John Paxson

Bulls to adhere to NBA rules about resting players, tanking

The Chicago Bulls will start playing Robin Lopez and Justin Holiday again after receiving a reminder from the league about player rest and tanking.

Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said the league communicated with the team after the All-Star break about those two players and their diminishing roles.

Holiday was back in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Lopez was sitting out his seventh straight game, though coach Fred Hoiberg said both players will start Friday at Detroit.

"Our young guys will still obviously get an opportunity to play," Hoiberg said. "We've got a rotation in mind and...

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