Marquis Teague returned to the Chicago Bulls' bench on Monday after two strong games with Kirk Hinrich injured.
The Bulls responded by struggling on offense with just 71 points, with Hinrich posting just four points and five assists.
A segment of the fans were already calling for Teague to be reinserted into the lineup.
"He just has to stay ready," Tom Thibodeau said.
"That's why you can't get too high or too low," Teague said. "You just have to be prepared whenever your name is called."
"I didn't play very well," Hinrich said. "I just need to be aggressive and look for my shot."