Rose Out Against Memphis

Derrick Rose tested his sprained toe in warmups, but apparently it wasn't feeling up to the task so he and the training staff decided that he would sit out today's matinee in Memphis.

That means John Lucas III gets his second start as a Bull- and while another 25/8/8 game would be awesome, hopefully it won't be on 11/28 shooting like his last start.

CJ Watson apparently is a go today, which should help out- but he is probably a little rusty after sitting out two weeks, so expect JL3 to get most of the minutes today unless he just plays horribly.

Early game today = brief game preview from me, but I'll have an extensive post-game recap plus another post I am working on.

But let's not forget why the Bulls are playing an afternoon game today- it's a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we all should be thankful for the changes he brought to society as a whole (and the United States in particular).

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    Don Ellis started covering sports professionally when he was 15. The same year (1980), as a student assistant at Seeger Memorial High School in West Lebanon, IN, he was one of the first in the world to use, study and implement analytics in basketball. He attended Daytona State College and Ball State University, and some of his past credits include InsideHoops (NBA Runaround: The NBA According to Ellis) and ESPN Florida (The Florida Sports Reporters), where he was fortunate enough to work with many rising stars, including NFL Network's Dan Hellie, Redskins coach Jay Gruden, Magic radio and TV personality Dante Marchitelli, and WSB-TV (Atlanta) Sports Director Zach Klein. In addition to running the Bullsville blog and officiating basketball, baseball and football for the KHSAA, he is also a bass player and vocalist who writes and produces music in his spare time (you may remember his internet hit "I Hate Eddy Curry"). He's a 3rd-generation Cubs fan, a Bulls fan since the days of Van Lier and Sloan, and a life-long New England Patriots fan. He's seen Primus 9 times and thinks Les Claypool walks on water. By far his greatest accomplishment is being a father of three and grandfather of one.

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