There is still internal debate as to whether Thomas or Gibson makes sense as the starter.
"Tyrus has had a couple good days of practice," Del Negro said after
the team's morning shootaround. "He started for us last year. Let's see
how the first unit does. We're just taking it a day at a time. Once we
get back to practice with our bodies healthy, we'll try to get into a
consistent rotation that makes sense."
It's interesting to see Vinny to talk about how the first unit will do. Hopefully he's not basing the first unit performance on a day where Lindsay Hunter might start at PG or else Tyrus is really behind the eight ball to keep that slot.
Of course, what's more interesting is where the Bulls go when Hunter needs the defibrillator paddles half way through the game. They've only got two guards playing in the game. KC suggests that James Johnson will play some point forward which is enough to make me watch the game alone (and I don't see how he can't with the roster as it is).
The Bulls are down to:
G: Hunter, Salmons, Byars
Wings: Johnson, Deng
Bigs: Tyrus, Noah, Gibson, Miller
Of those nine, I'm not sure if Byars is even healthy enough to play. Probably won't make for memorable basketball, but it will force James Johnson into extended minutes, so I'm going to watch and see what he'll do.