The wait for Otto Porter Jr. continues, and continues to lengthen.
Porter, who has been out since Nov. 9, now will be reassessed in four weeks after visiting Dr. Bob Anderson, a noted foot and ankle specialist, Monday in Green Bay, Wis. In a release, the Bulls said Anderson confirmed Porter’s bone injury in his left foot. In a new development, the team said the “healing response (is) consistent with a small fracture that has become more clearly defined with repeated imaging over the last five weeks.”
Porter will remain in his walking boot for now. And the Bulls’ depth at small forward, which also currently features Chandler Hutchison out with a bruised shoulder, will continue to be tested.
Kris Dunn will remain in a starting role until Hutchison returns. Denzel Valentine also has taken advantage of his opportunity created by these injuries.
However, Porter’s absence is significant.
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On this edition of the Bulls Outsiders podcast, Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine react to the Bulls 93-92 loss to Toronto.
0:45 - Reaction to losing another close game
2:00 - Kendall Gill stops by to give Matt Peck a hard time about Derrick Rose
3:30 - On Wendell Carter Jr and wanting more
4:45 - Viewer comment on Bulls shooting 46 three-point attempts
7:20 - Concern over Lauri Markkanen
8:10 - Viewer comment still believing in Lauri
9:40 - Viewer comment on Wendell Carter and Daniel Gafford
12:10 - Viewer comment on running more pick n roll w Zach and Lauri
15:35 - Viewer question on Otto Porter and Hutchison
16:30 - Viewer trade idea: Kevin Love for Markkanen
17:15 - Any comfort in coming close to beating two of the top teams in the East?
20:30 - Viewer comment on losing games
23:00 - Viewer comment on Coby should start
24:05 - Viewer comment pandering to John Sabine
24:40 - Sabine shares his weird dream that involves Jim Boylen
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: