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Wendell Carter Jr. just might be the most important Bull on the roster

It was only a 10-game sample, but the Otto Porter Jr. presence couldn’t be overlooked.

Acquired from Washington last February, Porter’s impact was immediate as the Bulls went 7-3 in his first 10 games, beating the likes of Philadelphia, Boston and Brooklyn.

The winning subsided as March went on, and then Porter was on the shelf with several nagging injuries, last playing in Sacramento on Mar. 17.

So of course the Bulls have put a plan in place to make Porter more available, as well as manage his minutes in a smarter way. The days of 55 minutes in a four-overtime win in Atlanta won’t be happening anytime soon.