News: Rose (hamstring) is listed as a starter in Friday's game against the Celtics, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Rose was expected to play Friday, and his successful participation in pregame warmups has warranted a spot in the starting lineup. That being said, he was pulled out of Tuesday's game before the second half as a precaution, which poses problems for his viability against the Celtics.
News: Noah (knee/eye) stated that he will play Friday, ESPN's Nick Friedell reports.
Impact: Noah was considered probable before this news, so it's very likely that we will see him on the court Friday. He seems confident that he will not be hampered by either injury, so while it is a bit risky to start a player playing through injury, Noah should probably be in fantasy lineups tonight.
News: Hinrich (ribs) is considered probable for Friday's game, despite already returning from his injury stint Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Hinrich was able to play 31 minutes off the bench Tuesday but is apparently dealing with some lingering soreness that poses a small threat of keeping him sidelined against the Celtics on Friday. His status will likely be officially announced after the team concludes morning shootaround.
News: Noah (knee/eye) is considered probable for Friday's game against the Celtics, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Noah was a full participant in Thursday's practice and stated afterwards that he's not hampered by either his knee or eye injuries. With that in mind, official word for his status will likely come after the team participates in morning shootaround.
News: Rose (hamstring) is considered probable for Friday's game against the Celtics, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Rose successfully participated in Thursday's practice after being held out of the second half of Tuesday's game against the Nuggets. The point guard will have to make it through morning shootaround and pregame warmups before he officially takes the court, although early signs indicate that he'll be able to play Friday.
News: Gibson (ankle) will not play against the Celtics on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: Gibson was sent home from Chicago's current road trip and won't likely have a legitimate chance to return until the Bulls play at home against the Mavericks on Tuesday. If that ultimately comes to fruition, it means that he'll be sidelined for the Bulls' next two games, including Friday against the Celtics.
News: Rose (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday but is uncertain to return to the court Friday against the Celtics, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Coach Tom Thibodeau noted that he was happy with how Rose practiced, but given his inability to stay healthy over an extended period of time this season, the Bulls could be cautious with returning him to the lineup right away Friday. Expect the team to make a decision on his status following Friday's morning shootaround.
News: Noah (knee/eye) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Noah indicated after the session that both his knee and eye issues aren't inhibiting him much anymore, creating hope that he might be able to give it a go Friday versus the Celtics. The Bulls will likely make a final call on his fate following the team's morning shootaround Friday, but things seem to be trending in the right direction for the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.