucks

5:00 - Impressions of Daniel Gafford after his debut

7:20 - Thad Young’s impact

8:40 - Viewer comment on a possible trade for a wing

10:20 - Strength of the Bulls bench

11:35 - Viewer comment on Gafford, Tyson Chandler comparison

13:30 - Viewer comment on Lauri taking the next step

18:05 - Viewer comment on starting point on opening night, thoughts on Kris Dunn

20:20 - More on Bulls point guard rotation

21:25 - Viewer comment on Thad Young possibly starting

23:00 - Reaction to Ryan Arcidiacono beating Zach LaVine in Bulls 1 on 1 tournament

26:00 - On Benny the Bulls calling out Sabine on twitter

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Cristiano Felicio suffers broken right wrist after fall in practice

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Cristiano Felicio suffers broken right wrist after fall in practice

Cristiano Felicio, who has yet to land on the active roster this season, broke his right wrist after falling in Monday's practice, according to coach Jim Boylen. The Bulls' coach said Felicio will miss four to eight weeks with the injury.

"We had the X-ray. It did not show up on the X-ray. Then we had the CT scan and it showed up on the CT scan," Boylen said. "We're going to do an MRI (Wednesday) just to let them give us a little more certainty on maybe how much separation there is in there and how much time it will be."

Felicio is in the third season of a four-year $32 million deal. He has played sparingly the past two seasons. Boylen said Felicio told him he didn't think anything of the initial pain from the fall but it started throbbing overnight.

"I'm very disappointed for him," Boylen said. "Hopefully we can get him back soon." 

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Bobby Portis won't call it a revenge game, but Wendell Carter Jr. still says 'I'm not going to have it'

Bobby Portis won't call it a revenge game, but Wendell Carter Jr. still says 'I'm not going to have it'

Bobby Portis made a strong statement against the Bulls on Oct. 28 with 28 points, including 11 in the final seven minutes of a Knicks win.

If Wendell Carter Jr. can back up his words, it won’t happen again.

“We’re not letting that happen,” Carter said on Monday. “Bobby’s going to come on and want to put on a show. I’m not going to have it. I hope he watches this. I ain’t having that.”


Turns out Portis did watch that. Portis talked to reporters Tuesday at the United Center at shootaround and wasn’t getting sucked into a war of words with his former teammate.

“I saw that video,” Portis said with a smile. “It was kind of funny at the same time. But you know that’s my guy. I was with him when he first came into the league last year. We were best of friends. Me, him and Antonio Blakeney, all of us were like a little trio that we all hung out each and every day off the court and all that. I think it’s kind of cool to see his progression this year. He’s been having a monster year, getting double-doubles every game.”

So Portis elected not to take the bait and talk back to Carter. Even Carter admitted the two are still friends after he made his declaration on Monday.

This isn’t turning into a heated personal rivalry by any stretch and Portis wouldn’t call games against the Bulls “revenge games.” That said, he knows exactly how many times he’s faced the Bulls since he was traded away.

Portis played the Bulls three times with the Wizards after being traded in February. The Bulls-Knicks game earlier this season made it four games against the Bulls. He has three double-doubles and is averaging 18.3 points and 9.5 rebounds in those games.

“I don’t look at it as a revenge game,” Portis said. “I look at it as us as a team trying to come in here and just try to steal one on the road. We need it in the worst way.”

As if Portis didn’t get a bit extra attention against his former team as it was, now eyes will be on Carter and Portis to see how they react after talking through the media.

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