“Obviously what I’m saying right now, my message is not getting across,” (Fred) Hoiberg said after an embarrassingly dismal 111-89 loss to the undermanned Magic, the Bulls’ third straight defeat.
So Hoiberg tried again Sunday, holding a team meeting before a brief practice at the Advocate Center. Jimmy Butler had declared late Saturday that “the truth hurts sometimes” and vowed to bring that element to the meeting.
“That was a big part of what (Sunday) was about, hopefully airing some things out,” Hoiberg said. “You have to have honest communication where things aren’t taken personal. I thought it was a productive day.”
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN