Rose was held out of Saturday’s win against Washington in Rio after experience some general soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. Noah has yet to play this preseason because of a sore groin he suffered during the first week of training camp after slipping on wet spot on the court during big-men drills.
Derrick did everything. He’s fine,” Thibodeau told reporters after practice concluded. “Jo did everything. He’s moving great, so that’s a big plus. We felt coming into this stretch, where we had some days in between, it would be good to give those guys some rest.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself. But based on how they practiced, I’m assuming they’re both going to be ready to go. “
The Bulls are 3-0 so far and Wednesday’s game will mark Rose’s first game in the United Center since April 28, 2012.
He is averaging 13 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 turnovers in the preseason.