Wha-what?!? You mean to tell me a locker room that houses a roster that's destined for dead last isn't conducive to reconciliation? I thought it was a blessing that two teammates felt so compelled to take their frustrations out on one another before one single game had been played. After all, the fact that it happened prior to the season left an entire schedule for physical and emotional healing. Am I really reading that a broken face between two boys can't get swept under the rug when that rug is shared by all the members of a completely hopeless team that has not one solitary reason for optimism? Since when is the harmonizing power of a warm embrace and a round of cold beers not enough to make the swelling go down and have two professional athletes put their inherent differences aside?
Shocking. Just absolutely shocking that Nikola Mirotic hasn't found it in his heart to forgive Bobby Portis while he's still eating through a straw. I'm stunned that neither of them has the foresight to see that working in close proximity with someone with whom you've fist fought is the ultimate elixir for resentment. Why ask for a trade that would - by default - put you in a situation that's more likely to be of the winning variety when there is still bad blood that's probably only one unproductive workplace away from being transfused?