NBA issues warning to Bulls on resting healthy players

Bulls VP John Paxson and GM Gar Forman are in the second season of their rebuild project.

Two weeks ago, Chicago Bulls executive vice president John Paxson stated the team would be suiting up players who haven’t been playing much this year in an effort to evaluate some of the younger guys on the club — aka “tanking.”

Veteran center Robin Lopez and shooting guard Justin Holiday, who started every game for the Bulls this season up until Paxson’s announcement, were replaced in the starting lineup by Cristiano Felicio and David Nwaba.

Lopez and Holiday haven’t played since Feb. 22 despite both players being healthy and the NBA has taken notice of that.

According to a report from Yahoo Sports, the league has issued a warning to the Bulls this week in regards to resting healthy players and the team now plans to play Lopez and Holiday again more extensively to close out the season.