Derrick Rose has missed just seven games in his three-plus seasons with the Bulls and hopes to avoid making it eight. He missed Wednesday's game, suffering a sprain to his left big toe Tuesday in Minnesota and according to the Chicago Tribune he will be a gametime decision vs. the Boston Celtics Friday.
The Tribune reported that Rose participated in portions of the Bulls' morning shootaround and wore a walking boot afterward. Head coach Tom Thibodeau told the Tribune that the boot was precautionary and that he is hopeful.
"He'll warm up and we'll see if he can go," he said. "If he doesn't have any discomfort from this this morning and feels like he's ready to go, he'll start."
The thing with Rose however, is that he'll play through the pain. Do you think he'll be ready to hit the court? Do you think he'll be risking further injury and should he take another day off?
Mark Schanowski and Mark Strotman break down what the Bulls need to do to get back on track on this edition of the Bulls Road Ahead, presented by Chicagoland and NW Indiana Honda dealers.
A stellar win over the Grizzlies on Sunday has all but been forgotten, as the Bulls lost to the Mavericks on Tuesday. Now back under .500 for the fourth time this season, the Bulls will have to regroup as they prepare for a back-to-back against the Hawks and Kings.
See what else they had to say in this week's Bulls Road Ahead.
In the latest edition of the Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill and Justin O'Neil assess what went wrong for the Bulls in their Tuesday-night loss to the Mavericks and wonder why the Bulls struggle against good teams but win against the league's top teams.
Also, the guys discuss whether the Bulls are over reliant on isolation plays for Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade in the fourth quarter. And, Robin Lopez says he might start taking 3-pointers. What does Kendall think about the new era of the stretch five?
Plus, Kendall shares which NBA city was the biggest road party scene, and the guys discuss the possible comeback of Ben Gordon.