Now, Wade and Butler’s comments have earned them a benching for tonight’s game against the Miami Heat.
Butler and Wade won't start as discipline.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) January 27, 2017
It sounds like the duo will still play, but will not be n the starting lineup as discipline. It’s not clear who will start in their place at this time.
On the other hand, Rondo is not expected to receive any punishment beyond the fines that have already been distributed to all three players. His role with the team is not expected to change.
Whether or not it is a smart move for the Bulls to bench their two best players, it certainly does not signal a return to stability for the chaotic 2016-17 Chicago Bulls.