Denzel Valentine expressed his displeasure after getting benched by Jim Boylen over a week ago.

‘‘I’m definitely not happy about it. I’m a competitor. I want to play, I want to be productive ... He didn’t really say why. He’s the coach, and he feels like he wants to do that," said Valentine.

Valentine, a restricted free agent this summer, has yet to demand a trade.

Sources indicated to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times that Valentine is not a part of the Bulls' long-term plan. 

Valentine is averaging 6 points on the season.