A lot of things have happened since November 6th, which was the last time that Otto Porter played in a game:
-Porter got a bit fat. Now, instead of looking like Lionel Ritchie, he looks like Lionel Ritchie after a particularly successful trip to the buffet.
-The Bulls went from being playoff hopefuls to begging Adam Silver to bend some envelopes for them in the draft order selection.
-Along those same lines, the Bulls’ core of LaVine/Markkanen/Porter became LaVine/White/?????. The only thing I know for sure is that Kris Dunn was a part of neither of those cores.
-Coach Jim Boylen (AKA “The Egg”) called some unnecessary late-game timeouts in blowout losses that have called his sanity into question.
-Adam Mokoka tried to be an Otto Porter replacement and it worked for exactly one game.
-Jennifer still hasn’t returned to my life.
-The Bulls can’t even sell out their arena even though they’re the Bulls. You know, the franchise that had MJ? They’ve finally squandered that goodwill.
Now the drought is over and Otto Porter is back on the court doing Otto Porter things. It’s too late in the season to do anything about the playoffs, but it’s not too late to have Porter try to replicate the success he saw at the end of last season. Mr. Egg should be telling him to shoot ten midrange jimbos a game.