The Chicago Bulls are eyeing the return of both Derrick Rose (groin) and Rip Hamilton (shoulder) this week. Both players have been
but practiced at full speed Wednesday. The Bulls went 7-4 SU, 6-5 ATS in Rose's absence. The team is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in over a year. Early reports have Rose "doubtful" for tonight vs. Boston but "probable" for Sunday's game at New York.
“I really don’t know,” Rose said when asked if he would recover fully or be at less than 100 percent for the rest of the season. “This is my first time ever having this injury. Usually people, after they have it, they don’t have it anymore, but my biggest thing is coming back too quick and reinjuring it.”
“Offensively, we haven’t been scoring the way we would like,” Thibodeau said. “It’s probably a compilation of things. We’re playing low-energy. We have to try to get some easier baskets. We’ve shot the three fairly well. That’s been a plus. Overall, we haven’t shot very well. We’re in a little bit of a lull. Hopefully, the two days off will be good for us.”