Per KC Johnson, the Bulls will be without the big three again.
DALLAS -- Although Kirk Hinrich returns from his one-game
suspension, Luol Deng, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah again will sit
Wednesday night with their respective injuries.
Also, while listening to ESPN 1000, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago mentioned that Luol Deng can barely walk on his calf and hasn't done anything since being injured. While we never know what a player is feeling, he made it sound like Deng could definitely be out for quite a bit longer.
That's obviously bad news for Bulls fans on many fronts. First, the idea that Deng could have a more serious injury brings back nightmares from last season where he was out for awhile, and then he just never came back.
As for Noah, Friedell said that he ran pain free which is obviously a good sign that he could come back in a reasonable time frame. Hopefully Noah has some more pain free workouts and is good to go soon. Of the two, I think he's more crucial to the Bulls success.
Rose will presumably be back after the Dallas game this evening I'm guessing.
As a side note, I'm sorry Mr. Friedell, it must have been painful to listen to Jurko's daily rant about how the Bulls should lose the rest of their games to chase a better draft pick while not understanding that losing out would destroy the Bulls odds of free agency and that they still likely can't get the 10th pick even if they fail to win another game this season.