Jimmy Butler missed the Chicago Bulls’ last game before the All-Star break; a 113-98 victory over the rival Cleveland Cavaliers. But it doesn’t look like he’ll be gone for much longer. From K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
Everyone but Derrick Rose participated in an intense, 90-minute practice Wednesday at the Advocate Center. Barring a Kirk Hinrich setback or an injury during Thursday’s session, the Bulls could be at full strength for just the 17th time Friday against the Pistons in Detroit.
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The Bulls said Rose experienced travel issues and didn’t make it back for the first post-All-Star-break practice, which, according to coach Tom Thibodeau, featured an attacking Jimmy Butler during the scrimmage portion. Butler missed the final pre-break game with a strained right shoulder but vowed throughout All-Star weekend, in which he participated, that he would play Friday.