A sports editor for CBSChicago.com and 670TheScore.com, Cody Westerlund also covers the Bulls. Prior to coming on board in January 2014, he previously had covered college and high school sports in the Champaign, Ill., and Ames, Iowa areas. Westerlund graduated from the University of Illinois in 2010 and lives in the Lakeview neighborhood.
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Portis suffered the injury when he left a heating pad on too long before a game.
Wade holds a player option to return to the Bulls for $23.8 million in 2017-’18.
The Bulls essentially hold an option on the veteran Rondo, who’s guaranteed $3 million next season.
The Bulls fell 105-83 to the Celtics in a Game 6 in which their effort waned and flaws were again exposed.
Isaiah Canaan will once again start for the Bulls in Game 6 on Friday.
“Timeouts and technical fouls — I’ll rest during those,” Butler says.
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“Impossible to guard when you’re able to put your hand underneath the ball and take two or three steps,” Hoiberg says.
Michael Carter-Williams will remain the backup.
Rondo is expected to be out a couple weeks, which serves as another challenge for the Bulls.
Without Rondo, the Bulls had 14 assists and 18 turnovers in a Game 3 loss to the Celtics.
Boston coach Brad Stevens cited Green’s athleticism, length and shooting for making the change.
Rondo had been the leading figure in the Bulls’ two upset wins against the top-seeded Celtics to start the series.
The Bulls have left the Celtics frustrated entering Game 3 on Friday at the United Center.
“We’ve all got to be ready to shine in our lead moments,” Wade says.
Chicago lost a tiebreak drawing with Portland on Tuesday afternoon.
After an unpredictable 41-41 regular season, Chicago will face top-seeded Boston in the first round.
After a 122-75 win against the Magic, the Bulls remained tied with the Heat for the eighth seed.
Butler scored a game-high 33 points and hit the winning free throws with 2.1 seconds left against the Hawks.
Mirotic’s season-high 28 points led the Bulls to a 99-93 win against the Cavaliers.
Philadelphia recorded 70 points in the paint in a 117-107 win at Chicago.