After missing five consecutive games with lower back spasms, Derrick Rose returned to the lineup for the Bulls game Monday afternoon against the Hawks at the United Center
He went through practice Sunday and he didnt have any problems, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said before the game. Hes been cleared by Bulls trainer Fred Tedeschi.
Meanwhile, Roses backup, C.J. Watson, missed Mondays game after getting hit in the head by New Jerseys Deron Williams during Saturdays loss to the Nets.
I want to play but I cant because of the rules on concussions, Watson told CSNChicago.com Ill have more tests Tuesday, go through practice and then go from there.
I felt a little bit foggy, a little spaced out, he continued, when asked how he felt following Saturdays game. I was getting headaches and stuff like that, but I feel a lot better.
Added Thibodeau: He got hit in the head, so its more precautionary.
Although he had that killer mentality on the floor, Jimmy Butler knew how to provide lighthearted entertainment off of it.
During his six years with the Bulls, the three-time All-Star made us laugh on a number of occasions.
From his exchanges with CSN Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill to his postgame eye patch interview, Butler's colorful personality will be sorely missed.
Watch the video above as we compiled some of his most hilarious moments.
Jimmy Butler is paying homage to the GOAT.
The former Bulls star could never be No. 23 in Chicago because of some guy named Michael Jordan, but now Butler is free in Minnesota.
Butler posted an emotional goodbye to Bulls fans and the city on Instagram Friday afternoon and fans pointed out he also changed his IG bio to read "#23 in minnesota, forever #33 from marquette."
Butler wore No. 21 during his six years with the Bulls since the most iconic jersey number in sports is retired in Chicago.
Considering Butler is probably the Bulls' best player since MJ, it makes sense Butler would want to follow in Jordan's footsteps in terms of jersey number, too.
Butler wore No. 21 with the Bulls to honor his college teammate, Joe Fulce, who he played with at Tyler Junior College. When Fulce later committed to Marquette, he brought Butler with him in Buzz Williams' first year in Milwaukee.