Derrick Rose didnt participate in Tuesday mornings shootaround at the Berto Center and will sit out tonights game against the Sacramento Kings.
Rose saw a back specialist on Monday and Bulls general manager Gar Forman said an MRI revealed no structural damage to the point guards back and that its a muscle issue.
According to multiple sources, the Bulls will re-sign veteran point guard Mike James, who wasnt at Tuesdays shootaround but is expected to be in uniform against the Kings.
James was first signed by the team on Jan 11 when Rose sat out with a toe injury and C.J. Watson was rehabbing from an elbow injury.
James averaged 4 points and 3.7 assists with the Bulls in three games, including a nine-point, 10 assist effort on Jan. 21 against the Charlotte Bobcats. He was released on Jan. 28.
After the Bulls got off to a 3-0 start, it looked like this would be a team that might be able to give LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers a run for their money in the Eastern Conference.
The Bulls proceeded to lose their next three, tempering those optimistic expectations. What those first six games proved is that they're an inconsistent bunch, and it's been a microcosm of their season past the halfway mark.
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Entering Thursday, the Bulls were slotted in as the No. 8 seed in the East with a 21-22 record through 43 games.
Former Bulls forward/center Horace Grant, who was named a special advisor to president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf last year, joined SportsTalk Live on Thursday to talk about the team's current state, and why Bulls fans shouldn't panic just yet.
Check out his comments in the video above.
See what else he had to say during his SportsTalk Live appearance and on In The Loop below: