MEMPHIS -- Acie Law has replaced James Johnson in the starting lineup
for the banged-up Bulls on Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.
Two team sources said Johnson came late to Monday's practice at the
Berto Center and thus forfeited an opportunity to start coming off his
20-point effort against the Heat.
"I'm disappointed in myself,
Johnson said. "I just have to take the consequences like a man and make
sure it doesn't happen again."
So this clarifies everything.
ESPN was right originally, but they didn't explain what was going on which made the coaching staff look inept. KC finds out that Johnson is out, but it's for disciplinary reasons.
I'm disappointed. I'm disappointed that Johnson is shooting himself in the foot when he should have an opportunity to play [he still probably plays big minutes].
Oh well, I'm still hoping he plays quite a bit despite his tardiness, I don't think you need to punish him too much unless his tardiness was very severe. I'm rooting for Johnson to play a bunch, because I have nothing else to look forward to in this game.
So now the Bulls are back to possibly the worst starting lineup of any team this season with Pargo, Law, Murray, Gibson, and Miller. Ouch.