The Chicago Bulls have been without Derrick Rose for the last four games and Pau Gasol for the last three. They’re expected to get both injured stars back tonight, according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.
Thibs sounds confident Rose and Gasol will play. Wants to see how they warm up. Hinrich is out.
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) November 25, 2014
The Bulls are getting Gasol and Rose back at the perfect time. Kirk Hinrich is out with a rib injury and Taj Gibson sprained his ankle in Portland on Friday. The Bulls have been shorthanded for their entire west-coast road trip, and have gone 1-2 on the trip so far.
Given the care they’ve been taking with Rose, it’s unlikely he would play unless he was feeling a lot better than he has been lately, so that’s an encouraging sign. This Bulls team is one of the most dangerous in the league when everybody is healthy, but they’ve only been fully healthy for two games.