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.
From the NBA Draft and a crazy Jimmy Butler trade to...Dwyane Wade's questionable fashion choices?
Just another Bulls offseason.
D-Wade and wife Gabrielle Union are vacationing in Paris and the Bulls guard was photographed with a ridiculous doggie man purse thing:
Here's another shot:
Now, take my assessments of "questionable" and "ridiculous" with a grain of salt given I know nothing about fashion (I still wear American Eagle shirts I wore in high school), but c'mon now.
The only thing more absurd than the bag is the cost: $2,600 (!!!!!!!).
$2,600? That's 10 Bulls games at the 100 level! That's a quarter of the Bulls' home slate.
Then again, Butler wore a fanny pack when arriving in Minnesota with his new team:
Here's another shot of Mr. G Buckets' fanny pack:
Also, here are a couple photos of D-Wade and Butler having a grand ole time while chillin' in Paris:
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Jimmy Butler didn't come close to following in his trainer's footsteps, but Mr. G. Buckets Unplugged still proved enlightening.
Following a wild Thursday, Butler hopped on the phone Friday afternoon from Paris to chat with Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times about the deal that sent the former face of the Bulls to rejoin Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota.
Butler wanted to be labeled as the face of the franchise, but his comments seem to reflect the old adage "be careful what you wish for."
"It doesn't mean a damn thing. I guess being called the face of an organization isn't as good as I thought. We all see where being the so-called face of the Chicago Bulls got me. So let me be just a player for the Timberwolves, man. That's all I want to do. I just want to be winning games, do what I can for my respective organization and let them realize what I'm trying to do.
"Whatever they want to call me... face... I don't even want to get into that anymore. Whose team is it? All that means nothing. You know what I've learned? Face of the team, eventually, you're going to see the back of his head as he's leaving town, so no thanks."
Butler also spoke about trying to block out all the trade rumors while on vacation in France:
"I mean, I had so many people telling me what could possibly happen, but I just got to the point where I stopped paying attention to it.
"It's crazy because it reminds you of what a business this is. You can't get mad at anybody. I'm not mad - I'm not. I just don't like the way some things were handled, but it's OK."
Butler doesn't have to be the sole face of the franchise in Minnesota on a team that has two of the top homegrown young stars in the game in Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins.